I don't know about you, but I LOVE stuffies for my kids. I particularly LOVE handmade ones. I remember when I was a little girl my great grandma making me Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy dolls. (Can't find those any more huh?) Nothing beats a handmade toy they can love and snuggle with!!
That was my appeal to Zubels!
About Zubels; *Copied from their facebook info*
Zubels are each hand knit with 100% super soft cotton using eco-friendly dyes. Each one is also hand stuffed to make them huggable and loveable. Their subtle textures, vibrant colors and hand embroidered details spark imaginary play. Every doll has a distinct personality just like every child!
So not only are they adorable little stuffies, but they are eco-friendly and baby-safe!
I was sent one of the Zubel's organics, Pom Pom Pam for my daughter. It came with a rattle inside, which my son loves (he's under 6 months).
Zubels has a cute selection of other "zu animals" and friends you can find on their website at http://www.zubels.us/
My opinion of the Zubels:
As soon as I got it, my daughter wanted it. She watched me open the package with this intuition that it was for her and immediately claimed the "baby" carrying it around all day. Check one for kid appealing.
I gave it a "once-over" for quality. Nothing un-stitching, all parts seem in the right place. Very well hand crafted. (Did I mention I LOVE handmade things?) It had a rattle inside so I had to make sure there was no escape for that since I have a little guy who would love to put anything small in his mouth! The hair was even adorably stitched into curls!
It's too girly for "his" toy but I let my baby play with it and he loved to shake it with the rattle inside and chew on it. Which I felt safe allowing him "eat" since it was organic cotton and non toxic dyes.
I love all their animals and would love to get more for my kids! The only down side is they are a bit more expensive then your average children's stuffies. Just remind yourself they are handmade and eco-friendly though and it's a fair price!
BUY IT: You can buy your own Zubels and accessories ranging in prices from $5 to $35. Head to their website to find a store near you that sells Zubels.
WIN IT: Zubels has offered one of my fans your very own Zubel! It is of their choosing, so you will have to list whether it is for a boy or girl. US only. Use the form below to enter. Giveaway will end 3/30/11
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*I was not paid for this review. It is my honest opinion. Sponsors are liable for all prizes sent and received.*