Monday, March 29, 2010
What a wonderful way to make your new 'chic baby' feel like a special new member of the family. You can personalize the baby's Moses basket with the baby's name or even your last name to make a true family heirloom. Available from Makaboo for $179.99 including the monogramming.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
We love this toy both at home and on the road. It is the Memory Game from Melissa and Doug. It says it is from 5 years old and up but it works from pretty much 2 and up if you don't leave the 'chic one' alone. The game has 7 different topics, such as shapes, vehicle, animals, fruit, etc. These topics have 2 inserts each ( math geniuses like myself realize that means there are 14 different games to choose from). It is a really small and portable game, and unlike other memory games, there are no small pieces or cards to lose. So if you thinking what to pack for entertainment this holiday week...this is greatand suits a lot of ages. Available for $12.99 from Melissa and Doug.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The 'go to gift' for us is something that has been a big hit in our own home...it is the Aquadoodle Draw N Doodle. You basically take the pen the drawing mat comes with and fill it with water and viola! You draw and within minutes it dries back up so you can start again and again and again, so you have a chunk of time with entertained 'chic tots'. I would also recommend getting the extra brush & pen set, which is sold seperately, for when a friend comes so your 'chic' playdate can go smoothly without the typical lesson of 'sharing' and you and your mommy friend can actually get a moment to have a cup of coffee. Available at Target, Amazon and is best priced at Walmart for $22.57.
Monday, March 15, 2010
There is something old fashioned ( maybe the wood) yet at the same time airodynamic ( maybe the reversable handlebars) about this baby doll stroller. I like it even though it is pricey at $260. Available at Y Living, called the Troll Doll Stroller.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
We do have a new favorite toy...it's called CooCoo the rocking clown. It is made by a fabulous company called Blue Orange which has been consistently winning toy awards for the past few years. The wooden ( 2 thumbs up) Coocoo Clown is basically a game of balancing a bunch of colored 'logs' on the extended arms of a clown, as you watch with glee how the clown tries to maintain its balance. Eventually the clown losses its fight and topples over to the amusement of your 'chic little one'...thankfully as our little ones dont have so much patience, the waiting is not too long. I can't wait to try out other products from this company such as Zimbbos and Chickyboom. Costs range from $ 18.49 ( amazon) till about $24 for the Coocoo the Rocking Clown game.