Seven Things to Do to Get Ready for Spring Break

Spring Break Tips

Thanks to AT&T for sponsoring this spring break preparation post. Spring break is only a few weeks off for us so it’s time to get planning. I’m one of those type-A parents who likes to have a plan in place for where we are going, when and what we are taking with us. Sure, sometimes… Read More

You Are Not Alone – 80 Reasons Toddlers Have Meltdowns

Toddler Meltdowns

Today we played a little game on the Baby Gizmo Facebook page called “Toddlers have meltdowns because……” Our Baby Gizmo editor started off the fun with “Right now, mine is: Because the banana won’t go back in the peel. Pretty sure my entire neighborhood can hear “Mama, put the banana back ON!”” Our Baby Gizmo audience… Read More

The Mom Rage List

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As moms, the day is sometimes a series of events which call on our best efforts to swallow rage and exercise patience. Those days when all we’re doing is getting through it, possibly throwing up a prayer to the good Lord that we don’t maim an innocent bystander. On these days, we don’t give a… Read More

Check Your Toys with the Toilet Paper Roll Trick

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Today’s parenting tip isn’t a new one. It has been around for what seems like forever. I have no idea when it started but it is a valuable, cheap and easy trick to keep your toddlers safe. It has to do with choking hazards. Food and toys are the top two choking hazards in kids… Read More

5 Gross Motor Activities for Toddlers

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Gross motor skills, sometimes referred to as large motor skills, are very important to develop in toddlers.  These are the “bigger” skills that babies and toddlers develop naturally, such as rolling over, sitting up, walking, jumping, throwing a ball, etc. Gross motor skills go hand in hand with fine motor skills, for example, a child’s… Read More

5 Sensory Activities For Toddlers

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Happy New Year! If one of your goals is for more hands on activities with your toddler- fear not! We’ve rounded up awesome sensory activities that your little one is going to love! These activities are not only fun, they are great learning tools that you can complete in the comfort of your own home. I… Read More

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

Toys That Boys Want Too!

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I am so sick of hearing the question “Don’t you worry about that making your son girly?” The answer is NO. No matter what he plays with, it will always be no. No, I don’t care that people think it’s weird that I let my son play with my old Beauty and The Beast puppets,… Read More

Fisher Price Disney Princess Garden Tea Party Playset Review

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So many holiday toys yet so little time! But which ones are right for your child? Today our Baby Gizmo Littles are taking a look at the Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess Garden Tea Party. This playset is for ages 1-5 but we think the sweet spot is 2 and 3 year olds. It’s a… Read More

Fisher Price Disney Mickey Mouse Fly n’ Slide Clubhouse (VIDEO)

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“What kid doesn’t like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, right?!” That is the question from our 5-year-old Baby Gizmo Lil’ Tester. That’s why today we are highlighting the Fisher-Price Disney Mickey Mouse Fly n’ Slide Clubhouse. This adorable playset for 1 1/2 to 5 year olds is fun, well-made and features everyone’s favorite mouse! Our Lil’ Baby … Read More

DIY 3D Glasses Parent Hack

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  Tonight, we took the kids to see a stage show on the Carnival Freedom cruise that we are sailing on this week. When we walked into the theater, there were loads of 3D glasses that my kids jumped all over. What kid doesn’t love those blue and red, funny glasses? I didn’t know it… Read More

5 Best/Worst Things About Having Children Close in Age

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  I am often asked how I do it with three children under the age of four. And usually my answer to this question is some variation of “Who me?” I don’t really know how I do it. But I do do it because I have to, and because, really, there’s no alternative when you… Read More

Fisher Price Little People Disney Princess Klip Klop Stable Review (VIDEO)

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Our video spotlight of the hottest holiday toys is continuing with the Fisher-Price Disney Princess Klip Klop Stable. With the never-going-out-of-style Disney Princesses, this play set is perfect for toddlers! Designed for 18 months – 5 years old, this “stable” will delight your little princess with sounds, music, phrases and unique “klip klop” action.  The… Read More

Mini Silicone Popsicle Molds For Your Little One

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Recently, there has been an increasing amount of information released on why plastics in the home are bad for you. In light of all the Facebook posts information I’ve been reading, I’ve decided to try and slowly cut down on our use of plastic. We make a lot of popsicles, especially during the summer months,… Read More

Product Review: NUK Gerber Graduates Kiddy Cutlery

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When my twin boys were around 16 months old, one of them decided he would no longer eat a single morsel of food with his hands. Whatever it was—chunks of fruit, a dish of spaghetti, even a cookie—he wanted to use a fork or a spoon. The problem was, we had tried nearly every brand… Read More

Toddler-Appropriate Chores

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My toddler twins just love to “help” with household chores. Since they are not even 2 yet, allowing them to assist me usually makes the tasks take longer than if I did them myself. But the pride I see in their eyes after they’ve been “big helpers” is priceless, and I’d like to think I’m… Read More

10 Fun And Free Activities For Little Ones Outside Of The Home

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Sometimes we all need new ideas of things to do with our children. I know that I have gotten in a rut sometimes where I felt like I was always doing the same thing day after day. Boring. In my head, I can think of a million fun places I could take my son, but… Read More

10 Fun Arts And Crafts Projects For Toddlers

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If your children are anything like my son, they like glue, crayons, and crafting. My son loves crayons so much he has been known to use them to give our oven, floors, and doors a new makeover. Today I wanted to share a list of 10 fun arts and crafts projects for your toddlers. Arts… Read More

Best Books For Toddlers

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If your toddler is anything like mine, he or she loves to read. I’m always looking for new ideas of books to read to my son so today I wanted to share my top ten toddler books with you! Read and enjoy! 1. Night-Night, Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton. This is my son’s all-time favorite… Read More

Preschool- Yes or No?

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My oldest daughter turns three in just a few months, but the questions about whether or not my husband and I plan to send her to preschool have been rolling in for almost a year now. Back then when the questions started, we would always cite time as the reason why we hadn’t thought about… Read More