ebeanstalk.com {Website Review}

I am always on the lookout for websites that offer toys for babies and kids that are fun, economical, and reasonably priced.

Recently, ebeanstalk asked me to check out their website and tell my readers what I thought. Good or bad, they wanted to know.

I took quite some time looking at their site. It is full of so much stuff! Once I was able to get past educational toy overload, I was able to find a whole lot of really great stuff. They’ve got more toys for toddlers than I’ve found on other websites.

One thing I absolutely love about the ebeanstalk website is that they have everything set up so you can find it quickly and easily. Say you need some ideas for fun gifts for a 1 year old. In the left hand column, they have 1 year old toys clearly marked. Then, they go so far as to divide it into toys for girls, boys, and the top sellers. They have it divided up for every age, every stage, and the most popular categories.

Another feature I love is their Birthday Reminders section. While I may not need any help remembering my kids birthdays, I have lots of family members that are constantly asking me “When’s his birthday again?” Now, I can point them to the ebeanstalk website and have them sign up for birthday reminders for all the kids. They’ll get a reminder about an upcoming birthday and get ideas and suggestions for gifts for each child. It’s genius!

I figured with all the great stuff they offer, and the quality of the toys, that their prices would be astronomical. Boy, was I ever wrong! Everything is very reasonably priced and there are toys for every budget.

I am super impressed with the ebeanstalk website, and I will definitely be using them to purchase birthday presents and Christmas presents for my kids and for the other kids in my life.

Check out ebeanstalk.com for yourself. What impresses you most?

Disclaimer: I was contacted by a representative of ebeanstalk and asked to review their website and share my thoughts with my readers. Opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own and have not been influenced in any way. I will receive a gift card for my time.



Celebrate Childhood with Caillou {Review}

CaillouParker loves Caillou. And he adores Caillou’s cat, Gilbert. So, when Team Mom offered up a couple of very cool Caillou toys for a review, I jumped at the chance to surprise Parker with them.

We received 2 toys for this review: A Caillou doll and a Caillou bath time vehicle. Let’s do each product separately.

First, the Caillou Classic Doll. I know – boys aren’t supposed to play with dolls. But, who made up that rule? Whomever it was forgot to tell Parker, because he loves “babies.” In fact, he takes better care of Lucy’s dolls than she does half the time. When Parker saw that he got his very own doll, and it was a Caillou doll, one of his favorite tv characters, he was in heaven. In fact, I don’t think he’s put Caillou down for more than a few minutes at a time. Parker & CaillouHe goes in the car with us, Parker sleeps with him at night, he’s become a constant companion. The doll features the classic Caillou outfit with vinyl head, arms, and feet, as well as a super soft body that Parker loves to hug. And he does, all day and all night. You can see how much he loves the toy in the picture!

Next, we have the Caillou Bath Time Vehicle. Parker was SO excited to see Caillou’s cat, Gilbert, on the boat with Caillou! He loves that cat, and seeing him there just made Parker’s day. I’ve got to say that I wish bath toys had been this cool when I was a kid. The boat really floats AND it really moves! When you crank the “motor,” it really makes the boat move through the water. Parker had a blast with it. Every time I put him in the bathtub now, it’s next to impossible to get him out! One great feature of this boat is that all the pieces come apart, which makes it perfect for working on Parker’s fine motor skills. And, because you can pull the motor off the bottom, you can make the boat “sail” over the coffee table, couch, kitchen table, stair railing, and more! I’m pretty sure this boat has sailed over every inch of our house.

If you have a little boy or girl that loves Caillou, I would definitely recommend that you check out these fabulous toys. They are both available at 272 participating Toys R Us stores (visit store locator at www.caillou.com/storelocator) and the following e-commerce sites:   www.toysrus.com, www.fao.com, www.kohls.com, and www.tystoybox.com. The 14.5 inch doll retails for $29.99, and the bathtub toys are just $16.99. It’s a great deal, and these toys are sure to bring your child hours of entertainment.

Caillou Doll Caillou Bath Time VehicleDisclaimer: I am participating in a blog tour with Team Mom on behalf of Caillou and Cookie Jar Entertainment on the release of the new toys available at Toys “R” Us. I received the products necessary to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% my own. I have not been compensated in any other way for this post.