toys

Amazon Drops 'Boys' and 'Girls' as Toy Categories

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It's 2015, people! That means gender equality starts at playtime. Amazon eliminated gendered categories from its primary filtering options on the Toys & Games page. While you could previously search based on categories like gender, age range, price range and interests, the gender column has been removed. While the change is subtle, it's... Read more

4 Brands That Go Above and Beyond for Parents and Kids

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The next time you splurge on new gifts for baby (or for yourself -- go ahead, you deserve it), it could go to a great cause. From tote bags to snack bars, more and more big-name brands are stepping up their philanthropic efforts, pledging to help parents and children around the world.   LEGO pledged... Read more

Videos of Kids Playing with Toys Earn Parents $1 Million

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A stroke of luck or a brilliant business venture? Thanks to YouTube, one California couple turned their kids' playtime into a source of income. Specifically, a million dollars worth of income. You may have seen the videos before. The "Hulyan Maya" YouTube channel averages several million hits per day. The videos, usually about... Read more

Bye-bye, Barbie! Realistic Dolls Are The New Toy Trend

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A quick glance at tiny-waisted, long-legged Barbies and plump-lipped, smoky-eyed Bratz tells us that most dolls set the bar for beauty pretty high (a.k.a impossible). For millions of little girls and boys around the world, these dolls serve as confidantes, best friends, even idols -- so airbrushing them to perfection is a slippery slope. That's why manufacturers and concerned moms... Read more

10 Hot New Toys for Babies and Toddlers

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After checking out the newest baby and toddler toys at Toy Fair 2014, we rounded up this year’s top 10 must-haves. What's the most important feature you look for in a toy (for baby or toddler)? Plus, more from The Bump: 10 Hot Toys for Babies and Toddlers Best Toys for... Read more

40 Million Credit and Debit Cards Hacked at Target: What You Need to Know Right Now

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Did you do a little holiday shopping at Target between November 27th and December 15th? If your answer's yes, then you need to read this: Target says information from more than 40 million customer credit and debit cards used may have been compromised by a data breach. In a statement this morning, Target's... Read more

6 Stocking Stuffers Your Toddler Will Go Crazy for (So Buy Them Now!)

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Have a toddler to shop for this year? No worries. These awesome stocking stuffers are perfect for Christmas morning. Read more

Recall Alert! Infinitoy Softimals Super Safari and Deluxe Circus Train Sets

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Today, the CPSC, in conjunction with Infinitoy, Inc. announced a voluntary recall on the Super Safari Set and the Deluxe Circus Train Set due to a choking/aspiration hazard posed by the small play-set figures. Of the 7,134 units recalled, there has only been one incident reported. An 18-month-old placed a toy hat in... Read more

Submit Your Product(s) for a Chance to be a Best of Baby Award Winner!

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UPDATE 11/8/2013: Product submission timeframe has ended for our Best of Baby Awards. If you're chosen as a winner, we'll be in touch in January! Gather round y’all, ‘cause we’ve got something really exciting for you. Last year, we launched our Best of Baby Awards, where we gave out Bump-approved seals to product winners in... Read more

Recall Alert! Build-A-Bear Sulley Stuffed Animal

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Earlier today, the CPSC announced a voluntary recall on 25,000 US and 1,100 Canadian Build-A-Bear Sulley Stuffed Animals. According to the report, the stuffed animal's eye can detach, posing a choking hazard for kids. So far, no incidents or injuries have been reported. The toy, featured in the Monsters Inc. films, is a... Read more