Holiday Guide: Introducing BKids {Review}

bkidsI am so excited to introduce you to BKids – a fantastic toy company for little ones ages 0 – 36 months.

BKids stands on the principle that kids should do what they do best – Be Playful, Be Happy, and Just BE KIDS. They want their toys to be both educational as well as fun, and every product is designed and created with love. Because they care so much about the safety and well-being of every child, they ensure that all products comply with the highest quality and international safety standards. {Something this mom is excited about!} BKids wants parents to spend quality time with their children – exploring, enjoying, playing, and enriching their lives.

I recently received two items to review: The Soft Peek-a-Boo Blocks and the Stack ‘n Link Pal.

Gage doesn’t have many toys, so I was thrilled that this review would be just for him. All the baby toys we had have been lost, broken, or are still packed in a box, so I was excited to have some fun new toys for Gage to play with.

Gage really loves both toys. He loves chomping on the Soft Peek-a-Boo Blocks. He’ll sit for the longest time just chewing down on them. It’s great, because it distracts him from the fact that he’s actually sitting up, and I really think it helps relieve some of the teething pain he’s been having. I’m not crazy about the “peek-a-boo” idea behind these blocks. The hard plastic blocks that the soft blocks fit inside have really caused a lot of trouble. Pinched fingers, sore heads… but that was instantly resolved just by putting up the hard outer blocks until Gage is a bit older. I love the texture of the soft blocks, though, and think that no kid could ever have too many of them.

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Gage also loves the Stack ‘n Link Pal. The older kids lost the cute little monkey head that goes on top, {and no, Mama ain’t happy about that!}, but Gage will still sit and play with this for the longest time. He can’t quite get them to stack yet, but he sure loves banging on everything with them.

The other day, I babysat for a friend of mine. She has a little boy that will be one in January – so he’s just a few months older than Gage. I pulled out the toys and both of them had a ball playing with everything.

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{Thanks to my friend Lanamae for letting me borrow her sweet Toby for this review!}

Overall, these toys are a huge hit in my house. I love that they encourage Gage’s fine motor skills, and they keep him preoccupied. We can play with them together, or he can play with them alone. Either way, he’s just as happy as can be!

To learn more about BKids, check out their website. You can also find them on Facebook, follow them on twitter, and catch them on YouTube.

Disclaimer: I received the toys mentioned above from BKids to facilitate my review. Opinions expressed are 100% my own. I was in no other way compensated for this post.

ebeanstalk.com {Website Review}

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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.