Every year, you will see notices of toys recall from notable toy manufacturers, and as parents, we really wonder if any toy is safe now. If we can’t trust these ‘notable’ toy manufacturers and their standard of quality, who can we trust? Really?
NMC Toys have been building up a reputation of only selecting toys that are of high quality and designed for imaginative play. They search for toys that are Not Made in China (hence the website being acronymed as NMC) and provide you, the consumers with a better selection in toys!
Here’s more on NMC Toys :
NMCtoys.com was developed by parents of two small children in 2007. We made it our mission to provide quality toys that stimulate and challenge a child’s mind.
There was much news regarding the quality and safety of toys produced in China during the summer of 2007. We walked through the toy department of big box retailers and could not find a toy produced outside of China. Gone were the wooden blocks, dolls and wooden trains we played with as children. These toys were replaced with cheap plastic toys that had character ties to movies and cereals. We then turned to the internet and were frustrated by the lack of alternatives and lack of country of origin information. We experienced first hand the frustration and angst associated with taking away our child’s favorite toy that was recalled and we routinely threw away toys within a few days or weeks of purchase due to poor quality. These experiences led to the development of NMCtoys.com.
NONE of the toys found in NMCtoys.com are Made in China. When it comes to our own home we choose to keep Chinese Made Toys out of our childrens’ hands. Many of the toys in our home wind up in our childrens’ mouth and we did not want to gamble with their future.
Our parent reviewers had the opportunity in reviewing some Plush Toys from NMC Toys, which are made of 100% organic cotton and dyed with environmentally friendly natural, metal free vegetable colors. Each plush toy gives the child an opportunity to learn about the various animals’ habitats, and how to protect them.
Buy It : These adorable Plush Toys are retailing at $16.99, and are available at NMC Toys.
Here’s what some of the parents have to say about it :
She scribes : Scout is adorable! He’s not very big (maybe a bit bigger then a large man hand) but what he lacks in size he makes up for in cuteness. He has a very happy smile and his “arms” are opened as if he’s ready to give you a hug.
My son is a huge weather buff so he was especially happy to see Scout. It reminds him real clouds. His logic is since he loves weather Scout should be his friend. We’ll see…
Coordinated Chaos : So Little Dude is enchanted with Waverly, the Water Drop and I am too because of all the learning he is inspiring in my son (and me!) But most of all I love Waverly because he is an Organic USDA certified handcrafted toy. That means I don’t have to worry about my youngest son chewing on Waverly, or wonder if it is OK for Little Dude to be sleeping with Waverly. Waverly is made with conserving nature in mind, so he is made out of organic cotton and the tag is printed in the US on recycled paper with eco friendly inks.
Jo-Jo’s Place : With the quality and safety of toys so very important since the China scare a couple of years ago I have been on the look out for toys that aren’t made in China.
Have you tried to do this? If you go to your local big box stores it’s proven to be a hard task at hand.
I was happy to get the link to NMC Toys. All the toys offered at NMC Toys are not from China. But this isn’t the only plus you will find from NMC Toys.
Mom Start: Scout is extremely soft. My husband even commented on how soft he was. My kids think he’s funny. I think he would make an excellent chew toy. I mean, teething toy. Kids can suck on him as they are breaking in new teeth and I don’t have to worry about the quality of it.
It does say however that it is only for ages three and up because of small pieces. I can’t figure out what those small pieces would be unless they are taking extra precautions that the legs might fall off. Which, I don’t think will happen because it looks like a solid made toy to me.
Babies Gotta to Have It : Not to get all oogly boogly on you here, but I love that. And these toys are sweet sweet sweet and green green green. Lola the Flower, Waverly the Water Drop, and Scout the Cloud are made of 100% organic cotton (even the tag is printed on recyled paper with eco-friendly inks). And these toys are definitely Not Made In China — they’re made in Egypt from Egyptian cotton!
PNR Reviews : Each Idbid comes with a code that lets you access a protected part of the Idbids website. I didn’t think my 3 1/2 year old was old enough to appreciate that feature, but to my surprise he got really excited about it. In Scout’s section, we met three animals that live in the rain forest and learned a little bit about why their habitat needs protecting. My son’s favorite part was getting to name the animals and print out certificates with their pictures on them. (Thanks to Idbids from this adoptive parent, by the way, for not making it an “adoption” certificate like so many toys do.)
All Because Two People Fell In Love : Ella has really enjoyed playing with her new Flower Friend, Lola!! She has also enjoyed the online adventures that Lola has to offer! I love that each of the toys in this line come with a purpose and they are educational as well as entertaining! We highly recommend these fun friends!!
Mommy Loves It! : Lola is an adorable plush toy that is made with 100% organic cotton. Each toy in the line is handmade with love, and as Idbids say, ‘No two are alike… just like children!’ My 4-year-old daughter befriended Lola, and she just adored her sweet smile and rosy pink color. With her cute little arms and legs and soft material, she is so huggable! This is the perfect toy to use to introduce your child to earth-friendly concerns.
Mommy Mandy : Sarah is in love with her new Lola Plush Toy. Lola the Flower is here to teach your child all about the “iddy biddy” things they can do to make the world a better place.
Maria’s Space : Our kids love toys. We love giving our kids toys. These toys are safe and environmentally friendly. How many toys do you know are 100% organic? I don’t know of any. An educational, plush toy makes it easier to consider adding another stuffed toy to your collection. I don’t believe any of my daughter’s other stuffed animals teach her anything truly educational.
Happy Healthy Families : Waverly is particularly – and deeply – concerned about protecting
the Earth’s water resources and keeping them clean. His areas of expertise are Oceans, seas, rivers and lakes. My munchkin boys received Waverly in the mail a bit ago, and instantly fell in love with the guy. I have to say this plush toy is so soft–it just feels good to hold him.
Crunchy Green Mom : However… now… I’ve come up with a new plan for Ms. Lola. She is going to be my companion. I am going to start taking pictures with her in random places that I go, and start placing those photos on my blog and my Facebook. What better way to see that world than through the eyes of a Flower girl?
Shake the Salt : You can get your own Waverly or other IdBid from NMCToys(Not Made in China!).Lil Roo has several toys from NMCToys – the toys are always a high quality, a lot of fun, and I do love knowing they are NOT made in China. Waverly was provided to us by NMCToys.