Tuesday, May 10, 2011

5 non-toxic products on my summer wishlist

Kinderville Little Bites Ice Pop Molds (Set of 4)
I sawthis set last year and wanted them, but Nate was too young to hold his own pops and thought they would be better for the following year. I have Kinderville bowls and absolutely love them. These BPA-free non leaching silicone molds allow you to make your own ice pops, which is great if you want more natural, organic and/or less sugary treats than you can get in the store. I'm excited to get creative. I'm thinking avocado with sweet potato chunks. What, no? Well maybe we'll try some blueberries in lemonade instead.

It drives me crazy that we still use old plastic ice cube trays. Especially in the summer when I'm an iced coffee addict. I've had my eye on these for awhile, but it just seems a little insane to buy $30 ice cube trays - especially when you need two or three of them.

                                             LifeFactory Sippy Cups

Lifefactory 9-Ounce Glass Beverage Bottle, OceanI've been wanting new sippy cups for Nate. The less plastic the better. Even though the ones we have are "safer" non-BPA plastic, I'm hearing more and more that the chemicals that are used as replacements for BPA may not be actually be any safer. My friend Jennie from A baby and two schnoodles just informed me that LifeFactory makes sippy cups. The bottles are glass with a non-toxic silicone sleeve - not that Nate throws his cups a million times a day or anything - and very pleasing to the eye (at least my eye). You can buy the sippy tops separately here.

Kidkraft Outdoor PlayhouseOutdoor Playhouse

Now that it's finally getting warmer, I am dying to get Nate an outdoor play area that will hold his attention for awhile. He absolutely loves little houses - especially opening and shutting the door. I'd prefer a nice wooden one like this one from Kidkraft.


Schylling Little Farmer Garden Tote with ToolsGarden tools

Nate loves to dig in the dirt and sand. Everytime we see "diggers" at the store he is desperate to get his hands on them. But they're usually made from cheap plastic, leaching who knows what onto little hands. I'd love a wooden set for Nate. This Schylling Little Farmer Garden Tote with Tools is adorable, but has a small parts warning. Maybe we'll just have to settle for some wooden spoons and spatulas this year.

What are you itching to buy this summer? 
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