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Toys That Tame the Terrible Twos

Monday, October 14th, 2013

The tantrums and the insistent chorus of “No!”: There’s a reason that the time between Baby’s second and third birthdays is called the Terrible Twos. Help keep drama at bay with play that hones your toddler’s motor skills, improves her linguistic abilities, and fuels her imagination. Need some inspiration? Try these picks from Shop Parents.

• A well-rested kid is a happy kid. Help yours get his Z’s with a soothing song from the cuddly Lullaby and Goodnight Elmo.

• She wants to express herself by drawing everywhere: on the walls, the driveway, the sidewalk. With this chunky chalk designed for little fingers, you can let her.

• Reading is fundamental, and it’s one of the best ways to teach children about language. Inspire a lifelong love of books with stories such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.

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Halloween Costumes, Up to 40% Off!

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Stumped about what your babe or big kid should wear this Oct. 31? Then head over to Shop Parents, where we’ve round up the best Halloween costumes for your trick-or-treater no matter what his age or taste. Best yet: Many of the outfits are up to 40 percent off. So go on, have a boo-tiful time!

• To infinity, and beyond! Your little guy will have a great time getting there as Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear.

• Part princess and part magician, Oz’s Glinda the Good is the best of both worlds. Her costume, a mix of sparkles, satiny fabric, and ruffles, is just as stellar.

• The Wolverine is great, but we prefer our superheroes to be old-school like Batman, the original Caped Crusader!

• Sure, she’s sweet. Especially when she’s dressed in the pink wig, red polka dots, and striped tights of Strawberry Shortcake.

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Host a Spook-tacular Halloween Party

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Looking to scare up some fun this Oct. 31? Then follow our no-fail guide to throwing a wickedly good Halloween party. First, ask every good little ghoul and boy attending to wear a costume. Second, transform your house with scary decorations inside and out. And third, stock up on tasty treats. You can get all these things and more at Shop Parents — and that’s no trick.

• Create an eerie ambiance with a garland of skulls and strings of spider web lights.

• What should your trick-or-treater wear? We’re voting for a Lil’ Monster outfit.

• Take the frightfest home with goody bags packed with Spooky Lip Lollipops and Black Cat stickers.

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Kids’ Room Storage, Up to 40% Off

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Kick your children’s clutter to the curb with key organizational pieces that will save you time and sanity. Not only are these kids’ room storage solutions easy, but they’re also currently deeply discounted at Shop Parents. So go clean up!

• It may be a jungle outside, but it doesn’t need to be in your child’s bedroom if you have this Sunny Safari bench festooned with zebras, giraffes, and monkeys.

• Make the most of ceiling height with a tall bookcase, or opt for a headboard with shelves and built-in cubbies.

• If your daughter loves the Lalaloopsy dolls, then she will adore this Lalaloopsy storage ottoman with images of Peanut Big Top, Jewel Sparkles, and the rest of the gang!

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Up to 75% Off 1st Birthday Gifts!

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Building vocabulary, fine-tuning motor skills, and darting everywhere: that’s what’s on Baby’s agenda for the next 12 months. Help her grow with these playful first birthday gifts, currently available at deep discounts at Shop Parents.

• Let your babe create her own tunes with the Baby DJ music mixer. It has a scratch pad and joystick that lets her trigger loads of zany effects.

• Keep him looking and feeling good in a long-sleeve cotton polo shirt.

• Encourage creative thinking with Fisher-Price’s Trio My 1st Blocks. Its big bricks are designed for little hands.

• Thrill your little walker—while teaching her about cause-and-effect—with the Dino Push Pal and Soother-and-Pull-Toy set.

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Kids’ Clothes for Fall, Up to 75% Off

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Style and value needn’t plummet along with the temperatures. Case in point: The must-have fall children’s clothing currently on deep discount at Shop Parents. Quantities are limited, so visit now!

• No matter where autumn adventures take your little one, keep her warm with a striped cashmere sweater (75% off!) or a versatile navy-blue cardigan.

• Just as rugged as your kid, bootcut jeans look good and wear well. And when they’re on sale: even better.

• Your little rebel will rule the pack ‘n play in a Joe Fresh faux-leather jacket with popped collar.

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Sports Gear Up to 50% Off

Monday, August 26th, 2013

We know that your kid is a star on the soccer pitch. Or on the football field. Or on the basketball court. But even if an athletic scholarship doesn’t seem in the cards, keep him busy this fall sports season — and save yourself up to 50 percent off retail prices — with sporty gear from Shop Parents.

• Help your little Mia Hamm perfect her kick with a Mikasa soccer ball and adidas soccer cleats.

• It’s never to early to work on his spiral. This beginner’s football and receiver glove set is ideal for small hands.

• At 19 inches in length, Prince AirO Scream is the perfect starter tennis racquet for 3-5 year olds.

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Fall Maternity Clothing, Up to 40% Off

Monday, August 19th, 2013

maternity jacketAutumn is a-coming! Prepare for its blustery days and chilly nights with these chic maternity clothes. They’ll help you stretch your pregnancy wardrobe — and they’re all currently available at a discount at Shop Parents.

• Weather fall’s drizzles and breezes with a versatile button-front twill jacket.

• Stay cozy (and comfortable) in a fashion-forward colorblocked sweater or jaunty striped pullover.

• Swap your mini skirts for on-trend denim like the Slim Fit Skinny Flare jeans, or show off those shapely gams with jersey leggings.

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