Turn playtime into a fun teaching moment with classic, colorful Montessori toys for your tot designed to stimulate, promote creativity and develop fine motor skills. Parents will love the PVC-free materials, and kids will enjoy a hands-on learning experience playing and mastering new skills by building, sorting, counting and learning to tie, button and snap. Check out our roundup of the best Montessori toys (all under $35!) that are guaranteed to have imaginations running wild without all the bells and whistles of electronics.
Pregnancy can come with a lot of aches and pains — especially in the final months when the weight of your precious baby belly may become hard for your body to support. Belly bands and maternity belts work by lifting the belly and redistributing the weight on your stomach, pelvis, back, hips and spine more evenly. Your exhausted body will appreciate any one of these supportive and comfortable maternity bands, plus some can be worn all pregnancy long and may even double as postpartum belts. Scroll through our selection of helpful pregnancy products and accessories from Amazon, Target, Motherhood Maternity and more.
So, your baby wants a fur baby, but they're just not ready for the real deal? Don't fret — get them a FurReal Pet! These imaginative, interactive plush animals continue their reign as one of the top-selling Christmas toys for kids in 2018. These fuzzy favorites were tops last year, and with their superior range of options, sound-and-movement combinations and adorable features, we predict they'll charm you — and Santa too! The FurReal pack includes cuties like StarLily the Unicorn, Ricky the Trick-Lovin' Pet, Ivory the Playful Tiger and many more. Amazon and Walmart both have FurReal Pets in stock at the moment, but some of the best-sellers are getting shopped-and-adopted fast. We say maybe don't wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, especially since you can get such sweet deals on these FurReal Pets now.
As a child, did you pretend to live in a castle by arranging old blankets over the couch and chairs? There was something so fun about sitting underneath mom's old sheets. Now think how much more awesome it would be to actually have a bed that looks like a mini house! Enter the toddler house bed, also known as a Montessori floor bed.
These beds are exactly what they sound like: Picture a house-shaped frame above the mattress, complete with windows, a door and a kitchen (OK, just kidding about the kitchen). But now picture your little angel's precious head resting underneath one of these magical creations.
While this may seem like a cool, new way to sleep, the floor bed concept actually dates back to the early 20th century teaching philosophy called the Montessori Method, which focuses on placing everything a child needs to learn and explore at the child's level. So, by placing their bed on the floor, you give children independence and a chance to learn on their own terms.
Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite toddler house beds that are ready to take up residence in dreamland.
Still sorting out how to balance your new bun in the oven with an old workout routine? Well, the timing is perfect to put high-tech fitness trackers to the test to monitor safe prenatal exercises, heart rates and sleep patterns while staying healthy and fit for the next nine months (and beyond, of course!). New moms must keep moving for optimal well-being, suggests G. Thomas Ruiz, MD, OB/GYN Lead at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California. "We encourage expectant women to engage in exercise or physical activity on a regular basis throughout their pregnancy," he advises. "Women who are physically active during pregnancy tend to have smaller babies, which most women who are pushing out a kid don't mind." But what about the anxieties of pregnant moms who fear the harmful effects of radiation from such devices? "There has never been a study to demonstrate that background radiation from a cell phone or a Bluetooth device has had a deleterious effect on the outcome of pregnancy," says Dr. Ruiz. "There has been no data to determine it. We do ultrasounds on a regular basis, which is sending sound energy to the baby so we can do diagnostic work, and that is at a much higher level of energy than a cell phone. It's never been shown to demonstrate harmful effects towards the baby or the pregnancy. So moms can use their trackers to their heart's content." So stay strong and count on, Mama! From Fitbit to Bellabeat, here are are our best picks to keep new moms stepping out in style.
Moms-to-be deserve to feel sexy, too! That's why we hunted down these gorgeous pieces of maternity lingerie, from silky chemises to stunning lace maternity underwear. No more ankle-length mumus, 4-inch wide bra straps and granny panties — you've still got it, mama! Here are some of our favorite sexy, high-quality and, yes, comfortable pieces of maternity lingerie from retailers like Nordstrom, A Pea in the Pod, Motherhood Maternity and more.
Homework can be a stressful affair for everyone involved. Juggling after-school activities, meal prep and housework, it often takes a village to get reading assignments, flashcards and worksheets completed at a decent hour. We've yet to find out how to make schoolwork magically disappear altogether, but we can tip parents off on how to make the situation more manageable. Here's how to create a quiet, supervised and streamlined area where kids can study at home.
Fingerlings were one of the hottest toys last holiday season. In fact, they were so popular that Fingerlings Minis and even Fingerlings keychains soon followed. But this year, Fingerlings HUGS are at the top of every kid's wish list and one of the best Christmas toys of 2018. The adorable interactive plushies feature long arms that can wrap around your kid for a cuddle, and they also give kisses, giggle, repeat after your child and — whoops! — pass gas. The collection includes animals such as a unicorn and sloth, but we have to say that Fingerlings monkeys Boris and Bella might just be the cutest toys ever. While you'll likely find sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on these cute critters on toy store shelves across the country, there are even better deals — and exclusive animals! — available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target now. So, stop arguing with your little one about whether they're getting a real puppy or kitten, and tell them Santa might just deliver a monkey, sloth or unicorn pal instead! Shop the Fingerlings collection below.
The diaper bag. It is a necessary part of parenthood, from baby's first few days in this world well into what may be their toddler years. It can seem daunting at first to try and determine what defines "must-have" versus "meh, maybe not" on-the-go gear. That's why we've rounded up our favorite diaper bag essentials, from a few ideas as to what to pack in a diaper bag for the hospital to what might even be a bit of a "bonus" for mom and dad. Speaking of, not much differs when it comes to diaper bag essentials for dad or mom, but guys on the go may appreciate a diaper bag backpack or duffle of their very own. You know, to avoid potential paisley prints or darling designs perhaps less desired by some dudes.
It's about that time: Ice, ice baby! There's a chill in the air, the winter months are upon us and ice skating rinks across the country are opening their gates. This, of course, keeps kids busy outside with friends while parents are bustling around buying holiday gifts, readying the house for guests and more. Ice skating is not only a great sport but also one of the best outdoor activities and winter weather pastimes for families. Whether your kid is a beginner or a star athlete, a boy or a girl, a figure skater or a hockey player, or just having fun with friends at the local frozen pond, here are the coolest ice skate styles from Amazon, Target, L.L. Bean and Urban Outfitters that any kid will covet.
Each package contains a Baby Crib Mobile Bed Bell Holder Arm Bracket and a Wind-up Music Box and toys. This handmade baby crib mob...ile plays light music to help your baby easily fall asleep. Easy operation and convenient to use, it will rotate while playing music. Each mobile plays Only One soothing pure and light song. Keep baby calm and happy, with this mesmerizing mobile. It is an essential product for baby and nursery. The toys are made from nonwoven fabric. Please note: Can be customized, please contact us about the colors you like, otherwise we will ship the item in original color to you. Easy operation and convenient to use. Keep baby calm and help your baby easily fall asleep. Entertains your baby and encourages important developmental skills. Height: 67cm/26.38 inches. Each mobile plays Only One soothing pure and light song. Can be customized, please contact us about the size you need, otherwise we will ship the item in original size to you. read more
Each package contains a Baby Crib Mobile Bed Bell Holder Arm Bracket and a Wind-up Music Box and toys. This handmade baby crib mob...ile plays light music to help your baby easily fall asleep. Easy operation and convenient to use, it will rotate while playing music. Each mobile plays Only One soothing pure and light song. Keep baby calm and happy, with this mesmerizing mobile. It is an essential product for baby and nursery. The toys are made from nonwoven fabric. read more
This handmade crib dreams mobile definitely captures and holds your baby's attention while they settle down into the crib or awake... from sleep. With the pleasant music, it will keep baby calm and content. Adorable, colorful design, made of Non-woven fabric, is a good cribDecoration and perfect for your baby. Dimensions: the height is about 67cm read more
Each package contains a Baby Crib Mobile Bed Bell Holder Arm Bracket and a Wind-up Music Box and toys. This handmade baby crib mob...ile plays light music to help your baby easily fall asleep. Easy operation and convenient to use, it will rotate while playing music. Keep baby calm and happy, with this mesmerizing mobile. It is an essential product for baby and nursery. The toys are made from nonwoven fabric. read more
Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes will introduce your baby to the joys of music. The center button is large enough for small hands an...d toggles through seven high-quality classical melodies. Colorful lights dance across the screen to each song, captivating your baby's attention. This Baby Einstein toy has an adorable smiling caterpillar bead chaser handle that makes it easy for little hands to hold and take anywhere. A volume switch features several options that allows you to easily adjust the sound level. read more
Baby discovers 7 classical music tunes with a press of the button Watch the lights dance with each note Includes a volume button R...equires two AA batteries (included) Soft, multi textured developmental Baby Einstein octopus Babies can hug the octopus to hear a Baby Einstein melody and explore the textures for tactile development Colorful stitched satin patches on velour legs promote baby's understanding of color through repetition Language selector switch to choose English, Spanish or French;3 classical melodies Great for curious kiddos aged 3 to 36 months This ball is easy for little fingers to bend and squeeze-our soft, flexible plastic is easy to wipe clean and BPA-free Rock & roll! Listen to the rattle sounds when you roll or sh-sh-shake it! Can you help your little one discover all the colors and shapes on the ball? read more
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Now there is baby's own MP3 player for introducing music. The center button toggles through 7 classical melodies, while colorful l...ights dance across the screen to each song. read more
The best-selling Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy is your little musician's opening act. It's important to give your bab...y toys that play music to foster music appreciation at a young age. With Take Along Tunes, babies can use large buttons to toggle their way through recreated classical masterpieces from Chopin to Mozart and more. This small and lightweight design makes it easy for babies to tote their favorite tunes on-the-go. Colorful lights dance across the screen to the rhythm of each melody, captivating your baby while encouraging both auditory and visual perception. This music-maker is made for little maestros, so the caterpillar handle is easy to grasp. Gender: Unisex. read more
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Great for curious kiddos aged 3 to 36 months Lead-free, BPA-free, and non-toxic; 2 AA batteries are required Little hands can easi...ly grasp and hold the caterpillar handle. 2 AAA batteries included for demo, Works Best With the Recommended Polaroid AAA batteries Block toy is made of BPA-free plastic and has adjustable volume, auto shut-off Kids learning toy has 5 sides that encourage exploration; 4 light-up buttons introduce animal names, animal sounds and shapes Pre-K learning toy has 14 interactive features that develop motor skills; music cube assists babies with sitting up to play read more
This mesmerizing maze of safe, soft, continuous tubes is a perfect baby teething toy Infant toy promotes clutching and two-handed ...play; middle cube contains a pleasing rattle sound Multiple newborn toy award winner, including the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Blue Chip Award Great for curious kiddos aged 3 to 36 months Lead-free, BPA-free, and non-toxic; 2 AA batteries are required Little hands can easily grasp and hold the caterpillar handle. read more
Little ones will jump with delight as they explore the neighborhood with their favorite Baby Einstein friends. Baby Einstein's Tak...e Along Tunes music player features seven classical melodies recreated just for little ears! Large, easy-to-push buttons trigger playback of quality-sounding masterpieces from Chopin, Mozart, and more. As the melodies play, colorful lights dance behind the screen and flashes to the rhythm of each melody to help keep baby engaged. The comfortable caterpillar handle makes it easy for little hands to enjoy classical tunes wherever they go! Take Along Tunes, Baby's First MP3 Player! read more
The Baby Einstein Take Along Discovery Cards Toy will offer your child a functional and fun way to learn some basics. With vibrant... colors and patterns, kids can enjoy checking out all the interesting shades of the cards. The Baby Einstein Discovery cards can be used by little ones from 0 up. Both sets of cards feature shapes and numbers, helping kids to discover and learn in an exciting way. They offer real-life imagery and language discovery in English, French and Spanish. This set contains five unique discovery cards. read more
Set your baby on the road to discovery with their first driving toy. This engaging steering wheel plays 8 classical melodies and f...un car sounds to delight your little driver. Your baby can hear the names of colors and numbers in 3 languages, while pushing the center “horn” activates songs and sounds. By encouraging your baby to tap buttons, turn the wheel and dance to the music and lights, this dynamic take along toy puts the motor in motor skills. read more
Baby Einstein Shapes and Numbers Discovery Cards (Discontinued by Manufacturer) 4432:Contains 5 soft, fabric discovery cards with ...cover that makes crinkle noisesReal life imagery and language discovery in English, French and SpanishBoth sets feature shapes and numbersCan be attached for on the go funTraditional flashcards are made for ages 0 and upMaterial: polypropylene read more
Attaches easily to carriers, children strollers and car-seatsCommon kid-friendly images usedMultiple languages: baby can experienc...e multiple languagesEasy to cleanFabric makes crinkle sound to heighten baby's tactile and auditory experience read more
Great minds start little. It's the perfect first book for baby! Complete with four engaging fabric pages, crinkle sounds, and real...-life imagery. The Baby Einstein Explore ; Discover Soft Book provides a handy link loop that allows you to attach it to car seats, strollers, and more for on-the-go discovery. read more
New twist on a playtime classic. Four soft blocks offer 3D features including crinkle fabric, satin tags, looped knots and jinglin...g sounds for baby to stack and explore. Make playtime meaningful. Each block introduces baby to numbers, letters, and colors. A great way to play and learn with your baby. Baby's First Music Toy. Since it's easy for baby to use, and easy for parents to grab and go, Take Along Tunes is sure to become one of baby's favorite first toys. 7 Classical Songs. Entertain baby with melodies from Mozart, Chopin, Vivaldi & more. Babies love the large buttons and easy-to-grasp handle with fun beads. This Baby Einstein Bestseller is a must-have toy for every baby on-the-go! Features 7 classical melodies and large easy-to-push buttons with volume control. read more
Push Baby Neptune's tummy for short classical melodies and ocean soundsEnriching playtime content in 3 languages (French, Spanish,... and English).Teething and crinkle textures, and real-life imagery. Fins are soft and textured for teething. Attaches to carriers and infant seats for on-the-go entertainment. read more
Music to everyone's ears, this on-the-go musical toy soothes and amuses little ones with a fun tune and shape. Each toy easily att...aches to a stroller or car seat with a clip and comes with a huggable Dumbo plush, a teether and crinkle ears. read more
Find Infant and Toddler Developmental Toys at Target.com! Multiple textures and sounds make this plush Baby Neptune full of entert...ainment! The Baby Einstein Musical Tunes Neptune will delight baby with his musical tummy; baby can press Neptune’s tummy to activate 4 classical melodies and ocean sounds. This dynamic plush toy also features teething and crinkle textures, real-life imagery, and enriching content in 3 languages (French, Spanish, and English). Baby Neptune can also be taken on-the-go so baby can enjoy this plush toy no matter the location! •Push Baby Neptune's tummy for short classical melodies and ocean sounds •Enriching playtime content in 3 languages (French, Spanish, and English). •Teething and crinkle textures, and real-life imagery. •Fins are soft and textured for teething. •Attaches to carriers and infant seats for on-the-go entertainment. read more
Great minds start little. Multiple textures and sounds make this plush Baby Neptune full of entertainment! The Baby Einstein Music...al Tunes Neptune will delight baby with his musical tummy; baby can press Neptune's tummy to activate 4 classical melodies and ocean sounds. This dynamic plush toy also features teething and crinkle textures, real-life imagery, and enriching content in 3 languages (French, Spanish, and English). Baby Neptune can also be taken on-the-go so baby can enjoy this plush toy no matter the location! read more
Mom-approved take-a-long toys. These best-selling toys are ideal for keeping baby happy whenever you are out and about. Baby's Fir...st Music Toy. Since it's easy for baby to use, and easy for parents to grab and go, Take Along Tunes is sure to become one of baby's favorite first toys. 7 Classical Songs. Entertain baby with melodies from Mozart, Chopin, Vivaldi & more. Babies love the large buttons and easy-to-grasp handle with fun beads. Activity ball features fun sounds and lots of tactile activities for keeping little hands busy, like a spinning mirror, rattling beads, bead sliders, and lots of textures to explore. So much to do in one little ball. This amazing ball is easy for little hands to grasp, and loaded with activities to delight baby's senses. read more
Bright Starts Pretty In Pink Tug Tunes is sweet and made just to entertain baby girls on-the-go! This pink, plush owl plays four s...weet melodies when baby pulls on the easy-to-grab handle. The C-link makes it attach easily to carriers, strollers and more. Fun comes first! read more