Family Friday: Jo Jo Crossbody

I held out on the crossbody trend for a long time but finally have realized that, now that I’m past the diaper bag stage, I want something to carry my wallet and phone and lipstick but don’t need something big enough to fit snacks and toys and diapers, etc. The crossbody bag is my new favorite because it’s easy to throw on and go, and if you’re shopping at the grocery store or elsewhere, you don’t have to worry about leaving your bag in your cart. If you don’t like the look of them for work and you’re only buying for the weekend (the playground, weekend errands, even a vacation where you’ll be walking a lot), this is a good bet — it has tons of great reviews, it’s sturdy, and it’s made from recycled materials. The bag is $25 at Zappos and $19 at Amazon (which has even more colors). Dakine Jo Jo Crossbody

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Family Friday: Candy Land The World of Sweets Game

My three-year-old son, H, is not really playing board games yet, which is similar to my older son, J, who was around three and a half when he started. I recently downloaded The Orchard by HABA for $3.99 on iTunes, and it’s a very easy game — there’s no setup, which is nice, and he can play it by himself. I think that primed us for Candy Land, which is a great first game, so this app is good if you’re looking for something even easier to get them started. I’d love to hear from you guys about your favorite board games for kiddos, especially first games. Candy Land is $12.99 at Amazon. Candy Land The World of Sweets Game

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Family Friday: Bamboo Baby Washcloths

In terms of the fancier options out there for washcloths — like muslin, bamboo, and flannel — I prefer muslin for my own face, but I feel bad that I didn’t have these bamboo baby washcloths when my sons were still in diapers. When your kid has a rash and you’re trying to be as gentle as possible, and only using water, this would be perfect — and far superior to the sad, rough washcloths we used back then. These bamboo washcloths are very soft and are $12.95 for a pack of six. If you have sensitive, angry skin, I’d look into these for your face, too. Bamboo Baby Washcloths

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Organizing Thursday: 4-Cube Organizer

I’ve often seen bins like this at Crate & Barrel and elsewhere for $200–$300. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one that was $50 for a fairly large shelf, but Target has them. (That price means you put it together yourself, of course.) It looks like a good find if you’re on the hunt for something to store toys or other kid things, and the description notes that it’s compatible with Threshold 13″ storage bins and Threshold cube accessories. It has pretty mixed reviews, but at $50 it seems like it’d be worth a try. 4-Cube Organizer with Potato-Bins

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Family Friday: Cut, Sculpt, and Roll Play Set with Tools

Oooh: My boys both loved the older version of this play dough set, so it’s nice to see that there’s an updated version. (If you’re on the hunt for more, we’re big into play dough at our house: this set is great if you’ve got a young’un, and my eldest was always a big fan of the Chuck and Friends/Play-Doh collaboration — but with the latter, skip the gravel grinder because it leaves you with tiny dried Play-Doh pieces all over your kitchen table!) This pictured updated set is $10.99 at Amazon. Melissa & Doug Cut, Sculpt, and Roll Clay Play Set With 8 Tools and 4 Colors of Modeling Dough

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Family Friday: Boys’ 2-Pack Joggers

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m not particularly fond of the way joggers look. Still, they can be a lifesaver if you’ve got a kid who, for example, has a waist size that’s big for his height, or likes to tuck his pants into his socks — there are a variety of functional reasons that joggers can be great for growing little boys. These are from a new brand on Amazon called Spotted Zebra (eligible for Prime), which has some really cool, bright colors. According to customer reviews, they run small but the quality is great. (No worries about sizing, though — these are eligible for free returns.) I usually get stuff like this from H&M but these are also really cute, and at 2 for $10, it’s hard to beat the price. They come in the pictured solid blue & camo, and also lightning bolts & gray. The size ranges are toddler boys, little boys, and big boys. Spotted Zebra Boys’ 2-Pack Joggers

(FWIW, the brand has stuff for both boys and girls!)

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