Back to School Lunchbox Gear 2016

Part of starting school is packing a lunch. Packing a homemade lunch is often healthier than buying lunch at school. Having a cool new lunchbox, water bottle or food container makes packing a lunch fun. Think outside the brown paper bag and get some lunch gear that will protect your culinary creations, keep cold stuff cold and make it easy for your kids to enjoy their mid-day meal away from you. This is the best lunchbox gear you will find anywhere! 

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August 22, 2016: Back to School Bash with Facebook Live and a $3000 Giveaway

Daily Mom's back to school giveaway bash

Back to school season is upon us and for all families this means running around trying to find the best, cutest, and most helpful items for the school year. There is so much information to sift through when it comes to back to school items, even for the most seasoned parents. But Daily Mom is here to help you gear up for the new year. From backpacks to shoes, games and activities to snacks, organizational tools and memory keepers – we have you covered for the new school year.

We have partnered with several brands to bring you some of the things you need to get you and your children started off on the right foot, and we are bringing them to you LIVE on our Facebook page on Monday, August 22nd at 1 PM EST. Check out the information below to learn more so you don’t miss out on some cool gear and amazing giveaways!

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Back To School Preschool & Kindergarten Essentials 2016

The early school years are such a precious time. Your young child is just getting the hang of what school is like and his brain is a sponge, soaking up all that there is to learn. The curiosity of preschoolers and kindergartners is inspiring. Make the most of the first school years with the right stuff. We have all your preschool and kindergarten essentials here for you in one place!

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Back To School Unique Gear 2016

You picked up all the classic back to school items. The first day of school outfit is hanging in the closet, lunchbox is ready to be packed, pencils and crayons are neatly placed in that brand new backpack. We have some gear that you probably didn’t think of but will definitely make for a school year that is more organized, efficient and simple. Here we have our Unique Gear Guide for the best school year ever!

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Back To School: Backpack Guide 2016

Whether school already began for your kids or their first day back is right around the corner, one thing is for sure: they can’t take just any old backpack. From preschoolers to the high school bound, we’ve rounded up our favorite picks of backpacks to suit anyone’s needs. These backpacks are not only functional and durable, but modern and stylish for any personality. 

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Little Engineer: A Fun New Way to Teach Programming Logic

Today’s youth will be required to know and employ certain skill sets beyond anything we’ve expected from previous generations. As such, it’s up to us as parents and teachers to provide fun ways to easily learn skills such as programming logic. 

With that in mind, STEM Lab Games has created a new learning system for kids called Little Engineer that uses an augmented reality with interactive play to teach STEM concepts to children. This game is both creative and logic based so kids are able to exercise both sides of their brains. And while parents are encouraged to play along, the single player design allows kids to work independently, thus instilling stronger problem-solving skills that will be required of them for the rest of their lives. 

We’ve been playing Little Engineer for a few weeks now, and we are quite impressed with its ability to not only teach problem solving, but the basic principles of programming while also incorporating STEM learning. Read on to learn more about this incredible new learning system.  

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Not Your Mama’s Baby Registry

Long gone are the days of baby registries that consisted of a stroller, a bassinet and some simple swaddles. Today, baby gear is innovative, modern and designed with a focus on quality, practicality, functionality, safety and style. And while it’s practical to receive a mountain of diapers at your baby shower, chances are they might not be the kind you plan on using for your baby. You might also find yourself swimming in piles of adorable newborn onesies, but what happens after your little one outgrows them in a month?

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Get To Know Vida from Babyhome

Babyhome is already well loved for bringing the most innovative products for babies to the market. Babyhome is all about functionality and safety. Their goal this year is to revolutionize the baby gear market. You probably think they’ve already accomplished this with their amazing products like the Wave Rocker and the Air Bassinet. Well, get ready, because they are about to offer their new premium stroller, Vida.

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How To Move Cross Country With Kids

While moving across the country as a family unit may not be at the top of anyone’s “most fun things” list, sometimes it is mandatory, due to job relocation, changing family obligations, or military reassignment. We don’t guarantee that your move will be completely seamless, but with the following tips and tricks, it can at least take some of the burden off your plate.

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10 Items that Make Life with a Newborn Easier

If you’re expecting, then you are likely overwhelmed with the amount of baby products on the market. Truth be told, babies require very little. If you have breasts (or formula), diapers, wipes, a few pieces of clothing and a car seat, you have almost everything you need. 

But why stop at the essentials, especially when there are so many cool baby items available that make life with a newborn a little easier. Today we’ll share a few things that we can’t imagine living without during the first few months with a new baby. 

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Baby Monitor Guide: Owlet Baby Care Vitals Monitor

We all know the worry that comes with the birth of a new baby; and if you’re anything like us, you were amazed when your doctor gave you the green light to take your tiny human home. As if childbirth alone wasn’t enough to throw your emotions completely out of whack, now you find yourself completely stressed about your newborn’s growth, eating behaviors, and comfort and sleeping patterns.

The baby monitor you were gifted during a baby shower is great, except you can’t help but keep your eyes glued to the screen (or held to your ear) to make sure your baby is breathing, or wonder if she’s cold, or make sure that she doesn’t roll on her belly. There’s got to be a better way to monitor your baby that doesn’t require an all-nighter. 

The Owlet Baby Care Vitals Monitor is the world’s first baby monitor product to combine a wearable monitor with a smartphone app that allows parents to check on baby’s vitals from down the hall, across town or across the globe.

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8 Easy Ways to Engage a New Big Sibling

If you’re pregnant with your second child, you may be wondering what life will be like once the new baby arrives. Will you be able to handle two children at once… and the house… and work? Will your new baby’s personality rock your world? Will your older child feel neglected? Having your second (or third or fourth) child is certainly an adjustment, but we’ve pulled together our best ideas to offer you 8 easy ways to engage your older child once the new baby arrives. 

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