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Milo_Bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 12:22 AM
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Baby Items NOT made in China???
Edited on Mon Mar-10-08 12:26 AM by Milo_Bloom
We have a baby coming in 3 months and we absolutely, positively, do not want any items made in China.

In short, trying to find flipping baby items is eating up more time than it will take to raise the baby.

If others are in a similar position, there might be some information in here for you, but hopefully, maybe, someone will have some information for me as well.

We managed to find a stroller and a car seat at an amazing price

SOME Peg Perego strollers are made in Italy (for example the P3)... You can get "last years model" at about half price here.


http://www.albeebaby.com/pegpeplp320s.html

Car seat here:

http://www.albeebaby.com/pegpe20prvis.html

The Aria (their cheaper model) IS made in China.. so if you don't want China made products, beware of that model.

Britax strollers and car seats are "Made in the USA" from "international parts" (they will not say what countries when asked).

Graco, Evenflo, etc... ALL made in China.



In my searching I have managed to find a lot of helpful links, BUT most of the items are for CHILDREN, not BABIES.

This link has a lot of items BELIEVED not to be from China
http://toys-without-china.com/index.php

But my own research casts doubt on some of these items. For example, I have yet to find a TIny Love product NOT made in China, but they are listed under the not made in china on this link.

There is this link
http://www.nmctoys.com /

Edited to add one more link I just found oompa.com allows you to search by where a toy is made!

But they really don't have things like Baby Mobiles, etc..

There is of course, www.chinafreechristmas.info but they, again, don't really cover baby stuff, only older children.


I am looking for the following items: Mobiles... Nursery Yard... Bouncer/Swing, but so far I am finding just about every single one is made in China... any advice?

Thanks

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better tomorrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 12:25 AM
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1. good luck....
but don't forget....nurseries and day cares and preschools and playgrounds and all will never ever be China-safe for sure. Even eating at restaurants using plastic utensils and all and those play areas. You can never ever eliminate the risk. It sure is scary, huh? And, now, there are even problems with the drinking water.....(See breaking news area) And, most of all...watch out for those shots. We have a high-functioning autistic grandson thanks to that.......we are sure the shot did it as the seizures started that evening....

Take each day at a time. And, PRAY!
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Milo_Bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 12:32 AM
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3. I hear ya...
I know the risk can never be eliminated, but at least if enough people stop playing ball, things WILL change. Already I can hear the frustration in these companies when I call and ask where a product is made. One guy got really snippy with me yelling "That phone you are talking on is made in China" to which I responded, "I am not sucking on it"

I also forgot to mention in the above we are going with the Born Free bottles (Made in Israel and BPA free).

We are also going to be seeing Dr. Jay Gordan as our pediatrician in Santa Monica who follows a more sane vaccination schedule.

The fact that we, as a society, let it get this far continues to baffle me!
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 12:30 AM
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2. Try Etsy.com
everything there is handmade-and mostly in the US.
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Milo_Bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 12:32 AM
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4. Thank you! Added to my favorites!
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 12:34 AM
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5. Here's more:
Edited on Mon Mar-10-08 12:35 AM by Lorien
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Milo_Bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 12:39 AM
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7. Excellent.. all have been added to favorites... but...
One thing I have learned... Organic and Made in China are not mutually exclusive.

At whole foods we found several organice baby items, which upon checking the label, were made in China, so i will need to do some digging!


Thank you so much!
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 12:39 AM
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6. Here you go and congratulations!
Edited on Mon Mar-10-08 01:26 AM by Breeze54
American Made: Clothing
Products and Services - Made in USA

http://www.madeinusa.org/nav.cgi?boolean=AND&case=Insen...

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Baby Products and/or Services Made in USA
All Made in USA & American Made
Information, Database and Search Engine.

http://www.madeinusa.org/nav.cgi?boolean=AND&case=Insen...

# baby and Children's Clothing
• Handmade in the USA, we offer wholesale classic clothing for babies and children.
• 01/01/2005 • www.babybloomerswholesale.com <1331>

# Bamboosa
• Bamboosa makes bamboo fiber clothing and baby products
- all manufactured in the Carolina's. American Made and sweatshop free.
• 09/11/2005 • www.bamboosa.com <902>

# Fleece clothing and accessories • Fleece socks, vests, jackets, hats, dog vests,
robes, baby gifts made from 200 weight velour fleece - all hand made in Montana
• 01/07/2006 • www.northforkfleece.com <780>


* Personalized knit products like baby blankets
• We sell personalized and affordable knit products like baby blankets
and hats that make the perfect gift for a new baby or a good friend.
You choose colors and add a knit-in name for that special touch.
• 03/31/2000 • boulderknitworks.com <137>

* Party Invitations, baby Shower Invitations • Custom printed invitations, stationery, cups
and koozies. From wedding invitations to sympathy cards, we have the invitation.
• 01/26/2005 • www.partycat.com <91>

* Burt's Bees • Soaps; lotions; cleansers; powders; lip balms; hand creams; toothpaste;
baby lotions, oils and ointments; and much more.
• 08/25/2005 • www.burtsbees.com <294>

* Gifts Bears Etc • A selection of beutiful baby gift baskets and gifts, Gund teddy bears,
plush toys, gifts for parents and more.
• 02/06/2006 • www.giftsbearsetc.com <142>

* child clothing • Children's Clothing for baby and kids.
Clothes in layette, infant, toddler and boys and girls.Such apparel as
Onesies, Shirts, Shorts, Pants, Dresses, Smocked dresses, swimwear,
and Christening gowns. Gifts for baby and mom.
• 03/30/2007 • www.jandjchild.com <282>

* Gift Baskets From the Heart • Gift Baskets from the Heart has unique gift baskets & gifts
for any occasion including gourmet gift baskets, chocolate gift baskets, spa gift baskets,
birthday gift baskets, holiday gift baskets, corporate gift baskets & baby gift baskets.
• 06/12/2007 • www.giftbasketsfromtheheart.com <71>

* baby Bibs, Burp Cloths, Blankets & Diaper Covers • Lilypad Baby manufactures all
Lilypad Baby branded products with the highest quality materials in sweatshop free
environments here in the US.
• 10/29/2007 • www.lilypadbaby.com <53>


American Made Health

Health Made in USA: 'baby' Made in USA

* Heaven Scent Hygiene Bags • Heaven Scent Hygiene bags were designed to aid in the disposal
of incontinence and feminine hygiene products. A baby powder scent for an odor-free, discrete disposal.
• 06/10/2005 • HVSCENT.com <59>

* Burt's Bees • Soaps; lotions; cleansers; powders; lip balms; hand creams; toothpaste;
baby lotions, oils and ointments; and much more.
• 08/25/2005 • www.burtsbees.com <294>

* SunBuddy Sunscreen • Organic, all-natural sunscreen available in a variety of sizes and formulations,
including with organic insect repellent. FDA certified as a food-grade product, safe enough
for a baby's lips
• 01/12/2006 • www.sunbuddy.com <58>

* Soap, Bath and Body Spa ProductsPreferred Listing • Natural Creams, Lotions, Scrubs,
Handcrafted Soaps, baby Products and More.... Our products are natural, environmentally friendly
and made for sensitive skin. Be Beautiful Naturally!
• 06/28/2006 • www.tallawood.com <97>

* ABCbabyCare • MFG in California,
Oatflour-to soothe and soften dry, itchy and sensitive skin. Hair& Body Wash-aloe, oat.
Body Lotion-Oat shea butter safflower oil. Diaper Rash Cream-zinc oxide, avacado, peach.
Baby Oil-sunflower, jojoba, soybean, shea butter oils.
• 12/13/2007 • www.pattyjones.myarbonne.com <9>


American Made Home

Made in USA: 'baby' Made in USA

* Organic bedding and organic cotton linens • USA made organic bedding, organic cotton blankets,
comforters, bath towels, and more. Handcrafted Amish organic mattresses, mattress toppers, and bedding.

Visit our Organic baby Shop.
• 10/12/2005 • www.kushtush.com <879>

* Cotton & Linen Blankets, Throws baby Blankets & Towels •
Not only made in USA but also made in Maine where quality is not just a word...a reality..
"In all Seasons we have found, Brahms Mount wraps the world around"
• 12/10/2007 • brahmsmount.com <77>


American Made Kids
Kids Made in USA: 'baby' Made in USA

* baby Strollers, Branded Single & Double Baby Jogging Strollers
• www.MyStrollers.com - Online Stroller superstore,
we offer top quality strollers at low prices; branded
Single, Double, Bob, Instep, Schwinn, Graco Brand Baby Jogging Strollers,
Toddler bed, baby monitors, Toys, Bicycle trailers, Stroller accessories.
• 03/14/2005 • www.mystrollers.com <868>

* Pacifeeder • Pacifeeder hands-free baby bottle for traveling in car seats and strollers.
Designed to promote upright feeding to reduce ear infections and reduces air ingestion.
• 09/24/2005 • www.pacifeeder.com <395>

* babySock • This easy to use wearable blanket is made from high quality fleece
to keep your baby warm and cozy. The covered waistband will keep BabySock? in place
while on the move. The fleece is non-pilling and will insulate even when wet.
• 08/29/2007 • babysock.myshopify.com <151>

* baby Products • NuAngel products are made of U.S. materials and manufactured in Athens, Alabama.
Items include support pillows, products for nursing mothers, burp pads, bibs, diapers, receiving blankets,
washable wipes, changing sets, totes, and gift sets.
• 10/05/2007 • www.NuAngel.com <496>

NuAngel, Inc., a woman-owned business, is a U.S. manufacturer of quality nursing, infant, and health
products. “Nu” in NuAngel represents the words “Nursing”, “Nutrition”, and “New”. “Angel” represents
the belief that infants are precious angels and are the most valuable gifts their parents will ever
receive.

NuAngel, Inc. was founded by Teresa Carroll in 1990 and has grown to include many products for
nursing mothers, infants and beyond. The line includes award-winning, patented, and patent pending
products. NuAngel products are cut, sewn, and packaged in Athens, Alabama. It is the goal of the
company to continue to grow while supporting the U.S. economy by providing jobs and utilizing U.S.
resources.


* Bev's Doll Clothes Preferred Listing
• Quality, handmade doll clothes made in my own workshop in Pennsylvania
that fit the american girl doll, bitty baby doll, and barbie doll.
• 12/30/2007 • bevsdollclothes.craftyshops.com <21>

* California Babestuff • Environmentally friendly prefolded or fitted cloth diapers, diaper covers,
diaper wraps, baby slings, baby clothes. Also available: nursing, post-natal, and maternity wear
• 01/15/2008 • www.californiababestuff.com <40>


American Made Toys

Toys Made in USA: 'baby' Made in USA

* Maple Landmark Woodcraft • Complete line of wooden toys and game made in Vermont, USA.
From baby rattles to trucks and trains to a variety of games. Home decor and other gifts
are also available. Production at our Middlebury, VT factory. Come visit us or shop on line.
• 08/27/2007 • www.maplelandmark.com <2143>

* Tooth Fairy Pillow • Your Tooth Fairy Pillow (TM) is a hand-crafted, white pillow
in the shape of a molar with a whimsical, sleepy, embroidered face. The girl's has a colorful
hair bow, & the boy's has a colorful bowtie. Pocket on the left is for the precious baby tooth
and possibly some tooth fairy money...
• 09/03/2007 • www.whtpgn.com <628>

* Craftsbury Kids • Craftsbury Kids specializes in handmade toys that inspire creativity in children.
Some of the items offered include felt play sets, wooden toddler toys, rocking boats, tee pees,
and pewter baby keepsakes.
• 11/18/2007 • www.craftsburykids.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=... <651>


* Peek-A-Boo baby • Adopt an adorable boy and girl peek-a-boo infant doll.
ade for cuddling and love. Dolls comes complete with adoption certificate.
Just state if you want a boy or girl. Made in USA-Free shipping.
Adopt 3, get 1 free till December 16.
• 12/15/2007 • bargainhousedeals.ecrater.com <142>


American Made Women

Women Made in USA: 'baby' Made in USA

* Shower-Me • Shower-Me has created UNIQUE baby-Shower Favors with Personalized Pin Combos...
FREE SHIPPING...FREE GIVEAWAYS
• 08/29/2005 • www.Shower-Me.com <210>

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TOUGH TRAVELER - baby carriers, luggage, backpacks & more - 800-GO ...
www.toughtraveler.com/madeinusa.asp

There are companies but you'll have to do some searching.

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Milo_Bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 12:43 AM
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8. WOW! Thank you!!
There may be hope yet!!
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 12:50 AM
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9. Here's a cool one!
Edited on Mon Mar-10-08 12:55 AM by Breeze54
:D

Childrens handpainted furniture and toys: toy boxes, chests, rocking chairs,
beds, table & chair sets, personalized gifts, nursery furnishings and more.

American made!

http://whimsywoods.org /


Childrens handpainted furniture and toys: toy boxes, chests, rocking chairs, beds,
table & chair sets, personalized gifts, nursery furnishings and more. American made!

Child's Stepstool Upward Mobility! 40 designs, free Personalization handpainted
USA American made Toy chest in 40+ handpainted designsNew!
Holiday Sale includes American-made apparel from our Eureka Springs shop!

Children's furniture and toys handpainted in Ralph Lauren and Laura Ashley colors in our own Ozark mountain studio. We'll help you decorate your child's bedroom or nursery, or create a unique keepsake gift. Choose from 40+ original designs or your own custom colors, all hand painted to order on safe, functional children's furniture & toys. And now we're adding terrific boy's and girl's apparel & gifts from our Eureka Springs boutique. Shop online for the best personalized gifts, nursery furnishings, table & chair sets, toy boxes, chests, clever storage pieces, toddler beds, rocking chairs, stepstools, little girls' vanities, playhouse furniture, unique baby gifts, American made toys, organic cotton baby clothes, and more. Our children's furniture is custom painted to order - so you can create a room as unique as your own child.

SAFETY: All our handpainted furniture and toys are custom painted in our own Ozark Mountain studio, using only non-toxic, water based, American-brand paints and finishes. We also carry 18 American-made clothing and accessory lines in our Eureka Springs Children's Boutique.

Shop with confidence, we've been a Yahoo Store since '99 and have maintained their 5-star customer service rating. Our handpainted furniture has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens Kids Room magazine 3 times, and you've probably seen us in other publications as well.

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Whimsy Woods has been a Yahoo 5-Star "TOP SERVICE" store for more than 7 years!

QUESTIONS? We love to hear from you. Email us at whimsywoods@yahoo.com

Green Babies organic cotton apparel is an all-American product
http://whimsywoods.org/orcocl.html

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recoveringrepublican Donating Member (779 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 07:04 AM
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14. Wow thanks, your post is in my favorites. Will be sending it to all my
online pregnant friends.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 01:00 AM
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10. And then there's Rucky's wife
www.duckduckgooseboutique.com

There's organic clothes and lead free toys. I don't think all of it is, but there's quite a bit in there.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 08:47 AM
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18. Thanks for the plug!
:thumbsup:

FYI: Haba toys are from Germany. ee-Boo games are made in the USA. Melissa & Doug makes theirs in China, but M&D staffers oversee the production onsite and test everything going out and coming in. There's also some cute pull-toys from Israel that are made with natural-base paint.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 02:39 AM
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11. Sit-N-Stroll might be made in USA
I have one and love it. Well, the kid is getting too big for it now, (he's 3 1/2) so I use a regular carseat, but it's the greatest invention for baby travel ever.

The company is based in Hopkins, MN, but I don't recall if the seat itself is make here. I hope so, because it's a damn good product!
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ms.smiler Donating Member (311 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 03:37 AM
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12. I'll suggest Findusmade.com
There are thousands of categorized individual sources, 10 online malls, numerous online state directories & several searchable databases for Made in the USA products. That may be why I somehow seem to spend hours there when I visit.

I recall seeing high chairs, cribs & seats in the Baby section so you might find the items you seek. You might also check the online malls & databases on the Made in the USA Sites page.

This site has all sorts of sources nicely pulled together in one place. When I wasn't shopping, just looking, I learned a great deal about present day manufacturing in the US which gave me hope. Americans are simply innovative by nature.

http://www.findusmade.com/index.htm

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recoveringrepublican Donating Member (779 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 07:02 AM
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13. Congrats! Our 3rd is due in July
Luckily we know we really don't need all the crap that we bought for our first. So far we have a Britax Boulevard, a mai tai carrier, some blankets, and the crib. We are looking at crib mattresses and trying to find an organic mattress that we don't have to ship.

But we are fortunate. I don't have to work so no need for bottles, pumps, strollers, bouncy seats, etc. We just didn't use them, even though we bought them, with our first two.

It's amazing though how easily first time parents are scared into a bunch of crap. I frequent pregnancy boards and there was a thread "warning" other mothers that if their crib was over 3 years old that for safety reasons they need to buy a new one.

You probably won't need most of the things you listed. I found most of it just took up space, it rarely got used. The only things we used was a baby carrier and a double stroller. Our crib just really sat there, sometimes my kids would sleep in it, but once they hit 6 months, they pretty much just slept with us.

Good luck.
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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 08:37 AM
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15. Good luck on that
First, congratulations on the new addition to your family. Wonderful news. 4 years ago my husband and I traveled to China to bring our daughter home. We were told by the adoption agency that we needed to bring a present for the orphanage she had been living in, in addition to the $1000 "gift" and the gifts for the orphanage director, his senior staff and some of the officials. The orphanage gift was supposed to be for children but could not be made in China and was supposed to reflect some aspect of the area in the US you were from. We finally found some woven cotton blankets made locally that we bought and gifted to the orphanage. But it was tough. Perhaps you could go to some local crafts fairs. You might be able to find some out of the ordinary, non-mass produced items and support local artisans at the same time.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 08:44 AM
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16. littletikes.com -- not sure about how much baby stuff they have but check it ou
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 08:46 AM
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17. *Remember something* 'Made in the USA' is a bit subjective
Edited on Mon Mar-10-08 08:46 AM by underpants
Mannufacturers pay good money to buy legislators so they will change what consitutes "Made in the USA". I am not sure about toys but I know that even black steel pipe can be make overseas but painted here and that qualifies as "American made". Just saying.

You might also want to check with US textile unions to see WHO they produce for.
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Irishonly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 08:55 AM
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19. Good Luck
It sounds like you have done outstanding research.
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