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.
Walmart recently released its top contenders for best Christmas toys of 2018, just in time for Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales. Brands like Power Rangers, Jurassic World, Transformers and Play-Doh are perennial favorites on our must-have kids toy list. But this year, we're equally excited about the comeback of Polly Pocket, as well as some newer trendy toys from Little Live Pets, Pomsie and Grumblies. Hold onto your pocketbooks and ready your wallets, because Walmart is stocked up with the most in-demand toy brands and products this year. Peruse our top kids toy choices below.
Selecting the coolest (and most durable) kids' shoes for fall and beyond can be quite the ordeal — no pressure, Mom and Dad! Thankfully, Pediped has an incredible inventory of shoes and sandals that will have your little one stepping out in style at school, the playground and beyond. Plus, now until September 30, 2018, you can enjoy 20 percent off your Pediped purchase by using code PARENTING20!
Much like the still-hot onesie trend favored by bump-free fashionistas for the past few years, maternity rompers and jumpsuits are all the rage with the mother-to-be set as well. Casual, elegant, sporty and most importantly — comfortable! — these all-in-one outfits are nothing but versatile and especially easy to wear. Check out this collection of maternity one-piece jumpsuits; there's something chic for every mama at every phase of her pregnancy.
Blue is great, but it doesn't have to be an everyday thing. Mix up your little boy's wardrobe with some more baby-friendly colors and styles. Get ready to bundle up your little boy in the sweetest clothes this fall and winter season.
Between the swollen ankles and that growing belly, pregnancy is no joke! Don't limit yourself to restricting pants and try these comfy maternity leggings instead.
Get clothes your little boy actually wants to wear. These comfy shirts and sweatshirts have all of his favorite characters.
Send your kids off to class in style this fall with the trendiest back-to-school clothes from Zappos. From Mamma Mia-inspired bell-sleeves to World Cup-approved casual wear, these latest looks will have them dressing to impress all year long.
Scratch "cuddly pets" off your Christmas toy list and snag one of these hilariously ferocious monsters instead. Grumblies are the fuming counterparts to Skyrocket Toys' sweet Pomsies. Each character has its own personality and design, plus over 40 fierce sounds and reactions. Tremor, Hydro, Bolt and Scorch will be your kid's best friend — until the fiery creature reaches full-on meltdown mode, of course. A Grumblies' short-fuse is something every parent and child knows a little bit about. These hot-headed and mischievous electronic plush toys are a major toy trend for kids this Christmas, so you might not want to wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Buy one (or the whole group!) and get early savings from Amazon and Walmart now.
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.
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.
So you've got the Playstation 4; now, which games are you supposed to get? Picking out the best video games for kids can be challenging—that's why we've rounded up the top PlayStation kids games and ranked them by age appropriateness and ease of play.
It's never too early to get a little one hooked on reading. These fun, personalized storybooks for kids combine entertainment with education, making your budding bookworm the hero of their own story. Whether it's a Disney story or a bedtime story, get your birthday and Christmas gift shopping done early and order one of these unique page-turners from Amazon, Etsy or Uncommon Goods now!
Going back to school after a super summer vacation is no fun. But going back-to-school shopping? Now that's fun! What kid doesn't love picking out new backpacks, lunch boxes, notebooks, pens, crayons and more? We've rounded up some of our favorite back-to-school supplies, all available at Walmart. Shop them below.
Make sure your child grows up watching one of the most memorable sci-fi movie series with this officially licensed Star Wars t-shi...rt! This cotton/polyester blend blue shirt features graphics in the likeness of a jean vest and includes various Star Wars... read more
Stand out from the crowd with this bright-coloured short sleeve tee. Made of 100% cotton for a super soft and breathable fit. Pair... with cut off jeans and sneakers for a casual look. read more
Size: 33" H x 36" W Wallhogs Ball and Tee Cutout Wall Decal Wallhogs Ball and Tee Reusable Wall Decal Cutout is the perfect accent... for any golf fan or man cave. This ball and tee wall decal is digitally printed and laser contour cut on Wallhogs... read more
This exclusive Old Glory design is printed on a 100% cotton toddler t-shirt and features a Santa and reindeer graphic, with the wo...rds, "Tis the Season, Snuggling on Snow Days, Sitting by the Fireplace, Wearing Fuzzy Socks, Drinking Hot Cocoa". read more
Find Shirts at Target.com! Grab a Shallow Blue T-Shirt from Cat and Jack for a simple and dependable long-sleeve T-shirt that goes... with any outfit. Wear with jeans or any solid color long pants for a reliable cold-weather outfit that will keep your child cozy in chilly weather. This thermal-knit sweater is also machine washable for easy cleaning. Size: 3T. Gender: Male. Age Group: Toddler. Pattern: Stripe. Material: Cotton. read more
Find Pants at Target.com! These Pull-On Pants from Cat and Jack were designed for play. Your little one will love the softness of ...the cotton material and the extra stretch and movement of the added spandex. With reinforced knees, these pants are durable enough to stand up to hours and hours of intense play while the elastic waistband keeps these pants fitting snugly. Size: 3T. Color: Blue. Gender: Male. Age Group: Toddler. Pattern: Solid. read more
Find Shirts at Target.com! For a great cool-weather outfit option between a graphic tee and his Sunday best, consider the Long-Sle...eve Thermal Shirt from Cat and Jack. The thermal knit keeps him warm, the waffle pattern reduces sweat, and the classy stripe pattern provides a nice alternative to the typical casual clothing fare. Wear with jeans and sneakers for a nicer school outfit, or pair with khakis and dress shoes to take it a step further. Size: 3T. Color: Blue. Gender: Male. Age Group: Toddler. Material: Cotton. read more
Find Shirts at Target.com! T-Shirt White 3T Gender: Male. Age Group: Toddler. Pattern: Solid. Material: Cotton.
Find Shirts at Target.com! Your little guy will be ready to take his day on in casual comfort with the Long-Sleeve T-Shirt from Ca...t and Jack. This blue long-sleeve thermal is an easy go-to choice whether he’s running around in jeans and a vest or he’s keeping it cozy in joggers. Size: 3T. Gender: Male. Age Group: Toddler. Pattern: Solid. Material: Cotton. read more
Find Shirts at Target.com! Help your toddler reach for the stars with this Afton Street Long-Sleeve T-Shirt. Your little astronaut...-in-training will love the stellar pattern of this crew neck tee, and you can feel good that he'll be warm and cozy no matter where his journeys take him. Pair with light wash jeans and sneakers for a quick and stylish way to blast off in the morning to comfort that's out of this world. Size: 3T. Color: Black. Gender: Male. Pattern: Galaxy. Material: Cotton. read more
Find Shirts at Target.com! T-Shirt Stately Blue 3T Gender: Male. Age Group: Toddler. Pattern: Stripe. Material: Cotton.
Find Shirts at Target.com! T-Shirt Cloisonne 3T Color: Blue. Gender: Male. Age Group: Toddler. Pattern: Solid. Material: Cotton.
Find Shirts at Target.com! Keep your little guy ready for any fun adventures in comfort with the Long-Sleeve T-Shirt from Cat and ...Jack. This white long-sleeve thermal is the perfect staple for his wardrobe, keeping him cozy whether he pairs it with jeans and sneakers or layers it under joggers and a sweatshirt. Size: 3T. Gender: Male. Age Group: Toddler. Pattern: Solid. Material: Cotton. read more
Soar in awesome superhero style with this graphic Superman caped tee.
Throw on your wayfarers and hit the beach in this surf-inspired T-Shirt from Billabong, with crashing waves and palm trees in a ha...zy air-brush style design. read more
Find Shirts at Target.com! Make sure your guy is always playing around in complete comfort with the Long-Sleeve T-Shirt from Cat a...nd Jack. This black long-sleeve thermal is an easy go-to choice whether he’s running around in jeans and a vest or he’s keeping it cozy in joggers. Size: 3T. Gender: Male. Age Group: Toddler. Pattern: Solid. Material: Cotton. read more
Sun-faded coloring brings instant old-favorite appeal to a button-front shirt cut from soft flannel. Style Name: Billabong Freemon...t Flannel Shirt (Toddler Boys). Style Number: 5724784. Available in stores. read more
Find Shirts at Target.com! Sweatshirts Stately Blue 3T Gender: Male. Age Group: Toddler. Pattern: Solid. Material: Cotton.
Layered-look long sleeves make for a sporty look with this athletic graphic-print T-shirt from Champion.
Keep him cool and comfortable with this heathered T-shirt from Champion.
Classic in an updated plaid, Tommy Hilfiger's all-cotton button down becomes a go-to for casual or dressed up wear.
He'll hit the ground running in the super-comfortable Coastline shirt from Billabong, designed in soft and durable cotton flannel ...to stand up to all his adventures. read more
Find Shirts at Target.com! Toddler Boys' Nasa Logo T-Shirt - Navy - 3T Color: Blue. Gender: Male. Pattern: Solid. Material: Cotton.... read more
Find Shirts at Target.com! Let him show off his inner superhero with this Toddler Boys' Superman T-Shirt. The classic Superman sym...bol is emblazoned on the chest of this navy blue tee. Keep him in this shirt year-round by layering a long-sleeve T-shirt underneath. Who wants to be just Clark Kent when you can show off your heroic side? Size: 3T. Gender: Male. Pattern: Solid. Material: Cotton. read more
Find Shirts at Target.com! He will go bananas for this super fun Toddler Boys' Minion T-Shirt. Featuring his fave yellow guys with... big eyes, this toddler boys' graphic t-shirt will be a blast to wear and it pairs well with his shorts and pants. Size: 3T. Color: Multicolored. Gender: Male. Pattern: Fictitious character. Material: Cotton. read more
Find Shirts at Target.com! Your little guy will look adorable and feel comfy whether he's hanging around the house or heading off ...to a galaxy far, far away in this Star Wars Kaboom of Doom T-Shirt. This Star Wars graphic tee features an image of the Millennium Falcon and two X-Wings speeding away from an exploding Death Star behind the words "Star Wars." Whether he already loves Star Wars or you're still working on passing your fandom on to him, this shirt will be sure to please. In a bright blue, this Star Wars shirt will coordinate well with most colors of bottoms, and the short sleeves make it easy for him to wear throughout the year — just layer on a long-sleeve shirt or hoodie when the weather turns cool. Size: 3T. Gender: Male. Age Group: Toddler. Pattern: Solid. Material: Cotton. read more