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.
In need of some inspiration for your nursery? Look no further with our top picks for an adventure-theme room for your baby.
Learn why the Parenting.com editors (and hundreds of reviewers) can't stop raving about the Molekule air purifier. Spoiler alert: Not only does it clean the air like never before, but it's also off-the-charts stylish. Parents, this is one nursery essential you won't want to miss.
It's easy for parents to get spooked trying to choose the perfect Halloween costumes for their little ones. Between the overwhelming choices (princess or witch? superhero or villain?) to the barrage of opinions from their little boys and ghouls, deciding on the perfect costumes for kids can be, well, tricky. But with a little help from the Happiest Place on Earth, we've conjured up the best Disney Halloween costumes for kids this year. Whether it's her favorite Disney Junior character (you're singing the theme song now, aren't you?) or his beloved Pixar pal, here's some supercalifragilistic inspiration to make your little hero or magical creature's Halloween dreams come true.
Use furniture with rope accents, navy colors, and adorable whale decorations to anchor together a nautical-inspired nursery you and baby can enjoy.
Thinking of taking a trip to Adventure Bay? Does your little pup squeal with delight whenever her favorite rescue dogs help a friend in need? Whether you're a fan of PAW Patrol or just a parental bystander, those precious pups' paw prints are all over the fabric of your daily life. It's only natural that for your little one's birthday, she'd want to celebrate in a big canine way. So, we dug deep and took to the skies searching for the best PAW Patrol party ideas. Remember: No party is too big, no celebration too small. If you need the paw-fect party ideas just yelp for help — or read on for some inspiration. We're on the case!
Between hospital bills, hundreds of diapers, and other essential baby care products, having a baby is expensive. Luckily when it comes to their nursery, you don't have to spend a bundle. We found trendy furniture and decor for under $250 each, so you can design a stylish nursery for under $1,030.
As you anxiously await the arrival of your little one, satisfy your nesting need by designing a warm and welcoming nursery for your baby to call home. Boasting with soft colors and modern designs, you're sure to have a room cozy enough for some sweet cuddle time.
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.
This past year has brought us tons of great nursery trends from bold, unexpected colors to soft, neutral palettes, and from woodland-inspired motifs and natural materials to mid-century modern statement-furniture. Whether your preferred aesthetic for your little one's special space leans toward simple, sweet, and shabby chic, or edgy, sophisticated and contemporary, with vintage touches, or all of the above, we're here to help you pull together the on-trend nursery of your dreams.
From pint-size furniture to decorations that double as playtime favorites, here are some of the best playroom ideas for toddlers
When it comes to baby shower gifts, experienced moms know that onesies are a dime a dozen. So instead of the traditional blankets or boppys, check out these unique gifts that stand out and really make a difference.
No one wants to have to put together a nursery after the baby is born. Make your newborn feel right at home by preparing baby's first nursery ahead of time. As a mommy-to-be, you have many things on your mind. Have no fear; we're here to help ensure you don't overlook certain products that should be on the nursery checklist. These 10 nursery essentials from Houzz are about to make your life with a little one a whole lot easier just by adding them to your baby's room.
Back-to-school shopping is fun with these outfit ideas that parents and kids will love. These outfits will show off their personality and give them the confidence to tackle the upcoming school year.
Little Things Mean A Lot high quality 100% soft cotton knit white shawl. Features a beautiful checkerboard style pattern. Use as a... receiving blanket or crib blanket. Can be taken on car trips or used in a stroller. Its stylish design makes this keepsake/heirloom a great baby shower gift idea. Perfect for Christening, Baptism or any other special occasion. Approximate size: 32? x 39?. read more
Soft minky materials makes this blanket the perfect choice for your little snuggle bug. A fun pattern and bold pink colors complet...es this conveniently machine washable blankie.Construction: MicroplushEdging: Knife edgePattern: SolidColor options: PinkMaterials: 90-percent polyester/ 10-percent cottonCare instructions: Machine washableDimensions: 19 inches x 19 inches x 0.25 inchThe digital images we display have the most accurate color possible. However, due to differences in computer monitors, we cannot be responsible for variations in color between the actual product and your screen. read more
Elephants tigers and turtles---oh my!- Designed with your baby's comfort in mind- Sure to become baby's favorite blanket!- Pattern...: Pink Zoo- SKU: CDD104 read more
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The Peanut Shell Audrey Quilt Baby Blankets
The Audrey Quilt showcases a stunningly beautiful tone-on-tone floral design using wonderful nubby yarn embroidered on sheer netti...ng, backed with 100% cotton sateen; delicate ruffled border using coordinating netting; reverses to an all-over swan printFabrics for the front backing and reverse side of quilt are 100% cotton sateen, a weave that results in a bright satin-like appearance and feel, providing the optimal mix of durability, beauty, breathability, and ease of careMeasures a generous 44 by 37 inches and will find a host of uses in and out of the nursery, inside and outside the home; perfect for tummy-time with all of the interesting texturesMade with busy new moms in mind; just machine wash and tumble dry; constructed of high quality fabrics and with premium workmanship to assure lasting color and maximum durabilityComplete the dressing of your crib with coordinating sheets and dust ruffles from The Peanut Shell's Audrey Collection along with a host of other nursery decorating accessories read more
This most feminine of crib skirts from The Peanut Shell features a breezy soft cotton netting with a wonderful nubby yarn floral e...mbroideryThe floral embroidered netting is loosely layered over a coral pink 100% cotton sateen, a weave that results in a bright satin-like appearance and feel, providing the optimal mix of durability, beauty, breathability, and ease of careFits a standard sized crib with a 52 by 28 inch crib mattress; platform which fits under the mattress is made of a sturdy poly/cotton blend that will hold up well with useDesigned with busy new moms in mind; just machine wash and tumble dryComplete the dressing of your crib with coordinating quilts, sheets and bumpers from The Peanut Shell along with a host of other nursery decorating accessories read more
The Audrey Dust Ruffle from The Peanut Shell is made of breezy soft netting using a wonderfully nubby yarn embroidery, loosely lay...ered on top of coral cotton sateen and featuring a 16-inch drop. read more
The Peanut Shell Southwest Patch Quilt The Southwest Patch Quilt in mint and gray showcases a combination of contemporary prints s...uch as arrows and cactus arranged in a classic patchwork design. Made from soft, 100% cotton sateen with mitered corners... read more
The Colette Quilt from The Peanut Shell is every tiny ballerina's dream. Sheer netting roses, textured taffeta, and satin ribbon t...o create a combination of floral and texture. Piping on the edge and a ruffled border add refined touches. read more
The Peanut Shell Woodland Patch Quilt The Woodland Patch Quilt in gray, orange and white showcases a combination of contemporary p...rints such as foxes, bears, owls, arrows and geometrics arranged in a classic patchwork design. Made from soft, 100%... read more
The Camilla Dust Ruffle from The Peanut Shell features an embroidered floral on lightweight cotton gauze The 16" drop and ruffled ...construction adds to the elegance. Coordinates with the Camilla Quilt for a pretty look in a soothing palette. read more
The Peanut Shell Damask Cotton Quilt The soft and sophisticated Damask Cotton Quilt in Gray from The Peanut Shell features a class...ic damask print in grey and white on 100% cotton sateen. Features: -Face and reverse: 100% Cotton sateen fiber and fill... read more
The Peanut Shell Audrey Crib Bedding Set
Color: Teal The Peanut Shell Shell Pintucked Cotton Quilt The Peanut Shell Pintucked Cotton Quilt in Coral showcases an elegant pi...ntuck design with a coral and white medallion print on the back for a soft and sophisticated addition to the nursery. Made... read more
Create a sweet, soothing nursery for your baby with this adorable Crib Bedding Collection from The Peanut Shell. The reversible co...tton sateen Quilt/Coverlet features stitched pleats on one side, reversing to a delightful feather print on the other. read more
Made of soft cotton sateen and decorated with fluffy clouds reversing to fun arrows, The Peanut Shell's lightweight Cloud Quilt co...mbines chic grey crisp white to create a stylish and comfy nursery accent, perfect for cuddling, tummy time, and more. read more
The 18-piece set features a quilt, fitted crib sheet, dust ruffle, mattress protector, knit blanket, velour blanket, and knit slee...p bag. Decor includes a marquee light, closet dividers, hand/footprint kit, milestone frame, and 2 foldable totes. read more
Create a sweet, soothing nursery for your baby with this adorable Crib Bedding Collection from The Peanut Shell. The reversible co...tton sateen Quilt/Coverlet features stitched pleats on one side, reversing to a delightful metallic star print on the other. read more
This Medallion Quilt from The Peanut Shell is made of soft cotton sateen and features a medallion pattern in teal on white, revers...ing to a teal and white dot. It's a lightweight, stylish, and comfy nursery accent for cuddling, tummy time, and more. read more
This Pintucked Quilt from The Peanut Shell is made of soft cotton sateen and features quilting in solid teal, reversing to a teal ...medallion print. It's a lightweight, stylish, and comfy nursery accent, perfect for cuddling, tummy time, and more. read more
Create a sweet, soothing nursery for your baby with this adorable Crib Bedding Collection from The Peanut Shell. The reversible co...tton sateen Quilt/Coverlet features stitched pleats on one side, reversing to a delightful metallic dot print on the other. read more
The Peanut Shell's Anchor Quilt is made of soft cotton sateen and features a fun navy and white nautical print framed in pretty pi...nk. It's a lightweight, cute, and comfy nursery accent, perfect for cuddling, tummy time, and more. read more
This Medallion Quilt from The Peanut Shell is made of soft cotton sateen and features a medallion pattern in coral on white, rever...sing to a coral and white mini-dot. It's a stylish and comfy nursery accent, perfect for cuddling, tummy time, and more. read more
The Peanut Shell's adorable Zoe Collection features pretty florals and graphic prints in fresh, bright colors your little miss wil...l love. This beautiful Quilted Cotton Coverlet features a mix of prints that will add color and style to her crib ensemble. read more