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Why We Love GUND

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Some of us over on the Kiddie Collection team still have the first GUND teddy bear that we were given over 30 years ago! Anyone who thinks this has more to do with our attachment to objects (it doesn’t, we swear!) obviously hasn’t encountered a soft, cuddly GUND! These incredibly cute toys have been around for more than a century, and we can understand why!   GUND: The oldest manufacturer of soft toys in America GUND was created all the way back in 1898 by Adolph Gund, in Norwalk, Connecticut. The company started off creating innovative toys designed by Gund...

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3 Tips for Starting Solids

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Introducing solids into your baby’s diet can be an exciting move forward in their developmen, but it can also prove to be quite challenging! For babies who have only ever known liquid diets of breastmilk or formula, the new experience of solid food might be a welcomed discovery or a very unpleasant surprise. There’s only one way to find out whether your baby will love or hate solids—and it’s important to begin introducing solids between age 4 months to 6 months, according to whether you think your baby is ready and your pediatrician’s recommendation. Physically, your child should be able...

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All About Calico Critters!

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Sweet, fuzzy Calico Critters. What is it about these miniature animals that’s had people of all ages and around the world loving them for generations? Well, a few things… They’ve got history Calico Critters have been around for over 30 years! They were first introduced in Japan in 1985 as Sylvanian Families, which is what they’re still called everywhere except for in North America, where they’re known as ‘Calico Critters of Cloverleaf Corners.’ What started as a line of animal figurines quickly grew to include homes, furniture and accessories. There was even an animated television series based on these tiny creatures that was created back in 1987...

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5 Easter Crafts for Kids

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Apr 5, 2017 by Kiddie Collection One of our favorite ways to welcome holidays is with creative crafts the whole family can enjoy. With Easter coming up next weekend, now’s the perfect time to bring out your art supplies and gather the family for some good, simple fun through crafting. Here are 5 Easter crafts for you to enjoy. 1. Peeps Gingerbread Houses Whoever said gingerbread houses were just for Christmas obviously never laid eyes on adorable gingerbread houses for peeps! We love any reason to make a gingerbread house (and the kids love it, too!) and this one is perfect. If you’re...

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5 Tummy Time Tips

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When your baby is around one or two months of age, or when he starts to hold his head up alone for short periods of time, you’ll start hearing about tummy time and how important it is to incorporate it into your baby’s daily routine. Tummy time is simply time that your baby spends lying on his belly while he’s awake. The reason it’s important to offer plenty of tummy time from a young age is that it greatly helps develop baby’s head, neck and shoulder muscles. It also promotes certain motor skills and helps prevent the back of his head...

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