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.
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!
Whether daylight savings time has the mom in your life feeling a little out of funk or she's just been meaning to catch up on sleep since entering motherhood, she deserves a little TLC. But if going to a spa doesn't fit into your schedule or budget, there are still plenty of luxe products and treatments to let you pamper yourself at home. From restorative moisturizing hair masks to indulgent, fragrant body oils, there's something for every mom to enjoy, from retailers like Amazon, Nordstrom and Crabtree & Evelyn.
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.
Finding the right products to help busy families keep their houses clean can be tough—and finding ones that are environmentally-friendly and made of natural ingredients can be even harder. If you're looking for eco-friendly cleaning products that are safe for families with allergies, small children and pets, check out these great options from Amazon, Walmart, Target and more.
Who says that unicorns aren't real? Certainly not young fans fascinated with these beautiful, mythological creatures. This fabled horned horse has the power to put a huge smile on your kiddo's face with adorable pieces inspired by the colorful legend. In honor of National Unicorn Day on April 9, we've rounded up a collection of delightful picks from dreamy stuffed animals to sparkly clothing and accessories sure to spark imaginations. Check out this enchanting selection specifically designed to charm wide-eyed little ones who still believe in magic.
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.
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.
Skechers Mind Game shoes feature suede uppers, slip on sporty casual comfort, stitching accents, dual side elastic fabric panels, ...padded collar, soft fabric shoe lining, memory foam insoles, and flexible traction outsoles. read more
The Florsheim Lakeside offers a twist on your typical boat shoes. Styled with durable rubber bottom, Suedetec lining and cushioned... insole for a soft, yet breathable feel. read more
The Dayton from French Shriner is a comfortable shoe that offers a classic style & features a leather upper, cushioned insole and ...a shock absorbing tech rubber outsole for added comfort. read more
The Carson loafer features a smooth leather upper, elastic side goring, padded collar, and an extended welt unit outsole.
Intricate brogue details define a charming wingtip fashioned from finely textured leather and fitted with a moisture-wicking linin...g for all-day comfort. Style Name: Johnston & Murphy Tabor Wingtip (Men). Style Number: 5266975. Available in stores. read more
Sharp detailing in topstitched, quality leather defines a stylish loafer with added comfort from memory-foam insoles. Style Name: ...Johnston & Murphy Alcott Penny Loafer (Men). Style Number: 5663293. Available in stores. read more
A moc-toe loafer crafted of soft polished sheepskin features fringed tassels and hand-sewn whipstitched detail. Style Name: Johnst...on & Murphy Cresswell Woven Tassel Loafer (Men). Style Number: 5255292. Available in stores. read more
An oiled Nubuck upper with comfortable slip-on styling creates the casual appeal of the modern Walden sneakers from Johnston & Mur...phy. read more
A wingtip toe adds a note of sophistication to these leather lace-up sneakers from Johnston & Murphy.
A cool contrast sole grounds a stylish sneaker built from lightweight materials and fitted with a padded sheepskin footbed. Style ...Name: Johnston & Murphy Mcguffy Sneaker (Men). Style Number: 5741366. Available in stores. read more
A wingtip toe and woven detailing at the upper freshens up the style of these business-ready leather oxfords from Johnston & Murph...y. read more
Simple broguing and longwing construction further the sleek, streamlined aesthetic of a handsome oxford with a smartly burnished f...inish. Style Name: Johnston & Murphy Bradford Wingtip Oxford (Men). Style Number: 5612529. Available in stores. read more
Perfect for days at the office, the Carlson leather oxfords from Johnston & Murphy feature a stylish cap toe at the upper and offe...r sophisticated comfort to carry your throughout the day. read more
Combining the comfort of a sneaker with the polished style of a classic wingtip, this handsome hybrid features embossed panels fra...med with brogued detailing. Style Name: Johnston & Murphy Elliston Wingtip Sneaker (Men). Style Number: 5663299. Available in stores. read more
*A luxurious casual slip-on designed for the man of leisure *Premium tumbled leather upper *Handsewn moccasin construction *Full-l...ength foam cushioned footbed *Non-marking rubber sole with molded Wave-Siping for wet/dry surface traction read more
*Whether you're running errands or running to the game, this handsome casual moc will get you there in style *Smooth leather upper... with moc toe detailing *Leather linings *Fully cushioned footbed with OrthoLite® high-rebound foam *Durable EVA sole read more
Italian leather creates the deluxe fit and feel of these handsome loafers from Florsheim, finished with a monk strap and buckle fo...r a sophisticated touch. read more
Minimalist construction defines a handsome casual sneaker cut from soft nubuck and set in a layered cupsole. Style Name: Johnston ...& Murphy Mcguffey Plain Toe Sneaker (Men). Style Number: 5255339. Available in stores. read more
*Modern comfort and classic styling elevate this sophisticated moc toe Venetian slip-on *Hand-burnished genuine leather upper with... stitching detail *Slip-on styling *Breathable mesh lining *Molded Memory Foam footbed with soft heel gel pod for all-day comfort *Lightweight molded rubber outsole read more
Full-grain Italian calfskin leather shapes a traditional wingtip impeccably finished with rich burnishing and intricate broguing. ...Style Name: Johnston & Murphy Conard Wingtip (Men). Style Number: 1119945. Available in stores. read more
*Featuring a classic look, the Toby Venetian won't disappoint *Premier leather upper *Easy slip-on styling *Leather and mesh linin...gs *Removable HEXtreme polyurethane and Memory Foam footbed *Molded rubber outsole provides excellent traction and durability *WaveReFlex patterned outsole bends and flexes with the foot read more
Classic style and casual comfort come with these slip-on loafers from Johnston & Murphy.