Last year, we scoured the aisles of every local toy fair to get the scoop on which toys would likely sell out fast during Christmas and the holidays, driving parents on crazy last-minute hunts for sparkly eggs, squishy fake food, and tiny interactive baby monkeys. This year, looking for an even deeper level of insider information, we reached out to trend experts for their opinions on what toys would top the charts of holiday season 2018 (hint: Hatchimals are still very hot).
Believe it or not, Barbie DreamHouse's are still a thing. This modern version of a classic holiday toy measure 3' tall and over 4' wide so it is massive! Barbie can get up to her bedroom using the elevator or perhaps its time to do work in her home office. Whatever your child imagines Barbie can do we know they'll be playing with this for years to come. And of course, mom and dad will get in on the Barbie fun too. 

Looking for a gift for a busy toddler? The Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone will get little bodies moving all while building concentration skills, manual dexterity, motor skills and focus. The classic all-wood toy is built to last and has a compact design for easy storage when playtime is over. This interactive, brightly colored toy stimulates development through fun play and musical exploration. Budding musicians can slide the xylophone out and take it on the go with the carry handle or they can keep it in the bench to hear the sounds made when they tap the wooden balls through the holes with the included hammer. Countless ways to play will keep little ones busy as they pop, ding-a-ling, hammer and roll their way to sensory excitement. Recommended for tots ages 12 months to 3 years.
If you remember the Christmas craze last year for the cute little Fingerlings Monkeys, well Wowwee upped their game and literally just released their new line of Fingerlings called “Untamed Raptors.”  These dinosaur toys are cute and ferocious all at the same time.  They’ll interact with your kid, wrap around their little finger, learn to talk and roar in dino babble and, based on how they’re taken care of will depend what kind of dino personality you get!  This is, for sure, to be one of the hot toy request for Christmas 2018.  Grab them while you can at a normal price.
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What's especially cool about the tiny, new Hatchi-Mallows is that they're made of squeezable material designed to be super fun to squish. Little HatchiFans will love smooshing them down, letting them go, and watching them slowly return to their original cute shapes! And of course, your kiddo will love taking their HatchiMallow with them everywhere they go, from the bath to bed, and everywhere in between.
Dress up clothes and costumes help them to imagine and act out their own stories and roles! If birthdays or holidays are just around the corner, find the perfect kids’ gifts with the Top Toys 2018, from action figures to Star Wars toys and Disney Princess dolls. Shop by age or interest: Find toys for little builders, musicians, athletes and more. Kohl’s toys selection will entertain and enrich playtime for kids of all ages.

Okay, so there are two parts to this claim. The first includes reports about Hatchimals muttering “fuck me” while snoozing in their eggs. This is stupid. Before the Hatchimal breaks free of its egg, you can sometimes here it snoring loudly in its incubator. It’s a little sigh coupled with a hard “e” sound that, at best, would sound like a bleeped version of the aforementioned vulgar phrase. Some people think it sounds like “hug me.”
What's especially cool about the tiny, new Hatchi-Mallows is that they're made of squeezable material designed to be super fun to squish. Little HatchiFans will love smooshing them down, letting them go, and watching them slowly return to their original cute shapes! And of course, your kiddo will love taking their HatchiMallow with them everywhere they go, from the bath to bed, and everywhere in between.
It’s all about the interactive toys this year.  Introducing ‘Lil Gleemerz!’  There are currently three different ones to choose from and they have over 100 different reactions and interactions like purring, growling, farting (of course), light shows, light up tail, and so much more.  Oh, and did we mention they can say funny things, their eyes glow, and you can simply press their nose to enjoy them three different ways (game mode, light party, or hangout).  They’ve already been named one of the top toys of the year, so get ’em while you can!  See all the different color options here!
Looking for a gift for a busy toddler? The Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone will get little bodies moving all while building concentration skills, manual dexterity, motor skills and focus. The classic all-wood toy is built to last and has a compact design for easy storage when playtime is over. This interactive, brightly colored toy stimulates development through fun play and musical exploration. Budding musicians can slide the xylophone out and take it on the go with the carry handle or they can keep it in the bench to hear the sounds made when they tap the wooden balls through the holes with the included hammer. Countless ways to play will keep little ones busy as they pop, ding-a-ling, hammer and roll their way to sensory excitement. Recommended for tots ages 12 months to 3 years.
It's the new Christmas toy tradition: all the major stores release their own list of the toys they believe will be bestsellers in the run up to 25 December. But are any of these 'top toys' any good? We take a good long look at the most recommended buys as the lists come out – the 2018 Argos list and the Toy Fair Hero Toys list already have – and single out the toys we think are definitely worth their place on your child's wishlist. And when this year's lists from Amazon, Hamleys, DreamToys, Argos, John Lewis, The Entertainer, and Tesco and more appear, we'll add the best of those in, too.
This class teaches expecting parents and family members the basics of caring for a new baby. The course will include diaper changing, bathing, dressing, bonding, swaddling, burping, feeding, carrying, soothing and the appearance of newborns, along with some essential tips for surviving the first few months of parenting. Cost of class is per couple.
That’s right folks, the people that brought you Hatchimals present, LuvaBella, an interactive baby doll that laughs when you tickle her, learns how to say certain words when you feed and play with her and, well, just about has the most life-like reactions and features we’ve ever seen on a doll.  Some say creepy, we say “futuristic.”   These were all the rage last year, but are much easier to get this year.
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That’s right, Pikmi Pops are back!  And this one is cuter than ever (and will be kind of tough to get).  Meet ‘Cinnabun’ the giant reversible bunny with giant cute and snuggly floppy ears!  Inside this giant surprise you just may find one or two exclusive scented Pikmi Flips!  Plus, there are 8 surprises inside in total and the most fun part is that your kiddos aren’t going to know which they’re getting until they open it.  Seriously, how cute is this bunny?!  And you’ll love their scent too!
If you know a kiddo who is obsessed with Jurassic World, this ferocious Jurassic World Jurassic Rex toy is a great option. Kids can control the dinosaur with the handle on her back, so they can push her forward to lunge at other dinosaurs. The realistic mouth opens and closes, and her eyes change color (from green to red) to let you know when Rex has entered into predator mode. The mouth also glows red when she’s enraged.

They were obsessed with the movie this year and especially this little guy!  Jack-Jack has a ton of surprises and a ton of fun things you kids can do with him.  First off, he’s funny and when you press him once he’ll laugh and giggle up a storm!  The more you press his belly the more of his super powers he’ll reveal.  The best part is when they press and hold his belly they’ll activate his biggest super powers and he’ll totally light up and all colors, sounds, and lights are activated! Plus, the raccoon he comes with also does some tricks too!
Bought as a Christmas present. My kids loved this as they had been asking for it for awhile now and they loved the time they spent getting it to hatch which really wasn’t to long...maybe 10-15mins is all but I do feel that is long enough for kids, otherwise they loose interest. Once hatched the twins are pretty cute and my girls have enjoyed playing with them!
There's nothing better than a surprise on Christmas, so give your child a giant surprise this year with Ryan’s World Giant Mystery Egg. Based on Ryan ToysReview (a popular kids Youtube channel), your child can now feel the excitement of unwrapping something with a hidden surprise inside. Will there be a limited edition figure inside? Or will you be surprised with squishy slime?
Meet Fingerlings Hugs- they’re softies when it comes to affection! Their long arms are perfect for big Hugs and these cuddle monkeys never want to let you go! They’ll have supersized reactions to all of your actions. From burps to toots to laughs, there’s never a dull moment! They’ll show you how excited they are when you throw them in the air, swing them, tickle them and turn them upside down! They’ll even repeat what you say in the funniest ways. Rock them to sleep, or watch them kiss you for as long as you want! Share the love with Fingerlings Hugs.
Now, the whole point of this toy is watching it hatch. It comes with little games you can play, but the kids don't care about that. They want to watch it hatch. After they watch it hatch, they leave it on a shelf and watch videos of other hatchimals hatching. I know because that's what my niece wanted to do. That wasn't just because she was bored with it, although that was part of it. It was because hers didn't come completely out of the shell and we had to manually dig it out.
This family board game is the first to connect with Amazon's Alexa device (sold separately). This travel trivia game allows players to visit new places and meet 20 real locals recorded from cities around the world who will ask questions about local customs, culture, street food and more. Alexa is the tour guide, scorekeeper and narrates the game. Players earn points by answering the questions right and scoring souvenirs. For ages 13 and older. Price: $29.99 at voiceoriginals.com.
These super cute Little Live Wrapples do just that….wrapple around your kids wrist.  Their tail is like those snap bracelets we all used to have in the 80’s and the 90’s, so they stay on their wrist securely.  Plus, these cuties have over 50 different sounds and reactions and their eyes even light up to match their mood!  There are 4 different Wrapples to choose from.  See all the options here!
Every kid on good old planet earth (while it’s still here, at least) goes nuts over the L.O.L Surprise dolls because (1) kids love to take part in an unboxing, (2) they’re collectible, (3) there’s always a fashion-forward doll inside, (4) there’s other doll stuff inside them and no one ever knows what it’ll be and (5) the whole concept is cute AF.  It’s reminding us of the anxiety we’re having over the secrecy around the new Hatchimals Surprise. Now that we’re squared away there, onto what the latest big surprise is.
The hatching is kind of cool (and pulled her away from her iPad for a couple of minutes) but when the animal inside sings "Happy Birthday" it's supposed to be fully hatched. It wasn't. By the way, you'll want a Dustbuster around because the shell can make a bits-o-plastic mess if you have to break it apart to get to the accessories in the bottom part of the egg.

Kids will learn how to help nurture the Hatchibaby in different situations, using both its touch-sensitive areas (forehead, feet) and the included accessories. For example, the cuddle buddy can sooth a sad or sleepy HatchiBaby, and kids can feed a hungry HatchiBaby with the bottle. Just be sure to read the instructions carefully for the right way to give the HatchiBabies these objects, or they won’t work.
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That’s right folks, Hatchimals is back!  And this time they’re a total mystery.  Hatchimals Mystery were just released and are already climbing the toy charts.  Here’s the best part; you have no clue which Hatchimal you’re going to get until it hatches.  It’s a total mystery!  What we do know, for sure, is that these new guys are super fluffy (fluffier than the older ones) and they’ll actually be able to learn and speak your name!  Plus, there are 4 different ones you could hatch…like Bunwee, Pandor, Hedgyhen, and Elefly.  Collect all 4!  Learn more here.
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Some religious groups baptize babies. But other people say that, before one is baptized, a person should be old enough to accept the responsibility to make his own decision whether or not to be baptized and to live the Christian life. That is, they teach individual responsibility and personal accountability. The purpose of this study is to learn what the Bible says about infant baptism.
Everything we do in religion must be done by Jesus' authority (Col. 3:17). The Scriptures provide us to all good works (2 Tim. 3:16,17), so if a practice is not included in God's word, it must not be a good work. If a practice is not authorized in the New Testament, then it must be human in origin and therefore not pleasing to God (2 John 9; Gal. 1:6-9; Matt. 15:9; Prov. 14:12; etc.)

Prepare for spit up. Babies stomach muscles are very weak in the beginning. So weak that sometimes they have a hard time keeping food in there! Don’t worry, this is very normal...it’s just messy. Prepare for spit up by always having rags handy in order to clean up the mess, keeping a bib on your baby when they’re a little bigger, and generally having a rag placed in front of your mouth any time you intend to burp them or move them around soon after eating.
A magical new egg has arrived! Discover new friends, a new hatch and new fun with Hatchimals Surprise! For the first time ever, each speckled egg has two Hatchimals inside! Experience their magical hatch, then raise and care for your twins! This duo will interact with each other as they play games, talk and tell jokes! One of them can even record and repeat a message! Bring home Hatchimals Surprise for double the hatchiness! Who will you hatch?
How cool is this new game!  Connect 4 Shots is similar to the one that we all grew up with, but with a twist! This time you have to bounce the balls into the right slots to try and get four of the same color in a row (or diagonal) to win! This is one that you’ll not only want to play with your kids, but will probably end up taking over and playing with your own friends.  And, well, drinks may be involved.
Kids will learn how to help nurture the Hatchibaby in different situations, using both its touch-sensitive areas (forehead, feet) and the included accessories. For example, the cuddle buddy can sooth a sad or sleepy HatchiBaby, and kids can feed a hungry HatchiBaby with the bottle. Just be sure to read the instructions carefully for the right way to give the HatchiBabies these objects, or they won’t work.
Kids love toys!  Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, or a birthday celebration, we’re always searching for ideas – especially for the kid who seems to have everything.  It’s time to put on your Santa hat, and start checking items off your nice (naughty?) list.  To get ready for the gift-giving season, we’ve picked toys that run the gamut.  From toys that sync, to toys that don’t require batteries.  As always, we’ll clue you in on some of the hottest items of the season, but we’ve also chosen toys that aren’t on all the “hot lists.”  Because off the beaten path is nice, and we think old school toys – like pogo sticks, knee hockey, and bikes are cool too!  And let’s face it, sometimes the (stressful) hunt for the “it toy”  just doesn’t work out.  Check out our favorite new releases and, time-honored classics below.  
This one is still pretty much a mystery, but there are some tidbits we can share right now.  Inside this super fun unboxing experience (that your kiddos are obsessed with) are more than 60 new and never-before-seen surprises! There are also some exclusive dolls and some of the cutest accessories they’ve had in a while.  There are also some limited edition dolls, pets, and little sister!  Super cute! Plus, how fun will these be to play with inside that brand new (just in time for Christmas 2018) LOL Surprise House!?

Every year, the Toy Insider panel of experts chooses the hottest toys for the upcoming holiday season. And these typically are the most in-demand playthings for kids all year long. Twenty of the toys are the must-have items on kids of all ages' wish lists, whether they're based on favorite TV shows or movie characters or they're simply selling out in stores. Twelve of the tech-based toys incorporate the latest in digital play, creativity and innovation, while 10 are based on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), from the basics of coding and circuitry to complex robotics.
These are the cutest little toy pets ever!  They arrive into your life as a little ball of matted fur, but then your kids will take care of them.  They’ll bathe them, dry them, and then brush them.  Suddenly your little ball of fur will turn into a cute lovable pet. (See color options here!) But which will you get?  Only time will tell!.  Learn more about them here!
Some people claim that "children" in v39 means babies are included in those to whom this "promise" was made. But "children" simply means offspring, regardless of age (note Matt. 3:9; 10:21; 21:28; John 8:39). The "promise" here is for those who repent and are baptized (v38); but babies cannot repent, nor can they do other things required in the context (v36,40,41,42). The "promise" to the "children" was fulfilled when they were old enough to do what God requires, not while they were babies.
Now that we’re all on the same page in regards to Poopsy Unicorn Slime, it only makes sense that one of the up-and-comers this season is the ‘designer’ Pooey Puitton purse that comes with 2 unicorn slime powder packets (yes, it makes rainbow poop), 6 unicorn magic packets, 4 sparkle packets, 4 mystery packets, and so much more!  Plus, they’ll totally want that exclusive poop character keychain because who can leave home without it!?  Learn more here.
Now this is the house of all doll houses! Your kiddos loved their LOL Surprise Dolls all last year (and this year too), but this year it’s all about the giant 3-foot by 3-foot 3-story LOL Surprise House that has a working toilet, lamp, outdoor patio that changes from day to night, a helipad, a swimming pool they can fill with water, a sandbox, and so much more!  Plus, it even comes with an exclusive new family.  Learn more details here.
It features 15 unique instruments across five different genres of music, enabling a truly hands-on physical approach to learning as preschoolers mix (and remix) their own musical creations, said Schacht. Best of all, kids are in control of their very own compositions by adding or subtracting instruments, changing the tempo and layering in fun sound effects.
Designed in Ireland, the new ArckitPLAY range offers four new products; Cityscape, and TinyTown 01, 02, and 03. Each is beautiful, intricate and helps develop spatial awareness as young minds decide where to place skyscrapers, highways, bridges, stadiums and parks. Originally Kickstarted in 2017, expect more versions later this year too. Stunning product.
An impressive little unit that is a great introduction to coding and robotics. There is no screen and no tablets or smartphone apps - Botley just works and helps young people understand coding and logic. Program Botley to move forward, turn, detect objects and much more, this is a toy that will keep young minds engaged and charged. Great customization options and tons of accessories to extend play and learning. Money well spent.
Help your little scientist complete a circuit and watch their face when they successfully activate the light. Then use household ingredients to conduct fun experiments in the “lab.” With over 40 sounds and phrases, this interactive and educational lab toy will ignite their passion for science and encourage a life-long love of learning that will only continue to blossom when they enter school.
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