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The Green Dollhouse - Environmentally Friendly And Charmingly Polished

Plan Toys "The Green Dollhouse" offers kids not only a well-made play place, but a way to learn about the basics of environmental stewardship.

KidZui Browser Makes The Internet Safer For Young Web Surfers

Parents of young web-surfers may want to look into using the KidZui browser.  It is made specifically for children to use and allows kids to look up millions of things, all per-approved by the KidZui panel which includes parents and teachers. 

Cut Down On Messy Toddler Spills With The Beaba Babypote

The Beaba Babypote is an ultra squeezable silicone container with a snap on top that allows for easy filling.  Parents can put all kinds of messy snacks like yogurt, pudding, fruit purees, etc. into the Babypote, pop on the lid and give them to their preschoolers without the fear of horrible spills. 

PiXos Spin Master Super Studio Offers Aqua Design Fun

New from toy company Spin Master is thePiXos Super Studio, a way to create long-lasting, non-toxic toys inany shape a kid wants!

Blooming Fair - Buy Fair Trade Flowers For Valentines Day

Buying Fair Trade Certified flowers for Valentines Day will make more than just your loved one happy.

Achoo! Allergies Shown To Lower The Risk Of Brain Cancer

It's nice to read that allergies are actually beneficial to allergy sufferers in some way.  According to a  study reported in this month's issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, the more allergies you have, the less likely you are to get brain cancer!

What's Love Got To Do With It? - Treating Marriage Like a Business

A new book explains how to succeed in marriage, by treating it like a business.

Melissa And Doug Magnetic Responsibility Chart Attracts Kids' Interest

Getting kids to do their chores, brush their teeth and even be nice to one another can be a challenge, but with the Melissa and Doug Magnetic Responsibility Chart, good behaviour might just stick.

Fight Childhood Obesity When They're Newborns

Childhood obesity ranged from 23 to 44 percent in 2007, depending on the state of residence.  Those rates were 10 percent higher than they were in 2003.  So, it is not surprising that public health and pediatricians, among others, are investigating many ways to control what has reached epidemic proportions.

 


Easidream Uses Sensations Of The Womb To Soothe Babies

With a newborn in the house I am currently quite sleep deprived.  Some days I feel pretty desperate for anyone or anything that could stop the crying and soothe my baby off to sleep.  While researching possible solutions I came across a gadget that claims to do just that.  The Easidream is a system meant to calm your baby and lull him/her into a peaceful sleep by mimicking the motion, sound and light of the womb.

Inventor Of New Baby Pacifier Finally Gets To His Own 'Super Bowl'

Most inventors have to wait a long time to see their products on the market, if they ever get there.  That''s why two of the critical character traits of an inventor must be persistence and patience.  Dr. John Davis, a Roanoke, Virginia pediatric dentist, waited 10 years to see his PreVent pacifier on the shelves and online stores of Baby's R Us.  That was finally his Super Bowl.

 

Expanding InLine Skates Make Learning Fun, Functional And Less Frightening

Thanks to the new Grow With Me 1,2,3 InLine Skates from Fisher Price, kids can have fun rolling without the danger of rolling out of control.

Alexander The Great? Not If You're Chinese!

Many Chinese these days have chosen an English name to use in business, while traveling, or just to fill out their character as a world citizen. Names like 'Alexander' don't work well phonetically, however, and can add 'pressure' to already hectic lives.

Go-Pod Makes Baby Activity Centers Portable And Storable

It would be so nice to be able to set up the baby activity center in whatever area of the house you are in and then quickly move it elsewhere if you need a hands-free moment in another room.  The Go-Pod gives parents this freedom with a portable version of the traditional baby activity center. 

World's First Mirror Thermometer Detects Fever From A Distance

NEC Avio's Thermo Mirror SX-01, the world's first Mirror Thermometer, asks users to look and don't touch: an integral infrared sensor inside the device detects and displays the viewer's temperature from a distance.

Adult Success May Be Predicted By Self Control In Childhood

Poor concentration, an inability to stick with a task, frustration at not getting the object of desire, an unwillingness to share or to play cooperatively with other children...  Frequent similar behaviors in a 3-year old are not characteristic of those who later succeed in life.  The good news, though, is that self-control can be taught.

 

Crayola 3D Chalk Brings Sidewalk Drawings To Life

Toys have become pretty high tech in recent years, but there are some kids items that I wouldn’t have imagined could be taken to another level.  Apparently I was wrong.  Even the basic toys are not so basic anymore.  Crayola has come out with 3D Sidewalk Chalk for kids to create more realistic sidewalk drawings. 

Biowashball Cleans Your Laundry Without Detergent

Some people are really into that laundry detergent smell.  When you really consider it though, is that ‘fresh’ scent any better than clothes that are just plain clean?  The Biowashball offers a greener alternative to the traditional laundry washing routine.   

Put Your Baby To Bed In A Cozy Pod Cot

If you are looking for something a bit different and modern for your baby then you should have a look at the Pod Cot by Ubabub.  This sleek looking crib features rounded ends and transparent sides with strategically designed star cut-outs.  This is definitely not a crib for a traditional themed nursery.

Boon's Glo Nightlight Is Part Toy, Part Soothing Light Source

For parents of babies and toddlers, there is not much better than an infant product that can multi-task.  When you have a house full of baby gear it is great to find an item that serves more than one purpose.  Boon’s Glo Nightlight, which is set to hit the market in the spring of 2011, is a toy and soothing light source in one.