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Bodifresh

Review Summary
Keeness Rating: 
5
Better for your plumbing than flushable wipes
Greenness Rating: 
5
Greener than flushable wipes
Value: 
5
A little goes a long way!
Overall Rating: 
5

bodifreshLots of us, especially those of us with little kids, rely on flushable wet wipes.   When I was potty training my son, I went and bought some flushable wet wipes from CVS, only to find out that they're not so flushable after all.   I learned that wet wipes don't break down the way that toilet paper does.   Not only does it clog toilets, they can also damage plumbing and sewage systems.    Not so good for the environment.

When I found out about Bodifresh, I was excited to find out about a safer, greener option than the not-so-flushable wet wipes.  It comes in a little recyclable pump, which is good for 120 wipes.   They come in a variety of scents.  My son much prefers BodiFresh over wet wipes...I wish I knew about these sooner because this would even work in place of baby wipes!... read more

Green Kid Crafts

Review Summary
Keeness Rating: 
5
Monthly craft boxes delivered right to you!
Greenness Rating: 
5
Sustainable craft materials
Value: 
5
$19.95 for a box of at least 3 crafts with most of the materials
Overall Rating: 
5

I'm really excited to be reviewing a craft box from Green Kid Crafts!  And, I'm even more excited to let everyone know that next week we'll be doing an awesome giveaway where one lucky reader will win a craft box!  Yay!  (Stay tuned for that!)... read more

Organic Stuffed Animal Review: Fair Indigo Joobles

Review Summary
Keeness Rating: 
5
It is super cute, super soft, and super durable
Greenness Rating: 
5
It is 100% organic and fair trade
Value: 
4
It's a bit pricey, but makes a great gift
Overall Rating: 
5

 

Organic Stuffed Animal REview

FairIndigo.com is a clothing and gift company dedicated to fair-trade and eco-conscious production. Their Joobles organic stuffed animal collection is an absolutely adorable line of critters (the giraffe is pictured; there are 8 in total).

I was surprised by the high quality craftsmanship and durability of this toy. My rambunctious 2 year old and well-meaning golden retriever can destroy most anything in a matter of minutes. But this organic stuffed toy can be tugged and tossed around and holds up much better than an average stuffed animal. The Jooble is also incredibly soft and cuddly.... read more

Earth's Best Organic Elmo Ravioli

Review Summary
Keeness Rating: 
1
Tastes disgusting
Greenness Rating: 
2
Organic, but the can contains BPA
Value: 
2
An inexpensive and organic alternative if your kid likes Chef Boyardee
Overall Rating: 
2

To put it bluntly, this stuff was absolutely vile tasting.  I usually like Earth's Best kids food.  I think their mini-waffles are really tasty, and their cheddar crackers are addictive.  But this ravioli...ugh.  I understand that it's not gourmet food, and it's really just Earth's Best's answer to Chef Boyardee, but it was unbelievably bad.

I bought it to give to my toddler, Isaac, in case I had to whip something up in a pinch.  A few nights ago, my husband and I were scrounging up some leftovers for dinner so I made this can of ravioli for the kiddo to go with some leftover vegetables.  Isaac loves cheese ravioli.   As soon as I opened the can, I knew this was a bad idea.   The smell of the sauce made me gag and when I took a bite I almost spit it out.  I thought maybe Isaac would still like it, so I gave him some.

Isaac fed himself a piece, grimaced, and pulled it out of his mouth and threw it on the floor.  Then every single piece on his high chair tray was tossed on to the floor as well.  ... read more

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