PlanToys Big Drum Review
Music is an essential part of our daily life. Not only does music help enhance sensory perception, auditory skills and cognitive development, but it’s a fun family activity. Brian has been playing the guitar for more than 15 years and the girls absolutely love to hear him play his guitar and sing (so do I of course).
So, when Franklin Goose offered to send us a PlanToys Big Drum to review, we were overjoyed. The PlanToys Big Drum is a quality-made drum, and the sound is excellent—much better than the lower quality plastic drum we had. That’s because the PlanToys Big Drum is made with natural rubber latex, so it sounds more like a “real” drum than most toy drums.
Both Zoë and Kaylee love playing with it. The drumsticks are toddler sized, which is great because they’re easy for either of them to handle (the girls love playing with Brian’s adult sized drum sticks so it’s nice to have some that are their size).
About Franklin Goose
Franklin Goose is a web-based store that offers a full range of high-quality, non-toxic products for families. In fact, they even have a “Safe Baby Promise,” which states:
“We promise to offer you a quality selection of the safest, most organic and natural products available. We promise that you can shop here comfortably, knowing that we dedicate ourselves to hand picking each product on our site. While this isn't a perfect world, and some products we offer are not made with all-natural materials, we promise to only offer the best product options available. Our promise is that our devotion to your family is as strong as our devotion to our own.”
I am really impressed with the range of safe, non-toxic products offered by Franklin Goose. The products they offer include:
Feeding products that do not contain BPA, phthalates or PVC; and only organic food items.
Toys and activity products are natural, organic or made of recycled materials, and only with lead-free paint. Franklin Goose does not carry electronic or synthetic toys.
Health products contain no synthetic fillers, preservatives, heavy metals, dyes, parabens, DEA, TEA, DMDM, benzonates, artificial colors, artificial fragrances, toluenes, phthalates, triclosan, quaternium 15 or nitrates. No animals can be harmed during testing of these products.
Clothing items are made of organic or natural materials and contain no artificial colors. Some diapers may contain polyester, which helps prevent leaks and keeps your baby more comfortable.
Diapers are organic, natural, biodegradable or made from recycled materials.
Furniture products contain no lead, phthalates, formaldehydes or unnatural fire-retardants. Only natural materials are used for furniture items.
Cleaning and laundry supplies contain no bleach, no synthetic fragrances, no phosphorus and no phthalates. Chemicals are natural or closely related as possible.
As you can see they clearly offer a wide range of products. On top of the great selection of natural products, Franklin Goose offers $5 flat rate shipping for orders under 25 pounds in the US. Check out their selection today!
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