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Will You Be My Valentine?

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Valentine's Day Valentine's Day is a holiday filled with big red hearts, tasty chocolates, red roses and, of course, lots of romance. While young couples hit by cupid tend to make the most out of the holiday, it is also a great day to celebrate with the kids because, after all, there is no better symbol of love than a mother or father and their children.


Explain the Beginning


Several children never get past the free candy, school parties and pop-up cards. Although there is nothing wrong with those things, it is important that parents teach their children how the holiday started. Although the true story may be a bit advanced for toddlers, parents can explain it in a simple way. While making those holiday cupcakes with the kids, tell them the story of St. Valentine and how he went against the Roman Empire in order to help soldiers who wanted to get married. Explain how, despite the fact that it was not allowed, he did it in the name of love and that is why people set aside the day of February 14th in his honor, to be a celebration of love. While there is a lot more to the story, as the children grow, they can learn the deeper meaning behind the man that started the special day.


Make Something Special


Valentine's Day is the perfect time for arts and crafts with the kids. Instead of buying pre-made cards, help the kids by cutting different shaped hearts and breaking out the glitter glue. Let them use glue, glitter, stickers and markers to decorate their own valentines for their family and friends. Also, let the kids help make some special cookies or cupcakes and have fun with the frosting and sprinkles. Another way to make the day special for the kids is by having a little party for their friends and family. Make special treats, arts and crafts or party games that will make it fun for everyone.


Toddler Valentines DayDress Up for the Occasion


While it may not be every little boy's favorite thing, little girls will love dressing up for the day. Dress them in red or pink with matching accessories, such as a red, pink or stripped toddler belt, for preschool or a holiday party. The kids will love looking the part while passing out their homemade valentines to their friends.


Explain Valentine's Day Love


While it is mainly a romantic event, Valentine's Day can be a celebration of all kinds of love. Explain the different kinds of love and how the kids can send cards to their friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, even pets in order to show how much they love them. It is also important that parents vocalize how much they love their children and how, on the holiday celebrating love, their children are what they are celebrating.


Love comes in many forms and Valentine's Day is the day to celebrate them all. So, show the kids lots of love and celebrate the day with the whole family.

You Name It! Label Clothing

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

children labeling clothesEvery parent has a similar story, the kids go to a sleepover or off to camp and come back with missing clothes, or worse, with clothes that are not theirs. With all the fun and playing that children have to do, the last thing on their mind is keeping track of their clothes. In order to reduce the amount of calls parents have to make in search of their child's missing clothing, a great way to keep things organized is to label clothing.


Be Aware


Young children tend to not care so much if they have a giant sparkly letter on the front of their shirt indicating that it is theirs, but as children get older, it can be a little more embarrassing. If the kids have a hard time keeping track of their clothing, then labeling may be needed, but parents should be aware of the age of their child before choosing what kind of labeling they want to use.


Marker Labels


The most basic way to label clothing is to use a permanent marker and write a name or letter on the tags of various clothing items. This way, children can make sure they are packing their own clothes in their bag and not someone else's. The problem with marker labeling is, if another child has the same name, clothing can still be mixed up. Since there is only so much room to write on a tag, it can be hard to be more detailed. Also, there are clothing items that do not have tags and writing on tags often fades over time.


Visible Labels


If the kids are still at the age that having their name across their shirt is cool, parents can often use iron-on lettering in order to label clothing. labeling childrens clothesThis can work great on t-shirts, jeans, skirts and shorts. Iron-on lettering also comes in various shapes, which makes it easy to put them anywhere. If parents are handy with a sewing machine, they can also sew a label onto their children's clothes, rather than spending money on multiple iron-on letters. The problem with this kind of labeling is parents may not want to iron a letter onto some of their children's nicer clothing items.


Non-Damaging Labels


Parents often do not want to put a permanent, or possibly damaging, label on their children's clothing just in case they want to use them for future children or sell them in consignment shops. There are also accessories, such as hook and loop toddler belts, that do not work very well with markers or irons. Parents can often fix this problem with some colorful string or ribbon. If a child is leaving for a friend's house or going off to camp, parents can tie a colored piece of string or ribbon onto the belt loops of their children's pants or on a belt buckle. This method does not work as well with things such as t-shirts or underpants, but it does protect from permanent labeling.


Parents should not have to keep track of clothing for their kids

Choosing the Correct Size

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Growing ChildIt is no secret that children grow like weeds, a few weeks pass and they need a whole new wardrobe. But how do parents know how to shop for a child that will not stop growing? Although it can sometimes be hard to keep up with a growing toddler, there are several ways for parents to choose correct sizes that will fit in the present as well as the future.


Establish a Guide


Parents need some way to measure their child as they continue to grow that will assist with buying a variety of clothing items. Parents can use a tape measure to measure the child's waist every week in order to keep track of how quickly the kids are growing. They can also use it to measure how tall their child is getting. Once they have established what rate their child is growing, they will have an idea of how often to buy new clothing.


Learn the Sizing


There are several infant and toddler sizing charts online that can help parents figure out what sizes their children will need, and at what age. Sometimes larger or smaller children do not follow the basic charts, but as long as parents keep track of how their child grows, this should not be a problem. Parents need to combine the rate their child grows, along with a sizing chart, in order to establish what sizes their children will need.


Dare to Compare


It can be hard to take a restless toddler shopping, so in order for parents to avoid having to bring their children to try on clothes, they can have Kleiner Junge beim Anziehenthem try on one piece and then use that as a guide. If parents take clothing items along with them, they can compare with newer items in order to purchase the correct sizes. Toddler belts are also a great item to use for shopping. Measure a child's waist with the belt and then use that measurement to compare with new pairs of pants, skirts or shorts.


Measure Up

Shoes can be a difficult thing when it comes to sizing. There are several measurement tools available for infant and toddler sizing when it comes to footwear. Before going shopping, measure the child's foot in order to know what size they are going to need. Also, pay attention to things such as wider feet or higher arches that can effect what kind of shoes should be purchased.


When in Doubt, Go Big


It is better to have clothing that is too big than too small. So if a parent is not sure, they should try and go for the sizes that look a little too big. Since children grow so fast, it will not take long for them to grow into any clothing that is too large. Also, if something is a little too big, that does not necessarily mean that they cannot wear it.


Children are going to grow a lot during the first years of their life. No child is the same, and the more they grow, the more different their clothing needs will become. So, pay attention to the changes and do not forget to measure.


Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

durable toddler clothesOnce toddlers learn how to move, there is no stopping them, they run, jump, climb, crawl and roll until they are too tired to go on. There is nothing wrong with a child having an outside rough and tumbled playtime, however, clothing should not have to suffer because of it. Parents do not have to ban rough play, but rather provide clothing that can take it on at full speed.


Teach the Right Kind of Play


Before going shopping for durable clothing and children's accessories, parents should explain what “rough play” really means. They should make sure their child understands that it is okay to roll around in the grass, climb trees or run around the yard, as long as it is not hurting others or causing any damage. Have a serious talk with the children so they understand that throwing rocks, punching, hitting and breaking things is not acceptable “rough play” and also that that kind of play is made for outside, not in the house. Once that is understood, they can be free to go about their playtime.


Reduce Cuts, Scraps and Bruises


If the kids are going to be exploring the woods, rolling around or running outside, the best thing a parent can do is buy them durable jeans. Look for jeans with think denim that can be stained without any worries. This will reduce scraped knees and cuts on the legs. Also, buy jeans that are not too fitted, so the kids have lots of room to move around.

 durable toddler clothes

Heavy Duty Footwear


If a child is going to be running, tumbling or climbing, make sure they are wearing closed toe shoes. This will reduce the risk of stubbed or bloodied toes. Also, look for shoes that are heavy duty and are made for rough play. Even with hiking boots, children's style can still come shining through, so do not worry about shoes looking ugly or unfashionable.


Proper Accessories


Children's accessories should always be taken into account when shopping for durable clothing. Toddler belts and baby belts help keep pants in place during a rougher playtime. Also, make sure to choose belts that are tough and durable so they will last throughout several of a young child's playtimes.


Protect the Noggin


Hair can be one of the most dangerous things during rough play. It can get caught, pulled and sometimes tangled so much that it can damage the scalp. Protect the kids little noggins by having them wear hats or pulling back their hair to protect against it becoming stuck.


Have Official Clothing


Parents should never send their kids out to play in clothing that they do not want stained or damaged. Kids can roll and tumble their clothing into oblivion, so make sure to have official play clothes. These clothes should be durable but also able to be put through scrapes, falls, crawls and climbs.

It may seem like durable clothing can ruin children's fashion, but the kids can still be stylish while also being durable. Save the frilly clothing for special occasions and provide the kids with clothing and accessories that they can really get down and dirty in.

Accessories: Style & Versitile

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Employment in a kindergartenChildren's accessories are some of the most fun fashion items for parents to play around with. Whether parents are choosing items for their newborn baby or helping their toddler pick out items themselves, it is always fun to accessorize. One of the most versatile accessories that parents can choose for their child is a stylish belt.


Easy to Use


It may seem like a belt is a little complicated for a young child, but that is far from being true. One of the reasons that baby and toddler belts are so versatile is because they are so easy to use. Velcro baby belts are great for newborns and infants because it adds that extra flair to an adorable outfit but is also easy to take on and off during diaper changes. Also, parents do not have to worry about their baby choking on any belt buckles. Hook and loop toddler belts are great for growing toddlers that want a little something extra with their outfit. The belts are also great teaching tools as the hook and loop design helps young toddlers learn how to buckle a belt on their own.


Colors and Designs


Belts can be the perfect touch for children's fashion because they go with just about anything. The array of belt colors and designs that are Winter, snow, winter fun - lovely girl enjoying winteravailable go with any outfit combination and any personal style. Toddlers can have a great time matching different belts with different outfits and will love choosing their own colors and designs.




The belt is the perfect accessory because it goes with any style. Whether a child is dressed up or casual, a belt can complete any outfit. Children's style starts to become established within a child at an early age. They will enjoy creating outfits the way they choose and being creative with their choices. An outfit can almost be like a puzzle and if parents put more pieces into the puzzle, more knowledge will be established. A belt is a great piece to add to any outfit that will not only look good, but will help a child learn about completing their puzzle.




Toddlers are always on the move and there is nothing better to keep pants up where they belong than a secure toddler belt. Even for an infant, once they have figured out how to kick their legs, a baby belt will keep clothes secure without any worries. Because of the easy Velcro or hook and loop design, baby and toddler belts are also efficient when they need to come off. A child will be able to easily figure out how to take their belt off at the end of the day or on an emergency trip to the bathroom. A belt can add style without being a burden.


Children's accessories can be a lot of fun for both kids and parents. In the case of a toddler belt, they can be used for education, while both a baby belt and a toddler belt can be used for a versatile fashion statement without any of the hassle.

Do Not Forget to Accessorize!

Monday, October 27th, 2014

The very best windows into a child's creativity and imagination are within the small things. Glitter added to a picture, glow-in-the-dark stars stuck to the ceiling or stylish accessories added to an outfit. Accessories are a child's opportunity to put their own spin on their outfits and create their own personal style. Not only does it boost a child's creativity and independence, but it also creates self-assurance and confidence.


Go Crazy


Little girl Dressed at PrincessYoung toddlers are just beginning to open up their creative minds. The worst thing a parent can do is crush that creativity. The kids might look a little silly, but let them choose their own accessories, even if it means a daughter with 15 necklaces on. Eventually, they will establish a more toned-down style, but it will be one that they created from the craziness.


Teach Confidence


Parents should strive to teach their children about how to accessorize. Take them shopping for jewelry, baseball caps, bows, or toddler belts and let them stretch their imagination. Also, establish a confidence within the child by praising their choices and telling them how good they look. If they know that they can make their own decisions with their style, it will promote that personal confidence.


Broaden the Mind


Choosing accessories is the perfect opportunity for parents to broaden their children's imagination. Take them shopping and let them make their own choices about what kind of accessories they want, what style and what color. Teach them how to put things together and watch as the creativity unfolds. Another great way to feed a child's imagination is to put on a fashion show with all sorts of outfits and accessories.


Pretty Little Toddler Sitting in FlowersHead Accessories


Little girls will always have more choices for accessories than boys, but there are choices for everyone. For little girls, hair bows, clips, hats or flowers are all great choices. For little boys, baseball caps, bandanas or sweat bands are a great way to go.


Neck Accessories


Little girls love necklaces, there is no denying that. Plastic kids jewelry is great for girls and moms can also let them try on their jewelry for fun as well. Add some bracelets and clip on earrings and make a tea party for the girls to enjoy. Little boys will lean more towards ties, bow ties or maybe even a chain necklace with a little bling.


Waist Accessories


The best accessory to complete an outfit is a stylish hook and loop toddler belt. Let the kids decide what color or pattern they want to add to their outfit. Also, a hook and loop toddler belt will teach the children independence as they learn how to buckle their belt all on their own.


As toddlers grow older, their desire to be creative grows as well. Accessorizing an outfit is one way to feed a child's creative mind while also teaching important lessons. It is a win win for both parents as well as children and, at the end of the day, the kids will look great!

Cooking with the Kiddos!

Friday, October 17th, 2014

cute girl preparing healthy food vegetable saladAs toddlers begin to grow, their desire for discovery grows as well. Curious fingers will beg for activities and one of the best activities to feed a growing toddler's curiosity is having them help in the kitchen.  Besides, cooking with the kiddos is fun.


Kitchen Activities


When parents have their kids help in the kitchen, it should be a fun learning experience. Have the kids help make dinner or bake cookies and let them gather dishes and ingredients for their chosen recipe. Always stay close by their side in order to help, but try and let them mix up the recipe on their own as much as possible. Also, if possible, choose a recipe that the kids can be inventive with.


Teach Responsibility


Helping out in the kitchen can be a lot of fun for the kids while they are throwing sugar and chocolate chips into a bowl while munching on cookie dough. It is cleaning up afterward that tends to be the problem. Have them put everything away and clean up their dishes while their recipe is cooking. Make it fun by creating a game or song from cleaning up.


Create Healthy Eating Habits


Having the kids help out in the kitchen is the perfect opportunity to teach healthy eating habits. Although it is great to bake cookies with the kids, try to also have them help with healthy recipes as well. If children grow up creating healthy dishes rather than chicken nuggets and corn dogs, that will follow them throughout their life.


Baby girl cooking with meatProper Kitchen Attire


Be sure to dress the kids in the proper kitchen attire while they are helping with the cooking. More than likely, it is going to result in a mess. Dress them in clothes that can be stained without any worries and invest in a child's apron to keep them clean. A hook and loop toddler belt is also great for keeping pants up while cooking so dirty hands are not constantly pulling on sagging jeans.


Fall Time Yummies


Create some fall time memories with the kids by making autumn-themed treats. Pumpkin pie, spiced apple cider and candied apples are a few ideas, but one of the best recipes to cook with the kids this fall is caramel corn.


Caramel Corn



24 to 28 cups of freshly popped plain popcorn

2 cups of dry roasted peanuts

2 cups of brown sugar

1/2 cup of light corn syrup

1 teaspoon of salt if desired

1 cup of margarine or butter

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract



Heat oven to 250 degrees.

Place the popcorn in a large roasting pan.

Add the peanuts to the pop corn and set aside.

Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, butter or margarine, cream of tartar and salt in the saucepan.

Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring enough to blend.

Once the mixture begins to boil, boil for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.

Remove from the heat.

Stir in the baking soda and vanilla and beat it together vigorously until light and foamy.

Immediately pour the mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat.

Bake for 1 hour while removing the pans and stirring every 15 minutes.

Line a counter top with waxed paper, dump the corn out onto the waxed paper and separate the pieces.

Allow to cool completely and then store in airtight containers or resealable bags.


Let the kids mix the ingredients together and pour the mixture over the popcorn. Make sure to help them enough that they do not burn themselves but remember to have lots of fun!

School Uniform Belts

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

私立の小学生The first few years of school can be a frightening yet exciting time for a child. They want to look their best on their first day with the very best clothes, lunchbox and backpack. Several private schools today require a school uniform or dress code and, with school already in full swing, the kids are gonna need accessories they love to add to their school wardrobe.


What Schools Require Uniforms?

Most private schools require a uniform or have a strict dress code. Usually, if uniforms are needed, parents will have to fill out a form for sizing and the number of uniforms they need. It is best to order at least three, as the kids cannot wear the same one everyday without being pegged as the smelly kid in class and the parents want to avoid having to do laundry five times a week. If a school requires a dress code, there may be more freedom but the kids will still have limits.


What to Buy for Dress Codes

Most schools that require a dress code will send out a guide of what is acceptable. Several schools require things such as collared shirts or khaki pants. The most important thing to remember while shopping for a dress code is to look for modest clothing that is respectful. Try and steer clear of shirts with lingo or brand names stamped across the front and purchase pants and long skirts rather than shorts or mini skirts.


PerplessaWhat About Public Schools?

Several public schools today even require a slight dress code. Although brand names and lingo are free to roam, it is still important to be respectful with clothing. It is also important for parents to display an image for their children that they can be proud of by creating clean-cut outfits and sending their children to school as well-dressed students. If children start dressing responsibly and respectfully at a young age, it will follow them into elementary school and high school.


Accessories for Uniforms and Dress Codes

Every school is different with what they allow amongst the dress code. Often, if a school requires a uniform, added accessories are not allowed. But dress codes usually allow things such as jewelry, hair accessories, jackets and hats. Again, read over the guidelines for what is allowed at the child's school before purchasing back-to-school wardrobes. The one thing that almost every dress code and uniform does allow, and sometimes requires, is school uniform belts. Velcro or hook and loop kid's belts are great options for uniforms or dress codes. If schools only allow black or brown, they will be set, and if color is acceptable, there are a variety of colors and designs to choose from as well.


Whether a school requires a uniform, has a strict dress code or a loose dress code, they can all sometimes be a little boring for a child who wants to get creative with their outfits for school. Accessories are the best ingredients for spicing up a school uniform so the kids can get creative while still following the rules.