Gear & Toys: Target

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12 Month Snow Gear

Hello Mommies!!! My husband & I are planning on a South Lake Tahoe vacation and have a 1 yr old. We were wondering where to buy or rent her gear for cheap, since we will only use it once.


Baby Gear Questions

Hi beautiful mommies and soon to be mommies! We still have some "big" baby...

Baby Backpacks

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Recommend Backpack for Preschooler

My daughter will be starting preschool in the fall and I was wondering if you could recommend a backpack. Does your son/daughter have one you just love? Is it worth it to get a more expensive one from LL Bean or PB Kids, or just go with a cheaper one from Target or Wal-Mart? Thanks!


Need Backpack Advice

My 6 year old's backpack is ruined. We bought this backpack at a drug store...


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Backpack for My Daughter

Hello All! I'm looking for any suggestions on a backpack for my daughter. She is going into Young 5's (which my son was just in last year so I know how much paperwork will be coming home) She's just under 3'6" She's not petite but she has a small frame We currently own a couple of backpacks (for boys) Both are excellent in fabric wear ability and no problems with zippers (1) Potterybarn Boys' Mackenzie Preschool - This was a VERY small backpack that worked just fine for preschool but no further (1) Lands' End Boys' Small...

Bikes & Scooters

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Bike, Trike, or Quad?

Ok, it's my turn to ask for help. My oldest is 3.5 years old, turns 4 in February and we're thinking about buying him a bike for Christmas or his birthday. He's big for his age so we're not sure whether to get him a bike with training wheels, a trike, or maybe a Kettcar which is like a go-kart or soapbox vehicle. I'm not sure he can handle a bike at this point even if it has training wheels on it. I'd be afraid he would fall off and never want to try again. There is a Schwinn tricycle that I like a lot, it looks very nice, not baby-ish...

Car Seats

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Car Seat ?

My son is 11 months and weighs about 22 pounds, woould it be okay to turn him around.I know you are supposed to wait until they are one and at least twenty pounds but he is really hating his car seat now and he looks a little silly being that big facing rear.He is crawling and has taken a few steps so he seems strong enough.Any thought would be appreciated.thanks

Carriers & Slings

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Baby Carrier, Sling or Ergo?

I have a very active 2.5 year old son and am expecting baby #2 in mid-October. I'm thinking that I will need and make good use of a baby carrier, sling or Ergo carrier. Can anyone give me their feedback with which type(s) of gear they used: did you prefer a carrier vs. sling, for example? Any advice on what types to look for or what to avoid?

Clothing & Accessories

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Clothes from Target Do Not Fit -Is It Only Me?

Whatever clothing item I tried from Target, it does not look good on me. Is it just me? What is the problem? We have a Target store close by, and I would love to be able to pick out a few items whenever I can, but they just do not fit me well. I am 5'4'' and a size 6. I have a smallish bulging belly that I am trying to get rid of, but it is not that bad; I can still fit in size 6 (or juniors 7) clothes. I guess I am on the shorter side, I am not sure if that is the problem? The tops from Target just look weird when I try them on....


Experiences at Target

I just had an awful experience at Target this past weekend. I was trying to...

Furniture & Bedding

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Custom Crib Bedding

Hi everyone! I am looking for unique crib bedding for our new baby girl that...

Lunch Box & Thermos

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School Lunch Box Recommendations

I am going to send my little guy with lunch to school. He will leave the house around 7 am and will eat around noon. I am looking for a lunch box suggestion. Insulated? Did you send ice packs to keep stuff cold? Did it work? I am new to this, so any help is appreciated. The lunch box will have to be purchased online because I am on bed rest and cannot leave the house, so please send online recommendations! Thanks moms!


Lunch Box Ideas

My daughter is tired of the same ol lunches. What can I pack in her lunch...


Stinky Lunch Box

My son left his lunch box at school for 5 days. Unfortnately, he didn't...

Safety Products

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Car Seat Safety Ratings?

Hello. My daughter is nearing 10 months of age. I will be needing a new carseat after she is one year old and 20 lbs. I am wondering if anyone knows of a website that rates carseat safety by brand or something? Her safety is my #1 concern, but I have no idea how to find out which car seat is the best. Thanks for your help!


Booster Seat Safety

Hi Everyone, We are in the market for a booster seat for my 5 year old...


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Silly Question - Quick Trips to Target, Etc

Fellow moms and I are discussing something (and a few dads are chiming in....) When you need to run into Target or a similar establishment to grab a few things and you are alone except for the kids, what do you do with the small baby? Leave him/her in the car seat and just carry the car seat in and put the seat in one of the carts? Haul the huge heavy stroller out and push him/her in that? Just carry him/her in your arms?


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Toys All Over

If the kids are are toddler, preschool and preschool, do I let it go and have the house overrun with toys? If I put them all downstairs (the toys, not the kids), what was the point of buying the toys? We have hurt feet from stepping on stuff. It's stressful. We can barely walk and have a path anywhere. I just cleaned for an hour, and the child dumped the toy bins all over the floor right away. Wanting to give up cleaning! Even cutting back and having just some out, quickly becomes a mess. Plus, we cannot vacuum.


Toys or No Toys?

My DH and I both read a book called Anastasia. He has now decided it is a...


Where to Donate Toys

I have 3 yr old and 10 mo old boys. Their toys are taking over our house! ...