Still sorting out how to balance your new bun in the oven with an old workout routine? Well, the timing is perfect to put high-tech fitness trackers to the test to monitor safe prenatal exercises, heart rates and sleep patterns while staying healthy and fit for the next nine months (and beyond, of course!). New moms must keep moving for optimal well-being, suggests G. Thomas Ruiz, MD, OB/GYN Lead at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California. "We encourage expectant women to engage in exercise or physical activity on a regular basis throughout their pregnancy," he advises. "Women who are physically active during pregnancy tend to have smaller babies, which most women who are pushing out a kid don't mind." But what about the anxieties of pregnant moms who fear the harmful effects of radiation from such devices? "There has never been a study to demonstrate that background radiation from a cell phone or a Bluetooth device has had a deleterious effect on the outcome of pregnancy," says Dr. Ruiz. "There has been no data to determine it. We do ultrasounds on a regular basis, which is sending sound energy to the baby so we can do diagnostic work, and that is at a much higher level of energy than a cell phone. It's never been shown to demonstrate harmful effects towards the baby or the pregnancy. So moms can use their trackers to their heart's content." So stay strong and count on, Mama! From Fitbit to Bellabeat, here are are our best picks to keep new moms stepping out in style.
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.
Forget trying keeping those emotional Real Housewives calm and collected, Bravo TV host and new dad Andy Cohen has learned a thing or two about how to soothe his four-month-old baby boy, Benjamin thanks to a few fabulous finds he discovered soon after his short stint on the job. "As a first-time dad, I was a little overwhelmed with what products my son and I would need. I'm still figuring out this maze of parenthood, but I wanted to share my list of essentials (for baby and me!)."
As the proud pop and scores of dads get set to celebrate their first Father's Day, Cohen has teamed with Amazon to compile a list of his must-haves to make life easier for fellow parents. Put that Prime account to good use and be sure to stock up your nursery and have Cohen's favorite baby items delivered to your door before they're all gone!
Here's a little food for thought...making homemade meals for your babe doesn't have to be a big challenge. In fact, thanks to the advanced features of baby food makers on the market these days, whipping up healthy meals, snacks and smoothies is a piece of cake for parents. With so many models to choose from, we've helped narrow it down to top-rated, dishwasher-safe designs that blend, chop, steam, mash and even warm bottles. Using a baby food maker is the perfect way to produce healthy, wholesome meals to satisfy even the pickiest palettes while transforming mom and dad into master chefs who can feel confident knowing all of the ingredients and healthy nutrients that are still in the foods that baby is consuming. Check out our roundup of fab food processors and accessories guaranteed to make your kid go bananas for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
One scroll through your Instagram feed, and you will be sure to see a baby (or two) next to a chalkboard or letterboard sign that rattles off his or her milestones. Parents everywhere are proudly displaying their baby's height, weight, likes and dislikes each month, and while the trend is everywhere, we don't see it going away anytime soon. Plus, with stars like Chrissy Teigen and John Legend hilariously trolling themselves with a stat sign, they have become more popular than ever. Here we've rounded up the best stat signs to document your growing baby.
Calling all Marvel fanatics! Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 25th with the remaining superheroes banding together to defeat Thanos once and for all in this conclusion to Avengers: Infinity War. Power up for the eagerly anticipated action adventure with cool collectibles, action figures and gear suitable for superkids of all ages.
Your kids will love this wearable tech, and you'll love that they're able to build healthier habits with these fun fitness and activity trackers.
It's about that time: Ice, ice baby! There's a chill in the air, the winter months are upon us and ice skating rinks across the country are opening their gates. This, of course, keeps kids busy outside with friends while parents are bustling around buying holiday gifts, readying the house for guests and more. Ice skating is not only a great sport but also one of the best outdoor activities and winter weather pastimes for families. Whether your kid is a beginner or a star athlete, a boy or a girl, a figure skater or a hockey player, or just having fun with friends at the local frozen pond, here are the coolest ice skate styles from Amazon, Target, L.L. Bean and Urban Outfitters that any kid will covet.
Graduation season is upon us and children, teens and young adults everywhere are getting ready to take that next—and very big step—in their lives. Whether your kids are getting ready to go to school for the first time or saying goodbye to school for the very last, this time of year is full of emotions, especially for parents. As we aim to arm our kids with all the knowledge and inspire them as much as we can, we also know that sometimes the best encouragement can come from none other than a wonderful book. Books about graduation are not only written to rouse good feelings and spark creativity, but also are meant to calm those jitters about the impending future. Whether your little one is embarking on the their first days of kindergarten or your 20-something is jetting off into the adult world all on their own, these 12 books aim to excite, energize and shed a light on what lies ahead. Congrats grads!
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.
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Make adorable and wearable garments for the little ones in your lifeVisual crocheter Robyn Chachula is back, this time with a coll...ection of bright, fun, and fashionable projects to crochet for little ones in Baby Blueprint Crochet. The 19 kid-friendly... read more
With this book, kids (and tweens) can learn to crochet accessories and toys all by themselves.Simple, easy-to-follow step-by-step ...instructions and photos show basic crochet techniques and the challenging parts of each projectThe patterns start very... read more
Every child (and many an adult!) has at one time longed to have a cuddly, lovable Teddy Bear of his own. From Teddy's inception in... 1902 — after President "Teddy" Roosevelt spared the life of a cub while on a hunting expedition — the popular toy... read more
Instagram sensation Isabelle Kessedjian has created this adorable doll and amazing wardrobe in crochet! Designs include a wide ran...ge of outfits, from school days and bedtime to cute fancy dress costumes and adventures to the North Pole! Discover how to... read more
Crocheters can't get enough of Megan Kreiner's adorable designs. Learn to use clever customizing details to crochet horses, cows, ...chickens, pigs, and other animal friends for children of all ages.Finish each cute-as-can-be project in a few hours using... read more
Your child will be the coolest kid on the block! Cool Kids Crochet helps crafty parents create trendy pieces for their kids. This ...instructional crochet booklet offers eight fun patterns that your kids will love to wear, including Sideways Sweater, Cold... read more
From the best-selling author of Cuddly Crochet and Crocheted Softies, this book is packed with clever, beginner-friendly projects ...to crochet for baby boys and girls. A great value! Take your pick of 21 easy patterns that are ideal for baby showers... read more
Full-figured women who love to crochet will rejoice in this fun, fresh, and pretty new book, Curvy Girl Crochet: 25 Patterns that ...Fit and Flatter. Instead of making adjustments to “average-size' patterns, this exciting guide celebrates larger women... read more
Crochet directions to construct a pair of dice. These dice are rather large, 5 inches by 5 inches by 5 inches, and are NOT intende...d for game play or to hang from car mirrors. They are soft and squishy and would make a nice toy for children. Easy to... read more
Crochet pattern to create a little Ooble doll. The doll is one of the characters in the ”Cushie and Friends” children book.Size: O...oble is 8 inch tall without the ears. (20 cm)For materials you can use:Chunky, Bulky yarn, brand : Style-craft Special... read more
This amazing collection of sea creatures to crochet will enchant children and adults alike. Inside this fun, colourful book there ...are 12 aquatic friends from all over the world to choose from, each with a distinct personality. The projects vary in... read more
An easy to crochet monkey for children. This monkey is about 15 inches tall and would make a nice cuddly gift for kids.
Crochet is back! Using the latest fabulous yarns with traditional techniques, this book is a wonderful collection of 40 glorious d...esigns. The projects are divided into four chapters: Sweaters and Tops, Accessories, Children's Fashions and Home... read more
Crochet is a handicraft which has existed since the sixteenth century. Originally used to create intricate lace patterns, the art ...has expanded to become a craft that can help enthusiastic hobbyists create everything from children's toys to household... read more
Snuggle up with a crochet comforter or play with a colourful character--this unique collection of 40 amigurumi patterns are simple... to stitch and super cute! Featuring crochet toy patterns including boy and girl dolls, dogs and cats, bears and bunnies... read more
From pretty in pink to beautiful in blue, babies everywhere will look adorable in these projects!Choose from more than 20 sweaters..., booties, and hats in sizes from 6 to 18 monthsCrochet blankets and wearables for boys and girls with affordable,... read more
Spread a little animal magic with these adorable animal hats. Adults and children alike will love this collection of eye-catching ...hats, including a graceful giraffe, a fabulous frog, a super sheep and a terrific tiger. Even on the coldest of days, your... read more
Buzzing around the hive is this cute crocheted Bumble Bee. Easy to crochet, make several for children as toys or as decorations ar...ound plants to spruce up the home. read more
Crochet a panda for a toy for children. An easy to crochet pattern, this panda stands approximately 8 inches tall. Soft and cuddly... for a childs playtime. read more
A cute starfish that is easy to crochet. Use as a toy for children or at a beach cottage for a window decoration. Approximately 14... inches from leg to leg in size. read more
This set of seven kid’s rugs showcases bright colors and playful animal designs. Worked with Deborah Norville soft worsted-weight ...yarn in Everyday Solids, the rugs can be used as cozy playmats for a baby or easy-to-wash floor mats for an older child’s... read more
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