Millennial Mom Must-Haves on CBS Columbus

Toy Insider Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski stopped by CBS in Columbus to talk about the toys and gifts that the new generation of millennial moms are looking for this holiday season. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the holidays, check out our complete holiday gift guide.


Strolly Bike (YVOLUTION)

  • This four-in-one parent-controlled stroller converts to a trike and balance bike as children gradually gain the confidence to cruise on their own.
  • The Strolly Bike features a rear steering handle which allows parents to guide and support children’s movements when in parent steering and trike modes.
  • Once children are ready to roll on their own, the steering pole can be easily removed for them to fully control the trike.
  • To later prepare for bicycle cycling, the trike converts into a balance bike, allowing toddlers to develop their motor skills and balance.
  • Ages: 10 mos.+
  • MSRP: $169.99
  • Available: yvolution.com

KIDIBUZZ (VTECH)

  • Communicate on the go with Kidibuzz. Kids can send texts, voice messages, photos, drawings and animated stickers over Wi-Fi to a parent-approved list of contacts such as family and friends.
  • This kid-tough messenger features bumpers and a shatter-resistant screen, so it’s great for on-the-go fun. The device is preloaded with more than 40 learning games that cover a variety of subjects including math, spelling, science, problem solving and music, and a kid-safe web browser with parental controls.
  • With its Android-based operating system, this messenger is compatible with popular Android apps and games that parents can choose to download and make available to their children.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

DOLCE ACTIVITY ZEBRA (MAGFORMERS)

  • The large Activity Zebra is perfect for soothing an active child at bedtime. Equipped with rattles, rings, mirrors, ribbons, and more, this cute character is sure to provide tons of entertainment for your little one. You can even pull Zebra’s tail to hear songs!
  • Bright contrasting colors in unique fabrics will mesmerize and soothe.
  • Activity Zebra also comes with signature Dolce teether and its own dragonfly friend.
  • Ages: All Ages
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Nordstrom, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart

ROCKIN’ RIDER BABY ROCKER (TEK NEK TOYS)

  • Rockin’ Rider Baby Rockers are soft stuffed plush rocking animals with a padded safety seat that assists with sitting up and maintaining balance. On the back of their head are four colorful shape buttons that play four lullaby melodies including the “I’m a Little Pony” song, “Rockabye Baby,” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”.
  • Your child will love the friendly, cuddly design. Other features include crinkle material and rattles for tactile play, natural wood rocking base with foot steps, and wood handles.
  • Available models include Horses and Elephant, Ladybug, Lamb, Dragon, Teddy Bear, and Butterfly.
  • Baby Rockers hold up to 40 lbs.
  • Ages: 1-3
  • MSRP: $79.99 – $89.99
  • Available: Amazon, BuyBuyBaby.com, Hayneedle.com, ToysRUs.com, Walmart.com, Wayfair.com

SCOOP & LEARN ICE CREAM CART (LEAPFROG)

  • This toy ice cream cart delights and surprises with a range of buttons, lights, sound effects, music, and fun phrases.
  • It features eight scoops of ice cream, three toppings, and three flavors of syrup to teach kids 10 colors and flavors.
  • Kids can create tons of delicious looking and imaginative combinations.
  • Insert an order card into the slot on top of the cash register, then build the customer’s order in the correct sequence to help build memory and sequencing skills.
  • Use the magnetic scooper to scoop the ice cream and learn colors, then complete the order by adding toppings and pretend syrup. Kids will love pressing the pump to add pretend syrup as they count along from 1 to 10.
  • Ages: 2+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Walmart.com

 

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