Just like mom, dad has to carry a heavy load. When he's out and about with baby, he needs to be armed with the right gear to tote everything his little one needs including diapers, wipes, bottles and baby food just to name a few of the necessities that packing parents must not forget. Whether you're a stay-at-home dad or on daddy daycare duty, we've got a handle on the trendiest diaper bags that are as fab as they are functional. From the best backpacks to trendy tough guy totes, these top picks are a mixed bag guaranteed to make sure that dad doesn't lose any cool points in the style department.
The hills are alive with the sound of music! Looking to scale back a little on electronic toys? Then it's time to make some noise with cool musical instruments designed to bring harmony to the home without driving Mom and Dad completely crazy. Music plays a significant role in stimulating brain development, coordination and creativity in babies and kids. In celebration of the 33rd annual Music in Our Schools Month, we've taken note of the best instruments guaranteed to bring music to your ears. Whether you have a pint-sized percussionist or a budding Beethoven, get ready to rock!
If your little one is finally outgrowing baby toothbrushes, you may want to consider finding an electric toothbrush for toddlers. Electric toothbrushes can make brushing more fun and more convenient for kids. Plus, they have powerful heads that clean faster and more efficiently than manual toothbrushes. We talked to New York City's Leading Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Lana Rozenberg, DDS, about the most important features to look for and rounded up the best, affordable products from brands like Oral-B, Colgate, Philips and more.
A baby accessory that's kind of for us, too? We'll take it. Teething necklaces are a great hands-free way to keep your little one occupied while they're being held. Plus, you don't have to worry about them dropping teething toys on dirty surfaces, and they're a safe alternative for teething babies who love to chew on mom and dad's not-so-safe metal jewelry. Check out some of our favorite teething necklaces to give baby relief from Amazon, Etsy, Macy's and more.
Nintendo's latest video game console has taken the gaming world by storm with a wealth of content for everyone from seasoned gamers to younger children. Here are the best age-appropriate Switch games that kids of all ages will enjoy.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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Glam it up with these Simply Vera Vera Wang earrings. Leverback Silver tone Polished Alloy Length: 3.13 in. Size: One Size. Gender...: Female. Age Group: Adult. read more
Kenneth Jay Lane Double-drop Entwined-hoop Earrings - Kenneth Jay Lane's polished silvertone metal earrings showcase a double drop... of entwined large hoops. Polished tin silver. 9cm drop (approximately). Post back. Kenneth Jay Lane Women's Double-Drop... read more
Macy's 14k Gold Earrings, Jade Bead Drop Earrings - Add a subtle pop of color in pale green hues. Jade beads (10mm) add simple ind...ulgence to a polished 14k gold leverback setting. Approximate drop: 1-4/10 inches. Boxes, or APOs. Almost all gemstones... read more
Set with eye-catching Cubic zirconia in an elegant starburst drop, these earrings are sure to make you shine. This item is set in ...rhodium over sterling silver and has a design that is framed with a slender green resin border. Pieces measure 3 by 1 9/16 inches. read more
With its linked outer hoop these earrings have captivating movement and sparkle. Hinged backs and a lightweight body make them eas...y to wear and very versatile. The piece is set in rhodium over sterling silver and features deep champagne colored Cubic zirconia and a small disk of gem-grade white resin. Pieces measure 1 3/8 by 2 7/8 inches. read more
This is a hoop earring with class: delicate yet bold with beautiful movement. This piece is set in 14K gold over sterling silver a...nd features Cubic zirconia with a stunning shape offset by a black colored resin accent ring. Pieces measure 1 3/8 by 2 13/16 inches. read more
This is a hoop earring with class: delicate yet bold with beautiful movement. This piece is set in 14K gold over sterling silver a...nd features cubic zirconia with a stunning shape offset by a teal colored resin accent ring. Pieces measure 1 3/8 by 2 13/16 inches. read more
This Inca-inspired geometric design is destined to turn heads. These striking earrings set in 14K gold over sterling silver are cr...afted from a base of pink gem-grade resin and accented with a tiger's eye cabochon and sparkling cubic zirconia. Pieces measure 3 by 1 inches. read more
A truly unique and playful design. Brilliant facets of both Swarovski zirconia and amber-hued resin are highlighted by a frame of ...18K pink gold over sterling silver that adds a touch of warmth and color. Pieces measure 2 1/4 by 9/16 inches. read more
These Inca-inspired geometric earrings are crafted from a base of black gem-grade resin and accented with sterling silver, white t...opaz and amethyst cabochons. A beautiful companion to many other pieces in the Cristina Sabatini collection. Pieces measure 3 by 1 inches. read more
A splash of color and a long profile give this bold pair of earrings an extra touch of elegance. A carved mother-of-pearl center p...iece is topped by glossy black resin and sparkling Cubic zirconia in a brilliant setting of 14K gold over sterling silver. Pieces measure 3 1/4 by 1 3/16 inches. read more
The faceted natural stone focal piece of each earring is framed by delicate interwoven leaves and vines, creating a beautiful, uni...que piece with a soft, natural tone. 18x13 mm checkerboard-cut natural Swiss blue topaz are topped with pear-cut amethysts and white topaz accents in settings of sterling silver. Pieces measure 2 1/8 by 1 inches. read more
The faceted natural stone focal piece of each earring is framed by delicate interwoven leaves and vines, creating a beautiful, uni...que piece with a soft, natural tone. 18x13 mm checkerboard-cut natural green amethysts are topped with pear-cut amethysts and white topaz accents in settings of sterling silver. Pieces measure 2 1/8 by 1 inches. read more
Add a touch of floral to your look with these unique rose drop earrings. Crafted in 18K gold over sterling silver, stylized mother...-of-pearl roses are surrounded by white topaz, and suspended from rhodochrosite cabochons. Pieces measure 2 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches. read more
The Baroque style is characterized by bold, complex patterns with organic shapes. Cristina Sabatini's earrings are the modern take... on this style with intricate line details on simple silhouettes. Moonstone cabochons are framed with gem-grade honey resin, highlighted with Swarovski zirconia accents set i 14K gold-plated sterling silver. Pieces measure 1 1/8 by 2 3/8 inches. read more
The simple, delicate filigree frame of this earring is beautiful in its own right, but also works as a perfect companion to the ha...nd-carved stone drop. This item features the vibrant hues of green quartz and elegant mother-of-pearl with Swarovski zirconia which are set in 14K gold over sterling silver. Pieces measure 1 3/16 by 2 7/8 inches. read more
The Baroque style is characterized by bold, complex patterns with organic shapes. Cristina Sabatini's earrings are the modern take... on this style with intricate line details on simple silhouettes. Moonstone cabochons are framed with gem-grade resin and 14K gold-plated sterling silver. Pieces measure 1 1/8 by 2 3/8 inches. read more
Day or night, these glittering drop earrings are sure to add an extra dose of sparkle to your look. Pear-cut cubic zirconia drop f...rom round-cut stones for an effortlessly chic set of earrings. Pieces measure 3/4 by 5/16 inches. read more
The simple, delicate filigree frame of this earring is beautiful in its own right, but also works as a perfect companion to the ha...nd carved mother-of-pearl drop. This set features the bright hues of mother-of-pearl and Swarovski zirconia which are set in 14K gold over sterling silver. Pieces measure 1 3/16 by 2 7/8 inches. read more
Inspired by sixteenth century French architecture, these chuchoter earrings evoke elegance and style. Crafted in 18K gold over ste...rling silver, carved floral mother-of-pearl are accented with shimmering blue and white topaz, suspended from amethyst cabochons. Pieces measure 3 1/8 by 1 3/16 inches. read more
A cascade of sparkle adds movement and drama to these cubic zirconia earrings that would add shine to any look.
Be bold and beautiful with these baroque-inspired earrings crafted from a centerpiece of hand-carved mother of pearl and set in a ...floating frame. Iridescent mother-of-pearl features an openwork design, complete with cabochon-cut, bezel-set blue lapis centers and white topaz studded, black rhodium-plated sterling silver borders. Pieces measure 3 1/4 by 1 1/8 inches and feature omega back back-findings. read more
Make a grand and glamorous entrance in these captivating cubic zirconia drop earrings.
Be bold and beautiful with these baroque-inspired earrings crafted from a centerpiece of hand-carved mother of pearl and set in a ...floating frame. Iridescent mother-of-pearl features an openwork design, complete with cabochon-cut, bezel-set natural pink rhodochrosite centers and white topaz studded, 18K yellow gold-plated sterling silver borders. Pieces measure 3 1/4 by 1 1/8 inches and feature omega back back-findings. read more
Look fabulous in the magnificent sparkle of these cubic zirconia cluster drop earrings designed in sterling silver.