Inside the Box — Animal Parade

by jason

Here’s a peek inside our Animal Parade Boxes!

We chose a selection of these items for you, based on your child’s age and stage:

Miyim Knit Teether
Keep baby calm and comfy with this sweet animal teether! The durable knit fabric massages gums, while the unique shape makes it easy for tiny fingers to grasp. Made of certified organic cotton, it’s snuggly enough to last as a toy long past teething time.

Rich Frog K’NIT Block
This cute animal knit block is a delight for developing senses. It’s machine-washable and dryer-safe, so just toss it in the stroller for entertainment on the go. The soft, huggable fabric and bright colors are sure to make this one a favorite.

Rich Frog Tub Sponge
We can’t help smiling at this bright sponge’s big, friendly face! A practical bath accessory that provides plenty of fun, it’s made of soft terrycloth, with a convenient hook for easy hanging and quick drying. And here’s a surprise: this snuggable toy even floats, for maximum bath time giggles.

Begin Again Worm
Your wiggle worm will love to get their hands on this fun toy from Begin Again. Made of sustainably-grown woods and stained with a baby-safe stain, this worm was a big hit with our testers. The innovative shape and flexibility will encourage your baby’s grasping sk ills—and big smiles, too!

Begin Again Push Along
This push-along toy is perfect for a toddler who’s getting around by herself. The sturdy wheels can take plenty of pushing without toppling over, while the simple, modern shape is easy to hold. Made of sustainably-sourced rubber and rubberwood, it’s an instant classic.

Begin Again Animal Buddy Blocks
We love simple toys that teach complicated concepts! Your toddler can stack and pair these animal blocks from ImagiPlay, while learning shapes and color matching. Each block set creates six furry friends. A great stepping stone to solving more advanced puzzles.

Green Sprouts Absorbent Bib
Add even more fun to feeding time with this animal- inspired knit bib. The soft and absorbent cotton will catch all the dribble and drool, and your baby will love playing with the floppy ears long after her last bite. Great for messy monkeys!

Green Sprouts Slicker Bib
Little piggies, meet your match. This large, colorful bib from Green Sprouts has a catch all trough for adventurous eaters! The durable velcro closure keeps it comfortably secure, while the waterproof, lightweight material and flip pocket design make it super easy to clean once feeding time is over.

Green Sprouts Long Sleeve Bib
Little piggies, meet your match. This large, colorful bib from Green Sprouts has a catch all trough for adventurous eaters! The durable velcro closure keeps it comfortably secure, while the waterproof, lightweight material and flip pocket design make it super easy to clean once feeding time is over. Unfold the pocket and it doubles as an art smock, so you can break out the finger paints with out sacrificing a clean outfit.

Innovative Kids e*z page turners : Shapes
The Shapes e-z Page Turner from innovative Kids is a fun (and functional) way to brighten up your bookshelf. The creative, easy-to-grasp trim lets your little one explore each page by herself, while the bright, bold colors and real photographs inside help her learn the basic shapes that make up her everyday world.

Innovative Kids Faces Book
Give the game of peek-a-boo an adorable upgrade with this creative Book of Masks board book from innovative K ids. The illustrated masks are designed to let you become the animal you are reading about, providing loads of interactive fun at story time.

BABYBUG September Issue
We can’t recommend BABYBUG enough! The lovely illustrations will capture your child’s attention, while the compelling songs and rhymes will engage her. BABYBUG magazines are sturdy enough to stand up to endless repeat reading.

Green Sprouts Aqua Bottle
Our community’s always looking for a great sippy cup, so we thought we’d share one of our favorites. The spill-free top is perfect for tossing in a diaper bag—or sipping in a stroller without dribbles. From Green Sprouts line of animal-inspired designs, this bright bottle is dishwasher-safe and BPA-free.

Green Sprouts Cool Calm Press
From playgrounds to play dates, our little rompers are bound to encounter some bumps and bruises. Soothe boo-boos with this adorable little animal. Unlike many ice packs, this one stays soft and flexible when frozen. (Although it’s cute enough to be a toy, the Cool Calm Press is meant for grownups to use! Always supervise your child while it’s in use.)

Petite Lemon Alphabet Print
Petite Lemon is a small company made up of creative moms and dads. We fell inlove with their designs—sweet but modern, they’re perfect for any nursery or child’s room! We’ve gotten you started with this fun, frameable alphabet print. Petite Lemon also offers personalized posters, growth charts, and even wall decals.

My Dentist’s Choice Tooth Tissues
It’s never too early to begin protecting your baby against cavities, but brushing one or two teeth may feel like…overkill. Doctors recommend wiping baby’s gums and mouth with a washcloth after every feeding, but that can be a challenge, too. Instead, use disposable Tooth Tissues to remove plaque from baby’s new teeth and gums. They’re formulated with xylitol, a natural cavity-fighter derived from plants.

Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Baby Wipes
We love that Seventh Generation’s baby wipes are chlorine-and alcohol-free. Unlike most wipes, they use plant-derived ingredients for gentle cleansing. That makes them ideal for sensitive baby bottoms! We’ve sent you a travel pack — perfect for your diaper bag or the car.

Me4Kidz Diaper Bag Buddy
Stay ready for travel emergencies with this easy-to-stow kit. It’s small enough to fit in a purse, but still packed with first-aid and diaper change essentials. As a bonus, we love that every Me4kidz purchase supports the disabled community.

CleanWell Disinfectant Spray
Great for disinfecting surfaces like sinks, toilets, and restroom changing tables (not to mention toys and high chairs), this kid-safe spray kills germs botanically, without resorting to harsh chemicals. The size is perfect to slip into a purse or diaper bag.

California Baby Skincare Set
California Baby is committed to creating toxin-free skin products that are truly healthy for kids and the planet. The super sensitive shampoo doubles as a body wash for gentle cleaning from head to toe, while the light, scent-free everyday lotion is perfect for sensitive skin. Aromatherapy diaper rash cream helps soothe chafes and rashes.

Dapple Laundry Detergent
Have you ever washed a onesie with bathroom soap? No more! One packet of this detergent will clean a sink full of dirty baby laundry — anywhere, anytime. All Dapple products are free of parabens and common baby allergens like soy and nut derivatives.

BabyGanics Toy & Table Cleaner
Making a mess is what our little darlings do at this age – it’s all part of the growing up process. So rather than sweat the splats and spills, simply use this nontoxic Toy & Table Cleaner from BabyGanics. As safe as it is effective, it has no parabens, no sulfates and no phthalates – basically none of the yucky stuff.

BabyGanics Daily Lotion
Created by two dads, BabyGanics is committed to providing healthy baby products that are affordable and easy to find. We like their Smooth Moves Daily Lotion because it’s heavy enough for lasting hydration, but light enough to absorb easily. It features natural ingredients like Shea Butter, Aloe, and Vitamin E. (We’ve heard it’s great for grown-up skin, too.)

Weleda Calendula Baby Cream
Before your baby was born, you’d probably never heard of cradle cap and infant acne. This gentle, organic cream uses chamomile flower extract to calm inflammation and soothe that blotchy, dry baby skin. Meanwhile, sweet almond oil and bees wax moisturize and protect. Perfect for blustery fall days!

Dolphin Organics Bubble Bath
Make a splash at bath time with bubble bath from Dolphin Organics. The fragrance-free, tear-free, and hypoallergenic blend is 100% natural and certified organic—a soothing treat for even the most sensitive skin. Your little dolphin will love it!

NurturMe All Natural Baby Food
NurturMe offers organic fruits and vegetables, quick-dried to retain more nutrients than canning or freezing. One recyclable pouch, mixed up with water, breast milk, or formula, makes 2.5 ounces of food. An unopened pouch lasts up to 24 months, which is great because NurturMe grows with your child: it’s ideal for “hiding” extra fruits and vegetables in soups, smoothies, and pasta sauces!

Plum Organics Teensy Fruits
You can turn around an entire cranky afternoon with a well-timed snack, so we wanted you to have these on hand! Teensy Fruits are the rare fruit snack that actually tastes like ripe fruit, made from real organic produce with no added sugar. They have a soft, toddler-friendly texture that’s easy to chew. (We’ve included two packets, but these still may not last long in your purse…adults like them, too!)

Plum Organics Stage 2 Pouch
Once your baby is ready to move beyond simple purees, these yummy combos from Plum Organics are just the ticket. Made with organic fruit and veggies, they introduce new textures and flavors to budding eaters. The handy BPA-free pouch is also the ideal shape for little hands to try holding all on their own.

HappyBaby Happy Tot Pouch
This tasty organic fruit and veggie mix is fortified with salba, a nutritious grain high in protein, fiber, and omega-3s. The ingenious combinations will gently expose your baby to new flavors and tastes. Packaged in a BPA-free pouch, it’s an ideal on-the-go treat.

HappyBaby Pouch
Happy Baby Food’s special commitment to making healthy organic food — that’s also affordable — first got our attention. Then we tried their tasty baby food, in delicious combinations that expose babies to new flavors, and we were sold! Happy Baby pouches are minimally processed, and designed for mealtimes at home or on the go.

HappyBaby Happy Melts
Happy Baby Food’s special commitment to making healthy organic food—that’s also affordable — first got our attention. Then we tried these tasty snacks, in unusual flavors like mangosteen and yumberry, and we were sold! Happy Melts are a delicious yogurt-and-fruit snack that’s perfect for kids on the go.

Weleda Pomegranate Night Serum
This antioxidant-rich, pomegranate firming serum is a treat for moms. It contains organic millet seed extract and borage seed oil, to help reduce the appearance of wrink les and nourish the skin during its nightly regenerative cycle—the perfect remedy for many a sleepless night.

Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum Sample
Juice Beauty is committed to producing healthy, organic beauty products that really work—without harmful chemicals. We’ve chosen one of their best-selling formulations for you to sample: the lightweight Antioxidant Serum, which is clinically proven to reduce free-radical skin cell damage by up to 85%.

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