Growing up, Valentine’s wasn’t just for lovers. My mom would put up red hearts and doilies, and we’d get a special treat at breakfast. Sometimes, my dad would get us girls a little gold bracelet or something special. The first year I was in college, my dad sent me a lovely heart bracelet, since I had to be away from home.
I think Valentine’s should be not necessarily all about romantic love, but about love in general. And I just love my two guys! I plan to do something special for each of my guys this Valentine’s Day – for hubby and my little sweetie, too!
Know what would make a great surprise for little ones this Valentine’s? A fun toy from B. Toys! Personally, I love B. Toys – they are innovative, quirky, and luscious to look at. Yes, I used luscious to describe baby toys! You know how most baby toys are primary colors – all bright and pre-school (not that there’s anything wrong with that!)? B. Toys has these creamsicle-y colors for their toys – fuschia, saffron, sage, aqua, cream… it’s refreshing for the adult eye, and a novelty for little ones.
B. Toys sent me a few of their new items to try out (yes, I played with them myself, I did!).
Hugs:)Links (ARV $14.99)- because there’s no such thing as too many hugs (Isn’t that perfect for Valentine’s!?). Babies will love the 24 clickety colorful links, each with a happy rattle. String together a 3-foot long chain! Shake for noise, spin for movement. And a great container to play with. In the jar. Out of the jar. In. Out. – you can see how little ones will love this, right?
Sugar Chute (ARV $19.99) – instead of sugary sweets for your sugar-pie this Valentine’s, give this fantastical play gumball machine. Press levers, turn keys, pull knobs and beautiful balls rattle down! Reach in for the prize, and then toss it back in the top chute to keep rolling! Best of all – no batteries or coins needed (and it makes delightful REAL noises, not electronic noises!).
Did my baby love these? You bet! Although he is in a throwing stage right now, so I have links and baubles all over the living room! Ha Ha! Mommy spent more time putting the balls back into the Sugar Chute while baby threw them out! We had a blast though, and I know these are going to be much loved toys!
Want a FREE gift for your little ones this Heart Day? Check out the B. Toys Quote Maker - input the “wee wisdom” of your babies and you can make something really cool that you can email, print or share!
Here’s some info about B. Toys you might find interesting:
- B. Toys has an incredibly innovative website - please check them out to see 360 degree views of their toys, read the toy maker’s blog, or read and create funny quotes from kids!
- B. Toys uses recycled or recycleable packaging, no packaging, or reusable packaging!
- Every B. Toy you purchase sends 10 cents to the Free the Children charity.
- You can get plenty of B. at your local Target or specialty kid’s store!
What’s your baby/child’s favorite toy? Did you create a quote at B. Toys? I would love to hear the funny things your kids say – share it in the comments below!