Posts Tagged ‘One Step Ahead’

13 Smart Travel Hacks & Tips

As parents, we can always use a little help to make our lives with kids easier. Traveling can be challenging, especially with young children. However, we love to explore this wonderful world with our kiddos and let them experience as much as possible. After thousands of miles traveled, our team has come up with these hacks and tips that will make your family’s travel smoother so you can focus on what matters, making memories with your children. 

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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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Summer Lovin’ with One Step Ahead (+Giveaway!)

Summer days are long and hot, especially for kids. Summer days are where memories are made and traditions are cherished. If you’re packing up the kids to head to the beach, the splash pad, or even if you’re staying right in your very own backyard, we’ve rounded up some amazing products from One Step Ahead that are sure to make you and your children love every ounce of summer.

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Summer Must-Haves for Kids

School has ended, temperatures are soaring and summer vacation is finally here. Whether you’re traveling to the beach, camping or just hanging around home and enjoying the nice weather, we’ve complied a fantastic list of summer must haves. Don’t go thinking we compiled just a list of get wet or beach items. This list includes essential items to protect from the sun, the bugs and to ensure a fun summer is had by all. We can assure you that this list will be far from a disappointment no matter where your summer adventures take you.

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6 Tips for Summer Trips to Grandma’s House

Ahhh, summer. Hot days spent at the pool, magical nights spent outside catching fireflies — and fun overnights at Grandma’s house! We know that traveling with kids is tricky, especially when visiting a not-very-kid-proofed-place like Grandmas. But with the right gear, organization and planning, your trip to Grandma’s this summer will be fun, memorable and stress free!

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10 Ways to Garden with a Toddler

You’ve been waiting all winter long to whip out your green thumb, to visit the nursery and pick out your favorite flowers and seeds, to feel the cool soil between your fingers, and to let the sun warm your back. It’s finally time, and you’re just about to drop the exact number of microscopic seeds into a perfectly measured hole when you’re startled by a happy yell and an ice cold stream of water pummeling your back, knocking you over and sending the organic seeds flying through the air. In your garden zen, you forgot for a moment that you have a toddler.

Whether you have a half acre garden or a raised square foot bed, one toddler or three, you can still happily tend to your garden this year with your toddler underfoot. Here are some ways to garden alongside your little one with less stress and less mess.

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Gifts For Active Children

Gifts for Active Children

Hopping, skipping, jumping, playing and running all seem to be things that young kids love to do. Parents are always looking for great outlets to expel their energy, that are also safe and fun! Today we bring you a collection of gifts for the spirited and swift children who never stop moving. Put these gifts under the tree, and while we cannot promise they will tire them out, we can GUARANTEE they will be LOVED!

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Gifts for Pretend Play

Gifts for Pretend Play

Do your young children love pretending? Children are often inspired by imagining and doing. Believe it or not, pretend play is not only fun, but it builds learning skills in essential development areas. Gifts that encourage pretend play are guaranteed to provide hours of entertainment and nurture their imagination all throughout the year. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to play with these toys. Finding these gifts underneath the tree are sure to surprise and delight children of any age!

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Cozy Winter Wear


In many parts of the country, the chilling air is creeping in on us and suddenly summer feels like all but a distant memory. With winter fast approaching and temperatures quickly dropping it is time to start considering outerwear filling up your child’s winter wardrobe! With such amazing options out there, it is easy to find winter gear for your children that is as fashionable as it is functional. With the right gear, there is no need to let the cold keep you locked inside. Check out some of the best winter gear of 2014 and get ready for a fun filled winter full of snowmen, igloos and some tasty hot chocolate!

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School Year Favorites

A new school year has begun! Pencils are getting sharpened, lunches packed and new crayons are ready to be used. Besides the supply lists, there are many items your kids may need or want to help them make the most of the school year, so we have searched high and low to bring you the (best of the best) fun school year favorites.  These products are designed to help your child have the best school year yet, and also LAST the school year. In addition to being well made, we have rounded up products that are made with quality and eco-friendly materials so both your wallet and the Earth will be happier. So whether it’s reusable containers, adorable stationary, or some of the latest tech gear, whatever you are looking for- we’ve got you covered!

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Summer Fun Must-Haves

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It’s summertime and parents are racking their brains for new ways to make the outdoors even more exciting.  Keeping kids’ imagination alive even when you set them free in the outdoors is important.  Kids want to be in the outdoors soaking up the sun, while parents want to keep them cool and safe. Outdoor play centers and interactive toys make a great addition to any yard and we’ve rounded up some of our favorites to keep your kids having fun summer after summer.

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Creating The Ultimate Room For Your Toddler

Creating the Ultimate Room for your Toddler

Are you in the midst of starting the emotional, and physical, transition of your young child out of the “nursery” and into a “big kid bedroom”? While we cannot stop the inevitable heartache of watching your baby take another step toward becoming a kid, we can help you decide what items should be on your radar to include in their bedroom, as well as some tips and tricks on how to ease the transition and make it as smooth as possible.

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