This year marks the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Pig, which symbolizes luck and good fortune. Babies born under this serendipitous sign are characterized as having energetic and enthusiastic personalities, which is why we are super excited about our roundup of prosperous and precious pig-themed presents. From plush piglets, clothing, books and slippers we think these gift ideas will have your little ones going hog wild all year round.
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!
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.
Picking the best pacifier for newborns can be a tough choice.There are pacifier pros and cons, so it's important to find one that meets current safety standards — durable, easy-to-clean material, one-piece pacifier design to prevent parts from coming dislodged and a shape that promotes healthy mouth development. We found the best pacifiers brands on the market right now from the likes of Philips Avent, Munchkin, Dr. Brown's and more.
Have a web-slinging superfan of the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie? Whether your pint-sized Peter Parker idolizes Miles Morales or Spideys from another dimension, we've weaved through a web of character merch to come up with the best picks for the biggest Marvel fans of all ages.
Whether you want cute crib shoes for newborns or something sturdy for beginning walkers, baby moccasins are a trendy, versatile shoe option that both baby and parent will love. Baby moccasins are designed with soft, skid-proof soles for babies' comfort and are easy to pull-on for quick dressing and undressing. Check out this selection of adorable, stylish baby moccasins for all occasions, from great retailers like Target, Nordstrom, Amazon and more.
We've hunted down the cutest personalized Easter baskets to fill with fun treats and colorful eggs on Easter morning. From custom liners for traditional wicker baskets to soft embroidered bunny ear baskets to sturdy metal Easter buckets, these are the best personalized Easter baskets for kids from retailers like Pottery Barn Kids, Etsy and more.
Losing even an ounce of sleep can be beyond brutal for hard-working moms whose day never seems to end, especially when their little one stays on the same schedule after the much dreaded time change this month. For sleep-deprived supermoms, we're racing to the rescue with a roundup of must-have products to ease the loss of that extra hour as the clock springs ahead — or any other time the kids kept you up at night. These dreamy picks will help the sleepiest mamas slow down, relax and catch just a few more zzzs while trying to avoid looking like the walking dead.
The 1904 Kappa Annual by George H. Woods, et al. Springfield, Mass: Kappa Chapter of Central High School, 1904. 120 pages. Hardcov...er. read more
Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1927. 373 pages. Hardcover. Early collectible edition.
The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 12th Printing. 352 pages. Hardcover in dust jacket.
Perfect recipe journal for you to fill with all your favorite recipes. It would make a great housewarming gift for someone who lov...es to cook or simply someone who has to do it so they can write down their recipes. This recipe journal has different sections for instructions, ingredients, preparation time and cook time. 6x9" 100 pages for 100 recipes, matte cover. Everybody will love it. read more
Teens in high school have mainly moved past worrying about puberty and cliques, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk High Sch...ool focuses on issues and topics that matter to older teens.Teens talk high school, sharing their stories about sports and... read more
Teens love reading about these challenges, either to support themselves, or to learn more about what their friends might be experi...encing. The stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Tough Times offer support and encouragement to any teen.Being... read more
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Campus Chronicles is a book for any current or prospective college student who wants to know what reall...y goes on in the dorms and in the classroom. Great high school graduation gift for kids going away to college, or taking... read more
Presents inspirational readings for teenagers on aspects of friendship and love.
Being a teen isn't easy. Even as a girl, it has its challenges too. From dealing with your peers and dating is a few things that y...ou experience growing up as a teenage girl.What is going on with me? Why is my life so complicated?Hang on teen girls, I... read more
If raising a teenager is something you would like to give your best to , then this book is for you. The book covers topics you sho...uld pay attention to while raising your teenager in the 21st Century; ranging from hormones, good and bad of technology,... read more
The following homemade recipes are a collection of my favorites regularly made by Mom while growing up during the 1960s and 1970s ...in Colorado and Idaho, in a household where we sat at the table as a family for almost every meal--at least until we were teenagers and Mom went to work. Theres a little story with some of the recipes: either my own thoughts about the recipe itself, or how or why I included it, or how it affected me and/or my family. There are also some photos, but not with every recipe and not all are of food. I wanted to write a cookbook that was different than whats available out there, and I hope you enjoy my style. read more
Focus on Your Strengths and Overcome ADHDSymptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, can strike at any time-dur...ing class, when you're listening to a friend's story, while doing homework, and did we mention during class? You might... read more
Offers advice for helping a teenager cope with death, discussing the emotional impact of bereavement on adolescents, signs and sym...ptoms of a teenager in trouble, and teens' special needs and concerns during the grieving process. read more
The Foodie Teen offers nutritious, delicious meals from the inspirational, award-winning teenage blogger Alessandra Peters.Alessan...dra is on a mission to inspire others to embrace a healthy lifestyle. Her approach to cooking centres around eating unprocessed, real ingredients and her recipes are for everyone. They not only taste wonderful, but will make you feel incredible.Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and nutrient-rich, The Foodie Teen contains over 100 dishes, including:- Oven-Baked Meatballs with Courgette Noodles- Salted Caramel Brownie Stacks- Breakfast Burrito Wraps- 'Doesn't-Taste-Like-Pondwater' Green Smoothie- Salmon Patties with Spiced Cauliflower Rice- Pesto Eggs with Avocado and Garlic-Lemon SpinachAlongside her 'dishes to get out of bed for,' after-school snacks and everyday eats, Alessandra also offers yoga sequences, 5-minute meditations and advice on how to deal with stress and anxiety: everything teenagers (and anyone else, for that matter) need to embrace a healthy lifestyle. read more
" Do you have problems with anxiety? The Anxious Teen Survival Guide is a much-needed, go-to guide to help you finally break free ...from the worry and ruminations that can get in the way of reaching your goals. If you have anxiety, your fears and worries... read more
Your trauma doesn’t need to define you. In The PTSD Survival Guide for Teens, trauma specialist Sheela Raja—along with her teen da...ughter Jaya Ashrafi—offers evidence-based skills to help you find strength, confidence, and resilience in the aftermath of... read more
Between school, friends, and planning for the future, it’s easy to feel stressed out. Written by a psychotherapist specializing in... mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and featuring brand new exercises, The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens,... read more
Table of ContentsIntroductionCan You Keep a Secret?Learn How to Say NoAre You a Betty or Are You a Veronica?All That Talking, Talk...ing, TalkingSo Careful about the Feelings of OthersMaking the People around You Feel ImportantA Sense of HumorYour Lips –... read more
As featured on OprahDave Pelzer, author of the acclaimed, best-selling books A Man Named Dave and Help Yourself, continues his tir...eless crusade against despair with Help Yourself for Teens, an uplifting new book written specifically for young... read more
Have you ever looked for a book that gave easy-to-read guidance for kids and teens on how to deal with lifes challenges? Well, you...re in luck because thats exactly what this book does!The Source Within for Kids & Teens provides a sincere look about how... read more
This book is real, raw, and relevant - contains strong language and sexual content. Recommended for teenagers and young adults, 17... years and older. read more
Educates teenage girls and their mothers on such topics as sex, birth control, and mental well-being and includes suggestions for ...starting conversations on these topics. read more
Communication is an essential life skill that every teen must learn. Based on the New Harbinger classic, Messages, this book will ...teach you the necessary skills—such as assertiveness, active listening, and compassion—to become an effective communicator... read more
The purpose of this cookbook is to help young adults and teens, male and female, learn how to cook. They are our future and need a... strong foundation for the survival in life. Focusing on our young mothers that want to learn how to cook to feed their children. I have compiled this cookbook with recipes for everyone to enjoy. They are nutritious as well as delicious dishes. There are recipes that teens and adults like to eat. These are recipes my mother and grandmother taught me to cook. My aim is to please you with our favorite dishes. The directions are simple and easy to follow. Some require little preparation time and are inexpensive. I would like to invite all to try our recipes. Im sure you will enjoy. It is essential that we encourage our teens to get an early start in the kitchen and our young adult to become better cooks. Choosing the right ingredients makes a good dish. Mixing the right things in life makes a better person. read more
Millions of Problems Six Scientist and One Think Tank, Do the Math! What happens when you get six scientist together under one Con...glomerate Corporation and an enormous budget? You get Mix Soup! Egos will be tested, budgets will get blown and problems... read more
What better way for girls to get to know themselves and their friends than with The All-New Teen Quiz Book? This fun book quizzes ...over all of the important and trendy things in a girl's world: guys, style, friends, family, school, and, of course, you!... read more