13 Kids Brands Celebrating Mickey's 90th Birthday

Every die-hard Disney fan needs to know about these fun collabs!

13 Kids Brands Celebrating Mickey's 90th Birthday


Mickey is turning 90 years old on November 18th, and all the fans, young and old, are celebrating with events, exhibits around the world, and loads of merchandise from high-end fashion collaborations to custom ice cream. And our favorite kids fashion brands are joining in the festivities.

Disney characters are nothing new to fashion, of course, but there’s really no better reason than the birthday of everyone’s favorite rodent to indulge in a few limited-edition Mickey goodies. So without further ado, here are all the Disney collaborations that the collector in you will love!

1. OtterBox, Totally Disney Collection Symmetry Series, $54. An awesome retro style to display your Disney character.

2. LilleBaby, doll carrier, $35. Let your child bestow all the benefits of "dollwearing" on their favorite Disney stuffie or doll.

3. Aden & Anais, Mickey's 90th classic bandana bib, $12. Featuring iconic artwork of Mickey through the years, this absorbent metallic bandana bib makes it cool to drool.

4. Freshly Picked, Classic Mickey Ears Moccasins, $60. The happiest moccs on earth. The iconic Mickey ears adorn the brand's classic ebony moccs for a timeless style!

5. Vans, Disney x Vans Old Skool, $70. Features Mickey's glove details, sturdy canvas uppers, padded collars for flexibility, and signature rubber waffle outsoles.

6. Vans, Hyper Minnie Mouse Burma Fanny Pack, $28. Designed to commemorate Mickey Mouse’s spirit and evolution.

7. Hanna Anderson, Disney Mickey Mouse Sweatshirt In French Terry, $90. Cotton-lined hoodie in a very special collection for every kid (and kid at heart).

8. Ample Hills Creamery, The Disney Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Collection, $45. Confetti Celebration is a sweet cream ice cream with chunks of colorful confetti cake, birthday ribbons of yellow buttercream frosting and yellow Mickey-shaped white chocolate pieces filled with tangy lemon cream.

9. Zara, Mickey Mouse Hat, $16.90. This fun hat featuring Mickey's iconic gloves will keep your little one warm all winter long.

10. Zara, Mickey Mouse Bodysuit, $17.90. This roundup wouldn't be complete without a Mickey bodysuit for your little. We love the stripes and the contrasting trim on this one.

11. Rags to Raches, Retro Sleeve Rag, $45.50. Features the ‘Running Mickey Mouse’ graphic in black, white, tomato, and raffia. Snag running Mickey before he’s gone!

12. Forever 21, Mickey Mouse Striped Socks, $3.90. Simple and colorful, these socks have a subtle embroiled Mickey patch at the top.

13. Petunia Pickle Bottom Ace Backpack in Micket's 90th Vintage Black and White, $159. This one is technically for you, mama -- to celebrate the magic of motherhood with everyone's favorite mouse.

This is my one trick to get baby to sleep (and it always works!)

There's a reason why every mom tells you to buy a sound machine.

So in my defense, I grew up in Florida. As a child of the sunshine state, I knew I had to check for gators before sitting on the toilet, that cockroaches didn't just scurry, they actually flew, and at that point, the most popular and only sound machine I had ever heard of was the Miami Sound Machine.

I was raised on the notion that the rhythm was going to get me, not lull me into a peaceful slumber. Who knew?!

Well evidently science and, probably, Gloria Estefan knew, but I digress.

When my son was born, I just assumed the kid would know how to sleep. When I'm tired that's what I do, so why wouldn't this smaller more easily exhausted version of me not work the same way? Well, the simple and cinematic answer is, he is not in Kansas anymore.

Being in utero is like being in a warm, soothing and squishy spa. It's cozy, it's secure, it comes with its own soundtrack. Then one day the spa is gone. The space is bigger, brighter and the constant stream of music has come to an abrupt end. Your baby just needs a little time to acclimate and a little assist from continuous sound support.

My son, like most babies, was a restless and active sleeper. It didn't take much to jolt him from a sound sleep to crying like a banshee. I once microwaved a piece of pizza, and you would have thought I let 50 Rockettes into his room to perform a kick line.

I was literally walking on eggshells, tiptoeing around the house, watching the television with the closed caption on.

Like adults, babies have an internal clock. Unlike adults, babies haven't harnessed the ability to hit the snooze button on that internal clock. Lucky for babies they have a great Mama to hit the snooze button for them.

Enter the beloved by all—sound machines.

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14 outdoor toys your kids will want to play with beyond summer

They transition seamlessly for indoor play.

With Labor day weekend in the rearview and back-to-school in full swing, most parents are fresh out of boxes to check on their "Fun Concierge" hit list. It's also the point of diminishing returns on investing in summer-only toys. So with that in mind, we've rounded up some of our favorite toys that are not only built to last but will easily make the transition from outdoor to indoor play. Even better, they're Montessori-friendly and largely open-ended so your kids can get a ton of use out of them.

From sunny backyard afternoons to rainy mornings stuck inside, these toys are sure to keep little ones engaged and entertained.

Meadow ring toss game

Plan Toys meadow ring toss game

Besides offering a fantastic opportunity to hone focus, coordination, determination and taking turns, lawn games are just plain fun. Set them up close together for the littles and spread them out when Mom and Dad get in on the action. With their low profile and rope rings, they're great for indoors as well.


Balance board

Plan Toys balance board

Balance boards are a fabulous way to get the wiggles out. This one comes with a rope attachment, making it suitable for even the youngest wigglers. From practicing their balance and building core strength to working on skills that translate to skateboarding and snowboarding, it's a year-round physical activity that's easy to bring inside and use between Zoom classes, too!


Detective set

Plan Toys detective setDetective Set

This set has everything your little detective needs to solve whatever mystery they might encounter: an eye glasses, walkie-talkie, camera, a red lens, a periscope and a bag. Neighborhood watch? Watch out.


Wooden doll stroller

Janod wooden doll strollerWooden Doll Stroller

Take their charges on a stroll around the block with this classic doll stroller. With the same versatility they're used to in their own ride, this heirloom quality carriage allows their doll or stuffy to face them or face the world.


Sand play set

Plan Toys sand set

Whether you're hitting the beach or the backyard sandbox, this adorable wooden sand set is ready for action. Each scoop has an embossed pattern that's perfect for sand stamping. They're also totally suitable for water play in the wild or the bathtub.


Water play set

Plan Toys water play set

Filled with sand or water, this tabletop sized activity set keeps little ones busy, quiet and happy. (A mama's ideal trifecta 😉). It's big enough to satisfy their play needs but not so big it's going to flood your floors if you bring the fun inside on a rainy day.


Mini golf set

Plan Toys mini golf set

Fore! This mini golf set is lawn and living room ready. Set up a backyard competition or incorporate into homeschooling brain breaks that shift focus and build concentration.


Vintage scooter balance bike

Janod retro scooter balance bike

Pedals are so 2010. Balance bikes are the way to go for learning to ride a bike while skipping the training wheels stage altogether. This impossibly cool retro scooter-style is built to cruise the neighborhood or open indoor space as they're learning.


Wooden rocking pegasus

plan toys wooden rocking pegasus

Your little will be ready to take flight on this fun pegasus. It gently rocks back and forth, but doesn't skimp on safety—its winged saddle, footrests and backrest ensure kids won't fall off whether they're rocking inside or outside.


Croquet set

Plan Toys croquet set

The cutest croquet set we've ever seen! With adorable animal face wooden balls and a canvas bag for easy clean up, it's also crafted to stick around awhile. Round after round, it's great for teaching kiddos math and problem-solving skills as well.


Wooden digital camera

fathers factory wooden digital camera

Kids get the chance to assemble the camera on their own then can adventure anywhere to capture the best moments. With two detachable magnetic lenses, four built-in filters and video recorder, your little photographer can tap into their creativity from summertime to the holidays.


Wooden bulldozer toy

plan toys wooden bulldozer toy

Whether they're digging up sand in the backyad or picking up toys inside, kids can get as creative as they want picking up and moving things around. Even better? Its wooden structure means it's not an eye sore to look at wherever your digger drops it.


Pull-along hippo

janod toys pull along hippo toy

There's just something so fun about a classic pull-along toy and we love that they seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor play. Crafted from solid cherry and beechwood, it's tough enough to endure outdoor spaces your toddler takes it on.


Baby forest fox ride-on

janod toys baby fox ride on

Toddlers will love zooming around on this fox ride-on, and it's a great transition toy into traditional balance bikes. If you take it for a driveway adventure, simply use a damp cloth to wipe down the wheels before bringing back inside.


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A few years ago, while my wife's baby bump got bigger and my daddy reading list grew longer, I felt cautiously optimistic that this parenthood thing would, somehow, suddenly click one day. The baby would come, instincts would kick in, and the transition from established couple to a new family would be tiring but not baffling.

Boy was I wrong.

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