Monday, December 29, 2008

Toys for the Moments of Tooth

When it comes to handling a teething infant, there are really two choices: one, take the initiative to provide something firm, chewy, and safe; or two, watch in horror as Junior makes a teething toy of whatever happens to be lying around. Babies don't discriminate when it comes to shoving objects into their mouths. As parents, however, we have reason to be choosy, and thanks to Starbright Baby there are some wonderfully fresh, fun teething toy options to consider, all of which are homemade, safe, and BHT-free (unlike the plastic teethers sold in many stores). The choices are up to you: For your princess type, Stella the giraffe might be the pick, stylishly decorated with retro circles the shade of bubble gum and martini olives. For the gamesman/enigmatic thinker you're sure is already contemplating physics in his crib, Skyler is an inspiring option, thoughtfully finished in checkerboard green to stimulate brain activity. Or, for a twist, one might even consider custom-ordering a giraffe sized for toddlers, clothed in a tailormade suit of your own favorite fabric scrap. The folks at Starbright Baby have made it devilishly easy to find something perfect for your little angel, and these gentlemanly giraffes might just buy you a few more hours of sleep each week along the way.

Starbright Baby is also generously offering a giveaway to our faithful Wishing Willow readers. The winner of today’s giveaway will be receiving an adorable teething giraffe from Starbright Baby's Collection ($14 value). To qualify, visit Starbright Baby, then come back here to tell us about your favorite style and product. Tell us in a second post if you subscribe to Wishing Willow, since our subscribers receive an extra entry in the contest. To post without a Google account, just click “anonymous.” Be sure to also leave your email address. The winner will be chosen randomly. Contest ends 1/06/09.

We have a winner! Kama @ Today's Housewife who said, "I like Teething Giraffe - Makayla. This would be perfect for my son. He turned 3 months old on Christmas day and has constantly been chewing on his hands lately! I wonder if he's going to start teething soon"

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hminnesota said...

I liked Organic Teething Giraffe -Jack.thanks for the giveaway.

Super Blogger Girl! said...

my favorite is the brown and blue polka dot makayla teething giraffe!

jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

Super Blogger Girl! said...

I am also a subscriber.

jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

Aisling said...

These are all so cute! My favorite is Jack the Organic Teething Giraffe.

Aisling said...

I am a subscriber.

elaine said...

I liked the pattern of the Skyler Teething Giraffee- as well as useful these giraffees are so cute!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Jingle said...

The Giraffe in the Skyler pattern is my favorite!

Jingle said...

I am a subscriber!

betty R.~Simply Southern said...

what a a neat idea..no more toxic plastic toys in the mouths with teethers like these on the market..i lke the one here http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18120220
Toddler Giraffe - Stella
oldplace.betty(at)gmail.com

betty R.~Simply Southern said...

i am a subscriber also
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Whimsical Creations said...

stella is my favorite

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

i'm a subscriber

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Laura said...

These are great! Cute etsy shop. I think my favorite is the Toddler Giraffe - Sebastian. laurachilton {at} hotmail.com

Laura said...

I'm a subscriber too, thanks!
laurachilton {at} hotmail.com

nanja said...

My favorite is the Toddler Giraffe ,Andi.
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nanja said...

I'm a subscriber
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Barbara said...

I liked the toddler giraffe sebastian, although it was hard to choose a favorite.


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mom2anutball said...

My favorite is the Toddler Giraffe - Sebastian one. This would be perfcet for my little man, hes getting his first tooth in now!

Jenna said...

I really like the Teething Giraffe - Makayla. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lilith Silvermane said...

That is a really really hard choice. I will have to say Andi... though.. Stella is beautiful as well. My two year old LOVES giraffe's and though she isn't teething, her little sister is!

Cute items

EllyBean said...

Toddler Giraffe - Stella is my favorite! These are all so adorable and I am sure if I won that one would make my little girl so happy!

ellybean@connected2christ.com

EllyBean said...

I'm a subscriber! ellybean@connected2christ.com

Kama @ Today's Housewife said...

I like Teething Giraffe - Makayla. This would be perfect for my son. He turned 3 months old on Christmas day and has constantly been chewing on his hands lately! I wonder if he's going to start teething soon...

susan said...

Loved the Jack Organic Teething Giraffe! My son is chewing on everything and this would be perfect for him. Thanks!

Annie said...

These are so cute! My favourite is Skyler the Teething Giraffe!

Thanks so much!

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I'm a subscriber!

Thanks so much!


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Shelley said...

My favorite is the Teething Giraffe - Makayla.

Thanks for a great review and giveaway.

tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

Shelley said...

Subscriber (RSS FEED)

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Felicia Eis said...

Coming over from Mom Giveaways :)

This would be perfect for my daughter that is just starting to teeth. I have been looking for something other then the plastic ones that I have because my daughter does not like them so much.

I love the Teething Giraffe - Makayla

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vboackle said...

I like Jack the Organic Teething Giraffe.

Felicia Eis said...

I am a subscriber :)

VickeC said...

Teething Giraffe - Makayla for my little grandson who just cut his first tooth,he needs this



vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

VickeC said...

I am a subscriber


vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

Brooke said...

I love the Toddler Giraffe - Andi from her Etsy shop and I love the apple pear Giraffe you have pictured here!! Thanks so much for the chance!!

;-)

Brooke said...

I'm also a subscriber too!

Shannon said...

I like the teething giraffe-Mikayla.

Cheryl F said...

I like the Teething Giraffe - Skyler. Thanks

Nicole H said...

These are adorable! I love the Stella, it's perfect for a teething baby girl!!

NLHood33@hotmail.com

Megan said...

Loving the toddler giraffe.. stella! too cute! Thanks for this giveaway

megan.nadalet[at]gmail[dot]com

Linda and Greg said...

I like the Ellis toddler giraffe! Thanks for a great giveaway!
anthonlm01(at)aol(dot)com

Kristy said...

I like the toddler Ellis giraffe

Kristy said...

I subscribed.

Miss Blondie said...

I like Sebastian the Toddler Giraffe!!

missblondie919(at)gmail(dot)com

Stacie said...

Toddler Giraffe - Andi is my favourite.

stacie_vaughan@hotmail.com

Stacie said...

I subscribe.

stacie_vaughan@hotmail.com

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

I like the Toddler Giraffe called Stella.

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

I subscribe via email.

kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com said...

Stella is my favorite giraffe

kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com said...

Email subscriber

ccswch said...

My favorite is Sebastian.

Christy
ccswch@yahoo.com

ccswch said...

I'm a subscriber.

Christy
ccswch@yahoo.com

mverno said...

Teething Giraffe - Makayla.

mverno said...

Teething Giraffe - Makayla.

Sarah Speaks- Savvy SAHM Reviews & Giveaways said...

I like the organic Jack teething giraffe.

Heather said...

I like the Toddler Giraffe. thanks

Baba said...

These are adorable! I really like the Ellis Toddler giraffe and so would my grand-daughter.

Baba said...

I subscribed.

Sheri said...

My favorite product is the handmade Starbright Teething Giraffe - Makayla. Nice giveaway--thanks!
:)
Sheri
sherph66 [at] gmail [dot] com

Sheri said...

I subscribed via reader.

Sheri
sherph66 [at] gmail [dot] com

Ashley said...

Teething Giraffe - Makayla is wonderful

ashlomb at yahoo dot com

Ashley said...

I subscribe,
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gkstratos said...

Sebastian is my favorite.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

gkstratos said...

Subscriber
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xenia said...

The toddler giraffe in the Stella print is my favorite, perfect for my little girl.

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

xenia said...

Sorry, left the wrong email address above. Plus, I'm a subscriber, thanks!

xpbloch(at)juno(dot)com

jenny said...

wow thay ar all so nice i be happy with any one of them please enter me info this thanks

CRC said...

I like the Teething Giraffe - Skyler

Michelle said...

These are so cute! Of the teething giraffes I like Makayla. I also love the toddler giraffe Sebastian.

Aura said...

There isn't huge selection since they're on vacation but I really like the toddler giraffe andy

Aura said...

I'm a subscriber

Shari & Andrew said...

I like the Toddler Giraffe - Andi

Shari & Andrew said...

I subscrbe

Lindsey said...

My favorite is the Stella giraffe! We love polka dots. :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

judybrittle said...

I think Makayla the Teething Giraffe is really cute. These are some rally cute giraffes. Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

danosor said...

I like Skylar the teething giraffe.I am a subscriber.

lisagee said...

Toddler Giraffe - Andi is a cutie!

Reiza said...

The Teething Giraffe - Makayla is my favorite.
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s8r8l33 said...

I like the toddler Ellis giraffe

Melanie said...

Sebastian is my favorite. I love the print and the name!

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CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

I would love to have a teething giraffe for my little one! He does like to bite!
I also like the Toddler Giraffe, "Ellis", made with designer Alexander Henry "Beach Stripe" fabric.

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

www.MomMostTraveled.com

anr013 said...

I love the Toddler Giraffe - Stella

alezah said...

i like Jack, the Organic Teething Giraffe

alezah said...

i subscribe

sphinx63 said...

My favorite is the Toddler Giraffe Andi! Thanks!

Nicole said...

I like Teething Giraffe - Makayla.

Tara aka "Mama Koala" said...

I love the sebastian design!

mommy koala at live dot com

Karen said...

I love Makayla.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Lissa said...

I like the colors & pattern of Toddler Giraffe - Andi!

Lissa said...

I am also a subscriber. Thanks for another great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I heart the custom Toddler giraffe. Those are so cute. Nothing is worse than teething twins! Well, maybe there are worse things, but it is not fun for sure.

scarey_karma@yahoo.com

Kim said...

Love this: Jack the Organic Teething Giraffe

Kim said...

Subscriber too

Celeste said...

I love the 'Stella' Toddler giraffe!!

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

I subscribe too!

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

bocktalk said...

I adore the Andi Toddler Giraffe!! these are so cute!

Carolyn said...

I love organic products and Jack is a cute giraffe, what a great idea.

thanks for sharing

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Carolyn said...

I am subscribed

thanks again

ceashark at aol dot com

Renee said...

I like the Organic Teething Giraffe. Very cute! And I love to support Etsy shops!
thanks!
chefskate at aol dot com

gahome2mom said...

I like Toddler Giraffe - Stella. My 3 year old loves pink and Stella has pink on her design. I am a fan of giraffes too. :) Thanks.

gahome2mom (at) gmail.com

gahome2mom said...

Subscribing.

Heather R said...

I like the toddler giraffe in Stella.

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Ferguson Family said...

I would love to win this because I haven't had a chance to get a break from my son teething! He is 9 months old with 8 teeth!! He started teething at 3 months (don't even ask how I feel about that) and it's been exhausting ever since!

I love the Toddler Giraffe Sebastian! I'd love my son to chew on this instead of everything else!

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I think the Toddler Giraffe - Sebastian is really cute!

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

Ferguson Family said...

I'm a subscriber!!

Andria said...

I love these. I really like Toddler Giraffe - Sebastian. I looked at the past sales and the dinosaur is super cute. Thanks.

The Jackson Family said...

I love the fabric on the toddler giraffe!
jil@jildesigns.com

The Jackson Family said...

I'm also a subscriber!

Abigail said...

I love Stella (and her name).

leftymylou at gmail dot com

Abigail said...

I'm a subscriber.

Thanks!

leftymylou at gmail dot com

Tiffany said...

Oh my goodness!! I think a teething giraffe is a GREAT idea. I've never seen anything like these before -- they are adorable and unique, just like my little girl!

My 4 m.o. just started teething, and she puts everything into her mouth...I would love for her to have an organic Jack giraffe, and I adore the Andi pattern!

tspeegle@gmail.com

Still Learning said...

I really like the Sebastian Teething Giraffe. What fun patterns! Thanks!

Andrea said...

I like the Makayla teething giraffe. They are all so cute!

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Still Learning said...

I keep coming back to this site to look around so I figured I might as well be a subscriber and get the extra entry :)

The Saunders Family said...

love the stella print!
mom2maria at hotmail

caseydeuce said...

I really love Sebastian!!

Sunnyvale said...

I like Ellis.

kdkdkd said...

I like the READY TO SHIP Teething Giraffe - Skyler

Desta said...

I like Sebastian the most!

Sweetpeas said...

I like the organic teething giraffe - Jack.

TaraB12 said...

I like Sebastian the teething giraffe!

mogrill said...

I love Skylar the teething giraffe! Cute!!

Jenny said...

What a cute idea! I have a teething baby here that could use one of those. I like the Makayla giraffe.
Thanks for the giveaway!
~Jenny~

shopannies said...

I like the teal blue with black polka dots shopannies@yahoo.com

shopannies said...

subscribe through google reader

kellyache[at] hotmail.com said...

Ellis has my favourite colours and pattern.

kellyache[at] hotmail.com said...

Happy subscriber! Thanks.

MTPERRY said...

I like the Toddler Giraffe - Sebastian.

besosforpesos said...

I adore handmade goods, especially for children. I think it's really important for children to be exposed to handmade goods from an early age to help them realize that beauty doesn't always come from a box in Target. Anyhow...off my soapbox, I love the little Toddler Giraffe - Ellis. Very cute!

cheyli @ hotmail.com

besosforpesos said...

I am also a subscriber :)

cheyli @ hotmail.com

paryjeja said...

I love the Toddler Giraffe - Sebastian.

Bhav said...

I love the Ellis toddler giraffe. These are so adorable!!
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Bhav said...

I am a subscriber.
bvbabybv at gmail.com

girlfryeday said...

I would love to give this one as a present to two of my girlfriends currently expecting baby boys!!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18238080

nickiefrye@sbcglobal.net

Jessica said...

I like the Makayla teething giraffe best!

bethany said...

Love the Andi print! So cute!

piece of me said...

The Toddler Giraffe Andi is my favorite.
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veggiesamosa said...

What a great shop. My fave giraffe is the Toddler Giraffe - Stella. My baby girl would love one.
thanks
veggiemcveggie at gmail dot com

veggiesamosa said...

I'm also a subscriber :)

Misty said...

Toddler Giraffe - Stella is my favorite. oh these are so adorable. thank you for sharing this.
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Misty said...

subscribed.
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Misty said...

got your button.
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Angela said...

I think my favorite is the organic teething giraffe.

windycindy said...

Happy New Year! I adore "Jack", the Organic Teething Giraffe! Please enter me in your delightful giveaway drawing. I appreciate it! Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am a subscriber to your site!
Again, many thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Alli said...

I love the Skyler Teething Giraffe!

Samantha R said...

The skyler teething giraffe is cute!
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Michele said...

Skylar and Mimi are my two favorite Organic Teething Giraffes, which are an awesome idea, by the way!!!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
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Butterfly Whispers

Michele said...

I'm a subscriber! :-)

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
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Butterfly Whispers

slylady said...

I liked the Toddler Giraffe - Sebastian. All of them are adorable!

Barely Domestic Mama said...

I love the Toddler Giraffe - Ellis.

Barely Domestic Mama said...

I am now a subscriber.

Allie said...

I love the toddler giraffe in Stella!

Jennifer said...

I love the Andi Toddler Teether Giraffe! Thanks

jenrik06 @yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Teething Giraffe Eve

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Stacey said...

I would LOVE the Jack giraffe for my nephew who is just 2 months now! Thanks for the opportunity.

Stacey
csfish@roadrunner.com

I'm a subscriber too!

Juicebox.mom said...

I liked the pattern of the Skyler Teething Giraffe. they are all cute!

Kristie said...

I like the Toddler Giraffe-Stella!

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emerzim said...

I love the Stella Toddler Giraffe too!

Andria said...

Andi is my favorite

Andria said...

Im a subscriber

christin said...

my favorite is skyler the teething giraffe:) so cute!
thanks!
christinbanda@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

I like the Stella toddler giraffe.

shaunwallner said...

The Organic Teething Giraffe sounds wonderful!

shaunwallner said...

I subscribed.

the schros said...

I loved the Sebastian giraffe.
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Leane said...

I LUV giraffes, so I think these are the BEST!! MY FAV is the Toddler Giraffe--Ellis. These are beautiful, and a great giveaway.

Leane said...

I am a subscriber.... webleane [at] yahoo [dot] com

Katharos said...

I love the organic "Jack" teether - it would be great for my Jack who is teething!

Katharos said...

I subscribe via Google!

Naomi said...

I ❤ Sebastian!

*Meg Larsen* said...

I love the Toddler Giraffe - Sebastian fabric.

AmandaSue said...

I like the Stella Giraffe! Thanks for entering me

sito50 said...

What fun fabrics she uses. I like Ellis, the toddler giraffe.

sito50 said...

I am a subscriber.

SeeYouAgain said...

I like the Teething Giraffe - Makayla

Amberlie1@comcast.net

Danielle said...

I really like the toddler giraffe- Stella. Such cute fabric!

thanks
yellyjohnsen@yahoo.com

Melanie said...

with what's available, I like sebastian

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Melanie said...

subscribed
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JeansandTs said...

Toddler Giraffe Ellis is so cute in the pink fabric.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Toddler Giraffe - Andi.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

grannyvon said...

I love the teething giraffes. Makayla is my favorite. Named a girls name but I think would do for a boy too.ybutler@oppcatv.com

JewelryInfusions said...

Toddler sized giraffe is great! My son has an alligator that's bigger than him and it's so cute to watch him cart it around!

JewelryInfusions said...

I subscribe!

thebubbledies said...

My favorite is the Organic Teething Giraffe - Jack. Thanks!

Cindy said...

I like the Teething Giraffe - Makayla.

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carogonza said...

I love the Toddler Giraffe - Sebastian.

Bender House said...

I like the Toddler Giraffe - Sebastian. Thanks for the chance to win!

Erin, maker of chimes said...

I'm loving how they'll make custom ones!

dinnertimechimes at aol.com

amanda said...

Organic Teething Giraffe - Jack!

Amandatinkerbell said...

I like the Teething Giraffe - Makayla

Amandatinkerbell said...

I subscribed.

CutieFruity/TaylorFam said...

I like ellis:)

--Paula
http://cutiefruity.etsy.com

Alice H said...

The toddler giraffe thats custom was pretty amazing - that you can send fabric and they can make something so cute. Thanks for the chance! alicedemske at hotmail.com

Alice H said...

Also I'm a subscriber! Thanks! alicedemske at hotmail.com

Robyn said...

I love the Sebastian giraffe. So cute!
Thanks
rcroix at sbcglobal dot net

Claire said...

I like Jack the Organic Teething Giraffe.

julialynn said...

I like the skyler teething giraffe, this is such a cute and fun product!

julialynn said...

I subscribe

Sarah said...

I love the Sebastian Toddler Giraffe.

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