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Organic and Natural are Buzzwords in This Bunch


Natural, eco-friendly dolls and teethers are the subjects of the following baby product videos, which also feature "Anew" design for post-maternal wraps and a soft play camera that's snappy in style and sound.

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MSRP: $14.99
Age Range: 1 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Dolls



Offering peace of mind for the parent and health for the environment, Seedlings dolls are made without harsh chemicals and use natural fibers for all of their surfaces and clothing. Even the boxes are made of recycled material. The family consists of Ivy, Baby Blossoms, Willow and others. Baby Blossoms received a 2009 TDmonthly Top Toy Award.
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MSRP: $15.95
Age Range: All Ages
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Bath
Infant & Toddler
Gifts



These organic terry cloth bath mitts come with a matching baby mitt so kids can join in the bathtub fun. Designed to offer bath time fun for kids and adults, the mitts are made with 100-percent organic cotton and non-toxic low impact dyes, and produced under Fair Trade. Launch date: January 1, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24553      (added 7/15/2009)
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MSRP: $15.99
Age Range: 0 to 2
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys
Wooden Toys



RiNGLEY is a natural teething toy made with a combination of Canadian Maple wood and 100-percent organic terrycloth. RiNGLEY is created to provide babies and toddlers with two safe and efficient textures that enable children to satisfy their teething needs. It was designed with a child’s development in mind. RiNGLEY is handmade in Toronto, Canada. Launch date: 2008.
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Handmade in Toronto, Canada, RiNGLEY is a natural teething toy constructed with Canadian Maple wood and 100-percent organic terrycloth. RiNGLEY is designed to provide babies and toddlers with two safe and efficient textures that enable children to satisfy their teething needs.
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MSRP: $15.00
Age Range: 0 to 3
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books
Infant & Toddler
Licensed Products



A delightful first book for the nursery or a sweet addition to baby’s expanding library, this soft book tells the classic tale of "Guess How Much I Love You." It has a 7” colorful spine for teething tender gums, plus a hanging teether heart. Awaiting discovery inside is a kissing sound and an “I Love You” message. Launch date: April 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24565      (added 7/15/2009)
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Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Animal Figures



This hippo is handcrafted out of hardwood and features non-toxic, watercolor paints and a clear watercolor sealant.
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Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: 3150
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Wooden Toys



German company Holztiger uses native maple and beech woods and water-based paints and sealants in the construction of its wooden toys, such as this giraffe that is one in a collection of many wildlife animal figurines.
— Holztiger wooden animals were recognized as top sellers by Candace Gooch, owner of At Once All Agog in Limerick, Maine, in spring 2009.
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A unique patent-pending abdominal wrap design that allows a post-maternal woman to regain her healthy waistline naturally and comfortably with a single wrap. The Cinch comes in two sizes, 26-34” or 33-42”. An internal measuring tape helps to track progress baby weight loss. Front inner pocket feature allows for a warm/cold pack insert. Side zipper allows for ease of wear. Elastic bands in the front and back help with extra support. Compact and light. Designed to be comfortable enough to be worn for hours at one time.

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MSRP: $15.99
Age Range: 1 and up
Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Toys
Infant & Toddler
Pretend Play



Baby's first camera encourages "digital" exploration. Press the button on the top of TAGGIES Smile! Camera and hear a shutter noise, while if you spin the mirrored lens, you'll hear a "click." There is room for a photo in the back, and it comes with a locking link. "TAGGIES' vibrant colors, materials and ribbons make this TAGGIES Smile! Camera a visually and tactilely stimulating toy for baby. Given the importance of pretend play in baby's life, the TAGGIES Smile! Camera is a great first toy for all of the future photo-lovers," Nicole Tiedemann, PR account executive for International Playthings, told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 15, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22656      (added 2/27/2009)
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MSRP: $29.95
Age Range: All Ages
Launch Date: July 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Eco-Friendly
Teddy Bear
Animal Figures



Organic Sleepy Bear wears a baby bear on its belly in a baby carrier. The adult bear, baby bear and baby carrier are made out of 100-percent organic cotton. There are no loose parts considered a choking hazard. Sleepy bear is cream-colored and the baby bear carrier comes in khaki. "The new organic teddy bear is made from the softest organic cotton produced in accordance with the requirements of the Organic Exchange 100 Standard and contains no pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, chemical fertilizers or any other chemicals. It is perfect for baby’s first friend or children of all ages," Ria Romano, PR manager for NAP, Inc., told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24663      (added 7/19/2009)
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Age Range: All Ages
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys



This 4"-diameter ball features not only the colorful, clutchable design of the original Oball, but is also outfitted with beads that add a rattling dimension to the product when shaken.
— These spherical rattles have been consistent best sellers for over a year at Pufferbellies in Staunton, Va., as reported by Co-owner Susan Blanton in September 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22697      (added 3/4/2009)
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MSRP: $19.95
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Gifts



11”inch Blue Pacipalz w/Gerber Pacifier.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24611      (added 7/16/2009)
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MSRP: $16.95
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Gifts



11” Pink or Blue Pacipalz Teether
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24613      (added 7/16/2009)
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MSRP: $19.95
Age Range: 3 to 6
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys
Category: Books
Educational
Puppets



"Thumbuddy To Love" is an illustrated story book that comes with a thumb puppet to help children stop thumb sucking. Fireman Fred (for boys) matches the character in the book. A calendar at the end of the book allows kids to mark off the days they do not suck their thumb. "Thumbuddy To Love is a positive teaching tool for kids to help them break the thumb-sucking habit," Andrea, president of Thumbuddy To Love, told TDmonthly. Launch date: 2009. This product received a 2009 Mom's Choice Award.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24453      (added 7/7/2009)
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MSRP: $34.99
Age Range: 3 to 5
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Preschool
Developmental Toys
Gifts



This behavorial modification device is designed to teach children acceptable sleep patterns by displaying a sun face for day and a moon face for night. It can be preset to any times, depending upon the schedule that parents set for their children. The sun caricature brightens the room in the morning, letting kids know it is time to get out of bed; the moon signifies that it is "time to rest." The programmable light measures 6" in diameter.
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Age Range: 3 to 6
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush
Interactive
Preschool



This soft, plush puppy in bright pastels features embroidered eyes and comes with a secret code that opens up a virtual playground for young children. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24936      (added 8/17/2009)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 2 and up
SKU or Item #: 8507
Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Eco-Friendly
Wooden Toys



This environmental friendly wooden Memory Game is made of wood from FSC monitored source, painted with water based paints, packaged in a box made of recycled materials and printed with soy bean ink. Parents and gift givers will be proud to have made an environmental friendly purchase. This colorful and attractive Memory Game is not only fun for the kids to play with but also help develop motor skills and memory. Perfect for parent and child play / bonding. Tested to meet European and U.S. safety standards.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22991      (added 3/25/2009)
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