Kids Toys & Products
KATIE CARLIN Jennifer Lopez has inspired the creation of two special edition Barbies by Mattel, but the new dolls are missing the actress and singer’s most prized asset – her voluptuous figure.
Annie Colbert with staff writers Keep your pretty pink princess toys, because these girls don't need them.
Molly Horan The fries were delicious. The bubbles on the drink lid were fun to push down. But in the end, McDonald's Happy Meals were all about the toys.
Rachel Kleinman In the world of toy shops and marketing, girls are still pink and play with dolls, and boys are blue and play soldier games. But a new campaign is out to change all that.
Here are some super finds at Toys"R"Us for Christmas 2013 that the kids are going to love.
Natasha Silva-Jelly The children's clothing industry is having a growth spurt, aided by fashionable mums who wouldn't dream of dressing their kids in hand-me-downs.
KATIE CARLIN Just when you thought the Disney princess Merida makeover controversy couldn’t get any worse they release the doll.
Ever wondered what your child's dolls would look like if they weren't painted with heavy makeup? Nickolay Lamm decided to find out by putting his Photoshop skills to the test and the results were quite surprising. All photos by Nickolay Lamm from MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, a UK discount site.
Candice Chung It’s tempting to be outraged at high profile shows like these, but it might not be all bad.
Staff Writers Need to expose your kids to a new style of music? Here is a CD you’d be happy to put on high rotation in the car and sing along to, with their unique fusion of Rockabilly and Motown to electronic and pop - silly songs and lyrics themed around being a kid in the modern world.
Get a rare glimpse of what goes on behind the curtains in the Sydney Doll hospital. Established in 1913 by Harold Chapman Jnr the Doll hospital is now run by Geoff Chapman, the third generation of Chapmans to run the business and has just celebrated 100 years of repairing all types of dolls, teddy bears, rocking horses, umbrellas, prams and various other items.
With the warmer weather just about behind us, it is time to start preparing for winter. Before heading to the shops, take a look at some of these winter clothes for boys and girls from around the web.
Constructing something from a pile of blocks or materials is not only satisfying but is also a great way for kids to play whilst using their imagination. Here are some new construction products for kids as well as some old faithfuls.
Agencies Rubber duckies, remote-controlled helicopters and plastic crossbows are among toys seized and withdrawn from sale in NSW for posing a fatal danger to children this Christmas.
The count down for Christmas has bugun, so here is a list of gift ideas for younger kids to help out with any last minute shopping.
ELISSA GRIESSER Santa's not bringing any toys for my kids this Christmas.
Sandy Smith Move over Barbie, a new range of fashion dolls has been launched in Australia to address growing concerns about the impact on young girls of negative body image issues associated with dolls such as Barbie, Bratz and Monster High.
To celebrate The Australian Ballet’s 50th anniversary, Target and internationally renowned designer Collette Dinnigan have collaborated to bring you a gorgeous range of ballet-inspired party wear for girls including tutus, boleros and a ballet bag. Available in sizes 3-8 girls at 100 Target stores nationwide and online at www.target.com.au, from November 21, 2012.
Collette Dinnigan teams up with Target for designer tots' tutus.
Deck out your kids with this bright and playful gear by Beatrix NY.
What do Katy Perry, Johnny Depp and Kristen Stewart all have in common? Their very own doll. Have a look and see which other celebs have been immortalised in fantastic plastic.
SITE: BABYOLOGY Great news for Jim Henson fans: the Whatnot Workshop gives kids the chance to build their own Muppet then have it delivered!
JACQUELINE MALEY When did this icon of unrealistic proportions become so wholesome?
LINDY ALEXANDER One department store in the UK is challenging gender stereotypes with their first gender-neutral toy department but will it help?
Rachel Wells An outraged mother creates uses Target's Facebook page to call on the department store to stop selling 'hooker-style' apparel for girls.
For some fun, inspiration, including dance moves, and a refreshing twist on bridal shoots, check out Barbie and Ken's Nigerian traditional wedding spread from Obi Photography.
French photographer Beatrice and her Barbie and Ken wedding shoot and Italian Vogues black Barbie spread, inspired Obinna from Photography by Obi to create a Nigerian wedding photoshoot. Browse the photogallery for a glimpse of Barbie and Ken's special day.
Dressed in a gorgeous floral mini and heels, Barbie is absolutely glowing while showing off her new baby bump. Mindy at Itsy Bitsy Creation made this maternity Barbie by stuffing her dress with cotton.
Children's drawings are alive and squishing, see these adorable creatures from Child's Own Studio.
Add some colour and sunshine to your kid's wardrobe with these bright and funky clothes and accessories from Cotton On Kids.
Like thousands of five-year-olds, Zac Miller is madly collecting mouldy cheese, rotting apples and smelly fish figurines.
Clare Kermond Lego is launching a bid to win a slice of the lucrative girls' toy market, branching out from its traditionally boy-focused construction blocks.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had their hands full when they took all six of their children toy shopping.
From toddlers to big kids here are some Christmas ideas to fill the stocking with.
AMBER ROBINSON The top toys suggested by Mattel's Toylab Funsultation Committee for kids this Christmas
Dressing up for Christmas Day is all part of the fun. If you are looking for some seasonal inspiration we have put together a great range of cute and fun outfits for the merry day.
There are a number of factors to consider when choosing the right frames but the most important one is matching the frames to your child’s own personality.
Rube and Harri's new spring and summer collection of children's sleepwear will have your kids looking sweet and staying cool.
JOSEPH KELLY As a kid growing up my family moved around a lot. One constant though was that, no matter where we moved, I’d always find a space somewhere to build myself a cubby house.
Vicki Harding The busy world of parenting can make it virtually impossible to keep up with the latest news about the environment. How can we – as individual parents – make small decisions that have a positive impact on the environment?
Babyology Visit PlanetBox for lunch boxes with space age style.
And you thought Bratz dolls were bad. Meet Struts, the pony dolls with high heels and handbags.
Daniella Miletic Natalie Saliba is only eight years old and gets paid to play with the latest toys and provide feedback to Mattel's toy executives.
Melissa Singer Parents who give in to pester power are at greater risk of buying dangerous toys that can choke or poison their children.