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.
Becoming a first-time parent can be pretty intimidating! Thankfully, with the right gear and a lifehack or two, you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your baby.
Your time with your kids is valuable, so don't waste extra minutes or effort cleaning up after feedings. From bibs to dishware, make mealtime more enjoyable for both you and baby. With the help of these eight uniquely designed products, you can prevent mealtime messes.
Caring for a newborn can be pretty intimidating. Thankfully, with the right gear and a lifehack or two, you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your baby.
Selecting an educational toy for children that keeps them engaged can be challenging. With the right tools, you can make the toy shopping experience a lot less stressful.
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.
From tubs and toys to soaps and shampoos, here's what your baby needs for a fun and soothing bathtime routine.
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.
Subscription boxes are the perfect gift for the fun-loving kiddos in your life. With options including everything from science to cooking, kids will love receiving their very own monthly packages filled with fun activities and toys. Don't know which subscription to choose? Read on to discover 12 of our favorites.
Whether you prefer plastic baby bottles or eco-friendly glass bottles, all-in-one coolers and warmers or separate, the choices can seem endless when it comes to finding the best baby bottles and accessories. We've got everything you need from bottles and carriers to brushes and sterilizers to make your baby's bottle time a breeze at home or on the go.
There's no need to worry if you don't have a large nursery. Take a look at these cute baby cribs made for small spaces.
Acquiring all the products needed to care for your children can be expensive and overwhelming. But you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your family with quality tools and toys that can be used for all your children.
Your kids will love this wearable tech, and you'll love that they're able to build healthier habits with these fun fitness and activity trackers.
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