Thursday, July 12, 2012

Our Favorite Wood Toys and Giveaway Reminder

Thank you all SO much for your comments about my breastfeeding post.  It's no surprise that my readers are smart, thoughtful, kind, and supportive.
I want to remind you that you can enter the giveaway any time before midnight Friday, July 13th and to to emphasize that you don't have to be a mom to enter, and your comment doesn't even have to be about the post.  You can just say "Granola is great!" or "I love boobs!" and you're in.  
So enter, ok?
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I will write about food again soon, promise.  But today I'm going to tell you about our two favorite wood toys that are both made in the U.S.  We try to avoid plastic for a variety of reasons, though we don't eschew it completely, so new toys made of solid wood are always welcome around here. 
I ran into this sweet teether at a bookstore downtown and snatched it.  It's solid maple, totally unfinished, and made in Vermont by Schoolhouse Naturals.
It is super soft, easy to grab, and fits perfectly in little mouths.  They have a whole section of natural wood toys.  Hold on to your wallet. We'll have to get her something like this block set sometime...

 I also recently ordered a beautiful set of embossed alphabet blocks from Uncle Goose.
 Made in Michigan with local wood and non-toxic inks.
 The embossing is gorgeous.
 Each block shows letters, numbers, mathematic symbols, and animals. E is very much a fan of animal noises these days (who isn't?), so I spend a lot of time handing her blocks and snorting, roaring, screeching, or cheeping.
We have had tons of fun playing with both of these wood toys and will give them as gifts to future little ones.  I feel good knowing they're made from sustainably produced wood and within the United States.
Please take a moment to enter the giveaway before midnight Friday.  Winner will be announced Saturday whenever I find a free moment, and food to come soon.

1 comment:

karrey said...

Ugh, those blocks are gorgeous! I picked up a vintage set at a garage sale (to Kevin's chagrin, saying the baby won't need them for a while), and can't wait to use them.

I wonder if K could make some teethers like those. Something tells me he's got the tools for them. Hmmm.

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