Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Green Toys Tug Boat Review - Nontoxic Toys For Your Children and a Giveaway!

 
Have you ever wondered exactly what went into the making of the toys your child is playing with?  Especially the toys that go into the bath with them and then they drink the water?  I have wondered about that frequently, especially with my boys who love to bring their hot wheels cars and Lego's into the tub.
 
It is a well known fact that many toys are made with toxic paints, plastics, and metals.  Your child then touches them all day and sticks their hands into their mouths.  But put those toys in the bath and the exposure becomes even worse with the paints and plastics letting chemicals into the water which the child then drinks.
 
So I started to search out safe toys for my children to take into the bath.  They love to play in the tub and spend at least an hour in there.  Toys made of non-toxic materials is essential to me.  That's when I became aware of Green Toys.
 
Green Toys is a company that creates toys that are not only safe for your little ones, but made every step of the way from the raw materiel's to the packaging right here in the USA!
Here is What Sold Me on Green Toys
  • Tested by nationally recognized, independent, third-party labs (located, yes, in the USA.) They contain no traceable amounts of Phthalates or BPA. They are also designed without any external coatings, eliminating the fear of lead paint.
 
  • All Green Toys products are packaged in recycled corrugated boxes with no plastics, cellophane or twist-ties, and are 100% recyclable. All Green Toys products are 100% made in the USA. To be more specific, they are produced in California, a state known for strict toy safety and environmental laws
 
  • Green Toys Stacker pictureAll Green Toys products are 100% made in the USA. To be more specific, they are produced in California, a state known for strict toy safety and environmental laws
  • Green Eats Snack Bowls - Orange (4 pack) pictureAll their toys use recycled milk containers as the main ingredient for manufacturing
  • Cost is very reasonable and when compared to a similar product at Walmart they are pretty much the same!
I was sent the Green Toys Tugboat for the purpose of this review.  My kids all love playing with it in the tub!  Those are ages 10 to 5, both boys and girls!  My five year old son especially like to play with it and makes up all sorts of imaginative story's about what is happening to the boat, which usually entails a tidal wave or sea monster. 
 
Green Toys Tug Boat Red picture It was very well made and I liked the packaging which was very attractive.  I also liked that I didn't have to fight through the thousands of ties and tapes that most toy companies seem to think that they must put into their packaging.  Green toys doesn't do that on purpose to eleimanate waste.
 
 
There are so many other toys that Green Toys sells that I would love for my kids, from Kitchen Toys to really neat Outdoor Toys for this coming spring.  I also would want some more of their tub toys.  They have a really cool Ferry Boat that I know my little Viking Boy would adore.
 
 
I would recommend Green Toys to anyone looking for safe, affordable, and sustainably made toys for the child in their life.
 

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The Giveaway!

Green Toys Rocket
 
Greentoys has generously offered to give one lucky Thrifty Housewife reader their Green Toys Rocket!  Use the rafflecopter to enter, all entries are options, all winning entries will be verified.  Good Luck! 
http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/33ddb976/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway

 
 The Thrifty Housewife was not compensated for this post, I did receive a sample product(s) for the purposes of review. This did not influence my review or my opinions. My views are 100% my own. This post may contain affiliate links. This giveaway is not affiliated with facebook, pinterest, twitter, or any other social media website.  The winner will be chosen through the rafflecopter form which uses Random.org.  Winner will be notified by email within 48 hours of contest end.  Winner has 24 hours to respond to the  email.  Failure to respond will result in a new winner being chosen.  Open to US only.  All winning Entries are verified. 

81 comments:

  1. The Seacopter looks to be a great toy for my grandson!

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  2. You know I tweeted before I looked at the tweet -says you can win a quart of coconut oil instead of this giveaway

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  3. my son would love the orange tractor!!!

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  4. I would really like to get the Pink Dump Truck for my granddaughter. She loves to play with trucks more than anything else!

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  5. The Green Toys Train as soon as it's available. My grandson adores trains. - Harlena Dyer

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  6. My son would love the fire truck. Its been on our wish list for a while. I think the stove top is neat too.

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  7. I'd so get the helicopter - my grandson would be thrilled.

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  8. The stove top looks like a lot of fun.

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  9. I think my son would love the stacking cups.

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  10. I like the SeaCopter. It's cute!
    SheliaS

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  11. Tie between the firetruck and the seacopter. i love their products.

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  12. I like the Tugboat, very cute.

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  13. The Seacopter, both of my kids would love it.

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  14. love the pink toolbox
    my gfc says Rodney Jackson

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  15. http://www.greentoys.com/green-toys-train.html
    the train :) we love trains

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  16. I would get the build a bouquet for my daughter :)

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  17. I'd also like the Tea Party Set from Green Toys.

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  18. The train looks like what my grandson would love

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  19. My daughter would love the train. :)

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  20. we have the pink dump truck and i love the quality of it. i have always wanted the boats and submarines. they look perfect for the pool in the summer.

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  21. My grandson would love the train

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  22. I love the Seacopter!
    Carly D.
    annabee818@yahoo.com

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  23. I like the pig and turtle on wheels.

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  24. i would love the Green Toys® Tea Set

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  25. I love, love, love the Build-a-Bouquet! My daughters would flip to be able to have a flowers all year round to play with!

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  26. I would love any of the tableware. Especially the divided plates.

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  27. Helicopter or seacopter, definitely. those look fun.

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  28. I like the chef set and dump truck too!!

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  29. I would buy the Build-A-Bouquet. So fun!

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  30. I would like to have the stacking cups for baby or the tea set for my older child

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  31. i would love the cookware & dining set and jump rope for my son... and the recycling truck too!! :) thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
    beth c

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  32. Both of my children would enjoy the tool sets.

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  33. I would go for the train set as my boy loves trains

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  34. I'd get the helicopter for my kiddos.

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  35. I like the Green Toys® Train

    Thanks for the nice giveaway!

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  36. I like the Green Toys® Train

    Thanks for the nice giveaway!

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  37. My nephew would absolutely LOVE the Green Toys Train!

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  38. That orange tractor is really cute too!

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  39. My boys would love the high-flying Green Toys Helicopter.

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  40. Sherri Caudill LewisFebruary 19, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    I love the helicopter and the train set

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  41. I like the green toy train set and the sea copter.

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  42. I'd love to get the stacking sets or shape sorter.

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  43. I would love the Green Toys Ferry Boat with Mini Cars for my son!

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  44. I love the animals on wheels. The pink pig is just adorable!

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  45. I would get my son the Green Toys Fire Truck!

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  46. We have a bunch of their toys: the tugboat, a submarine, a dump truck and a recycling truck. The submarine is my son's favorite right now.

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  47. My kids would love the animals on wheels! So adorable!!

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  48. We have several, but I would love to add the ferry boat to our collection. It looks like fun!

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  49. The Build-a-Bouquet is so cute!

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  50. My son has been begging for their ferry boat!

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  51. My daughter likes to pretend cook so the pizza parlor would be a cute addition.

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  52. The pizza parlor or sandwich shop.

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  53. My 2 year old would love the train set.

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  54. i think my kis would love the tea party set

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  55. I really like the whole line of tableware, particularly the tumblers and also the tabletop set.

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  56. The Helicopter would be a fun one for my grandson. (mickey louth)

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  57. I really like the Green Toys Train

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