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.
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.
Let it go! Don't freeze up when trying to pull off a Frozen-themed party cooler than a polar vortex. We've rounded up the best birthday party supplies for a fabulous fête that young Elsa-and Anna-loving fanatics won't ever forget. From invitations to snowflake streamers to tablecloths, we've got a storm of essentials to help your party rage on!
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.
If your kids immediately go to glowing electronics to keep themselves entertained, it's time to get them thinking outside the box. And brain teasers are the perfect place to start. From games to activity books to classic puzzles like Rubik's Cube, brain teasers will get your little ones using their noodle and developing cognitive-strategy and decision-making skills while having fun. The brain teasers below, available at popular retailers including Target and Amazon, are perfect for everyone from toddler to pre-teen, and are a great way to unplug and connect with each other. In a world consumed by iPads and TV, even one hour away from the screen is a step in the right direction.
From recyclable breast milk bags and sturdy storage bottles to convenient portable coolers, we've selected the best products to ensure that Mom won't be crying over spilled (or spoiled) milk. According to Medela's Breast Milk Storage Guidelines and Tips, nursing moms can safely store pumped milk in the refrigerator for up to three days, at room temperature for up to four hours and in the freezer for up to six months. Check out our roundup of must-have breast milk storage containers from Lansinoh, Kiinde, Lifefactory and more for breastfeeding mothers to pump and preserve that precious liquid gold while guarding against any leaks or spills.
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.
There's nothing more fun for kids than a long day at the beach or pool. If you're on the hunt for the best swimsuit for kids, we have you covered with these stylish options. From rashguards for babies to swim trunks for toddlers to two-pieces for teen girls, we have you covered. Check out the cutest swimsuits for little kids and the coolest options for teens and pre-teens from Gap, Target, Old Navy and more.
Step into spring by outfitting your tiny tot in one of these stylish, comfortable and durable spring jackets. From waterproof toddler jackets to trendy denim jackets for kids, here are some of our favorite spring jackets for toddlers from retailers you love like Carter's, Nordstrom, Gap and Old Navy.
The anticipation of a newborn is beyond exciting, and showering first-time mothers and fathers with special gifts is all part of the fun and excitement. From practical presents that parents can truly appreciate to indulgent splurges for baby, we've rounded up some of our favorite finds that will have you scoring major points with the mom-and-dad-to-be. Earn Best Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie or Uncle of the Year with the softest blankies, the cutest stuffies and the sweetest sentimental gifts to celebrate baby and support Mom and Dad once their little bundle of joy arrives. Don't worry babe, we've got you covered!
4-pack Crewneck Long sleeves Tag free Side snaps Fabric & Care Cotton Machine wash Imported Promotional offers available online at... Kohls.com may differ from those offered in Kohl's stores. Size: Newborn. Color: White. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Infant.... read more
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This handsome 2 piece outfit from First Impressions features a colorful striped polo t-shirt and khaki shorts.Size: Infant Boy 3-6...m2 Piece SetPolo T-Shirt: 100% CottonShorts: 100% Cotton, Elastic WaistBrand: First Impressions read more
With snaps up the side, these essential, easy-to-wear, babysoft tees are gentle on baby's new skin
With snaps up the side, these essential, easy-to-wear tees are gentle on baby's new skin.
Keep your little one snuggly warm with these Bear Side Snap Bodysuits from carter's. These kimono-style bodysuits snap up the side... making it easy for changing. Made from 100% cotton, each bodysuit features adorable prints and designs. read more
Carter's 3-Pack Side-Snap Bodysuits Newborn Boys. Integrate versatility into his assortment with the fun prints of this three-piec...e set. Featuring a kimono style and snap bottom, these cotton bodysuits promise a cute and comfy look. read more
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Carter's Baby Boys 4-Pack Cotton Kimono Tees
An essential pack of 6 cotton short-sleeve shirts featuring side snaps for easy changing.
The side snap design of these boys' Carter's tees make dressing your little one easy as can be! 4-pack Side snap design Long sleev...es Solid colors Fabric & Care Cotton pointelle Machine wash Imported Size: Preemie. Color: Pink Ivory. Gender: Female. Age... read more
Give him three cute options that are easy to wear with these boys' Carter's side-snap printed bodysuits. In blue/multi. 3-pack Sna...p front Long sleeves Inseam snaps Fold-over cuffs on preemie & newborn sizes Fabric & Care Cotton Machine wash Imported... read more
The side snap design of these girls' Carter's tees make dressing your little one easy as can be! 4-pack Side snap design Long slee...ves Solid colors Fabric & Care Cotton pointelle Machine wash Imported Size: 3 Months. Color: Blue. Gender: Male. Age... read more
This set of five kimono-style tees from Carter's is a comfy and versatile addition to baby's ensemble.
Side snaps are perfect for baby coming home!
Carters Unisex Baby 5-Pack Short Sleeve Side Snap Tee White
Side snaps are perfect for baby coming home!
Your little one will love snuggling and playing in the Side-Snap Long Sleeve Tees from carter's. These essential, easy-to-wear sof...t tees are gentle on your little one's delicate skin, perfect for pairing with cozy pants for a complete look. read more
These Carter's Long-Sleeve T-Shirts are made of 100% cotton and have side snaps that are perfect for your baby's healing belly but...ton. They are so versatile in all white and have a silky softness that will keep your baby extra warm and comfy. read more
Essential 4 Pack for baby's wardrobe
These white side-snap undershirts are just as easy to put on as they are soft against your baby's skin. The double-breasted design... ensures that this tee will stay put under your baby's clothes. Newborn fits 5 - 8 pounds, up to 21 1/2". read more
Set of 2 snap up rompers crafted in baby soft cotton featuring allover prints, embroidery, and appliques.