Kids toys & gear

10 best toys for 9-month-old babies

Your 9-month-old's attention span is growing, and it may be a struggle to keep them entertained. At this age, babies are beginning to demonstrate more advanced skills, like clapping their hands, pulling themselves up to stand and crawling. As they become more proficient in using their body and their... more

10 baby walker toys to help get your child moving

Not long after your baby impresses you by pulling themselves up to stand on their own, they'll be using arm chairs, coffee tables, ottomans — you name it — to get from point A to point B (even if A to B is only in a circle). Instead of limiting baby’s movement... more

13 easy magic tricks for kids

Magic tricks for kids can be a ton of fun and are a great way for parents and caregivers to keep the family entertained. After all, who doesn't love a bit of magic and delight? "When I perform for kids, I try to help them feel like adults, and... more

14 cheap goody bag ideas for kids

With all the stress of planning your child's party, it's easy to overlook the party favors and goody bags — but that doesn't mean you have to resort to last-minute junk. To help decide what to put in goodie bags, Cherie Lowe, author of the money-saving blog Queen of Free... more

15 portable activities for entertaining kids on the go

If there’s one situation you don’t ever want to find yourself in, it’s being out and about with a kiddo who’s starting to get antsy. Whether you’ve got a little one whose interest in their older sibling’s soccer practice is starting to wane or a toddler who’s about to seriously... more

25 genius kids toy storage ideas

Kids’ toys are a bit like fruit flies. You’re not exactly sure where they come from, how they’re multiplying or how to get rid of them — and eventually they seem to be everywhere you look. Maddening? Yes. But here’s a secret: There are a ton of kids toy storage... more

14 best games and activities for 4-year-olds

They’ve outgrown peek-a-boo but aren’t quite a competitive Monopoly opponent yet. So what games and activities are good for 4-year-olds? Actually, when it comes to engaging, enriching things to do with a 4-year-old (and things that won’t bore participating parents to tears), there’s quite a lot. “Four-year-olds are increasingly curious... more

The best bottles for breastfed babies 2021

Whether it’s because your maternity leave is coming to an end, you want your partner to have an opportunity to feed the baby or, real talk, you just want a break, there are a number of reasons you may want to introduce a bottle to your breastfed baby. The biggest... more