Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Soft Landing - Jaq Jaq Bird Apron Review & Giveaway!

The idea behind The Soft Landing is simple: "You shouldn't have to be a rocket scientist to choose safer products for your family!"

Amen! I love their simple, yet oh-so-true statement. I have been working diligently to find as many things as possible that are "safe" and "green" for our little man, for hubby and I and for our home. Honestly though, sometimes, it is so overwhelming! You see an item that says "BPA Free", but is it really? Or what about the host of other items that have no information listed on the packaging whatsoever? I try my best to do my due diligence, but often the "better for you" items can be hard to find. The Soft Landing is a wonderful company that was created just for that reason! The Soft Landing was started because they saw a need and were determined to help other parents that were in the same predicament that they were in! So, The Soft Landing was born and they have created a site that only sells products that are " of BPA, PVC, phthalates, melamine, toxic flame retardants, cadmium and lead." What a wonderful resource for parents and for those who are looking for safer, non-toxic options!    

The Soft Landing really strives to take the "unknown" out of shopping for eco-friendly items and they do an excellent job of providing customers with items that are guaranteed to be free of unwanted chemicals. I really appreciate how The Soft Landing not only provides toxin-free items in their online store, but they also diligently work to educate parents about the dangers of the common, everyday chemicals. You can read about all of their finding on The Soft Landing Blog. They have really created such a wonderful shopping and learning experience and they continue to constantly working to answer questions and help parents to navigate the overwhelming sea of "stuff".

I am so happy that I discovered The Soft Landing, not only as a place to do some shopping, but also as a place to do some reading and research! So, I was doubly excited when I got the opportunity to work with The Soft Landing to review the Jaq Jaq Bird Apron! An apron was actually something I hadn't thought of for little man and I honestly thought that unless he had a fabric apron, that there weren't any safe, non-toxic options out there. 

Isn't it cute!

The Jaq Jaq Bird Apron is PVC free, stain-resistant and chemical-free. It is actually made of EVA (Ethylene vinyl acetate - the copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate). Now, I don't really understand what EVA is, but it does put my mind at ease knowing that all the products that The Soft Landing sells have been confirmed to be free of BPA, PVC, phthalates, melamine, toxic flame retardants, cadmium and lead. It also was really neat to learn that Healthy Child Healthy World recommends EVA as a safe alternative to PVC.

I love this apron! Not only is the print adorable for little man (he is a huge fan of bicycles, trucks and cars), but the colors are vibrant and it wipes clean super easily! One of my favorite features is actually the velcro that attaches on the front. It is so convenient to attach it on the front when I put the apron on little man and it is just as easy to undo the velcro to take the apron off! I don't have to worry about pulling something over little man's head and then, as he gets older, it will be so nice for  him to be able to put it on and take it off himself. There are also pockets in the front that are perfect for tucking in extra paintbrushes! So far I have used it when little man is in his "Picasso" moods and it sure has saved his clothing! Little man loves to experience paint - on his hands, squeezing the brushes, touching the wet paper...whatever you can do with paint, he's game! So, it has been really nice to not worry about his clothes getting stained and that helps me to relax more and "go with the flow" of his hands-on artistic style. 

Lately, I have been getting the sense that little man wants to "help" mama cook and I think that this apron will be perfect to put on him when he wants to help me stir something or make a PB&J sandwich!I won't have to worry if the flour goes everywhere or the peanut butter gets all over the apron. (Although, I will still have to clean up the mess! Haha!)

Overall, this is an adorable apron, it is sturdy and well made, it cleans easily and I can feel good about letting little man use it when he is painting or helping me cook! The Soft Landing is an outstanding company that works so diligently to educate about toxins and they carry so many great items for your little ones and your home. If you are in the market for some eco-friendly items, I definitely recommend The Soft Landing!

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Looking to SHOP for a Jaq Jaq Bird Apron for your little one? You can purchase the apron from The Soft Landing for $19.00 and it comes in the Roadway print or Dots and Butterflies.

  You can WIN a Jaq Jaq Bird Apron! The Soft Landing has generously offered one of The Little Hedgehog readers a Jaq Jaq Bird Apron in their choice of print! (Roadway print or Dots and Butterflies)

***Prize can be shipped to most addresses worldwide (any duties/fees charged by the winners' charged by the winners' countries will be their responsibility).***

Giveaway will end September 24th at 12:01am EST.
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Thank you to The Soft Landing for providing me with the opportunity to host this review and giveaway at no cost to myself. The item was sent to me free of charge for review and has not influenced my opinion of the product. I have sought to give my honest opinions and experiences on this product. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Thank you again to The Soft landing for sponsoring this review and giveaway!


  1. I would love to have the Munchie Mug Snack Cup - Green
    tomokofive at gmail dot com

  2. My kids are always snagging my bottle of water so the Cooler 16oz Hydration Bottle in blue would be great.

  3. I would like the Boon Splat Bath Toy

  4. I would love to try the Jaq Jaq Bird Activity Splat Mat.


    I like the splat mat.

    fatallyunloved at gmail

  6. It's always good to minimize extra laundry and washing! I like the butterfly and dot version. :)

  7. Love this giveaway! I would love the Boon Splat bath toy-we love Boon!

  8. I'd love to get the Boon Grass Countertop Drying Rack for my kitchen. Or the 2oz. Baby Cubes for homemade baby food storage. And I definitely want a Sophie the Giraffe for my teething little girl!
    rasmith0506 at gmail dot com

  9. Love the Boon Odd Ducks!