What parent isn't totally on board with finding the perfect train set to support their baby and big kid in building a love of locomotives, steam engines and freight cars? If your cute little conductor is driven by spending hours constructing and running rail cars while stimulating their imagination and improving cognitive skills, then we have the inside track on the best trains to entertain budding engineers of all ages. From stacking trains for toddlers to battery operated, electric and magnetic engines for more mature railroad enthusiasts (with many compatible tracks that can be expanded as your little one grows), there's something fun for every young train fan.
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.
The fur is flying again this holiday season! Pomsies, the fluffy interactive toys that were a huge hit last year, are once again topping the lists of the best Christmas toys for kids in 2018 and selling out fast. Pomsies—as most parents already know—are petite, supercute fluff balls that wrap around kids' wrists, hair, clothing or backpacks, and have eyes that light up and change color, depending on their mood. The collection of in-demand virtual pets (move over, Fingerlings!) is mostly made up of kitties such as Pomsies Sherbert, but the pom-pom pack also includes Pomsies unicorn Luna, Pomsies dragon Zoey and Pomsies koala Sydney. Both Amazon and Walmart currently have Pomsies in stock, but they're going quickly (so maybe don't wait for those Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals). Here are some of the most popular Pomsies to shop right now, plus where to buy them.
You gotta catch 'em all! The highly anticipated live action film, Pokémon Detective Pikachu hits theaters on May 10th, and fans are already eager to get their hands on movie merchandise. But what keeps kids and parents so passionate about the famous Japanese characters? "The ever-expanding Pokémon franchise has been a beacon for kids and kids at heart since the original video games launched more than 20 years ago," says J.C. Smith, Senior Director of Consumer Marketing of The Pokémon Company International. "Since its introduction, the beloved animation series, the ever-popular Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon GO and a wide variety of video games and apps have offered fans a variety of ways to engage with our iconic collection of Pokémon like Pikachu. With its family-friendly messages of sportsmanship, friendship and community, Pokémon is a brand that parents know and trust."
It is this reason that longtime gaming fans and new Pokémon lovers are buzzing about the soon-to-be-released feature film. "Pokémon is on the same level as Super Mario Bros. and Pac-Man," adds James Zahn, Toy Expert and Senior Editor of The Pop Insider. "It's never gone away, and it's constantly being reinvented to stay fresh and relevant. When Detective Pikachu was announced, there was a collective eyebrow raised at the prospect of Ryan Reynolds playing a version of the iconic yellow creature. When that first trailer hit, audiences could see exactly why he's perfect for the part. It's so absurd that it's genius. This will be a great chance for parents and kids to connect at the movies." And for those die-hard fans, we've rounded up the latest Pokémon launches and hot-sellers that will soon be flying off store shelves. We guarantee that super-sleuth Pikachu fans won't have to search hard to find these fun pieces!
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.
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Once all the holiday parties have died down and parents are back to work, the winter doldrums start to set in. Just because it's cold outside, that doesn't mean outdoor activities are out of the question. On the contrary, playing in the snow is one of the best ways to burn off (or chill out) all that pent-up energy. Plus, besides skating and sledding, there are all sorts of creative toys, games and even productive — snow chores, anyone? — things to do in the great, winter outdoors for kids and they're all available on Amazon now.
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So, your baby wants a fur baby, but they're just not ready for the real deal? Don't fret — get them a FurReal Pet! These imaginative, interactive plush animals continue their reign as one of the top-selling Christmas toys for kids in 2018. These fuzzy favorites were tops last year, and with their superior range of options, sound-and-movement combinations and adorable features, we predict they'll charm you — and Santa too! The FurReal pack includes cuties like StarLily the Unicorn, Ricky the Trick-Lovin' Pet, Ivory the Playful Tiger and many more. Amazon and Walmart both have FurReal Pets in stock at the moment, but some of the best-sellers are getting shopped-and-adopted fast. We say maybe don't wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, especially since you can get such sweet deals on these FurReal Pets now.
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.
Disney•Pixar's Incredibles 2 brings back everyone's favorite family of superheroes in an exciting, hilarious, and heartfelt super-...sequel. Drive into battle with this full-function RC Incredibile. read more
Top Race Remote Control Road Racer, RC Monster Truck 4WD, High Speed Car, 2.4Ghz (TR-140)
Remote control off road car includes 1 vehicle boat, 1 remote controller, 1 charger and 1 rechargeable battery. The car toy is als...o an educational gift for kids to exercise their practical ability and cultivate their interests in cars.2 buttons on the... read more
Package IncludesWL Toys 4WD Off-Road Buggy RC Car (Blue) x 1Item DescriptionWL Toys 4WD Off-Road Buggy RC Car (Blue)Product Descri...ption:1 x WL Toys 4WD Off-Road Buggy RC Car (Blue)Description:The Vortex is a 1:18 Scale RTR. Running on a high capacity... read more
Thomas & Friends engines just got a MINIS makeover! With over 80 MINIS engines to collect, Thomas & Friends MINIS from Fisher-Pric...e completely reimagine the Island of Sodor with never-before-seen themes! From animal and construction designs to even... read more
Now children can launch their Thomas & Friends MINIS engines across the floor and race their friends! This Launcher comes with an ...exclusive James MINIS engine with molten lava design. With a built-in clip on the back lever, the Launcher can be taken... read more
It's time to race full steam ahead with Wheelie James from Fisher-Price! Pull this Thomas & Friends toy train back, then release h...im to see him speed along. While he races forward, he'll pop a wheelie as a steam cloud puffs out behind him! That's right... read more
Thomas and Friends MINIS Storage Case: INCLUDES:1 Case that holds over 50 MINI's*Thomas and Friends MINI's not included.
Bachmann Trains Thomas & Friends BEN Locomotive w/Moving Eyes. Build your Thomas and friends collection one friend at a time. Comp...atible with Bachmann HO Scale E-Z Track and other popular brands of HO Scale Track. Metal wheels. International style hook and loop couplers. read more
Collect and store your Thomas Mini vehicles in the Thomas Mini Case! Holds over 50 Thomas Minis and has a removable storage stacki...ng tray. The handle makes it easy to take your collection on the go! read more
Brand New! Back of blister card has a crease.Officially licensed by Learning Curve! Easy connect smart magnets. Durable die-cast v...ehicle. read more
Brand New! Blister card has minor shelf wear.Officially licensed by Ertl! Made of Die-Cast metal. Ages 3+
Brand New! Plastic is cracked on the side.Officially licensed by Ertl! Made of Die-Cast metal. Ages 3+
Brand New! Blister card has wear.Officially licensed by Toy Headquarters! Train measures 2 inches long.
Officially licensed by Learning Curve! Easy connect smart magnets. Durable die-cast vehicle.
Bachmann Trains Thomas & Friends TOBY THE TRAM ENGINE Locomotive w/Moving Eyes. Build your Thomas and friends collection one frien...d at a time. Compatible with Bachmann HO Scale E-Z Track and other popular brands of HO Scale Track. Metal wheels. International style hook and loop couplers. read more
Brand New! Blister card has a price sticker. Plastic has a dent.Officially licensed by Toy Headquarters! Train measures 3.25 inche...s long. read more
Build your Thomas and friends collection one friend at a time. This piece is compatible with Bachmann HO scale E-Z Track and other... popular brands of HO scale track. It features metal wheels and international-style hook-and-loop couplers. read more
Works with Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Adventures, TrackMaster, MINIS and Wooden Railway engines (additional engines sold separa...tely) Comes with Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Thomas, and his friends Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Adventures Percy, Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends MINIS James, Harold (additional engines sold separately) Multi-pack containing 20 Thomas & Friends MINIS engines Over 80 Thomas & Friends MINIS to collect, Manufacturer: Fisher-Price read more
Look who's back from their adventure! Thomas comes decorated with deluxe premium printed travel stickers from the various exotic c...ountries he's visited. This globe trotting Thomas also comes with connecting pieces to make longer and longer train... read more
Brand New! Blister card has light crease in bottom right corner.Officially licensed by Ertl! Made of Die-Cast metal. Ages 3+
Sir Topham Hatt is missing five cargo crates that came in a recent shipment, and only Thomas, Percy, and the really useful engines... can help him find them! Join your favorite friends as they search Sodor for the missing crates. Learn as you read with over fifty flaps to lift and early learning concepts like colors, opposites, counting, and more. read more
Your little one will enter sleep station in no time with this Thomas the Tank Engine cuddle pillow. Any fan of Thomas and Friends ...will love this plush character pillow shaped like their favorite cartoon train. This Thomas the Tank Engine character pillow is the perfect plush toy for your little one to enjoy while they sleep and play. The durable microfiber material is extra-soft and snuggly. The polyester filling provides plenty of cushioning for them to rest their head on. Full of special character details, this Thomas pillow looks just like the cartoon with fun features like plush three-dimensional wheels, an embroidered face and colorful blue body. When your little conductor isn’t using their Thomas the Tank Engine pillow to sleep or play, it will make a fun and colorful addition to their bedroom décor. read more
Thomas is going on a special trip to the circus, and there are lots of wonderful things to discover along the way--a beautiful hot... air balloon, a playful dolphin, and a barrel of monkeys, just to name a few! Lift and peek behind the many flaps and see the hidden surprises. Preschoolers will want to climb on board with this fun transportation shaped flap book, bursting with treasures on every page! read more
Your little engine driver will have lots of brave and bold adventures with the buildable Thomas by Mega Bloks Thomas & Friends. Co...nstruct the Number One Engine and chug along past the railway signal, which has a real working arm! Use the included sticker sheet to add detail to the set, so your little one can set the scene for a busy, bustling day on the Island of Sodor! Ideal for ages 2 to 5. read more
Toby may not be the youngest train, but he is definitely Sodor's hardest working steam tram! Now your little train conductor can g...et to work building Toby by Mega Bloks Thomas & Friends for lots of busy adventures on the island of Sodor! Build the colorful working windmill and use the included sticker sheet to add detail to the blocks. Then chug on past, whistling at the miller as you work! Ideal for ages 2 to 5. read more