Category Archives: new

The perfect travel toy for toddlers and preschoolers

We found it! The ideal travel toy for toddlers and preschoolers. It can be hard, we know — you need something quiet, portable, no-mess and very, very engaging. Well — this is it. Water Wow from Melissa and Doug. Check out the video to see how it works:


Aquarelle watercolor kits have stolen our hearts

If you follow this blog, or know us at all, you’ll know that we are mildly obsessed with liquid watercolors. OK. Not mildly. Majorly obsessed.

Now we have a new love — liquid watercolor KITS from Ravensburger called Aquarelle. Each kit has one or more watercolor “canvases” that are pre-treated with thin wax resist lines — as you paint, the wax keeps the watercolor where you want it, and defines the subject of the painting. It’s SO FUN, and great for learning about color mixing.

Here’s a dolphin painting Susan F is working on — all done except the fish.

Aquarelle dolphin kit by Ravensburger

Aquarelle dolphin kit by Ravensburger

New: all-natural paints from Glob are made in the USA

Glob all-natural art materials are made in the USA

Yesterday we unpacked a very exciting box — all-natural paints from Glob! They’re made in the USA and they’re earth friendly and beautiful. Check ’em out on our website here.

Or, visit the store and see them in person!

Glob paints at Pufferbellies

Moulin Roty Capucine Bunnies

They’re here! New to the United States in 2013, Moulin Roty Capucine bunnies are perfect for an Easter basket, a baby gift, or just because.

moulin roty capucine bunnies

Moulin Roty Capucine Bunnies

American-made toys at Pufferbellies: A Wish Come True dress-ups

We were at a toy show in Baltimore a few weeks ago, and it was the end of the last day. We were tired and sort of dazed, and we wandered into the A Wish Come True booth … it was like wandering into fairyland. All our resistance fell away, and we had to get one of everything. Well, almost everything

Now that they’re here in the store, we are even MORE  head-over-heels for these gorgeous dress-ups. AND, they’re made right here in the USA — Bristol, Pennsylvania, to be exact. They have enough poof, sparkle and shine to satisfy pretty much any little princess-wannabe. Plus, they’re beautifully made. Amazing materials, flawless construction, the works. We just know you’re going to love them.

A Wish Come True dress-ups

A rack full of puffy, sparkly goodness from A Wish Come True at Pufferbellies

New from the makers of Sophie! Sophie So’Pure Ball Set and Sophie So’Pure Block Set

Our favorite French giraffe, Sophie, now has more company in our store! Today we got our first shipment of the new So’Pure rubber balls and rubber blocks. They are soooo squeezy, y’all. Babies are going to love ’em.

Like Sophie herself, they’re made in France from 100% natural rubber.

Sophie the Giraffe So'Pure Ball Set

Sophie the Giraffe So’Pure Ball Set

Sophie the Giraffe So'Pure Rubber Block Set

Sophie the Giraffe So’Pure Rubber Block Set

Chewbeads are back!

Over the last few weeks, we’d gotten dangerously low on Chewbeads — and that’s not a good place to be when you’re talking about one of the more popular new lines we’ve brought into the store in the last year or so. But never fear; Chewbeads are back in force!

Since we first started stocking them at Pufferbellies last fall, Chewbeads have become one of our most popular baby-shower gifts. Moms love to wear them and babies really love to chew them. They’re dishwasher safe and completely nontoxic, since they’re made from 100% silicon — the same material used for many pacifiers and bottle nipples.  Plus they come in gorgeous colors!

To top it all off, Chewbeads necklaces were recently redesigned with knotted cords to make them less likely to snag in the wearer’s hair. Hooray!

Chewbeads at Pufferbellies

Chewbeads at Pufferbellies