Gifts For Toddlers

Toddlers are the perfect mix of sugary sweetness and total insanity. They give us something to live for and exhaust us to the bone at the exact same time. Toddlers are also very fun to shop for during the holidays. Their clothing choices are the cutest and they really love to get new toys. Toddlers aren’t asking for laptops or smart phones. They just want to play all day. Don’t give the average, superstore type gift. Here are some incredible ideas for any toddler on your list this year that will fire up their imaginations and keep the sweet and insane fun going.

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Gifts That Encourage Learning

Children, whether infants or teenagers, are always learning. As parents, we all want to give our children every opportunity we can to explore, create, and expand their minds. The holidays are a time for fun, and we know that learning should be fun as well. Give gifts to the children in your life that encourage learning. There are so many amazing products for kids that spark their imagination and foster a love for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). We think gifts like these are especially great to give to someone else’s child because not only will the child get so much out of whatever you choose, the parents will be happy with you as well. Everyone is happy and kids are learning while they play. These gifts are a win all around!

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Great Gifts for Teens and Tweens

When shopping for teens and preteens, a panic can set in when you realize your gift options have moved out of the world of toys and cute clothes and into a new universe where you feel like nothing you will choose will be right. Of course you can expect to see some high priced electronics on the wish list of most kids this age. However, not everyone can or should buy an iphone for a 15 year old but that doesn’t mean you can’t pick a gift that will still be a huge hit. These suggested gifts encourage preteens and teens to create and express themselves in a time when they are discovering who they are, who they want to be and who they will become.

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Gifts for Babies

When you are making your Christmas list this holiday season you certainly cannot overlook the littlest additions to the family! Babies may be too young to realize that they are being gifted, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good time to stock up on little things that you may need (or want)! Also, it is just so much fun to pick out things for babies, so if you have a few on your shopping list this year we have got you covered.

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Great Gifts for Preschoolers

Preschoolers are little people with big emotions. No one knows how to have fun like a preschooler. Their brilliant minds are exploding and their creativity drives everything they do. Give gifts to your preschoolers this year that will excite them, encourage them and maybe give their parents a few moments of peace! Anyone can walk into a superstore and grab some plastic cartoon character toy. However, these gifts for preschoolers are not your typical ones, and they are sure to surprise both child and parent in the best way!

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Daily Mom Spotlight: SkinFix

Did you know that 30% of all children are affected by eczema?

A serious bout of eczema is not only concerning, but it can be painful and uncomfortable for your baby as they have no way to express the source of their discomfort. This dry, itchy painful rash affects up to 20% of all newborn babies and is on the rise. However, a proper skin regimen can help keep baby’s delicate skin healthy and happy, and keep flare-ups at bay. 

With that in mind, let us introduce you to Skinfix; a Canadian company that makes healing balms and daily care products that treat skin’s most irritating conditions. Today we’ll look at a few of their infant and toddler care products that will make life with eczema so much more tolerable.

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Fun in Fall with Little Tikes

Fall is here! While everyone is rejoicing over the return of all things pumpkin spice and busting out their ugg boots and sweaters, moms are remembering that fall starts the transition to playing indoors more than outdoors. Summer spoils families with all the sunshine and warm weather but playing inside on a cool fall day can be just as fun with the right toys.

Your kiddos won’t mind staying in if they are playing with some of the new toys released this fall by Little Tikes. Little Tikes is well known for making wonderful toys that encourage activity and creativity. You can trust that these toys are safe, as Little Tikes designs all their toys to exceed safety standards. Their toys are regularly tested and retested for lead and other heavy metals and they do not use BPA, latex or harmful PVC and/or phthalates. The best part about the new fall line is that even though you will be playing inside, these toys will keep your babies and toddlers on the move. Colder weather doesn’t have to mean more screen time. Keep things fun in your house with one of these new toys from Little Tikes.

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What Your Kids Should be Wearing: Under Where? Underwear!

This summer, our kids enjoyed endless days of swimsuits and naked booties. Unfortunately, those days are over. The summer heat will soon be a distant memory and cooler temperatures will be just around the corner. Of course, this means it’s time to switch out seasonal wardrobes. Chances are that you’ve already thought about the most obvious clothing related purchases (tops, bottoms, jackets, shoes, etc.) that your child may have outgrown, but have you given much thought to what your kids are wearing under their new threads? 

Whether your kids are going back to school or not, undergarments play an important role in a child’s wardrobe for several reasons. Today we’re looking at the top 4 reasons you need to pay attention to what your kids should be wearing with regard to underwear.

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Back to School Beauty Basics

Back to School Season has come in like a lion and seems to be in full swing. Maybe your kids started in very early August, or maybe their first day is rapidly approaching. Regardless of when they start, one thing is for certain-if you have pre-teen or teenage girls you are certainly in for more than just clothes, shoes and new backpack shopping. Girls everywhere are concerned at younger ages than ever about things like hair-do’s, makeup and skin care. Many times, once your kids are rounding middle school, gone are the days of messy hair and unadorned faces. Today, we would like to tackle what can be a tough topic for many parents to come to terms with – the “beauty habits” of their teens. From some tips to a few great recommendations, this will hopefully ease some of the concerns you have or help to give them a good starting point.

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Back to School Essentials 2015

It is hard to believe that we are already closing in on the end of summer and back to school season is officially in full swing. Every time you go to the store you are overwhelmed with school related signage and pencils, papers and notebooks. We have gathered up a unique look at some back to school essentials that go beyond what you typically think about when back to school shopping.

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Back to School Lunch Gear 2015

Lunch is an essential part of the school day. A nutritious lunch can give your children the energy they need to stay focused, pay attention in class, and better learn the information presented to them. In order to ensure that you are dually prepared for lunchtime this year we have gathered up some great lunchbags, boxes and accessories to ensure that they will be ready for lunch in style! From eco-friendly to really convenient options-there is something for everyone.

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Creative & Crafty Activity Kits by Seedling

We know you’re thrilled to have your children home for the summer, but we also know that sometimes you need some quiet time or a way to engage your children while you kick back and enjoy the silence or get some household chores done. We love the activity kits offered by Seedling for hours of summer entertainment, whether you wish to create with your child or seek activities that they can complete on their own.

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Back to School Gear Guide 2015

When it comes to back to school gear, backpacks are absolutely an essential. The real question is what backpack is best suited for your child? Are you looking for something that will stand up to the test of time and wear and tear? Maybe your child has their heart set on a whimsical or trendy backpack. Or perhaps you are in search of a backpack that is made without the use of PVC. Luckily, we have rounded up 6 awesome backpacks for you to check out. Be sure that when school is in session this year your child is prepared!

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7 Essential Tips for Hiking with Kids

Do you love hiking but now you have kids? Have no fear! You don’t have to abandon the joy of the trails just because you have little ones. Kids naturally love the outdoors and are drawn to wide open spaces, so why not take them along the next time you want to follow your favorite trail? Kids, of course, always require some careful consideration, but with a little planning you can be prepared so that your kids can be taught how to hike the correct way and actually enjoy it too!

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