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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Fill up those Easter baskets!



Okay, we at Whoa, Momma! get all kinds of product solicitations every day. Some we write about because they seem helpful. Others we cast by the wayside. Here are a couple that fall into that first category and could help those of you who might still be on the lookout for something different to put in your kid's Easter basket. And, if you are like me, you are always looking for something other than candy to place atop the fake grass.

Mom_HersheyUSB You'll want to make sure the kids -- and some dads -- don't try to bite into this one. Hershey's Miniatures Memory Sticks and Sweet Assortments look like the bite-size candy bars we all love but they are actually thumb drives to let your kids save their favorite pix, music, schoolwork or more. They come in Hershey's chocolate, Twizzlers and Bubble Yum (those have 1GB, 2GB and 4GB versions) and Krackel and Mr. Goodbar (each with 1GB and 2GB versions). They sell for $14.99 to $29.99 and are available at Best Buy. Just make sure they know it isn't the real deal or you'll be heading off to the dentist.

Last Christmas, we did a toy test and Momma Amy Hollyfield wrote about the huge-mondo Kota the Mom_pterodactyl Triceratops from Playskool. Well, at $300 that was a lot of dinosaur. But now, you can grab Kota and some of his little pals that will fit inside an Easter basket, not become a piece of furniture in your house. Kota & Pals Hatchlings are for ages 3 and up and give your kids the chance to have their own baby dinosaur. We love the pterodactyl which flaps it's wings and cries out when you put your finger in his mouth. Thank goodness he's not real! The pterodactyl, T Rex, stegosaurus and Kota all sell for$18.99 and are available at most department stores. And if you still think you want big Kota, just saw him here for $200. But he won't fit in the Easter basket.

Mom_teacuppup Let your little girl unleash her inner Paris Hilton (or maybe not) with this Fur Real Friends Teacup Pup. When you touch the pup's back, she moves her head and barks. And she fits in her own carrying purse. In fact, throw a small chocolate bunny, eggs or jelly beans in the bag with the dog and use that as the basket. Then you kill two birds with one stone. The pup retails for $21.99.

Finally, if you are searching for Easter basket goodies under $10, check out our friends at Yahoo Shine who have a whole list that won't break your wallet but will make the Easter Bunny look good on Sunday morning.

-- Sherry Robinson

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:00am]


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