Looking for something a little out of the ordinary for your favorite little one? Here’s a few ideas we hope will help make your baby or toddler have a very Merry Christmas! And just to keep your little ones safe remember these tips when shopping for toys:
- It’s a good idea to stick with brand names — big companies want you to trust their company.
- Avoid deep-discount stores that may sell cheaper, imported toys without brand names
- Online retailers like Amazon.com will email you if a toy is recalled
- Avoid used toys
- Stay away from toys with magnets or costume jewelry for toddlers
- Avoid any toy made wityh PVC (may be marked with a #3 recycling code)
- Avoid toys made with BPA (may be marked with a #7 recycling code)
And for more consumer info on toys you can check out these websites:
www.recalls.org toyinfo.org uspirg.org chej.org
Fisher Price has been entertaining and teaching kids for decades and the Dance and Play Puppy shows they haven’t lost their touch!
Dance and Play Puppy features two modes of play to help your baby learn while having fun. Songs, phrases, movements, and games occur in both modes, helping your baby learn without even realizing that practical skills are being acquired.
As Dance and Play Puppy guides your baby through easy-to-follow motions, he will also make fun, surprising movements. His ears will sometimes move up and down as he sings, adding an extra level of engagement to both modes of play.
The Laugh & Learn Dance & Play Puppy is baby’s puppy friend that will encourage him to move, dance & sing along through familiar songs! With over 25 sung songs & phrases, baby will learn about ABCs & letters, counting & numbers, parts of the body, actions, manners, greetings & first words!
If you know any child who travels then this is a great gift! (Of course Santa’s helpers know it will REALLY be appreciated by parents!)
Travel becomes fun again with Trunki, the ride-on suitcase from Melissa & Doug. With its versatile ride-on or pull-along design, Trunki allows children to propel themselves easily alongside their family, or be pulled along by their parents when they get tired. Trunki lets you wave goodbye to tears and tantrums and welcome a new feeling of exploration and fun into your child’s early travels.
The greatest travel innovation since the wheelie bag. Trunki allows children to ride their luggage through the airport or train station. This lightweight, durable, carry-on sized suitcase serves as luggage, riding toy, and transport for kids on the go. At home, Trunki is a convenient kid-friendly storage bin too. Features tow strap, carry handles, secure catches, integrated wheels and stabilizers to prevent toppling over. Holds up to 250 lbs.
Why Santa Loves Melissa and Doug:
Started in the garage at Doug’s parents’ house in 1988, Melissa & Doug has become one of the most popular toy makers in the world. Its toys have garnered dozens of awards and have been widely featured in national media.
Melissa & Doug toys meet all US consumer product safety regulations. The toys are tested at the factory of origin during various phases of the production process to ensure they meet the company’s stringent safety requirements. In particular, the paints and coatings on Melissa & Doug toys are tested frequently to meet or exceed government recommendations limiting heavy metals and lead in children’s items.
Full of fun activities to keep a toddlers’ attention, this Fisher Price activity walker helps develop motor skills as well as those milestone first steps.
Flipping doors, sliding beads, turning gears, and spinning panels will keep little ones entertained and it even folds up for easy storage and portability.