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What are the best IKEA products for ages one to three?

We are making a rare trip to IKEA tomorrow in part to get a table and chairs for our one-year old. What are other IKEA items that we should look at for him? [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Apr 27, 2013 - 26 answers

Toys and objects to deal with physical stress.

So there is the stress ball. That one I know. Does anyone have any other ideas for dealing with nervous energy from stress and anxiety in the office that won't bother people around you so much (esp those moments when I can't just go for a long walk or to the gym, etc). It’s a fairly routine problem for me that even after the stressor is long gone, the nervous energy sticks around. I don't so much need the 'take a deep breath' or 'think positive' type of thing, I might not even be actively thinking or worrying about anything; and I already have a good doc for the long term aspects. Just looking for some ideas about the tactile and physical side of this thing, which tends to stick around for a while and can be pretty uncomfortable.
posted by shimmer on Apr 23, 2013 - 33 answers

Easter has passed, but I'm still dreaming of a singing plush rabbit

I would like to purchase the singing plush bunny shown in this video. I can't find it anywhere. Can you help me find it?
posted by alms on Apr 1, 2013 - 2 answers

Can you identify this object / game / toy / mysterious item? [pictures!]

I can't figure out what this strange thing is. It resembles a set of dominoes with unfamiliar symbols on them. I'm sure someone out there will recognize it immediately. Thanks! picture 1 picture 2 picture 3
posted by crazylegs on Mar 31, 2013 - 9 answers

Online Sex Toys

Simply put, if one goes shopping for such things in traditional shops, it's shocking the markup %. Does the hive have any recommendations for sites with broad variety and competitive pricing?
posted by ecollie on Mar 14, 2013 - 11 answers

DIY Waterproof Toymaking

I want to make a floating castle for my kids to play with in the bath. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Feb 28, 2013 - 10 answers

Non-Toy Toys for Toddlers

For kids under the age of three, what household objects have been the most entertaining for your kids? I'm looking for household objects that your kid discovered and ended up being a cherished play item, not things bought in a toy store (e.g. buckets, bags, boxes, dead remotes, phones, etc.)? No electronics please.
posted by benzenedream on Feb 14, 2013 - 70 answers

Not Blue Enough to Be a Smurf...

Does anyone recognize this Schleich PVC figurine? [more inside]
posted by Knappster on Feb 13, 2013 - 4 answers

How to occupy little one in car trips?

One year old is very inquisitive and very active. I need to drive twice a week with a one hour duration each way. With a dislike of being in the car (or just being confined), little one has figured out how to undo the seat belts. Without getting new car seats, are there any good mobile toys or anything to keep this mind (and hands) happy? Stores are full of colourful toys which last all of 2 minutes. Was contemplating something along the lines of an easier version of rubik's cube. Open to all suggestions. Thank you. (Also welcome suggestions for iPad apps - preferably ones that require some thinking rather than just play music.)
posted by oink on Jan 26, 2013 - 15 answers

Replacement Remote for an RC boat

I have a radio control boat without a remote, very similar to the one pictured here. After much Googling, it doesn't look like a replacement is easily available. How would I go about setting up a radio control remote for this boat? What information and equipment would I need?
posted by slogger on Jan 17, 2013 - 3 answers

No puppies either; my sister would kill me.

What is the most awesome gift I can give a two year old these days? [more inside]
posted by jeffamaphone on Jan 1, 2013 - 47 answers

Talking dolls before integrated circuits

Talking Tina, how do you talk? I'm watching the Twilight Zone marathon with Talking Tina. Given the technology available in 1963, how would such a toy work? The general talking part, not the evil inanimate object part.
posted by chengjih on Dec 31, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me play tourist in NYC

Assume for a moment that you're a five year old boy. What kind of tourist tchotchke from New York City would you want? [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Dec 25, 2012 - 25 answers

Future 15 month old wants something dangling that won't kill her

Please help to give me ideas for safe Christmas ornaments/baby toys to hang on a tree for a 15 month old, that (individually) aren't too expensive. [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Dec 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Best Christmas for Digger Man?

what is the sturdiest toy excavator for my hard working 2 year old? [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Nov 29, 2012 - 5 answers

What to do with family heirlooms when there won't be grandchildren

How do I feel better about the heirloom toys my mom designed when I don't want them at my house and when I won't be giving Mom grand kids on whom to bestow said heirlooms later down the line? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Nov 17, 2012 - 20 answers

Best org for angel tree?

Best organization in NYC in which to participate in an angel tree kind of thing? I'm nannying a 8, almost 9 year old boy and he has expressed interest in buying something for a boy his age in need for the holidays. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Nov 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Cat toys that work for hours?

What is a cat toy / thing i can make that will keep my cat exercising all day at home? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Nov 12, 2012 - 32 answers

Please help my old tired brain recall a beloved childhood toy.

Nostalgia Zone - Does anyone remember a little yellow duck/duckling toy that had a cocoa or chocolate scent? It's from the early 80's and was a hard toy but it was really soft and fuzzy. PLEASE HELP because I can't sleep until I figure this out. Thanks!
posted by Little Orphan Ennui on Oct 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me give out the best treats this Halloween!

Halloween treats to delight all ages! What would your child want to get from trick or treating? [more inside]
posted by loquat on Oct 5, 2012 - 40 answers

Good toys to encourage a two-year-old to play by herself?

My daughter's second birthday is coming up. I'd like to see her begin to play more on her own (she has no siblings). What toys or games have occupied your two-year-old in independent play? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Aug 29, 2012 - 19 answers

What's a Great Gift for a Public Transportation-Loving Toddler?

What are your favorite public transportation/travel gifts for toddlers available in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl on Jul 6, 2012 - 15 answers

The first toys are the best toys

Can you help me find (a) Mr. Bun? Beloved childhood toy, gone these many years.... [more inside]
posted by cyndigo on Jun 22, 2012 - 19 answers

GI Joe: Real Canadian Hero

Did GI Joe fight for other countries? [more inside]
posted by asnider on Jun 21, 2012 - 10 answers

This boy likes to bounce! Help me find him a birthday gift.

Help me find a cool birthday gift for a boy who likes to bounce. [more inside]
posted by Sal and Richard on May 30, 2012 - 18 answers

Stop Motion Movie Actors Needed. Must Be REALLY Short And Cheap!

Help! I need ideas for two small figures (toys most likely?) to serve as the main characters in stop-motion movie clips. They should be under 6 inches tall, more or less. Ideas for a male and a female figure needed. The male character is a geek. The female is a girl-next-door type. [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on May 9, 2012 - 14 answers

Help me fill my eggs.

What are some fun things to put into plastic Easter eggs for an egg hunt? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Apr 6, 2012 - 46 answers

How can I get these toys for my son?

Looking for some help getting some toys that seem to only be available in Asia. [more inside]
posted by never used baby shoes on Mar 31, 2012 - 2 answers

help a convention newbie out.

I'm setting up at my first comic book show, as a dealer selling toys. What do l need to know? [more inside]
posted by quibx on Mar 24, 2012 - 6 answers

I'm tired of Barbie having everything, it's MY turn to have great shoes and accessories!

Where online can I find cheap (or free, that's always good!) 80s and 90s Barbie shoes and accessories, aside from eBay and Etsy? Copious amounts of linked examples inside. Someone please please help me out here! And any Barbie collectors who wanna chime in are definitely welcome! [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Mar 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Find This Toy!

Trying to locate more info (and ads/packaging) for these toys from 1999. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Mar 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Most fun kid's toys for grownups

What games and toys for your kids do you as a parent enjoy playing with the most? I am not really looking for your kids' faves, but yours. [more inside]
posted by Chick Pea on Mar 3, 2012 - 29 answers

Sex toy disposal

What do you do with sex toys that you no longer want? [more inside]
posted by AlliKat75 on Feb 25, 2012 - 19 answers

Which mementos from my childhood should I keep?

Please help me, I'm overwhelmed with stuff. I have way too much stuff in general and I'm making a real effort to get rid of as much as possible. I did a massive storage closet clean out over the weekend and I discovered that my mom set aside five large boxes of things from my childhood for me. What should I keep? [more inside]
posted by tinamonster on Dec 5, 2011 - 28 answers

what to buy for the kid who has everything?

What should I get my lego/star wars/video game obsessed cousins for the holidays? [more inside]
posted by soy_renfield on Dec 5, 2011 - 12 answers

What sort of toys should I get for Toys for Tots kids?

What's the best Toys for Tots contribution? [more inside]
posted by bonecrusher on Dec 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Kinder Surprise Collector Callout!

Does anyone have information about collecting Kinder Surprise Toys in Canada or getting German goods into Canada affordably? [more inside]
posted by Count on Dec 2, 2011 - 6 answers

SantaFilter: My five-year-old son wants a "real" Star Wars light saber for Christmas.

There are approximately one billion models of light saber toys out there. I'm looking at reviews, but it occurs to me maybe someone here has a great rec for a sturdy, non-lame light saber toy. [more inside]
posted by pantarei70 on Nov 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Not an iPad; sorry kid

Leapster vs MobiGo vs Fisher Price iXL vs ? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Nov 29, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me plan ahead for anonymous holiday gifts

I know I'm a chronically early planner, but bear with me. I have two questions about the upcoming holidays: 1) Organizations similar to this one that sends shoe boxes of toys to needy children. 2) Random acts of anonymous kindess but AT WORK. More details inside: [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Nov 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Kids like flat stuff, right?

What flat things can I send my sponsored child? [more inside]
posted by metajc on Oct 9, 2011 - 23 answers

Diamonds in the rough...

My Daughter and her amazing 2 children live with me. Granddaughter is two, Grandson is 9 months. Both of them have amazing personalities, they certainly won't grow up unable to express their needs or desires. Long story short they are very intelligent, curious busy children who require a great deal of attention and activity. We are searching for age appropriate, safe, stimulating activities that will enrich their lives while also giving them structure. They are both bright, determined, expressive children who exceed the expected development of other children their age. (I'm not tooting my Grandma horn, they really are quite unique and motivated at a very young age) So anyone else out there with children like this, I would love suggestions, activities, movies, books, toys etc. that would keep them busy, happy and challenged!
posted by gypseefire on Oct 2, 2011 - 15 answers

What was this stencil toy called?

Please help me to remember the name of a favourite art toy from the Seventies [more inside]
posted by MinPin on Sep 25, 2011 - 5 answers

POUNCE ALL THE THINGS

Help us meet our new kitten's playtime needs! [more inside]
posted by Bebo on Sep 17, 2011 - 19 answers

Where in Manhattan can I find cheap, battery powered toys?

Where in Manhattan can I find cheap, battery powered toys? I would be using them for projects/testing for a physical computing course.
posted by helios410 on Sep 11, 2011 - 3 answers

Please help us spend money for our one-year-old's birthday somewhat wisely.

Recommendations for toys and other practical items for our daughter's first birthday? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Aug 29, 2011 - 21 answers

rar.

Identify this toy dinosaur? (yes, really.) [more inside]
posted by gaspode on Aug 27, 2011 - 9 answers

CatFilter: Help me figure out what this cat toy is so I can buy another.

Mom bought me a totally awesome cat toy that my cat loves. Of course, I am a doofus who stepped on it while I was moving and now it's broken, and I can't figure out where to buy another. It's manufactured by Hartz, but my usual Google-Fu is failing me. [more inside]
posted by loudguitars on Aug 26, 2011 - 19 answers

Want to break up the grey of my cube!

Is there a Canadian equivalent to Think Geek? [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Aug 22, 2011 - 6 answers

Mattel Monster Mystery

Can anyone name these plastic snap-together creatures made by Mattel in 1996? [more inside]
posted by Knappster on Aug 15, 2011 - 5 answers

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