Our current favorite brand of toys are B. Toys
. And by ours I mean (for once) all of us - BK, the kids and me.
This Christmas BK got lil O a guitar. I hadn't seen it and he kept telling me that it's different. A toy guitar is a guitar, that's a guitar.
But when lil O unwrapped it on Christmas, it was like the magic of Christmas itself. The 'guitar' is actually the 'Woofer
'. It's a hound dog that's shaped like a guitar, looks like a guitar but is not just a guitar. It's awesome.
Lil A stealing a play at the Woofer
It has so many features, 9 songs, music buttons, guitar strings to play pre-recorded tunes, chords and more. It is the most fun-est guitar I have ever come across.
is green, very playful, bright and creative and it is much more fun than the alternate brands that I have seen. It's a little pricey but for what you are getting, it's absolutely worth every penny.
Who better to fix your boo-boo than you-you?
Lil O has a fear of doctors. And since I am a textbook parent, I believe everything they say on Baby Center and every other book on parenting, I got her a Doctor's set. And imagine my thrill when I found that B.Toys has a doctor's set - Dr. Doctor
! It's fun yet very basic. It's nice enough but I think I have seen more sophisticated sets. But this being green, non-toxic, colorful and fun - I would go with B.Toys any day.
It is a basic set of 9 instruments. The instruments do not closely resemble real ones and had me scratching my head several times. But lil O took to it and made of each piece what she wanted. As long as it works for her! And it looks like it got her thinking creatively.
Of course, we didn't want to leave Lil A out of all the B.fun. So we 'shared' O's blocks - One Two Squeeze Blocks
with A and she loves to chew on them. The colors are so beautiful that we used it in our first family portrait as well. Did you notice the indigoandviolet colors in the picture below?
One, Two, Squeeze
Do you see the beautiful indigoandviolet colors?
Recently, we picked up Wheeee-ls
! I love these little guys! They remind of the movie Cars but much much cuter. One of them rattles, another chimes, another squeaks and rings. Best part? It's all mechanical. I love mechanical toys - they have a charm to themselves.
What's more? I love their packaging - which is all made of safe, recycled material. All about the Earth.
Above all that, I love the little booklet that they include with each and every toy. This has inspirational little quotes - B.You, B.Sincere, B.confident. And it has many darnest things Kids say! It's fun and funny. I am saving each booklet for Lil O and Lil A to read when they are old enough.
Lastly, B.toys gives 10¢ to Free The Children
for every B.toy that is bought. It probably doesn't sound like much but so far our household has contributed 40¢, haven't we? And it's not like we are going to stop there. Up next, Lil A is getting the geeky, grinning Meowsic
You can buy B.Toys at Target or on Amazon.
All opinions on indigoandviolet, expressed explicitly or implied are mine own. None of them have been influenced by any person, company, wine or money.
All the B.Toys that are pictured here were bought by either BK or me. The One Two Squeeze Blocks were a prize for lil O for Best Halloween Costume 2012. She was Foofa from the Yo Gabba Gabba fame.