After an exhausting month of shopping and planning winter break activities, is there anything more rewarding than the look of wonderment and pure joy on your child's face on Christmas morning? Bright eyes and wide smiles will make all the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile! In the meantime, here are a few more things to tack onto your to-do list to make Christmas morning a little more magical for you and your family.
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.
The diaper bag. It is a necessary part of parenthood, from baby's first few days in this world well into what may be their toddler years. It can seem daunting at first to try and determine what defines "must-have" versus "meh, maybe not" on-the-go gear. That's why we've rounded up our favorite diaper bag essentials, from a few ideas as to what to pack in a diaper bag for the hospital to what might even be a bit of a "bonus" for mom and dad. Speaking of, not much differs when it comes to diaper bag essentials for dad or mom, but guys on the go may appreciate a diaper bag backpack or duffle of their very own. You know, to avoid potential paisley prints or darling designs perhaps less desired by some dudes.
Unlike a Christmas birthday, which can get easily overlooked during the holiday commotion, a Halloween birthday party is a special unicorn — much like your little princess, superhero or monster. And just like those peanut butter cups you're giving out to trick-or-treaters, Halloween and birthdays are "two great things that go great together!" No need to rack your brain for some far-out theme — costumes and candy are a given. But you can still flex your creativity and choose unique decorations, invitations and much more to make your kiddo's Halloween birthday party a howling success. Keep scrolling for some frightfully fun inspiration.
Learn why the Parenting.com editors (and hundreds of reviewers) can't stop raving about the Molekule air purifier. Spoiler alert: Not only does it clean the air like never before, but it's also off-the-charts stylish. Parents, this is one nursery essential you won't want to miss.
It's never too early to get a little one hooked on reading. These fun, personalized storybooks for kids combine entertainment with education, making your budding bookworm the hero of their own story. Whether it's a Disney story or a bedtime story, get your birthday and Christmas gift shopping done early and order one of these unique page-turners from Amazon, Etsy or Uncommon Goods now!
Selecting the coolest (and most durable) kids' shoes for fall and beyond can be quite the ordeal — no pressure, Mom and Dad! Thankfully, Pediped has an incredible inventory of shoes and sandals that will have your little one stepping out in style at school, the playground and beyond. Plus, now until September 30, 2018, you can enjoy 20 percent off your Pediped purchase by using code PARENTING20!
You signed your aspiring wide receiver up for football. Now what? Finding the best football cleat that's touchdown-worthy—no pressure. Don't worry, Nike has you covered when it comes to providing a reliable cleat and safety gear that you'll need to get your little athlete's football career started.
Choosing a reliable football cleat for your child can help prevent injuries and further their ability to achieve their goals at such a young age. Whether your active kiddo dreams of being the next Carson Wentz or Rob Gronkowski, start from the ground up. Be sure to choose a cleat that gives their ankles the support they need, helping them look and feel good on and off the field. Not only will you find your child in the end zone quite frequently while wearing the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 Football Cleat, but you'll also feel like a true winner knowing your player is safe and secure breaking through tackles and jumping for interceptions.
Pleasing teenage girls can often be a challenge, especially when it comes to helping them pick out clothes or room decor. If you have a teenager who loves boho style and is in need of a little bedroom revamp, look no further. Your teen will be shocked at how well you know the boho trend when she sees these gypsy-inspired bedroom picks.
Back-to-school shopping is fun with these outfit ideas that parents and kids will love. These outfits will show off their personality and give them the confidence to tackle the upcoming school year.
Send your kids off to class in style this fall with the trendiest back-to-school clothes from Zappos. From Mamma Mia-inspired bell-sleeves to World Cup-approved casual wear, these latest looks will have them dressing to impress all year long.
Whether your child's school uniform is a sweater and khakis or a sweet dress, these classic pieces earn an A-plus for style.
Between the swollen ankles and that growing belly, pregnancy is no joke! Don't limit yourself to restricting pants and try these comfy maternity leggings instead.
Whether you're looking for baby bottles to help prevent colic, sturdy glass baby bottles, soft silicone bottles or something in between — we've rounded up the very best baby bottles for newborns
Disney Mickey Best Buddies Window Panel The Mickey Best Buddies Window Panel, frame the fun with Goofy, Mickey and his iconic butt...ons, glove and silhouette. Coordinates with the full line of Mickey's best buddies nursery bedding and decor.Features:... read more
International Playthings 5 Piece Disney Princess Character Set 5 Piece Disney Princess Character Set create your favorite Disney p...rincesses Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel, Tiana, and Jasmine.Features: Includes over 600 jewel and solid beads in 19 colors,... read more
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What's more fun than pretending to fly? Play along with Dusty Crophopper on this Kiddieland Disney Planes Dusty Ride On. Dusty pla...ys his favorite songs for entertainment. Press and slide buttons on the dashboard to hear realistic take-off and landing... read more
Your kids are bubbly so why not show them how to do something bubbly with a Disney Junior Minnie Bubble Bellie. This fun toy is ba...ttery operated to keep your kids awash in bubbles anytime. Minnie blows bubbles when you pull the handle. This fun set... read more
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Little ones will adore pretending to get ready for a big event with this darling Disney's Minnie Mouse Minnie Bowdazzling Vanity! ...DisneyGift Givers: This item ships in its original packaging. If intended as a gift, the packaging may reveal the contents. Mirror features a lights and sounds bow Perfect for imaginative play! Large mirror and sculpted Minnie face What's Included 1 Vanity 1 stool 1 play brush 1 play perfume bottle 2 barrettes 4 pictures 15.63H x 23.88'W x 5D Age: 3 years & up Weight capacity of stool: 110 lbs. Plastic Assembly required Requires 3 AA batteries (not included) Wipe clean Imported Size: One Size. Color: Pink. Gender: Female. Age Group: Kids. read more
Little ones will adore pretending to get ready for a big event with this darling Disney's Minnie Mouse Minnie Bowdazzling Vanity! ...DisneyGift Givers: This item ships in its original packaging. If intended as a gift, the packaging may reveal the... read more
Add to your Lego BrickHeadz collection with this sweet Disney's Minnie Mouse Lego BrickHeadz Minnie Mouse 41625! © Disney Fun to b...uild using colorful Lego bricks Stands on a buildable collector's baseplate with BrickHeadz logo for easy display in your... read more
This adorable plush Minnie Mouse toy will be a favorite for all Disney Minnie Mouse fans out there. Disney 18in tall Plush Minnie ...Mouse design Ages: birth & up Polyester, plastic Machine wash Imported Model no. 79295 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor.... read more
This adorable plush Minnie Mouse toy will be a favorite for all Disney Minnie Mouse fans out there. Disney 18" tall Plush Minnie M...ouse design Ages: birth & up Polyester, plastic Machine wash Imported Model no. 79295 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Female. Age Group: Infant. read more
Add to your Lego BrickHeadz collection with this sweet Disney's Minnie Mouse Lego BrickHeadz Minnie Mouse 41625! © Disney Fun to b...uild using colorful Lego bricks Stands on a buildable collector's baseplate with BrickHeadz logo for easy display in your home, office or anywhere you like! Iconic details Stands over 2 inch tall without baseplat What's Included Lego Building Elements 4.8"H x 3.58"W x 3.07"D 129-piece set Age: 10 years & up Plastic Wipe clean No assembly required Imported Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Kids. read more
Minnie's Happy Helpers Van has everything Minnie Mouse needs for her latest adventures, just like on her Disney Junior show. There...'s no job too big or small as Minnie rides around in her van ready for her next mission. When she finds someone who needs... read more
Minnie Mouse visits Frontier land and is all decked out in her western gear with hat, scarf, vest and gloves.Package Quantity : 1
Your child will be ready to make some music with the Disney Minnie Mouse Minnie's Musical Mat. There are three different ways for ...your child to play. You child can create their own music by pressing the piano spot, letting their creativity flow freely.... read more
This versatile Disney's Minnie Mouse playard keeps you organized and your little one entertained. Disney Breathable mesh design Ea...sy-to-clean removable changing table Organizer keeps baby's essentials organized Hanging Minnie Mouse toys excite baby... read more
It's fashion playtime with one of your favorite Disney pals, Minnie! Girls will adore this adorable basic fashion set, while Moms ...will love the affordable price! Seaside Minnie includes a one-inch Minnie Mouse figure along with an easy snap-on blue dress with white anchor-shaped decor, a snap-on pink- and blue-striped bow and pink bow-shoes to match. read more
Minnie Mouse and her Happy Helpers are on their way to Hawaii, so it's time to say "aloha" to Hula Dancin' Minnie. Join Minnie in ...her special hula dance as she sways her hips from side to side in her pretty grass skirt. Move her arms and head and... read more
Disney's Minnie Mouse is ready to play! This Chef Minnie figure comes equipped with her professional bow-tiful chef's hat! Spread ...the fun with Minnie and her friends - 6 figures in all! (Each sold separately and subject to availability). read more
Disney Minnie Mouse - Minnie's Happy Helpers Van: Age Range: 2Y+Rolling van that opens into a playsetPoseable Minnie figure & 6 pl...ay piecesSpin the computer display to choose Minnie's next Happy Helpers missionPieces store inside for on-the-go portability read more
Happy Helper Minnie is on another worldwide adventure, and this time it's London, the land of Big Ben, tea, and crumpets. Minnie M...ouse strikes a different pose with every outfit she wears with this exciting Snap 'n Pose figure and fashion set. Minnie... read more
Set includes Minnie and Daisy figures, microphone, guitar, sofa, and bus. Includes fully illustrated playmat.
Have your child press Minnie's dress down over and over to see Minnie repeat her special pose. The Turnstyler can hold up to three... dresses, three bows, and three pairs of shoes while the doors are closed to keep everything stored neatly inside. Shoes are stored in the bottom of the closet, and there are hooks for extra storage. Minnie's Turnstyler Fashion Closet playset comes with a 5-inch (12,7cm) Minnie Mouse fashion doll, three Snap N' Pose dresses, a bow, a pair of shoes, and a purse. Additional dresses and accessories are sold separately. Disney Minnie Mouse Minnie's Turnstyler Fashion Closet: Age Range: 2Y+Spinning closet playsetFun sound effectsSpin the dresses & bowsEverything stores neatly insideIncludes 5-inch (12,7cm) Minnie Mouse Snap N' Pose fashion figureSnap on a dress and see Minnie strike a poseComes with three dresses, 1 pair of shoes, 1 bow & 1 purseAdditional dresses and accessories sold separately read more
Your child will enjoy pretending to be a store clerk with her favorite cartoon characters with this Disney Minnie's Bow-Tique Disn...ey Minnie Mouse Cash Register. It lets your little girl shop with Minnie herself. This cash register toy features Mickey's favorite girl friend blurting out relevant phrases and realistic sounds. It also has a play scanner, a working cash drawer, play money and even a pretend credit card. The machine comes with the batteries needed to operate, and is appropriate for k read more
Disney Minnie Mouse Minnie's Musical Mat: Age range: 3 years and upThree different ways to playPress any of the spots on top of th...e musical play mat to get startedPiano spot lets children play freely and make their own musicMusic spot calls up prerecorded songs for your child to dance toMemory game helps teach some basic musical skillsFeatures Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck read more
Disney Junior's Minnie Mouse is on another Happy Helpers mission, and this time she's a magical twirling ballerina! Fisher-Price's... Snap n' Twirl Ballerina Minnie is a 5-inch (12.7cm) poseable Minnie Mouse figure that comes with 3 elegant ballerina... read more