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ABE2 Sponsor Spotlight: The Soft Landing

Every once in a while, you find a company that just “gets it,” a company that shares your values and priorities on a fundamental level. For me, The Soft Landing is that company – and that’s why I’m thrilled to have them as my sponsor for A Blogtastic Extravaganza!


You shouldn’t have to be a rocket scientist to choose safer products for your family. ~The Soft Landing

If the statement above is music to your ears, we just might have a lot in common. :)

For years now, I’ve been on the hunt for simple, useful products that I can bring into my home without having to worry about the harm they might cause my family. It’s a shame, but today’s market is flooded with toys, baby items, kitchenware, etc. made from plastics that contain  BPA, PVC, phthalates, melamine, cadmium, lead and flame retardants.

So what’s a health-conscious and eco-friendly mama to do? Well, you could search high and low, research into the wee hours of the morning, and shop at 100 different stores looking for safe versions of the many things you need….


you could just do your shopping in one trusted place – The Soft Landing!

The Soft Landing was created to help busy parents navigate the sea of unlabeled mama and baby products. In short, they do all the work for you! They work with manufacturers to locate tons of products (primarily plastics, but also plush toys, mattresses, and more) that are safe, non-toxic and worry-free, and they bring them to you, all in one easy online shopping experience. You don’t have to read packages, or comb through product websites – just browse The Soft Landing’s online selection and buy what you like. It’s that easy! Read more about their commitment to your family’s health here.

And the stuff they sell is super cute! Sometimes, when you want toxin-free for your family, you have to settle for functionality over eye-appeal. Not so at The Soft Landing! You’ll find plenty of things in their online store (like bath toys, popsicle molds, storage containers, lunchboxes, sippy cups, etc.) that are cute, fun, and kid-friendly while still giving you the peace of mind you want.

For example…this Beaba Feeding Set, a Soft Landing exclusive!

I gave this set a test run, and I am just in love with it (and so is my son!) It’s a great quality set, and since it’s from The Soft Landing, I don’t even have to give a second thought to the fact that it’s plastic. I know that it doesn’t contain any of the icky stuff I don’t want.

Why we love it:

  • The bright, fun colors! (A total toddler magnet!)
  • The dish and bowl are deep and roomy, with soft, slip-resistant bases to keep them from sliding – whoops! – right off the table! (check out the close-up of the bases, below)
  • The cup, also slip-resistant, is the perfect size and shape for little hands.
  • The fork and spoon included are rounded and deep to keep food ON, and the fork isn’t so dull that it can’t pick up a bite of food (a toddlerware pet peeve of mine!)
  • The whole set is very sturdy and well-made to stand up to lots of use. And, it’s top-rack dishwasher safe!

This Beaba Tableware set has become a favorite in our house, and since my son has been using it at every meal, I love knowing that it’s perfectly safe for everyday use. As a mom, that kind of reassurance is something you just can’t put a price tag on.

What’s even better? The Soft Landing has offered my lucky ABE winner a Beaba Set of their own! (retail value $29.50)

That’s right! You can win this set during my ABE giveaway as part of my “Hungry Toddler” prize package, starting tomorrow! And, since you’re here now, you can leave me a comment below for an extra entry in the giveaway!

BONUS ENTRY: Just visit The Soft Landing, then come back and leave a comment on this post telling me another safe, non-toxic product you’d like to try from their wide selection, and you’re entered! (Just make sure to come back tomorrow and complete the mandatory entry.)

Good Luck!


Entries on this post will serve as extra entries for my A Blogtastic Extravaganza Giveaway, starting 8.17.11. Comments on this post will be added on at the end of the main post’s giveaway entries, and will be counted as the highest numbered entries. Mandatory entry must be completed or entries on this post will be deleted. Thanks for entering!


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A Blogtastic Extravaganza Baby Bundle Giveaway! Enter Now!

Welcome to A Blogtastic Extravaganza!


Go Natural Baby is a great resource for organic baby toys, clothes and bedding, and they offer free shipping and a free crib sheet when you purchase a Naturepedic mattress, my pick for the #1 green baby product!

Best of all, Go Natural Baby has offered my lucky ABE winner an organic baby prize bundle featuring 7 snuggly soft baby items, including clothing from their own Zah Organics line!All items are 100% organic cotton and fair trade.Winner will receive:

one Zah™ Organics kimono set (pink or blue)

One Adventure Blanket to match kimono set (pink or blue)

One Zah™ Organics Portofino set with matching reversible hat (in a pretty gender-neutral blue)

One Zah™ Organics Riviera reversible vest to match Portofino set

one handcrafted organic cotton doll with attached teether ring

and one Happy Lion doll!

Estimated Retail Value: Over $100!

Doesn’t this bundle of prizes just make you want to snuggle with a baby?!

To enter: just subscribe to my blog via email and leave me a comment letting me know you are a subscriber.

(I only update a few times a week, so you will not get an email every day! I’d also love it f you’d like me on Facebook using the link in my sidebar, but it’s not mandatory ;) )

That is the only mandatory entry! If you missed the early entry opportunities, don’t worry, they are still open! Just click here to find my early entry post for 3 more chances to win (and please, go thank Go Natural Baby on Facebook!) Early entries will be added on to the entries below to increase the number of total entries. Contest open to US residents only. Thanks for entering, and good luck!

Now, click the link below to enter all the other Blogtastic Extravaganza Giveaways!

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Happy Hopping!

Giveaway begins on January 18th, 2011 and ends on January 22nd at 11:59pm EST. Please be sure to leave an email address in your comment so I may contact you if you win! The winner will be chosen via random.org and notified immediately. Winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. ONLY.


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It’s going to be BLOGTASTIC! (Event preview!)

I’m excited to announce that ABCs and Garden Peas will be participating in:

A Blogtastic Extravaganza!

My Silly Monkeys


It all started with the host blog, My Silly Monkeys, and now there are 150 elite blogs on the lineup for this fun blog hop! Each giveaway will have a value of at least $50, and you don’t even have to get dressed up to join the party! Put on your favorite PJs, spike your cocoa with something to “warm you up” ;) and hop from blog to blog, entering to win!

The giveaway will start January 18th at 12:00AM EST and run until January 22nd at 11:59PM EST . All entries will be EASY and QUICK!!

So, you want to know about MY giveaway?

I’ll be announcing my sponsor very soon, but here are a few hints:

  • I will have ONE sponsor that I support based on positive experiences with my own purchases.
  • Prize package will include 7 items valued at over $100!
  • Prizes in the package will be appropriate for ages birth through 24 months.
  • All items are 100% certified organic cotton. All items are fair trade. All items are snuggly, soft, and SAFE for your baby.

So, if you have a baby, or one on the way, or if you know someone who is expecting a little bundle of poop joy, be here on the 18th! It’s going to be BLOGTASTIC!! :D


Blogmania Update: For those who are wondering about my participation in Blogmania 2011, I have put it on hold for now due to my schedule and time limitations. If I do have a prize package to offer during the Blogmania event, I’ll be sure to post an update and give you lots of notice!


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