Friday, March 4, 2011

*Celebrate Baby* Eko Bear Eco-Friendly Toys Review & Giveaway [Ends 3/17]

  

Who doesn't love toys? Well actually my kid didn't really pay any attention to them until recently. Now that he's nearing the 2 year old mark (although it seems like he's already in the terrible twos), he's finally starting to spend some time with his toy box. Our toy collection is pretty small, but I don't particularly think that kids need hundreds of toys. We've got some blocks, cars and lots of stuffed animals (most of which are were mine). I choose eco-friendly toys when available to prevent my son from pthalates (which disrupt hormones) and lead (which is poisonous). I don't know how your stores are, but almost no place around me sells any green toys. Thus Internet is always a great option for shopping!

Eko Bear toys is a mom-owned Canadian company which specializes in eco-friendly toys. From biodegradable toys, toys made from recycled materials, toys made with sustainability in mind and just as importantly made with colors that are safe for our little ones as well as our planet. They are always adding new products and currently have 14 brands featured in their online store. You can find anything from stacking toys to dollhouses, teething toys, puzzles and many more. This store is any kid's (and mine) paradise.

 

The choices are unlimited and I had to think about what I wanted to review. I've noticed that when we are browsing through the toy sections, the little guy always goes for some kind of a pull along toy. I found that Eko Bear store has toys categorized by age, brands and categories. I clicked on the Push & Pull Toys and chose what I thought would be the most appropriate toy for my son's age. I got the EverEarth Pull Along Dog for 18 months+ which looked incredibly cute. I learned that it's made with wood from renewable forests as well as recycled rubber wood. Colored with water based, non toxic and kid safe paints and packaging is made with recycled corrugate and printed with soy ink.


My little guy of course couldn't wait for me to open the toy box. The dog is actually really cute and wiggles its body and tail when you pull it. It's made with a very sturdy wooden material. I only have one problem with this toy - the string is really short. You can only pull it while sitting on the floor. I've been meaning to attach a longer string to it, but still haven't found anything appropriate at home. The little guy plays with the dog like if it were a car, making the driving noises. Happy baby means a happy mommy!

The Pull Along Dog retails for $11.95. Shipping to Canada starts at only $7 and to US at $18. Eko Bear also has a special offers section with discounted toys.



Giveaway Prize:
One lucky winner will receive any one toy of their choice up to $30 value (shipping covered by the sponsor)

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Rules:
This giveaway is open to residents of USA & CANADA and will end on March 17, 2010 at 11:59PM PST. The winner will be determined randomly via random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond back or another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation to write this post. I received a free product mentioned above in order to provide my honest opinion. I am in no way responsible for shipping of the prize.

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kellyr78 said...

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I would get 2 dino banks, one for each of my boys :)
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Jessica said...

i like the Green Toys Tea Set
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pamalot said...

I would probably get the plan toys creative blocks for my kindergarten students.

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gibberish said...

The Dino Adventure Rig would be a hit at my house.
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MommyKat said...

I'd get the Cate & Levi dog hand puppet!

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missbobloblaw said...

I'd get the Green Toys Tool Set

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Sarah said...

I would like the EverEarth Nativity set

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I love the Piggy Paint Gift Set Girls Rule!
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Jenette said...

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Sara said...

I would love the Green Toys Stacker.
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Saving A Bundle said...

I like the Green Start Numbers in Nature (Book and Game)

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missavene said...

These would be just perfect! http://www.ekobear.ca/playsets/category/plantoys-assorted-fruits-and-vegetables?catalog=category&position=7
I can see lots of play time in these for sure, I love wooden toys, and my children love to pretend, it's a win/win! missavene at gmail dot com

Nicole C. said...

I would choose the Art Dolls Kit.

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wigget said...

i love the Dino Bank

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Lo said...

I love the hand puppets

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Meegs said...

I love the organic farm set and the push along duck. Great stuff.

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alissa4illustration said...

I really like:
Sprig Toys
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Stacy's Lame Blog said...

I would get Blocks
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sunnymum said...

I'd love to win the PlanToys Doll Family for my little girl.
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Anissa said...

I'd love to get the EverEarth Nativity set.

Melissa French said...

I would pick the Green Toys Dish Set. Ella loves to pretend she is cooking.

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AIMEE said...

I'd pick out a Green Toys Dump Truck.
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sandyandcosmo said...

I would choose the organic farm set.

Judy said...

I would pick the green toys recycling truck.
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Nad said...

I would get the Nativity set

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Sharee Cloud said...

Sprig Toys loader! Love Sprig :)

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swank|mama said...

Would love Plan Toy's train and road set!

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Snowflake07 said...

I would pick the Dolphin Explorer Boat by Sprig Toys.
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JeansandTs said...

The girls like the "Pizza Parlour" to add to their Kitchen toys. shern.cynthia@yahoo.com

Meredith said...

I love the green toys tug boat.

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Anonymous said...

love miYim Plush Rattle/Teether - Duck Yellow

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sunnymum said...

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RBM said...

I would choose the Plan Toys assorted fruits and Vegetables & Dino Bank.
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I'm an email subscriber -#1
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I'm an email subscriber -#2
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bitt said...

I like these toys:
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Anonymous said...

I like that greentoys dump truck
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Heidi said...

I would choose the green toys dish set. love green toys.

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