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What is with this new Baby Alive Doll that Poops?

baby aliveNow I had a Baby Alive doll when I was young and I liked it until my brother dissected it to see how it worked, but I do not remember it Pooping. My son saw the commercial on TV and told me I should Blog about it. So here I am blogging about a doll that poops – go figure. I do not know about anyone else, but this disturbs me a bit. The commercial makes it sound so exciting too.  The description is no better:

Baby Alive Whoopsie Doo Doll is an adorable, life-like doll that coos, giggles, eats, pees and even poops on her own, giving your child a fun-filled, true-to-life experience of what’s it’s like to be a mommy. Do you think we need to let our kids experience this at such a young age? Ok maybe it might be a way to get the kids to refrain from having babies so young – I just do not know what to think.

But wait if she goes Poop she will say “Whoopsie” – good thing she gives a warning most babies do not. I am curious to know what others think of this. I remember when that new Barbie came out a few years back with her dog that pooped and she has a scooper to clean it up with – what is going on? Are all the kids toys going to S*%T? Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Watch the video below for a good laugh. So leave me comments and tell me what your thoughts of this doll are.



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Stuffed Animal Organizers

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With the holidays  approaching us and all those new Stuffed Animals that will be given to your kids – you may want to think about where you are going to put them all.  Every year before Christmas I go through my kids toys and weed out what they do not play with any more. I usually donate them by bringing them to a local store which accepts them or I have been also going on Craigslist or Freecycle and asking if there may be a needy family that could use some toys. I know this year there we be a lot of them. It is a good way to also get the kids to part with some of their things. Knowing they are donating to a good cause and giving a toy to a child that may not otherwise have any is a good lesson for them.

My Daughter's Stuffed Aniamls Before

My Daughter's Stuffed Animals Before

Even with all the donations my daughter loves her Stuffed Animals and Plush and does have quite a bit of them she still cannot part with. This past year I discovered one of the best ways to organize them and it is with a product called The Zoo. The picture above shows her stuffed animals now organized and easily accessible for her to play with. I keep writing about this to get the word out to other parents for this has made such a huge difference in keeping them all neat and tidy. It also makes it easier for my daughter to find and play with them now vs. being all in a big bucket.

I have written all about it here:  Stuffed Animal Toy Organizers and you can also see other ideas for storing and displaying all those Webkinz and smaller plush your kids may have too. They are all my own pictures shown and what I am using myself. Trust me I am the parent where everything has a home and when it does I am very happy. You will also be happy when you see you have great options. I know you will thank me.

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New Dora Links Doll and the Explorer Girls Collection

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The Dora Links Doll is the new grown up Dora that is an online interactive doll.  When you buy Dora Links and hook her up to your computer it opens an online world where the kids get to play games, create rooms, dress up Dora, Explore and solve mysteries and so much more. In addition to that the doll itself also changes  as your child plays – her eye color can change – her hair can grow and jewelry changes colors and more.

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The other part I really like is that the girls can play with Dora offline as well. This is a really cool thing – when your child is playing with the doll off line it will alert them when a new mystery has been added to the website with a Magical Alert System. You can also buy Fashion Packs, Accessory Packs and Rooms which of course  comes with a code that unlocks the items online as well.  Kind of reminds me of Webkinz in the way it works. You can also buy Dora’s Explorer Girls Collection – Her Friends – Alana, Kate, Emma and Nayia.

I really think Mattel created a great product that will appeal to a lot of age groups and is also educational too.  I know my daughter learned some Spanish from watching the show and they can also do the same playing the game.  If your daughter is a Dora Fan then I think this is a great choice for a gift. I like it so I give it 2 thumbs up!!!

To see all The Dora Links Doll and Explorer Girls Collection – Click Here.

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Twilight Scene It Game is a Hot Seller

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Have you seen the new Twilight Scene It Game yet? Well it happens to be one of the Hottest Games for Christmas 2009.  I have never really played any of the Scene It Games myself, but they are so popular and Twilight Scene It has many people buying. The Twilight Movies and The New Moon Movie have been so liked by many and this game will test fans  knowledge of the movies, books and more through interactive trivia. It is a great game for the kids to play when hanging out or for the entire family.

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Here is the Game Description:

The dazzling Twilight DVD trivia game with heart-stopping movie clips! Scene It? Twilight Edition features hundreds of clips, trivia questions and on-screen puzzlers from the Twilight movie phenomenon! Race your friends around the board to be the first to enter the Twilightning Round and find out who knows the most about this riveting saga. Scene It? is more than Twilight trivia. Experience customized mini-games and bonus activities that will challenge your observation, memory and puzzle solving skills and that are unique to Scene It? Twilight Edition. This game will quench your thirst for more Bella, Edward, Jacob and the gang while you relive your favorite Twilight moments again and again!

You can get the Scene It games in so many of your favorite shows and movies and I think they would make for some fun gaming nights. I do not consider myself an expert in too many of them, but I would sure like to try and may be getting one of the many titles for under my tree this year.  Sad to say, but I think either the Disney Scene it or Nickelodeon Scene It games may be more my speed since that is all that is ever on the TV in my house with the kids. All I know right now is the Twilight Game is selling like HOT cakes – so if you or anyone you know is a fan – this is the perfect gift for the holiday. To all the Scene It Games available – take a look : Scene It Game Titles.

You can also visit my page on Hot Toys for 2009 and see what some of the other Top Sellers are for this holiday.

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Zhu Zhu Pet Clothing, Costumes and Accessories

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Ebay Seller: dave_y

Ok Zhu Zhu Pet owners wait until you here this news: You can now find Outfits for your Zhu Zhu Pets. You heard me – you can dress up your favorite Zhu Zhu Pet Hamster. These are not official Zhu Zhu Pet items, but homemade to fit your on your Hamster. You can find lots of fun Zhu Zhu Pet Dresses in many great designs and for even more fun – How about a Zhu Zhu Pet Costume.

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Ebay Seller: ccrwjan

I have also found lots of fun Zhu Zhu Pet Sleeping Bags with Pillows so they can rest comfortably at night so they are ready to go in the morning. Some are even sold with the matching dress – now that is smart.

I think this is a goldmine for those who came up with the idea of making an outfit for the Zhu Zhu Pets considering they are the Hottest Toy on the market this holiday season. I also think they make great stocking stuffers for the kids who love these Toy Hamsters.  So have fun with your Zhu Zhu Pet Fashion Shows!!!

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The latest iCarly Dolls and Toys

iCarly Toys

I have just finished a new Squidoo Page titled – iCarly Dolls, Toys and More and I am still taken back by HUGE amount of merchandise available surrounding this TV show on Nickelodeon.  Now my kids are big fans of the show and so am I – yes I must admit that I really laugh every time I watch it. Kids just love the shows cast Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly), Jennette McCurdy (Sam), Nathan Kress (Freddy) and Jerry Trainor (Spencer) – they are what makes the show so great – oh and of course some very good writers.   I was inspired to make this page when I saw the new iCarly Fashion Switch Dolls and it snowballed from there.  If you are or have an iCarly Fan living in your home – you do not want to miss this. I think I have covered what I think are the HOTTEST sellers.

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Jack Skellington Merchandise

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I absolutely love Jack Skellington from the Nightmare before Christmas. There is something about that long skeleton body and big skull smile that makes me happy. I also know I am not the only one. There are so many Jack Skellington Fans out there just like me. Well then you will be happy to know I just updated my page on some of the most fun and unique Jack Skellington Merchandise. I have found some really unique items that you may not even knew were available featuring – your truly – Jack Skellington. Did you know there were Jack Skellington Lawn Bags? Or you can get a life size cardboard stand up with him on it? Did you know there is a Nightmare before Christmas Monopoly Game available?

Who stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar? Jack did!!

Who stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar? Jack did!!

I am so amazed at all of the Nightmare before Christmas  Merchandise available out there and it is still being made today even after the movie came out years ago. I think Disney really cashed in on this one.  And yes they are even getting my money because I buy it – I just cannot resist. Maybe this year for Halloween I will have to get a Jack Skellington Costume, which are also on my page. Did you know those are available in plus size? Hmmm a fat Jack – not sure that would look right.

Anyway, if you are fan, know a fan or need to find some very cool Jack items then stop by – I had lots of fun putting this one together.

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