What's worse than picking out a Christmas gift for picky tweens? Picking one out last minute! Thankfully, Amazon Prime's two-day shipping makes last minute purchases a piece of cake—and we have the whole great gift thing covered. Check out this selection of awesome, affordable last minute Christmas gifts tweens will love, from 'Star Wars' LEGO sets to mermaid-inspired sequin bags to the latest, greatest replacement for last year's fidget spinners.
When it comes to nursery trends, it's all about bringing the outdoors in—in the most adorable way of course! Here's what you need to create a cozy and chic woodland nursery for your cuddly little bunny.
Moms-to-be deserve to feel sexy, too! That's why we hunted down these gorgeous pieces of maternity lingerie, from silky chemises to stunning lace maternity underwear. No more ankle-length mumus, 4-inch wide bra straps and granny panties — you've still got it, mama! Here are some of our favorite sexy, high-quality and, yes, comfortable pieces of maternity lingerie from retailers like Nordstrom, A Pea in the Pod, Motherhood Maternity and more.
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.
Looking to cut the cord on cable? Or maybe you've tried a few entertainment subscriptions and you're looking for the best streaming service for kids that money can buy. We compared popular streaming subscriptions like Netflix, HBO Now, Hulu, Sling TV, ESPN+ and more to give you the rundown on pricing, content options and parent controls so you can find the best entertainment option for your family.
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.
You may not be looking forward to the ridiculously low temps this year, but don't let that keep your kids from enjoying the winter weather. Bundle them up in style with cold-weather gear from Abercrombie Kids. The selection of coats, sweaters, scarves and more — including a velvet puffer, sequined unicorn sweater and Star Wars hoodie — will keep them looking cool and feeling comfy and warm all winter long. Shop our favorite looks below, and don't forget to check out Abercrombie Kids' $15 & Under Comfy-Cozy Styles.
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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.
Turn playtime into a fun teaching moment with classic, colorful Montessori toys for your tot designed to stimulate, promote creativity and develop fine motor skills. Parents will love the PVC-free materials, and kids will enjoy a hands-on learning experience playing and mastering new skills by building, sorting, counting and learning to tie, button and snap. Check out our roundup of the best Montessori toys (all under $35!) that are guaranteed to have imaginations running wild without all the bells and whistles of electronics.
Calling all bathing beauties, get ready to bare your bump at the beach! Perfect for some fun in the sun or a relaxing pre-baby getaway, these sleek one-pieces, trendy tankinis and gorgeous bikinis are guaranteed to have you looking like one hot mama! We've selected the best maternity swimwear to fit every shape and size, from retailers like Old Navy and Motherhood Maternity. They come in comfortable designs that will make mom feel most confident showing off all of her curves, so get ready to make a splash!
Coffee is always in the press with it's good, it's bad argument. This book clearly spells out the facts on what coffee is and is...n't. Suppose you have a heart condition and your cardiologist says you should stop. Should you. Did you make the right choice or did you make things worse. Did the doctor render his / her opinion or did they just tell you some outdated fact. Was it specific to your Atrial Fibrillation or Stroke. The point I'm laboring to make is we should make calculated decisions to help ourselves that this book, chapter after chapter tells you whether coffee will help your specific condition and point you to modern research that proves the point. Empower yourself, educate yourself and protect yourself with the facts. Kind regards, Allen Huff, BS, DC read more
There are nearly 12 million children under the age of five in child care each week in the U.S. The trend is to move away from larg...e operations and turn to the small services. This increase in small day care operations created a huge opportunity for someone who adores taking care of children. read more
The Complete Guide to Eating Healthy During Pregnancy — NaturallyThe Natural Pregnancy Cookbook ensures that both you and your bab...y get the nutrition you need, while still enjoying everything you eat. In The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook, physician, chef, and mother Dr. Sonali Ruder takes the guesswork out of planning a healthy diet and presents over 125 delicious, nutritious recipes to suit any taste or palate. It is the perfect resource for expectant mothers.The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook helps to make certain that your body has everything it needs during the many changes that accompany pregnancy. Expertly presented and authoritative, The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook also includes a wealth of information on eating while pregnant—from managing morning sickness and mid-day cravings, to knowing how much food is enough for you and your baby. Keeping you strong and your baby healthy takes work—and The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook makes it easy.The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook features a variety of tasty, healthy recipes including:-Baby Bump Banana Flax Bread-Berry and Ricotta Stuffed French Toast-Refrigerator Dill Pickles-Summer Zucchini and Corn Frittata-Banana Nut Health Shake-Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta-Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce-Craveable Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes...and many more!For any expectant mother looking to manage their cravings, keep control of their diet and have fun doing it, The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook is your reliable resource each step of the way. Making informed, educated decisions about what you eat during your pregnancy is essential to ensuring your baby is born happy and healthy.From the Trade Paperback edition. read more
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Pregnancy Blues: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Depression During Pregnancy
From cravings to stretch marks, all your questions answered in a non-preachy down-to-earth style Have you ever wished your midwife... lived next door so you could ask her for answers to your questions as soon as they came to mind? This handy and authoritative book is here to reassure you and provide all the guidance you need, anytime and anywhere. It gives clear answers to confusing questions, covering everything from conception to delivery and beyond, and will be invaluable for anyone who is planning or expecting a baby. read more
"Your Pregnancy Companion" is an informative and reassuring guide to pregnancy, birth and the first weeks with your baby. Full of ...the latest essential information and expert advice, it will help you to prepare yourself for motherhood and give your baby the best start in life. Zita also includes her own unique methods and advice which make her so successful with her clients; pregnancies, such as relaxation techniques to prepare for birth, simple Mind-Body-Baby exercises to start bonding with your baby during pregnancy, and information on nutrition to help control morning sickness, sleep well and feel more energetic. "Your Pregnancy Companion" includes: stage-by-stage photographs of your developing baby; what to eat to stay healthy and help your baby develop; what to expect from antenatal care; how to prepare yourself physically and mentally for the birth; information on genetics; sections for expectant dads and preparing for fatherhood; specific advice for mothers who have had IVF, have a higher risk pregnancy or who are expecting twins; Q sections to answer common questions and concerns; and essential advice to help you through the first weeks of parenthood, including breast- and bottle-feeding, promoting good sleep, keeping your baby clean and comfortable, ;baby blues;/ PND, understanding your baby;s cries and having fun with your baby. This is the perfect companion to help you prepare yourself physically and mentally for the most incredible and unique time in your life. read more
This book is designed to inform and empower women with an honest look at how pregnancy and birth change the body and how women can... best support their body through these changes. Written by Kim Vopni - The Fitness Doula, Prepare To Push(TM) highlights the need to prepare the body for birth and recover with core restoration. As a mother of two, Kim used many of the techniques in the book to prepare for and recover from her own pregnancies and births. It is a truly unique book that blends the fitness principle of specificity with the support aspect of a doula to provide women with information and body awareness that will help them achieve a more comfortable pregnancy, a fabulous birth and a body they feel confident in throughout motherhood. Prepare To Push(TM) is a mind-body approach to pregnancy, birth and postpartum healing. Women will learn about their bodies in a whole new light with information that is too often overlooked in typical prenatal education when it should be foundational knowledge even before conception. This book will ensure women are not left asking 'why didn't anyone tell me about this before?' read more
* Guidelines for exercising in each trimester* Advice on monitoring your heart rate and staying hydrated* Tips for staying in shap...e throughout and bouncing back quickly after delivery* Illustrations of the safest exercises at all stages of pregnancy read more
Drawing on her experience as a mother, a yoga teacher, and a physical therapist, author Judith Lasater, Ph.D. presents a comprehen...sive and easy-to-follow program of yoga poses and breathing practices. These will help the mother to stay flexible and healthy throughout the pregnancy, remain present during the challenges of labor and delivery, and care for herself during the postpartum period. In addition, the author has created a special section called "Mantras for Mom and Baby," where the mother can explore heart-centered practices, one for each month during pregnancy and baby's first year. read more
Pregnancy Week by Week: Everything You Need to Know about Your Baby and a Healthy Pregnancy
"The Disabled Woman's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth" was a finalist for a 2005 Foreward Magazine Best Book of the Year Award and a ...2006 Ben Franklin Award This comprehensive and useful guide is based on the experiences of ninety women with disabilities read more
Pregnancy can be a thrilling adventure for a coupleISBN13: 9780738212753Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong BooksPublication Year: 2009For...mat: PaperbackPages: 286 read more
As an OB/GYN, Dr. Allison Hill has delivered thousands of babies; as a mom, she's given birth to her own two children. Hill has a ...unique perspective on the many questions moms have surrounding pregnancy and childbirth-especially when it comes to "going natural." Drawing on her twenty years of expertise as well as current medical data, she weighs the pros and cons of the range of options available-hospital or birthing center; MD or midwife. Covering everything from understanding a doctor's bias to medical interventions (what's necessary-and what's not) to home births, Hill debunks common myths and provides insight into hot-button issues and a keen look into why doctors do what they do. Your Pregnancy, Your Way helps parents-to-be achieve a safe and healthy delivery read more
Your Pregnancy Quick Guide to Tests and Procedures: What you Need to Know about Routine and Special Tests and Procedures during Yo...ur Pregnancy read more
The Essential over 35 Pregnancy Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Becoming a Mother Later in Life
Pregnancy can be a scary yet exciting feeling at the same time. There are many questions and concerns that soon to be mothers addr...ess on a daily basis but where do they get their answers from? There is no better way to prepare yourself for what lies ahead read more
The million-copy bestseller by? the man who remade motherhood? (Time) has now been revised, expanded, and brought thoroughly up-to...-date? with the latest information on everything from diapering to day care, from midwifery to hospital birthing rooms, from postpartum nutrition to infant development. The Searses draw from their vast experience both as medical professionals and as parents to provide comprehensive information on virtually every aspect of infant care. The Baby Book focuses on the essential needs of babies? eating, sleeping, development, health, and comfort? as it addresses the questions of greatest concern to today's parents. The topics covered include: preparing for a safe and healthy birth? bonding with your baby? feeding your baby right? soothing your fussy baby? getting your baby to sleep? understanding your baby's development? treating common illnesses? babyproofing your home? understanding toddler behavior? dealing with temper tantrums? toilet training? working and parenting? first-aid procedures? and much more Unrivaled in its scope and authority, The Baby Book presents a practical, contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. The Searses acknowledge that there is no one way to parent a baby, and they offer the basic guidance and inspiration you need to develop the parenting style that best suits you and your child. Their book is a rich and invaluable resource that will help you get the most out of parenting - for your child, for yourself, and for your entire family. read more
Work out what kind of birth you really want and learn how to maximise your chances of getting it in this refreshing warm and witty... guide to pregnancy birth and the early weeks. Packed with vital and cutting-edge information on everything from building the ultimate birth plan to your choices and rights in the birth room; from optimal cord clamping to seeding the microbiome; from the inside track on breastfeeding to woman-centred caesarean The Positive Birth Book shows you how to have the best possible birth regardless of whether you plan to have your baby in hospital in the birth centre at home or by elective caesarean. Find out how the environment you give birth in your mindset and your expectations can influence the kind of birth you have and be inspired by the voices of real women who tell you the truth about what giving birth really feels like. Challenging negativity and fear of childbirth and brimming with everything you need to know about labour birth and the early days of parenting The Positive Birth Book is the must-have birth book for women of the 21st century. read more
Eighty percent of all pregnant women struggle with depression during or after their child's birth. But there is good news about po...stpartum mood disorders-they are almost 100% treatable. In the definitive guide to postpartum depression, written from a Christian perspective by a team of experts including best-selling author and popular psychologist Dr. Paul Meier "(Happiness Is a Choice), The Postpartum Survival Guide" explains why this depression occurs, who's at risk, how to treat it, and where to find God in it all. Coauthor Lynne Johnson, RN, provides a woman's perspective on the issues of motherhood and depression. Using real-life stories and practical advice from medical professionals, "The Postpartum Survival Guide" offers hope-filled solutions that will help new mothers enjoy this special time in their lives. Plus, it also contains helpful resource for fathers, family members, friends, pastors, counselors, and medical practitioners. read more
Your Pregnancy Companion: A Month-By-Month Guide to All You Need to Know Before, During and After Pregnancy
This book replaces the International Childbirth Education Association's Labor & Birth: A Guide for You. The new book covers a wide...r range of topics - from pregnancy through newborn care - and provides a short, inexpensive alternative to 500-page childbirth guides. In this new guide, the International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) presents the best available evidence-based research on pregnancy, labor, birth, and newborn care. Its goal is to help expectant parents understand their options in maternity care and guide them as they make informed decisions that best work for them and their families. Written in accessible language and organized for easy reference, this book provides a compact, inexpensive guide for individual readers and childbirth-education classes. read more
The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth
Becoming a father is a life-changing event, and not an easy one. Fathering Right from the Start guides men through this life passa...ge, helping them navigate difficult times and participate meaningfully in parenting. Complete with exercises, checklists, and firsthand accounts by fathers from all walks of life, this indispensable book carries the seeds for a new tradition of men's involvement. read more
An Essential Guide for Scoliosis and a Healthy Pregnancy (Japanese Edition): Month-By-Month, Everything You Need to Know about Tak...ing Care of Your Sp read more
COMPLETE, EASY-TO-FOLLOW GUIDE FOR MANAGING YOUR SCOLIOSIS DURING PREGNANCY Second Edition is Fully Revised and Updated Expert adv...ice to survive pregnancy while suffering from scoliosis. "An Essential Guide for Scoliosis and a Healthy Pregnancy" read more