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Mamanista’s Earth Day Guide

The original mama is Mother Earth. On April 22, 2009, take some time to think about how you can be good to your mama. Our planet is the greatest legacy we leave our children and our grandchildren. Many responsible toy retailers are now highlighting products made from eco-friendly materials. Consider buying locally when possible–saving the fuel required for shipping is even better than buying organic, another smart move. And while you are showing your respect for the planet, don’t forget its people: when you purchase items from around the world, look for fair trade products. Eco-Friendly Toys and Other Products for Children Plan Toys: Plan Toys creates classic push and pull toys, musical toys, dollhouses, and more, from renewable hardwoods and non-toxic natural paints and dyes. Even better, … Read entire article »

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Custom Made for Kids and ImagiPLAY Winners

The First Adventures of Incredible You The Winner of The First Adventures of Incredible You from Custom Made for Kids (click HERE to read our review) is ashleyalexis who said: I put your button on the sidebar of my blog! I love how this book isn’t just personalized with my son’s name, but also family and friends and local places. That is so unique! I know he will love it! Coupon Code: To buy a copy, visit Custom Made for Kids and get 15% off with coupon code “mama15” (expires 12/15/07). Remember that orders take 2-3 weeks unless you choose priority shipping at extra cost for delivery in approximately 10 days. ImagiPLAY Puzzles The winner of the ImagiPLAY Wooden Puzzles contest is Deb – Mom of 3 Girls, who said: Oh I love all of these! But … Read entire article »

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All the Children are Happy on this Planet

Most stores have categories of toys that include Dolls, Games and Puzzles, and Musical Instruments. Planet Happy Toys has those, too, but how about Organic, Fairly Traded, and Recycled? Or maybe you are especially concerned that the vinyl is Phthalate-Free? Baby Diva got her new Dancing Alligator Pull Toy by Plan Toys, and it is her new favorite. I’m glad to know, thanks to Planet Happy’s Toy Badges of Honor, that it is made from natural woods, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Developmental Toys, Featured Store, Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (Pre-School)

Dolls, Plush Animals, and Other Cuddly Friends

When I was little I did not really play with dolls, but I had dozens of “stuffies,” plush animals that I brought into bed with me every night. Every little child should have a constant companion, a friend that is so much more than the sum of its stitches and fabric parts. We know that everyone has different taste, so please also check our Toys to Trust Guide for more tips and suggestions and browse the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Dolls, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School)

Toys to Trust Picks and Recommendations

Here are some of our recommendations for Toys to Trust. We will continue to post new guides and add them to this list, because safety is a year ’round concern! Retailers of Safe, Non-Toxic, Lead-Free Toys and Gifts Craft with Confidence: Non-Toxic Supplies for Kids Dolls, Plush Animals, and Other Cuddly Friends Tips for Choosing Safe Toys We’d love if you would link to our guides to Favorite Safe, Non-Toxic, Lead-Free Toys and Toy Alternatives. If you have … Read entire article »

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Puzzles that Fit Perfectly From ImagiPLAY

ImagiPLAY makes beautiful toys that inspire the imagination, encourage discovery, and promote positive values. Children are born with an amazing capacity to learn through imaginative play. Open-ended toys provide a springboard for young minds. Every one of ImagiPLAY’s toys makes me want to be a kid all over again. One of the biggest joys of being a parent is the opportunity to experience the world through the eyes of my child–and I anticipate hours of enjoyment … Read entire article »

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Win a Natural Pod $100 Gift Certificate

As we search for products for their families that are wholesome and natural, we also realize that we can reduce waste and simplify our lives. Just a few, heirloom quality toys can replace the clutter. Natural Pod offers parents toys and other products for daily living that stimulate the mind, while keeping your family safe. The eco-friendly selections are organic, durable, and simply beautiful, promoting both imaginative play and an appreciation for quality and beauty. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health, Musical Toys, Safety, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School)

Holiday Greetings with Style: A Tiny Prints Giveaway

Tiny Prints has elegantly chic Holiday Cards, Holiday Party Invitations, and Holiday Party Favors. Whether you are looking for Christmas Cards, Winter Birth Announcements, or Seasonal Stationery, you are sure to find something stylish at Tiny Prints. Their selections range from the adorably sweet to the playfully hip to the sophisticatedly romantic. Join Tiny Prints in Supporting Children’s Charities!Beautiful inside and out, Tiny Prints wants to share the Holiday spirit with children’s charities, you can help Tiny Prints give $50,000 to charity with just a click! It is free for you and it is up to us to help them meet their goal! Buy Tiny Prints Stationery!You can SAVE 5% on your entire holiday & baby stationery order using discount coupon code WINTER07! Win a Gift Certificate to Tiny Prints!Tiny … Read entire article »

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Birthday Contest Winners!

Our final “Say Goodbye to the 20s” Birthday Contest Winners are: Win a Rocketfish Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse – kailani, who said, “All linked up! What I like best is no wires!” Buy the Rocketfish Wireless Multimedia Bluetooth Keyboard and Laser MouseRocketfish Wireless Multimedia Bluetooth Keyboard and Laser Mouse Win a Hip and Chic Rockin’ Baby Sling – Katie, who said, “My favorite is the Cradle of Love!!” Buy the Rockin’ Baby Sling with Discount Coupon Code: If you didn’t win a sling, you can purchase your sling direct from Rockin’ Baby and, after you receive your order confirmation, reply to Rockin’ Baby and let them know you heard about them on Mamanista for 10% off! We have plenty more giveaways at Mamanista, including a Red Silk Pouch Sling from Bronwen Handcrafted, a $50 … Read entire article »

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Win "Let’s Play Mail" from Craftsbury Kids

Craftsbury Kids is one of Mamanista’s favorite toy stores. All the toys at this mom-owned store were handcrafted by independent artisans and/or manufactured by small cottage industries. These are toys meant to inspire imaginative play and to offer an alternative to the generic, mass-produced plastic toys that are so prevalent today. Since all of their toys are safe and non-toxic, they earned a spot in Mamanista’s Toys to Trust Guide. We love their gorgeous children’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Contests, Developmental Toys, Safety, Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School)