Wednesday – May 19, 2021
I’ve just started working on this fun new concept (because you, my readers, asked for it!)…it’s a brand new website ShopLeadSafeMama.com. It only has products from brands that I trust and whose products I have repeatedly tested and found to be Lead-free [with perhaps an occasional a few other likely Lead-free choices thrown in].
A work in progress…
The new website is a work in progress; I am still in the process of populating the categories with products…but there are images (which are links) for many of the categories below. I am asking for YOUR HELP in coming up with possible additional categories I may not have identified yet. And I suspect/intend that this will perpetually be considered a work in progress. Please leave your category ideas in the comments here on this post so others can see them too.
This new website is a version of my “Amazon Store” (with affiliate links to Lead-free products on Amazon.com and Naturepedic.com as well as links to other companies and Lead-free products I recommend even though I do not have an affiliate relationship with them*). The site will be updated often in response to the steady stream of questions and requests from readers that I get for recommendations.
Also because you asked, I have put this virtual “store” of Lead-free items on its own website ShopLeadSafeMama.com so that shoppers would not have distracting / confusing advertisements to wade through while shopping. The site is 100% ad-free!
Finally each month I will post on the site how much your purchases helped Lead Safe Mama, LLC earn in support of our work helping families protect their children from being exposed to Lead in their homes, childcare centers, schools and environment. You can see those monthly income posts here.
If we get enough traffic on this new website it may also help generate some new corporate sponsorships for Lead Safe Mama, LLC (we will be able to give sponsors the opportunity to have a featured product on the website too!)
Please check it out and let me know what you think! Thank you.
*Currently Lead Safe Mama, LLC only has active affiliate relationships with Naturepedic and Amazon. We do not currently have any active corporate sponsorships (companies who have contributed funds in exchange for promotional consideration.) Solidteknics has contributed 5 sets of frying pans for our upcoming Instagram #Giveaways (link) but has not paid for promotional consideration. CertifiedKit.com and Kleynimals are each owned by friends of Lead Safe Mama, LLC who have sponsored our work in the past (we love their products, but do not currently have a financial relationship with them!) (This statement is as of 5/19/2021 and will be updated when it changes.)
Cheryll Bennett says
great idea. I would love to see a Made in America category.
Cheryll Bennett says
Or a made in Europe…
I have those in the “Country of Origin” Index! 🙂
Are you considering having a non-amazon.com store? That website refuses to guarantee that the products you receive are not counterfeit. That means your readers could purchase something based on your recommendations, but end up with leaded items in their home anyway. (I realize affiliate programs are essential for what you do (and I am SO VERY grateful for what your work), so I was hoping you might soon consider affiliate programs with retailers who guarantee that what shows up on your front porch is legit (ie Walmart, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, etc.).)
Hi Sharyn! Gah – yeah – it is so hard. I hate monetizing my work in this way and I HATE Amazon. My long-term goal is to create a Lead Safe Mama line of products. In the meantime I try to write posts that serve as guidelines so people can use my guidelines to shop wherever they like and to buy whatever brands they prefer (within the guidelines). This post is like that (with guidelines for pots and pans):
And here’s another example (guidelines for casseroles):
And here’s another example (guidelines for mugs):
So that there are Amazon links – plus guidelines for purchasing off Amazon.
Thank you for commenting and thank you for your kind words!
Dayna W. says
I was hoping to find a silverware category. We need a new set for our growing family and I was hoping to find the Oneida Stainless Michelangelo set both vintage and new reviewed on your site. Would love some more safe options though even if those were not included.
Here is Tamara’s summary post with links to all of the silverware she has tested. There are some great Lead-free options 🙂 304 Stainless Steel is always a safe way to go!