“Toy of the Year” Awarded to Gymotion Robo Playland

How often do you find an innovative, multiple award-winning baby toy that promotes development and actually grows along with your baby?

Although a tall order, that’s exactly what the Gymotion™ Robo Playland from Yookidoo delivers, and it was just awarded the Toy of the Year Award by Parents magazine, beating out thousands of contenders!

Here are just a few of the things that make the Robo Playland one of the coolest toys around . . .


3 Development Stages to Grow with Baby

First, the Robo Playland activity gym easily converts between three play modes to keep pace with baby’s growth:

  1. Lay & Play
  2. Tummy & Play
  3. Sit & Play

Gymotion™ Robo Playland 3 Stages

Each stage uses the Playland’s moving buggy track in a different way to keep baby engaged and target a different set of skills.


Using Fun & Stimulation to Target Skills

Each of the Robo Playland’s play modes targets a different set of development skills that every baby needs to successfully transition into toddlerhood. See the shortlist of these skills below.

1. Lay & Play Mode Skills

  • Improves focus and depth perception
  • Encourages side-to-side eye-tracking skills
  • Promotes eye-hand co-ordination
2. Tummy & Play Mode Skills

  • Promotes repeated head lifting
  • Strengthens shoulders and chest
  • Develops gross motor skills
3. Sit & Play Mode Skills

  • Teaches cause & effect
  • Develops fine motor skills
  • Encourages curiosity

And if that’s not enough to pique your interest, the Robo Playland folds up into a completely self-contained carrying case. It doesn’t get better than that!

Check out the video below to see it in action.

Yookidoo: Infant Toy Specialists

Yookidoo, the creators of the Gymotion™ Robo Playland, are repeatedly credited (internationally) for designing innovative, never-seen-before baby and children’s toys, with products only launching in the U.S. relatively recently. This Toy of the Year Award from Parents magazine represents one of many prestigious awards their products have earned.

Yookidoo baby toys are all about fun, entertainment, exploration and discovery, and the Robo Playland is just the tip of the iceberg in their large lineup of toys that promote development. Click the button below to browse their website. You’ll have a blast!


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Product Spotlight: Ah Goo Baby Plush Pad

By Misty Vogtritter, BBP Blog Contributor

Brilliant Baby Products Ah Goo Baby Plush PadIf I haven’t said this before, baby boy #3 was a complete surprise!  Six years after we’d declared our family complete, he proved us wrong and, as you’d expect, we found ourselves like deer in headlights touring the aisle at Babies ‘R’ Us.     So many things had changed since we brought home our first bundle of joy ten years ago – among them, the concept of the diaper changing pad.   What was once simply a stuffed pillow has transformed into oversized curved foam pads or plastic-covered mini-mattresses.

We weren’t going baby-crazy this time around.  We learned our lesson with the first two.  It’s not necessary.   This time around, I needed something small and transportable.   Enter the Ah Goo Baby Plush Pad.   Its smaller size makes it a perfect fit for my small diaper changing table.  It’s made with memory foam to keep the little guy happy and content at changing time.  And even better, it has this cool patented roll-up function so I can take it on the road with us when we travel.    The pad cover is machine washable (just unzip and take the pillow part out).

I wish I’d known about this a few years ago to save myself a lot of trouble.   The Ah Goo Baby Plush Pad is sold for $34.95 on the Ah Goo Baby website.

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Encouraging healthy habits starts now!

By Kathleen Tomes, Brilliant Baby Products President & Editor

Great news – a recent study finds childhood obesity is declining among young children.  It seems parents are getting the message: developing healthier habits that include increased physical activity is more important than ever.  

At Brilliant Baby Products, we understand the importance of encouraging healthy habits early and that’s why we love these awesome products that get the little ones up and moving in ways that they probably wouldn’t even consider exercise!


Jungle Jumparoo: The Jungle Jumparoo is exercise in disguise.  Unlike dangerous trampolines, this clever bouncer is low to the ground, allowing an easy way to get on and off for all ages.  Just 10 minutes burns more calories than a half hour of running!  Sold for $399 on the Jungle Jumparoo website.



Terra Kids Multi-functional Backpack: This kid-sized outdoor backpack from HABA Toys is perfect for budding hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.   Its padded back incorporates an ergonomically shaped ventilation system and the shoulder straps are padded as well.   Sold for $66.49 on the HABA Toys website.



Zike:It’s not a bike.  It’s not a scooter.  It’s a ZIKE and it’s the coolest new mode of transportation around.  Made for children as young as five but can be used by adults as well, it looks like a scooter but it’s powered by bike-like pedals.  Priced from $199- $499 each and sold on the Zike website.

Wave Runner Beach Ball from Flash Sales: Wave Runner Beach Ball creates powerful speed when thrown in any open water play at the beach or lake. It has the ability to bounce high and fast for a great water sports experience. Sold for $9.99 on the Flash Sales website.

Upside Down Yoga: Upside Down Games offer physical, social, and intellectual benefits for players of all ages.   The company offers several games like the Yoga Spinner or the Yogi Finder to promote family connectedness and health.  Sold for $7.95- $29.95 on the Upside Down Games website

Ring Stix: A cross between playing catch and throwing a Frisbee, RingStix is a fun and easy-to-learn game that can be played anywhere – backyard, parties or at the beach!  Sold for $14.99 on the Ring Stix website.


The Spooner:  Skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding collide in the Spooner Freestyle Board!   This fun board makes it easy to learn new tricks for board sports without fear of falling.  The board improves core strength, stability and coordination.  Sold for $44.95 on the Spooner website.

Like what you see?  Follow the Brilliant Baby Products Facebook page to get daily updates on awesome new products that make parenting easier and more fun!



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Product Spotlight: Melinda G Nursing Bras

melindagBy Kathleen Tomes, BBP President

What won’t a new mother do for her child?

Ask any nursing or formerly nursing mother, they will tell you, it is HARD work.  Not only mentally exhausting  (keeping track of when baby last ate to which side to start on) but physically exhausting  (it takes a lot of energy to nurse) and not to mention painful (cracked nipples, clogged ducts, ouch!)

When my boys were little and still nursing, nursing pads, nipple cream and nursing bras were my lifesavers so I’m a little bummed that I never knew about these amazing nursing bras from Melinda G.  They have built in removable pads!  I am really enamored with the Smoothly Divine T-Shirt Bra (because as a new mom I lived in t-shirts and yoga pants!).  It has a great criss-cross style for cleavage boosting – not that I needed any help with that, but I know some moms do.  It also has channeling under the breasts for extra support, one-handed clips to for easy access and extra back hooks for a new mom’s changing figure.    It comes in both black and nude.   And if that didn’t have you sold, the price tag will.  These awesome bras are sold for just $48.99 on the Melinda G website.

Melinda G also has several other types of nursing bras available and even a few camisoles too, so check them out at www.melindag.com

Nursing your baby is hard work but products like Melinda G bras can make it so much more comfortable.   And for all you nursing mothers out there, the end result is worth it.

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