Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hoppi Box August Giveaway

We've partnered up with some great brands to help host this fun giveaway! We're giving one lucky winner a:
  • Special edition Travel Hoppi Box
  • $100 UrbanSitter Gift Card 
  • Custom-engraved set of toy keys from Kleynimals.

UrbanSitter is the most convenient way to find, schedule and pay babysitters. Discover babysitters and nannies recommended by your friends & parents in your local moms/dads groups, schedule jobs instantly, and pay with just a click!

Kleynimals is dedicated to making safe, non-toxic and eco-friendly stainless steel products for babies and toddlers.  Kleynimals toy keys solve the age-old dilemma of a baby’s obsession with grimy, lead-laced car keys by providing a more realistic alternative that is dishwasher safe (think clean), engravable (think keepsake) and cute (think adorable animals). 

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Monday, August 24, 2015

The Importance of Play

Those fun toys you see in the baby stores are for more than just keeping baby entertained while you wait in line at the grocery store or in a waiting room. They serve a vital development role, especially in the first 3 years of life. 

Play is the way baby learns about his or her body and the world around them. Play is vital for skill development, social development and imagination. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) play is important for healthy brain development and child driven play allows parents to fully engage with their kids.

Keep in mind that not all play is created equal, at each stage of life baby’s developmental needs are different and are best stimulated by different types of toys and play. If you want to see what your baby’s needs are at each stage here is a good resource to bookmark.

Hoppi Box helps take some of the guessing work out of toy shopping for you, our panel of experts have curated boxes with developmentally appropriate toys baby will love. Sign up here