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    Here's What Parents Should Actually Buy This Black Friday Weekend

    Kids are expensive, but these smart savings on your favorite products and brands are 100% worth it.

    Cyber Week, the week when almost every store has deals (more than you could ever conceivably look through in an entire lifetime), is *here*.

    We're wading through mountains of bargains for you and found some of the best deals in every category.

    FYI — deals can move quickly. We’ll do our best to keep this post and imagery as up-to-date as possible, but we can’t catch everything immediately. Check back throughout Cyber Week to see our latest updates as the deals change!

    1. A fancy touchless forehead thermometer for 60% off because if you need a thermometer for cold + flu season, you might as well save a little! This one can take anyone's temperature in seconds — and without bothering them if they're getting some needed rest or sleep.

    parent reviewer using the white thermometer on their sleeping baby's forehead, temp easily reads 98.4

    2. A bento lunch box for up to 44% off at Amazon because you're tired of sending your picky kids to school only to open their lunch box at home and realize they ate, like, none of it. This lunch box keeps everything separated (a must for kiddos who complain about soggy sandwiches!), can stand up to the beating it will inevitably take, and the food compartment tray rinses clean in the dishwasher (so easy!).

    3. A Fullstar veggie chopper and slicer for 40% off plus an additional 10% off at Amazon because when you have kids, anything that gets dinner on the table faster and easier is a win. If chopping is the part of cooking you dread the most, it's totally fine to call a helpful little gadget in to assist.

    4. An elephant sprayer for 26% off you'll adore because it'll keep your kiddo entertained for the duration of bath time and provide you with an easier way to wash soap off of them/out of their hair — however, considered yourself warned they can potentially turn this adorable hose on you at any given moment. 😅

    an elephant hose spraying toy for a child's bath

    5. A Graco 4Ever DLX 4 in 1 Car Seat for up to 30% off you can count on to grow with your child for *so* many years it'll basically feel like a worthy investment right off the bat.

    6. The Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced for 22% off at Baby Brezza so you can *instantly* have a hot, perfectly mixed bottle ready at the click of a button — a dream when you're facing a hungry newborn at 2 a.m.

    7. A cozy toddler-size fleece for 76% off at Carter's because it'll keep them nice and cozy all winter and spring at a price that'll keep your wallet happy and cozy too, especially since by this time next year they will definitely have outgrown it.

    model wearing the fleece in a dinosaur fair isle pattern

    8. A basic Roomba robo vac for 42% off at Amazon — a new low price, making it the cheapest this particular model has ever been — that'll make a great practical gift for yourself (or your partner) if you're tired of vacuuming the layer of crumbs your kids seem to scatter all over your kitchen and living room seemingly every day, not to mention all the dust and hair that multiple humans living in one space seem to generate.

    The roomba which cleans carpet and hard floors

    9. Or this simple but effective Shark corded stick vacuum for 50% off so you can clean out every dusty nook and cranny without breaking a sweat lugging larger models up and down the stairs.

    10. A Barbie doll for 61% off, modeled after the movie because it was simply iconic and whether they're a kid or an adult, they'll be totally obsessed. Like, who doesn't want a Margot Robbie version of Barbie in her cute little 'fit.

    11. The Melissa & Doug Vroom and Zoom driving dashboard for 42% off at Amazon, which has all kinds of moving parts, lights, and sounds, including a scrolling GPS, a working horn, a moveable gas tank meter, and a turnable key! They can even turn the steering wheel to keep the car on the GPS road, whoa.

    model playing with the toy

    12. An Echo Show 8 for 58% off that not only allows you to take video calls and set reminders, but can also be converted into a digital frame that plays your fam's most cherished memories on a loop. *Plus* it makes following weekday recipes even easier with its larger screen, and you can manage other smart devices in your home. What's not to love??

    the echo show with a multi-way video call on the screen

    13. An EZPZ mat and utensil set for 25% off, which is completely un-budge-able by toddlers. They still might drop the food on the floor, but at least it'll be just a piece or two at a time, instead of the entire bowl of painstakingly cut up fruit at once.

    a child model scooping food out of the good mat with the included utensil

    14. A three-story Barbie Dreamhouse for 30% off which will have you wanting to play right alongside your little one because this thing is sweeeeet. Equipped with 75+ pieces including a slide, a pool, a working elevator, a puppy figure, pet pool and slide, and so sooo much more. I know, I know, you wanna recreate the Barbie movie pool party scene while your kid's asleep.

    child standing next to three story pink Barbie dollhouse

    15. A 100-piece set of Picasso Tiles at Amazon for 47% off (the best deal they go for), which reviewers say work with and are comparable to Magnatiles (so if the kiddo in your life already has some, these can expand their set), for some extra bang for your buck *and* a sale on top of that.

    16. An Amazon Fire 7 Kids tablet for 50% off if you don't want to worry about what your little one is up to. It's designed for kids ages 3 to 7 and comes with a year-long Amazon Kids+ subscription, which gives the family access to thousands of books, games, videos, and more.

    a kid with the amazon fire tablet

    17. A three-piece Teamson Kids wood play kitchen for 45% off from Maisonette — it's under $100! — that TBH might be nicer than your real kitchen! The knobs and faucets turn, the fridge features a freezer and a built in (faux, obvs) ice- and water-maker, and the cabinets, oven, and fridge space will double as (much needed) storage.

    a model with the white play kitchen with rose gold finishes

    18. A Nespresso VertuoPlus coffee maker for 30% off so you can make rich and delicious espresso *and* full-size coffees at lit'rally the push of a button — and save lots of money over time. It's surprisingly slim to save counter space, and will give you (and perhaps your teen) the perk up you need for that 7:30 a.m. high school start time!

    A reviewer's black nespresso making frothy coffee

    19. Posh Peanut footie pajamas for 10% off plus an additional 40% off made from a super soft and stretchy bamboo material you'll envy your child over when you zip them into 'em each night.

    a floral one piece pajama set on a baby

    20. A pair of double-knee sweatpants from Hanna Andersson for 50% off — they're designed specifically for kids who run and play from durable French terry, to protect them from skinned knees and keep them comfy and stylish to boot.

    model in the grey slim-fit sweatpants

    21. An LCD writing tablet for 53% off that'll encourage little Einsteins to practice their numbers and letters. They might even consider trading their iPad for this cool gadget.

    22. The Always Pan 2.0 (which we *L O V E*), for 34% off, meaning it's marked down to $99! You'll save so much storage space with this 10-in-1 non-stick pan that fries, steams, sautées, and goes straight into the oven from the stovetop. It's perfect for your go-to crowdpleasers like tacos, easy bolongese sauce, veggie burgers, and so much more!

    a berry-colored always pan

    23. The TikTok-famous Bissell Little Green carpet and upholstery cleaner for 29% off — it'll effortlessly knock out all those stains from accidental spills that just happen with kids as well as lingering pet stains, and all without wasting a lot of your valuable storage space.

    24. A PuroAir HEPA Air Purifier for 32% off if you're dealing with seasonal allergies, dander, or just plain ol' dust — you know, the usual suspects in a house with kids *and* pets.

    child model sitting next to black air purifier

    25. A set of matching family pajamas for 50% off at Old Navy — they're both adorable for pictures *and* will just be so fun to all wear together while sipping hot chocolate and enjoying your annual family re-watch of Elf!

    26. A 41-piece(!) Melissa & Doug diner playset for 54% off for endless imaginative play cooking, ordering, serving, and eating just like your family does at the real diner.

    The set with pretend food, money, and a menu

    27. A set of internet-famous Mellanni sheets for up to 42% off because they're made of a super-soft and moisture-wicking microfiber fabric over 250,000 5-star reviewers (wow!) love for being cozy and sleeping surprisingly cool — at an unbeatable price! If your kids or teen has "bedroom redecoration" on their gift list this year, you can't beat these for price or comfort.

    A reviewers made bed with white sheets and review text "so soft and comfy"

    28. An adorable construction-themed dinner set from our Goodful Shop for 36% off to add a little delight to dinner! The two-handled cup makes practicing with lidless cups a little easier for small hands, and the bull dozer and cement mixer plates can even drive around the table top for extra fun!

    the colorful set with a yellow bulldozer with two food sections, an orange cement mixer with one eating section, a cup, and a spoon and fork

    29. An avocado Squishmallow for 38% off that'll have your kiddo jumping for joy cuz nothing is better than one of these adorable, super popular little plushies. Sure to be a Christmas morning hit.

    reviewer holding an avocado plushie toy

    30. A twin-sized big kid bed from Pottery Barn Kids for 20% off — that's $100 saved! — if the converted crib-to-toddler bed isn't quite cutting it anymore and they (and you) are ready for something a little nicer.

    the white beadboard bed

    31. A Dreamland Baby sleep sack for 20% off that'll keep your little one snug as a bug throughout the night. Mmm, cozy.

    a light blue dreamland baby sleep sack

    32. Second-generation AirPods Pro that are up to $80 off for blocking out the distracting noise of siblings, nearby construction, downstairs neighbors, and more, if your teen has been hoping for a pair. Plus they can seamlessly go from listening to music on their phone to chatting with their grandparents on a laptop video call seamlessly.

    the airpods

    33. Or the second-gen AirPods for 38% off, because if they don't care about the newer features, this is the best price these tried-and-true headphones go for — especially if they tend to misplace theirs. You could even get them an extra pair just for their bag/backpack!

    Reviewer holding airpods

    34. OR! A pair of wireless Bluetooth earbuds for up to 53% off — reviewers say the sound quality is surprisingly good given the earbuds' under-$25 price tag. And the battery life is equally amazing — listen for over six hours on a single charge (and get up to 30 hours of enjoyment with the charging case). And at that price, you won't have to fret if one day your teen says they mysteriously vanished.

    35. A 500-piece Search and Find Chocolate Shop puzzle from Mudpuppy for 30% off, so they can get twice the fun out of one toy: first, all the satisfaction of putting it together, then the sense of accomplishment every time they find another one of 40+ items hidden in the picture!

    the puzzle put together, with a cute illustration of a busy chocolate shop

    36. A National Geographic Earth Science Kit for 22% off with over 15 different hands-on science experiments that'll both teach them about the planet around them and make them squeal with delight when they grow their own sparkly crystals or make a volcano erupt!

    37. An art easel with a chalkboard and a whiteboard at Crate Kids for 30% off so they can channel their inner illustrator and express themselves like a true artiste. And later the writing boards could be useful for working through math homework!

    model next to the A-frame easel

    38. An absolutely incredible Samsung Bespoke Jet AI cordless stick vacuum for 21% off that'll magically adjust each time you glide over a different floor type. Home filled with a mix of carpet, wood, and tile? No worries! This baby will beautifully clean 'em all.

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