Monday, July 25, 2011

Zoë b Organic Biodegradable Beach Toys {Review & Giveaway}

Zoe b Organic logo{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, NW Homesteader!}

Every day we are presented with opportunities in which we could choose to help our planet.

Do we need to pull the car out to drive a short distance or could we just walk?

Should I throw this can away here or take it home to recycle it?

Will I support the company who is making an effort to reduce their footprint by purchasing from them?

But sometimes there are people out there that do more. There are moms that think we need to take better care of our planet for the sake of our children and, after being frustrated by the lack of eco-friendly options out there for parents, do something about it.

Which is why there are wonderful companies like Zoë b Organic that provide parents with smarter, more sustainable choices that will not only be loved but will benefit Mother Nature in the process.

Zoe b Organic productsWith an already-great line of Natursutten pacifier and teethers, high quality Kidishes, and the cutest organic Sleepy Hat, Zoë b Organic founder (and mom) Valerie Lecoeur has recently taken her collection a step further by introducing something that I consider to be a fantastic idea: Zoë b Biodegradable Beach Toys.

Buckets and shovels are constantly being left behind in the sand and washed out to sea, so it just makes sense to have them be biodegradable, doesn't it? After having seen the brightly-colored Zoë b toys in pictures, I couldn't wait to see them (and many of their other great products) in person.

Zoe b Organic reviewAs suspected, we loved them immediately! The Natursutten pacifier and teether are durable and safe and the Sleepy Hat is soft and adorable and perfect for blocking out light and stimulation for your little one to catch some rest. I was a little sad that it doesn't come in my size!

But the Biodegradable Beach Toys truly are a stand-out product. Complete with a bucket with built-in handles, a sifting lid with geometric cut-outs, two cups for sand and water play, and one shovel, this set was calling out for fun immediately upon its arrival.

There are so many things that made me happy about these green beach toys. Made in the USA from corn sugar, these BPA-free items will biodegrade in salt or fresh water, compost, or soil in 2-3 years... compared to the 500 years it takes regular plastic. Who doesn't feel good about that?

Then there's the fact that the lime green and turquoise color combination is bright and cheery and each piece is sized just right for little hands. As all of the accessories store right inside the bucket (yay!) you're able to simply grab it and go and be ready to hit the beach, sandbox, sand table, or more.

The day that these arrived we headed immediately outside to try them out and both of the girls loved scooping with the shovel to fill the bucket...

...sifting with the top to watch the sand fall through the geometric shapes...

...and more. I've been impressed time and again with the high quality and durability that the Zoë b Biodegradable Beach Toys have as well as how much thought went into making them.

The handles are built in so that they won't break off, the bucket can be used as storage for any number of other things when you're not at the beach, and how often can I say that I was able to reinforce Little Sister B's shape recognition while building a sand castle?

However, probably the best feature that these toys possess? The amount of fun that they provide for my kids!

Whether you're planning a trip to the beach or just want something entertaining for the bathtub, Zoë b toys are a great way to bring entertainment to your children (or the lucky recipient of a really unique and cool gift!) while making a positive choice for the environment. This is the ONLY biodegradable beach toy set in the world - it's a win-win!

Retailing for $19.99, Zoë b Biodegradable Beach Toys are available in stores nationwide, on the Zoë b Organic website or from the new Zoë b toys. Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person is going to be prepared to go green while playing in the sand as well, because...

One lucky person will win a set of Zoë b Biodegradable Beach Toys!

To enter to win: Visit Zoë b Organic or Zoë b Toys and tell me something you learned or liked there.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow Zoë b Organic on Twitter and/or Like them on Facebook.
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

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2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email, become a fan on Facebook or add Thanks, Mail Carrier to your blogroll.
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Giveaway will end on August 15th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to Zoë b Organic for providing the aforementioned products for me for review as well as a set of Biodegradable Beach Toys for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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ColleenMarie82 said...

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ticklemetiffy said...

After visiting their website I can only say that I am totally amazed at the complete process of making and then the biodegredation of their products! Its astonishing how easily theyre made yet there arent more products like it on the market!
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Jaydensgrandma said...

I like that they are made in USA.
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Robin said...

I love that I don't have to fee too guilty if they get left at the beach because they will be gone much sooner than regular toys!

bluebonnett said...

I learned that the Zoë b Sleepy Hat was designed with safety in mind, entry one.
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Caryn said...

I learned that their bioplastic is even FDA-approved for food contact

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Renee G said...

I learned that these are the first biodegradable beach toys.
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Following Zoe B on twitter (@rsgrandinetti)
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Entered the Rubbermaid mop giveaway
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Helen Keeler said...

I'd like to have several of the kidishes square bowl with BPA-free lid. helenkeeler@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

They've got the Fantastic Anti-Plastic Beach Tour going on. Very cool.

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Nicole said...

I love the Zoe b Sleepy Hat, and have it bookmarked now, for my niece who is arriving soon!

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I also entered the Beaducation giveaway!

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I tweeted about the giveaway here:

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Tina said...

I learned it's made in the USA!!!

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Paula Cris said...

Visiting the site I really liked the sleepy hat! So cute!!! Will follow on twitter!

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following on twitter...

Roxy said...

I ALAWAYS see buckets and sand toys left at the beach. I never thought about how that can effect the environment! These are so creative, useful, and i love the colors!

ColleenMarie82 said...

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I entered the Pampers giveaway

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Maybaby said...

Love the zoë b sleepy hat!

lilyk said...

I learned that the company is located in Salem, North Carolina.

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I follow Zoë b Organic on Twitter under the username likwan.

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I entered the Roary the Racing Car giveaway.

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