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Best Toddler Mittens

Here are the best toddler mittens for boys and girls, based on our detailed testing. We looked for mittens that were warm, soft and affordable—plus cuteness didn’t hurt. Whether your toddler needs lightweight mittens for outdoor play or serious insulated mittens for snowman building, we’ve got you covered.

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Best Toddler Snowboots

Winter makes for great toddler play—and a good snowboot makes the difference between snow fun and no fun. Here in Colorado, we know a thing or two about cold and snow! Our research put 17 pairs of toddler snowboots to the test with real toddlers. We looked for snowboots that were warm, lightweight and easy to put on (and take off) . . . at a price that didn’t break the bank. And we know fashion counts too.

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Best Hot Chocolate

What’s the best hot chocolate? To find out, we did a blind taste test with 9 different hot cocoas. (Yes, a tough job but someone had to do it). Which was best? Here are the winners, as judged by our chocolate enthusiasts.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Hot Chocolate Bomb Mold

What’s the best mold for hot chocolate bombs? Yes, these bombs are the current hot cocoa craze thanks to social media. Hot chocolate bombs are a ball of chocolate (with marshmallows) designed to melt in a mug of hot milk. And creating the bomb is half the fun—a great craft for kids and a neat gift for friends and relatives. We tried out a dozen silicone molds to find the best ones for hot chocolate bombs. Here are the winners.

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Best Extra Large Baby Playpen

What’s the best extra large baby playpen? Sure, playpens have been around for forever . . . but new to the market are extra large models that offer up to 27 square feet of play space. No, these playpens aren’t for sleeping—but they are great to give baby more space to roam, while keeping them in a safe environment. After inspecting several models, comparing features and ease of use, here are the extra large baby playpens we’d recommend.

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Best Organic Crib Mattress

What exactly is an organic crib mattress? And why is it so confusing to shop for one? Yes, many crib mattress makers claim they are green, natural or eco-friendly . . . but which ones really are worth your hard-earned money? We put 11 different organic crib mattresses to the test, checking for firmness, construction and overall quality. Here are the winners.

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