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Author Archives: Dana

Building skills with LEGOs: the developmental benefits of bricks

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LEGOs have changed a lot since we were kids, haven’t they? Along with all the basic City and Creator series, and the open-ended LEGO and DUPLO building sets, we have zillions of licensed characters (Star Wars and Disney and hobbits, oh my!) and even LEGO original licensed characters, including the LEGO Movie, LEGO Friends, and Ninjago. Kids can’t get enough of those irresistible bricks, ... Read More »

The Road Trip Survival Guide: Our Best Travel Toys

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Kipling once wrote, “He travels the fastest who travels alone.” Traveling with kids can be a laborious process, since kids are even less patient with sitting in one place for hours than adults (let’s face it, you don’t enjoy it either). There are many tips and tricks for happy travel, so we’re just going to focus on our realm of ... Read More »

New for Nuna: the Sena Travel Crib Changer Tray!

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We’ve never been fans of the traditional mass-market pack n’ play: while they’re generally armed with all sorts of useful features (bassinets, changing tables, mobiles, music), they’re almost always heavy, unwieldy, and tough to fold and unfold. And they’re usually not very attractive, either. Our preferred travel cribs – the Nuna Sena, the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib, and the 4Moms ... Read More »

Halloween safety… and some Halloween humor, too!

Ok, so you’re taking the little ones out in the dark, dark night, and they’re talking to strangers and collecting food that’s full of sugar and preservatives, and… Calm down! Halloween accidents are rare (and easily prevented). Here are some of the basics for you to review (and to review with your kids before you go Trick-or-Treating), courtesy of Safe ... Read More »