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June 2009 | Vol. VIII - No. 6




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Holiday Preview - Infant & Toddler

Products to Keep Baby Active, Cozy and Safe


TDmonthly's Holiday Preview of products for infants and toddlers features many items, including a fishing game and a pot of colorful vegetables, designed to stimulate babies' various senses and support development of motor skills. There's also a fashionable teething bracelet for mom to wear, as well as some cute and cozy blankets to keep little ones warm.



MSRP: $27.99
Age Range: 1 and up
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Toys
Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys



Suitable for ages 6 months and up, the Fishing for TAGGIES play set includes three rattling fish, a soft pond with a large mirrored bottom, and a soft fishing pole with a jumbo hook-n-loop hook for easy fish-catching fun. The base mirror encourages self-recognition and makes a game of fill-and-spill play extra engaging. Featuring the TAGGIES vibrant colored materials and ribbons, this distinctively textured game is designed to stimulate baby’s senses. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23927      (added 5/28/2009)
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MSRP: $36.00
Age Range: 0 to 2
SKU or Item #: 7011
Launch Date: June 2009
Gender: Girls
Category: Apparel
Eco-Friendly
Infant & Toddler



This 100-percent organic cotton dress with water-based ink is made in USA and sweat-shop free. It is a limited edition. Launch date: June 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23913      (added 5/28/2009)
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MSRP: $45.99
Age Range: 1 and up
SKU or Item #: 7400
Launch Date: May 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Educational
Preschool



The pottyPOD is designed to help create a hassle-free potty experience that makes potty training easier for parents and their child. The soft, cushiony seat provides comfort while the rigid base provides strength and stability. "The pottyPOD is the anti-microbial potty on the market!" Nicole Strand, in sales administration at Prince Lionheart, told TDmonthly. Launch date: May 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23860      (added 5/22/2009)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 0 to 3
Launch Date: July 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Infant & Toddler
Vehicles - Accessories



The bright green inchworm’s segmented body offers many different sights, sounds, activities and textures. Baby can gaze at the smiling face, with its high-contrast eyes and soft, teethable antennae. The symmetrical face is designed to have a calming effect on baby. The activity center has a baby-safe mirror outlined in black and white stripes, and the inchworm’s multi-textured features foster tactile exploration, which encourages brain development. A convenient snack segment flips open and can be stocked with small snack foods to encourage development of baby’s pincer grasp. Babies can push a leaf to hear “moving” classical music, including the “William Tell Overture” and silly sounds. A bumblebee on the base clicks when baby dials. It has high contrast stripes and bright orange silky wings that crinkle to the touch. The toy attaches to all strollers using Velcro® straps. Launch date: July 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23924      (added 5/28/2009)
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Dressing a baby in the morning or anytime is too much fun with this sweet "Shopping on the Square" baby sock collection. Each pair of socks looks like a little shoe flat and embellished with a bow. Choose from a pair of light pink flats with a hot pink bow, chocolate brown flats with a light pink bow, or a pair of hot pink flats with a white bow. The box is illustrated with an adorable scene of cute shops from the Baby Spa Shop to the Sweet Pastry Shop.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23677      (added 5/14/2009)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 2 and up
SKU or Item #: E0413
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Educational
Infant & Toddler



Kids 18 months and older can use these wooden stacking blocks to learn colors, numbers and letters and more! Launch date: Early 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23652      (added 5/12/2009)
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MSRP: $49.95
Age Range: 0 to 3
Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Electronics-Accessories
Vehicles - Accessories
Safety



The Jing Joe Cooling/Warming Infant Pad is a 9.5" x 14" nylon pad with a built-in fan that draws in ambient air and delivers it out the front mesh spacer. The pad is design to fit easily in a car seat, stroller, swing or bouncer to provide a cushion of air for a child to sit up against that will keep them dry and comfortable without compromising the safety. "[An] opening on each side of the pad accommodates [the] shoulder strap so as not to compromise intended safety features, and also allows use of accessories, such as [the] padded head support and shoulder strap padding. Adjustment to the shoulder straps is required depending on size of the child," Anthony Tong, president of PaTongco LLC, told TDmonthly. The Jing Joe has received the following awards: 2009 Mom's Best Award; 2009 The Toy Man Seal of Approval; 2009 The Toy Man Award of Excellence; and 2009 The Toy Man Editor's Choice. Launch date: February 17, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23873      (added 5/22/2009)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: All Ages
Launch Date: March 2009
Gender: Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Fashion & Accessories
Gifts



This bright, chic bracelet for moms also serves as a teether and toy for babies. "Oh Plah" means "Here you go" in French. The flexible bracelet is free from phthalates, lead, paints, latex, PVC and BPAs. Simplicity (shown), Energy (green) and Harmony (navy) styles are available. Launch date: March 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22795      (added 3/13/2009)
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MSRP: $13.99
Age Range: 0 to 3
Launch Date: September 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Plush
Infant & Toddler



Paci-Plushies are a pacifier holder that connects popular name-brand infant pacifiers with a super-soft and light plush toy using a patent-pending Hug Ring™. When a Paci-Plushie is attached to Baby's pacifier, the pacifier becomes easier for both Mom and Baby to find. Pacifers are fully removable, allowing for proper sanitation of both the pacifier and plush toy. Paci-Plushies are compatible with over 200 varieties of name-brand pacifiers, allowing for usability and versatility. The Nookums™ brand Orthodontic pacifier included with each Paci-Plushie is 100-percent BPA and Phthalate free. "Paci-Plushies are the only plush pacifier holder of its kind with the ability to attach to name-brand infant pacifiers," Stacy Dallman, president of Paci-Plushies, told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 15, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23465      (added 4/28/2009)
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Choose from our plush double sided Minky Chenille to our tactile Satin & Minky Blankets. Our soft, luxurious blankets come in four great sizes.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23793      (added 5/20/2009)
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MSRP: $159.95
Age Range: All Ages
SKU or Item #: 70060
Launch Date: November 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Safety
Electronics
Infant & Toddler



The MobiCam AV is compact, portable and multi-functional. It is a color, handheld, 900 MHz, wireless monitoring system designed specifically for easy mobility — of both the camera and monitor — so that the MobiCam AV system can be moved to virtually any location within the home, office or other environment, instantly. It has a transmission range of up to 300', automatic see-in-the-dark night vision, and the ability to connect the monitor to a TV or other audio-video device. "The MobiCam AV has an optional Internet Kit. The MobiCam Anywhere Software broadcasts the full-motion images and sound from the camera in real time to a personalized, secure website that you create," Andrew Buckband, national sales manager for MOBI Technologies, told TDmonthly. Launch date: November 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23424      (added 4/27/2009)
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MSRP: $14.99
Age Range: 0 to 5
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler



The colorful, simple bungee  combined with durable, plastic, removable rings is designed to make it easy to interchange favorite toys, pacifiers, bottles and cups, while keeping them off the ground and within easy reach. The ToyWrangler is created to attach easily to infant carriers, car seats, strollers, highchairs, shopping carts, walkers, and more, so that parents no longer have to search for bottles, pacifiers and toys on the floor while shopping, in the car or out to eat. "This is a patented design and is safe and interchangeable to attach to virtually anything baby can sit or play in, and can attach almost anything baby can eat or play with!" Kristy Awald-Stafford, owner and designer of LuvLoo, told TDmonthly. Launch date: November 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23939      (added 5/28/2009)
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MSRP: $23.99
Age Range: 0 and up
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
General Toys
Developmental Toys



The Baby Activity Birdhouse includes five sides of fun. Each side features a new activity, including find the owl, peek-a-boo birdie, slide-along bugs, put-and-take pocket bird, and a mirror on the bottom. The birdhouse chimes as it swings from the included link. "This easy to take-along toy is truly packed with baby-exploration, including seven activities total," Nicole Tiedemann, PR account executive for International Playthings LLC, told TDmonthly. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23925      (added 5/28/2009)
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MSRP: $49.99
Age Range: 0 to 2
Launch Date: July 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys
Educational



This all-in-one learning kit for babies includes 15 teaching tools to give babies a head start. Babies can learn First Words, First Numbers, Self and Sounds, and Touch with four board books, five finger puppets, nesting blocks, one-piece puzzles, two-piece puzzles, mirrored flashcards, textured flashcards and more. Launch date: July 15, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23407      (added 4/27/2009)
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MSRP: $5
Age Range: 1 and up
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Infant & Toddler
Plush



This product is designed to teach children the English alphabet, spelling and pronunciation. It has a suction cap on the back and can hang from any smooth surface. The colorful product has a small size of 4" x 3". Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23186      (added 4/9/2009)
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MSRP: $300.00
Age Range: 1 to 3
SKU or Item #: 2667
Launch Date: July 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Infant & Toddler
General Toys



Made in Germany, this beechwood wagon is not only a multi-play-value toy but also a walker wagon. The front wheels have adjustable brakes to allow parents to adjust the ease of movement based upon their child’s ability. It offers role-play activities, including operating a hand saw, hammer, screwdriver and wrench. The wagon consists of solid beechwood with natural, water-based, non-toxic stains. Launch date: July 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23107      (added 3/31/2009)
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MSRP: $23
Age Range: All Ages
SKU or Item #: 7372
Launch Date: May 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Animal Figures
Eco-Friendly
Infant & Toddler



Dozy Dolphin On The Go helps re-create sleep time routines by bringing familiar soothing sounds while away from home. Dozy Dolphin’s peaceful, water-based sounds are designed to take a child on a tranquil journey while effortlessly transforming unknown surroundings to a more familiar environment. Tucked inside Dozy Dolphin is a removable sound machine that plays fun sounds for play time and soothing sounds for sleep time. Dozy Dolphin On The Go is made from eco-friendly bamboo fabric. "It needs no plugs and comes with multiple soothing sounds with two timer options. All Cloud B products are made in consultation with our advisory board made up of pediatricians, sleep specialists and child experts," Emily Chae, marketing associate for Cloud B, told TDmonthly. This product received a a 2009 NAPPA Honors award. Launch date: May 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23756      (added 5/19/2009)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 1 and up
SKU or Item #: 3016
Launch Date: September 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Wooden Toys
Eco-Friendly



This unique Stacking and Counting Game is fun and attractive just by looking at it. Not only is it colorful, but is of superior quality, which defines Boikio´s standard. The educational value of the Stacking and Counting game is so valuable that it is a must have for all kids during their development stages. It develops motor skills and helps kids learn colors, counting and shapes. The stacking just adds a lot of fun to the play. Tested to meet European and U.S. safety standards.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23009      (added 3/25/2009)
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MSRP: $12.98
Age Range: 0 to 3
SKU or Item #: 10108
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Videos & DVDs
Puppets



Every parent deserves R.E.S.T (Relaxation, Entertainment & Sensory Stimulation for your Tot), and they can soothe and relax baby with delightful animations, adorable puppet scenes and calming visuals. This must-have for anyone trying to quiet a fussy child was created by parenting expert and author of "Baby Prodigy: A Guide to Raising a Smarter, Happier Baby." Baby Prodigy products have won more than 19 national awards. "It is the only product on the market that provides REST to both mom and baby while simultaneously entertaining and stimulating their tot," Barbara Candiano-Marcus, president of Baby Prodigy Company, told TDmonthly. Launch date: January 5, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22913      (added 3/23/2009)
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MSRP: $49.99
Age Range: 1 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys
Wooden Toys



Who is that ringing and squeaking on track 7? Why it's Terry Train! Terry and his two cars will be right into the depot! This beechwood pulling toy is perfect for any toddler to push and crawl with. Will last a lifetime!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22872      (added 3/20/2009)
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MSRP: $39.99
Age Range: 0 to 2
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Apparel



These pre-walker baby shoes featuring the Deglingos characters have soft, varied fabrics and Velcro adjustments in the front and back for a snug fit. They are available in four designs (Ronronos the Cat, Lapinos the Bunny, Milkos the Cow and BigBos the Wolf) and three sizes (6-12 months, 12-18 months, and 18-24 months). Each pair of shoes comes with a jute gift bag that says "Original Deglingos." Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23583      (added 5/7/2009)
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MSRP: $12.99
Age Range: 0 and up
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Award Winners
Safety



The 100-percent Silicone Bottle has no open pores to harbor bacteria, thereby ensuring baby is getting nutrition as pure as nature intended, without the harmful leaching of harmful chemicals. It is BPA Free, phthalate free and latex free. This bottle won a 2009 Top Gear of the Year Award from Shape You. "[The] 100-percent Silicone Bottle collapses as air is released, giving baby a bubble-free feeding, reducing the likelihood of colic, reflux and spit-up," Nicole Strand, in sales administration at Prince Lionheart, told TDmonthly. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23861      (added 5/22/2009)
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Julie L. JonesWriter's Bio: Julie L. Jones has written articles for both newspapers and magazines. Before joining the staff of TDmonthly Magazine, she worked as a communications writer and provided editorial support for a market research company. Read more articles by this author

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