Raising kids in today's world poses numerous different challenges for parents. When should your child be introduced to TV? What about the iPad or the family computer? We've rounded up safe technology products you can feel good about giving to your children.
Your little baby isn't a baby anymore! Make sure you're prepared for the toddler years with gear and toys you didn't realize you needed for children aged one to three.
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.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that new mothers nurse their babies for at least six months, but as many nursing moms know, breastfeeding isn't a walk in the park. It can come with quite a few painful challenges, from clogged ducts and mastitis to struggles with low milk supply. Getting the proper relief is always a priority, so we've rounded up the best products to support, soothe, comfort, and heal mom throughout her breastfeeding journey. Don't worry mama, we feel your pain and we've got your back with supportive gear, stylish covers, calming balms and cozy nursing pillows. Check out these must-haves to help make breastfeeding a comfortable, bonding experience for both mom and baby.
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.
Moms work hard to empower their daughters with positive affirmations to teach them that girls are not only fun, fierce and fearless, but they can also achieve anything they strive for in the future. In celebration of Women's History Month and the March 8 release of Captain Marvel (starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the most powerful character in the universe), we've rounded up a few of our favorite girl power gifts, including dynamic clothes, books and toys to give little superstars a power boost to shine and make the world a better place.
After an exhausting month of shopping and planning winter break activities, is there anything more rewarding than the look of wonderment and pure joy on your child's face on Christmas morning? Bright eyes and wide smiles will make all the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile! In the meantime, here are a few more things to tack onto your to-do list to make Christmas morning a little more magical for you and your family.
You don't have to settle for slippers or questionable-looking sneakers to get comfortable footwear for pregnancy. Pregnancy can cause aches and pains through your whole body, plus swollen feet and joint pain from carrying around the added weight of your unborn baby. Look for shoes with sturdy construction, cushioned insoles, tons of traction and slip-on design to make dressing your feet while expecting easier than ever. Check out our roundup of the cutest and comfiest shoes for pregnant mamas from stores like Zappos, Clarks and Amazon.
Does wearing a matching family pajama set for the holidays just sound like something your home crew would so do? Whether it's for the holiday card, the grandparents or Instagram, this is a Christmas trend the whole clan can get behind — and then get into bed! While some families have been wearing their comfy group onesies since Halloween (think: superhero pajama sets or a family of dreamy dragons), others are just getting into the flannel pajamas mode now. We've scoured through all the family pajama set reviews out there on every site from Target to Amazon to Nordstrom and can say with confidence that these cozy Disney, Harry Potter, Rudolph and Christmas-themed sets are, well, the cat's pajamas. Shop this cozy sleepwear now.
Ready your hankies: Disney's beloved film about a big-eared elephant, Dumbo, is hitting theaters March 29 in a live-action remake by director Tim Burton that's sure to tug at our heartstrings. To celebrate the film, we've rounded up the sweetest and most adorable elephant-themed toys and gear for your little one. From bath wraps to Dumbo musical mobiles, see the favorite pachyderm picks we're eyeing from Walmart,, Pottery Barn Kids, Target and more. Step right up and check them out below!
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pag...es, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. read more
Excerpt from The Song of the Sword: A Romance of 1796The' is a little in on the outskirts of Piacenza, which to this day is pointe...d out to the visiting stranger, as one of the sights of that ancient city.The house is in no way remarkable, and does not dif fer from a great many others - still, the guide will take you there and point to a marble slab over the door.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Excerpt from A Simple Story, Vol. 3 of 4To begin with the Brit female objeet of this ﬂory.-the beautiful, the beloved Mifs Milner ...- fhe is no longer beautiful - no longer beloved-l-no longer - trem ble while you read it -no longer - a virtuous.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
The evil scientist Dr. Brainium is up to something fishy. When Trevor and his class take a field trip to an aquarium, Dr. B. turns... the students into radio-controlled zombies. read more
When Daddy Sergeant and Mommy Sergeant returns from defeating the Dragon King. Daddy Sergeant experienced a sadness that he could ...not explain. So, Little Sergeant takes a very exciting adventure to find the help that he needs. She sees many beautiful places and meets some great people along her journey.Let’s read and meet Daddy Sergeant’s new companion, Zeus... Experience Daddy Sergeant Joy... read more
When Daddy Sergeant and Mommy Sergeant returns from defeating the Dragon King. Daddy Sergeant experienced a sadness that he could ...not explain. So, Little Sergeant takes a very exciting adventure to find the help that he needs. She sees many beautiful places and meets some great people along her journey.Let's read and meet Daddy Sergeant's new companion, Zeus... Experience Daddy Sergeant Joy... read more
A radical political group in Hawaii plans to drive all non-natives from the islands by threatening to set off a bomb - possibly a ...nuclear one. They also plan to sacrifice a girl who Josh knows. He and friends join police in following clues to a sacred waterfall in a valiant effort to rescue the girl against a deadline. read more
The Christmas Season is a time for celebrating family, friends and surrounding yourself with love happiness! This cute, poetry st...yle children's story starts off with a life-long friend taking her frustrations out on the Silly Little Beaver. She explains how he will be alone on Christmas and feeling isolated having no family in town; he sadly retreats into his house. At that moment, a true Christmas miracle takes place! There in his house, he finds his cousin, Bruce The Bearded Beaver! Relieved, surprised, and excited, The Silly Little Beaver has to pinch himself to make sure this miracle is real! Offering true words of wisdom, Bruce helps the Silly Little Beaver understand that even though it's Christmas, sometimes people say things they don't mean. The book wraps up with an exciting twist forcing readers to second guess exactly what just took place! A fun, exciting, colorfully illustrated rhyming children's book complete with a great life-lesson! ENJOY! read more
He’s cute, he’s pink, and he’s got a lot to say!Join Piggy as he follows his snout to sniff out families in need of help. With the... chaos of big families, chores, school activities, and technology, it is easy to get distracted from the greatest things in life. Piggy is on a mission to get everyone refocused on what matters most: family.He magically whisks one family away from all the distractions to get them talking and laughing together again. Following piggy will be a fun adventure and may even make you reevaluate your own priorities. read more
Who is the Terrible TOYMAN? What does he want? Where does he get all those cool toys? And why can't he let the Super Family have a... Tooth Fairy Party in peace? read more
Can it be true? Has Superman met his match in Metallo? Who is Metallo? And what's up with his heart? Where does Lex Luthor fit int...o all of this? Watch out! There's a new Super Hero in town! read more
Ching Shih was the most powerful pirate in China. She stole everything―from jewels, to people, to opium. In 1844, Ching Shih and h...er husband created a secret plan to move her fortune from China to Hawaii for safekeeping, even as a rival pirate fleet plotted to intercept her treasure ships. But the forces of nature intervened and in a mighty storm the treasure was lost before reaching safety.Almost two centuries later, a mysterious Mr. Chang visits California to request the scuba-loving Cali family’s help in locating Ching Shih’s treasure. The Calis travel to Hawaii and agree to dive for the treasure, but danger awaits. Faced off against a modern-day villain as ruthless and cunning as Ching Shih herself, the Cali family races to find a treasure far more sinister and deadly than anyone ever imagined. read more
Superman's closest allies take the stage like you have never seen before! Don't miss the action-packed, history-making, super adve...nture awesomeness!! Classic Superman elements reinterpreted for all ages with the humor that only the creative team of Tiny Titans can bring! read more
The book in it self is a fun and colourful way to help and promote the well being of children and other members of the family, by ...interacting with each other and carrying out activities together to create less of an obese climate that we are currently living in, and with the use of shapes, i feel that children could be drawn into the book. I deliberately created the characters based on the heart shape , as we all know that having a bad inactive heart can lead to health worries. From this I further developed them to create a family unit with their own individual characteristics. The book is split into short chapters from doing everything from going to the town and taking holidays,that is easy to read and understand and not complicated. By using simple shapes to create characters , I could create characters, but in my own style and in my own illustrative way. read more
A hurricane unexpectedly changes direction, overtaking Josh Ladd, friend Tank, and others in a remote Hawaiian swamp with no shelt...er. As they struggle to survive, Josh's sister and brother take refuge miles away in a house, but are trapped and injured when the building partially collapses. Can both parties survive the storm's fury? read more
The Swiss Family Robinson or Adventures on a Desert Island - Jean Rudolph Wyss - The Swiss Family Robinson is a novel first publis...hed in 1812, about a Swiss family shipwrecked in the East Indies en route to Port Jackson, Australia. The novel opens with the family in the hold of a sailing ship, weathering a great storm. The ships' passengers evacuate without them, and William and Elizabeth Robinson and their four children (Fritz, Ernest, Jack and Francis) are left to survive alone. As the ship tosses about, the father - William - prays that God will spare them. The ship survives the night and the family finds themselves within sight of a tropical desert island. The next morning, they decide to get to the island they can see beyond the reef. With much effort, they construct a vessel out of tubs. After they fill the tubs with food and ammunition and all other articles of value they can safely carry, they row toward the island. Two dogs from the ship swim beside them. The ship's cargo of livestock (including chickens and domesticated geese), guns & powder, carpentry tools, books, a disassembled pinnace, and provisions have survived. Upon reaching the island, the family set up a makeshift camp. The father knows that they must prepare for a long time on the island and his thoughts are as much on provisions for the future as for their immediate wants. William and his oldest son Fritz spend the next day exploring the island. read more
Josh Ladd's father is kidnapped after Josh inadvertently video tapes a fugitive crime boss. In frantic efforts to find and rescue ...their father, Josh and his sister race an erupting Hawaiian volcano while a massive lava flow threatens the building where Mr. Ladd is bound and helpless. read more
Ben Grimaldi was born and raised in North Providence, Rhode Island and graduated from Marist College in Poughkeepsie. New York. He... has been acting, writing, and creating since he had graduated and has worked in New York City for several years. Ben now lives in New Jersey with his wife Renee and baby Benjamin. Jr. This is his first published book and it features illustrations by his twin nieces, Kailyn and Sophia Bianchi and nephew Nicholas Bianchi. read more
The MacGregor family heads to the warm waters of Mexico and Central America in this latest installment in the series. When two of ...the kids are kidnapped by a thief, the family must come to the rescue. read more
This is a creative non-fiction children's story based on true events. When a family takes a trip in their nine-foot aluminum pram,... down an unknown stretch of river, will they make it to the bridge where the car is parked before dark or will they spend the night “Lost on Big Otter River ”? Amy and Matt are bursting with excitement when Dad packs up the car, and they take off for Big Otter River with their favorite fishing pram strapped on top. Because Dad carelessly plans the trip and under-estimates the distance, things become uncertain, but when a stranded blind calf needs their help, the adventure takes a turn for the worse. Confident they have already passed the halfway point, Dad agrees to try rescuing the blind calf. As he and Amy lead the calf down-river on foot, Matt struggles to keep the pram from passing them in the strong current. Believing they are nearing the end of their journey, Dad allows Matt to go on alone while they continue leading the calf slowly downstream. It is only when they suddenly come upon the true halfway point that Dad realizes the gravity of his mistake. Matt will be alone for many hours and none of them may reach the bridge before dark. Can Dad and Amy find Matt in time? Will they all make it safely to the bridge? In this river adventure, you never know what could be just around the next bend. Visit author's website at: mystalkeyes.com read more
Stories about the legendary night walkers of Hawaii didn't scare Josh Ladd and his friends until they saw strange lights wandering... slowly down the mountain side toward the ocean. As the boys go closer to investigate, a man with a spear gun emerges from the shadows and threatens them. Against strict warnings, Josh later persuades his friends to again try to learn the truth about the night walkers and their guardian. Is somebody hiding something in the mountains? If so, who and why? It has to be something important because the man with the spear gun threatens the lives of anyone who goes near the place. Every time Josh and his friends venture into the area, suspense rises with the danger until the boys find themselves all alone in a strange place and nobody to help them escape their fate. read more
Josh Ladd is excited about his father's secret assignment in Hawaii. The family trip takes an unexpected twist when their family's... hotel room is burglarized and an Hawaiian treasure map is stolen. In a well-meaning effort to help recover it, Josh disobeys his father and ends up trapped with two friends in a pit filled with sharks and no way out. read more
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, n...otations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work. read more
We have all heard of the Rainbow Bridge, the beloved place where our pets await a heartfelt reunion. Now take a look through the e...yes of man’s best friend as he embarks on his great journey and discovers what lies on the other side. An epic tale for animal lovers of all ages! read more
Josh Ladd and best-friend Tank Catlett, both 12, are exploring a remote Hawaiian rain forest when they stumble upon the wreckage o...f a Japanese World War II plane. A screaming stranger suddenly bursts from the jungle and chases the boys with a sword. A frightening series of events keeps both boys in terrible jeopardy as they try to learn the story behind their strange discovery. read more
In the third book of the series, Princess Halima and her family have traveled to The Gambia to celebrate the birthday of the Gambi...an Princess Hadijane, and Halima can’t wait for the fun to begin! In the spirit of the festivities, she and Hadijane visit Kunta Kinte Island and Kachikally crocodile pool–home of some of Africa’s Nile crocodiles. Learn about Gambian hospitality and it’s colorful culture! Connect with us! Instagram handle @princesshalima_of_affia Disney read more