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Hey, I was just catching up on Leaper's journey and noticed that Lorelei was playing with colored blocks. They look very similar to the ones that Julian had, which were recently added to the recall list.
I'm not sure they are the same ones, but thought I'd let you know. Mine were Baby Einstein blocks.
Ok I looked at that website. I have no clue when ours were bought. A friend gave them to us. She wont be playing with that blue block anymore.
I'm with you Sarah, this is absolutely ridiculous. I buy her everything Baby Einstein, because it was a reputable company. Now we find out that they are putting lead in their toys??!!! Why arent they doing safety checks in the factories to make sure their toys are safe to give babies BEFORE they are put on the market????!!!
ETA: We called the number and they told us where to look on the block to see if we had the ones that were being recalled. And we dont. But it still doesnt sit well with me that all of these toys are being recalled.
I just heard about the recall on these particular blocks last week. I was really upset too. Not only were they Julian's favorite toy (of course), but he had been shoving them in my mouth every time he got the chance!.
I'm glad yours weren't on the list. It is ridiculous! I'm just doing what I did when the Pet food fiasco happened...I'm only giving him toys that were handmade or household items. Luckily, we're at the age where i can show him a blank piece of paper and he still cracks up.
I would love that. There are tons of "Green Baby" -type shops in this city, but they cater to the people who live in the $1 mil. downtown condos, kwim?[/b]
Oh I know it, some of that stuff gets PRICEY! Plus, it doesn't help that the whole 'green' thing is the new trend of the year; which makes the stuff 3 times more expensive. I swear, stuff I was buying last summer ('05? '06?) is now twice what it was!
I'm actually in the works of buying a few bolts of organic fabrics, undyed, and starting my own little thing. I know a lot more people would buy the stuff if it was affordable. A yard of organic fabric is running for about $12 (and UP!), and can make at least 6 or 7 baby toys. That's under $2 per toy that people are charging upwards of $18 for! So hopefully, within the next 6 months, I'll have a little website.
Anywho, I'll dig those links out in a second and post em up!
Anamalz - Made of organic maple and non-toxic, all natural products. Most go for $5.95 a piece, or $6.95 a piece. Or you can get a 5 piece set for $30.
And on the same site, another link for the organic toy line: Organic Stuffies and Wood
Prices range from $6 to $20. Wooden rattles and teethers between $8 and $9, wooden rattle blocks for $6, and Under the Nile stuffed veggies for $6.
Here are my favorite wooden puzzles: Puzzle Me Up
A bit pricier at $12 to $40 a set. But the $40 set is an animal alphabet puzzle that is totally cool I like to play with it
Those are just a few. I've got tons more, but the prices get a bit steeper. The thing to remember though is these are things, especially the wooden toys and playsilks, that will last for YEARS. My 3 year old in still playing with toys I bought her in her first 6 months, she refuses to give them up.