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.
Refresh your children's wardrobe by shopping at these stylish, yet affordable, kid clothing brands that your little one will actually love.
There are many ways to approach how to dress when you're expecting. Tackle maternity-wear without sacrificing style by dressing in these designer accessories from Farfetch. Keep your necessary maternity clothes to a minimum and wear these trendy additions to spice up your outfit—they can even be used after your little one arrives!
The bathroom is where we start and end our day. If it's a fun and welcoming space, morning routines run smoother and bath time is a breeze. Parents don't have to dedicate their single-bathroom home to a youthful theme, but making it appeal to children will engrain the importance of self-care and hygiene at an early age. Here are 10 kid-friendly ideas for decorating a bathroom that everyone will love.
Nintendo's latest video game console has taken the gaming world by storm with a wealth of content for everyone from seasoned gamers to younger children. Here are the best age-appropriate Switch games that kids of all ages will enjoy.
Target was a go-to for the trendiest Christmas toys last year, and you can expect even more of the same great Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales on kids' favorite brands in 2018. From Air Hogs to Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol playsets, it won't be hard to fulfill your child's wish list with a shopping trip to Target. Last year, Nintendo and LEGO were favorite toymakers for Target shoppers, and this year the virtual toy chest is loaded with options from Baby Alive, KumiKreator, Crate Creatures and more. Have a look through our favorite Christmas toys from Target below.
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.
Get ready to bump up your pregnancy wardrobe! If you're wondering where to buy maternity clothes that are stylish and flow seamlessly into your existing wardrobe, you're in luck! Retailers like Target, Seraphine, ASOS, Nordstrom and even Amazon all carry fashion-forward maternity clothes designed with the modern mama in mind. That means you can find maternity tops, dresses, leggings and more clothing essentials, including plus sizes, that won't have you sacrificing style for comfort. Below, we've rounded up some of the best places to buy maternity clothes, plus some of our favorite pieces from each store. Happy shopping!
Does wearing a matching family pajama set for the holidays just sound like something your home crew would so do? Whether it's for the holiday card, the grandparents or Instagram, this is a Christmas trend the whole clan can get behind — and then get into bed! While some families have been wearing their comfy group onesies since Halloween (think: superhero pajama sets or a family of dreamy dragons), others are just getting into the flannel pajamas mode now. We've scoured through all the family pajama set reviews out there on every site from Target to Amazon to Nordstrom and can say with confidence that these cozy Disney, Harry Potter, Rudolph and Christmas-themed sets are, well, the cat's pajamas. Shop this cozy sleepwear now.
Choosing a rug for baby's nursery that's stylish, safe and comfortable can be difficult. Before you rug shop, it's important to think about the size of your nursery (be sure take measurements in advance!), the rug material you want, whether you're covering a hardwood floor or layering the rug on carpet and whether or not the rug fits the style of your baby's nursery. Look through our selection of stylish and safe nursery rugs all priced at under $250 and easily found at popular retailers including Target, Wayfair and Pottery Barn Kids.
She'll be cute and comfortable in this fashion-forward romper by Amy Byer. Short sleeve dress features a deep solid design, pleate...d bodice, a cinched waist, round neckline, and a ruffled high-low hemline. Includes a coordinating braided cord belt with tassel accent. read more
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Multicoloured silk cat print dress from Gucci Kids.
A long-sleeved dress in faded check cotton, finished with smocking and ruffles.
Crêpe de Chine silk lining. Bright yellow silk habotai with kitten print-a design by artist Yuko Higuchi. Mother of pearl buttons.... Flounce detail. Back button closure. 100% silk. Made in Italy. read more
Gold tone leather ballerinas from GUCCI KIDS featuring Adjustable velcro hook-and-loop strap closure, rubber sole and blue and red... Web bow. read more
Loved for its lavish Italian styling, Gucci Kids is the go-to label for the next fashion-forward generation. This orange and blue ...cotton Gucci Animalium printed T-shirt features a round neck, long length raglan sleeves, a print to the front, a straight hem and a rainbow spaceship print to the back. read more
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Loved for its lavish Italian styling, Gucci Kids is the go-top label for the next fashion-forward generation. This yellow cotton b...lend cat print hoody from Gucci Kids features a hood, a print to the rear and stripe details at the sleeves. read more
Yellow wool-silk blend GG logo scarf from Gucci Kids featuring frayed edges.
Loved for its lavish Italian aesthetic, Gucci Kids is the go-top label for the next fashion-forward generation. This yellow cotton...-blend scarf from Gucci Kids features a printed logo with metallic embellishments and fringed edges. read more
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Black felted cotton jersey. Gucci vintage logo inspired by the men's and women's ready-to-wear collections. Fixed hood. Front pouc...h pocket. 100% cotton. Made in Italy. read more
Loved for its lavish Italian styling, Gucci Kids is the go-to label for the next fashion-forward generation. These fluorescent yel...low logo stripe leggings feature an elasticated waistband, a pull-on style, a regular length, a tapered leg, a fitted silhouette and a black, white and red knitted logo stripe to each leg. read more
Orange side logo leggings from Gucci Kids featuring an elasticated waistband, a logo to the outside and a stretch fit.
Light grey felted cotton jersey. Gucci jacquard stripe-inspired by the men's and women's ready-to-wear collections. Gucci stripe t...rompe l'oeil bow appliqué. Fixed hood. Elastic waistband. 100% cotton. Made in Italy. read more
Loved for its lavish Italian styling, Gucci Kids is the go-to label for the next fashion-forward generation. Crafted from cotton b...lend, this monster print polo shirt from Gucci Kids features a classic polo collar, a signature green and red Web detail, a front button placket, short sleeves and a straight hem. read more
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