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Back to Fall Shopping for Little Ones

[Note:  This post was written by KFDC Contributor Emily Moise, a local writer and mom of two young children.   She always has excellent recommendations for kids’ items as well as local explorations with little ones. See more of them here, herehere, and here.]


If you are simultaneously saying “bring on the fall festivals,” crossing your fingers for back-to-school season, and bracing yourself for another pandemic winter, this post is for you. When excited but stressed, it’s time to get prepared and organized.

By the middle of last winter, I had a running list of all the things I wished I had invested in at the start of fall for my little ones. From better boots to indoor play equipment and everything in between. These are some of those items that will get you through complicated times with ease…

Stress-Less School Days

While your biggest concern may be keeping a mask on your two-year-old, another challenge may be keeping a backpack on them. If you haven’t checked this off your list yet, look for backpacks with chest straps that have a variety of designs and sizes to choose from.



Getting kids fed, dressed, groomed, shoed, and out the door on time is both a marathon and a sprint. Breakfast is made simpler (and more fun) with Dash kitchen tools like mini waffle and egg makers. They are versatile, quick, and almost fool-proof.



If getting your little ones dressed is a battle (either with your picky child or your spouse’s questionable choices), this days-of-the-week organizer (or this one) may be the solution for you. I can already see my Type A four-year-old relishing in this weekly organizing routine.




Smarter Outerwear

Boots were my biggest fail last year. My kids’ boots were not insulated enough or waterproof enough to get us through the seasons and all of the outdoor play dates. These highly-rated neoprene boots are exactly what we needed (and now I need to find them in my size).




If your kids are either too hot or too cold like mine, it may be time for a multi-layered coat (other colors here). I found some highly rated, toddler-sized styles here and here. Bring on the erratic weather, DC!



My daughter keeps asking for an umbrella, a request that actually may be practical looking back on last year and our “we need to get out of the house” rainy day walks. These c-handle umbrellas with “hidden bones” offer a safer, hands-free solution.



Seasonal Entertainment


Is it even almost fall if your child isn’t mentioning Halloween every day (and changing their costume idea every week)? It’s time to milk the holiday for everything it’s worth. Keep kids entertained with countdown tools, crafts kits, pumpkin paint pens, spooky books, and more.




Fall is baking season. With little ones, that means it’s “mommy, I want to help” season. Let them have some autonomy and experiment in their own mixing bowl with a junior baking set. Here’s a more versatile kid-safe cooking set.




If you are familiar with my posts, you know I raved about an indoor rope swing (and still do). I’m now eyeing this door hanging play set. I can just see my kids fighting over …ahem…taking turns on the swing now. If you’re handy, here’s a less expensive option to be installed.


What items are you eyeing for back to fall shopping?  Share with us in the comments!



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There’s No Crying About These Baseball Deals

A lucky photo op with Nats mascot, Screech


The Nats’ schedule is loaded with home games over the next month, and there are currently several deals on tickets and special promos for many of them.  If you plan to catch a game soon, be sure to check out these offers first.

$1 Kids Days – On September 4, 8, and 11, you can take the kids out to the ballgame for just a buck with the purchase of one full-price adult ticket.  Reserve seats online in advance or at the Box Office on the day of game (children must be present at time of purchase). The offer is for select seating areas and subject to availability.

Groupon – There’s a little over a day left to get in on this deal for tickets to select Nats games.  Three seating options and concession credit are available for four different games, with tickets at nearly 50% off for all of them.  Check out the deal located on the right sidebar of the website.

Certifikid – The deal site geared especially toward families in Washington and Baltimore also has a 50% off deal on tickets for select games. Just use the code CKID when purchasing tickets on the Nationals website.

A few things to note:
– This Sunday, September 4, the first 10,000 fans ages 12 and under to enter the game will receive a Ryan Zimmerman Fathead Jr.
– Sunday, September 11, there will be a special 9/11 remembrance.
– Both days along with September 18 are Signature Sundays, when select players will be available for autograph signing before the games, and kids can run the bases after.


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$1 Kids Days at Nationals Park

Take the kids out to the ballgame this weekend for a buck!  This Saturday’s game against the Brewers is the first of several $1 Kids Days that Nationals Park will host this season.

With the purchase of one full-priced adult ticket, you can get up to four tickets for kids ages 3-12 for just $1 each.  This offer is for select seating areas and subject to availability.  Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the Box Office the day of the game.

Four $1 Kids Days will take place this season:

April 16 vs. Brewers
June 23 vs. Mariners
September 8 vs. Dodgers
September 11 vs. Astros

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