Safe Toys Feature: Tiny Love

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby on. Posted in BABY, Best for Baby, New Mom Experience, PRODUCTS

If you missed the Toy Safety post, go back to read it here.

I have a soft spot for Tiny Love. It’s the first company that I discovered that is conscious of toxic chemicals in children’s products. It’s the first company that I started obsessing over when I saw all their products. It’s also one of the first companies that was added to my baby registry.

For the first few months we used ( and destroyed) our favorite Princess Gym that was a gift from American grandma. It was probably THE most used accessory in the house. By the time Lexi “grew out of it” developmentally, we had nothing but the mat left. All the toys had been carried around and taken with us so much that the gym no longer served as that. Then it was time to buy a bigger mat for Lexi to play on before she started crawling.

SUPER MAT

 

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I was SO happy to find Super Mat by Tiny Love. From that point on, it was also the most gushed about baby item in our household, on the blog and on IG. I have had A TON of people ask me about this mat, more than ANY OTHER product. I’ve had many people email me after purchasing thanking me for introducing them to it, because they LOVED it so much. This was truly a huge hit. I can easily say that Supermat is the best mat out there. I am not sure what makes so “gushable”, but I am not the only one who was impressed.

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First of all it’s huge. Perfect for a baby that doesn’t crawl well yet. It’s well padded and soft. It crinkles, it’s bright, it has different features on it, like a teether on a string, a crinkly elephant ear, a squeaker hidden inside, a curly tail to pull on. It’s machine washable. And it’s affordable. There is nothing I’d add or change in it.

My only concern was fire retardants. When it comes to cloth items, you can almost rely on some manufacturers to spray them with fire retardants. Ugh!

Then after minimal amount of research, I found out that Tiny Love does not use fire retardants on their cloth. I emailed their customer sesrvice to verify and here was their reply:

“Our products meet all of the current regulations set forth by the CPSC, US and EU governments. Our products are free of BPA, PVC and Phalates. We also adhere to the new lead limit of 90ppm. Because our business is children we’ve made sure that our testing standards are higher than even the new California laws require, which are the strictest in the world.{…} We have passed both the American Standard Safety Test (ASTM-963) as well as the European test (EN-71) and have had no recalls on any of our items. {…} We also have no flame retardants in our items.”

Meets EU regulations, no recalls, no PVC, Pthalates, BPA, flame retardants – SCORE! Nothing like those kind of statements to make you love a manufacturer and become a customer for life.

I also got to try out the following products that Tiny Love offers:

NATURE PALS ACTIVITY GYM

Superior to the one we had before, this gym has one major improvement. Smart motion system allows you to position the toys in any way you’d like at any distance from your baby, as well as move the arches around easily.. I remember struggling getting those arches overhead perfect for Lexi and this solves everything. Genius! They have different colors now with the smart motion system so you aren’t stuck with this model.

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It has all the same type of toys: a colorful rattle, two cloth friends, a mirror, a musical motion activated caterpillar and teethers. All the toys are detachable and were often played with outside the gym. Even the rings that attached the toys to the gym were always in Lexi’s mouth wherever she went. Since we got the gym later on when technically Alexis should have moved on from the gym onto other things, I kept thinking that I needed to put it away. Yet every time I’d think that, she’d crawl over to the gym and play with the toys, lift it overhead, shake it, throw it. Even at 8 months it was still “a toy”, thanks to the new positioning system that allowed me to move the toys out of the way to have her sit comfortably facing them. Now of course, we did put the gym away but left out the rattles, teethers and the mirror which she still play with. So 12 months of use in a baby’s world is a big deal.

 

NATURE PALS CRIB MOBILE

 

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The Nature Pals crib mobile is also “revolutionary” in my opinion. We had only a limited time to play with it, because soon after receiving it Lexi was too old to have one and then later we’ve given up on having her sleep in a crib and now exclusively bedshare, but I have full intentions on using it as a primary mobile with the next baby if we decide to have one. It plays 9 different tunes in 3 categories, including classical music, it features 30 minutes of non-repetitive music and rather than have a somewhat bright light or no light at all, the “nature pals’ ” bellies light up with soft lights continuously as they move around overhead. So for visually active babies who might be stimulated too much this mobile is the perfect balance between calming and attention grabbing.

 

SUNNY STROLL ARCH

 

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Another great invention. Bored babies in a car seat sometimes need something to entertain them, whether you’re going for a walk or waiting in the car. This arch can be attached to any sort of seat as well, like PNP or RNP or any other seat. It’s a simple arch with attractive toys on it that have some interactive features. I hate to admit that there is a particular toy there that I was playing with more often than I should have as an adult. {oops!}. It can be positioned in any way, moved around, lowered and anchored to any surface where the little arms can grab onto something. Just be sure not to use it in a car seat when the car is in motion for safety reasons.

 

FOLLOW ME FIONA

 

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What a fun toy for pre-crawlers! We used it when Lexi was close to crawling but not there yet. The cute little doggie (comes in boy colors, too) is motion activated, so when your baby touches it, it starts barking and “rolls” away a feet or two. When the baby scoots down to get to it and touches it again, it rolls further. So much fun! However, it didn’t work for Lexi as well as I thought it would, because she just grabbed the dogs tail and shook it or put it in her mouth, but I can see it being an awesome toy for some other babies. So I thought I’d mention it, too.


Also check out their new 3 in 1 Rocker Napper as an alternative to the nappers currently on the market. {I wish I had known about it back when Lexi was little and had reflux. I would have definitely gotten this instead of RNP which she did not enjoy because it was too restricting. Plus no fire retardants.}

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Disclosure: We received the items from Tiny Love for review. All opinions are our own.

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