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Lifelike Babblebabies-The Perfect #Holiday #Kids #Gift

The newest addition to Madame Alexander’s Newborn Nursery Line are the interactive baby dolls called Babblebabbies™. These dolls are designed to look and feel like a real baby, complete with over 80 real baby sound combinations. Babblebabies sigh, cry, giggle, chuckle and of course, babble for a very real experience.  I had the opportunity to preview these dolls at a toy show recently, and they are truly amazing!  Madame Alexander’s exceptional attention to detail is evident with this new line and makes them look and feel so real, complete with 19-inch height and expressive faces.

There are 6 new dolls in the Babblebabies collection that include boy and girl options. Choose from different hair and eye colors and skin tones. These babies are amazing and will make the doll-loving child on your wish list very happy this holiday! For ages 3 and older.


I received this adorable Madame Alexander Babblebaby to review, along with a very cool travel friend from India! As part of the International Collection, the travel friends are 7″ play dolls from countries around the world that include information about each country’s customs, culture and more. So cute.


Available at MadameAlexander.com and specialty and department stores.


#Holiday #Toys from Spinmaster

Spin Master toys are must-haves for the holidays! There are so many options to choose from for boys and girls of all ages. Spin Master‘s Air Hogs, Robotics, Spy Gear, Chatsters, Sew Cool and Magic Mixer are just a few of the excellent choices this year. Paw Patrol toys, based on the popular show, are selling out! Check out these choices and my video from the toy show a few weeks ago:

Air Hogs Zero Gravity Laser Racer™ is a winner of the Walmart Chosen By Kids award and features the latest evolution in indoor all surface RC racing.  Zero Gravity Laser Racer is a fully functional RC car that drives on the floor, up the walls and even upside-down.  Its unique laser guided control allows it to go wherever you point it, delivering outstanding scale, speed and performance on any smooth surface.

Air Hogs RollerCopter™: Smash, crash, roll and bash with the all-new Air Hogs RollerCopter! This totally new RC helicopter enables pilots to roll along the ground, up walls and even along the ceiling. The protective cage allows the helicopter to take serious bumps and keep on going. New pilots will never have to worry about crashing as they roll into an all-new RC helicopter experience with the Air Hogs RollerCopter.Chatsters MSRP $79.99
Chatsters™: Spin Master’s newest interactive doll, Chatsters, is a talking, dancing, “thinking,” animated toy that can wow even the most tech savvy little girls. Her silly personality will come to life as you interact with Chatsters using the included accessories and her touch-sensor glasses. Six of her accessories, like her pet puppy Sprinkles, are equipped with a microchip that allows Chatsters to recognize and respond to them: try using the lipstick to change her lip colors! Her glasses are a pair of high-resolution LCD screens that feature animated eyes, mini games, and makeover activities. Download the free companion app to call and text Chatsters. She is truly your BFF!

Kinetic Sand: It’s the squeezable sand where you can FEEL the fun! You’ve never felt anyting like it! Pack it, pull it, shape it and love it, Kinetic Sand moves and oozes through your fingers but leaves them completely dry. It never dries out so you can use it over and over. Wheat, gluten and casein free, Kinetic Sand is an easy clean up and comes with a 1 lb. box of sand. A boxed set includes four molds.


Paw Patrol Lookout Headquarter Playset™: Based the top-rated preschool series on Nickelodeon, the ultimate Paw Patrol toy is the Lookout Tower, featured in every episode! The playset comes equipped with a working elevator, slide, lights and sounds. And even comes with Chase and his vehicle!

Zoomer Dino

Zoomer Dino™: Zoomer Dino is a wild pet dinosaur who loves to play. He roars, chomps, spins, chases, and so much more! Sensors in his nose allow him to react to his surroundings and kids can train him to sit, speak, and perform tail whips. His eyes change color to let you know his mood, and you can even make him mad by pulling on his tail! Zoomer Dino also comes with a controller; giving kids even more ways to make him run, chomp, move his head and tail, and become angry, on command. (WINNER – Walmart Chosen By Kids)

Find Spin Master toys at major retailers and online this holiday season.


I received samples of some of these toys for review. Opinions are my own.

Hot #Holiday #Toys – #Frozen and #Disney

It’s a Frozen kind of holiday! Anything from the hit Disney movie will make your child smile! Hide and Hug Olaf or the character dolls will be hard to find so get them early. For the younger children on the list, Fisher-Price offers the Little People Magic of Disney Day at Disney. At major retailers this holiday season.

Hot #Toys for #Holiday ~ Wild Kratts

The next video in my MomTV Holiday 2014 toy lineup is from the popular PBS Kids show, The Wild Kratts. The show’s main characters are now available in a toy line that fans of the show will love! Available at Toys ‘R Us and Shop.PBSKids.org.


Hot Toys for Holiday ~ Leap TV

To kick of the holiday season, I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite toys from the recent Time to Play magazine toy showcase. This MomTV video features LeapTV, the educational gaming system for kids. Available at all major retailers and online.

New Madame Alexander Dolls Offer Fashion, Fun

Toy Fair is so much fun! From tech toys to dolls, there is so much to discover in the aisles. One of my favorite brands that I had a chance to visit was Madame Alexander, known for beautiful, quality dolls that become treasured keepsakes. Famous designer Isaac Mizrahi has partnered with Madame Alexander to create a four-doll collection that fashionistas will love. Babble Babies are also coming soon. These babies coo and babble when your child talks to them. So cute! Did you know that Madame Alexander offers a doll hospital? Find out more in the 2nd video!  To order or for store locations, visit MadameAlexander.com.

For more video reviews, check out MomTV.com.



Monster Coats: Cool #Holiday #Gift To Keep Kids Warm

Leave it to a mom to come up with this one. What started as a search for a child’s ski jacket turned in to Monster Coats, an adorable line of fun, furry outerwear that kids love for the style and parents love for the machine washable, lightweight materials. Proudly made in the US, Monster Coats (and hats) are available in limited quantities this year and make a unique, fun gift. These coats are so cute that adults want them, too! (Here’s more of the story.)


Production is limited this year to children’s sizes, however the start-up company out of St. Louis is looking at expanding the line to include adult sizes. This holiday season, get them while you can so your kids will look cool and stay warm!