Category Archives: Babies

“Bon Voyage” by Alex Jr. Toys

I never thought packing the car was particularly fun until I watched a one-year-old happily stuff the picnic basket, hat, ball, umbrella and suitcases into the trunk of this squishy, plump car. Eight soft, crinkly pictures to pack delighted toddlers … Continue reading

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“Squeaky Legs Dolly” by Earlyears

A perfect first friend, Dolly features wild, stringy, soft pigtails, long fuzzy legs with pink, shiny satin shoes, and a cheerful face for baby to explore.  Her hair, hands and legs are easy to grasp for little ones looking to … Continue reading

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“Taggies Activity Quilt” by Earlyears

Tummy time takes on new meaning with this ultra soft, fuzzy circle of friends. Even a fussy baby can be distracted with the pop-up ladybug mirror surrounded by baby’s beloved tags. Start in the middle with a sky filled with … Continue reading

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“Sensory Gloworm” by Playskool

Watch baby’s face light up when he sees the newest touchy-feely Gloworm. With added sensory activities, this playmate offers a perfect-sized teether snail, a crinkle flower to crunch, and bumpy, clacking rings to soothe your teething child. Gloworm’s lit face … Continue reading

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Baby Einstein Videos Co-Founder Challenges Research

This past week, the The New York Times reported that William Clark, co-founder of the company that produced “Baby Einstein” videos, has asked a judge to  release information from the University of Washington studies that showed the negative influence of … Continue reading

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Cuddly Kid Mirror by Alex Toys

Kids love to cuddle and check out faces so why not get snuggle and face time in one toy? With outstretched crinkle hands, this half ball of fun is asking for play. Strap the “Cuddly Kid Mirror” in the crib … Continue reading

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Letter to New York Times on Disney Refund for Baby Videos

It’s been a week since the New York Times had a front page article on “No Einstein in The Crib? Get a Refund.” I was so amazed at Disney’s offer to give a refund for Baby Einstein DVD’s which the … Continue reading

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Talk to Your Baby, Says the New York Times

Today’s New York Times includes the article, “From Birth, Engage Your Child With Talk” by Jane Brody. The author has observed what we are all seeing–too many moms and nannies stolling their babies while distracted on their cell phones and … Continue reading

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Best Baby Gifts for a Newborn to Grow Into

Lamaze Play and Grow Logan the Lion’s big eyed face attracts newborns and invites conversation. His ribboned mane, different textures, slippery ribbons, shiny nose, fuzzy cheeks, bumpy rings, smooth tummy, star with ridges and bumps, and crinkly feet provide lots … Continue reading

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New Research Linking Infant and Toddler TV Watching to Less Language Development

  Last week I was contacted by News 12 Connecticut to be interviewed on my thoughts about the latest study to come out finding that with each additional hour of TV that infants and toddlers watched, they verbalized less and … Continue reading

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