Going "Green" and using natural, non-toxic safe products is difficult, especially with all the green washing in the media these days. If you don't have the time to research your product choices my number one suggestion is to find a shop that you can trust that will carry only these products! One of my favorite eco-friendly shops is, of course, EcoMom!! (Eco-friendly Baby Products - EcoMom)
For this review, EcoMom sent us a Green Toys Dump Truck! I was very happy for I know how much SAP just LOVES trucks! Every time we're in a car or outside and a truck drives bye, she waves and says hi over and over, then bye bye until she can't see the truck anymore! Don't know about this girl, no baby dolls for her, just good old trucks!
But Green Toys doesn't make just any old truck! All their trucks, and all their products are made out of recycled plastic from old milk cartons!!! Isn't it awesome what they can make useful out of garbage?! I love it! And because they use only milk cartons (#2 plastic), they know that their plastic toys are BPA, Phthalate, and lead free....safe to use with food and even in your dishwasher! Who doesn't love a toy that can be cleaned in a dishwasher?! :)
Green Toys are awesome in more ways than what their products are made of, but WHERE and HOW they're made! All Green Toys products are made right here in the USA! And because they are made out of recycled plastics, not only are you saving plastic from being put in a landfill, but you are also reducing greenhouse gas emissions, minimizing your carbon footprint, and saving energy! All just by making the choice to make your next plastic toy a Green Toy! And of course, you can get all the Green Toys products at EcoMom!!
As I said before, SAP loves trucks, and the Green Toys Dump Truck was no exception! I loved it too since I drive a dump truck for my job, so I feel like she can then associate playing with mommy more and understand what I do at work!
I took the truck out of the shipping box she laid claim to it and it has not been allowed to be put away in her toy box at all! She fills it up, dumps it, fills it up, dumps it, pushes it around with her little cloth diaper butt in the air going "vroooom vooom voom", it is amazing how much time she spends with this one toy! Keeps her attention for hours...perfect for when we're making dinner!
I was worried at first since I had told everyone I would not let a plastic toy into my house again, but learning about Green Toys when I visited EcoMom changed my opinion and I gave them a chance and very happy I did so! Good quality, sturdy and with how much use we will get out of it, more than worth the money! Their standards make me feel comfortable letting my daughter play with plastic again and I know if EcoMom carries them they are a trustworthy brand!
What SAPsMaMa LOVES about the Green Toys Dump Truck From EcoMom:
- 100% Recycled (#2) Plastic
- BPA, phthalates, and lead free!!
- Made in USA
- Washable (even in dishwasher!)
- Safe to eat off of
- Packaged in recycled cardboard!
- Durable, sturdy plastic
- Bright colors
- I would like to see a mention of PVC free on the Green Toys products as PVC plastics are very toxic and this would make me more comfortable using the Green Toys products.
- Larger, and smaller trucks! More varieties! We can get them in wood but I am liking the Green Toys plastic, much more friendly with sand and water!
- Maybe some other characters etc. to go with some of their toys? Like plastic people or objects to dump for the dump truck, plastic cans or boxes for the Green Toys Recycling Truck, etc.? Just think it'll be fun!
The first time I ordered from EcoMom wow! So much stuff I wanted! I got everything from Plum Organics baby food and snacks to a To-Go Ware Stainless Steal Sidekick for our lunches! THEN I had to come back less than 2 months later to get MORE Plum Organics snacks for SAP and some art supplies like the Clementine Natural Crayons they carry! I figured out not only am I getting my daughter natural, healthy food, snacks, art supplies, toys and more, but I am getting them CHEAPER!! EcoMom offers FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50! Or if you want some amazing savings on EVERY order you make check out this wonderful program for dedicated eco-friendly individuals like you and I! They call it their EcoPass!!
If you're ready to save on every purchase, EcoPass is your ticket.
- Free Shipping on every order. You no longer have to worry about the size of your order, from one item to 100 items, it's always free shipping.
- 15% savings on every product we sell. You love our products, you buy them anyway, save money on the products you already know you want.
- Advance looks at new products.You get to help us decide which products we sell. Your voice will be heard and represented.
- Exclusive offers and promotions. On the Daily Deal and select new products, you get the opportunity to buy them before any one else, plus you get to suggest which products you think should be promoted with the reward of even greater savings.
With Halloween right around the corner, EcoMom is your one-stop shopping site for eco-friendly costumes that will look amazing your your child, as well as some treats that you feel better about your prince and princess eating! I myself am in love with their Silk Fairy Dresses and the Luna Organics face make up! They also have crowns, capes, dragon costumes and lots lots more! Check out everything at Eeeek-O-Mom Halloween!!
Already have your Halloween supplies? Well, you can still have some Halloween fun at EcoMom (and save money)! Ending October 17th is EcoMom's fun and easy Trick-Or-Treating Contest! It's super easy and fun, a wonderful way to see all that EcoMom has to offer, while getting something back in return!
How To Play: (instructions also on EcoMom website HERE)
It's easy! We've hidden bats throughout our online store. Just hunt around until you find products marked with a bat and write down the full name of the product. When you've found all 12 hidden bats send us an email at email@example.com listing the names of all twelve of the marked products. Include your full name and your email address as well.
That's it! But hurry, you only have until OCTOBER 17th to get your email in. After that, we'll randomly draw three names from all of the correct entries and award each one a $25 gift certificate to EcoMom.
As an added Halloween treat, every entry will win a discount code to use at EcoMom! (Only one entry per person.)
Something new at EcoMom is their Date Night products! A way to look amazing and do it eco-friendly? Great! Something for both him and her, and right now, 15% off! So surprise your significant other with amazing eco-friendly date night products! **Sorry Babysitter not included! :)
What SAPsMaMa LOVES about EcoMom:
- Carries eco-friendly, non-toxic products from companies I trust!
- Always has something new!
- Is my one stop eco-friendly shop for holidays (especially Halloween!)
- Great selection
- EcoPass option is wonderful for those who order often!
- Customer Service has been wonderful!
- I'd love to see more products in the following areas: cloth diapering, potty training, toddler food (meals, not snackies, not mashed food), and some more in home decor!
- That's about it! There's new stuff all the time so I have confidence I won't be short of things to buy from EcoMom at all, and I can't wait to see what they come up with next!
Try out EcoMom right now! Great prices, great stuff, and even better with the 15% off coupon EcoMom was generous enough to offer SAPsMaMa fans! Use discount code SBBL633 before October 31st to get 15% off your order!
EcoMom has given my followers the chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate to their store!
Imagine: eco-friendly and non-toxic Halloween costumes and gear, date night items, or just some great organic snacks for your little one!
- You must be a SAPsMaMa Google Friend Connect follower PUBLICLY to enter this giveaway!
- You must leave your email in each comment/entry! You may leave your email in the " email at host dot com " format if you would like to deter spam bots, but your email MUST be included for your entry to count!
- Mandatory entry must be completed before any other entries!
- Leave a separate comment for each entry in order for all entries to be counted (i.e. if something is worth 2 entries, please leave two comments, and please label #1 and #2, etc.)
- If you need clarification on how to complete one of the entries, feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to help!
- I will check each comment entry! So please be fair and only enter for entries you qualify for!
You must follow SAPsMaMa PUBLICLY via Google Friend Connect!
Head on over to EcoMom and tell me what product you are most interested in in one of these featured areas: Date Night with EcoMom or Eeek-o-Mom Halloween
This mandatory entry is worth 2 Entries, and you must do BOTH these things!
- Subscribe to SAPsMaMa through Email!! (2 Entries) NEW!!
- Like EcoMom on Facebook (1 Entry)
- Follow @EcomomCEO on Twitter! (1 Entry)
- Join the EcoMom Newsletter! (1 Entry)
- Subscribe via RSS to the EcoMom Tip of the Day! (1 Entry)
- Sign up for the EcoPass! Email proof to mphin278 at yahoo dot com (6 Entries)
- Make a purchase from EcoMom! Email order number to mphin278 at yahoo dot com (10 Entries)
- Participate in Trick Or Treat at EcoMom! c.c me in to the email you send EcoMom when entering! ENDS 10/17 ! (3 Entries)
- Tell me what you'd purchase with your $15 GC! (1 Entry)
- Head over to EcoMom and tell me:
1. What is one of the top 10 ways EcoMom suggests to make easy, affordable, eco-friendly choices? (On home page) (1 Entry)
2. What is today's Daily Deal? (Only available Monday - Friday after 10:30am, so check at those days/times for this extra entry!) (1 Entry)
3. What Green Gift would you most likely give the next time you need to give a gift?? (1 Entry)
- Tweet about the giveaway! You may tweet once per day, 1 entry each day! You may use this tweet if you would like:
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- Like SAPsMaMa on Facebook! Please leave your Facebook name or at least your first initial and last name for me to verify. (2 Entries!)
- Comment on SAPsMaMa's Facebook wall that you are entering this giveaway and how much you love EcoMom! :) (1 Entry)
- Follow @SAPsMaMa on Twitter! Please leave your twitter handle! (1 Entry)
- Subscribe to SAPsMaMa via RSS Feedburner! (1 Entry)
- Enter any of my other CURRENT giveaways! (1 Entry Each!)
- Read my Ecomom Green Toys Dump Truck review in this post above and answer the following questions, 1 extra entry per question answered! All answers should be pretty obvious, these are not trick questions! :) Make sure to put a separate comment for each entry!
1. What kind of plastic does Green Toys use to make their plastic toys from? What did it used to be? (1 Entry)
2. How do I feel that the Green Toys Dump Truck helps SAP associate with Mommy and understand certain things regarding Mommy? (1 Entry)
- If you guessed this review correctly on SAPsMaMa's Facebook Fan Page (Kendra!), you get 3 extra entries! Be sure to like SAPsMaMa on facebook and have a chance at each giveaway at extra entries! (3 Entries)
- If you participated in my little guessing game for this review/giveaway you get 1 extra entry! Only 3 other participants this time, we do this for every giveaway so follow SAPsMaMa on Facebook and get some extra entries for yourself! (1 Entry)
- If your blog is Carbon Neutral, you get an extra entry! Please leave your link to your blog! You can learn how to do this on my blog post My Blog is Carbon Neutral, Is YOURS?! (1 Entry)
- If you made a donation of any amount to the Cloth Diaper Foundation you get 10 extra entries! Learn details on how to do this on my recent post The Ying and Yang of Life and Help The Cloth Diaper Foundation Please! It's a great cause! (10 Entries)
- If you helped out The Dirties on Diapering and got extra entries there (anywhere from 1-40 extra entries!) post those entries as well! You can find out how to get these extra entries at my blog post HERE! Requirements for these extra entries must be done before this ends on Oct 23, 4:59pm EDT to qualify, but you may still use these extra entries in giveaways for a month, or until the end of the year if the project is funded! This is an amazing chance at extra entries! :) ** This project did not meet it's goal and so had to re-start. No one was charged for their pledges! You MUST pledge again to qualify for these extra entries, follow my link! If this does not meet it's goal, as before, no one will be charged, but let's hope it does! :) **
- If you liked Diaper Duckling on Facebook and told me you did so for 2 extra comments, claim those now! These extra entries are not available anymore.
- Any other extra entries please put in also, I will check and approve them, so be sure I know what you're referring to in your entry! :)
The product(s) provided for the review (1 Green Toys Dump Truck) was sent to me free of charge from the company or the PR agency. The opinions expressed are 100% my own. Text in Italics is from the company's website or otherwise sited from party it was received from.
Giveaway is open to USA and Canada Only! Giveaway will end Nov. 7th @ 11:59 PM (CST). Winner will be chosen using random.org. Winner will have 48 hours to respond after I contact via email. If winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck and thank you for supporting SAPsMaMa!
Thank you to EcoMom for sponsoring this review and giveaway! I love eco-friendly stores with great standards and I very much enjoyed spreading the word to my followers on what you can offer them!