The Best Giraffe Toys Inspired By April the Giraffe

While the world awaits a new baby giraffe, meet the best giraffe toys, perfect for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. At this point, most people are familiar with  April the Giraffe. These days, who isn’t checking Animal Adventure Park’s live feed every single day, looking for updates and watching live footage of this famous giraffe? The world is united […]

ToyQueen’s Top Toys of Christmas for 2016

I know it’s been awhile since we chatted, but the holidays are here! I’ve been a busy elf to Santa posting here there and everywhere, but I wanted to share my best lists with you all. Here are ToyQueen’s top recommendations for the best toys for the holiday season in 2016! These are all the lists I’ve been […]

Hanna Andersson Coupon and Back to School Finds

When Hanna Andersson asked if we’d like to do some in-store back to school shopping and in addition share a 15% off Hanna Andersson coupon for you, I couldn’t wait! Gavin is going to Kindergarten! When I started ToyQueen.com, it was months before I even knew I was pregnant. Although the 3 years of preschool certainly seemed […]

Scratchy Clothing Can Be A Big Sensory Issue for Children

If you have a child or are sensitive yourself, you know that scratchy clothing can be a big sensory issue for children. You know — the tags that people are adamant about removing, the way kids or adults rub clothing textures through their fingertips in stores before purchasing looking for something that “feels just right.” Or, […]

Stonyfield Yogurt Pouches Review

Disclosure: I was provided with coupons to try several different flavors of the new Stonyfield organic yogurt pouches, any opinions are my own. Yogurt is a staple in our family diet. I generally spend at least $10 per week on different varieties. In our family, we all like different flavors and textures, and since yogurt […]

Drool Baby Expo Boston

For the past few years I’ve attended the Drool Baby Expo presented by Magic Beans in Boston, MA. This year, on Wednesday May 7th, it’s being held at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in the Seaport Area from 3-9. Amazing, high-end companies gather under one roof for new and prospective parents so they can meet in […]

Tiny Love Developlace Review & Giveaway

Disclosure: I was provided with a Tiny Love Developlace to facilitate this review and giveaway, any opinions are my own. I’ve blinked and my baby is no longer a baby, but in the same breath I’ve dubbed this moment in time as, “The year of the babies!” My best friend just had twins, and I […]

Best Baby Bouncer for Traveling Families (Giveaway)

When Gavin was born, he was 4 weeks old at Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season. I was determined I wouldn’t let an infant stop us from going to holiday parties and visiting family in both Massachusetts and Connecticut because I knew once he was older and more opinionated, then it would be […]

Billy Beats: A Toddler’s First Musical Instrument

Disclosure: I received a sample of Mega Bloks First Builders Billy BeatsTM Dancing Piano to facilitate this review. Any opinions are my own. Most babies, toddlers and preschool aged children love music. In my opinion there’s nothing cuter than a 10-month-old child who is learning to stand up and you see them holding on to the […]

KiddoTags 10,000 Fan Giveaway

Disclosure: I received compensation to help promote the KiddoTags 10,000 fan giveaway, any additional opinions are my own. We just passed the start of school and we re-labeled all of Gavin’s backpacks, lunchboxes, and some clothing with his customized Kiddotags. Just when I thought we were finished, his teachers told me he needed a new […]

Must Have Baby Items from Drool Baby Expo

Disclosure: I received a free VIP ticket with swag bag to the Drool Baby Expo in Boston, MA to preview the newest baby gear. Any opinions stated are my own. We all see every day how technology keeps changing. It’s always amazing to me when I get a chance to see some of the newest […]

The NogginStik Rattle: A Developmental Baby Toy (Giveaway)

As an occupational therapist, when Gavin was born, I knew a lot about developmental baby toys. However, those of us that have kids know no matter how much reading you do, even if your job prior to having children involved working with kids in some capacity, babies don’t come with instruction manuals and nothing can […]

How To Make Your Own Baby Food

Have you ever wondered how to make your own baby food? When Gavin was a baby, I made some of his pureed baby food from scratch, but also bought a little bit of jarred fruits, simply because I didn’t really have the right tools or the time to make hard things soft enough for him […]

Portable Tray Table for Kids from Bambinos!

When Gavin was a younger toddler we never left home without our booster seat for the table. With it’s removable tray, as a baby he could sit in it on the floor, or we could attach it to any dining room chair of the house we visited to play or eat, that is until he […]

Best Children’s Toys

So for 2012, what are the best children’s toys? For those of you who don’t know, I also write as the Toys Guide at About.com. Aside from here on ToyQueen.com where these days I try to highlight unique experiences and products that have been fun, exciting and developmentally stimulating to my family and the children […]

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