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*New Toyfinder App BabyLOVE makes Holiday Shopping Easy

*New Toyfinder App BabyLOVE makes Holiday Shopping Easy

If you can believe it, there are only 69 days left until Christmas and 52 days until Hanukkah. The clock is ticking and, even though I LOOOOOVE to shop, I’m getting a bit anxious on what on earth I’m going to get my son, nephews, nieces, neighbors, you name it. Every time you turn on the TV, some new commercial comes on promoting some toy that your kid instantly wants. Every web site has a … Read entire article »

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Ambi Toys are BACK and in full Retro Swing!

Ambi Toys are BACK and in full Retro Swing!

If you’re a classic toy lover like me, you may already be familiar with the iconic Ambi® brand, the manufacturer of infant and toddler toys with a fabulously retro design and feel. In years past, only a few items were available in the US for purchase. Now, the ENTIRE 44 piece Ambi collection is available in the US, under the direction of Galt Toys!!! For forty years, Ambi® Toys have been developing infant toys with a purity of design and … Read entire article »

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The 5th Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

The 5th Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, and I received samples of many of the toys featured. I was a part of the team that helped ASTRA create Neighborhood Toy Store Day in 2010, and I have worked with them as a consultant since 2009. However, my opinions are not influenced by my work with ASTRA. I’ve donated numerous hours to shop local campaigns after seeing the importance of local business while serving on the School … Read entire article »

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Craftsbury Kids Coupon Code for 10% Off (Deal of the Day)

Craftsbury Kids is the place to look for unique, handmade toys, clothing, art and decor, and gifts for babies and children. So it is no surprise we’ve featured some of their selections in our Guide to the Hottest Holiday Toys for 2008. This gorgeous Caterpillar Pull Toy ($34.00) is handmade of hardwoods in the USA. Stack, pull, and watch the wheels spin–and you’ll still enjoy him as he rests on your shelf. I think this adorable Plush Matryoshka … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Coupons, Fair Trade, Made in the USA, Teething, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages)

Baby, Get Down!

Baby, Get Down!

When space and money are in short supply, I love finding products that have multiple uses. The 3-in-1 Stepping Stone Play Mat from One Step Ahead changes with your baby as he grows and develops. First, the play mat begins as a great tummy time spot. There are plenty of textures, colors, mirrors, soft toys, and more attached to the mat–including the all-important baby-safe mirror. Because all the action takes place on the mat, it is a … Read entire article »

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Hottest Holiday Toys Guide and 12 Days of Giveaways Starts Today!

Our Hottest Holiday Toys Guide is here! Check out our picks for the best pretend play, push and pull, building toys, plus the top arts and crafts supplies, non-toxic teethers, and more! And, of course, there’s swag! Starting today, we’re hosting 12 Days of Giveaways! Remember to come back everyday for a new giveaway.  Better yet, subscribe to our e-mail digest so you’ll never miss a hip review, chic sweeps, or fabulous deal. Get into the giving spirit … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chanukah, Christmas, Play, Seasonal, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School)

Baby’s First Blocks

Baby’s First Blocks

Baby Mwah received these soft organic blocks ($28) from NewBornMom, a hip eco-friendly baby store, a few months ago. The blocks match NewBornMom’s luxe organic elephant crib sheets($40), which I’d been drooling over since they would look so pretty in my animal-themed nursery.  Initially Baby Mwah showed no interest in the blocks, so I used them as nursery decorations since the pretty cream and blue patterns matched my nursery decor.  Once baby started sitting up independently, I reintroduced the blocks. These … Read entire article »

Filed under: Developmental Toys, Eco-Friendly, Organic, Play, Stuffed Animals, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M)

Little Jet Set Baby Travel Gift Pack Contest

Little Jet Set Baby Travel Gift Pack Contest

Traveling with a baby or toddler can be a joy if you are well-prepared and flexible. Little Jet Set aims to help you in the preparation department. We’ve reviewed some of the award winning travel gear and toys from this fabulous children’s boutique in the past and have included several of their selections in our Travel Tips: Best Gear for Traveling with Babies and Children. Little Jet Set is generously offering a Baby Travel Gift … Read entire article »

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Grow Organically With Natural Pod

Grow Organically With Natural Pod

Natural Pod has one of the most unique selections of heirloom-quality, natural and organic toys, clothing, and gifts. This Canadian-based store only stocks eco-friendly and child-safe wooden and cloth toys, organic clothing, and sustainable items, most of which are made in Canada, the USA, or Europe. My tot checked out a few of Natural Pod’s toddler toys and pre-schooler favorites. She’s carrying around the Poot & Boogie Doll from their Natural and Organic Dolls section. Poot … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boutiques, Dolls, Eco-Friendly, Featured Store, Musical Toys, Organic, Toddlers, Toy Stores, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School)

Naturally Playful at Natural Pod

If you are looking for natural and organic toys so gorgeous, you won’t want your child to put them away, check out the selection at Natural Pod. These toys are made from natural materials and promote open-ended play. Toddlers will enjoy the old-fashioned push and pull toys, like Baby Diva’s Elephant on Wheels. This toy is far larger and sturdier than it appears on the website. With oversized wheels, and an easy-to-grip ball for pulling, this … Read entire article »

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