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.
Summer vacation means one thing: Your yard is about to become a sea of kids' toys that have found a new home in the outdoors. If you're struggling to keep up with the chaos, shop this list of genius finds from Houzz that make staying organized a breeze.
Mastering the art of diapering requires proper instruction, and the right diaper changing accessories. Managing the mess can be downright icky at times, but having the correct sized diaper as well as baby wipes that suit your baby's skin needs, makes all the difference. Be prepared for any and all potential diapering dilemmas—there are sure to be a few—by learning more about your diapering options.
Summer's almost over and it won't be long before it's time to head back to school. But why make your kids spend the last days of vacation in stores when you can do all of your shopping online at Target? Whether you're using Target School List Assist or picking out your own classroom essentials, we've rounded up our favorite Target school supplies that you can shop below.
Unlike a Christmas birthday, which can get easily overlooked during the holiday commotion, a Halloween birthday party is a special unicorn — much like your little princess, superhero or monster. And just like those peanut butter cups you're giving out to trick-or-treaters, Halloween and birthdays are "two great things that go great together!" No need to rack your brain for some far-out theme — costumes and candy are a given. But you can still flex your creativity and choose unique decorations, invitations and much more to make your kiddo's Halloween birthday party a howling success. Keep scrolling for some frightfully fun inspiration.
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.
Show Santa what's up this Christmas when you gift your kids one of these so-cool stocking stuffers under $25. From robot building kits and scented markers to hi-bounce putty and slime monsters, you're sure to win Christmas with one of these great gifts.</p>
From pint-size furniture to decorations that double as playtime favorites, here are some of the best playroom ideas for toddlers
Your child is always studying the world around them. Nurture that desire to learn by exposing them to toys that teach and encourage their rapid growth! Check out these 12 playroom essentials that prove having fun and learning go hand in hand.
Whether you're looking for baby bottles to help prevent colic, sturdy glass baby bottles, soft silicone bottles or something in between — we've rounded up the very best baby bottles for newborns
Thinking of taking a trip to Adventure Bay? Does your little pup squeal with delight whenever her favorite rescue dogs help a friend in need? Whether you're a fan of PAW Patrol or just a parental bystander, those precious pups' paw prints are all over the fabric of your daily life. It's only natural that for your little one's birthday, she'd want to celebrate in a big canine way. So, we dug deep and took to the skies searching for the best PAW Patrol party ideas. Remember: No party is too big, no celebration too small. If you need the paw-fect party ideas just yelp for help — or read on for some inspiration. We're on the case!
Learn why the Parenting.com editors (and hundreds of reviewers) can't stop raving about the Molekule air purifier. Spoiler alert: Not only does it clean the air like never before, but it's also off-the-charts stylish. Parents, this is one nursery essential you won't want to miss.
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.
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