Toy and Product Reviews

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Kathryn the grapeREVIEW GUIDELINES

San Diego Family Magazine runs product reviews based on these categories:

Dads & Grads in June

Home & garden: January, April

Pregnancy and babies: July (with possible updates in May & October)

Seasonal products (Easter, Halloween, Christmas, etc.) during the month of that holiday.

Toys, gifts and games: four times per year in June, July, November and December


Toys and products are reviewed by teachers, daycare providers, parents and children. Items that receive the highest ratings will be included in our published review or included in our online review. We request two identical samples, one for review, the other for donation to local charities and children's organizations or used for promotional purposes.

For toy reviews, please contact Linda Bay at for deadlines and guidelines before submitting samples.


Once or twice a year we review items for home (small appliances), family camping, kids snacks, healthy snack alternatives, baby items, home organizing tools, school supplies, etc. Our focus is on items that make life easier (or just better!) for parents and families.

Plan on your item reaching our offices 10 weeks prior to the issue you're interested in being considered for. A submission does not guarantee publication/promotion.

To have your product considered for review, send a sample, product information (including retail sales price, availability, website and high-res product images via flash drive or email), contact's name, email and mailing address to:

Lisa Gipson, Managing Editor
San Diego Family Magazine
1475 Sixth Avenue, 5th Fl.
San Diego, CA 92101

Product samples are not returned. If your product is chosen for review, we will notify you and provide a link to where the review appears.