GIVEAWAY: Skip Hop Giraffe Safari Activity Center

We adore Skip Hop for their modern and fun designs that kids LOVE and moms love to use. And we all know about my love of giraffes, right? As an AEPhi pledge, we learn the giraffe has the biggest heart in the animal kingdom, and is heads above the rest. Thirteen years have gone by, and I still treasure giraffes! This is why we are thrilled to do this Skip Hop Giraffe Activity Center giveaway, a $75 value!

Here is some information on this great product:

A leafy canopy and 5 detachable animal friends bring the jungle indoors. This multi-sensory playmat grows with baby. Soft arches with 12+ loops let the brightly colored, multi-patterned animals hang high, low or on the mat. Baby can gaze at the cut-out patterns overhead in the felt canopy, or she can reach to explore puffy and silky textures, crinkles, squeaks and chimes. The turtle mirror can stick to the arches, or simply prop it on the mat to view easily from the tummy time pillow.

It looks great, and it gives you a lot of bang for the space…there are a million different ways you can play with this. We have the Skip Hop Tree-Top activity center, and at 9 months AListBaby still thinks it’s the greatest thing, she likes to crawl under the canopy of toys, like she is in a jungle. Do you want to WIN this giraffe safari activity center? Just send us an email to alistbabyblog (at) yahoo (dot) com by Noon Central on Tuesday, September 3, OR follow us @alistbabynet on Twitter, and send us a direct message. Winners will be drawn at random! Good luck!

Noggin Stik, Baby’s First Educational Toy

The Noggin Stik is a great learning toy that looks just like a traditional rattle. We loved that we could immediately start using this from birth for the Alist Baby. It has red, green, and blue lights to stimulate the eyes. A soft rattle noise to please the ears. The handle is easy to grasp and it has a lot of great textures to stimulate the baby’s grasp! I’m sure Kate and Wills will be getting one for their future princess or prince too!


Skip Hop’s adorable Stack & Stick Animals

We got this wonderful baby toy a few days ago and you can see, it is just adorable. The animals are nice and soft and have a bit of velcro so they can stick together. Also, they’re very bright and eye catching. Great for keeping the attention of baby. We especially love the very cute Zebra. These cute baby toys are only $18.

Holiday Gifts: Explore N’ Grow Musical Gear Center

Have you started your holiday shopping? I am happy to say that we have! And for the “under two” crowd…this Hasbro Explore N’ Grow Musical Gear Center is a slam-dunk. The toy is suited for infants 9 months and older. It includes five interchangeable gears and two balls….compatible with most other gear and ball products in the line. Baby can stack and spin for all kinds of creative fun. Retails for $19.99. (Thank you to Hasbro for sending us this item to review.)

Vintage Baby Toy Bash, Part Two

Vintage baby toys are some of my favorite things in the world, and this is why I adore this birthday party concept so much! Here are some additional photos from Hostess Blog. The party was planned by Bella Grace Party Designs. We like the jacks used for napkin rings, the sock monkeys, the wooden blocks, and even the milk shooters on the dessert station! Brava!

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Angelina Jolie Loves DwellStudio Blocks

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and their children were in Venice in March, and Angie went on a shopping spree to several local baby stores. Among her purchases were these stylish DwellStudio Soft Blocks! We actually received a set from AllModern, and we love them. They would make a great baby shower gift, and we like the muted colors. I am sure Knox and Vivienne love them, too!

Baby Teethers for All Stages

We are excited to tell you about the set of teethers we received from MAM. They provide unique teething options for all stages of your baby’s development. MAM designers have worked together closely with paediatric dentists to ensure that all teethers are perfectly matched to baby’s development. Chewing, cooling and calming – MAM teethers are great fun and will make your baby quickly forget teething….we can all hope!

O+ 3 months is the starter and clip for early teething

3+ months is the bite and brush for teeth cleaning

4+ months is the cooler, that reached the molars with ease

6+ months is the twister for chewing and playing

Check all of the teethers out online at MAMbaby!

Playmobil: Wild Life Waterhole

Playmobil was always fascinating to me as a child. All of the fabulous details, and fun moveable parts. Playmobil sent us the Wild Life Waterhole, $44.99, and our little testers love it! There is even a platform for the observers to watch the animals. The set is suitable for kids ages three and up. The best part is this set will provide hours of entertainment. Check it out at Playmobil!

AListBaby Loves: InGenuity Automatic Bouncer

Our newborn tester LOVED the new InGenuity Automatic Bouncer by Bright Starts! And of course, the mom adored the Bella Vista soft colors! This bouncer is the only one of its kind that actually bounces, rather than simply vibrating. (Just like being inside of mom!) The toy bar will be great when baby gets a little bit older. Great style and great functionality. Expectant moms: add this one to your registry!

AListBaby Loves: PLAYSKOOL Gloworld

We absolutely love activity mats that can grow with a child, and we were thrilled to check out this PLAYSKOOL Gloworld Music & Lights Play Mat! The activity center includes seven toys that can be repositioned for over head discoveries, tummy time, or sit-up play. The mat also features a glowing sun that provides up to twenty minutes of cheerful songs or comforting nature sounds with adjustable volume. Available exclusively at Babies R Us and $59.99. Added plus: it reminds us of the Gloworms we loved as a child!