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.
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.
If you're hitting the road — or rails or sky — anytime soon, you probably want to stock up on some great travel clothing essentials for your kids. Finding seasonal travel clothing that's comfy for your journey and cool for your activities is easier than you think. Check out this round up of awesome spring and summer travel clothing for kids from retailers like Old Navy, Nordstrom, Target, Amazon and more.
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.
Decorating your teen boy's room can be difficult, and picking out stylish bedding is even harder. Whether your teenager loves bold prints, subtle stripes, or trendy colors, we have an option for you!
Step into spring by outfitting your tiny tot in one of these stylish, comfortable and durable spring jackets. From waterproof toddler jackets to trendy denim jackets for kids, here are some of our favorite spring jackets for toddlers from retailers you love like Carter's, Nordstrom, Gap and Old Navy.
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.
As a child, did you pretend to live in a castle by arranging old blankets over the couch and chairs? There was something so fun about sitting underneath mom's old sheets. Now think how much more awesome it would be to actually have a bed that looks like a mini house! Enter the toddler house bed, also known as a Montessori floor bed.
These beds are exactly what they sound like: Picture a house-shaped frame above the mattress, complete with windows, a door and a kitchen (OK, just kidding about the kitchen). But now picture your little angel's precious head resting underneath one of these magical creations.
While this may seem like a cool, new way to sleep, the floor bed concept actually dates back to the early 20th century teaching philosophy called the Montessori Method, which focuses on placing everything a child needs to learn and explore at the child's level. So, by placing their bed on the floor, you give children independence and a chance to learn on their own terms.
Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite toddler house beds that are ready to take up residence in dreamland.
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.
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.
Say “hello” to your little one’s new favorite naptime accessory. Our Microfiber Nap Mats measure 50 x 1.5 x 20 inches and are mach...ine washable. The Wildkin children’s Microfiber Nap Mat is soft and oh-so-cozy – perfect for daycare snoozes, slumber parties, and living room camp outs. Each Microfiber Nap Mat comes complete with a pillow insert and built-in blanket and pillowcase. Lightweight and functional, the Microfiber Nap Mat features an easy roll-up design complete with fastening straps and attached carrying handle for the ultimate nap-and-go experience. read more
SoHo Kids Toddler Nap Mats provide essential comfort for nap time at home, or at preschools and daycare. This nap mat rolls up for... easy storage and travel, and include a shoulder strap for easy carrying. Additional features include a removable pillow, storage pocket which can be embroidered, extra-soft batting for comfort, and an attached flannel blanket for warmth. Designed to be durable and easily cared for, SoHo nap mats are also a great starter sleeping bag for your little one. SoHo Original Nap Mats are a great fit for your toddler or preschooler. At 2 inches thick they meet most daycare and preschool requirements. They feature a high-quality cotton-polyester exterior and have an attached blanket lined with 100% cozy cotton flannel. With easy roll-up and hook-n-loop fastening straps, this nap mat also features a handy carrying handle. read more
FeaturesPerfect place for babies to napNursing pillow on the goProvides a clean and soft surface for the baby anywhere in home or ...outMakes it easy for sibling- SKU: ZX9ZCSH1012 read more
There’s no better way to be sent off into sleepy town than on a Stephen Joseph Nap Mat. The fun designs will set your toddlers ima...gination going for dreams full of adventures and they’ll wake up happy and refreshed. Each design features a character pillow to sink their tired little heads onto, and an incredibly soft blanket to keep then snug and cosy. And when it’s time to wake up and play again, the mat rolls up tightly for easy storage. read more
Frozen Sisterly Love Nap Mat. Snuggle up against the snow storms of Arendelle with sisters Ana and Elsa and adorable Olaf the snow...man. Roll this soft and sturdy mat for easy tote and travel - perfect for preschool or a trip to Grandma's - then unroll for cozy comfort, anytime, anywhere. Features a padded pillow (attached) and super soft lavender, purple, aqua, and raspberry blanket made of 100% Polyester Microfiber with a coral fleece back (also attached). Velcro closures, easy-carry handle, and name tag label make this the perfect portable mat. read more
"The perfect companion for every traveling princess, this easy-to-carry blanket, mat and pillow in one folds neatly so she can hav...e the sweetest dreams wherever she may lay her head. blanket, mat and pillow in one microfiber front and coral fleece back... read more
The Disney Frozen Easy-Fold Toddler Nap Mat is extra long, extra wide, and extra padded for cozy comfort at preschool, day care, s...leepovers, or travel. Features an attached, standard size pillowcase to hold favorite pillow (not included). read more
Disney Frozen Memory Foam Nap Mat: Filled with memory foamBuilt in pillow for added comfort and supportMicromink fabricationDimens...ions: 20" x 46"Easily rolls up to take on the go or to be stored when not in useQuestions about product recalls?Items that are a part of a recall are removed from the Walmart.com site, and are no longer available for purchase. These items include Walmart.com items only, not those of Marketplace sellers. Customers who have purchased a recalled item will be notified by email or by letter sent to the address given at the time of purchase. For complete recall information, go to Walmart Recalls. read more
Add a little bit of luxury to slumber time with the Disney Memory Foam Slumber Bag. Featuring colorful designs of your favorite Fr...ozen characters, the memory foam slumber bag is composed of super soft memory foam with a raised pillow for added comfort. Carry handles and straps make it easy for traveling and going from party to party. Machine washable. Dimensions: Open - 52" x 20.5" x.5"; Closed - 21.5" x 10 x 5". read more
Your child will enjoy the Disney Frozen Nap Mat with Bonus Figural Pillow which features Frozen proportionately sized sleeping bag... with an astonishing new 3D figural pillow. It's a must have for every child's or friends room. Your child will enjoy hanging out with friends while playing with the characters sleeping bag. The Disney Frozen 3D figural pillow and sleeping bag set makes it easier for your child to enjoy nap time, travel and sleepovers with friends. These fun, fictional and functional figural pillow and sleeping bags are incredibly durable and easy to maintain. The colorful Disney Minnie Mouse graphics blend with super soft silk touch polyester creates a sleepover set that children will love. For ages three and up, recommended use is indoor use only. The sleeping bag is machine washable making it 100 percent mom-approved! read more
Extra large 26 x 62" size; fits kids up to 5 feet tall; extra wide and extra long size
LIDD1175FeaturesFabric: 100 % polyesterComes with bonus sling bagSized just right for little onesSide zipper makes getting in and ...out easyFrozen collectionSize: ThrowColor: BlueMaterial: PolyesterLicensed Product: Yes DimensionsOverall Length - Top to Bottom: 54"Overall Width - Side to Side: 30"Overall Product Weight: 1.2 lbs read more
Your child will enjoy the Disney Frozen Nap Mat with Bonus Figural Pillow which features Frozen proportionately sized sleeping bag... with an astonishing new 3D figural pillow. It's a must have for every child's or friends room. Your child will enjoy... read more
Disney - Frozen - Easy Fold Nap Mat - Kids can get cozy for years to come with the Disney Frozen Easy Fold Nap Mat! Simply unfold ...and snuggle into these extra long, extra wide, extra padded mats, perfect for kids up to 5 feet tall. Measuring 26 x 62, this fun, Frozen mat features an attached, standard-sized pillow case (pillow not included) with Anna, Elsa, and Olaf in shades of lavender and light blue on one side and solid purple on the other for years of longevity and use. Include your own standard-size pillow into the attached pillowcase and your ready to go! Easy to fold and carry with the included travel loop, this 100 percent Polyester microfiber mat is perfect for day care, preschool, travel, trips to Grandma's, slumber parties, and more. Size: Toddler. Gender: Female. read more
Linen Depot Direct 784857654752 Does your child love Frozen? Sized for children, this slumber set will be the center of attention ...at the next sleepover. Your child can take bedtime adventure almost anywhere with the bonus sling bag. The side zipper of the sleeping bag makes getting in and out easy. It's great for sleepovers, pre-school, watching TV, Grandma's house, and much more. Features: -Frozen collection.-Fabric: 100 % polyester.-Comes with bonus sling bag.-Sized just right for little ones.-Side zipper makes getting in and out easy.-Size: Throw.-Material: Polyester .-Water Resistant: No -Water Resistant Details: ..-Stain Resistant: No.-Hypoallergenic: No.-Organic: No.-Technique: .-Style (Old): Contemporary.-Style: Modern & Contemporary.-Theme: .-Holiday Theme: No -Holiday: ..-Seasonal Theme: No -Season: ..-Pattern: .-Thread Count: .-Heated: No.-Electric: No -Power Source: .-Control Type: .-Dual Controllers: .-Auto Shutoff Function: .-Auto Shutoff Time: .-Wattage: .-Voltage: ..-Embroidered: No.-Cleaning Method: Machine Wash.-Drying Method: Tumble Dry.-Fill Type: Polyester.-Reversible: No -Reverse Side Color: .-Reverse Side Material: .-Reverse Side Pattern: ..-Gender: Neutral.-Life Stage: Kid.-Outdoor Use: No.-Licensed Product: Yes.-Eco-Friendly: No.Specifications: -California Proposition 65 Warning Required: No.Dimensions: -Overall Length - Top to Bottom: 54.-Overall Width - Side to Side: 30.-Fringe Length: .-Overall Product Weight: 1.2. read more
Crown Crafts Frozen Toddler Nap Mat Snuggle up against the snow storms of Arendelle with sisters Ana and Elsa and adorable Olaf th...e snowman! Roll this soft and sturdy mat for easy tote and travel - perfect for preschool or a trip to Grandma's - then... read more
Linen Depot Direct Frozen Disney Nap Mat Throw Does your child love Frozen? Sized for children, this slumber mat will be the cente...r of attention at the next sleepover. Your child can take a bedtime adventure almost anywhere, just roll it up and go. The... read more
Disney Tinker Bell Nap Mat, Toddler: Quilted Disney nap mat, pillow and blanket all in onePerfect for preschool, traveling or just... to nap at homeRolls up with a built in carrying handleIncludes name tag for you to personalize with child's name (pen not included)Care: machine wash separately in cold water, gentle cycle; use non-chlorine bleach only when needed; tumble dry on low heat; do not ironQuestions about product recalls?Items that are a part of a recall are removed from the Walmart.com site, and are no longer available for purchase. These items include Walmart.com items only, not those of Marketplace sellers. Customers who have purchased a recalled item will be notified by email or by letter sent to the address given at the time of purchase. For complete recall information, go to Walmart Recalls. read more
NoJo Disney Frozen Sisters Forever Toddler Blanket The sisters of Arendelle, Elsa and Anna, bring their enchanting beauty to the D...isney Frozen Sisters Forever Toddler Blanket. The icy blue and lavender throw features the movie's iconic characters set... read more
Disney Frozen Slumber Set/Nap Mat with Bonus Sling Bag: Sized just right for little onesIncludes sleeping bag and bonus sling bagS...ide zipper makes getting in and out easyDimensions opened: 52"L x 30"W x 3"HDimensions closed: 26"L x 30"W x 3"HFabric: 100 percent polyesterQuestions about product recalls?Items that are a part of a recall are removed from the Walmart.com site, and are no longer available for purchase. These items include Walmart.com items only, not those of Marketplace sellers. Customers who have purchased a recalled item will be notified by email or by letter sent to the address given at the time of purchase. For complete recall information, go to Walmart Recalls. read more
Crown Crafts 6412370 Snuggle up against the snow storms of Arendelle with sisters Ana and Elsa and adorable Olaf the snowman! Roll... this soft and sturdy mat for easy tote and travel - perfect for preschool or a trip to Grandma's - then unroll for cozy comfort, anytime, anywhere. Features a padded pillow (attached) and super soft lavender, purple, aqua and raspberry blanket made of 100% polyester microfiber with a coral fleece back (also attached). Velcro closures, easy-carry handle and name tag label make this the perfect portable mat! Features: -Set includes blanket, mat and pillow.-Material: 100% Polyester microfiber.-Rolls up quickly with an easy carry strap, perfect for travel.-Designed for children ages 2 plus.-Machine wash separately in cold water, gentle cycle. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry on low heat. Iron on low heat when needed. Do not dry clean.-Product Type: Baby gym mat.-Hardware Finish: .-Powder Coated Finish: No.-Mat Material: Fabric -Mat Material Details: 100% Polyester..-PVC Free: Yes.-Water Resistant: No -Water Resistant Details: ..-Stain Resistant: No.-Odor Resistant: No.-Slip Resistant Surface: No.-Anti-bacterial Surface: No.-Hypoallergenic: No.-Organic: No.-Textured: No.-Interlocking Tiles: No -Number of Interlocking Tiles: ..-Removable Pieces: No -Number of Removable Pieces: .-Removable Piece Types: ..-Hanging Toys Included: No.-Cover Included: No.-Cot Size: .-Handle: Yes.-Stackable: No.-Folding: No.-Convert to Storage: Yes.-Carry Bag Included: No.-Reversible: No.-Casters Included: No.-Battery Operated: No.-Wall Attachment: No -Attachment Type: ..-Age Group: 2 Years.-Gender: Girl.-Machine Washable: Yes.-Outdoor Use: No.-Swatch Available: No.-Recycled Content: No -Total Recycled Content (Percentage): .-Post-Consumer Content (Percentage): .-Remanufactured/Refurbished: ..-Eco-Friendly: No.-Product Care: Machine wash separately in cold water, gentle cycle. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry on low heat. Do Not Iron. Do not dry clean.-Licensed Product: Yes.Specifications: -Commercial OR Residential Certifications: Yes -ADA Compliant: .-CE Certified: .-TB 117-2013 Compliant: .-FSC Certified: .-CPSC - 16 CFR 1303 Compliant: .-JPMA Certified: Yes.-CPSIA Compliant: Yes..-California Proposition 65 Warning Required: No.Dimensions: -Blanket finished size: 30" x 33", mat finished size (including pillow): 20" x 44".-Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 44.-Overall Width - Side to Side: 30.-Overall Depth - Front to Back: 1.-Mat Thickness: 0.25.-Individual Panels: No -Individual Panel Width - Side to Side: .-Individual Panel Depth - Front to Back: ..-Overall Product Weight: 1.02.Assembly: -Assembly Required: No.-Additional Parts Required: No -Parts Needed: .. read more
Your child will feel snug in this adorable Disney Minnie Mouse Nap Mat. It features her favorite character adorned in her classic ...bow and pumps. This convenient Disney nap mat also combines a blanket and pillow in one convenient design. It rolls up quickly with an easy-to-carry strap, making it well suited for travel. This Minnie Mouse sleeping mat is made for children ages 2 and up. It has a fun color palette and pairs easily with coordinating decor. br/ Disney Minnie Mouse Nap Mat read more
Disney Frozen Olaf 3D Pillow with Sleeping Bag Nap Mat: Features Frozen OlafPillow with sleeping bag is suitable for on-the-go or ...relaxing at homeSet includes 30" x 54" sleeping bag with cuddly character pillowIdeal for toddlers and small children3D pillow is made up of 100% polyesterFun for curling up to watch a TV show or movie with friends and familyEasy for children to carry themselvesColorful and highly detailed designSoft and very comfortableMakes a wonderful gift for young Frozen fansMachine washable read more
Your mini Minnie fan will love snuggling up in this Sweet as Minnie Nap Mat from Disney. It's a soft and sturdy, easy-carry mat, w...ith an attached pillow and super-soft microfiber/coral fleece blanket. For cozy comfort anywhere, anytime. read more
The Disney Cars Easy-Fold Toddler Nap Mat is extra long, extra wide, and extra padded for cozy comfort at preschool, day care, sle...epovers, or travel. Features an attached, standard size pillowcase to hold favorite pillow (not included). read more
This inflatable headboard is perfect for a growing child with changing tastes! Inflate this headboard to fit any twin-sized bed an...d purchase the corresponding covers. These covers come in a variety of licensed brands and are easily removed for washing. read more