Friday, December 3, 2010

Playmobil Large Zoo Review and Racing Car with Transporter Review

Playmobil Large Zoo

Playmobil Large Zoo is the perfect play set for little ones who love visiting the Zoo!  Kids can imagine and create their very own Zoo without even leaving their living room.  Included in this Large Zoo play set includes fence to corral the animals, a giraffe, a baby elephant, a zebra, a lamb, a tractor, ponies, a cute little monkey, and a tractor with a detachable trailer, just to name a few.  This set also includes 2 figures, a dad and daughter, to add to the fun of visiting the animals.   

The pieces are colorful and sturdy.  The large, rounded pieces are a perfect size for little toddler hands to manipulate.  Any toddler will have fun learning through play as they imagine a day at the Zoo.

Playmobil's Large Zoo is recommended for ages 18 months and up.  It retails for $ 44.99

Playmobil Racing Car with Transporter

Playmobil's Racing Car with Transporter is very cute play set.  Little kids love cars, trucks, and racing all around, so how can you really go wrong with this play set?  The big pieces are safe for little ones to play with independently.  Like all Playmobil sets for this age, the Racing Car with Transporter is made with rounded shapes and bright colors. It is very easy for little hands to get the drivers in and out of the car and transporter.  A nice feature is that the pieces are made of sturdy plastic, making them washable.

Included in this play set are two figures, the race car driver (with safety helmet on) and the transporter driver.  Also included is the racing car and truck with trailer that really tilts!  Kids will easily be able to load the car on and off the truck.

 Playmobil's Racing Car with Transporter is appropriate for ages 18 months and up.  It retails
                                                                                                    for $ 19.99.

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Playmobil provided the item above in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Chuggington Training Yard Playset with Loop from Learning Curve Review

Your child will be able to continue imaginative play and lessons learned from Chuggintgon while playing with the Training Yard Playset.  This playset 

This set includes:

Motorized launcher
Chuggington Tower platform
8 x Track pieces
Signal pieces
Mail bags
Diecast Wilson engine

The Chugginton Training Yard with Loop Action Playset is going to be in high demand amongst Chuggington fans this Christmas!  The Training Yard Playset with Loop retails for $39.99 and is recommended for ages 3 and up.  Additional playsets retail from $19.99 to $24.99.

Don't forget you can also catch Chuggington on TV at Disney Playhouse, Monday through Friday at 6am and 11:30am.  On Weekends, 6am.  Or you can log onto the Official Online Store at:  or find games, activities, or watch a show at:

Learning Curve provided me with the item above in order to facilitate this review.  all opinions are 100% mine.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Benadryl and Motrin for Kids Recalled

I received this recall notice from  In case you missed it, nearly 5 million packages of children's medicines are being recalled because of manufacturing issues.  Johnson & Johnson has voluntarily recalled all product lots of Children's Benadryl Allergy Fastmelt Tablets, in cherry and grape flavors, and all product lots of Junior Strength Motrin Caplets 24 count distributed in the U.S.   

The article states is is safe to continue using the medication, but in my book, a recall is a recall.  I would rather ditch the meds and pick up something new and err on the side of safety.

Click HERE for the full article from or continue below.

Nov. 23, 2010 -- J & J has ordered a voluntary recall of about 4.8 million packages of children's medicines due to "insuffiencies" in the manufacturing process.
Company spokeswoman Bonnie Jacobs tells WebMD the company is recalling 4 million packages of Children’s Benadryl allergy tablets and 800,000 bottles of junior-strength Motrin caplets.

She says the medicines are not dangerous and that the recalls are being done at the wholesale and retail levels, including drugstores.

Consumers may keep taking the medications, she says.

 No Adverse Events Reported

“This is not a consumer level recall,” Jacobs tells WebMD. “This is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse events, but because we identified insufficiencies in the manufacturing process.”

Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit says in a news release that the recall was ordered in consultation with the FDA for Children’s Benadryl Allergy Fastmelt Tablets in cherry and grape flavors.

The tablets were distributed in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Martin, Barbados, and Belize, the company says.

The news release says the recall was ordered “after a review, conducted as part of McNeil’s comprehensive action plan, revealed insufficiencies in the development of the manufacturing process.”

It says “there is no indication that the recalled products do not meet quality standards.”

Recalled Products

The McNeil unit says the recall includes all product lots of Junior Strength Motrin Caplets, 24 count, distributed in the U.S. It says there is no sign the caplets don’t meet quality standards and that the recall, like the one for Benadryl, is not being initiated due to any reports of adverse events.

Products being recalled are Children’s Benadryl Allergy Fastmelt Tablets, cherry flavor, with a code number of 50580-347-18; Children’s Benadryl Allergy Fastmelt Tablets, grape flavor, code number 50580-348-18; and Junior Strength Motrin Caplets, 24 count, code number 50580-498-24.

The company says consumers with questions should call 888-222-6036 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Disney Tangled Favorite Moments Doll - Hair Play by Mattel Review and Giveaway (Closed)

If you have become a fan of Disney's recently released Tangled movie, you will love this adorable doll! With about almost a foot of hair to play with, any little girl be able to spend hours braiding and styling Rapunzel's hair.  This is also the perfect 'take along doll'.  She can easily be carried for car trips and outings without without getting lost.

The Disney Tangled Featuring Rapunzel Hair Play Doll  comes with  accessories including, a brush, crown, and barrette's.  It will be hard not to fall in love with this precious doll. 

Congratulatoin to Kirsten C, winner of the Rapunzel Hair Play Doll.  The winner will have 48 hours to respons to my email or another winner will be chosen.
Would you like a Rapunzel Hair Play Doll for your little doll?  Fill out the form below.

There will be one winner for this Giveaway.  There are several things you can do to earn entries for this Giveaway.  Please fill out the form for EACH entry, including the bonus entries.  You may enter once a day, including each bonus entries.  Multiple entries other than the daily entries will be deleted..  This Giveaway will run from 11/29/10 at 12:00pm until 12/6/10 at 12:00pm

Disney provided me with the item above in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.