Review: All Around Sodor Thomas Train

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  My oldest son is obsessed with trains. He loves all the cartoons that have trains, especially Thomas. We have bath toys, pillows, towels, and toys…lots of toys….that have that train on it. When I saw the Thomas & Friends All Around Sodor toy, I knew I would have to get it. It’s too cute… Read More

Beados Review by Kids (VIDEO)

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Another new product has attacked our TV and infiltrated all the commercial breaks during kids’ programming this holiday season. Beados is not necessarily a brand new product because it came out earlier this year, but they sure are doing a push to get our kids’ attention. It’s like I can hear the commercial echo in… Read More

B. H2- Whoa Water Drawing Board Review

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  My son’s a typical boy, in the sense that he doesn’t like to sit still…. ever. He’s my only child (for now), so I don’t really know any different.  Chasing after him all day long just seems like my norm.  Which, for the majority of the time, is great. I love watching him explore… Read More

Baby Cargo Fiona Bag Video Spotlight + Giveaway

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(Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY at the bottom of the post! It’s a Win one for you AND your friend PARTY!) Thanks so much to Baby Cargo for sponsoring this giveaway.  Diaper bags are a new mom’s “it” accessory. Most moms happily trade out their handbag for a baby bag to schlepp around everything they… Read More

Nabi Jr. Tablet Review

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When I first saw the nabi on TV, I was thinking in my head, “My kids will never be the tablet kids. I want them outdoors and there is no way they will have any kind of technology before they are in their teen years.” What a joke! As soon as that little nabi face… Read More

Powell Skateboard Review

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My husband used to skateboard professionally so it goes without saying that my three year old loves to copy his daddy and is a natural on his. My expert husband swears that the Powell-Peralta Micro Ripper 3 Complete Skateboard is great for little ones who are just learning, so here is what we think of it!  … Read More

Step2 Mixin’ Up Magic Kitchen Video Review

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Play kitchens are a huge hit with the toddler and preschool crowd. They are not only fun to play with, but they encourage role playing, hand/eye coordination and creativity. Today we are highlighting a new Step2 kitchen that is packed with fun features that will keep toddlers cooking up a storm. We love that this… Read More

Fisher-Price Power Wheels Ford F-150 Review Video

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Today’s holiday toy highlight is the Fisher-Price Power Wheels Ford F-150 battery-powered ride-on. This rough and rugged ride-on is fun to drive and the kids love it. Our Baby Gizmo testers took this blue Ford to the open road driving it all over the neighborhood including on grass, gravel and pavement. We love that this Power Wheels… Read More

Peg Perego Choo Choo Express Review (VIDEO)

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Okay, Moms, fess up! Who was a fan of Ricky Schroder in Silver Spoons as a kid? Who wished they too could have a train that they could ride INSIDE the house? I totally just dated myself, didn’t I? Good news, your toddler can! While the Peg Perego Choo Choo Express is much smaller so… Read More

Step2 2-in-1 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Ride-on Review (VIDEO)

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We are in full holiday mode at Baby Gizmo and we have another great gift idea for you today. If you know a toddler who loves to be outside, playing with trucks, and is great at role-playing, we have the perfect gift for you to get! The new 2-in-1 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor by Step2… Read More

Ixchel Triangle: Unique Bags That Make A Difference

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Ixchel Triangle, a company that makes beautiful, one-of-a-kind, handmade bags, was started by Tory, whose grandmother lived in Guatemala. As a result, her whole childhood was full of vibrant colors and beautiful textiles, so after her first trip there, she decided to start Ixchel Triangle. Every time you make a purchase from this company, a portion of… Read More

Give the Gift of Electronics to a Kid with LittleBits #GiftSmart

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This is a sponsored post by Radio Shack, but as always, personal experiences, time spent with my wonderful kids, opinions and statements are all my own.  I’m always looking to find holiday gifts for my kids that are a little different than the newest fad toy and that keep their mind working. When I was growing… Read More

Step2 Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser Ride-on Review (VIDEO)

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December is here and it’s time to get serious about our holiday shopping! Today we are sharing a new gift idea that is sure to be a hit for kids ages 4-8. The Step2 Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser is a super fun, 12 volt battery-powered ride on that has kids moving forward, back, spinning… Read More

Gift Guide: An American Girl for Your Special Little Lady

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It’s time for another great gift idea! If you have a little lady on your list between the ages of 5-12, it’s a good bet that she would probably LOVE an American Girl doll. Why not get her the 2014 Girl of the Year, Isabelle? Before you know it, she will be gone and they… Read More

Gift Idea: Pound Puppies Review (VIDEO)

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Pound Puppies are back and ready to be adopted! These cute, cuddly stuffed animals, which were a must-have toy in the 1980s, are back in a big way. With four breeds to choose from (Beagle, Labrador, Bulldog or Poodle), these lovable puppies come in three sizes including 12-inch plush, 6-inch plush, and 3.5-inch plush keychain.… Read More

NERF Rebelle Agent Bow Blaster Review (VIDEO)

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Bow and arrows aren’t just for boys, thanks to our friend Katniss and the pink/purple Rebelle line of toys from NERF. Okay, maybe they weren’t gender specific before the Hunger Games but Jennifer Lawrence sure brought them to the forefront for girls and made them cool, right? So NERF didn’t have to have a “girl… Read More

American Girl Isabelle’s Fancy Jewelry Box Review (VIDEO)

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American Girl dolls and accessories are usually at the top of many girl’s holiday wish lists. From the Girl of the Year to clothing to furniture and books, there is always something new and fabulous that girls just HAVE TO HAVE! If you could see my 9 year old’s wish list, it is full of… Read More

Stylin’ Strawberry Shortcake Dolls Review (VIDEO)

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Strawberry Shortcake is BACK! Okay, she has been back for a few years now but this is a doll I was obsessed with growing up (along with Rainbow Brite, of course!) and I had the entire set of Strawberry Shortcake dolls, all her friends and the accessories that went along with her. My love of… Read More

My Girl’s Doll House (VIDEO)

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Our holiday toy coverage continues today with a great gift idea for doll lovers! The My Girl’s Doll House is the world’s first home for your child’s 18 inch dolls that stands 6ft tall and measures 5 ft wide. It has a 100% pine wood frame and features 5 rooms for American Girls, Journey Girls,… Read More

Sesame Street Lets Imagine Elmo Review (VIDEO)

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Elmo has been a friend of kids for decades since he hit the screens of Sesame Street first as “Baby Monster” in the 70s and “Elmo” in the 80s. This furry friend is a favorite of many kids, especially the toddler crowd. Let’s Imagine Elmo is the newest Elmo toy that is sure to hit… Read More