Have an L.O.L. Surprise! superfan in your life? We bet you do! The tiny big-eyed dolls have become one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. In fact, the range of merchandise featuring the mini figures goes far beyond the basic ball. From the new L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise set to L.O.L. Surprise! Pets to sparkly accessories and trendy fashions, we've uncovered the coolest items any L.O.L.-loving kid will totally flip for. Many of our picks are available from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target — but you better act quick because these toys are flying off the shelves. It's no mystery who will win Christmas this year by wrapping up these fun surprises for the kiddos!
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics Childhood Sleep Guidelines, infants should sleep between 12 to 16 hours, while growing toddlers should grab between 11 to 14 hours of shut-eye. That's why picking the perfect crib mattress is key for a good night (and naptime) slumber for your little lamb.
While there are several factors to consider when choosing a crib mattress and setting up a safe sleep environment for your child. Parents should select "a firm mattress that is made for the crib, meaning perfect in size with a tight-fitting sheet," suggests S. Daniel Ganjian, MD, a pediatrician at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. "There should be no space between the mattress and the sides of the crib."
And other than a fitted sheet, there shouldn't be anything in the baby's bed, particularly during the first year. "The most common mistake that parents make is putting something in the crib besides a tightly swaddled baby," says Gina Posner, MD, a pediatrician at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, CA. "There should be no stuffed animals, no crib bumpers and no sleep positioners. Just make sure it is a new crib that is up to current standards."
Dr. Ganjian also advises against using an old crib and mattress. "Hand me downs used to be great, but now you really have to watch out for them, since many have been recalled or are dangerous because there is some subtle defect that you might not be aware of."
In celebration of Sleep Awareness Week, we've rounded up our top picks of comfy, crib mattresses with quality features to ensure that tired newborns and tots transitioning to a toddler bed sleep like babies so Mom and Dad can rest a whole lot easier.
Whether you want to read along with your child or gift it to a kid who's too shy to ask questions, books can be a great resource for teaching children about their changing bodies, relationships and emotions. From sexual education and child development experts, real parents and the help of real children, these are the best books about sexuality and the human body for children of all ages, from retailers like Amazon, Target and Walmart.
Subscription boxes are the perfect gift for the fun-loving kiddos in your life. With options including everything from science to cooking, kids will love receiving their very own monthly packages filled with fun activities and toys. Don't know which subscription to choose? Read on to discover 12 of our favorites.
If your little one is finally outgrowing baby toothbrushes, you may want to consider finding an electric toothbrush for toddlers. Electric toothbrushes can make brushing more fun and more convenient for kids. Plus, they have powerful heads that clean faster and more efficiently than manual toothbrushes. We talked to New York City's Leading Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Lana Rozenberg, DDS, about the most important features to look for and rounded up the best, affordable products from brands like Oral-B, Colgate, Philips and more.
There are times when we don't want glitter or ruffles or confusing designs splattered all over our kids' clothes. That's why we love Primary. Their clothes are basic and simple and can be worn over and over again. Another reason we love Primary? They're also making Halloween easy by inspiring parents to take matters into their own hands to create clever and adorable DIY Halloween costumes without having to pick up a needle and thread. Best of all, the costumes can have a second life—the hoodie your little guy wore for his dragon costume can be the same hoodie he wears to school the following week — minus the scales, of course. Scroll to see our favorite Primary DIY costume picks, along with details on how to make them and where to buy the essential pieces.
Talk about a throwback! These classic toys truly stand the test of time while managing to still capture active minds and imaginations. Check out our roundup of retro toys that easily compete in today's digital age without all of the bells and whistles. Parents, get ready to revisit your childhood and reminisce about fun games and activities that not only never grow old but make you want to be a kid again. Check out some of our perennial favorites you can find at Walmart, Amazon and Target now.
Whether daylight savings time has the mom in your life feeling a little out of funk or she's just been meaning to catch up on sleep since entering motherhood, she deserves a little TLC. But if going to a spa doesn't fit into your schedule or budget, there are still plenty of luxe products and treatments to let you pamper yourself at home. From restorative moisturizing hair masks to indulgent, fragrant body oils, there's something for every mom to enjoy, from retailers like Amazon, Nordstrom and Crabtree & Evelyn.
You don't have to settle for slippers or questionable-looking sneakers to get comfortable footwear for pregnancy. Pregnancy can cause aches and pains through your whole body, plus swollen feet and joint pain from carrying around the added weight of your unborn baby. Look for shoes with sturdy construction, cushioned insoles, tons of traction and slip-on design to make dressing your feet while expecting easier than ever. Check out our roundup of the cutest and comfiest shoes for pregnant mamas from stores like Zappos, Clarks and Amazon.
How do you know if your tween or child is ready for her first bra? It depends — companies make training bras for girls ages 5 or 6 up to teenage sizes. All girls develop at different rates, and it's up to each girl and her family to decide when it's time to go first-bra shopping. Some good indicators that your girl has reached training bra age is that she's expressing interest in getting one. Beginning with lightly lined bras is an easy way to introduce girls to the basics of dressing as an adult, and it's OK to let her practice (or "train") even if she isn't quite ready for the real thing. Even if your girl hasn't let you know she's in the market for a bra, it might be time to buy her first bra if she's noticeably developing, experiencing pain from lack of support or starting to be active in sports. We've rounded up great training bras for tweens, from sports bras to bralettes, from retailers like Walmart, Target, Justice and Yellowberry.
ID 2162C Knit Style Butterfly Patch Garden Bug Fairy Embroidered IronOn Applique. New embroidered iron on patch. Size is approxima...tely 1 1/2" wide and 1" tall. read more
Specifications:Great to iron it on your own cloth, jacket, jean, cap, T-shirt and etc.Not only can be a patch, but also can be a c...ool decoration.Can be sewed or ironed directly.Type: AppliqueMaterial: ClothQuantity: 9 Pcs/1 SetFeatures: Badge Style,... read more
(Iron-on only) heat seal on your patch,Heat iron to 400 degress/cotton setting on your iron. Pre-heat fabric where the patch is to... be placed for 10-20 seconds.Place heat seal side of patch on the garment and cover with a fine cloth. read more
ALEX Toys DIY Wear Infinity Jewelry
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ALEX Toys DIY Wear BFF Jewelry
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ALEX Toys DIY Wear Knit and Wear teaches kids to knit! Create a gorgeous scarf or a funky hat while mastering skills that will las...t a lifetime! Thick yarn and easy-to-hold chunky, wooden needles makes learning fast and easy for beginner knitters! Includes 4 skeins of yarn (17 yds.), 2 chunky wooden knitting needles and easy instructions. Recommended for children 7 years of age and older. read more
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ALEX Toys DIY Wear Paint & Sparkle Galaxy Jewelry
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ALEX DIY Pom Tassler lets a craft-loving fashionista spin yarn into pom poms and tassels super-fast. Make fashion accessories, key...chains, toys and so much more. Your pom poms and tassels will always be the perfect color to match any project because you... read more
ALEX Toys Craft Iron and Wear Rad Patches lets you decorate clothing, backpacks, hats or anything wearable, with fun and stylish p...atches. Express personality and create one-of-a-kind fashion pieces. Needles and colorful embroidery floss are included to add stitch designs to your creation and compliment your project. It includes 12 polyester/cotton iron-on patches, denim pouch, two colors of cotton embroidery floss, silver polyester embroidery floss, two needles and easy instructions. Recommended for children eight years of age and older. read more
Kids will always be on time and in style with the Watch It! Kit. The Watch It! Kit comes with seven different fashionable bands, s...o kids will always have a watch band to coordinate with their outfits. Younger kids getting excited about learning how-to... read more
ALEX Toys Craft Iron and Wear Rad Patches lets you decorate clothing, backpacks, hats or anything wearable, with fun and stylish p...atches. Express personality and create one-of-a-kind fashion pieces. Needles and colorful embroidery floss are included to... read more
ALEX Toys Craft Fuzzy Wuzzy Knitting
ALEX Toys Craft Wrap and Layer Headbands let you create hair accessories that are as unique as you are. Slide, layer, wrap and sti...ck the supplied decorations to your band to create something only you could imagine. Give them as gifts to your friends and relatives or wear them out to make everyone jealous. The kit includes eight polyester satin headbands, two stretchy polyester headbands, eight polyester flowers, four rubber bands, five polyester ribbons, polyester rainbow shoelace, two polyester easy-attach loops with sticky felt, 86 sticky gems, slide-on gem stem, two polyester easy-attach ribbon snaps, six pieces of polyester mesh tulle, three polyester felt shapes, six pieces of polyester sticky felt and easy instructions. Recommended for children six years of age and older. read more
ALEX Toys Craft DIY # Jewelry keeps you trending without being online! Create necklaces, earrings, bracelets and a ring with emoji...’s and hashtag sayings. Wear the @parties, wear them @school or even @themall! They look amazing in a selfie! The kit includes 12 silver charms, 2 gem stickers, 4 faux leather cords, ball chain, chain bracelet, 14 stickers, 6 metallic beads, 2 earring hooks, 6 jump rings, adjustable metal ring, adhesive foam sticker, 6 epoxy stickers. Recommended for children 8 years of age and older. read more
Your T-shirts, totes, bandanas, socks, jeans and much more are just screaming for The Silk Screen Factory. Add flowers, butterflie...s, hearts, fruit and much more with the included 14 stencils and four inks (green, blue, yellow and red). This kit contains a Silk Screen Factory Machine, 14 plastic stencils, four 1-fluid-ounce tubes of silk screen ink, foam squeegee, bandana, four reusable silk sheets and easy-to-follow instructions. Contents may vary. This kit conforms to ASTM F963 and D4236. It's the easy way to silk screen! Just snap the silk sheets into the plastic printing frame, slide in a precut stencil and print. This kit contains all the tools and supplies you need, including a fabric bandana to get you started. Make permanent designs on clothes or even print on paper to make your own custom cards and posters. read more
ALEX Toys Craft Iron & Wear Rad Patches lets you decorate clothing, backpacks, hats or anything wearable, with fun and stylish pat...ches! Express personality and create one-of-a-kind fashion pieces. Needles and colorful embroidery floss are included to add stitch designs to your creation and compliment your project. Includes 12 polyester/cotton Iron-on patches, denim pouch (8” x 4.5”), 2 colors of cotton embroidery floss (4.4 yds), silver polyester embroidery floss (4.4 yds), 2 needles and easy instructions. Recommended for children 8 years of age and older. read more
ALEX Toys DIY Wear Friendship Wheel
ALEX Toys Do-it-Yourself Wear Watch It Kit:Kit includes 7 different durable bands and 1 quartz movement watch in a stainless steel... case that is also water resistantGreat way to get younger kids excited about learning how to tell timeOlder kids love this stylish setWatch bands are a variety of bright colors — something to match any outfitWon the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio's Platinum Award read more