What’s in the Box Wednesday – A New Favorite Toy

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Happy Hump Day! It’s that time of the week again! Time for a “What’s in the Box Wednesday!” Seriously, if you saw the movie “Seven” from 1995, tell me that every time we talk about “What’s in the Box” you don’t hear Brad Pitt’s voice screaming in your head “WHAT’S IN THE BOX?!?! WHAT’S IN THE… Read More

New Baby Gear to Look Forward to in 2015

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2015 is going to be another big year for baby gear. New strollers, car seats, play yards and other gear to help you along in this crazy world we call parenting. Today we have picked many of our favorite products that we are looking forward to launching this year. We even have a bunch of… Read More

Janod Magnetibook Alphabet Review (VIDEO)

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Recently one of our Baby Gizmo editors discovered a great learning tool for boosting her daughter’s spelling skills. Janod’s Magnetibook Alphabet is one of a series of magnetic games/activities which is contained in a convenient book shaped box that makes it great for at home play or on-the-go. The books encourage language, fun and creative play. Magnetibook Alphabet… Read More

Review: eeBoo Puzzles

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For the last few years our house has been full of puzzles. Shortly before my daughter’s 2nd birthday she became enamored with them; her favorites were the wood puzzles with chunky shapes, mostly the Melissa and Doug ones. She mastered those before she turned 2 1/2 and I started looking for the next step up …… Read More

Review: Wild Friends Nut Butter

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Long before Wild Friends Nut Butters debuted on Shark Tank, I was a fan of their nut butters. Especially this one. Wild Friends began as Wild Squirrel, a simple peanut butter experiment between two college friends in Oregon that has boomed into a wonderful business. They’ve got talent, a delicious product and a business model that… Read More

American Girl 2015 Doll of the Year – Grace Thomas

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    It’s big news in the American Girl world today!! The 2015 Doll of the Year has been announced and girls everywhere are squealing with delight!   Grace Thomas, 2015 Girl of the Year, is an avid baker with an entrepreneurial spirit, is motivated to follow her dream of starting a baking business after… Read More

Storytime: 10 Books Every Dad Should Read To Their Kids

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I studied Literature in college, so naturally I could not wait to introduce my son to my favorite books. Unfortunately, he’s a little too young for Tolkien, James Joyce, Jack Kerouac, or John Updike. That’s okay, we’ll get there! Until then, I put together a list of children’s books that we’ve loved paging through together.… Read More

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

Baby Cargo Fiona Bag Video Spotlight + Giveaway

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GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Congrats to our winners Tia Pruett and her friend Angelica Dimeo (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… 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