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Torch Router Helps Parents Manage Their Kids’ Browsing Habits

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With the multitude of devices in most homes these days, it’s a bit of a hassle keeping track of who does what online. But the Torch Router can help conscientious parents keep tabs on their kids habits, as well as limit what they do online.

It’s easy-to-use interface lets you see what sites every device on your network is visiting, how much data they’re using, and how much time they’re spending online. You can set limits on each device’s usage, suspend their ability to connect to the Internet (without affecting the other devices on your network), and block specific sites on a per-device basis

Other features include the ability to pause the Internet altogether during dinner time or bedtime, and is compatible with most home gizmos and gadgets such as iPad, Xbox, Roku, Apple TV, Sonos, and Nest. A detailed report can break time spent online into categories such as social media, education and gaming, so you have a better grasp of your children’s browsing habits. And since this is all done at the router level, you know they won’t be able to erase their history before you get to it.

It’ll cost $200 once it hits retail, but the Kickstarter early-birds can get it for half that price… if the campaign funds. Expect a March 2016 delivery if that happens.

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A Road Legal Little Tikes Cosy Coupe For Not-so-Little Kids


Back in 2013, U.K. Attitude Autos took a Daewoo Matiz and spent 16 weeks customizing it to make it look exactly like a Little Tikes Cosy Coupe. What you see above is the result of that effort, and now, after spending a couple of years appearing at charity events and raising money, the car is up for sale on eBay. It’s fully road legal, and can reach speeds of 70 miles an hour (112.6 km/h). “The eBay page has it listed at £21,500 (about $33,200 USD), down from what Attitude Autos says was the car’s initial appraisal of $46,000 USD.” Keep in mind it’s a stick shift, but that’s at least a couple notches better than having to push it with your feet.


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Infento Rides Provides Kids With Transformable Transportation To Assemble As They Grow


You buy your kid a tricycle, only to realize a couple years later that he’s outgrown the thing and now needs a small bike. Fast forward a couple more years, and the same thing happens again. It’s normal, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Infento Rides offers a completely different approach to this reality: completely reconfigurable and transformable rides that your kids can assemble themselves as they outgrow their current model. Think of it like a Meccano set that your offspring, ages 0-13, gets to ride. “With just a hex key and a couple of hours, an adult and child can make a sledge, a recumbent bike, a trike with a cargo box, and more.” Unlike other similar offerings, Infento provides your child with a huge assortment of builds ranging in assemblage complexity from a few minutes up to six hours. It’s a great activity to do with your kid, and it’ll teach him valuable skills in the process. Prices start at $299, and go up to $599 for the Master Creator Kit, with which you can make up to 11 different rides; this works out to around $55 per ride, so as expensive as it is, you’re still getting plenty of value.


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Budsies Turns Kids’ Artwork Into Plushies


Kids grow up way too fast, don’t they? If they’re still at the stage where they love to draw and doodle, then you can give them the perfect present this year by getting them Budsies. These aren’t your ordinary plush toys, and you can pretty much tell at first glance. The designs are unusual and look like they jumped out from the pages of your kid’s notebook…

That might very well be the case, because Budsies are actually custom made based on drawings and children’s artwork sent in by parents.

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Step Up Kids’ Chair is a High Chair, Stool, and Slide In One

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When you’ve got a kid, you’ll quickly realize that your once-spacious apartment is too small for comfort. A crib there, a playmat there, a high chair in the corner… If moving to a bigger place isn’t an option, then you might want to go for modular furniture like Step Up. It starts out as a high chair, but you can easily transform it into a step stool when you need one and a slide when it’s time for playtime.

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The Planetary Glass Set Is A Great Way To Teach The Kids About The Solar System


The Holidays seem to start earlier every year, don’t they? But yes, it’s apparently time to start thinking about what to buy your loved ones, and what better to do so than by getting your own family a cool set of Planetary Glasses. Sure, if you’ve got young kids, they may not get the same kind of kick out of these as they might from a brand new tablet [inserting token sad commentary about living in a time where small children are gifted tablets], but once they get used to them they’ll actually learn something about our universe. It’s a set of 10 glasses, each made to look like a planet… and yes, apparently Pluto made the cut, although it’s smaller than the others. The Sun is there too, of course, and that one’s a little bigger than the rest. The set will set you back $50, and we think it’s worth every penny.


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Forget Me Not Kid Alarms Reminds You Not to Forget Your Kids

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It happens even to the best of parents. When you’ve got too many things on your mind or are simply in a rush, you tend to do things you’d otherwise never do– like leave your kid in the car. For their safety and well-being and for your peace of mind, you might want to check out Beverly Marketing Management’s Forget Me Not Kid alarm system.

The system can be installed in a matter of minutes and is compatible with most car seats and car models. It’s comprised of a sensor pad and an app that communicates via radio frequency and Bluetooth.

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Toymail Lets Parents Send Voicemail to Their Kids’ Toy


Being a working parent is hard. Aside from missing out on some of your kid’s firsts, it sucks not being able to hang out and bond with your offspring as much as you want to. You can, however, harness the power of modern technology and make them feel your presence one way or another, like with Toymail.

It’s a small, mailbox-shaped toy that lets you send voicemail straight to your kids. The awesome part is that your child can send you messages, too, simply by hitting ‘reply.’

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iSwimband Helps Prevent Kids From Drowning


According to the CDC, “from 2005-2009, there were an average of 3,533 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States — about ten deaths per day.” That’s much too large a number, and if the iSwimband pictured above can help bring it down even just a bit, we’re all for it. This device basically alerts you when it senses that one of your children could be in danger of drowning. There are two models: one is for swimmers and is worn around the head, the other is a wristband for younger kids and those who don’t swim yet. The swimmer’s headband lets kids go in the water, but will alert you on your phone if it senses its been under water for too long. The non-swimmer’s wristband however will immediately ping you if it gets wet. This way you can step away from the pool for a couple of minutes, or read that book, without having to worry that your kid will disobey you and actually get in the water like you told him not to. It’s $99 for a set including the app, and two sensors.

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