Thursday, June 24, 2010

Handmade Eco-Friendly Wooden Baby Rattle Review and Giveaway.

With all of the concerns now plaguing our children, including the toxins presented in children’s toys, it is comforting to find companies that are still looking out for the well being of our babies.

Earnest Efforts speaks true to their name. Earnestly trying to help and sustain the environment, while making these rattles and keeping our babies safe.










Earnest Efforts unique rattles are handmade from remnant woods of Oregon (no living trees are ever cut for their artwork)! The rattles are made with coated steel bbs, ASTM & ACMI certified non-toxic wood glue and finished with Clapham’s natural bees wax. The rattles are a safe, natural alternative to plastic. Cleans easily, simply using water and a mild soap and then refinishing with bees wax or an all-natural wood oil.













I was very excited to receive this rattle in the mail and have Noah start playing with it. Sure enough, he immediately took to the rattle and went crazy. He liked the noise and how he could bang it to the ground! I liked it, not only for its safe nature, but that it was easy for him to grasp due to its grip and lightweight design, unlike other toys. I also loved how smooth the toy was with no trace of how they sealed it, ensuring that the noisemaker within the rattle will never release.

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I was honestly overjoyed by the quality and durability of this rattle and would highly, highly recommend that every mom get one of these for their little ones – or as gifts!!!

























Now on to the giveaway! Earnest Efforts, the makers of the this adorable wooden baby rattle, have graciously offered one of their rattles to one lucky “Going Green with Noah” followers!

HOW TO ENTER:

You have many opportunities to enter! Please take the following steps to enter the contest, making sure to submit a separate comment for each entry. United States only please.

MANDATORY ENTRY (worth 1):

First, you MUST follow this blog publicly via Google Friend Connect


OPTIONAL ENTRIES:

  • Sign up for The Crazy Days e-newsletter and activate subscription.
  • Visit Earnest Efforts and tell me what other products you think are fantastic and would like to see in a future review / giveaway +1
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Tweet this: I entered @mel2266 Handmade Wooden Baby Rattle hosted at “Going Green with Noah” - http://tiny.cc/lybqz
  • Tweet everyday for additional entries!! - Up to 3 x per day
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook Share

Contest ends July 8th, 2010, 9 pm CST. Winner will be drawn via a random number generator.

Good luck and God Bless!









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93 comments:

The Alpert Fam said...

I recieve the newsletter!

The Alpert Fam said...

I follow you!

BTW the picture of Noah chewing on the rattle is amazing!! What kind of camera do you have?

lisad33611 said...

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lisad33611 said...

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I'd love to see a giveaway of the Small Cherry Hair Barrette. How beautiful and versatile!

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amy said...

Happy Friday follow! I am now following along. Hope you will stop by and do the same :-)

Tammy said...

Thanks for joining us again this week for Thursday's Friends and giveaways this week! :) Yay you!

The Random Blogette said...

Happy Friday Follow! New follower here! I love your blog!

Ashley Sisk said...

I'm visiting today from New Friend Fridays and I love the concept of your blog. This rattle is such a great idea. I don't have any children of my own, just yet...but when I do, I'll want to provide safe and eco-friendly toys for my children (besides, most kids don't care about the super trendy pricy toys). I should also mention that I love your son's name - it's on the top of my baby name list.

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C.R.A.F.T. said...

stoppig by from the social parade :) lovin' your blog!!

Victoria said...

Noah is so cute! I love that you are going green, we need to do that more

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The Alpert Fam said...

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clippingandsipping said...

I like the spirit shakers. I almost didnt even look at them, the name is a little out there for me, but I must agree, it probably is hard not to feel joyful while shaking these smooth wooden shakers:)

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terristeele said...

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and sorry! I am so tired I totally didn't realize that you already linked up! Thank you!

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