8 Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers

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Last Christmas, my son’s stocking was filled with pacifiers and rattles. Nothing exciting because he would never remember it and he was a baby. Anything in his stocking was really more for my benefit at that point. This year on the other hand I have a toddler to buy for. He won’t necessarily remember this… Read More

Top 10 Outdoor Toys for Summertime Fun

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Pamela Brill is a professional magazine editor and writer whose work has appeared in such national publications as Parents, Pregnancy & Newborn and Woman’s Day magazines. She’s also the mother of two girls, ages 10 and 6, and yes, her house is noisy. When Pam isn’t busy shuttling her kiddos around town or finding new… Read More

Product Review: Hape Ukulele

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We probably all have a little singer or mover in the family, so for that child that just loves to make up their own songs, be sure to check out the Hape Ukulele. It comes in either a bright blue or bright red, and is a hit with toddlers and preschoolers. It has four tunable… Read More

Magformers- The Magnets Children Love!

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I’d never heard of Magformers until a friend posted on Facebook that they were on sale, so I decided to look into them ( I tend to look into recommendations of toys that are silent). I was pleasantly met with hundreds of 5 star reviews on Amazon! So what exactly are they? Well, they’re a… Read More

Hape Scoot Around Review

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I really don’t mean to sound like a teenage girl but seriously…. Omg how cute is this?! The Hape Scoot Around is a four wheeled wood scooter that is perfect for your toddler. This foot powered ride is a great way for children to practice their balance skills and develop their strength. It only comes… Read More

Product Review: Melissa and Doug Shopping Cart

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This review is going to be pretty brief: if you’re looking for a shopping cart for your children, this is the one. Yes, the Melissa and Doug Shopping Cart is pricier than other carts at $49.99, but it could not be more realistic! With its sturdy metal construction (it is heavy at 12 pounds), it… Read More

Product Review: Hape Wood Cash Register

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This Hape Wood Cash Registerhas recently proved to be a hit with my three year old and her current love of being a shop keeper/customer. It comes with its own money, handheld bar code scanner, card reader, and credit card. Don’t you just love toys with no batteries and no noise?! Get those creative juices… Read More

Product Review: Doc McStuffins Doctor’s Bag Set

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Calling all Doc McStuffins fans! It’s “time for your check-up!” My 3 year old daughter absolutely loves the show, so when a friend gifted her this Doc McStuffins Doctor’s Bag, she was overjoyed. I can honestly say that from the time she received it about two months ago, she has played with it every single… Read More

Melissa and Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards

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We stumbled across the Melissa and Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards on a recent shopping trip, and my daughter, shockingly, asked for it. I couldn’t get to the cash register fast enough, considering she usually looks at things that are loud and/or sparkly. This is a sit down game that is quiet! Let’s go! Recommended… Read More

Club MomMe SoCal Toddler Events Featured Products

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If you attended the Club MomMe Best of Toddler Gear Events in Orange County on July 17 or in Los Angeles on July 18 or if you just wanted to know what we talked about – here is a list of all (or at least most of!) the wonderful products that we featured. All these… Read More

The Green Toys Tea Set Made From Recycled Milk Jugs

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  In England, a good ole cuppa (translated- a good, reliable cup of tea) is thought to fix any problem. So it’s no surprise that my love for all things tea has rubbed off on my toddler. We recently purchased the Green Toys Tea Set, and it is definitely a keeper. Many of the sets… Read More

If We Only Had 5 Toys for Baby’s Second Year

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As a follow up to “If We Only Had 5 Toys for Baby’s First Year” I thought it might be fun to share my top 5 toys for ages one to two. That second year is such a rich time of learning and exploration and toys can definitely play a role in your little one’s… Read More

Toddlers Love The Melissa and Doug Cutting Food Box

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Looking for a great gift for a toddler without the noise, flashy lights, or batteries? Something educational and fun under $20? Then you have got to try the Melissa and Doug Cutting Food Box. This box is simple but smart- there are wooden food items, a wooden chopping board, and a wooden knife (completely safe,… Read More

A Remote Controlled Thomas with Real Steam!

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I have previously mentioned that my daughter is a huge Thomas the Tank Engine fan and so our home has several variations of the little blue train. Last week I gave birth to a son, and in a bid to help the two bond, we bought a gift for our daughter “from her baby brother.”… Read More

KidKraft Red Retro Kitchen

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  These days there are so many different types of toddler kitchen to choose from, with their fancy ovens, microwaves and phones, that it can be a little overwhelming to choose one for your child. We recently purchased the KidKraft Red Retro Kitchen and our 23 month old is loving all of it’s fun features,… Read More

Toddler Yard Water Fun for Under $20

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In this blistering heat, everyone wants to be outside including your little toddlers and babies. If you don’t have a pool near you, here are some fun water ideas for your children to play with in the yard for under $20. The prices also make them great gifts too! 1. Melissa and Doug Sunny Patch… Read More

Your Builder Will Love the Fisher Price Drillin Action Tool Set!

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I’m just going to be honest. Blunt. Here goes- This toy is AWESOME. Bravo Fisher Price, bravo. Do you have a little guy or girl who just loves imitating adults as they hammer or drill? Then they will absolutely love the Fisher Price Drillin Action Tool Set. A great deal of thought went into this… Read More

Learn the Alphabet with the VTech Touch and Teach Turtle

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Forget your regular old cutesy turtle who walks slowly and hides in his shell, this is a turtle that can sing, read, teach the alphabet and dance. Okay, he can’t dance, but he can do the rest. We recently received the V-Tech Touch and Teach Turtle as a gift, and although my daughter isn’t the… Read More

The Voila Wooden Stacking Colorful Clown

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It is my belief that mailmen/women look at pregnant women and think “Any day now before her package load increases.” I’m sure they just know that mothers love to order things online or that babies get gifts sent to them. My mailman is no different. There is always some package arriving, whether it’s toys, shoes,… Read More

For the “Love” of Basketball

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I am not a huge sports fan. I mean, I do watch the Super Bowl halftime and, sometimes, just sometimes, I do happen to quickly glance at the Soccer games that my husband watches every Sunday on ESPN, but otherwise, I don’t do sports. I did do Volleyball in high school and went to half… Read More