Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Toddler Rescued From Washing Machine Drum
|A toddler got himself in quite the predicament yesterday while playing hide-and-seek with his mother in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province China.|
The three-year-old's mother called emergency service after she found the little boy with his legs stuck in the washing machine's drum.
According to rescuers, the toddler was trapped for over an hour until several firefighters pulled the drum out of the machine and used a circular saw, just inches from the boy's legs, to cut him out of it.
Gourmet Play! 6 Great Sushi Toys For Kids
|One of my favorite things about having a play kitchen is all of the different types of food that you can purchase for your kids to 'cook'. In the last few years toymakers have taken the creativity factor up a notch and have created some pretty cool products to enhance your child's imaginative play.|
While creating artful sushi dishes is a skill that not many are able to master, we have found 6 great sushi 'toys' that are sure to make your child look like a pro. Whether they are creative or just looking to feed their friends, these sets will make sure that there is something cool on the table!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Celebrity Families Enjoy Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!
|The Nokia Theatre in L.A. was a buzz with celebrity families yesterday for the Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! show. |
The hour long show featured the stylings of DJ Lance. He brings a mysterious boom-box that carefully protects his special toy creatures. He breathes life into his toys with the magical words, “Yo Gabba Gabba!.”
Chuck's Zack Levi and Hockey player Dustin Brown also joined the cast on stage to show off their dance moves for the dancey dance segment.
Some celebrity families in attendance were:
Labels: Celebrity Kids, Dean McDermott, Jenna Elfman, Jerry O'Connell, Kourtney Kardashian, Liam Aaron McDermott, Mason Dash Disick, Rebecca Romijn, Stella Doreen McDermott, Tori Spelling, Yo Gabba Gabba
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Kodak Launches Photo Books With SMARTFIT Technology
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Doutzen Kroes & Husband Sunnery James Attend The ‘Action To Innocence’ Gala
|Mom-to-be model Doutzen Kroes showed off her growing bump with husband DJ Sunnery James by her side while attending ‘Action To Innocence’ gala party held at the Pavillion Ledoyen in Paris, France yesterday.|
The couple, who were married just 2 weeks ago, expects their first child together, a boy, in January 2011.
Labels: Pregnant Celebrities
Amy Poehler & Son Abel Prep For Thanksgiving
|New mom Amy Poehler was spotted out with her nanny and new son Abel yesterday getting some last minutes groceries for today's dinner at Bristol Farms.|
This is the first time we've gotten a peek at 3-month-old baby Abel.
He rides safely in a Graco Snugride Infant seat and is covered by aden+anais' mod about baby swaddle muslin blanket.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Amazing Video: Almost Full Term Baby Tries to 'Escape' Mom's Belly!
|This cool video of an almost full term baby inutero is catching some attention online. It is video taped by a dad-to-be, while his pregnant partner is relaxing on the couch and her unborn baby rolls around in her stomach. |
Every woman who has been pregnant has had a night where they are pretty sure their child is going to climb out of their belly sideways, but not all of us get it on tape.
Luckily, this couple did and it's very cool to watch!
Johnson & Johnson RECALLS Children’s Benadryl & Junior-Strength Motrin caplets
|Johnson & Johnson has announced the recall of about four million packages of cherry- and grape-flavored Children’s Benadryl allergy tablets and about 800,000 bottles of junior-strength Motrin caplets. |
The reason for the recall is vague, with the Benadryl website only offering this statement:
In consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of all product lots of Children's BENADRYL® Allergy FASTMELT® Tablets, in cherry and grape flavors, that were distributed in the United States, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, and St. Thomas and all product lots of Junior Strength MOTRIN® Caplets, 24 count, that were distributed in the United States.
Bonnie Jacobs, a company spokeswoman said, "Consumers can continue to use the product; they don’t have to take any action,” The action “is not being taken on the basis of adverse events” or safety issues.
Parents who are concerned can call Johnson & Johnson Consumer Care Center at 1-888-222-6036 (available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET and Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time.)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
RECALL: 90,000 Bassettbaby to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Bassett Furniture Industries, today announced a voluntary recall of about 90,000 Bassettbaby drop-side cribs with external plastic hardware because the cribs' drop-side rail can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to detach from the crib. When a drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop-side and the crib mattress. An infant or toddler's body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child also can fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents also can occur due to incorrect assembly and age-related wear and tear.
The firm and CPSC are aware of 18 reported incidents in which drop-sides malfunctioned or detached from the crib. No injuries were reported. In one of the incidents a child became entrapped between the mattress and the drop-side. In three of the incidents children fell out of the cribs. The firm also has received 154 reports of drop-side hardware breaking during shipment, assembly or use.
The recalled cribs are wood with a metal mattress support and have a drop side with external plastic hardware. The cribs were sold in a variety of finishes. A label is attached to the footboard or headboard with the names "Bassettbaby" or "Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc." as well as the model number, production date and other information. On some older models the manufacturer's name appears on a separate label.
MODELS INCLUDED IN RECALL TO REPAIR
Note: This recall does not include non drop-side cribs.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drop-side cribs and contact Bassettbaby at (800) 308-7485 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.bassettbaby.com for a free kit that will immobilize the drop side. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child's age.
Kid Tested: VTech MobiGo
|VTech's MobiGo is the company's new handheld device created for 3-8 year-olds. This touch screen edu-game is the next generation of handheld toys combining one of today’s hottest electronic features with important early learning skills. |
To get started you will need to install 4 AA batteries into the back. VTech has a special software that you should sync with your MobiGo to take advantage of their exclusive offers and to download some of their games. As an incentive, they are offering free downloads for a year to parents when they register their unit.
Once logged in, you have the option of checking your child's progress, changing your account or downloading a game from VTech's extensive list.
The memory on the device will only allow you to store about 3 downloaded games, but that can be increased to 10 if you buy an additional cartridge.
The only thing I don't like about this is that the downloaded games only appear JUST after the file transfer and will need to be re-transferred after every power-up. The only way to avoid this is to purchase the game storage card that I mentioned above as the device doesn't appear to have any long term memory. The bonus to this is that the card comes pre-loaded with 8 games.
The MobiGo does however come with a 'touch and learn' cartridge that has 6 games on it , each with 2 levels of difficulty.
Each game is designed to teach your child a new skill whether it's problem solving and numerology or including math, vocabulary, spelling and the alphabet.
The MobiGo has been a big hit with both my 23-month-old and my 5-year-old sons. Even though my youngest is too young to figure out how to work it, he enjoys playing with some of the downloaded games like keyboard jam and DJ beats as there is little skill involved just screen tapping.
For years my oldest son has had a thing with smartphones. He loves to play with them a pretend that he is sending e-mails or taking pictures. Because the MobiGo slides up like a smartphone to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard, he thinks he has his own mobile device fully loaded with fun things that he can do.
To further with our test we purchased the SHREK Forever After game(aged 4-6) for him and it has been a hit. This cartridge has 8 games and it uses the characters from the movie to teach spelling, shapes, colors and logic. Each game has a little cartoon to introduce it, which is cute and SHREK appears all of them. Kids can protect him from a flying witch that throws pumpkins, test their skills at apple bowling and help SHREK and donkey navigate their way through a dark cave.
The MobiGo is a great on-the-go game that will offer hours of learning while your child plays. Their impressive line-up of learning games includes some of the most popular characters with the 3-8 age group. Disney Princesses, Cars, Toy Story 3, Tinkerbell, Dora and Ben 10 are just a few available for purchase.
Jimmie Johnson Celebrates Fifth Nascar Title With His Family!
Even though he came in second place in yesterday's race, Jimmie Johnson won an unprecedented fifth-straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship and he shared it with his 4-month-old daughter Genevieve Marie and wife Chandra.
The celebrate the big moment the proud daddy posed with his family before sharing a massive bottle of champagne with his crew!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Gucci And Jennifer Lopez Celebrate Gucci Children's Collection
Jennifer Lopez was gorgeous in gold this afternoon as she attended the launch of Gucci's first children's collection.
Designed by creative director Frida Giannini, the luxury collection (sizes 2-8) includes practical pieces such as jeans, tees and coats, as well as slip-on shoes and rain boots emblazoned with the brand’s iconic logo.
It hit stores today and in honour of the international launch, Gucci is pledging $1 million to UNICEF’s Schools For Africa initiative and are also donating $50,000 to Jennifer’s charity the Maribel Institute.
Fittingly, most of the kids in attendance were dressed in Gucci including Jennifer's twins Max and Emme!
Some of the other celebrities in attendance were:
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Scott & Kourtney Shop With Mason in Beverly Hills
|Could Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick be getting a head start on their Holiday shopping? The pair was spotted yesterday out with their son Mason at a store in Beverly Hills checking out the latest in toys.
After spending 6 weeks in NYC opening a new Dash location and filming 'Kourtney and Kim Take New York', the pair looks happy to back in the Golden state!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Ingrid Vandebosch Relaxes Poolside With Baby Leo and Ella Sophia!
Ingrid Vandebosch, Jeff Gordon's wife was photographed relaxing poolside with her children Ella Sofia and Leo Benjamin at a Miami hotel yesterday afternoon.
The proud new mama was glowing as she walked around with baby Leo in her arms.
This is the first time we have seen the little guy since the family introduced us to him just weeks after his arrival.
The family is in Miami to support Jeff as he looks for a win at this weekend's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Chris and Deanna Daughtry Welcome Fraternal Twins!
Congratulations to rocker Chris Daughtry and his wife Deanna on the safe arrival of their twins - a boy and a girl!
Adalynn Rose and Noah James arrived yesterday morning via gestational surrogate. Adalynn was born first weighing 6 lbs, 5 oz., while Noah followed 25 minutes later weighing in at 5 lbs, 5 oz.
"Our family is overwhelmed with joy by these two precious gifts from God," the new dad 30, said. "The babies are both healthy and resting. Thanks to everyone for their love and prayers."The twins join the couple's to older children Hannah and Griffin.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Pink Confirms That She's Expecting!
One week after the internet was a buzz that she was expecting - Pink confirms she is, in fact, going to be a mom!
On tomorrow's Ellen DeGeneres Show, the singer, 'explains why she's "glowing" revealing that "I'm eating for two these days,"'
The new baby will be the first child for Pink and her husband Carey Hart.
The singer kept her pregnancy a secret because she had previously suffered a miscarriage, but only wanted to discuss the matter with Ellen.
A candid Pink was also quick to point out that the baby-to-be was definitely planned saying, "I worked for it...It was not an 'Oops.'"
Even though the couple isn't sure if they want to know the gender of their child their doctor has already told them that she thinks she knows the sex the star says, explaining she noticed an anatomical detail in her ultrasound.
"I'm terrified because she thinks it's a girl!"Congratulations to the couple!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Paulina Rubio Welcomes Her First Child - A Boy!
Congratulations to Latin singer Paulina Rubio and her husband Nicolas Vallejo on the safe arrival of their first child - a boy!
Andrea Nicolas Vallejo-Nagera Rubio arrived yesterday in Miami weighing just under seven pounds.
"I am holding in my arms the most wonderful, precious gift I have ever received!" the new mama tweeted this morning.The couple was spotted out over the weekend having their last dinner before the baby's arrival.
We wish them the best with their new bundle!
The Elf on the Shelf ~ How Santa Really Knows Who’s Been Naughty and Nice!
How does Santa really know who’s been naughty and nice? The answer has finally been revealed in this ‘Santa approved’ book!
A wonderful Christmas tradition long enjoyed by one mom’s family has now successfully been put down on paper, after long hours of negotiating with Santa, so that other families can make this tradition theirs as well. How many times have little children questioned how Santa really knows if they’ve been good or bad? He can’t possibly be watching all the children everywhere!
As it turns out, Santa is able to send out a host of little elves every year to families that want to adopt them. The elves come and perch on shelves in living rooms and kitchens all through the land, and patiently watch what the little children of their adoptive families are up to. It’s thanks to these elves that Santa is able to find out who really has been naughty and who is definitely nice.
These delightful little elves hibernate in their packing boxes until a prospective family has adopted them. The elves arrive with a wonderful book describing this tradition, on which families can build to make it their own. It’s up to the children in the house to name the elf, and once it has a name it receives its Christmas magic! Children can then enter the name of their little elf on the elfontheshelf.com website and receive an adoption certificate from the North Pole!
Elves are not allowed to speak to the children, but it isn’t uncommon for parents to be able to send some messages to Santa, through these trusty elves. And there is only one simple rule, children mustn’t touch the elves, for if they do, the elf’s Christmas magic will disappear, and that wouldn’t be good at all!
Christmas is full of magic and delightful family traditions. The Elf on the Shelf is the perfect addition to wonderful family Christmases! - Belinda, Staff Writer
Ali Larter Hosts Event To Benefit Project Peanut Butter
|A very pregnant Ali Larter hosted a fundraiser at the Stella McCartney store on Wednesday in LA. |
The actress was joined by friends Amy Smart, Julie Bowen, Anna Getty and Nicole Sullivan, who all designed cooks JCPenney kitchenware. The celebrity-designed items will later be sold to benefit Project Peanut Butter, a foundation that brings relief to poverty-stricken countries.
Ali and husband Hayes MacArthur expect their first baby, a boy, next month.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Steve Nash Welcomes 3rd Child; Splits With Wife Same Day
Just hours after Steve Nash's wife Alejandra Amarilla gave birth on Friday to a seven pound, seven ounce baby boy named Matteo Joel Nash, the new dad released a statement to Life and Style magazine saying,
“I am very thankful and excited that we have a new son, Matteo Nash. Alejandra and the baby are doing fine. But this is a bittersweet moment for my wife and I; after five years, we are now in the process of dissolving our marriage. While we have lived separately for the past several months, we remain firmly committed to raising our children in the most positive, nurturing way possible. I want only good things for Ale going forward; right now, I’m focused on ensuring that our children understand how much they’re loved and adored by us as they continue to adjust to these changes.”
The couple, who has been together for nine years, are also parents to six-year-old twin daughters Lola and Bella.
While I get that the divorce announcement was imminent, I think it's unfortunate that they had to do it the day the baby arrived.
My Carry Potty ~ The perfect ‘on the go’ potty!
For trips around town, to the playground, a day at the zoo, the beach or the park, or perhaps for long journeys or a week-end away, the My Carry Potty is the perfect potty to take along!
Designed by Amanda Jenner, a mother of three, the My Carry Potty is a brilliantly designed potty for families on the go. Made from the highest quality, durable plastic, the My Carry Potty features a lid that snaps shut and results in a completely leak-proof case. Perfect for those occasions when your little one just has to go, but there is no toilet in sight! More hygienic than other potties on the go and without the need for extra disposable bags the My Carry Potty is more earth-friendly as well. This clever potty comes completely assembled and ready to go.
The My Carry Potty comes in bright primary colors, making it attractive to toddlers. As well, a small handle makes it easy for toddlers to tote their own potty with them.
Whether you need a potty for on the go, at home, or both, the My Carry Potty is the only potty your little one will ever need! - Belinda, Staff Writer
Labels: Potty Training
Mader Spinning Tops ~ Little whirling works of art!
|There is something about a spinning top that just never gets old. Whether you’re a young one, still too small to do it yourself, watching someone spin the top, or advanced in years but young at heart, spinning tops are truly a toy for all! |
Mader Kreiselmanufaktur in Austria was founded by Klaus and Margit Mader in 1991. Each one of their over 50 different types of spinning tops is carefully and exclusively hand-made in limited quantities by the small team of talented wood-turners at the Mader workshop. Wood used for the tops is native to Europe, and maple is most often the wood used for the tops that are brightly painted, whereas a combination of other woods is used for those tops left naturally colored. Each top carries the company’s trademark: a burn line running along the equator of the top.
Each top is rated from 1 to 6 in terms of difficulty, with tops like the ‘Tango’, a simple little top in 7 beautiful color variations, having a difficulty ranking of 1 and the ‘Thunderbolt’, often referred to as ‘Grandpa’s Top’, a more bullet shaped top, being the most difficult top that Klaus makes.
The combinations of different styles, difficulty ratings and color palettes seem endless. In this plethora of little spinning works of art, there is bound to be the perfect one for all those young and young at heart! - Belinda, Staff Writer
Labels: Natural wooden toys
March of Dimes Foundation Hosts 5th Annual Celebration of Babies Luncheon
|An expectant Samantha Harris hosted the March of Dimes Foundation's Celebration of Babies Luncheon in Beverly Hills yesterday.|
For the fifth year in a row, the luncheon recognizes prominent individuals who are celebrating the birth of their children and those who are committed to improving the health of babies. As part of the March of Dimes November Prematurity Awareness Month campaign, celebrities and special guests were urged to join the fight for preemies!
Some of the celebrities in attendance were:
Gwen and Gavin Take the Kids To The Park
|Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale enjoyed a beautiful California day with their kids playing park yesterday.|
The couple spent the afternoon playing in the sand, running around on the jungle gym and teaching Kingston how to ride his bike.
As always, Gwen looked gorgeous and maybe a bit too fashionable for sitting in the sand. She took pics with fans, even posing with a man and his dog.
I love how down to earth both Gwen and Gavin are. Even though they had a nanny along to help, they both spent the most of their time at the park taking turns with the kids.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Ne-Yo and Girlfriend Monyetta Welcome First Baby - A Girl!
Congratulations to R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo and his girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw on the arrival of their first baby - a girl!
Madilyn Grace Smith made a very early entrance last night at a hospital in Atlanta. According to People.com she wasn't due to arrive until January. There is no word on her weight or how she is doing.
Ne-yo was at a charity event for his foundation when Monyetta went into labour. Luckily, he made it to the hospital in time to be part of the birth.
The new dad took to twitter last night to express his excitement over his new addition saying,
Welcoming that lil' girl to the world last night defined for me what "willing to kill and die for" truly means. My world, my life,all hers.Related Articles:
Daddy Date! David Beckham and His Boys Visit Color Me Mine
Soccer star David Beckham showed his artistic side yesterday while out at Color Me Mine with his two youngest sons Romeo and Cruz.
While painting their cars the boys showed their support for their dad's team by wearing their LA Galaxy jerseys.