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Roominate Is A DIY Building Kit For Future Female Engineers

What comes first, the toys we put into our children’s hands or the interests and skills of our children who play with toys? Our children are influenced by everything around them. Music, television, books and toys shape at least part of who they become. Inspired by their childhood toys to become engineers, two women created Roominate, wired, design-it-yourself, building kits. Roominate is not only meant to feed into the curiosity of a young female engineer, but also to decrease the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

Lammily Doll Is The 'Normal Barbie', Average And Beautiful. Stretch Marks Included.

Graphic designer Nickolay Lamm used an art project to show the world what Barbie would look like if she had the measurements of an average 19-year-old woman, according to the CDC. No one was particularly surprised that the side-by-side comparison of the two dolls showed very different results. We all know Barbie is a fantasy no woman should try to emulate and a fantasy no man should expect. Lamm created the Lammily doll, the ‘Normal Barbie’, to provide young girls with a more realistic view of women’s bodies, including acne and stretch marks.

Jyrobike Helps Kids Learn To Ride A Bicycle

It's hard to teach kids how to ride a bike, because you can't really teach someone how to balance themselves. That's a skill that must be acquired through practice. So, if your kid is at that age where they'll be getting their first bicycle soon, you may want to check out Jyrobike.

Move Over Elf, There's A Maccabee On The Mantel This Holiday Season

Two Jewish parents, a company named Toy Vey!, and a lot of chutzpah bring you the Maccabee on the Mantel, a plush, smiling Maccabee soldier with an accompanying hard cover children’s book about Hanukkah. The idea was conceived by Abra Liberman-Garrett when she began to see her school-age children pine for the shiny and fun traditions of Christmas.

OrganicKidz Baby Grows Up Bottle Kit Will Take Your Child From Infancy To Kindergarten And Beyond

OrganicKidz was started by a mom motivated by the fear of harmful chemicals in baby bottles and with a passion to provide a safer alternative to the plastic and glass bottles filling retailers’ shelves. Jane and her company organicKidz created the first stainless steel baby bottle. Not only is it toxin free and unbreakable, but it was designed to transition from your baby’s first bottle to a sippy cup and then water bottle. The Baby Grows Up Bottle Set contains everything you need to get your child from infancy to kindergarten and beyond.


Take Hydaway Bottle Anywhere

It's always a great idea to carry a water bottle. For starters, hydration is very important to your health. Having your own bottle means that you aren't trashing a ton of plastic bottles. Having a Hydaway Bottle means you can carry that bottle just about anywhere you go.

The Squatty Potty Improves The Way You Do Your Business

Simply sitting on a regular toilet to do your business doesn’t put you in the ideal position for thorough elimination. The Squatty Potty puts you in the perfect 35 degree angle to properly evacuate your bowels.

Breaking Bad Toys No Longer Available At Toys R Us. If Fake Meth Is On Your Kid's Christmas List, You'll Need To Shop Elsewhere

If a Breaking Bad toy set is on your child’s Christmas list and you intended to do your Christmas shopping a little early this year, don’t expect to find what you are looking for at Toys R Us. The toy dolls, with likeness to Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, were pulled from the retailer’s shelves after a Florida mom petitioned to have it removed. Wait, Breaking Bad figurines aren’t on your child’s Christmas list?

Hover Ball: A Ball Safe Enough To Play With In The House

Wham-O brings you the Hover Ball and they claim it is the only soccer ball that floats like magic. If we are splitting hairs—or in Wham-O’s case, balls—the Hover Ball is not a ball. It’s a half of a ball. And it doesn’t hover as much as it slides or glides. It may appear to float, but it doesn’t actually float. No magic involved. But Hover Ball is a soccer ball that is designed to be safe enough to play with in the house.

From Diaper Bags To Diaper Vests, DadGear Has Cool Manly Gear For Dads

The founders of DadGear were very clear about their mission when they started their company. As two dads who loved their kids and loved fatherhood, but hated the flowery diaper bags with low functionality, they wanted baby gear that was masculine and high quality. They wanted gear that fit their style as dads. Using their experience as parents they designed products convenient and necessary for a day out with the kids with a look more fitting of dads. From diaper bags to diaper vests, DadGear has Daddy covered.

Create Tracks Or Highways With PlayTape. Chugga Chugga, Vroom, Vroom!

Sometimes the best inventions come from the simplest ideas. Slice bread and then bag it? Genius. Markers that wash off of walls and clothes? Thank you! And now tape with highway or railroad track designs that can be used anytime and anywhere your kid wishes to drive their automobiles? Brilliant. Invented by InRoad Toys and made in the United States, PlayTape will soon be the best alternative to hard-to-put-together toy railroad and car track sets that come with too many pieces and too much frustration for little hands.


What Makes A Baby: A Book To Answer An Old Question In A New Way For All Families

If you have kids or have ever been around kids, you will likely be asked, “Where do babies come from?” The stork; a wild night of booze and poor decision making; or a grunt and shrug are not acceptable answers. While the middle explanation may be applicable, the truth is that it is hard to answer a perfectly simple and innocent question with a simple answer. Yes, babies come from the combination of a sperm and egg. But not all babies come from sex. What Makes a Baby is a book for all families that tells the biology of baby making with the opportunity to talk to your kids about where they came from.

20 DIY Kids' Halloween Costumes That Will Put Yours To Shame. Damn You Pinterest

I love Halloween. And before I had kids, I loved to make my own Halloween costumes. I’d love nothing more than to make costumes for my kids this year. Well, there are a few other things I would love more, but I really do wish I had the time to make something clever, cute, and fun for my three kids. I could not find a section on Pinterest titled, Make Your Kid an Awesome Halloween Costume While One of Your Twin Boys is Scaling the Oven While the Other is Playing in the Toilet Again. I did find some really awesome DIY costumes that people with time can make. But, seriously, who has this amount of time? These costumes will put yours to shame. And mine. Damn you Pinterest.

Draw Your Imagination Into Thin Air With 3Doodler, The World's First 3D Pen

InventorSpot writer, Laurie Kay Olson, introduced you to 3Doodler, the world’s first 3D doodle pen, while it was in its infancy on Kickstarter. It is now all grown up and ready for purchase. Whether you want to trace an image or draw something out of your imagination and into thin air, 3Doodler will let your doodles become tangible works of art.

Increase Your Odds Of Conception By 20% At Home With Stork

The Stork is a drug-free device that helps you to conceive from the comfort of your own home. Today it's available to buy over-the-counter in US pharmacies. It consists ofa  "conceptacle", worn by the male during sexual intercourse to collect semen, and an applicator that delivers this semen to the cervix after intercourse.


Move & Groove Dance Game Will Get Your Family Up Offa That Thing

Move & Groove is a fun and creative way to get your family dancing. It’s also a way to introduce your child to game play without the stress of winning and losing. Those are not bad lessons, but since this game is meant for toddlers 18 months and up, Move & Groove is about learning simple rules, taking turns, and fun movement. With cards that tell you to waddle like a duck and raise the roof, you will be sure to get up offa that thing.

Pregnant? Download Your Own Personal Baby Expert - BabyBuddy

About to be a mum? Well you should download Baby Buddy, a newly released smartphone app for mums to guide you through your pregnancy and the first six months of your baby's life, supporting the health and wellbeing of you and your baby.

Chinese Public Bus Provides Private Maternity Seat For Breastfeeding Mothers

Bus transportation for new mothers just got easier in Jinhua, China. The city's public transportation authority has unveiled an innovative pilot project that offers lactating ladies a private, curtained space within which to breastfeed their children.

Teeter Popper: Think Balance Board. Think Bubble Wrap

The Teeter Popper  has already won ASTRA’s Best Toy For Kids Award, has been named a finalist in the Goddard School Preschooler-Approved Toy Test, and is predicted to be a hot seller at Christmas. Gasp! Who said Christmas? Apple season just started; why would I speak such vulgarity? Let’s not think about it just yet. Think balance board. Think Sit ‘n Spin. Think tiny boat. Think bubble wrap. Now wrap them into one toy and you will have the Teeter Popper.


Get Your WaveHooks Wine Glass Holder At Amazon’s 3D Printing Store. Moms Need Fun Stuff Too

It seems as though Amazon really does have everything, including a 3D printing store. You can shop in their Jewelry, Home Décor, Toys & Games, or Tech Accessories departments to find the perfect gift made on a 3D printer, like a WaveHooks Wine Glass Holder. Using dishwasher safe plastic and strong suction cups, you can wash your hair, shave your legs, and exfoliate without needing to leave your wine glass on the bathroom sink. Hey, not everything is for the kids. Moms need fun stuff too.