Walmart’s Top Toys :: Our Favorites

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on December 10, 2010

Are you looking for the perfect gift for some of those kiddos in your life? Well, I have some great ideas! Whether you need to find that one item for your nieces, nephews or your own little one still left on your shopping list, check out some of our favorites.

Paper Jamz have been a big hit here in the Young house. These paper-thin instruments are available in the form of guitars, drums and amplifiers and are easy enough for even my littlest guys to rock out!

The Leapster Explorer is, by far, our favorite LeapFrog product, thus far. With endless ways to play, the Explorer offers games and activities, as well as the option to download apps, videos and ebooks. I’m looking forward to adding the camera accessory so my kiddos can use the Explorer to capture pictures and video without stealing my phone or Flip!

Loopz is a fabulously fun memory game that challenges the reflexes of every member of the family. With seven ways to play, Loopz provides hours of entertainment.

Although I would highly recommend each of the items in this post, I have been compensated for my time and efforts to tell you about some of hottest toys this Christmas. Be sure you check out the rest of Walmart’s Top Toys!

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Feeling Moody? #BigFoot

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on November 30, 2010

BigFoot is always feeling moody … can you relate? I certainly can, especially these days. One minute I’m feeling on top of the world, the next just a wee bit impatient and grumpy. I can blame it on hormones, but what about BigFoot? One things for sure and for certain – he’s a guy who’s in high demand! (Kind of like a mom with seven kiddos maybe? heehee)

I’ve been having fun with the BigFoot App on Facebook where I can let all of my friends know what kind of mood I’m in. I typically did that anyway, but this app brings sharing my mood to a whole new level. I hope you’ll check out the app and then enter The Bigfoot Moods Sweepstakes for a chance to win your very own Bigfoot the Monster! How much fun would it be to put one of these guys under your tree this Christmas?!

I have been compensated for my participation in this campaign.

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V.Smile CyberPocket {Giveaway}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on December 24, 2009

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The new V.Smile Cyberpocket turns game time into brain time by combining a video game platform with educational content, all in a portable learning system.

Think Nintendo DS meets Leapster.

I love that the younger kids get the feel that they are playing “video games” all the while learning math and reading skills without even realizing it. This Cyberpocket would be perfect for the young gamer who may also be a reluctant learner.

For today’s giveaway, I have a V.Smile CyberPocket to give to one lucky From Dates to Diapers readers!

Here’s what you must do to enter:

  • Leave me a comment, by 9:00pm (pst) on December 25nd (yes, I’m giving this giveaway an extra 12 hours, since it ends on Christmas Day!), telling me who you’d like to give this learning system to, and why. Super easy!

For additional entries, you may:

  • Link to this giveaway on your blog and/or Facebook wall. Be sure you leave me a separate comment for each link.
  • Tweet about this giveaway and include a link, using the hashtag #D2Dgvwy, as many times as you’d like before tomorrow at 9pm, and leave me a separate comment for each tweet.

One winner will be selected at random, and will be emailed. Winner will then have 24 hours to respond before forfeiting their prize.

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Zhu Zhu Pets {giveaway}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on December 16, 2009

zhu zhu pets hamster Just before BlogHer, this last summer, we were sent a Zhu Zhu Pets package, from Mom Select, containing a hamster and complete “habitrail.” Although my kiddos had a fun time with this set, I honestly didn’t think much of this little package until long after I returned from Chicago.

Now, I’m not quite so sure what all the hoopla is about, since my kiddos played with the Hamster and Zhu Zhu Pets Funhouse for all of a few days (which happened to be while I was in Chicago), but then they kind of forgot about it. I guess that was just my kids, though, because I’ve heard that the Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster is the most coveted toy since Tickle Me Elmo!

Guess what?

I have a brand new Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster and Ramp/Slide to give away to one very lucky From Dates to Diapers reader!

zhu zhu pets slide with ramp

Here’s what you must do to enter:

  • Leave me a comment, by 9pm (pst) on December 24th, telling me why you would like to win this prize package. Easy peasy!

For additional entries, daily, you may:

  • Link to this giveaway on your blog and/or Facebook wall. Be sure you leave me a separate comment for each link.
  • Tweet about this giveaway and include a link, using the hashtag #D2Dgvwy, as many times as you like before next Thursday night, and leave me a separate comment for each tweet.

One winner will be selected at random, and will be emailed. Winner will then have 24 hours to respond before forfeiting their prize.

Just in! :: Starting Saturday, and continuing each morning of December 21st, 22nd and 23rd, Walmart stores nationwide will un-cage dozens of Zhu Zhu Hamsters (each priced at only $8) at 7am each morning. Customers will be limited to one per person, and store distributions will vary, with a minimum of 20 at smaller stores to more than 60 per day in most stores.

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