Hooray for snow days! That brisk chill in the air signals that it's time to bundle up the kids in warm winter gear and get outdoors for some cool family fun and winter activities. Way better than riding in a one-horse open sleigh, soaring downhill on the slickest sledding equipment is guaranteed to be a blast! Easy to pack for a trip to the park, our top picks of sleds, saucers, tubes, and toboggans are great for gliding through the season. Be sure to have helmets handy to keep the little ones safe, and enjoy the ride!
If your little one is finally outgrowing baby toothbrushes, you may want to consider finding an electric toothbrush for toddlers. Electric toothbrushes can make brushing more fun and more convenient for kids. Plus, they have powerful heads that clean faster and more efficiently than manual toothbrushes. We talked to New York City's Leading Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Lana Rozenberg, DDS, about the most important features to look for and rounded up the best, affordable products from brands like Oral-B, Colgate, Philips and more.
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.
Shhh...baby is asleep! Sound and white noise machines are a must-have for little ones and light sleepers. They're an excellent tool to help develop sleeping routines and provide soothing sounds while blocking loud noises to quietly calm your child. Backed by pediatricians and certified sleep specialists, the benefit of introducing a sound machine early on to your infant is to create a, "womb-like white noise that actually activates a calming reflex in the baby, which helps promote sleep," says Dr. Harvey Karp, founder of Happiest Baby and creator of the SNOO Smart Sleeper. "It also reduces waking from outside distractions like noises and lights and internal disturbances like gas and mild hunger."
When shopping for the best machine, parents should be on the lookout for a unit that blocks disturbing sounds, especially during naptime. "Sound machines help drown out the noise we can't control, this is especially important during the daytime when most outside noises occur (i.e. cars driving by, dogs barking etc)," observes Certified Child Sleep Consultant Susete Pinto. However, doctors and sleep professionals caution against keeping a loud sound machine near your sleeping baby. Always maintain the noise levels at 50 A-weighted decibels while never keeping the device too close to the crib. "I generally recommend a noise level similar to what a hair dryer or vacuum might produce," say Dr. Karp.
Sweet as a lullaby and the best method for blocking out boisterous household and outdoor noises, our top picks of sound machines will work to calm even the most restless little sleepers. Get ready to make some noise! Wait, on second thought, let's sound off on comforting white noises to soothe your sweet babe.
Baby cribs can typically range anywhere from the low hundreds to the thousands, but if you're looking to outfit your little one's nursery on a budget, there are some great, wallet-friendly options available. Check out these great cribs, all priced at or under $150, from retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Ikea.
As warmer weather sets in, we find ourselves dreaming of sun, sand and our favorite summer accessories. Sunglasses are one of the most important summer staples—they protect our eyes from the sun's UV rays and keep us comfortable while we take in the sights of the season. From cute baby, toddler and kid sunglasses to cool sunglasses for women and men, these are the best picks from retailers like Amazon, Target and Nordstrom.
Tulle and lace and sequins, oh my! Find the perfect flower girl dress for upcoming spring, summer or fall weddings on a budget with this list of gorgeous dresses for little girls. We've rounded up the prettiest, most affordable flower girl dresses under fifty dollars from retailers like Amazon, Etsy and H&M.
Sometimes it's best to think outside of the box. Unfortunately, cleanup time is not one of them. As all parents know, kiddos believe the perfect spot for storing their toys is on the floor. While this might be convenient for all of those dolls and dinosaurs to swiftly spring into action when it's time to play, the massive mess probably isn't a good look for mom. Luckily, for everyone's sake, there are super cool storage solutions that are not only functional, they're also fun and perfect for bedrooms and playrooms. Parents can even turn tidying up into a teachable moment. "Introducing kids early on to organizing will set them up for success later in life," says Tracy McCubbin, decluttering expert and author of This Book Will Set You Free: The 7 Emotional Clutter Blocks and How to Finally Conquer Them. "Organizing their toys when they are little will teach kids how to keep their future homes neat and even manage their schedules." Time to round up the best storage solutions for keeping your kid's play space looking spick-and-span! Check out our these awesome picks to give those games and gadgets a stylish home while making mom and dad happy. Toys in the bin or bust!
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.
As a first-time parent, you are trying to figure out the best products that make life with baby easier to manage. After all, your life was just turned upside down and all the things you used to rely on before, just won't cut it now with this little person in your life, in fact you will need a whole new set of "stuff" just for the baby. You'll be super sleep-deprived and have lost count of how many diapers you've changed in 24 hours. Being a new parent isn't going to be easy, so anything that will help you along your parenting journey is definitely worth checking out. Babies need a lot of stuff and finding the right stuff can make all the difference from day to day. From finding the perfect temperature for baby's bath to getting rid of nasty boogers (in a way you probably never imaged), these products are multi-purpose and life-changing!
Skechers Appeal athletic shoes offer a slip on athleisure design with a one piece knit mesh fabric upper, heel pull tabs on front ...and back. Lightweight shock absorbing midsoles and air-cooled memory foam footbeds. read more
Encourage them to get out and explore in the redesigned GEL-Venture 6 GS trail shoe by Asics. Designed to take on rugged terrain, ...this model comes complete with a trail-specific outsole and high-abrasion rubber for confidence-inspiring traction. Rearfoot GEL cushioning absorbs shock to keep them comfortable as they pound along the path, while the removable sockliner allows for custom orthotics for an even more personalized fit. Uppers provide breathable mesh and a padded collar & tongue. read more
FEATURES: Comfort|Cushioned SHOE LINING MATERIAL: Synthetic SOLE OUTER SURF AREA: 100% Eva SHOE FASTEN: Lace Up COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:... Imported read more
Skechers GOrun 400 Pro are well-cushioned, lightweight running shoes that go the distance. The responsive cushioning midsole and a... breathable mesh upper offer an incredibly responsive training and running shoe. read more
Lighted triple strap sneaker
Lighted high top sneaker with love artwork patch
Sparkle and shimmer into the season with the SKECHERS KIDS Twinkle Toes: Twinkle Lite - Dainty Dots sneaker! Lights up with every ...step. Soft canvas blend fabric upper with synthetic glitter and polka dots throughout. Hook-and-loop closure. Round studded toe-cap and textured toe bumper. Padded tongue and collar provide added comfort. Light-up sequin-covered toe cap. Heel-tab offers easy entry. Signature logo detailing throughout. Breathable fabric lining. Cushioned footbed for long-lasting wear. Vulcanized shock-absorbing midsole. Flexible rubber outsole. Imported. Measurements: Weight: 6 oz Product measurements were taken using size 2 Little Kid width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size. Weight of footwear is based on a single item not a pair. read more
Lighted triple strap sneaker with pop art printed upper
Gore slip on athletic shoe
Lighted sneaker with gore and strap closure
Lighted triple strap sneaker
Lighted sporty training sneaker with on/off switch
Lighted high top sneaker
Lace up sneaker with air cooled memory foam insole
Lighted athletic sneaker with sequin details
Lighted high top sneaker with unicorn detail
Lightweight gore and strap sneaker with memory foam insole
Lighted triple strap sneaker
Wing and rainbow gore and strap sneaker
Flat knit chukka w/air-cooled memory foam
Bungee slip on sneaker with gel midsole bungee
Hologram mesh lace up sneaker
*This high-top sneaker is ready to light the way to a fashion-filled day *Glittery fabric upper with overlay detail and light-up r...hinestud toe *Front laces and side zipper closure *Cushioned footbed *Vulcanized rubber sole read more
Knitted high apex bungee slip-on sneaker
Glittering iridescent sequin finish fabric and glitter finish fabric upper in a three strap front casual light-up sneaker with sti...tching and overlay accents. Mermaid charm accent. read more