I have started feeling a bit guilty. Avery really doesn’t have many toys. I know she’s only 4 months and doesn’t need a whole lot, but I still feel like I’m some how neglecting her by not spoiling her silly with tons of plastic toys that will eventually end up sitting in a landfill ten millions years from now.
In reality I don’t like plastic toys. I just don’t. It’s not just a “green” thing. Or a “cheap” thing. It’s an “ugly” thing. A lot of baby toys are just. plain. ugly. I like a lot of the vintage looking “Classic” toys, and wooden toys, but most are for babes a bit older than Avery, and cost a pretty penny.
I was fortunate enough to meet a rep for Green Toys while at BlogHer, and she sent us a Twist Teether for Avery to try out and review! Since Avery isn’t all that articulate (Yet!) I figured I would write up my impressions of the toy!
First of all, let me tell you how awesome Green Toys is as a company. I had first learned of green Toys from the owner of Bellani Maternity, a mom-owned store right here in Warwick, Rhode Island. I purchased a little pink and purple tool box for Avery (because daddy needs a little helper!) and was really interested in the company. They are based in California and their products are all made right here in the USA! Not only are they 100% American made, but they the only toys on the market made from 100% recycled post-consumer recycled materials (MILK JUGS!), and are the only toys on the market packaged exclusively in 100% recyclable cardboard!
And they aren’t ugly!! The Twist Teether is actually super cute!
And the best part? Avery LOVES it!
The fact that it is not just a toy, but a true teether is also great. Avery’s gums have been bothering her quite a bit lately, but we haven’t been able to find a teether that worked for her. Many are too big to fit in her tiny mouth, or the bite surface is too thick. But the Twist Teether has 6 different teething “charms” that each have a different texture, so your baby is sure to find one that he or she likes! Avery likes the star the best. Or she just chews on the green “handles”
The Twist Teether is BPA, PVC, and phthalate free. It has no external coatings, meets FDA food contact standards AND it’s dishwasher safe! I also love that if Avery throws it out of her stroller, I can hear it hit the floor and we don’t have to back-track through JC Penny searching for it (like we did tonight when one of her 5 mini monkey rattles silently vanished….)
I don’t have anything bad to say about this product, though It would be cool if it came in different color schemes (I’d buy one in every color) Some parents my find the clickity clack of the charms annoying, but I kind of like it. It is far less obnoxious than many other toys on the market.
Twist Teether is safe for ages 0 and up! And retails for the pretty fabulous, and affordable price of $10.99
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**I was given the Twist Teether for this review. All opinions are my own. Actually, Avery was the one compensated here. Really, I got nothing, except of course a wee bit of my sanity back as this keeps her occupied while I enjoy a nice cup of Starbucks at the mall.**
Friends: You can probably expect these as Christmas gifts for your little ones!