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.
I got a hatchimal surprise for Christmas. I think they age too fast, when they entered kid stage twin B beeped twice then shut off. I returned them to the store and bought another. Once that one entered kid stage it did the same thing. I gave it some rest but that did not work. My brother got one too ( it was a giraven hatchimal) it did the same thing as mine by beeping and shutting off. They don't work and break very easy. I don't think they are worth the price. :(

If they’re not into ride-on unicorns, this is the ride-on animal for them! Meet Scout the Pony!  He makes over 100 unique sounds and motions and is totally interactive (and so cute).  You can feed it, walk it, ride it, and watch it perform a very special dance.  Plus, Scout’s ears, eyes, and head moves.  You can even hear Scout make cute little munching sounds when you feed him.  We just assumed it was a ‘he’ but could totally be a ‘she.’  You decide!  This one is hard to come by and is already the ‘must have’ for this upcoming holiday.  If you’re having a hard time finding it, be sure to check out Amazon too.
That was kind of a let-down for something in this price range. The quality of the Hatchimal itself is on the higher end of what I'd expect to see at Five Below. It'll make a bunch of noise, and cry for a while, but it doesn't seem to do much more than that if you aren't carrying around the color-coded brochure that tells you that the happy-sounding noise it's making is really that the Hatchimal is sick, because the eyes turned green. So, you're supposed to touch its forehead and pet it.
A final objection to infant baptism is that it is almost always done by sprinkling or pouring, not by immersion. But the Bible says that baptism is a burial (Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12). A person must go down into the water and come up out of it (Acts 8:38,39; Mark 1:9,10). Bible baptism requires much water (John 3:23). Infant baptism does not fit God's pattern on any of these points. The evidence clearly shows that Bible baptism is an immersion, not a sprinkling or pouring.
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! 

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).
That was kind of a let-down for something in this price range. The quality of the Hatchimal itself is on the higher end of what I'd expect to see at Five Below. It'll make a bunch of noise, and cry for a while, but it doesn't seem to do much more than that if you aren't carrying around the color-coded brochure that tells you that the happy-sounding noise it's making is really that the Hatchimal is sick, because the eyes turned green. So, you're supposed to touch its forehead and pet it.
James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance.  Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.

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!

If your kiddos wanted to ever actually hug their Fingerlings, well, now’s their chance!  These giant, cuddly, soft and plush Fingerlings Hugs will wrap right around their neck, waist, chest and more!  Plus, they’re totally interactive and super fun to play with! They also come in pink, blue, and the newest glitter purple too!  See more color options here!.
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.

Poppy is one of a series of interactive doll trolls. Poppy comes with a bracelet, which interacts with Poppy – lighting up her hair to a musical beat and also lighting up her own bracelet. Press Poppy’s tummy and she’ll talk (OK, she’ll say 25 phrases), dance and sing. As you would expect from any self-respecting troll, you can brush her magnificent pink mane and style it.
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.
Know when to change your baby’s diaper. This part won’t be too hard. If your baby’s diaper is filled, change it! If your baby’s diaper is wet, change it! A soiled diaper will smell, so it won’t be hard to tell when it’s time for a change. Wet diapers can be a little more challenging. Set a timer and be sure to at least check their diaper every two hours. If you notice it is wet before then, however, change it then.
I have wanted to get one of these for my niece for a long time, but I've hesitated because the fact is that they don't always work, and when they do, they don't always work correctly. I told her parents that it might not go right, and to explain this to her when we gave it to her. Fortunately she understands that things don't always happen the way we plan, and she can handle some disappointment. 

New moving eggs! Forever babies! Secret accessories! HatchiBabies have arrived – and they have so many surprises for you! For the first time ever, you could hatch a boy or a girl! To find out who’s inside, hug, tap, snuggle and pat your HatchiBaby’s egg. When they hear you, they’ll respond with cute sounds! The more you play with these forever babies, the more EGGcited they get! Place the egg on a table and it will really move on its own! When you see rainbow eyes shine through the shell, you’ll know your HatchiBaby is ready to hatch – but they can’t do it without you! Rub the egg to encourage them, and peel back the shell – the secret message inside will reveal if you’ve hatched a hatchiboy or hatchigirl Cheetree! (Don’t forget to fill out the birth certificate!) As you pull out your HatchiBaby, their big color-changing eyes will tell you how they’re feeling, their beaks will move and they’ll rock back and forth – they come to life! Now you can reach into the shell, lift out the highchair, and peel-to-reveal four hidden interactive accessories: a rattle, bottle, hairbrush and cuddle buddy! Use them to feed, burp, tickle and snuggle your baby! The more you play, the more responses you’ll unlock! Teach your baby to talk or play new games like “peek-a-boo!” The best part is: these Hatchimals remain babies forever! With big, adorable eyes and cute hair bows, Cheetree HatchiBabies are adorable additions to your hatchifamily! Bring home a bouncing HatchiBaby of your very own and discover a whole world of surprises!
Second, infant baptism leads people to believe they are saved when they are not. God requires people to be baptized for the remission of sins when they are old enough to make their own decision about the matter. But many people have been baptized as babies. Then, when they are old enough to be responsible for their conduct so they should be baptized, they refuse because they believe they have already done so. But their infant baptism was not Scriptural. So the person goes through his whole life never having been Scripturally baptized, and therefore he never has received forgiveness of his sins!
1 Corinthians 12:13,25,26 - Note first that baptism makes people members of Jesus' body, which is the church (Eph. 1:22,23; 5:23). Some people baptize babies, but still do not consider them to be members of the church. God's word says that, when one has been Scripturally baptized, he is automatically in the church. Then all members in the church should care for, suffer with, and rejoice with other members. Can a baby learn to do this? [cf. Heb. 10:22-25]
While there are other stuffed animals on this list, this is the only stuffed animal that has sequins. Kiddos can choose from 10 different animals, including a bear, owl, lamb, dog, or unicorn. Each critter is decked out with shimmery, reversible sequins that can change color with the wave of a hand. They can even create fun patterns in the sequins with their fingers!
Once the HatchiBaby breaks through its egg, it may need a bit of help clearing away the top shell. Then, after it gives a performance of “Hatchi-Birthday,” kids will discover two things about the HatchiBaby. First, they will learn whether they’ve hatched a boy or a girl based on its color (pink or blue). The HatchiBaby can also be one of two species, a Ponette or a Cheetree. A drawing on the box helps determine which type the HatchiBaby is.
If you remember last Christmas at all, you certainly remember the Fingerlings fever that seemed to sweep the nation's children. The small toys would coo and cuddle your finger, and just generally be adorable, while people were queuing up for the chance to score one of the tiny interactive toys. Well, the fad isn't over — it's just changed a bit. So get your credit cards ready because Fingerlings Hugs are coming, and they're more adorable than ever.
Active youngsters will love this interactive ride-on toy that helps them develop both fine and gross motor skills. With 17 interactive features including a horn, sliding beads, moving windshield, and adjustable dashboard, there's plenty of fun to go around. Watch as they learn to adjust the reflective mirror and turn the wheel while they cruise around the house.
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!?
The Walmart's best-selling toys on walmart.com already contain some of the hottest Holiday toys 2018 that are prone to sell out and become hard to find closer to Christmas. The hot Holiday toys include Poopsie Pooey Puitton Slime Surprise, Lil' Gleemerz, Hairdorables, L.O.L. Surprise! Biggie Pets, L.O.L. Surprise House and Pomsies. See also our current top 10 Holiday toys 2018 to buy now.

James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance.  Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.


You better watch out…because, let’s face it, Christmas is around the corner.  It’s never too early to get a jump start on the coolest gifts for kids.   There’s nothing worse than being under the gun, while people continually post the countdown to Christmas on social media (the stress is real!).  We’ve scoured some of the top toy wish-lists and all-around great gift ideas .  As a result, we’ve uncovered the best selling toys and games from the top toy retailers  – and found the best prices so you don’t have to.  Shop some of the best toys below!
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We can’t wait to bust this guy out of his crate and, well, your kids will too!  They’ll use the crowbar (that comes with it) to pop open that lock and release this little monster from his prison!  He’ll even make over 45 different sounds and when he’s turned upside down, dropped, or knocked over.  When they pull his tongue, he’ll make funny noises, vibrate, and his eyes will glow.  Even better, your kids can record their voice and this creature will play back their message in their own ‘creature voice.’  There are a bunch of different Crate Creatures to choose from too.  See all the options here!
Meet Fingerlings HUGS - theyre softies when it comes to affection! Their long arms are perfect for big hugs and these cuddle monkeys never want to let you go! It's all about that Main Squeeze Fingerlings Feeling. Swing them, pet them, and rock them to sleep, or give them a kiss and watch them kiss you back!! Record what you say and watch them repeat it back in funny ways.

The Walmart's best-selling toys on walmart.com already contain some of the hottest Holiday toys 2018 that are prone to sell out and become hard to find closer to Christmas. The hot Holiday toys include Poopsie Pooey Puitton Slime Surprise, Lil' Gleemerz, Hairdorables, L.O.L. Surprise! Biggie Pets, L.O.L. Surprise House and Pomsies. See also our current top 10 Holiday toys 2018 to buy now.
What kids don’t love their Hot Wheels tracks!  This one is the super crazy Corkscrew with the ginormous 3-loop challenge!  Your kiddos will try to launch their cars into the track and complete the loops without crashing.  Eh, maybe they want to crash.  Isn’t that half the fun?  Even better is that if they have other Hot Wheels tracks this one is compatible with others!   This one comes with one Hot Wheels car, but you can buy more of the cars here!
Hatchimals are magical creatures that live inside of eggs. Who's inside? It's a surprise! Each egg contains one of two interactive Hatchimals. Love and care for yours inside the egg and its eyes will light up as it makes cute sounds, telling you how it's feeling! Once you've played with it enough, you'll see rainbow eyes—that means its time to hatch! Hatchimals can't hatch on their own. Your touch encourages them to peck their way out of the egg! It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Now you get to raise your furry Hatchimal through 3 stages, from baby to toddler, to kid. Your Hatchimal sings "Hatchy Birthday" each time it enters a new stage! Teach yours to walk, dance, play games and more! It will even repeat what you say in its own voice! Hatchimals — who will you hatch?.
Churches that baptize babies often have a practice called "confirmation." People are baptized as babies, but later when they get old enough to understand and make their own choice about serving God, they are taught and are asked to publicly "confirm" their faith and their desire to live for God. The very existence of such a practice is an admission that the child did not understand, believe, and repent before he was baptized.
But they also snore, y'all. Like genuine, adorable little hot pink, stuffed, animatronic monkey snores. It doesn't get much cuter than that. Oh wait, hold the phone one minute. They also fart. Because of course the plush monkey farts. Who doesn't want a farting toy designed for hugging? It's just like marriage, guys! (I'm sorry, but if you hug a very pregnant woman, you're asking for it.) Just shake the Fingerlings Hugs, and there you have it, it passes gas like its smaller counterpart.
Burp your baby.[4] After your baby has eaten, you will want to burp them. They can easily swallow too much air while eating and the bubbles in their stomach will make them cranky and uncomfortable. Lay your baby so that they are slightly over your shoulder and then firmly pat their back. This will help release the air and make your baby very happy.
My granddaughter has a lot of L.O.L. dolls and she says this is great. She wanted to give it 10 stars. It has 2 big sisters, 1 little sister , 1 pet, 2 hats, 6 outfits, 6 pairs of shoes and 18 wigs. She loves the wigs. 6 are like real hair and 12 hairwraps that go on like a helmet. The pet comes with an outfit too. The container itself they came in will store a whole lot of dolls and clothes.
Many households do not include babies or even small children. If the Bible does not mention babies, then to claim there were babies in the household would simply be an unproved assumption. The simple fact that households were converted proves nothing by itself. Unless these passages themselves show us that babies were included, then we must settle the issue on the basis of other passages on the subject.
The Holiday toys 2018 are in stock now and easy to find. This will change rapidly in the weeks leading up to the Holiday shopping season. Each year we see parents struggle to get their hands on the season's hottest toys. A little thinking ahead is avoiding the stress of hunting down stock of the most popular Holiday toys. Retailers have them in stock now and here are our top 10 Holiday toys of 2018 you want to bag now and stash away for the Holidays.

This Echo Dot Kids Edition offers all the awesome abilities of the adult Echo Dot, but it comes with features and safeguards that make it just right for kids. For starters, it comes in a variety of great, vibrant colors, so it’s got a cool factor, and it will keep them entertained for hours by playing music, answering questions and telling stories and jokes aplenty. It gives them access to more than 300 Audible books, like Beauty and the Beast and Peter Pan, and there’s a ton of educational content available too. 

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.
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.
If you want to get the biggest and best gift this holiday season the L.O.L. Surprise Biggers Surprise! is the thing to have. Surprise toys have become a major hit amongst the children 5-years-old and up and this set does not disappoint. Often you buy these gifts in single or smaller sized packages, but this one comes with over 60+ surprise that they'll unwrap—plus many of them are limited of time options.

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.
What is it? This is a sturdy walker that will help with your baby’s first steps. It also comes with a detachable learning centre that is full of activities. Shapes and light-up musical keys introduce letters, words, numbers, animals, sing-along songs and melodies. Plus, a moving butterfly, discs and rollers help to develop manipulative skills and there’s a removable rattling phone that’s great for introducing role-play.
Creativity meets chemistry in this science set from Crayola. It allows kids to conduct 50 super cool scientific experiments at home. From building an exploding volcano to creating glow worms, rubber goo, and colorful quicksand, they will be amazed at the cool things they can create. All the while, they’ll be learning important, hands-on science lessons. 

What is it? This is a sturdy walker that will help with your baby’s first steps. It also comes with a detachable learning centre that is full of activities. Shapes and light-up musical keys introduce letters, words, numbers, animals, sing-along songs and melodies. Plus, a moving butterfly, discs and rollers help to develop manipulative skills and there’s a removable rattling phone that’s great for introducing role-play.
Meet Fingerlings HUGS - theyre softies when it comes to affection! Their long arms are perfect for big hugs and these cuddle monkeys never want to let you go! It's all about that Main Squeeze Fingerlings Feeling. Swing them, pet them, and rock them to sleep, or give them a kiss and watch them kiss you back!! Record what you say and watch them repeat it back in funny ways.
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.
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.
This big playset stands 43 inches tall and features four levels and seven rooms. Kids can check out Splinter's Dojo, Raphael's weight training room, Michaelangelo's arcade, hidden projectile launchers, rotating skateboard ramp, collapsing balcony and more. Action figures are sold separately. For ages 4 and older. Price: $119.99 at playmatestoys.com.
Elmo is no stranger to hot holiday toys. This year's new addition will get your 18+ month-old moving and grooving with Elmo as they work on their gross motor skills. This exciting toy has three musical modes: colors, animals, and songs. When you change modes, Elmo's heart changes color and he wiggles and dances to the music. And because every kid (and let's face it parent!) loves Elmo he will be a welcome addition to your Christmas morning.
The Bible describes different degrees of faith (Heb. 10:39; cf. Jas. 2:19; John 12:42,43; Matt. 14:31). Children gradually grow in understanding and in faith, but they do not have "saving" faith, sufficient to be baptized, until they are old enough to repent, confess, and fully accept the responsibility of living the Christian life, as we have already studied.
It comes with one doll too, but here’s the fun twist—you don’t know which one you get until you pull, twist and pop the popper she’s in to find out who the mystery guest will be. The surprises don’t stop there though, there are also three gifts to unwrap. Who knows where they’ll take this party crowd. Designed for kids ages 4 and up, it’s a fun toy to pull out for parties, playdates and anytime they just want to have some fun.
The Safari Learning Station" from LeapFrog grows with children while keeping them entertained through interactive learning. The three-in-one arch adjusts from floor play to standing height. Three different modes allow Giraffe, Lion and Zebra to introduce the ABCs and 123s while playing safari-themed tunes. The light-up piano lets tiny tots discover shapes and colors. Kids are extra engaged when they spin Elephant's bead spinner, twist Chameleon's tail and drop the balls through Monkey's tail to practice motor skills and learn about colors. For ages 6 months and older. Price: $49.99 at leapfrog.com.
Some of these toys will make you nostalgic - like the updated version of Polly Pocket and Lego's enchanting Hogwarts Great Hall—both of which would make cool toys for Christmas. Others are updates on modern favorites, like the Hatchimals Mystery toys and Paw Patrol's Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck. The top toys for 2018 have something for everyone, whether your child is interested in STEM or wants a high-tech snuggle buddy.  
Kids can role play with this movie-inspired mask featuring augmented reality (AR) technology. Simply download the Hero Vision app, place a compatible device inside the AR goggles, place markers around the play area and put on the mask to see digital images from the superhero's world. The set comes with the mask, goggles, a gauntlet, three AR markers and one Infinity Stone. For ages 8 and older. Price: $49.99 at shop.hasbro.com.
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