DIY Bath Toys

Our great friend, Clio, turned two last weekend. Clio loves water play; so I wanted to include something ‘water-y’ with her gift. Happily, I recently stumbled upon this tutorial over at The Brooding Hen (yet another great DIY resource), for Hardware Store Bath Toys. Perfect!...more
@Denise I hope you try it- my son had a great time with these and his friend loved them as well. ...more

Lessons Learned from Gifts that Flopped

My in-laws recently gave my little niece a very cool gift that, once assembled, should have been spectacular – at least you would have thought so from the packaging. But two grown men couldn’t put it together, and it ended up being a bit of a “flop,” as my mother-in-law put it. Believe me, I can empathize with her. I have purchased several gifts for the boys that I thought would be sure hits, but they ended up just being a waste of money....more
@victorias_view It was awful. We were going to put it in his room, but he was so scared of it ...more

New Reasons To Be Afraid, Very Afraid: Bath Toys And Baby Slings Are Bad

There is, it seems, no end to the things that can cause harm to your family. Strollers, playgrounds, sippy cups, plastic toys, painted toys, toys with removable parts... pretty much anything that is a fixture in family life, it seems, is a hazard. Well, now you can add bath toys and baby-wearing to that list. Are you a parent? Good luck sleeping at night. ...more

My girls have been taking baths since they were born like everyone else's, with bath toys and ...more