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.
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.
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.
Adults are due for some much-needed peace and quiet as the Christmas craze fizzles out. To carve out some precious alone time this winter, design a space that will hold your kids' attention for hours a day. It should be a room that bursts with color and piques curiosity with a strategic variety of learning and play toys. To help you create this space we rounded up 10 playroom staples to help kids battle cabin fever while they're holed up inside on snow days.
It's about that time: Ice, ice baby! There's a chill in the air, the winter months are upon us and ice skating rinks across the country are opening their gates. This, of course, keeps kids busy outside with friends while parents are bustling around buying holiday gifts, readying the house for guests and more. Ice skating is not only a great sport but also one of the best outdoor activities and winter weather pastimes for families. Whether your kid is a beginner or a star athlete, a boy or a girl, a figure skater or a hockey player, or just having fun with friends at the local frozen pond, here are the coolest ice skate styles from Amazon, Target, L.L. Bean and Urban Outfitters that any kid will covet.
Scratch "cuddly pets" off your Christmas toy list and snag one of these hilariously ferocious monsters instead. Grumblies are the fuming counterparts to Skyrocket Toys' sweet Pomsies. Each character has its own personality and design, plus over 40 fierce sounds and reactions. Tremor, Hydro, Bolt and Scorch will be your kid's best friend — until the fiery creature reaches full-on meltdown mode, of course. A Grumblies' short-fuse is something every parent and child knows a little bit about. These hot-headed and mischievous electronic plush toys are a major toy trend for kids this Christmas, so you might not want to wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Buy one (or the whole group!) and get early savings from Amazon and Walmart now.
Whether you're setting up an entire game room or just a small part of a bedroom, splurging on the finer details can make game play that much more exciting. From the best video game consoles to the top bundles and accessories, we found exactly what you need for the ultimate gaming experience. Snatch up these amazing early Black Friday deals from Walmart.
From fun food sets and building blocks to unique playhouses and play kitchens, here's our top toys that promote pretend play and inspire your child's imagination.
Pregnancy can come with a lot of aches and pains — especially in the final months when the weight of your precious baby belly may become hard for your body to support. Belly bands and maternity belts work by lifting the belly and redistributing the weight on your stomach, pelvis, back, hips and spine more evenly. Your exhausted body will appreciate any one of these supportive and comfortable maternity bands, plus some can be worn all pregnancy long and may even double as postpartum belts. Scroll through our selection of helpful pregnancy products and accessories from Amazon, Target, Motherhood Maternity and more.
There are times when we don't want glitter or ruffles or confusing designs splattered all over our kids' clothes. That's why we love Primary. Their clothes are basic and simple and can be worn over and over again. Another reason we love Primary? They're also making Halloween easy by inspiring parents to take matters into their own hands to create clever and adorable DIY Halloween costumes without having to pick up a needle and thread. Best of all, the costumes can have a second life—the hoodie your little guy wore for his dragon costume can be the same hoodie he wears to school the following week — minus the scales, of course. Scroll to see our favorite Primary DIY costume picks, along with details on how to make them and where to buy the essential pieces.
Zoomie Kids Raya Ride on Police Car Toy Box Get your little one ready save the day with this toy. With a nonremovable sturdy seat,... nonslip treads for feet, and durable MDF wood construction, this toy is not only fun but safe for your little policeman... read more
This adorable dress up set includes an outfit to fit any 5" yoohoo. This 2 piece set includes a shirt and a hat. This dress up set... fits on 5" Yoohoo & Friends only. Collect them all. read more
This pediatric-nurse play set has everything little nurses need to take care of a newborn babyincluding the baby! Nurses-in-traini...ng can slip on the cheerful, gender-neutral uniform (complete with customizable hospital ID tag) then fill the pockets with tools for a pretend-play checkup. The included stethoscope, ear scope, thermometer, and syringe help make sure all is well with the cuddly newbornor help patch up any imaginary booboos or sniffles. The plush baby doll has a removable cloth diaper with self-stick closures for easy changes before or after the checkup, and a sweet smiling face to encourage emotional connection and communication. read more
Get your little one ready save the day with the Happy Trails Ride On Fire Truck Toy Box. With a nonremovable sturdy seat, nonslip ...treads for feet, and durable MDF wood construction, this toy is not only fun, but safe for your little firefighter. It is hand painted to look like a firetruck and even stores all your child’s “firefighting toy essentials underneath the seat! It is perfect to use to teach toddlers the basics of balance, riding a small vehicle, and responsibility through cleaning up and storing toys. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: Happy Trails is committed to providing the consumer with the absolute best price and value on our entire line of products, which we ensure by applying a rigorous quality control process. NOTE: This is an exclusive product of Happy Trails and ONLY Toddler Ride On Toys by Happy Trails are GUARANTEED to be genuineIMPORTANT: Avoid buying counterfeit products and transacting with unauthorized sellers. Look for our logo on the packaging for every one of our products. CLASSIC FUN- This toy is just good old-fashioned fun that requires no batteries to use. It is hand painted to look like a firetruck and is fun for kids to learn the basics of balance, riding a small vehicle and learning to clean up and store small toys.SMALL TOY BOX- The ride-on rescue engine toy box has room for toy storage underneath the seat and is accessible from the front and back. With the included space for toys, your child can ensure they have all their firefighting toy essentials on hand!MOVES IN ANY DIRECTION- The firetruck is on moveable caster wheels with a steering wheel, so your future little firefighter can move in any direction. All you need is a smooth, flat surface to have your kids on-the-go!SAFE AND DURABLE- This toy is not only fun, but safe. It is made of solid MDF wood, has a non-removeable sturdy seat and a foot rest on each side of the ride-on with non-slip treads to support little feet so your toddler can ride without worry.PRODUCT DETAILS- Measures 17 long x 9.5 wide x 15 tall. For ages 12 months to 3 years. Weight limit of 40 pounds. read more
Your child will have plenty of pretend play time fun with the My Little Sandbox Construction Crew. Filled with included ultra fine... sand, this mini sandbox comes with 3 construction crew members, a foreman's building, dump truck, real gravel, and more. read more
My Little Sandbox Play Set: Construction Crew:Construction crew play set will have every crew member digging all the funRain or sh...ine won't stop the hours of creativity and imaginationConstruction toys include 10" x 10" x 2" colored sandbox, 20" x 20" no-mess play mat, themed accessories, ultra fine sand, grooming rake and digging shovelSuitable for play outdoors or indoorsEasy set-up at the table or on the floor read more
Be Good Company My Little Sandbox - Construction Crew
My Little Sandbox Horse Ranch:Age range: 3 years and upYour little buckaroo will have hours of fun with this Horse Ranch Play SetT...his unique 10" x 10" x 2" wooden sandbox features a 20" x 20" no-mess play mat and ultra fine sandYou'll find a cowgirl, ranch gate, doggie pal, horses, fencing, horseshoes, grooming comb, hay, riding trophy, feed bucket, hay bale, boulder, shade tree, grooming rake and digging shovelIt's a great way for kids to have creative fun, all packed in a neat little box read more
You can help expand your child's mind and provide hours of entertaining interactive play with the My Little Sandbox play set.My Li...ttle Sandbox, Space Mission:Features a 10"L x 10"W x 2"H "spacebox"Deep space playmat provides no-mess play for junior adventurersFeatures ultra-fine black sandSpace mission toy includes 3 astronauts, a crater, 1 digging shovel, 1 grooming rake, 1 collection bucket, 2 asteroids and moon rocksBe Good Company sandbox is suitable for children ages 3 to 10 read more
Your wish has come true. This unique 10-inch x 10-inch colorful sandbox is full of colorful sand and dreamy fun. You'll find the p...rince and princess, horse drawn carriage, magic castle, hope chest with jewels, swan, glass slipper, wish bucket, grooming rake and digging shovel. Plus a 20" x 20" play mat and storage box. It's a great way for girls to have creative fun, all packed in a neat little box. The My Little Sandbox line features tabletop play sets encouraging creativity, imagination and fun. So dig in and dream on. read more
My Little Sandbox Combat Mission:Age range: 3 years and upInstead of camouflaging your desk with papers, why not set up a mission ...for fun with the My Little Sandbox Combat MissionComplete with a Camo Sandbox, boulders, sandbags, Die Cast Tank and moreIncludes a no-mess play mat, 10 x 10" wooden sandbox, ultra-fine sand, mini grooming rake and a host of characters, features and tools like a sniper's tree, a die cast army tank, 2 mini boulders, enemy soldiers, sand bags, American flag, trench shovel and allied soldiersIncludes a 20" x 20" play mat read more
The My Little Sandbox Big Builder will help little ones build a foundation for expanding their creativity and imagination. It is a... toy that allows hands-on play in the sand without having to go outside or worrying about the weather. Thanks to this table top sandbox, you can keep an eye on your little builder as he enjoys hours of fun right at home. This unit takes kids into the world of construction, where they can practice fine-motor skills and play with endless scenarios. The Little Sandbox Big Builder includes a 10" by 10" box with a solid wooden construction, ultra fine sand inside and a play mat designed to prevent messes and damage to furniture. Also included are two die-cast construction vehicles, mini boulders, a bag of gravel, safety cones, a digging shovel, a construction crew and builder blocks. This kids' sandbox toy is recommended for kids between ages 3 and 10. read more
My Little Sandbox: Bug's World: Sand playsetAge range: three years and upIncludes 20" x 20" no-mess play mat, 10" x 10" x 2" sandb...ox, ultra-fine sand, back drop, busy bee, magnifying glass, fallen log, ants, grasshopper, dragonfly on grass, ladybug, frog, bucket, shove, rake, butterfly on rock read more
My Little Sandbox, Pirates Ahoy.:10" x 10" wood boxColored ultra fine sand2 pirates, sailing ship, palm trees, treasure chest, boo...ty bucket, a hungry crocodile, playful monkey, squawking parrot, an X to mark the spot and a digging shovel and rake3 years and up read more
My Little Sandbox Combat Mission: Age range: 3 years and upInstead of camouflaging your desk with papers, why not set up a mission... for fun with the My Little Sandbox Combat MissionComplete with a Camo Sandbox, boulders, sandbags, Die Cast Tank and moreIncludes a no-mess play mat, 10 x 10" wooden sandbox, ultra-fine sand, mini grooming rake and a host of characters, features and tools like a sniper's tree, a die cast army tank, 2 mini boulders, enemy soldiers, sand bags, American flag, trench shovel and allied soldiersIncludes a 20" x 20" play mat read more
My Little Sandbox Knights and Dragons:Bring the sandbox or the beach into your home for those rainy or cold days where you can't e...njoy the real thingContents include: 10" x 10" box, sand, a no-mess play mat, knights and dragon pieces to play in the sand with and a re-sealable boxAge range: 3 years and up read more
The My Little Sandbox Big Builder will help little ones build a foundation for expanding their creativity and imagination. It is a... toy that allows hands-on play in the sand without having to go outside or worrying about the weather. Thanks to this table top sandbox, you can keep an eye on your little builder as he enjoys hours of fun right at home. This unit takes kids into the world of construction, where they can practice fine-motor skills and play with endless scenarios. The Little Sandbox Bi read more
My Little Sandbox Horse Ranch: Age range: 3 years and upYour little buckaroo will have hours of fun with this Horse Ranch Play Set...This unique 10" x 10" x 2" wooden sandbox features a 20" x 20" no-mess play mat and ultra fine sandYou'll find a cowgirl, ranch gate, doggie pal, horses, fencing, horseshoes, grooming comb, hay, riding trophy, feed bucket, hay bale, boulder, shade tree, grooming rake and digging shovelIt's a great way for kids to have creative fun, all packed in a neat little box read more
Provide an aspiring little hostess with hours of creative and imaginative play with this My Little Sandbox, Kitty Tea Party. It in...cludes five adorable kittens and a colorful table and china hutch and accessories for the party. In addition, this pink kids' sandbox comes with ultra-fine sand, a no-mess play mat, one sand grooming rake, a pail and a shovel. Grooming brushes, a tea set and a ball of yarn are also included. Recommended for kids age 3 and older, this play set will make an ideal gift for any creative child. read more
My Little Sandbox, Doggie Day Camp:10" x 10" sandboxUltra-fine sandMini grooming rake and a host of characters, a dog house, doggi...e food, grooming tools, doggie bed, 6 dogs, drinking water, pooper scooper, grooming rake and 3 doggie toysToy sandbox3 years and up read more
Your little construction worker will enjoy plenty of pretend play with the My Little Sandbox Big Builder. Filled with included ult...ra fine sand, this mini sandbox comes with 2 die-cast construction vehicles, a construction crew, builder blocks, and more. read more
Your child will have fun digging and playing under the sea with the My Little Sandbox Mermaid's Cove. Filled with included ultra f...ine sand, this little sandbox holds a beautiful mermaid, a variety of sea animals and seashells, rake, shovel, and more. read more
Explore and go on a pirate adventure with the My Little Sandbox Pirates Ahoy. Filled with included ultra fine sand, this mini sand...box comes with 2 pirates, a treasure chest, pirate ship, crocodile, and more. It includes a no-mess play mat for clean fun. read more
Rain or Shine won't stop the hours of creativity and imagination! Action packed and ready to go. This Big Builder Play Set will ha...ve every child digging all the fun! read more
Blast off on a outer space mission with the My Little Sandbox Space Mission. Filled with included ultra fine black sand, this mini... sandbox comes with 3 astronauts, 2 asteroids, a crater, and more. Includes a no-mess play mat for plenty of clean fun. read more
Your little pirate fan will enjoy plenty of pretend fun with the My Little Sandbox Pirate's Treasure. Filled with included ultra f...ine sand, this action-packed sand box holds a treasure box, shovel, pirate and his boat, crocodile, and more. read more