February 1, 2008
I love holidays and do my best to decorate and celebrate them as much as I can. Oompa has a bunch of toys perfect for Valentine's Day which must be for parents like me! My personal favorites from this list in clude the Pia Beanbag from Haba, the Kinderwagenkette Stroller Toy from Sigikid, the Heart Pacifier chain from Sigikid, and the Carpet From the Heart by Haba. If you want to celebrate Valentine's Day with your child, you should check out all the other great products they have.
January 31, 2008
Simple toys are often times the most creative as well as the most pleasing to look at. The Log Rocker at Modernseed is probably the most simple looking rocking "horse" we've ever seen, and we really love that. Your child will be able to use his imagination so that this horse can become almost anything. It's large enough that two children can use it, but one can easily as well.
January 16, 2008
Andy never really got the hang of shape sorters, but like many babies he certainly loves things that make noise. He would get a real kick out of this Rolling Shape Sorter. Your toddler will puzzle over how the blocks get in and out, and will love rolling and chasing the clackety-clacking toy. And best of all, it's on sale right now!
January 10, 2008
This looks like a great little toy for the sandbox or beach. This Sand and Water Trowel has a shovel on one end and a scoop on the other. It's perfect for digging holes and trenches, as well as fetching water. And at only $4, it's a perfect addition to every beach bag.
January 7, 2008
We drove over 800 miles to visit family for Thanksgiving, and like many families, we were not sure what to bring with us to keep Andy occupied. We realized that we had few toys that were easily packed into my diaper bag. A quick trip to our local chain toy store made me realize there isn't much out there that I could buy to bring along with us. Had I planned ahead, I think that something like the Monster Pals Finger Puppets would have been ideal. They are small and can be brought anywhere. If he needed entertainment in the car, at a restaurant, or anywhere else, I could have pulled these out and easily kept him happy. Plus, finger puppets are easier on my hand than hand puppets, which always cause strain after only a few minutes. Also available are the Farm Friends Finger Puppets.
January 3, 2008
For the baby that loves stacking toys, the Jumbo Wood Pull Toy Train is a great idea. As he gets older, he can learn to use the train for imaginary play. It's made of all wood parts, has three train cars, and there are 18 colorful blocks.
December 31, 2007
Becoming a big brother or sister is a momentous occasion for a child, and it's important to make them feel special when the big day arrives. I really like the idea of the Big Sister Kit and Big Brother Kit. The kit includes a camera and photo album, activity book and crayons, bubbles, and a Big Sister or Brother Checklist. If you're worried about your older child feeling left out, this might be a good way to help him or her feel important and a part of the event.
December 28, 2007
Andy received a car just like this classic metal speedster for Christmas. He loves getting on it and riding around, even if he hasn't quite mastered the art of pushing himself forward yet. This car is a high quality metal car with the colors and decals of a classic speedster. It is solidly built and will last for generations and will only look better as it develops a few scuffs and a patina. If you use the code
FILLY10 at checkout, you can receive 10% off your order!
December 27, 2007
We've found that a noise-maker is invaluable when you have a baby that refuses to sleep soundly. It helps even out the sounds of a creaking house, so they don't startle your baby awake. Fisher Price makes the Miracles & Milestones Select-a-Show Soother to help keep your baby soothed and rested. You can choose between Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Beautiful Dreamer, classical selections from Bach and Beethoven, and nature sounds like a babbling brook or tweeting birdies. This device also projects a changable picture onto a wall or ceiling. By changing the card you can choose between a high-contrast newborn oriented design, complex shapes and colors for young infants, and a moon and stars scene.
December 26, 2007
I mentioned before how much Andy loved Linking Letters. I think that the Linko™ Clip-Together Teethers + Toys would have been even better. These linking toys include a mirror, talking doll, squishy bobble, picture frame, and teether. They have lots of different textures and colors and can be added or removed from the chain. They will keep your baby entertained for months.