Shhh...baby is asleep! Sound and white noise machines are a must-have for little ones and light sleepers. They're an excellent tool to help develop sleeping routines and provide soothing sounds while blocking loud noises to quietly calm your child. Backed by pediatricians and certified sleep specialists, the benefit of introducing a sound machine early on to your infant is to create a, "womb-like white noise that actually activates a calming reflex in the baby, which helps promote sleep," says Dr. Harvey Karp, founder of Happiest Baby and creator of the SNOO Smart Sleeper. "It also reduces waking from outside distractions like noises and lights and internal disturbances like gas and mild hunger."
When shopping for the best machine, parents should be on the lookout for a unit that blocks disturbing sounds, especially during naptime. "Sound machines help drown out the noise we can't control, this is especially important during the daytime when most outside noises occur (i.e. cars driving by, dogs barking etc)," observes Certified Child Sleep Consultant Susete Pinto. However, doctors and sleep professionals caution against keeping a loud sound machine near your sleeping baby. Always maintain the noise levels at 50 A-weighted decibels while never keeping the device too close to the crib. "I generally recommend a noise level similar to what a hair dryer or vacuum might produce," say Dr. Karp.
Sweet as a lullaby and the best method for blocking out boisterous household and outdoor noises, our top picks of sound machines will work to calm even the most restless little sleepers. Get ready to make some noise! Wait, on second thought, let's sound off on comforting white noises to soothe your sweet babe.
Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants which makes an oil with natural aroma. Diffusers allow essential oils to be dispersed in the air for humidifying and aromatherapy purposes. Many parents love how essential oil diffusers and aromatherapy benefits their little ones by helping them sleep calmly, breathe easy or get energized on hectic mornings or while they're studying. Always check the labels of essential oils to make sure they are safe for your child and to find out how much the oil should be diluted for misting or other use. Check out our round up of the best essential oil diffusers for kids from retailers like Walmart, Amazon and Buy Buy Baby.
Name a group of people who need self-care more than moms? We'll wait… You'll be hard-pressed to find a more overworked group of people, so that's why it is essential that moms take some time for self-care. But that's also not as easy as it sounds. A mother's job is never done, between work, school drop-offs, recitals and the other activities kids are involved with these days, by the time mom is alone, she probably won't want to do much but sleep. Luckily, Bobbi Brown, makeup maven, wellness guru and mom, has developed a line of self-care and wellness products that are perfect for busy moms who need a little help taking care of themselves. EVOLUTION_18 products are formulated with clean, high-quality ingredients and give moms a serious boost from within. Not only will they give you gorgeous skin, strong nails and shinier hair, but they will also energize you from the inside out. Moms need to feel their best to do their best and these eight products, which are exclusively available at Walmart, will help them do just that.
Finding the right products to help busy families keep their houses clean can be tough—and finding ones that are environmentally-friendly and made of natural ingredients can be even harder. If you're looking for eco-friendly cleaning products that are safe for families with allergies, small children and pets, check out these great options from Amazon, Walmart, Target and more.
Calling all Marvel fanatics! Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 25th with the remaining superheroes banding together to defeat Thanos once and for all in this conclusion to Avengers: Infinity War. Power up for the eagerly anticipated action adventure with cool collectibles, action figures and gear suitable for superkids of all ages.
Nintendo's latest video game console has taken the gaming world by storm with a wealth of content for everyone from seasoned gamers to younger children. Here are the best age-appropriate Switch games that kids of all ages will enjoy.
From stylish kids' shower curtains to smart bathroom storage ideas, there are tons of products out there to help you transform your child's bathroom into a clean, cute and organized space that's easy for everyone to navigate. Check out the most stylish bathroom accessories, toothbrush holders, step stools, bathroom rugs and more from retailers like World Market, Walmart and Amazon.
Baby cribs can typically range anywhere from the low hundreds to the thousands, but if you're looking to outfit your little one's nursery on a budget, there are some great, wallet-friendly options available. Check out these great cribs, all priced at or under $150, from retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Ikea.
As a first-time parent, you are trying to figure out the best products that make life with baby easier to manage. After all, your life was just turned upside down and all the things you used to rely on before, just won't cut it now with this little person in your life, in fact you will need a whole new set of "stuff" just for the baby. You'll be super sleep-deprived and have lost count of how many diapers you've changed in 24 hours. Being a new parent isn't going to be easy, so anything that will help you along your parenting journey is definitely worth checking out. Babies need a lot of stuff and finding the right stuff can make all the difference from day to day. From finding the perfect temperature for baby's bath to getting rid of nasty boogers (in a way you probably never imaged), these products are multi-purpose and life-changing!
Every parent is in search of the safest products for their baby, and green products designed to save the planet are a perfect pick for little ones while protecting Mother Earth. "When a child is born, their immune systems are exceptionally fragile, so it's pivotal to ease the toxic overload they are exposed to during their developing years," advises Gay Browne, environmental health advisor and author of Living With a Green Heart. "If I can suggest the most important time to jump into your own personal environmental health, it would have to be the moment you decide to become a parent." In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, we've rounded up the best eco-friendly finds to help ease mom and dad's concerns and even reduce baby's carbon footprint.
The Brave Quest Journal is the "Reality Game" for Kids Ages 6-to-12, that unleashes 30-days of awesome for you and your friends! B...ut which of you will win this level? You decide... read more
Jan Brett's intricate illustrations against a beautiful papyrus background make a stunning picture book of a favorite story-this t...ime featuring Noah's granddaughter. As the floodwaters rise, she helps take the animals onto the ark and get them settled down. But it's not easy when giraffes are sleeping next to pandas and lions are curled up with turkeys. Finally the gentle rocking of the ark lulls them all to sleep until the waters recede and Grandpa Noah, his family, and all the animals leave the ark. This simple telling, combined with extraordinary illustrations of every animal imaginable, makes On Noah's Ark perfect for young and old. read more
Pokémon Trainer Black meets White, a Pokémon Trainer who runs a growing talent agency for performing Pokémon. Will Black catch sho...w biz fever too? Meanwhile, mysterious Team Plasma is urging everyone to release their beloved Pokémon into the wild! What are they thinking?! All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga! read more
Have you ever been in a physical or spiritual storm? Well, they are both similar. A physical storm is whereas there are dark cloud...s, thunder and lightning and the sun refuse to shine. There is also rain, and I mean rain, rain, and then more rain. A spiritual storm has some of the same characteristics. The most highly visible difference is that soon the physical storm has passed. A spiritual storm, one may have to weather it much longer. It won't be over until God say that it is. During this time we must praise, pray, and persevere. This is the only way that we will be able to weather the storm. When in the Midst of a Spiritual Storm: Praise, Pray, and Persevere will open our minds to the spirituality of God's work. Whenever we experience these storms God is doing a great work in us and he is taking us to another level in him. The author portrays some of the many storms that she has had to endure as well as those of some biblical characters, and others who she has had contact with. The author guarantees that you will be able to see yourself or those who are close to you in some of these storms. You will be able to also see how storms can be weathered with God's assistance. There are many obstacles in weathering storms and many spiritual disciplines that we must acquire. It is my prayer that we can all learn from this knowledge. read more
Colin is the caretaker of St Ermintrude’s Primary School. Unbeknownst to the pupils and most of the staff, he is also an internati...onal crime fighter who is frequently entrusted with missions which are critical to national security. Fortunately for Colin, he is not alone when tackling the most dastardly criminals in the world; he is enthusiastically supported by a small team of courageous colleagues – Speedy, Crunch and Ratsy. In ‘The Caretaker, the Fish and the Water Closet’, the UK – and, indeed, the world – is once again facing the prospect of total domination by the evil Sardine brothers. £100 million of toffee has been stolen from Number 10 Downing Street, placing the Prime Minister, Timmy Blear, in a very precarious situation. Anticipating being asked to vacate Number 10 by Her Majesty if the situation cannot be resolved, Timmy enlists the help of Colin and the ‘C Team’ to locate the missing toffee … which signals the beginning of an incredible – some would say unbelievable – adventure involving remarkable skills of detection, a home-made helicopter, some yodelling, an impressive escape or two … and a dramatic showdown on the streets of London! read more
This story is about two cats, George and Smokey. Smokey is adventurous and gets into trouble. He is trapped, and his owner doesn't... know where he is. Only George knows. Is this the end of Smokey? Who will come to his aide? Based on a true story. read more
Come join Thomas the Watch-Cat and his best friend, Rabbit Welsh, on the first of their strange adventures! When the meanest human... in their neighborhood finds her garden destroyed she blames the first animal she finds. Thomas isn't so sure though. If the wrong animal has been locked away it's his duty as Watch-Cat to see justice done! Can they find the real culprit in time? The Tales of a Watch-Cat is a series of children's books loosely based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe. Book 1: The Case of the Armadillo pulls from the events of Poe’s short story, The Cask of Amontillado, and helps introduce young readers to the building blocks of theme in literature. read more
This book was written by a creative, curious and clever six year old boy, Joseph Ascencio. The tale is about the turbulent relatio...nship between a cat, dog and evil wizard. The story emphasizes relevant themes which include overcoming obstacles, friendship and second chances. Enjoy this book and help encourage a boy with big dreams. As he, with creativity and persistence, accomplishes his goals. read more
Back Cover: Hilda the cat would have preferred to sleep on the couch all day, but Ashton Black was terribly bored. While his mothe...r went downstairs to wash clothes, Ashton discovered a curious sticker on the ceiling of his apartment and a huge surprise under the cushions of his couch. Never in their wildest dreams could Ashton and Hilda have imagined the spirited adventure ahead of them. The strangest things can happen while mom is in the laundry room! Further description: In this quick-paced adventure for third grade and older Ashton and Hilda discover the magical world of Miya where the villainous cat, Fellen, has deceived many and conspires to capture all. Ashton is befriended by the hero, Prince Startling, joins an army ready to attack Fellen, and finds his first real friends. He also finds his own true identity wielding powers he never knew he had. read more
Excerpt from The Unwilling Vestal: A Tale of Rome Under the CaesarsOn the other hand, after having read it, almost any one will be... likely to imagine that a novel with so startling a heroine and with incidents so bizarre can not possibly be based on any sound and genuine knowl edge of its background; that the author has conjured out of his fantasy not only his plot and chief charac ters, but also their world; that he has created out and out not merely his Vestal, but his, Vestals, their cir cumstances and the life which they are represented as leading; that be has manufactured his local color to suit as he went along.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
An unexpected delivery from the florist points to a secret admirer for Shelby Belgarden, but when an ominous phone call and a dist...urbing email follow, the teenaged sleuth and her family realize that the dangerous obsession of a stalker lies behind them. While the messages become increasingly sinister, the police are unable to uncover the culprits identity, and Shelby finds her world has turned into a nightmare of fear and betrayal. When an arrest is made, it seems that life can return to normal for the Belgarden family, but the stalker proves more cunning than anyone could have imagined. Just when it seems she is safe again, Shelby finds herself at the mercy of a twisted but brilliant mind. Time is running out, and with no one to help her, Shelby must outwit her captor before he can carry out his deadly plan. read more
This is a true story. Chance lived until he was nineteen and a half years old. The vet thought he lost his leg in an accident with... a Metro Train. But this accident didn't stop him enjoying life to the full. This children's book is aimed at 1-4 year olds and I have done all the illustrations. Gill Valentine read more
Allison Catsworth discovers she has a problem... While falling to her death she sees not her life flash before her eyes but her re...flection. A moment of fear brings about transformation into a cat that enables her to land on all four paws, which saves her life. Yet it is in that moment, that everything for Ally changes. A search for answers leads to hypnotic life regression, where she discovers past lives of a lab assistant connected to World War II and feline DNA that is changing her own DNA. While dodging the press and various cults she starts ticking down her ‘nine lives’ in hopes of finding the answers and the solutions to this mystery before her time is up. read more
An adventure story about greed, rebellion, and finding allies in the most unlikely places. The Queen and the Nobody Boy is the sta...nd-alone follow-up to the award-winning middle grade novel, The Traveling Restaurant. Hodie is the unpaid odd-job boy at the Grand Palace in the Kingdom of Fontania. Fed-up, he decides to leave and better himself in the South. But the young Queen, 12-year-old Sibilla, is fed-up, too, because of gossip about her lack of magical ability. She decides to go with him, insisting he go north to get his mother's bag back from the Emperor of Um'Binnia. read more
Thomas Wylder dreams of adventure but cannot escape the drudgery of life with his grumpy Aunt. A fortuitous meeting with Captain B...uccaneer Bill, a legendary pirate with a taste for adventure and a distaste for runny eggs, soon changes Thomas' life forever. Joining the crew of the notorious ship the Howling hawk, Thomas gets an education in pirating and adventure beyond anything he ever imagined. He soon learns that adventure on the high seas is not only dangerous but can test the boundaries of time and space as the Howling Hawk is transported into the future by mysterious forces. Can Buccaneer Bill, Thomas and his crew mates survive these treacherous and confusing times? Buccaneer Bill and the Storm in a Cat's Eye is the first book in the Buccaneer Bill series of books. read more
Harry is a friendly, rather large, Tabby cat who's just moved into Eighty-Nine Pavilion Way. As he drifts into sleep, he meets som...e interesting new friends and ends up in some funny situations... read more
Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increa...singly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. read more
Eduardo and his family live in a small town in Ecuador, not far from the Amazon rainforest. The rainforest is an important part of... their lives. Each month Eduardo and his father travel by river from their town to the rainforest. There, using just a basket and a machete, they gather Brazil nuts. They are castañeros and this is how they earn their living. But the rainforest is not only important to the castañeros; it is home to many exotic species of plants, birds, and mammals, including two playful tamarins that Eduardo has named Tuki and Moka. So although it is difficult work being a castañero, Eduardo looks forward to his visits to the rainforest so he can play with his two friends. But one night, the peace of the forest is threatened by poachers, animal traffickers who illegally capture and then try to sell some of the birds and animals. Can Eduardo save his friends? read more
G. A. Henty (1832–1903) wrote vastly popular, carefully researched books about fictional youngsters who lived during critical peri...ods of history. In this exciting volume, he provides a thrilling glimpse of the struggle between Great Britain and Spain for supremacy of the high seas, as seen through the eyes of a sixteenth-century teenager, Ned Hearne.Along with three friends, young Ned is swept up in one adventure after another as he accompanies the daring English mariner Francis Drake on amazing voyages of discovery across the Pacific. An eyewitness to the great naval battle between the English fleet and the Spanish Armada, Ned has firsthand views of England's rise as the world's most powerful sea-going nation. A rousing, old-fashioned tale of ruthless life on the high seas, Under Drake's Flag introduces today's young readers to one of yesteryear's most widely read authors — a writer whose many talents earned him the title Prince of Storytellers. read more
Telling the story of the work of one highly talented and generous artist, this book details the paper sculptures left on a table i...n the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh. One day in March 2011, staff noticed a wonderful sculpture, carved from paper and read more
Penny Parker starred in a series of 17 books written by Mildred A. Wirt Benson and published from 1939 through 1947. Penny was a h...igh school sleuth who also occasionally moonlighted as a reporter for her father's newspaper. Benson favored Penny Parker over all the other books she wrote, including Nancy Drew. Her obituary quoted her as saying, "I always thought Penny Parker was a better Nancy Drew than Nancy is," Mrs. Benson said in 1993. read more
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This collection of Poe's finest stories comprises all the terrifying and bewildering tales that typify his work. All of Poe's Augu...ste Dupin stories appear alongside the Gothic horror The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Premature Burial, and what is perhaps his most enduring work The Fall of the House of Usher. Never was there an illustrator whose work was more perfectly suited to the work of Poe - Rackham's ethereal blend of the gruesome with the sublime seem destined to cloth Poe's chilling tales. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children.About the Author: Edgar Alan Poe (1809-1849) was an American poet, writer and literary critic who belonged to the Romantic Movement. He contributed greatly to the genres of horror and science fiction and his psychologically thrilling tales earned him considerable fame during his lifetime and after his death. Perhaps his most enduring works are his tales of mystery and the macabre. Whilst his first work, Tamerlane and Other Poems was published in 1827 in relative obscurity, it was the publication of The Raven and Other Poems in 1845 that brought him instant success.About the Illustrator: Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was one of the premier illustrators of the early 20th Century. He illustrated many books, the first of which was published in 1893. His humour, romance and soul made him the leading illustrator of the early twentieth century and his work is to be found in versions of almost every classic from Hansel and Gretel to The Tempest, from The Pied Piper to Peer Gynt. Characteristic of his work are gloomy forests of sinuous trees, nubile fairy maidens, and unsightly ogres and trolls. Throughout his career, he developed a very individual style that was to influence a whole generation of children, artists and other illustrators. His haunting humour and dreamlike romance add to the enchantment and fantasy of children's literature. read more
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*This Book is annotated (it contains a detailed biography of the author). *This book has been checked and corrected for spelling e...rrors. The Master Key was one of Baum's earliest full length fantasy books for children, published in 1901 just one year after The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The protagonist, Rob, while experimenting in his workshop, accidentally summons up an electrical fairy who presents him with electrical devices so advanced as to seem magical. His gifts include a flying contraption, a stun gun, and something resembling an omniscient portable TV set. Rob travels the world, rendering assistance to European heads of state and narrowly escaping disaster at the hands of “primitive” cannibals, Turks and Tatars, pirates, and evil scientists who try to steal his inventions. read more
In this retelling of the classic fairy tale, a kitten called Cat climbs to the top of an enormous beanstalk where he uses his quic...k wits to outsmart a giant dog and make his and his mother's fortune. Includes a note on the history of the tale. read more