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Pip, Pip and Green-You-Go

Pip, Pip and Green-You-Go

“Waste not, want not,” mom always said. So, mom entrepreneur Christina started Citizen Pip and created a complete, “muck-free”, reusable lunch system. This stylish Soup to Nuts Kit includes everything you need to pack a meal, from the non-squishable sandwich-sized container, to the insulated soup jar. You’ll also find utensils, cloth napkins, snack-sized containers, and a water bottle.  And it is all certified to be lead-free, phthalate-free and BPA-free by a CPSIA-accredited lab. As an addition, I … Read entire article »

Filed under: Back to School, Contests, Coupons, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

Zoom, Zoom Around the Room!

Zoom, Zoom Around the Room!

Kids love pushing little toy cars around the room. A great place to push all your little vehicles is the Driving Around Town Play Mat from Rocket Bug Toys (My Lullabug – $29). Moms know what kids like, and this mom entrepreneur thoroughly kid-tested the play mat, taking special care to create an attractive, functional, fun, and safe toy for your little ones. An alternative to bulky and often expensive rugs, this inexpensive mat folds easily.  It … Read entire article »

Filed under: 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Contests, Made in the USA, Pre-schoolers, Push Toys, School Aged Children, Toddlers, Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (Pre-School)

Make a Splash

Make a Splash

Imagine a toy that is reusable, suitable for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children, rolls up for storage, and inspires creativity without any mess–and you’ll have Aquadoodle.  My daughter will draw all day long, but she always wants a clean page.  We save a few of her paintings, but mainly she just enjoys doodling. Since she is not attached to any of her masterpieces quite yet, it seems a shame to fill page after page, wasting … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Art, Bath Time, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toddlers, Toys (Pre-School)

Baby Headbangers Ball

Baby Headbangers Ball

Crib Rock Couture is a celebrity favorite parent favorite. You’ve seen Kingston, Maddox, and many other hip babies sporting their Concert Series tees for tots. Now, Crib Rock Couture is launching their Metal Mania sustainable nursery decor. Like the Concert Series t-shirts, this wall art blends youthful themes with a hip aesthetic. We have the Monkey Drummer Steel Wall Hook, a fun rock and roll addition to any jungle-themed kids room. For their baby girl, Jessica Alba … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Celebrity Babies, Coupons, Hip Find, Made in the USA, Nursery Decor, Shower Gifts

Potty Like a Rockstar With Corolle Dolls

Potty Like a Rockstar With Corolle Dolls

Kids love to role play and realistic looking dolls can help them tackle each new childhood challenge. Corolle Dolls provide a high-quality, child-safe, washable, lovable baby doll option for kids of all ages. June is National Potty Training Awareness Month (No, Seriously), so we’re excited to share Paul and Emma with you. This adorable duo can help make toilet training a healthy, enjoyable learning experience for your toddler or preschooler. We’re in the pre-potty training stage at our house … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Dolls, Potty Training, Pre-schoolers, Toddlers, Toys (Pre-School)

MonkeyBean Toys Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)

MonkeyBean Toys Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)

Monkey Bean Toys is one of our Retailers of Toys to Trust. Their selection includes lots of beautiful wooden and plush items, most of which are manufactured in North America or Europe. Just to make sure their toys are safe, Monkey Bean uses a hand-held X-Ray Fluorescence Metal Analyzer (the same model used by the US FDA for frontline screening of heavy metal contamination) to test toys manufactured in China. Click HERE to visit MonkeyBean Toys and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons, Eco-Friendly, Toy Stores, Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School)

Is my (Doll)House Safe?

Is my (Doll)House Safe?

A reader e-mailed us because she had concerns about the Melissa & Doug Victorian Dollhouse ($150, unfurnished) she had purchased for her daughter. After checking out the research we e-mailed her, she felt comfortable keeping this child-safe dollhouse. Melissa & Doug manufactures in China and many parents are understandably concerned about the lead paint recalls. We have faith in Melissa & Doug’s safety procedures and testing and Melissa & Doug has not had a single … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Crafts, Dolls, Made in the USA, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toys (Pre-School)