Parenting Blog

At doodleBuckets we know how rewarding parenting can be but at the same time we also understand that it can be quite difficult knowing how best to raise your child. That's why we've created our blog which includes tips for parents just like you. Whether you have questions about your child's physical, mental or emotional development, their interests at certain ages, or any other related questions we've got you covered with a vast amount of information to help guide you through the parenting years.

Latest Blog Posts

How To Buy Safe & Age Appropriate Toys for Children

Toy safety is an oft overlooked issue with a lot parents these days assuming that if a toy is for sale it must be safe... and is certainly certified...

Building a Support Network to Deal with Autism

Learning how to manage your child’s autism diagnosis is no small task. The signs and symptoms of Autism present themselves differently in everyone so there is no one solution...

Sharing Your Child’s Autism Diagnosis with Friends and Acquaintances

When it comes to sharing an autism diagnosis with family members, the biggest question is usually how and when. For most people, it’s a given that their family needs...

How to Share an Autism Diagnosis With Extended Family Members

Sharing an autism diagnosis with extended family members can be difficult for most parents. You’ve just gone through the emotional process of getting your child evaluated and diagnosed with...

How to Handle Your Child’s Autism Diagnosis

According to the CDC, one in 88 children are diagnosed with autism in the U.S. As a parent, that certainly doesn’t make your child’s diagnosis any easier to swallow. It’s...

Autism Test: How to Get Your Child Evaluated for Autism

Many people are familiar with some of the common signs of autism. But receiving a diagnosis for your child is a whole new hurdle to overcome. Unfortunately, there’s no...

How to Recognize the Early Signs & Symptoms of Autism in Children

“Could my child have autism?”. It's a common question more and more parents are asking themselves these days and one you should consider if your intuition tells you something...

Does Birth Order Affect a Child’s Personality Traits?

The vast majority of studies have shown us that birth order affects both our children’s personalities and character traits. There have been a large number of trustworthy books, websites...

Latest Toy and Gift Buying Guides

18 Best Educational Learning Toys for 3 Year olds in 2019

When it comes to educational toys for 3 year olds, it can be an overwhelming experience trying to find the right one. There are so many different kinds available that...

17 Best Baby Alive Dolls: Reviewed for 2019

Are you searching for a Baby Alive Doll for your little one to play with? If so, you'll be glad to hear that you're in the right place. These dolls...

27 Best Educational Learning Toys for 2 Year olds 2019

Are you looking for educational toys for 2 year olds? If so, you'll be glad to hear that you're in the right place. We've researched and reviewed the best toys...

33 Best Gift Ideas for 17 Year Old Girls: Reviewed for 2019

Are you finding it difficult to find gift ideas for 17 year old girls? If so, you're in the right place. We understand how tough it can be trying to...

33 Best Gift Ideas for 17 Year Old Boys: Rated for 2019

Are you struggling to find gift ideas for 17 year old boys? If so, you may be pleased to find that you're in the right place. We've researched the most...

38 Best Gift Ideas for 15 Year Old Boys: Rated for 2019

If you're having a hard time finding the best gift ideas for 15 year old boys, you'll be relieved to hear that you're in the right place. We've researched...

31 Best Gift Ideas for 15 Year Old Girls: Rated for 2019

If you're struggling to come across a gift idea for 15 year old girls, you'll want to read through our review of the best presents that are currently available. Teenage...

32 Best Toys & Gift Ideas for 13 Year Old Boys in 2019

Are you struggling to find gifts for a 13 year old boy? Well, you're not alone! Boys age 13 can be a tricky when it comes to finding presents...

32 Best Toys & Gift Ideas for 13 Year Old Girls: Reviewed for 2019

Finding gift ideas for 13 year old girl can be tricky because there are so many different choices available. Not to mention, discovering a teenage girl's interest can be...

24 Best Minnie Mouse Toys: Reviewed for 2019

With so many Minnie Mouse toys available for babies, toddlers, and older kids, it can feel overwhelming trying to find the best ones for your child. Well, we've researched and...

24 Best Dinosaur Toys for Toddlers & Kids in 2019

Dinosaur toys can not only be a lot of fun for toddlers and older kids to play with, they can also help kids to learn more about them while...

9 Best Kids, Toddler & Baby Pumpkin Costumes in 2019

Finding a high-quality pumpkin costume can be a ton of fun for your little one to wear. They can also look incredibly cute too. However, discovering a costume that's best...

19 Best Princess Dresses & Costumes for Girls in 2019

Are you having a hard time choosing princess dresses for girls? If so, you may be relieved to hear that we've researched and reviewed the best options. Finding a dress...

Best Kids, Toddler & Baby Chicken Costumes in 2019

Chicken costumes can be a ton of fun for kids, toddlers, and babies to dress up in and have a blast for hours. These costumes can be great for...

10 Best Kids & Toddler Lion Costumes: Reviewed for 2019

Role playing and dressing up are incredibly exciting activities for babies, toddlers, and slightly older kids to be involved in. Not only do they have a blast in costumes,...

17 Best Toys for 11 Month Old Baby: Reviewed for 2019

Buying toys for your 11 month old baby can be tricky because there are so many different options available. You want to be sure that you find something for...

15 Best Toys for 10 Month Old Baby: Reviewed for 2019

Are you having a hard time finding toys for 10 month old babies? There are so many different options available that it can feel overwhelming trying to find the...

17 Best Toys for 9 Month Old Baby: Reviewed for 2019

Finding toys for 9 month old babies that help them to work on their developments, become more educated, and think more creatively can be tricky. There are so many different...

17 Best Toys for 8 Month Old Baby: Reviewed for 2019

If you're having a hard time trying to find and choose between the wide variety of toys for 8 month old babies, you'll be glad to hear that you're...

17 Best Toys for 5 Month Old Baby: Reviewed for 2019

Finding the right toys for your 5 month old baby can not only keep them entertained for a long time - they can also help them to develop critical...

9 Best Toddler & Kids Ninja Costumes: Reviewed for 2019

Costumes are a great way for kids to explore and use their imagination. With the influx of ninja cartoons, your little one might be interested in being a ninja....