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Interactive Toilet Offers Potty Trainees A Hand...Literally

I for one know that potty training can be difficult.  I am all for getting tips in the positive reinforcement department.  I will pretty much take help from anywhere – well, almost anywhere.  The Interactive Toilet concept may be taking things a little too far for impressionable potty users in training.

Silver Dollar Waffle Griddle Combines The Best Of Both Worlds

Pancakes or waffles?  Waffles or pancakes?  You may have to make the ultimate decision if you are out at your favorite breakfast spot, but if you are making a hot breakfast at home you can now combine the two.  The Nordic Ware Silver Dollar Waffle Griddle allows you to have the best of both breakfast worlds.

With A Little Help, Two Male Mice Father Offspring In Texas

Raising expectations for a time in the not-so-distant future that same sex human couples may be able to have their own genetic children, reproductive specialists at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas published their work assisting this procedure in male mice.

 

Kidorable Clothing Brightens Up Dreary Winter Days

If you are looking for some adorably exceptional getups to keep your kids dry and warm this winter then you should have a look at the Kidorable line.  This kid clothing company specializes in delightful creations that are sure to brighten up those dreary weather days.

China Panda Researchers Find Panda Suits Suit Pandas

Researchers at China's critically endangered Giant Panda sanctuary are offering panda parents a helping hand raising their cubs... a warm, furry, and oddly familiar helping hand.

Philips Avent Baby Monitor With DECT Technology Keeps Your Nursery Private

Some baby monitors tend to pick up signals from outside the home.  As annoying as it can be to have these extra sounds coming through your monitor, it is also kind of creepy to think about the fact that someone else may be picking up sounds from yours.  The Philips Avent Basic Baby Monitor with DECT Technology keeps your nursery completely private with encrypted signals.

Diaper Vest Wearable Diaper Bag Keeps Dads' Hands Free

Dads are not so accustomed to packing around a bag full of stuff.  If you have any new dads or dads-to-be on your shopping list for this year you may want to have a look at the Diaper Vest Wearable Diaper Bag.  This smart idea gives dad a way to bring along all of the essentials while having his hands completely free to focus on the baby.

Reisenthel® Mother Child Shopping Bag Makes It Easy For Your Toddler To Help

Toddlers love to help out.  While it sometimes makes tasks a little (or a lot) more challenging, it can be worth it to let them pitch in from time to time just to see the look of pride on their little faces.  The Reisenthel® Mother Child Shopping Bag was made for exactly this purpose....oh, and carrying your essentials, of course.  

The Snowman Paint Set Brings Back Winter Fun

If you are having trouble bringing back the joy of the white stuff then the Snowman Paint Set might help ease you back over to the other side, at least for a time.  The set will help you create the ultimate vibrant and cheery snowman – the perfect symbol of frosty fun!

Stoplight Alarm Clock Lets Your Toddler Know When To Get Up

I have heard tales of toddlers who are great sleepers.  Unfortunately, this has not been my experience thus far.  If you can relate to my pain then the Stoplight Alarm Clock may be something to look into.   

Let It Snow...Or Not: With The Year Round Sled It Doesn't Matter

Maybe you have been promising your kids a day of sledding fun as soon as it snows, but the white stuff just hasn’t cooperated yet.  Maybe you live somewhere that just doesn’t get any snow, but your kids have always wished that they could go sledding.  The Year Round Sled is perfect for such circumstances.

MilkMate Easily Converts Round Cup Holders For Square Cartons

Conventional cup holders do not always accommodate beverage containers that have a square or rectangular bottom.  Cartons of milk and drink boxes usually do not fit well in them.  Parents are well aware of this problem, as these are the types of drinks that they often pick up for their kids.

In Your Own Voice Storyteller Allows You To Read To Your Child From Anywhere

In the last couple of years a few story reading devices have come onto the market.  These gadgets will read the words to your child as he/she follows along in the book.  Unfortunately, nothing quite beats the comfort of having a story read by a loved one.  The In Your Own Voice Storyteller combines the reading gadget technology with the sound of your own voice.

4 in 1 Trunki Travel ToyBox Combines Fun And Function

Unintended clutter is the reason that parents are so often seen seeking out new storage solutions.  Now from Trunki, the makers of the travel kids’ suitcase, comes a riding toy box that can be used in numerous fun and handy ways.  The 4 in 1 Trunki Travel ToyBox is a toy storage compartment first and foremost, but it is a lot more entertaining than that. 

2010's Hottest Toys For The Toddler Set

It is fascinating to watch a toddler with a new toy.  With the holidays right around the corner you may be wondering what toys to look at for the toddler in your life.  Here is a countdown of some great new toys and a few twists on old favorites.     

9 Baby Toys To Light Up Their Little Eyes This Holiday Season

So, it’s that time of year again – time to start thinking about what gifts you are going to give the special people in your life.  If you have a baby on your list of people to buy for then you may be wondering what toys will put a smile on that drooly little mouth.  Here is a countdown of new finds and ever-popular classics to get you started.

Rocking Sheep Updates Classic Rocking Horse, Adds Fleecy Comfort

This cozy Rocking Sheep from Japan's EMU.ENU combines classic rocking horse design with sumptuous fleecy comfort. Will kids love it? Ewe betcha!

Wearable Puppets Really Get Kids Into Character

Halloween is over for another year and all that is left is the sugar high and the candy wrappers.  However, if your kids are still longing for a little dress up time then you might want to pick up a couple of Wearable Puppets from Hammacher Schlemmer.  These fun headband and paw combos quickly transform kids into the wild animals that they so often want to portray.

Pick Up A DQ Blizzard Maker And Skip The Drive Thru

I am an absolute ice cream addict.  Image my delight when I saw that there is now a Dairy Queen Blizzard Maker on the market.  Oh how I would have loved to have had one of these as a kid!     

5 Places To Enter Pics of Your Homemade Halloween Costumes For Super Sweet Treats

Here is your chance to show off your homemade innovations. If you made a homemade Halloween costume this year, submit pictures of the costumes in one of the homemade costume contests below. Then cross your fingers (legs and eyes too) that your creepy creation is the most creative and unique of the entries. Why? The prizes are sweeter than that candy you are about to trick or treat for.