The consensus at Cool Mom Picks headquarters is that we don’t love licensed character products as a first choice for gifts. The only problem is, our kids generally do. So being the lovingparentsthat we are, we’ll occasionally cross the line to make our kids happy — or in this case, totally indebted to us for life.
I’m talking about the personalized videos from Kideo. Send them a picture of your child along with his or her name and pronunciation, and they’ll hook your little oneup with a personalized dvd featuring your kid starring alongside friends like Spiderman, Arthur, or D-D-D-Dora.
Let’sjust say that hearing Dora and Boots say my daughter’s name elicited the biggest smile I’ve seen on her face known to man. That’s worth $39.95 and a slight decline in any hipster mommy cred right there. -Kristen