Elementary-age kids are notorious for tearing up running shoes — from play dates to recess to sports practice, finding a strong, stylish pair of running shoes for kids can be tough. The best kids shoes have durable soles, breathable fabric and lightweight design for hours of comfortable wear. Here are some of the best youth running shoes options from retailers like Kids' Foot Locker, Kohl's, Nike and more.
Having a well-stocked kitchen helps you make your own food at home, and cooking at home naturally helps you eat healthier. Having the right tools for handling fresh produce, sauteeing veggies and cooking grains quickly will make it easy to make nutritious meals that taste amazing. Check out these amazing kitchen tools from Amazon, Crate & Barrel, KitchenAid and more to help you prepare easy, healthy and delicious meals the whole family will love.
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!
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.
If your kids immediately go to glowing electronics to keep themselves entertained, it's time to get them thinking outside the box. And brain teasers are the perfect place to start. From games to activity books to classic puzzles like Rubik's Cube, brain teasers will get your little ones using their noodle and developing cognitive-strategy and decision-making skills while having fun. The brain teasers below, available at popular retailers including Target and Amazon, are perfect for everyone from toddler to pre-teen, and are a great way to unplug and connect with each other. In a world consumed by iPads and TV, even one hour away from the screen is a step in the right direction.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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