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.
Sometimes it's best to think outside of the box. Unfortunately, cleanup time is not one of them. As all parents know, kiddos believe the perfect spot for storing their toys is on the floor. While this might be convenient for all of those dolls and dinosaurs to swiftly spring into action when it's time to play, the massive mess probably isn't a good look for mom. Luckily, for everyone's sake, there are super cool storage solutions that are not only functional, they're also fun and perfect for bedrooms and playrooms. Parents can even turn tidying up into a teachable moment. "Introducing kids early on to organizing will set them up for success later in life," says Tracy McCubbin, decluttering expert and author of This Book Will Set You Free: The 7 Emotional Clutter Blocks and How to Finally Conquer Them. "Organizing their toys when they are little will teach kids how to keep their future homes neat and even manage their schedules." Time to round up the best storage solutions for keeping your kid's play space looking spick-and-span! Check out our these awesome picks to give those games and gadgets a stylish home while making mom and dad happy. Toys in the bin or bust!
Finding the perfect pair of sophisticated sunglasses while protecting your eyes and staying on budget can feel impossible. But with this round-up of great women's sunglasses under $50, you can't go wrong. Check out our favorite picks from designers like Marc Jacobs, Quay Australia and Michael Kors.
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.
Open wide! Those baby teeth are beginning to break through which means your child may start feeling cranky thanks to teething pain. Parents should be on the lookout for the first signs to help soothe and pacify little ones. "First, it is important to understand the symptoms of teething. A low-grade fever (less than 101) may be a sign," says Danelle Fisher, MD, FAAP (Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics), Vice Chair of Pediatrics at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif. "Teething babies may have a clear runny nose or may have poop that is slightly more runny than usual and get a mild diaper rash. Also, your baby may be fussy or not eat as well. For any symptoms that are not mild or last longer than 24 hours, consult your pediatrician." To help alleviate your babe's irritating gum pain, we've rounded up the best teething toys to help ease the discomfort. Check out our top picks of chewy choices well worth biting into!
As warmer weather sets in, we find ourselves dreaming of sun, sand and our favorite summer accessories. Sunglasses are one of the most important summer staples—they protect our eyes from the sun's UV rays and keep us comfortable while we take in the sights of the season. From cute baby, toddler and kid sunglasses to cool sunglasses for women and men, these are the best picks from retailers like Amazon, Target and Nordstrom.
When spring arrives, we watch the flowers bloom, spring clean, put our sweaters in the back of our closets and think about how many trendy spring clothes we can fill the newfound space in our wardrobes with. But moms have enough on their plates without having to stress about what the latest trends are each season. Well, Walmart is taking the work out of looking stylish. In fact, they have everything that's trending this Spring all in one place, and moms can look effortlessly chic without having to spend a fortune. With trends like bold stripes, denim-on-denim and utility chic styles, moms can tackle the carpool lane, work and errands with grace. These 10 fashionable and affordable pieces from Walmart will take mom's style game up a notch so she can look good, feel good and be ready for whatever the day throws at her.
Fingerlings were one of the hottest toys last holiday season. In fact, they were so popular that Fingerlings Minis and even Fingerlings keychains soon followed. But this year, Fingerlings HUGS are at the top of every kid's wish list and one of the best Christmas toys of 2018. The adorable interactive plushies feature long arms that can wrap around your kid for a cuddle, and they also give kisses, giggle, repeat after your child and — whoops! — pass gas. The collection includes animals such as a unicorn and sloth, but we have to say that Fingerlings monkeys Boris and Bella might just be the cutest toys ever. While you'll likely find sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on these cute critters on toy store shelves across the country, there are even better deals — and exclusive animals! — available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target now. So, stop arguing with your little one about whether they're getting a real puppy or kitten, and tell them Santa might just deliver a monkey, sloth or unicorn pal instead! Shop the Fingerlings collection below.
Name a group of people who need self-care more than moms? We'll wait… You'll be hard-pressed to find a more overworked group of people, so that's why it is essential that moms take some time for self-care. But that's also not as easy as it sounds. A mother's job is never done, between work, school drop-offs, recitals and the other activities kids are involved with these days, by the time mom is alone, she probably won't want to do much but sleep. Luckily, Bobbi Brown, makeup maven, wellness guru and mom, has developed a line of self-care and wellness products that are perfect for busy moms who need a little help taking care of themselves. EVOLUTION_18 products are formulated with clean, high-quality ingredients and give moms a serious boost from within. Not only will they give you gorgeous skin, strong nails and shinier hair, but they will also energize you from the inside out. Moms need to feel their best to do their best and these eight products, which are exclusively available at Walmart, will help them do just that.
Shhh...baby is asleep! Sound and white noise machines are a must-have for little ones and light sleepers. They're an excellent tool to help develop sleeping routines and provide soothing sounds while blocking loud noises to quietly calm your child. Backed by pediatricians and certified sleep specialists, the benefit of introducing a sound machine early on to your infant is to create a, "womb-like white noise that actually activates a calming reflex in the baby, which helps promote sleep," says Dr. Harvey Karp, founder of Happiest Baby and creator of the SNOO Smart Sleeper. "It also reduces waking from outside distractions like noises and lights and internal disturbances like gas and mild hunger."
When shopping for the best machine, parents should be on the lookout for a unit that blocks disturbing sounds, especially during naptime. "Sound machines help drown out the noise we can't control, this is especially important during the daytime when most outside noises occur (i.e. cars driving by, dogs barking etc)," observes Certified Child Sleep Consultant Susete Pinto. However, doctors and sleep professionals caution against keeping a loud sound machine near your sleeping baby. Always maintain the noise levels at 50 A-weighted decibels while never keeping the device too close to the crib. "I generally recommend a noise level similar to what a hair dryer or vacuum might produce," say Dr. Karp.
Sweet as a lullaby and the best method for blocking out boisterous household and outdoor noises, our top picks of sound machines will work to calm even the most restless little sleepers. Get ready to make some noise! Wait, on second thought, let's sound off on comforting white noises to soothe your sweet babe.
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Find inner balance and unleash the powers of light and darkness with Blazing Team! Based on the popular Blazing Team TV show, Blaz...ing Team toys let kids become masters of Yo Kwon Do, learning exciting tricks and swinging their skills into action.Yo Kwon Do battlers-in-training can recreate the Yo Kwon Do fantasy with a throw of the Echostrike FX. Each Echostrike FX comes with 1 built-in set of creature sound effects and lights, plus two interchangeable creature plates featuring additional sound effects and lights. Plates easily unclip from and clip back into the toy, so kids can use whichever creature plates they want — whether they're feeling fierce like a tiger, sly like a lion, quick like a monkey, or strong like a dragon! With the Echostrike FX, kids can feel like they're part of the action!Blazing Team is a trademark of Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd.Hasbro and all related terms are trademarks of Hasbro. read more
Work to find inner balance and unleash the powers of light and darkness with Blazing Team! Based on the popular Blazing Team TV sh...ow, Blazing Team toys let kids become their own masters of Yo Kwon Do, practicing exciting tricks and spinning their skills into action.Kids can continue their training with the Tornado Strike toy, which features 360-degree spinning action! Able to spin on multiple surfaces, the Tornado Strike toy is perfect for Yo Kwon Do trainees looking to practice all sorts of moves and tricks. With the Tornado Strike: Eagle toy, it's time to get soaring and spinning!Blazing Team is a trademark of Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd.Hasbro and all related terms are trademarks of Hasbro. read more
CRITTER PUFFER BALL YO YO, SOLD BY 2 DOZENS
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PUFFER INSECTS, SOLD BY 4 DOZENS
FLASHING YO YOS, SOLD BY 4 DOZENS
TWO TONE PUFFER W/EYES, SOLD BY 4 DOZENS
ONE EYED MONSTER PUFFERS, SOLD BY 4 DOZENS
FLASHING PUFFER W/ EYES, SOLD BY 3 DOZENS
SMALL YO-YOS, SOLD BY 21 DOZENS
HAMBURGER YO-YOS, SOLD BY 11 DOZENS
CHRISTMAS YO-YOS, SOLD BY 12 DOZENS
RAINBOW YO-YOS, SOLD BY 12 DOZENS
PUFFER FROGS, SOLD BY 3 DOZENS
PUFFER CENTIPEDES, SOLD BY 5 DOZENS
PUFFER ANIMALS, SOLD BY 5 DOZENS
PUFFER CATERPILLAR, SOLD BY 2 DOZENS
BRIGHT STRIPED FISH, SOLD BY 4 DOZENS
INFLATABLE TROPICAL FISH, SOLD BY 4 DOZENS
MINI PUFFER BALLS, SOLD BY 9 DOZENS
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FLASHING SUPERHERO PUFFERS, SOLD BY 3 DOZENS
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