UK Toys

This 'Must-Have' Toy For Kids Is Seriously Creeping People Out

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Parents

The Luvabella doll might be on Argos’ predictions as one of the bestselling toys this Christmas, but it is seriously creeping people out. The lifeli...

Parents Accuse Silver Cross Of Being 'In The Dark Ages' With Their 'Play Like Mum' Toy Range

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Parents

This article has been updated, Silver Cross told HuffPost UK: “Play Like Mum is an independent trading company which is licensed to manufacture doll...

Is This Your Child's Toy? Police Hunt To Reunite Lost Monkey With It's Owner

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Parents

An international hunt has been launched to reunite a lost toy with its owner after a cuddly monkey was discovered by a police officer at Gatwick Airpo...

Toothpick Crossbow: The Worrying 'Toy' Trend Parents Need To Be Aware Of

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are being warned about a worrying new “toy” that allows kids to fire needles, toothpicks and even nails from a mini crossbow. The device, ...

These Are The Toys That Your Child Will Want From Argos This Christmas

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Parents

Argos has shared its predictions for the toys that will be under your Christmas tree in December. It might feel like you’ve only just recovered fro...

There Are Now 40 New Barbie And Ken Dolls With Different Body Types, Hairstyles And Skin Tones

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents

Barbie and Ken have been remodelled to “redefine” what a doll looks like to the next generation of children. The 40 different doll options in Matt...

Parents Warned To Buy Fidget Spinners From Reputable Traders, As 'Dangerous' Models Are Pulled From Sale

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents

Hundreds of fidget spinners have been pulled from shops and stalls after safety concerns were raised by local council trading standards officers. Off...

Creative Play: The Magic Of Make-Believe

Debbie Hulme | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Parents
Debbie Hulme

We all know that children have amazing imaginations, often surprising us with their ability to create and explore make-believe worlds. This isn't just a joy to watch, it's also a vital part of their cognitive development.

Fidget Spinner Warning Issued To Parents As 10-Year-Old Gets Toy Part Stuck In Her Throat

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has warned parents about a potential danger of the fidget spinner craze after her 10-year-old daughter got part of one stuck in her throat. Kell...

School Bans Fidget Spinners After Girl Appeals To Her Headteacher

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Parents

A school has banned ‘Fidget Spinners’ from lessons after an anonymous pupil wrote to her headteacher to complain about the disruption they were ca...

Why Diversity In Dolls Matters For Girls And Boys: One Family's Mission To Shake Up The Toy Market

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Parents

A mum and dad who were frustrated by the lack of diversity among the dolls available for their son, have taken matters into their own hands and create...

Brace Yourselves: There's A New (Affordable) Hatchimals Toy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK Parents

Hatchimals were the must-have toy for kids at the end of 2016 and the craze drove parents into a frenzy trying to get them in time for Christmas. But ...

Where To Buy Fidget Spinners, The New Gadget Sweeping The Nation

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Tech

If you just can’t stop fidgeting at work, you might want to invest in a fidget spinner, the latest craze to sweep the nation. The gadgets, which are...

Parents Have A Lot To Say About Sam Faiers' Latest Purchase For Baby Paul

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents

Sam Faiers bought her one-year-old son a beautiful wooden play kitchen, and probably wasn’t expecting such interest from her fans. The 25-year-old s...

This Incredible 'Lego Tape' Will Take Your Building Skills To The Next Level

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech

Lego has always followed certain rules, the most annoying of which has been that it always has to be built on a flat surface and usually upwards. Well...

Some Toys Are Better Than Others - Some Toys Have A Soul

Alice Wilde | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents
Alice Wilde

The toys that are so fixed, so finished, that every plastic gesture is forever frozen can never be anything else. They can't be transferred. A motorbike in miniature detail can't be a skier, or a truck, a buggy, a stone, a King Wasp or a cake - it can only be a motorbike. Non-transferable and a touch cold because of it.

Parents Issued Advice About 'My Friend Cayla', After German Families Told To 'Destroy' Doll

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents

Parents in Germany have been warned to destroy “My Friend Cayla” dolls, but the UK distributor of the toy has told British mums and dads not to wo...

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 05.05.2017 | 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 20.02.2017 | 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 08.06.2017 | 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...