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We Tried It: FirstBIKE Balance Bike

11/02/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

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We tried it: FirstBIKE

Who tried it: Anya Leon, PEOPLE.com writer-editor

Why she did it: I have a 3-year-old who refuses to pedal a bike. Enough said.

I also have a secret. I’ve never really believed all the hype surrounding balance bikes. Honestly, I thought it was one more cute kid product to add to the already long list of maybe-not-so-functional items on the market.

In fact, I had considered buying one as a Christmas gift for my little guy last year, but figured it would make a momentary splash before being pushed to the back of the garage. (Spoiler alert: Nowadays, it’s definitely being pushed — all over my house!)
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Happy Halloween! Celeb Kids Show Off Their Spooktacular Costumes

10/31/2014 at 01:32 PM ET

Move over Pepé Le Pew!

Sixteen-month-old North West may not yet be old enough to fully understand the delicious candy that comes along with a good trick-or-treat outing, but she sure does make the sweetest little skunk for Halloween.

Mom Kim Kardashian shared some Instagram pics Friday of her toddler wearing her black and white skunk suit from Pottery Barn Kids, complete with a curled tail and some spiky white fur.

“A skunk is on the loose!” wrote Kardashian, 34, in another shot that shows North romping across a matching black and white checker-boarded floor. “My little stinker is waiting to show daddy her costume. Halloween has come early this morning.”

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SwitchCrafted Solves Halloween’s Sugary Situation

10/30/2014 at 06:00 PM ET

The Halloween witches are brewing up something sweet!

Before your costumed kiddies crash from a surplus of sugary treats, cuddle up with your little ones to read the tale of SwitchCrafted – and introduce them to a few wise witches, who are in need of a helping hand.

Written by Audrey Kinsman, the 20-page book tells the story of the Switch Witches, a group of whimsical witches who rely on piles of candy that they can convert into energy.

And from the fuel for their brooms (because the gas station just won’t do!) to keeping their haunted huts warm, the little ladies are in need of a whole lot of colorful confections.

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Shakira Teams Up with Fisher-Price for Cute Toy Collection

10/29/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Just in time for the holidays, Shakira has partnered with Fisher-Price for a new line of developmental toys.

And we’ve already added the adorable playthings to our kids’ holiday wish lists.

The pop star, 37, worked with the kiddie company to design six cute and colorful toys — which, of course, include a soft soccer ball that plays music — as part of her First Steps collections.

“When it comes to baby’s development, the early years are the most important,” Shakira says. “Each play experience is an opportunity for baby to learn about the world around them.”

The mom-to-be will have plenty of little hands to test out the new products. Shakira, who is already mom to 21-month-old son Milan, and her soccer star boyfriend Gerard Piqué are expecting their second child together.

Shakira Fisher Price Toy Collection
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Haute Mama! Blake Lively Shows Off Her Baby Belly

10/21/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Not so mellow yellow!

For the first time since announcing they’re expecting their first childRyan Reynolds and Blake Lively stepped out as a couple while attending the Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday.

The proud parents-to-be were all smiles as they made their way down the carpet. But the actor, 37, only had eyes for his leading lady — and once we saw the mom-to-be’s fitted, floor-length frock we knew why.

Lively, 27, showed off her growing bump in a beautiful butter-hued gown from Gucci’s Resort 2015 collection, complete with a plunging embellished neckline.

And while the Preserve founder accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewels, it was her gorgeous glow that really took her evening look to another level.

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Aww! Jimmy Fallon Pens His First Baby Book

10/20/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

It’s the magical moment most parents secretly wish will end in a win for them — baby’s first word!

But then it happened: first-time father Jimmy Fallon‘s daughter Winnie Rose gave those coveted bragging rights to mom Nancy Juvonen Fallon.

Now the Tonight Show host is doing his part to ensure his fellow fathers don’t miss out on the milestone by publishing his second children’s book, Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada.

“This is one of the few celebrity books that you can tell was actually written by a celebrity,” Fallon, 40, jokes.

The sweet picture book — available June 9 — serves as a hilarious how-to on coaching your kiddie to show Dad some love, with cows, sheep, horses and mice prompting their pint-sized mini-me‘s to say, “Dada.”

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So Cute! Gap Kids Launches Kate and Jack Spade Collections

10/19/2014 at 06:00 PM ET

Going over the hills and through the woods to grandmother’s house just took an incredibly fashionable turn.

Just in time for the holidays (hello, stylish seasonal cards!), Gap Kids is rolling out their new collaboration with his and her kate spade new york and Jack Spade collections.

And their latest limited edition launch could be one of their cutest yet.

Gap Kate Jack Spade collection
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