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Have Health Concerns? Just Text Your Doctor

Have you ever had a health concern and spent hours googling it to make a self diagnosis? Now there's an app for that: First Opinion. Aimed primarily at parents, the app connects you with a doctor over text message. All the doctors are also mothers, so you can ask questions about things like pregnancy, child development, illness, injury, lactation, nutrition and sleep training.

PetChatz Lets You Bond With Your Pet While Away

Pet parents will soon have another way to communicate with their dogs and cats while they're at work or out of town.  PetChatz, which will ship in just a few months, is now pre-selling its Greet & Treat Videophone - imagine Skype that delivers treats and scents!

Open Wide For the Kolibree Bluetooth Toothbrush

It seems like practically everything has Bluetooth capabilities these days, but there is one place the technology hasn’t hit yet- your mouth. That is, until now. Get ready; coming soon to a mouth near you is the Kolibree Bluetooth Toothbrush.

Need This New Innovation? Modamily: Co-Parenting Without Strings

So you have decided that it is time to start a family but your relationships have not been falling in line. You also aren't exactly enamored with the idea of being a single parent. You want your child to grow up with two parents and role models. So maybe it is time for a new family model to emerge. Enter Modamily -- a website that matches people ready to have children without the issues brought on by romantic entanglement.

Introducing Automoblox: My First Custom Car Creations

Don’t be fooled- the finely crafted wooden cars made by Automoblox are much more complicated toy than you’d think. While it’s really cool to see little kids assemble their own sturdy and brilliantly designed car, the real fun starts when you mix two or more vehicles together!

Want To Get Pregnant? Track Your Fertility With Glow IPhone App

Want to increase the chances of getting pregnant? Updated Glow iPhone app helps women get pregnant by predicting their fertility. This app now includes access to other parents-to-be so you can exchange experiences and stories and get pregnant faster. 

LEGO Master Builder Academy Sets Turn Kids Into LEGO Construction Pros!

If you’ve got piles of LEGOs in the house, individual models on every Christmas list and multiple bins designated to store extra bricks, you’re living with a hardcore LEGO fanatic. The LEGO Master Builder Academy series takes that passion, and teaches fans to be the best builders they can be!

Violent Video Games Actually Make Kids...Smarter?

You know hwo people are always saying video games are bad for children; that they rot the mind and damage one's inhibitions? Turns out that's not true. New research surfaced this week revealing that violent games are actually good for children. Wait, what?

Nerf Firevision: The Best Nighttime Techno-Football Of All Time

I’ve got to give credit to Hasbro’s Nerf division, as they always end up innovating surprisingly novel ways for kids to blast, slap and throw to each other toys made with soft Nerf foam. This year’s cool new Nerf sport involves their Firevision tech, which literally places the football in an all new light.

Eco-Dough: For Kids Who Try To Eat All Their Toys!

Seriously though, Eco-Dough is an all-natural and creative substitute to that other ultra-popular modeling clay toy, but mostly composed of fruit, vegetable and plant extracts. If your kid has a nasty reaction to the wheat filled alternative, you’ll want to check this stuff out!

Is Crayola’s Create2Destroy Series The Creation Toy Of The Year?

They’re just as destructive and creative as they are fun, and I really think that Crayola finally developed the art toy that every little boy on the planet wants: Something to build, smash and rebuild all over again. Then again, dinosaurs make everything better…

Squeezy Freezy Makes Homemade Slushies In Minutes

The Squeezy Freezy is a simple, yet effective gadget that transforms your favorite drinks into frosty fun! It's a colorful, squishable drink container that works as a mini slushy machine of sorts.

Spot It! Reinvents Classic Matching Game Genre

Blue Orange, makers of the award-winning matching card game “Spot It!,” has made the most interesting innovation of the genre since Milton Bradley’s “Guess Who?” made its debut 1979. That’s a pretty remarkable achievement for a set of 55 cards and a tin!

Eight Cutest DIY Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids

Kids love crafts, and they love showing off their creations. Thanksgiving, with gatherings of family and friends, is the perfect time to indulge kids with easy to make cute crafts. Here are 8 of my favorites:

Moon In My Room Is The Ultimate Lunar Nightlight

Uncle Milton’s globular “Moon in my Room” is one of the prettiest and most entertaining nightlights that I’ve ever seen. What little astronaut wouldn’t want to fall asleep to the gentle glowing lunar cycle on their wall?

Battroborgs: Punch-Powered Robot Fighters!

TOMY’s Battroborgs are an interesting combination of the Nintendo Wii’s motion controls and the classic Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots game that makes the theme of colorful pit fighting robots an exciting, innovative and exciting new toy.

Meet Quirky’s 5 Newest Inventors!

Crowd-supporting website Quirky regularly receives ideas from inventors for a chance to have their proto-inventions made into mass manufactured products. Let’s take a peek at the latest batch of innovators and their interesting ideas:

Industrial Designer Develops Wireless 'Smart Jacket" For Premature Babies

An industrial design student received her PhD cum laude last month for her design of a Smart Jacket for premature babies. Her creation will, no doubt, launch a successful career for a new graduate, but change the lives of millions of premature infants and their families...

Teach Your Kids About Programming With Play-i's Adorable Robots

I've always sort of regretted never learning programming as a kid. With how digitized today's sociey has become, it seems a downright indispensible skill. Parents: do your children a favor. Teach them. There's even a robot to make the job easier: it's called Play-i.

 

Pregnant Moms Who Exercise Give Newborns A Head Start

The further along a mom gets in her pregancy, the more she longs to just sit down and take a load off her feet.  But not too much, indicates the latest research from the University of Montreal; she should be mindful of the power of exercise to give her newborn a head start.