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What Do All The Marks and Symbols On Toy Packages Mean?

By |December 15, 2011 |Chemicals in Products, Toys & Activities|

By SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson Do you know what labels to look for when you purchase a toy for Christmas? This article will help you! Toy safety [...]

These Eco-Friendly Arts And Craft Projects Inspire Creativity And Imagination

By |July 8, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Gift Lists, Toys & Activities|

Arts and crafts is a gift to give to our children.  Sparking and encouraging that creativity in them is priceless.   Today we bring you a guide on some of the projects we have been loving creating with our children.  These arts and crafts are eco-friendly, green, a safe alternative to others readily available in big box stores (PVC-free, petrochemical free, recycled and reusable materials, water based and toxin-free), and down right FUN!  So get moving and start creating! […]

Safe Alternative Spring Essentials Top Picks

By |April 16, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Gift Lists, Toys & Activities|

Eco-friendly, green, nature inspired toys, gifts, books, clothing and more for baby, child and kid are what we are happily highlighting for you all today!  Many of these products are totally natural, and of course all of them are PVC-free, BPA-free, lead free and earth loving. Spring time!  A time when nature all around us is encouraging us to reconnect with her.  A time of sprouting, growing, of uplifting energy and light!  Isn’t that a perfect reflection of our little ones?  So, why not celebrate the gift of Spring with some of these fabulously fun gift ideas for kids. […]

Why Are These Natural Building Blocks For Kids So Special?

By |March 9, 2010 |3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews, Toys & Activities|

Put your noisy colorful toys away and bring out this creative unpretentious toy.  This natural wooden block set is a childhood classic and it keeps many kids engaged in creative [...]

My Favorite Safe and Natural Teething Toy

By |January 14, 2010 |0-1 yr, Baby Accessories, Product Reviews, Toys & Activities|

My son is little over 4 months old and he’s sucking and chewing anything he can get his hands on. I bought him a bunch of wooden rings, cloth toys and safe plastic teethers, but all he wants is his Sophie the Giraffe. He usually drops toys a few seconds after he chews on them but not Sophie, it is the only toy that stays in his hands for more than 5 minutes! Mommy also appreciates Sophie’s help to keep  little guy happy in the car, crib and even in the bath tub! Below are my top 10 reason, why Sophie the Giraffe is so fabulous and simply irresistible! […]

Safbaby’s First “Ethical & Environmentally Conscious Retailer” Green Award goes to KidBean.com

By |January 11, 2010 |MACT Award Winners|

We live in a time where it seems that kindness to planet earth and safe surroundings for our children take second priority to money in the pocket for most retailers/manufacturers.  [...]

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12 Things Your Child Should Avoid

By |January 4, 2010 |Cell Phones & WiFi, Chemicals in Products, Developmental Disorders, Toxins & Additives, Well-being|

It can be overwhelming when you begin to learn about all the toxins that surround your child on a daily basis.   We truly believe that making a few small [...]

The Ultimate ‘Safe Alternative’ Gift Guide for Kids 0-6

By |November 25, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Gift Lists, Toys & Activities|

We are so happy to bring this Gift Guide for kids to you this year.  We have hand selected only the finest products made from conscious companies with the highest standards in toy safety.  All of these products are eco-friendly, non-toxic, green, or a safe alternative to other similar products readily available at big box stores. We were looking for toys and games that enliven our children’s imaginations, that bring about a feeling of magical play, AND that are healthy!  Santa would be proud to deliver ANY of these gifts and all gifts fit in Santa’s budget too. All gifts are under $100, and we even have a great coupon code from Maukilo too!  Enjoy! […]

Safe Gift Ideas From Our Approved Vendors With Coupon Codes

By |November 25, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Coupon Codes, Gift Lists, Toys & Activities|

We greatly admire all of the companies that you see highlighted on our Approved Vendor page through out the year.  Below are some great gift ideas from these respectable web-retailers [...]

Introducing SAFbaby.com’s Newest Seal Of Approval- Our Green Seal

By |August 24, 2009 |Announcements, MACT Award Winners|

We are so proud to announce our newest Seal Of Approval, our original GREEN AWARD!   This seal awards products with unsurpassed standards when it comes to being non-toxic and kind to the planet. Now we have 2 seal of approvals available for parents to look for.  When you see these seals, you can trust you have found a great product. We’ve awarded products in the past with our Seal of Approval “Mom Approved Baby/Child Tested” on Safbaby.com. This original Seal Of Approval has been on our site for 2 years!  This is an “Excellence Seal” showing that a particular product has met our criteria as being a safe alternative product. Since we’ve began this journey, SAFbaby has reviewed the submissions of plenty of products.  Some have passed our criteria, some have not.  And now parents have a huge database, here on www.SAFbaby.com, to find safe, non-toxic products recommended by conscious moms, and tested by our children. That is why we have taken our MOM APPROVED-CHILD TESTED ‘Seal Of Approval’ to the next level!   […]

Non-toxic Sand Toys by Green Toys are Eco-Friendly and Fun

By |April 14, 2009 |1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Product Reviews, Sun & Outdoors, Toys & Activities|

Our very popular and informative post titled “How Dangerous Is PVC in Toys? We’ve Got The Answers From THE Expert” clearly lays out the dangers of PVC in our children’s toys. One of the types of toys out there that is not easy to find as PVC-free has been sand toys.  And since Spring has sprung and Summer time is right around the corner, beach days and countless hours of fun are waiting to be had playing in the sand! I was immediately impressed by the quality of Green Toys™ Sand Play Set made from 100% recycled milk jugs.  They are sturdy, with a plastic much thicker than my girl’s other sand toys.  These toys are truly made to last! Green Toys Sand Play set comes with a bucket, a sand castle mold, a shovel and a rake.  All of which are PBA-Free, phthalates free, and free of lead paints too! […]

Happy Mais Eco-friendly Toy Stimulates Creativity For Hours

By |February 12, 2009 |3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Product Reviews, Toys & Activities|

My daughter’s loves arts and crafts, so I thought Happy Mais would be something she would enjoy.  Little did I know she would be obsessed with it! When we got our first box, she played all morning long (and could have gone longer if I hadn’t put the box away.) I’ve never seen her have such a long attention span with anything, not even playdough or finger painting! She can become easily frustrated (like any other 3 year old)  if she can’t do something by herself. With Happy Mais, she is able to be totally creative without needing to ask for help. Happy Mais Building Blocks are made from 100% GM-free cornstarch, (“Mais” means “corn” in Italian/French) and dyed with non toxic food colorings. No glue is needed, the starch contained in this happy corn works as a natural glue.  Just wet and stick together! Happy Mais is totally biodegradable and compostable, all of which makes this a truly safe and eco-friendly toy. […]

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Lead-Free, PVC-Free and Fire Retardant-Free Toy Manufacturers

By |January 5, 2009 |Chemicals in Products, Toys & Activities|

By SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson The new American Society for Testing and Materials standard F963 (ASTM F963) requires children's toys to be phthalate-free and contain none to [...]

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Find Out Why the New Product Safety Law (CPSIA) Will NOT Protect Your Child

By |December 23, 2008 |Chemicals in Products, Petitions, Toys & Activities, Videos|

By SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson There is a big debate happening right now regarding the CPSIA's new laws and regulations regarding toys that will be able [...]

And Our “Toy Manufacturer of the Year Award” Goes To…..

By |December 16, 2008 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Give Away, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews, Toys & Activities, Videos|

Honestly, the quality of Plan Toys® is the best we have seen this year!  We are so impressed with this companies work and standards that we had to put a [...]

Bring Magic Into Your Child’s Room With Sarah’s Silks™ Canopies

By |November 26, 2008 |5+ yrs, Product Reviews, Toys & Activities|

When I took our Sarah’s Silks Canopies out of the box I was surprisingly impressed! I knew I was going to like this beautiful silk dream space, but I really didn’t think I would be this blown away. The feel of the fabrics, and the detail in the little silk seahorse and starfish put a smile on my face too. The quality of this silk gauze is absolutely luxurious. Dreamy, whimsical, and absolutely silky! […]

Safe and Non-toxic Christmas Stocking Stuffers

By |November 23, 2008 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Gift Lists, Holidays, Toys & Activities|

We just adore these personalized Felt stockings from The Land of Nod.  A stocking just doesn’t have that “all-warm-and-cozy” feel if it can belong to just anyone! Here at SafBaby we are having a ball finding the SAFEST and CUTEST presents to stuff these great stockings with.  And, of course, all of our recommendations are Non-toxic, PVC-free, BPA-free, Lead-free and  unique! […]

SafBaby’s Holiday Gift List for 2008: Healthy Toys Kids Love!

By |November 22, 2008 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Gift Lists, Toys & Activities|

We have literally been up to our ears in toy safety this season. We have reviewed so many toys with our toddlers testing them along side of us. We have [...]

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Helping to Make Safe Toy Shopping Easier This Christmas

By |November 17, 2008 |Chemicals in Products, Holidays, Toys & Activities|

By SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson "I'm writing about the challenge of finding safe toys for Christmas. Have you found it's any easier to find safe toys, [...]

In Search of PVC-Free Baby Dolls

By |October 16, 2008 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Product Reviews, Toys & Activities|

At SafBaby we have been searching for baby dolls free of PVC for the last few months (in the US and Europe), and we have been unsuccessful in finding one. [...]