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    This week, Hasbro Inc., along with the youth service movement generationOn and the volunteer service organization Points of Light, will honor six young service leaders as Hasbro Community Action Heroes. Each honoree has addressed challenging issues in their local and global communities in unique ways. The six will receive their awards during the annual generationOn [...]

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    My Motherhood Days

    When searching for a comfortable means to give kangaroo care for my first born preterm baby, I found none. Curiosity of what made a good baby wearing device, and research stating that it had multiple benefits for babies and mothers alike, made me want a comfortable baby wearing option almost urgently. I was pregnant with my second baby, when I realized I wanted a quiet, non fussy baby, to be able to tend to both my children, and so read up, researched and realized that a baby carrier was the answer to my prayers. (Again, a baby carrier loomed large on my mind!)

    Experts say "baby wearing" can soothe a fussy or colicky child, help lower a mom's risk for postpartum depression, and promote bonding. "We advise parents to carry their babies as much as possible, beginning right after birth,"write pediatrician William Sears and his wife, registered nurse Martha Sears, in The Baby Book.

    Also, I read by holding your baby with his knees flexed flat against your chest and supporting his bottom you are supporting your baby in the natural position that his body instinctively assumes to ensure that he is comfortable, warm and safe. (As opposed to a pram/ car seat/ carry cot) I finally made my own. All the relentless effort was worth it because my baby and I were happiest in it.


    Benefits Of A Baby Carrier

    So here is why I chose to go ahead with Baby wearing till my boy was two plus years:

    It reduces crying significantly, promotes strong attachment, sleep better, advances social development,increases hormone levels in mom, provides a sense of organization, establishes independence earlier, adheres to our biological nature, babies are generally healthier, increases learning, decreases the risk of flat head syndrome, makes sibling care easier, encourages weight bearing exercise, increases productivity for mothers, keeping baby close, makes discreet nursing possible, it can be a great tool to help a new mom combat the baby blues, it is easier than taking a stroller up the stairs or onto a bus.

    And a fun fact: When I was in Nursery, aged 3 and a half, my parents had dressed me up as Rani Laxmibai as the UBER Cool Baby wearing Warrior Queen for my school fancy dress ...ha-ha....that did have a profound impact on me albeit unconsciously.


    Learnings By Using A Baby Wrap

    The most important learning I had from baby wearing was that, my baby was very happy being held so close to me and that made him a content quiet child. Because of the closeness in the Wrap it enabled me to tune into my baby’s needs almost instantly. This coupled with meeting them, helped me promote a secure attachment with my baby. He is a confident, independent, healthy, secure and a compassionate child. My need of being a good mother and giving the required amounts of attention to both my children were easily met because of baby wearing.

    When I began to start working partly after Dev was a toddler and he began play school, and was walking, I noticed he was crankier than usual. Out came the Wrap that I had put away, and back came his calm! Lifesaver. Our bubs need our loving touch, closeness and security even when they are toddlers. And baby wearing can meet those needs very easily. Dev also would sleep very well; it was almost as if the Wrap had magical sleepy dust on it.


    Also I could put my baby in the Wrap and comfortably keep him there for up to 3 hours continuously because it was so comfortable. The baby’s weight distribution happened on the entire back (not just on shoulders and points) It was 100% cotton so very friendly to use as well.

    It did take tremendous effort to make the wrap for myself. And my friends at La Leche League in Mulund, Mumbai, and Dr. Manisha Gogri urged me and encouraged me to make more.... and it is available now for any parent for an asking.

    Anmol Wrap

    They go by the name of Anmol Wrap - for a Precious Bond. They are 100% Cotton / Organic Cotton. They come in their own pouch and pack small for easy carrying in a bag. These are made in India with Love. These comply with safe physiological baby wearing as they ergonomically hold the baby up against the caregiver.

    Versatile for newborn to toddlers. The baby is most comfortable in the various ways that the baby can be held in the Anmol Wrap, depending on age and size. Skin to skin is possible, newborn baby wearing, essential for babies because they are most colicky in the early months and baby wearing helps with that.


    For mothers, convenience in forms of multi tasking and sibling care and stronger back and core muscles come with it. Also a calorie burner, 10 minutes brisk walking with baby wearing is equal to burning 100 calories. It is also known to reduce postpartum blues and depression and give breastfeeding a boost.

    I design each batch to make it better than the previous so that the styling is as per what is trending. The fabric used is the highest quality available and keep in mind that the pricing is very reasonable to make it available for parents easily. Also offer customization and personalization of the Wrap.

    So go ahead...Mommies and your Anmol babies - hold them, wear them, breathe them in and keep them close!!


    Rashmee, is an architect by profession and a creative bug at heart. She finds it absolutely necessary to make things better for herself and the world around her.

    She feels that she can make a difference to planet earth by planting trees, to our own wellbeing by promoting Babywearing & Breadtfeeding.

    Follow Rashmee at

    Special Offer for Rashmee's friends: Get a flat discount of Rs. 200 on a minimum purchase of Rs. 1,000. Hurry Up! Use the Promo Code RASHMEE14 and avail the offer.

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    This robot can change into 6 modes including: APC, winged wolf, tank, star fighter, laser gun, and robot. In robot mode, it stands about 9.5" tall to the top of his head. Product features: Limited run, New sword, and one alternative helmet without mask. You can pre-order this figure now at

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    Eric Nocella Diaz and Argonaut Resins will be releasing all new Series 4 Sparkly Party Cat Tuttz Minis randomly throughout this week. The 3.5-inch resins come signed, numbered, and with a mini story card Certificate Of Authenticity. The series consists of 50 clear tint Sparkly Party Cats Tuttz. There are a few chase pieces hidden […]

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    Spring is a great time of year for so many reasons. The weather is becoming warmer and with the heat comes all the flowers and life. We love the great outdoors but we also love the great outdoors around our home. With so much to do from home landscaping to home improvement, Discover is offering 5%… [read more]

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    You know it's the beginning of Summer when the events start to happen every couple of weeks. In short proximity, we had C2E2 and Wondercon occur, so you know that those are the main topic of the latest episode of Tomocast.

    Andres Cerrato and Tianxiao Ma join me to discuss both shows, as well as recent SDCC announcements, general news and some of the big toys that caught our eye. As per the usual, you can download Tomocast here, follow us on iTunes or hit the jump to stream the episode and get the show notes. Enjoy!

    Tomocast 46: C2E2 & Wondercon screenshot


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    Wicked Cool Toys has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Sesame Workshop for summer and seasonal toys based on classic Sesame Street legacy characters, including Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Abby Cadabby. The licensing agreement covers North America, and the line is expected to include balls, hoppers, sprinklers, and sandboxes. These items will begin arriving at [...]

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    If your Minimate Spider-Man has been feeling particularly un-menaced lately, the upcoming "Deadly Foes of Spider-Man" box set might change all that. The Luke's Toy Store exclusive box set features Carnage, Doctor Octopus, Lizard, and the Sandman.

    But wait! It gets even cooler: Carnage comes with an alternate Kletus Cassidy head (as well as the expected weapon hands), the Lizard comes alternate parts (head, legs, etc) to transform him back to Dr. Curt Connors, and the Sandman comes with Flint Marko's normal arms. Doc Ock comes with... well, nothing, but it's understandable because the character doesn't transform in the first place.

    The set can be pre-ordered for US$20 and is slated for a September release. It's limited to 3,000 piece run and, should you decide to order three or more sets, Luke's Toy Shop will toss in an extra bag of goodies.

    [ Pre-order at Luke's Toy Store ]

    Spidey Minimates to get dangerous with Deadly Foes box set pre-orders screenshot


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    Leanna Lin’s Wonderland is putting the finishing touches on the Doggie Wonderland show, and everything looks amazing! We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones on Saturday, May 10. If you have your eye on a particular … Continue reading

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    These days, it’s pretty crucial for toy companies to be as innovative as possible. But sometimes, providing kids with a new take on an old-school toy or game is just as effective. Sure, kids are ridiculously interested in tablets, iPhones, and computers, but when it comes to play the rules haven’t changed all that much. [...]

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    This post brought to you by Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. All opinions are 100% mine. Traveling is one of the most fulfilling things that I think people can do in their lifetimes. Traveling the planet has so much to offer, and to get a new experience many times you don’t have to travel to… [read more]

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    Back in the day (I won’t say which day but it was a looong time ago), the only kids kitchen play sets you saw were the kind that were stereotypically pink and overly ‘girlie’. No little boy in his right mind would admit to wanting to play with a toy kitchen. What? And risk the […]

    The post 5 Wooden Play Kitchens That Appeal to Little Boys (and Girls Too) appeared first on Kids Love This Stuff!.

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    CYBERTRON UNDER FIRE! Someone is out to kill WINDBLADE-but discovering who means turning to some less-than-savory 'Bots. Can WINDBLADE trust her informants enough to stake her life on them? And who will she turn to when the events of DARK CYBERTRON come back to haunt them all?

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    The official Transformers Facebook page has updated once more with product images for Target's range of exclusive Age of Extinction products. In addition to a simple 12 inch silver Optimus figure and a "Smash And Change" Optimus, a two pack featuring DOTM Deluxe Optimus in silver chrome and Fall of Cybertron Grimlock in G1-toy inspired colors are seen, plus a very vibrant Constrict-Bots Grimlock set. See all the images below!

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  • 05/07/14--13:07: Wake Up Your Walls With HP
  • I am a compensated brand ambassador for HP, all opinions are my own. We moved from Oregon to California at the end of last year and after settling into a much larger home we decided to do some shopping to try and fill the empty space. A formal living room, dining room and family room… [read more]

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    Next up for Rocco the Great (how’s that for an artist name) is Series 2 of his FatCapJoe minis. Standing 3” tall, FatCapJoe is a fun hybrid figure combining street art, camping and Disney into a stylish creation. Series 2 features 26 figures in various solid colors of different rarities....

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    Known for their eclectic characters and their recent intergalactic homage projects, Fools Paradise surprised and thrilled football fans with the unveiling of their Manchester United Art figures at the Thailand Toy Expo. Officially licensed by what many consider to be UK’s finest football team and manufactured by ZCWO, the 1:6...

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    I don't usually get excited for Nendoroid schoolgirls from anime series I don't watch... and this time is no exception. It makes me admire Kahotan, who can do these previews and still make me enjoy them. Anyway, this is Chitoge Kirisaki from Nisekoi, who does not in any way resemble a gorilla.

    Kahotan also posted a shot of Nendoroid Kosaki Onodera, which debuted at a Golden Week event. They would both look quite natural in that Nendoroid More CUBE 01 classroom set! How's that for a transition?

    Nisekoi Nendoroids preview provide alliterative awesomeness screenshot


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