Melissa & Doug Toys – B1G1 1/2 Off

md2I just thought I’d mention that I noticed TRU is having a buy 1, get 1 1/2 off sale on all Melissa & Doug Products.  Amazon is usually a good place to find these toys but with the B1G1 sale at TRU, you might want to check them out as well.

For those of you concerned about toy recalls and compliance with lead in toys, check out M&D’s compliance info below

Thanks for your inquiry about our products in regard to compliance with the new CPSIA regulations. In August 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) made a number of changes to consumer product safety laws in the USA. Under the new law, effective February 10, 2009 the lead limit for any children’s product is 600 parts per million (ppm) total lead content by weight for any part of the product. The lead limit will be lowered again to 300 ppm total lead content by weight effective August 2009.

We are pleased to tell you that YES, Melissa & Doug products are compliant with the new CPSIA regulations. From day one, we have had a comprehensive testing program in place for all of the products we produce and sell. Our testing programs have always been in compliance with all US consumer product safety regulations, and we will continue to stay compliant even as some of these laws evolve and change.

As a result, you can continue selling our products with confidence knowing our products comply with the new total lead standards imposed under the CPSIA that became effective February 10, 2009. Of course, we also have General Conformity Certificates readily available for products produced after November 2008 as required under the CPSIA guidelines as further assurance of our products’ compliance to CPSIA.

Baby Shower Gift Idea – gDiapers Starter Kit

gdiaper_starterLooking for the perfect gift for the tree huggin’ hippie mother to be? gDiapers are a great alternative for parents that don’t want to use traditional diapers but aren’t ready / interested in trying cloth diapers.  gDiapers are the best of both worlds…you get a cloth style outer diaper with velcro tabs and an insert that you can flush, compost or even throw away. The kits are the best way to save money as they include 2 little g pants and 10 liners. The kit retails for $26.99 but is $26.28 at Amazon currently. That breaks down to around $11 – $12 per pant if you include the liners which are around $0.35 each. “little g” pants normally sell for $16 – $19.

More Info about gDiapers:
gDiapers, which stands for green diapers, consist of a washable, cotton outer ‘little g’ pant and a plastic-free flushable diaper refill. They are made of breathable material just like sports clothing.  So, babies stay dry and happy and are far less likely to get diaper rash.
Flush, compost or toss.
Can’t flush?  It’s ok to toss our flushable diaper refills because they’re plastic-free.  Or garden compost the wet ones.  They’ll break down in 50-150 days.
flush, compost or toss

A totally new way to think about diapers.
Once you get the hang of it, the whole process will seem as normal as recycling your newspaper. In the beginning, you may have an icky encounter until you get into the groove of using gDiapers. You can also compost the wet ones or simply toss the soiled refill. It will break down in the landfill in about 90 days vs. up to 500 years for a disposable. Ah, the beauty of eco-friendly plastic-free diapers.

Learn how to flush the flushable diaper refills and how to get the perfect gDiaper fit.