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Silver Spring, MD, United States

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babus' Shop Announcement

Welcome to Babus on Etsy.

Come visit my Facebook Page for updates and pictures of recent creations. I only sell baby toys in the Etsy shop, so if you've seen my booth at a craft show, you know there is a vast menagerie of felted wool critters to behold.

If you like what you see there, please like the page. I don't post very often, and mostly the posts are just pics of my recent creations or updates on craft shows I'll be attending.

As a regular vendor at the historic and fabulous Eastern Market in DC, and as a mother of a very feisty boy, my Etsy presence is usually very light. If you are looking for something you saw here before and can't find it, please convo me. Chances are it is something I still make and will happily make again for your.

I ship anywhere in the US at basic to discounted USPS rates. Int'l shipping rates have soared recently. Even a 1.25 oz pkg to Eastern Canada costs over $6! As the majority of my business is conducted domestically, I am no longer listing Int'l shipping options. However, if you are interested, I probably will ship to you; please contact me so I can determine the exact cost. Also, DOMESTIC CUSTOMERS please note that if you require insurance or delivery confirmation, those are at an additional cost and you would need to contact me so I can adjust your listing. Whew! Thank you!

babus' Shop Policies


Hi and welcome! Babus is a name I stole from my husband's family. It was his first little nickname and one we also used with our son Nicholas while he was in utero. Nicky has inspired me to leave behind the world of food (cheesemongering, cooking) and make toys as a WAHM side job. I love doing it. I strive to make toys that are fun, functional, sustainably made and easy-care. Plush items made after August 1, 2008 are stuffed with organic cotton. Most materials are natural (only recycled plastic materials used in noisemakers are an exception). Using a lot of recycled materials helps me keep costs down. I want to make toys people can afford and that I can afford to make! Rest assured that all recycled materials are cleaned and sanitized before use.


I only accept Paypal as of now. I expect payment within 1 week of a completed order or purchase.


I use the Postal Service. I ship as soon as I can after receipt of payment. Regular old snail mail (First Class). If you are planning on purchasing several (more than 3-4) items together, and the shipping totals really add up, convo me and I'll see about consolidating your shipping costs into a Priority Flat Rate box. If you wanted to use Priority to speed things up or buy insurance or confirmation, again, convo me. I am happy to oblige and will charge you accordingly. Finally, I'm offering free first class shipping to APO and FPO addresses.

Refunds and Exchanges

Heaven forbid there is a defect in your item, I will accept a return and credit you the cost of the item plus shipping. If you do not purchase shipping insurance and delivery confirmation, your item is not protected against loss or damage while in transit.

Additional Policies and FAQs

Interested in a custom order? Convo me and we can probably work something together. Once you have agreed to the design and are happy with the finished results, I expect payment within 7 days.

Last Updated February 3, 2011