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The Wobbly DEWS Toothbrush Won't Fall Over

Why is it that everything to do with kids and toothbrushes is a challenge?  Getting them to brush their teeth is a struggle, getting them to do it properly is a huge effort and getting them to keep their toothbrush clean is practically an impossibility, especially when you are dealing with really young kids.  The DEWS toothbrush design features a rounded, wobbly doll-like handle base that tapers in towards the brush end.  

The Bubble Scrubber Makes Dishwashing Less Tedious

One thing that I absolutely despise is doing the dishes. It would be nice to have something to make the whole process a bit more entertaining.   The Bubble Scrubber by Fred & Friends is part cleaning tool and part toy, which is a very rare combination. 

Hellophone Saves Your Cell From The Jaws Of Your Toddler

The Hellophone, dubbed “Baby’s First Smartphone”, is made to look cool, but also withstand the beatings that little kids will undoubtedly put it through.  The colors are bright and the patterns are funky.  How can they possible resist that over your regular old phone? 

Maybe Your Cat Will 'Stick' With This One: FroliCat Magnetic Cat Toy

If you've lived with a cat for more than a day, you know the length of his attention span.  Cats tire very quickly of anything humans think might interest them.  But here's a cat toy that offers somewhat more likelihood of your cat not becoming bored too soon after you've purchased it.

X-Scooter Takes Scootering to the NeXt Level

The X-Scooter brings a new angle to the traditional scooter. And it looks like a seriously fun ride.

Social Media Gift Cards Converts Facebook Credits Into Real Currency

On the heels of PayNearMe giving out bonus "Facebook Credits" at 7-11 convenience stores last month, starting September 5, the social networking giant is going retail again by selling Facebook Gift cards at Target stores nationwide.  In denominations of $15, $25 and $50, Target's 1750 outlets will be the first to sell the cards via retail channels.

Talkatoo Gives Kids A Bit Of Extra Encouragement From Home

Kids have their tough days at school and parents have just as tough a time wondering how their kids will cope with their time away at school.   The Talkatoo was created by a mom who was going through this same struggle with her two young kids.

Scuba Meets Jet Ski In The Scubacraft

The Scubacraft SC3 is the perfect way to take you and two of your scuba buddies on and under the water for the ride of your lives.

Wee Wee Football Aims To Make Potty Training Boys Easier

Potty training is frustrating to say the least.  Luckily I have a little girl.  I have heard that little boys can be more difficult and even once you teach them to sit and use the toilet they will still need to learn how to stand and pee.  If your little (or big) boy has reached this advanced stage of the potty training process and needs a little help with aim then the Wee Wee Aim Football may help.

Social Media's Video Chat Evolves On Facebook With Rounds

If Chatroulette's notoriety for exposing one's self displayed the immature side of video chatting, Rounds (formerly 6Rounds.com) shows how this space has matured into a collaboration tool by grown-ups to engage in productive social activities. This week, the Rounds app for Facebook was introduced to allow the social network's over 500 millions users to participate in video chats quick and easy, with no download requirements.