From “recycle” to “ocean”, Woodsy Words gives an added literacy twist to pick up sticks. Furthermore, each stick is made from bamboo and printed with vegetable ink.
Even for children who are struggling to read or are younger, they can practice spelling each word, and likewise older children can be challenged to spell the word of the other players without looking at their stick. It’s a pick up sticks environmental spelling bee!
Would I buy this product? Yes. I think pick up sticks is a fun game. I remember it fondly from my childhood. I would even play it alone. The added literacy twist is a bonus, as well as the earth-friendly materials. I also think it is an affordable green toy at $12.99.
I have never been a fan of scented markers, pens, pencils, or stickers. Sure they appealed to me when I was a child, but now that I am more conscious, I wonder what makes them keep smelling and smelling, and smelling.
Each pen is made from “100% recycled newspapers & biodegradable plastic”. That part I commend, but these pens are over packaged! Even though the outer package and each pen package is made from biodegradable plastic, it’s a lot of packaging for ten pens!
Would I buy this product? No. I don’t trust scented products; they certainly can’t be natural and last for two years. I don’t like all of the packaging, and $27.00 is a lot of money for ten pens!
<a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TLV9QG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=ecochildsplay-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003TLV9QG”>Little Looster, Booster for the Loo</a> is a plastic stool that fits around the toilet. It makes it easy for a toddler to get onto the big potty, as well as keeps their legs from dangling.
The Little Looster is a big piece of plastic! Granted it is plastic made in Oregon, not China, but still. As far as I can tell from the product and website, it is not made from recycled plastic. The above claim of saving the environment with less diapers in landfills to me is a stretch. No product can guarantee when your child will be potty-trained, and cloth diapers actually help speed up the process because kids can feel when they are wet or soiled.
Would I buy this product? No. In general, I avoid plastic, and as mentioned above, a wooden stool is more practical and versatile for the same cost. Even I use our wooden stool.
Nothing is worse than a child up all night coughing, and it seems when the seasons change, new colds and flus come around our household. Maty’s Quiet Relief Cough Syrups are made in the USA and full of quality food-based products to make your child feel better. Like most of the products we review, Maty’s was started by a mom, a mom I feel connected too, as we both have children born with congenital heart defects.
We tried out two of Maty’s cough syrups:
Maty’s Quiet Relief Kids Cough Syrup Caramel Banana Taste “This doctor recommended syrup has a great caramel, banana taste your child will look forward to taking.”
Since these products contain honey, they are not recommended for children under one.
Would I buy these products? Yes. I feel we are kindred moms because of our special heart babies. Furthermore, Maty’s supports Vitamin Angels .
The Goodbyn Bynto Lunchbox is another dishwasher safe, BPA/phthalate-free, recyclable plastic bento box. It is made in the USA.
Disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples, unless noted differently in the review. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.