***Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
I know. It's only the end of the summer. But if you're anything like me, you do Holiday shopping all throughout the year to save money and time when the shopping rush begins after Thanksgiving. I already have quite the "stash" of presents, and it's growing by the day. (Hopefully the kids don't find it! I'd have a lot of explaining to do!)
Well, one of my favorite children's manufacturers, HABA, has just released several great toys that are sure to make little eyes light up with delight this Holiday season. If you're not familiar with HABA, allow me to tell you a little bit about this wonderful company!
About HABA :
HABA products can be found nationwide at over 1,000 U.S. specialty retail stores and in specialty catalogs and websites. Many of its products have been recognized with German and American awards including Parents’ Choice Foundation, National Parenting Center, Creative Child, and Dr. Toy. HABA received Best Toys of the Year recognition from the TODAY Show Toy Test and has been featured in national magazines such as American Baby, Baby Talk, Fit Pregnancy, Parenting, Parents and Working Mother.
Our Review of the Lilliputiens Nicky Bath Game :
HABA generously sent us their Lilliputiens Nicky Bath Game to check out for ourselves. (If you're not familiar with the Lilliputiens line of products, check out my previous review of Romeo the Well Fed Toad HERE. )
Nicky is a sweet mama duck who has 3 adorable plush ducklings in tow. They are all vibrantly colored, and feature various textures and patterns, all of which stimulate even the youngest minds.
Mama Nicky has a mesh "belly" area, which her duckings nestle into perfectly as they float along in the water. Yes, while this is a plush toy set, they are meant for bath time play!
You see, Nicky faces a challenge any mama of little ones deals with: Making sure the kiddos get a bath. This, like any other life skills, need to be taught by a caring and patient mother (or father!).
Mama Nicky teaches little ones to feel safe and secure in the tub, all while showing them how to wash away a busy day's worth of adventures away. (In my home, this often means dirt, sand, and peanut butter.)
If the little duckings are feeling insecure or unsure of their new environment, they can cling to each other and their mother in a little "ducky chain". There are strong magnets inside of these toys that allow them to grab onto each other, a feature that my kids really like.
After splashing and swimming and getting all clean, little duckies are bound to get tired. Thankfully, they can hop under mother Nicky's wings and snuggle in safety and warmth.
Obviously, I am not going to post photos of my 2 and 3 year olds in the bath tub. They definitely love Nicky as a bath toy, though, and enjoy making them "all clean" using bubble bath! Sophie and Xander also love playing with Nicky and her babies outside of the tub. (Thankfully they dry very quickly!) They just love the cheerful colors and fun textures, and they love pretending that they're a mother duck watching over their flocks, too! Or in Xander's case, I suppose that would be Daddy duck!
Overall. we are really enjoying the Lilliputiens Nicky Bath Game from HABA. It's beautifully made, very durable, and encourages imaginative play. It also makes my stubborn 2 year old son want to take a bath. Yep...HABA gets some major brownie points from this mama! Now if only they created a toy that makes kids want to go to sleep at a reasonable hour...Hmmm....
Anyway, I would absolutely recommend that you all check out the amazing selection that HABA has to offer when considering Holiday shopping. They have so many great toys for kids of varying ages, and they're all designed to encourage creativity.
Connect With HABA :
You can check out this and other amazing children's products on the HABA website.
You can also connect with HABA on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!
And BIG NEWS!! HABA is now also on Instagram! Woo-Hoo!
Enter to WIN :
I am thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will get a major head start on the Holiday season, thank to the folks at HABA! The winner will get to choose a prize from the products below:
How cool is that?!
Simply enter on the Rafflecopter form below!
This giveaway is open to US Residents 18+ until 11:59PM on September 20, 2013. No PO Boxes. Winner will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook in any way. Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!
***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way. By entering this promotion, each participant agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries and their respective representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, agents and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions or liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in this promotion.***
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