Saturday, January 12, 2008

Blanket Review : Cariboo Blanket & Giveaway


This blanket prompted me to make a whole new category of reviews as blankets are becoming as high tech as mp3 players these days.

Cariboo makes beautiful high end luxurious baby furniture (the type a mom like me could only dream of!) and their Cariboo blanket is no exception.

Now don't let this scare you, but its made of 100% WOOL.. seriously not joking.. don't go running for the hills until you read the rest. I promise its worth it.

I have very sensitive skin and though I love wool for its great properties and environmentally friendly appeal, wearing (or sleeping on) wool for me is out of the question. I would wake up covered in hives or look like a rabid animal got a hold of me in the morning. I was assured before receiving this blanket that wool or not this blanket would be soft and totally itch free as well as hyper allergenic which until this review I would have considered thats craziness.

The Cariboo blanket is made of Puretec wool which is what gives it its superpowers. Just a few benefits of Puretec : itch free, Formaldehyde free, Naturally fire-retardant, Completely hypo-allergenic, they are even made with eco-friendly dye!

Blanket Color Choices
I think I should add that the green is more of a sage than a neon like the picture shows.


Well I have been carrying this blanket around in my diaper bag for almost a few weeks now and I have to say I am impressed. It is a very simple blanket, no fancy colors, no flashy design, but pound for pound it is far more versitile than the a typical newborn blanket. It is incredibly and surprisingly fluffy and we have used it from everything from a changing pad and snot catcher, to a windbreaker, and most importantly a nap time blanket. Its really folds up smaller than you would imagine and it fits perfectly in my diaper bag without adding a lot of extra weight unlike some of Connor's cotton blankets.

Only two downfalls I can see with this blanket. Though it is machine washable it is not advised that you dry the blanket in the dryer. Though I will note that it air drys in a very short amount of time so that is only a mild inconvenience. Otherwise the only thing that may scare some of you off is the price. Lets just say that luxury begets a luxury price tag. With a price tag of $99 this blanket is not for the die hard frugal moms out there. I only wish we had the toddler size as it will be a very sad day when Connor outgrows this one. I guess we will have to ask Santa!

Want one?
The Cariboo Blanket sells for $99.95 on Amazon for the infant size and $159.95 for the toddler size.

But wait... we have good news!

You can win a Cariboo Blanket of your very own!

Enter to Win :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Go visit Cariboo Baby. Tell me in your post what Cariboo product is your favorite and why!
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you (be it leave me your email address on the post if you don't want to leave it in the comment.
  • For an extra entry :
    • Spread the Word!
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • NonBloggers - Email five of your friends about this contest and cc: me at angelaandconnor at gmail.com (Im not so sure about using this method in later contests so let me know if you like it or not)
  • This contest will end Jan 21th at midnight!
  • One winner will win a Cariboo Baby Blanket (infant size) in natural (white)!! Thanks SCIchild for the giveaway donation!

195 Comments:

Miscellany Mom said...

i like the earth folding bassinet.. looks like it would be easy for travel too!

jbubolz-miller said...

I like the euro tote- awesome for going out and about - friends homes, etc and having an instant bed and tote at the same time!

PS said...

I love the activity gym. I love that it doesn't look like an ugly hunk of plastic! I love that it attaches to the bassinet! Wow! Great line of products!!

jbubolz-miller said...

jbubolz-miller@hotmail.com is my email= ooops!

Haffner Home said...

I would love the blanket. My toddler is such a snuggler and I would love to use for baby #2 who is on the way!

angie said...

the euro tote looks so versatile and useful.
angiegammage at rogers.com

Amanda said...

I love their activity gym. It's nice that it not such loud and bright colors.
Beautiful blanket! My boys would love it. They are very partial to soft blankies =}

Sarah said...

I love their activity gym. I like the way of using a natural product rather than a hunk of plastic.

sarah.rowan at opuscorp dot com

Alexia said...

I really like how all of the Cariboo products are so simple. There are no flashy colors, no batteries and endless singing. Just modern, yet classy baby furniture.

I've blogged about your contest here: http://themommyrambles.blogspot.com/2007/09/if-youre-bored.html

Wired Wilsons said...

The classic Cariboo bassinet is my favorite - beautiful, modern, simple, one of a kind elegance!

Camille
wiredwilsons [at] gmail [dot] com

www.snaphappymama.com

Becca said...

This blanket sounds fantastic, but aside from that, I think I'd really like modern look of their Classic Changing Table. So cool!

Andrea said...

I'd love to win this blanket for our baby on the way! I posted about it here as well: http://www.jonathanandandrea.blogspot.com/2007/09/countless-contests.html

Shannon said...

I would go with the blanket as it would be the most useful for my little guy.

palmersf@comcast.net

mar said...

The Cariboo Acitivity Gym is my favorite item. I like that it can be used on the floor or be connected to the bassinet as a mobile.

Kelly said...

The blanket is adorable but I also like the activity gym

Thank you.

:)

Lesha said...

I love the puretec blanket, because it is very eco friendly.

royaldixie said...

I really love the Cariboo Classic Bassinet in Mahogany. Thank you for this great giveaway! I love great, classic blankets that are eco-friendly!!!

royaldixie@charter.net

cdziuba said...

The activity gym looks great, looks like it would keep our granddaughter busy!

windycindy said...

Hello! I like the "Euro Tote!"
Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Traumajnke said...

My favorite item is the blanket. I am impressed that it is 100% wool and that they have managed to make a wool blanket that does not itch! Great colors too.

Danielle said...

The Earth folding bassinet is so simple yet beautiful! I love it!
dansan826 at yahoo dot com

Brooke said...

The earth bassinet set is really lovely. Please randomly select me!!!

Stephanie said...

I like the activity gym. It's so simple and classic instead of over-the-top and uber stimulating.

Kristen said...

I love the design of the bassinets. But I truly, truly love the blankets and hope I win.

Not the Queen said...

I think the blankets are my favorite. Every baby needs a good, soft, durable blanket.

linda said...

I live the furniture esp the basinettes they are simply made and the wood is gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

I think the bassinet is really kool and the blakets are soo comfy looking!

The Saunders Family said...

The bassinets are great...
mom2maria at hotmail dot com

Tuesday Girl said...

I love the activity gym! It looks compact and fun for baby.

Paige said...

I think that euro tote looks great. And I'd love to win the blanket!

dodo said...

Love the Gentle Motion bassinet because you can use it to rock a baby to sleep and it's eco-friendly!

Julie said...

I love the blankets! I want it for myself! :-)

Taryn said...

I love the activity gym! Its so simple. I'm tired of crazy colored baby gear!

The Robinson's said...

The bassinets are gorgeous, and the earth bassinet set is absolutely beautiful! I love the natural simplicty of these products. Thanks for entering me!

kevnjacks said...

The gentle motions bassinet looks great! :) Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

lace said...

The activity gym is amazing. No plastic, no annoying songs, no garish colors. I love this activity gym!

Crystal said...

I really like the gentle motions bassinet. Such a simple look, but so beautiful

Kammy said...

The classic bassinet and the activity gym. They are so simple, beautiful and they look like they are strudy and great quality.

agordon10 said...

I like the activity gym, it is so modern looking.

Tara said...

I think the Euro Tote is super cool!

peg42 said...

I adore the ACTIVITY GYM. How adorable. Thanks for the giveaway.

Shannon said...

The euro tote would be handy to use on the go.

~Amber~ said...

My toddler loves blankets, so that is actually my favorite item on the site....she would love it in brown!

n-leclair said...

Love to win this for my nephew to be...

lev53211 said...

i like the folding changing table. i like that it folds up and you can easily move it from room to room.

Naomi said...

I really, really was hoping someone would get me the bassinet for Jasper but no such luck and I couldn't justify buying one since we had a perfectly good moses basket. I also LOVE the activity gym. How cool is that? Cariboo seems to be a great eco-conscious company. Maybe I'll get to try them if I have another baby!

Naomi said...

Whoops, also blogged here:

http://superdumbsupervillain.blogspot.com/2007/09/win-stuff-this-week.html

Shelly said...

I love the activity gym!

jenavidez said...

oh wow this stuff is so cute. i love the activity gym, i have seen NOTHING like this...awesome!

Jessica said...

I love this! I think I'd love the blanket the best. You can never have too many, especially amazing ones like that. I would have chosen the euro-tote, but I have it and think it is fabulous! It is essential if you travel with baby... so versatile! And, it comes with covers that can be changed according to warm or cold weather.

Jennifer P said...

Wow! Cool stuff! I like the Classic Bassinet--our house is tiny, and it'd be lovely to have the baby in with us w/o the big crib!

Bree said...

I love the activity gym- no plastic- horray!

mverno said...

the activiyt gym its great for my grandson

bison61 said...

I liked the cariboo earth folding bassinet, the activity gym was also nice

tiramisu392@yahoo.com

Erin said...

The Classic Bassinet is lovely. Thanks for the contest!

emhagedon at gmail

Erin & David said...

I have seen their bassinets before and thought they looked pretty stylish.

Katie said...

My favorite is the Classic Bassinet in Mahogany because it has such a beautiful, simple and modern design.

mauimama said...

My favorite! I love the folding earth bassinet! It reminds me of the pioneer days. So darling.

Amber Sell said...

I love the classic bassinet because of it's classy look and it's easy-to-clean feature. I've never had one, but I know it would be very helpful for baby #2.

Erica said...

the folding bassinet looks so simple, I love it!

MamaChristy said...

That folding bassinet is really something special. I'd love to win the blanket, too!

normanfam at gmail dot com

nicole said...

I like the puretec blanket in pink

Heather said...

the folding basinette is neat!

jffryclough said...

the euro-tote is it!

Milk Mama said...

I love the Gentle Motions bassinet!!! I hope I win! Thank you!
(My email is sarahmarie.pemberton@gmail.com )

Anonymous said...

I love the activity gym. We are expecting a new grandaughter and this would be perfect for her.

Becky said...

I like the activity gym also.

Kathy cats4me@frontiernet.net said...

Love the Cariboo Earth Puretec blanket because it's made of natural fibers and is soft and anti-itch!

drewmike said...

what a great prize. I would love to win this.

CrazyDaizy said...

I just love the Cariboo™ Gentle Motions® Bassinet, it looks great and is so functional and can fold up thats just great.

Laurie said...

i think i'm in love with the earth bassinet set. so sweet looking!

blogging you now: fishbowlfanatics.blogspot.com

Leenburke@yahoo.com said...

The Activity Gym looks so wonderful! Thanks for the contest!

Susanne said...

Love the Euro Tote...I love bags!! Thanks...but the blanket is beautiful!!!

stbaisch@yahoo.com

jennmalan said...

The Activity Gym would be great I am pregnant

LINDALSHOT said...

I like the activity gym too but the Puretec blankets are exceptional.

nor_lou said...

I really like the The Cariboo Activity Gym

scrappydo said...

I really like how all of the Cariboo products are so simple. There are no flashy colors, no batteries and endless singing

Aura said...

I have loved the gentle motions bassinet since I saw it at the beginning of my pregnancy. I love how it saves so much space, is so modern looking, can be used with the changing table or activity gym, so easy to clean (there really isn't anything I don't love about it). Although I'm due next month my husband forbade me from buying a new bassinet because ours works fine. Oh well, maybe I'll win the blanket

ky2here said...

The classic cariboo bassinet is, well....classic.

bhjustice said...

The Cariboo Acitivity Gym would be great for my grandson!

Margie said...

I like the earth bassinet set

Anonymous said...

I love your Earth Bassinett Set.

Shay
shaythatcher@yahoo.com

Renae H said...

I LOVE the Classic Bassinett!

renae18[at]gmail[dot]com

Lily Pad Mom said...

Love, love, love the Earth Folding Basinett set.

Anonymous said...

I like the earth folding bassinet the best. I love the cover and the sleek lines and the convenience of folding it up when not in use.
tatelounsbery@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the Classic Bassinett!

Brandy

tibral(@)bellsouth(.)net

abymom said...

love the eurotote and the pink and sage blankets...
we are adopting a toddler so those would both be great...

Anonymous said...

would love love love the blanket for my little one

beachcombermom2004@yahoo.com

Robin said...

That blanket is my fav. We LOVE wool! lol.
Thanks for the op.

Carol said...

The blanket would be lovely for my grandchild.

Anonymous said...

i've always loved the activity gym! the blanket is beautiful.
thanks

disarray [at] onebox [dot] com

Stephanie said...

Besides the Blanket, the activity gym is my fave product! It just looks so sturdy and is so classy looking! It would fit into my home decor,too!!!

Chrysa said...

Love the euro-tote

David said...

My wife adores the earth folding bassinet for our baby.

carolsue said...

I like the activity gym. Everything is very cool, though!

Val said...

I actually like Puretec blankets the best - they look so warm and comfortable and it makes me want to get one for myself too.

vboackle said...

i have a new grandbaby,i think i needed a grandbaby shower .i love all your items,very nice.

sweetsue said...

I like the Classic Changing Table. It would go well in my daughters nursery.

retellingstories said...

The Euro Tote looks amazing, as do the blankies! My 10 month old ADORES her blankies, so this would be a perfect addition!

Kira said...

I love the classic bassinet!

Edq143 said...

I really like the Activity gym. It's different and cute. I also like the prize blanket in black

michelena2000 said...

I would love the blanket

Holly said...

love the Classic Bassinet for my little guy--we cosleep but i would love this for the daytime.

Hedi said...

I like the classic Changing Table! Thanks for giveaway!

gjgille said...

I love their activity gym! I think it is an essential thing to have for your baby to keep developing correctly.

imjasonc said...

I would love the black toddler blanket.

redron said...

activity gym

porchswinger said...

The earth bassinet is lovely

Bebemiqui said...

I like the Eurotote because we travel a lot!

Nissa said...

I like the gentle motions bassinet. The bassinets are so lovely!

Gina said...

Well, it's all fabulous. The bassinets are beautiful. I especially love the activity gym because it's not all obnoxious and plastic like every other activity gym on earth.

clynsg said...

I think the activity gym would be my favorite, although it is a close call! Versatile, environmentally friendly and quality construction.

clynsg@yahoo.com

sachidewey said...

I really love the Earth bassinet!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE the CARIBOO EARTH FOLDING BASSINET. It is simple yet elegant and easy to travel with. Beautiful. Thanks!

mogrill@comcast.net

J.J. said...

I really like the Classic Changing Table, the blankets are very nice too!

dakotasmom said...

I love the Gentle Motions Bassinet. It is gorgeous and very classy.

Jessilyn82 said...

You can't go wrong with the blankets- warm, soft, durable, and of course adorable!

TheAngelForever said...

Love their blankets. My boys love to cuddle soft things, and this would be amazing.

TheAngelForever
the_angel_forever at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

I actually love the Puretech blanket in sage the best - it's a beautiful color & looks so warm! I'd love to win, so please count me in!

Happy Tuesday to you!

Jennifer :-)

Stacey Moore said...

love the activity gym because may be used as a natural play environment on the floor or as a bassinet mobile for any of the Cariboo model bassinets!! that's too cool!! thanks so much

joni514 said...

THE Classic Bassinet IS SO ATTRACTIVE

Tenebrae said...

I like the look of both the classic bassinet and the classic changing table. It's great that they are made of lumber harvested in a sustainable manner, but to be honest, that's not the first thing that jumps out at me -- it's the pure simple lines of them I find so elegant and attractive.

linda_warner(at)juno(dot)com

Tes283 said...

Bassinet Changing Table is perfect for little backs, no more concern that they will roll off.
Also, looks super-easy to clean.
Thank you

pancak said...

I love the clean lines of the Classic Bassinet, as well as the lovely wood color.

Amy said...

I like the Puretec blanket. It looks so soft and cuddly. aewalls425@hotmail.com

bkh61959 said...

I love the fact that the puretice blanket is natural and anit prickle and itch proof. thanks and good luck to all of you

Tammy said...

CARIBOO EARTH FOLDING BASSINET -- I love the canopy that goes with it!

Dawn said...

the baby blanket sounds fabulous!

DOODLEGIRL said...

PURETEC BLANKETS in natural

Petra said...

love the Activity Gym what goes with the bassinet - lots of playtime

kailani said...

I would love this blanket in pink. It matches everything we have! LOL!

I'll link back this evening at An Island Review. Mahalo!

anislandlife at yahoo dot com

melonkelli said...

The Activity Gym is nice!

taureau AT yahoo DOT com

Kirsten said...

I have never seen an activity gym as cool as that one!

ljgenser said...

I'm embarrassed to say that I'm pregnant with my first and I still sleep with MY baby blanket. My favorite item is the Puretec blanket in pink. Hopefully my little girl will love her blankie as much as I love mine.

jaydonco1 said...

The activity gym will blend in beautifully with the decor and it looks like it will keep our little one busy and happy!

JewelsHud said...

I love the Cariboo Earth Folding Bassinet - so beautiful and practical!!

caseydeuce said...

I love the Classic Changing Table. A changing table to begin with is one of my neccesities, but that one is just nice to look at too!!

num1twinkie at yahoo dot com

Amber said...

The blanket for my all natural baby.

Heather said...

I love the Puretec blankets!

kamewh said...

the folding bassinet

carrie said...

Lovin the euro tote here

mountainrailway at gmail dot com

emily said...

this blanket is calling my name....the Puretec blanket looks almost good enough to eat! thanks for a great contest!

ProjectHope said...

the polartec blanket is beautiful. I love that it is so natural, yt hypoallergenic. and what pretty colors. this is a must have! thanks for the giveaway.
cathy b

ProjectHope said...

whoops i need to get some sleep... sorry about that .. i meant PURETEC BLANKET!!! tim to get some shut eye.. thanks for the giveaway and the site review.

Tiffany M said...

the earth folding bassinet is my favorite. It reminds me of a hotel in Peru where my husband and I stayed on our honeymoon!

C. Gwynn said...

I love the ACTIVITY GYM. It is cool it can a bassinet and a gym.

sbashs said...

Love the Folding Bassinet.

cdrury said...

THANKS FOR OFFERING THE CONTESTS!!!
activity gym for my nephew!!

Bakersdozen said...

I love the blankets because they offer warmth without being itchy.

- MB said...

the euro tote is great

tlcfromtn said...

I really like the Cariboo Activity Gym. It looks so much nicer than the plastic ones that are sold.

RJ said...

It was hard to decide between the really great products. Finally decided on CARIBOO EARTH FOLDING BASSINET. Very cool and earth friendly item!

Aisling said...

The Gentle Motions Bassinet is lovely. Right now it's my "favorite" product at Cariboo Earth (but tomorrow I might find something different).

Clarissa said...

The Earth Bassinett Set is my fav.

blueviolet said...

I love the Puretec blanket because babies just love their blankies sooooo much.

caden@pineland.net said...

The Earth Bassinet is wonderful.

Erica G said...

I love the Earth Bassinet set. It looks so peaceful and safe for newborns.

Storm said...

Ever since I first laid eyes on the Cariboo website awhile back (I was already familiar with their awesome stuff!) I had fallen in love with their Earth Bassinet! It's simple, and even easy to move around from room to room if neccessary (and to fold up to wait for the next baby!)

JOYVEN said...

I'd like the blanket in natural

admdm said...

I love the euro tote!

paryjeja said...

I like the CARIBOO EARTH FOLDING BASSINET

Sheila said...

My favorite product is the Caribou Earth Folding Bassinet because not only is it made of unbleached cotton and is very attractive and space conscious (foldable), but it also has 0% formaldehyde emission !

Amanda said...

i like the cariboo earth folding bassinet!

Mel said...

I absolutely adore the little activity gym!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
Email: fructifying (at) ourblessedarrows (dot) com

theyyyguy@yahoo.com said...

Babylicious Yummy Blanket

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

Qtpies7 said...

I love the Cariboo Gentle motions bassinette. So cute! And with the changing table and activity toy attachments, it is too cute!

Love the blanket too, but I am a frugal mom, so I would not be able to bring myself to buy it. Boohoo!

I blogged you at http://qtpies7-goodstuff.blogspot.com/2008/01/sunday-contests_20.html

ldrnc2000 said...

I LOVE the Red Haute Momma EuroTote! What a great idea! And I can imagine that it does keep the baby feeling safe and content.

dolls123 said...

ACTIVITY GYM

Elizabeth said...

The Cariboo Activity Gym is my favorite product.

Kathleen said...

I love the classic bassinet because it has such a simple design and could easily fit in with my furniture. You might not even guess it was a bassinet.
Thanks!

Auriette said...

I like the activity gym. If money were no object I'd have one of those, and one of every color of the blanket!

memetu said...

The Nod Chair = nap time mood setting.

ladyhawkal said...

I like it all, but I guess I like the
PURETEC BLANKETS best

ele said...

I love the activity gym because it is so versatile!

brianpiero said...

... love the no-itch wool blankets naturally, but that bright red "Euro Tote" caught my eye as well: "Danger, Baby !!!".

senorpiero at yahoo dot com

garrettsambo said...

I love the PureTec Blankets because they are 100% natural and so versatial. They are a godsend that can be carried anywhere

Twipey said...

The activity gym looks like a lot of fun.

mrsdogooder said...

the natural no itch blanket, I love it

Sarah said...

I love their bassinets, and the veil for the bassinets. I think they look like super baby beds!

Thanks for a super giveaway!

paula h said...

I like the Caribou Earth Bassinet. It looks great and has heriloom qualities.

Carissa said...

I love the Eart Bassinet set because it looks so classy.

Sundi said...

I love the Puretec Pink Blanket -- so cute and cozy!

ksrutledge AT hotmail DOT com

Grace said...

Classic Bassinet

Stephen A said...

the caribou Earth bassinet would be great for my boy who is coming in May!

dianerph said...

I love the Cariboo blanket because it just looks soooooo cozy.

Anonymous said...

I love the classic changing trable. It looks very sleek.

Angela Koga tisaynababae@yahoo.com

Noggy said...

I love the activity gym...my grand-daughter is 3 months old and has been curious about her surroundings since day one. Now she is at that age where reaching and kicking are an important part of her development. I love that the gym is solid wood, het lightweight. Also the natural products that this site offers are big on my list of must haves.

bindrid said...

i love the bassinettes...very cool

bndraldy said...

I absolutely love the blankets! Next on my list would be the activity gym. It is so important for their development. These are very high quality construction as well as eco-friendly. Thank you for this giveaway. Please enter me to win!

Anonymous said...

I love it all Friends Are all becoming Grandmothers and I would love to give them this and I also am having Friends have Babies I am at strange stage in life would love to have some of these as gifts I wish I had these 11 years ago...WONDERFUL

Gina Maria said...

I simply adore the baby blankets. They look like you can sink in them and go fast asleep. Thanks for the opportunity. I like the chocolate and the pink. Happy New Year. I'm at bunny406@aol.com

rosans4@insightbb.com said...

Love the bassinet

hammielover1 said...

That blanket would go very nicely with the Gentle Motions Bassinet!
vghunter@sprynet.com

lilyk said...

My favorite Cariboo product is the Puretec blanket because it looks warm and cozy.

topkat said...

The classic bassinette it can be used as a laundry basket when the child outgrowsit. It's also beautiful

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