Mother’s Day gift guide

By balafant

Moms are very special people. They do the world’s toughest job, day in and day out, with a smile on their faces and love in their hearts. Moms often prioritize the needs of their families above their own, and so on a day like Mother’s Day it is very important to ensure that the Mom […]

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Healthy Spring Snacks

By balafant

With spring upon us, the days of looking for ways to spend time indoors and away from the cold are behind us! Getting outside for some fun in the sun can make spring a pretty busy season — your little ones are always on the go, whether they’re chasing butterflies or playing catch, they don’t […]

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balafant’s beginner’s guide to newborn gifts!

By balafant

Is someone in your life expecting a bundle of joy? You are probably just as excited as they are to welcome their little one to the world, and getting them a gift to congratulate them on their new addition is thoughtful, and can be fun! However, if you don’t have any children yourself, it can […]

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Kid-Friendly Spring in Toronto!

By balafant

As winter comes to an end, and we say goodbye to all that snow, ice and slush, many of you are probably looking forward to taking part in all the fun activities that the city of Toronto has to offer this spring season! In a city this big and busy, there are sometimes so many […]

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Fighting Winter “Cabin Fever”

By balafant

Motherhood comes with many life changes. It is perfectly natural to experience emotional highs & lows and feelings of being overwhelmed at times. If you’re at home with small children during what has been an extremely long, difficult winter you’re probably also feeling cooped up and restless on top of all the other emotions that […]

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Developmental Toys for children. Part 4 (ages 3+)

By balafant

It’s a sunny Saturday morning and you want to invite your friends (Frederik the monkey and Asta the Owl) to the park for a picnic to enjoy delicious pastries that grandma taught you to make.  Maybe a stop at the local market for some fresh organic produce for the ingredients? and why not pick up […]

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Developmental Toys for children. Part 3 (2-3 yrs)

By balafant

The power of imagination! This week, check out Grace’s  informational video-blog on fun toys that help develop and encourage your child’s imagination.  At 2-3 years, children continue to develop their motor skills and use their surrounding by adopting it to help build their own world of wonder.  Story telling is important as is building blocks […]

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Developmental Toys for children. Part 2 (12-24m)

By balafant

This week, check out Grace’s  informational video-blog on fun toys that help children develop their motor skills while learning colours, shapes, and sizes. As well, for this age group,  Grace focuses on showing how learning can be fun from pull toys, to musical toys….and to getting your child zooming away while developing their sense of […]

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Developmental Toys for children. Part 1 (0-12m)

By balafant

Our balafant staff are back again with a series of videos. This time we are focusing on toy ideas for different developmental ages. Each video focuses on an age group with a few of our staff picks. Much like last year’s videos, we are also running a CONTEST! Check out each video to find where […]

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Transition from bottle & breast feeding to the sippy cup!

By balafant

The transition from bottle & breastfeeding to sippy cups is a big adjustment in any child’s life. Beginning to use a sippy cup is a sign of independence for a child, and is a crucial transitional stage. With all that considered, it’s no wonder that many parents are left wondering many things about this special […]

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