Friday, May 15, 2009

Made Here, Baby!


How hard is it to purchase things for the children in your life?
I mean, you don't want to purchase junk, you don't want to take a chance with BPA or phalates or lead or this or that, I can go on and on with all the different recalls out there. And what about our economy? Its crappy, and we should want to purchase from each other in these times especially.

But how do you know what items are made here in the US, by people who care about what they are doing, using quality materials and that we can feel good about purchasing? Made Here, Baby is your resource book for just that.

Bruce H. Wolk has brought together the practical, essential guide to over 400 American manufacturers of toys, games, puzzles, hobbies, sporting goods, apparel, furniture, baby gear, bedding, and other items for children. Made Here, Baby has got to be one of the most convenient resources for knowing where you should be getting your products from.

I'm sorry, but the cheap, crappy, mass manufactured trinkets just aren't cutting it for me anymore and Made Here, Baby is pushing me in the right direction to find quality items for my monsters. This is one of those books that rank up there next to the What To Expect books for every expectant mother. You can purchase your copy of Made Here, Baby at Amazon.com.

Big thanks to the Family Review Network for this review opportunity!! Dont forget to read the comments for a note from the author!!

3 comments:

Bruce H. Wolk May 16, 2009 at 9:56 AM  

Thank you for your kind words. I am humbled. I still track, almost on a daily basis, the recall notifications from the CPSC (www.cpsc.gov). Imported recalls are still a major problem. It's not just toys, but shoes, clothing, furniture, bedding, etc. Last month, nearly 1 Million items were recalled, and in March, 1.5 million items were recalled for lead alone. I wrote Made Here, Baby! for three basic reasons: to give parents a choice over imports; to honor the very courageous women and men who still make wonderful products in this country; and to promote child safety. For despite the millions of recalls, American-made products are virtually absent from the recall list. They are as safe now, as the toys of our great-grandparents. I always love to hear from people. This book was a labor of love, Bruce

Andrea McMann May 16, 2009 at 10:25 AM  

Great review! I'm so glad you liked the book. It sounds like it will be a great resource for you for a long time. :)

Heather G May 17, 2009 at 12:02 AM  

Once again you deliver a great review. Thank you for bringing this book to my attention. As an ER technician I see a lot of children brought into hospitals for numerous injuries caused by unsafe products. Even worse is the fact that the parents' believed, as most of us do, that the things that they buy for their children on American store shelves are up to American standards of manufacturing and safety. The sad fact is that many of these products are not safe. Items are made in countries that have low standards and requirements for manufacturing, if they have them at all. Additionaly, the workers that produce these goods are under-paid, over-worked and would certainly lose their jobs if they were to question authority. There are no Whistle-blower Acts, no job security, no unions, nothing. And honestly, if you could barely feed your family, what would you do? But in America, we have protections for workers, government inspections, and legal recourse for those companies who do not follow safe practices. Mr. Holk has produced a great resources for consumers and you've delivered an excellent review. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. You're great, Casey!

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