So, it turns out I don't think I have the heart to write a negative review.  I'm sure that would baffle Cliff because he knows that I can be a real pro at complaining about things.  So, instead of "reviews" of cool baby items that we come across, I think I'll just post about things that I do have a heart for.

In case you missed it, we love Phil & Ted's Lobster highchair and the Aden + Anais burpy bibs.  We also love Green Toys.  We have several so I'll just tell you about a few of them today.  

My First Green Toys (TM) First Keys was one of Finley's favorite sources of entertainment when he was a wee thing.  He could chew on them and make lots of noise with them, and they were just perfect for him to use to practice mastering everything those cute, pudgy little hands could do because the keys are easy to grasp and lightweight.  These key rings are no new toy to the baby game, but the Green Toys key ring is made without BPA, Phthalates, or PVC.  They're also made of 100% recycled plastic, more specifically, recycled milk jugs.  Even the packaging is made of recycled material.  My personal favorite thing about this key ring though, is that each key has something stamped into it and one of them says "Do Not Duplicate".  Cracks me up every time I see it.  

My First Green Toys (TM) Stacker has been a big hit also.  It's a little different than your usual stacking toy, and I love that.  Again, it's made with no BPA, Phthalates or PVC and is 100% recycled milk jugs.  My favorite thing about this toy is that it doesn't have a center post, which seems so much safer to me.  Also, they stack in any order just like the old school stackers.  And of course, they come in recycled packaging.

The B. Baby Skipping Stones are another stacking toy.  They just have a slight twist on the original stacker in that each ring is a different texture and color.  They have a "pebble" on top that can be screwed on to the stacking post to keep the rings together.  The center post does seem a little dangerous to me, but it's Finley's favorite part of the whole toy, so he ends up getting to play with it anyway.  The rings can stack in any order and this set is also BPA and phthalate-free.  The tags are the cutest and also made of recycled paper and soy inks.  This set is made in China.

We also use the Green Eats (TM) Snack Bowls and Feeding Spoons.  I love the yellow color and they are, yep, you guessed it, made of 100% recycled milk jugs and BPA, phthalate, and melamine-free (which my dad will be very sorry to hear that melamine may not be safe) and come in 100% recycled packaging.  These are also dishwasher safe, and although the spoons seem a little short in the handle for me, they will be great for Finley once he's mastered feeding himself.  

I'm not 100% sure on this one.  These blocks are also made by B. Baby and are advertised as "green", but I question the paint and glossy coating.  We do love them though.  They have numbers, solid colors, patterns, and parts to make lots of fun faces.  It's  a super cute block set and Finn could knock down the towers we build for days on end.  We bought this set at Target.

And last but not least...
Finley loves his Green Toys (TM) Tractor.  It has the cutest fat little wheels, which is Finn's favorite detail.  The wagon is detachable, and of course, it's all made of 100% recycled plastic and is BPA, phthalates, and PVC-free.  I love that there are no metal parts (not even the axles) and that the orange color is made right into the plastic so there is no chipping or peeling of paint, decals, or coatings.  Another great feature for a germophobe like me: it's dishwasher safe.  And yes, it's packaging is 100% recycled and printed with soy ink.

All of the Green Toys (TM) products are made in the USA, which is my absolute favorite thing about them. 

We received the First Keys and Stacker in our monthly Citrus Lane subscription (expect a blog post about that in the future), my aunt gave us the Snack Bowls and Feeding Spoons, and Finley's Grandma and Grandpa Thornburg got him his Tractor during their cross country road trip to Washington state last summer.  So, I'm no expert on where to buy Green Toys (TM) at the best price, but I do know you can order them directly from their website if all else fails.  I did buy the B. Baby Skipping Stones at Target.  I think they were $8 - $10.  

Any of these are inexpensive items to buy for your own kiddos, or they all make great gifts!