UK Toys

Best Toys 2017: These Are The Toys Your Child Will Want This Year

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Parents

Just as our bank balances are starting to recover from Christmas, the list of 2017’s most popular toys has landed. The UK’s annual Toy Fair, and a...

Parents Are Not Happy With The 'Gender Stereotyping' Of These ELC Fancy Dress Costumes

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Parents

Parents have called on the Early Learning Centre (ELC) to address the “gender stereotyping” in its advert for children’s fancy dress costumes. M...

Mum Regretted Telling Her Son He Could Go To Toys 'R' Us 'Later'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents

Parents may have come up with a variety of tactics to diffuse their kids’ constant nagging to head to a toy shop on a day out. But one mum’s exper...

Cardboard Box: The Ultimate Baby Toy

Oli Reed | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Parents
Oli Reed

If he's making a bit of a racket and needs calming down, I plonk him in the box. If he's looking a bit bored and in need of stimulation, I place it in front of him and watch him pummel it with delight. If he's being a bit cheeky, I close the flaps over his head so he's cocooned inside, then whip them open a few seconds later to see his grinning face staring manically back at me.

Toddler Has A Love Affair With A Mop And Won't Let Anyone Near It

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Parents

You buy toddlers colourful toys, sensory books and blocks of LEGO to keep them entertained. But at the end of the day all they really want is househol...

Sophie The Giraffe Manufacturer Responds To Photos Of 'Mould' Inside The Toy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Parents

Sophie The Giraffe’s manufacturer has responded to photos shared online by parents that show mould inside the popular toy. One customer from the US...

10 Easy Steps To Make Slime (Without Borax) With Your Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Parents

For whatever reason, kids love slime. Impress your children by learning how to make slime without borax (white colourless powder that dissolves in wat...

Fisher Price Is Releasing An Exercise Bike For Children And People Aren't Happy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Parents

If you have ever dreamed of sending your three-year-old to a spinning class to burn off their energy, then Fisher Price has the answer. Unveiled at t...

First Hatchimals Don't Hatch, Now They Are Accused Of Saying 'F**k Me'

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Parents

The Cabbage Patch Doll never had to put up with any of this, but Hatchimals are coming under fire again. Most recently, Spin Master, the company that...

Parents Are Using This Apology Note 'From Santa' Because They Can't Get Hatchimals For Their Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Parents

Parents who can’t get their hands on a Hatchimals toy for their children have been offered an alternative. A mum has created a template letter “fr...

Learning To Adapt And Play

Leanne Brown | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Parents
Leanne Brown

As any parent of a child with ADD / ADHD knows finding an activity or toy that can provide even 10 minutes of concentration is like liquid gold. Concentration problems, memory issues, frustration, lack of understanding, impulsiveness can all cause problems when it comes to play.

Mum's Brutally Honest Hatchimals Review Will Make You Feel Better If You Can't Get One

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has taken to Facebook to give parents a brutally honest review of the latest toy craze: Hatchimals. Kirsty Myerscough, from Manchester, said her...

Should Coding Toys Be On Your Child's Christmas List?

Lucy Gill | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Gill

Ever since 'Coding' was included in the UK National Curriculum back in 2014 it has been a hot topic within the education and tech industries. However, as a parent myself it has become clear that many parents have very little idea about what this really means

Trying To Buy Hatchimals? Use This Mum's Trick To Get One For £65

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents

Hatchimals have quickly become the bane of parents’ lives since the popular toy began selling out in all major high street stores. But one mum, who...

World's Largest LEGO Store Opens In London And It's Basically A Giant Playground

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Tech

The world’s largest LEGO store has officially opened its doors in London’s Leicester Square. The two-storey megastore covers a vast area of 9,800-...

Devon Mum Creates Her Own 'Natural-Looking' Doll Range To Counter 'Unrealistic' Body Image Ideals

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Parents

A mother-of-two has started a business rescuing, recycling and remodeling children’s dolls to look more like ‘real’ women. Emma Cayley from Devo...

Parents Searching For Hatchimals Driven To Extremes For This Year's Must-Have Christmas Toy

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Parents

Hatchimals are this year’s must-have Christmas toy and they’re already driving parents to distraction more than a month before Santa’s visit. Th...

Mums Can't Stop Laughing At This 'Silly Sausage' Game For Kids (And Secretly Want One)

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Parents

Parents glancing over the DreamToys list of the top presents for Christmas came to a halt over one of the recommended games. Mums have taken to Mumsne...

DreamToys Top 12 Christmas Toys For Kids Have Been Revealed

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Parents

The DreamToys top toy list for kids this Christmas has been released, six weeks before the big day. The Toy Retailers’ Association, which releases t...

12 Tweets That Sum Up The Pain Of Christmas Shopping As A Parent

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Parents

Every year, parents are faced with the hefty job of ticking everything off their kids’ Christmas lists and braving shopping hell. It’s not only th...

What Comes After Kickstarter? The Journey From Kitchen Table To Store Shelves

Joachim Horn | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Joachim Horn

Creating a retail ready product is another level in the game that might turn your Kickstarter knowledge on its head. Dive deep into the workings of your product to see what is a core requirement to bring your product from its current form to something with mass appeal for retail consumers. Iterate, test, iterate again, test again

Kids Will Be Manning Tesco's Helpline To Advise Parents On What Christmas Toys To Buy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Parents

Children will be giving parents across the UK advice on the best toys to buy their kids for Christmas, thanks to Tesco’s latest initiative. The high...

This New Generation Cabbage Patch Kid Will Give You Nightmares For Weeks

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Tech

Everyone knows children’s dolls are terrifying: there’s a reason why these glassy eyed monsters have been cast in every horror film since the dawn...

Jungle Bells

Sophia Walker | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

This year, my favourite novelty kitsch comes courtesy of Jo Jo Maman Bebe with this red cashmere mix jumper (£22), a very fabulous Christmas jumper from George by Asda (£8), some festive winter warmer Peppa Pig PJs from Boots Mini Club (£14) and fabulous furry socks from Mothercare (£8). I mean, what's not to love...

Win One Of Ten LEGO® DUPLO® Packs For Your Toddler

Polly Rayne | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Parents

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