When it comes to buying products for our children, we as parents continually do the best that we can. We all want our kids to grow up happy and healthy, so when it comes to the clothes they wear, the toys they play with, the utensils they eat off of, and more, finding a company that cares just as much as we do always makes it a little easier to sleep at night.
And when that company is known for feeding, toys, and baby care items that are not only high quality and stylish but held to the highest standards of safety, then it's easy to see why i play., Inc. is a favorite time and time again.
Founded in 1982 and based on values that prioritize protecting our earth and our children, i play., Inc. offers products that encourage healthy and safe development through play. As a company that has been at the forefront of children's health and safety issues, they are continually researching ways to make safer baby products and follow the idea that children grow and learn by playing.
So what better place to shop for newborns and toddlers alike? Because when it comes to the essentials, i play., Inc.'s Organic Cotton Knit Collection and green sprouts feeding products are perfect examples of the quality that i play. can provide.
Made with babies in mind, i play.'s Organic Cotton Knit Collection features quality, organic cotton that is free of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. The adorable cottage design (for girls, farmyard design for boys) of the Organically Grown Footie is printed with low-impact dyes and the overall feel is extremely soft and comfortable.
The contrasting edging is smooth around the neckline and the snap closure makes getting it on and off of little ones quick and easy.
Along with the cute built-in feet at the bottom, I love the stitching detailing that i play. included to give this outfit an added touch of sweetness and style.
Machine washable (an obvious must) and perfectly suited for multiple types of weather — light enough to not cause overheating in the spring and summer but with enough coverage for the fall and winter — the Organically Grown Footie retails for $33.99 and is easily one piece of apparel that will be reached for again and again.
For the slightly older crowd, the Aqua Bottle is designed for ages 2+ and features a straw top with a sliding lid to please just about any toddler.
Available in aqua, green, lavender, pink and royal blue (each with their own fun animal character embellishment) this BPA and PVC free cup fits right in with green sprouts' line of bottles... each of the parts is actually interchangeable with any of the others so that your child can progress through the levels without having to get used to a completely different cup each time.
I think it's great that i play. includes a replacement straw top in case the original gets lost (or chewed on) and that, along with being dishwasher-safe, the straw components are easily removed from the lid for cleaning.
Having used cups for my girls in the past that were small enough that they either had to constantly be refilled and/or were difficult to get inside to clean, the 10-ounce size of the Aqua Bottle has proven to be a great compromise of not too little, not too big. Plus, for small hands, the contoured shape means that it is easy to hold and manage.
Retailing for $7.99, the green sprouts Aqua Bottle is a safe and convenient choice to have on hand for at home or while out and about.
From adorable layette to sweet little rain boots to toys that will bring a smile, i play.'s high quality and affordable prices will keep you coming back for more. Available online or in retail stores across the country and worldwide, you can easily find these amazing products throughout the internet or check them out in person at your favorite nearby store.
And, thanks to i play.'s generosity, two people will get to do just that, because...
One lucky person will win their choice of color Aqua Bottle and one lucky person will win their choice of color and size Organically Grown Footie!
To enter to win: Visit i play. and leave me a comment telling me another item there that you would like to own or give as a gift. Also, you MUST indicate in your comment whether you are interested in the Aqua Bottle, Footie or both, as there will be one winner drawn for each.
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Giveaway will end on February 16th at 11:59pm CST. By entering this sweepstakes, you are agreeing to these official rules. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited by law. 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. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and must be 18 years of age or older.
A big thank you to i play. for providing an Organically Grown Footie and green sprouts Aqua Bottle for me to review as well as for each of two lucky giveaway winners. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.