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Top 100 Life-Stages Trends in February

From Stylish Senior Wearables to Urban Planning Board Games

— February 28, 2016 — Life-Stages
These February 2016 life-stages trends range from boomer hair care collections and makeup tutorials to fashionable security wearables that are designed to protect seniors. When examining boomer and senior demographics, a focus on aging gracefully is highlighted in this month's examples. While grey-specific hair care collections promote the natural beauty that comes with growing older, stylish security alarms -- like Wisewear's range that is designed by Iris Apfel -- marry function with fashion.

When examining the month's millennial innovations, sneaker-inspired trivia games target a generation obsessed with athletic footwear while educational urban planning board games and kid-focused ride-sharing apps round off this list of Gen Z offerings.

Additional February 2016 life-stages trends include pregnancy speaker systems and connected baby monitors that help ensure the safety and security of newborns while giving parents piece of mind.
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Kid-Friendly Radio Apps
Kid-Friendly Radio Apps
The iHeartRadio Family App is a Dedicated Radio for Kids
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98
Grandma-Centered Social Networks
Grandma-Centered Social Networks
The GaGa Sisterhood is a Community Social Network for Grandmas
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97
Social Gamer Clubs
Social Gamer Clubs
The Gentlemen's Lunchtime Association Shares Viral Video Game Streams
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96
Fast Food Valet Services
Fast Food Valet Services
Chick-fil-A Hopes to Win Over Millennials with 'Mom's Valet'
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95
Crystal Healing Channels
Crystal Healing Channels
The healingcrystals YouTube Channel Promotes Positive Energy
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94
Child-Ridesharing Apps
Child-Ridesharing Apps
The HopSkipDrive App Lets Kids Get Rides From Trusted Adults
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93
Wearable Vest Defibrillators
Wearable Vest Defibrillators
The ZOLL 'LifeVest' Cardiac Defibrillator Senses and Corrects Issues
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92
Multifunctional Maker Motherboards
Multifunctional Maker Motherboards
The 'SCIO' Device Enables One to Learn Code and Much More
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91
Playful Age-Celebrating Paperbacks
Playful Age-Celebrating Paperbacks
The 'Better After 50' Book Was Written for Boomer Women
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90
Micro Camera Drones
Micro Camera Drones
TRNDlabs' Toy Drone with Camera is the Smallest in the World
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89
Self-Installing Car Seats
Self-Installing Car Seats
The 4moms Child Safety Seat Uses Robotics and Sensors to Install
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88
Empty Nester Career Resources
Empty Nester Career Resources
This Career Conference is Designed for Business Women Over 50
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87
Literary Birthday Memberships
Literary Birthday Memberships
The Madeline Birthday Club Sends Subscribers Products and Perks
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86
Senior Ride-Sharing Services
Senior Ride-Sharing Services
Lyft is Offering the Elderly Medical Transportation via the Web
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85
Droid-Controlling Wearables
Droid-Controlling Wearables
The Sphero Force Band Excites Star Wars Fans at CES 2016
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84
Connected Baby Monitors
Connected Baby Monitors
The Philips Avent Video Baby Monitor Camera Offers Enhanced Functions
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83
Peer-to-Peer Coding Workshops
Peer-to-Peer Coding Workshops
This Organization Gives Kids an Opportunity to Teach Other Kids
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82
Child-Friendly Search Engines
Child-Friendly Search Engines
Thinga is a Kids' Search Engine Safe for Children of All Ages to Use
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81
Contact-Free Wellness Trackers
Contact-Free Wellness Trackers
The 'Safebed' Device Was Just Unveiled at CES 2016
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80
Plush Sushi Play Sets
Plush Sushi Play Sets
These Colorful Pieces of Sushi are Made from Felt Materials
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79
Solo Female Travel Communities
Solo Female Travel Communities
'Women on the Road' Serves as a Resource for Women Traveling Alone
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78
Recycled Ecological Board Games
Recycled Ecological Board Games
The Smart Board Stimulates Kid Creativity with Drawing
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77
Horror Film-Inspired Games
Horror Film-Inspired Games
The 'Shuffling Horror' Card and Dice Game is Cinematically Themed
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76
Theatrical Infant Workshops
Theatrical Infant Workshops
This Interactive Child Development Class is Set at the Theater
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75
Creativity-Encouraging Clubs
Creativity-Encouraging Clubs
The Fangirls Fan Club for Teens Includes Making Art and Socializing
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74
Smartphone-Controlled Modular Robots
Smartphone-Controlled Modular Robots
The 'ZoZbot' Was Debuted by 'Cutthroatrobotics' at CES 2016
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73
Boldness-Favoring Travel Ads
Boldness-Favoring Travel Ads
This Thomas Cook Ad Will Resonate with Busy Young Parents
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72
Homework Help Apps
Homework Help Apps
Tutor App GotIt! is an Inexpensive Solution for Math and Science Advice
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71
Rubber Band-Firing Devices
Rubber Band-Firing Devices
This Wooden Gun Provides Serves as a Playful Game for Adults
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70
Discount Diaper Commercials
Discount Diaper Commercials
The New Huggies Baby Diapers Commercial Speaks to Hispanic Families
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69
Autonomous Electric Hearses
Autonomous Electric Hearses
The Korbiyor Electric Vehicle Design Transports the Deceased in Style
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68
Child Crowdfunding Platforms
Child Crowdfunding Platforms
Sow Plants Seeds When It Comes to Financial Literacy For Kids
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67
Hospital Room-Redecorating Programs
Hospital Room-Redecorating Programs
The 'Design My Room' Initiative Helps Seriously Sick Teenagers
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66
Family-Driven Travel Ads
Family-Driven Travel Ads
This Expedia Ad Targets Busy Parents and Their Travel Points
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65
Teen Festival Communities
Teen Festival Communities
The DigiTour Fan Club Shares Social Media and Music Festival Updates
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64
Online Privacy Children's Books
Online Privacy Children's Books
The Educational Literature for Kids Focuses on IoT Security
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63
Waterproof Newborn Linens
Waterproof Newborn Linens
The 'Less Mess' Changing Pad Cover Can be Wiped Clean Rather than Washed
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62
Boomer-Targeted Yoga Classes
Boomer-Targeted Yoga Classes
The 'Breathe Yoga Studio' Offers Special Classes for Boomer Women
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61
Musical Children's Tees
Musical Children's Tees
John Paul George & Me is a Shirt Using Conductive Paint for Interaction
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60
Multipurpose Board Game Tokens
Multipurpose Board Game Tokens
'GameKnight' Poker Chips Add Additional Layers to Existing Games
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59
Boomer Running Groups
Boomer Running Groups
The 'FAB 50' Running Group Helps Older Women Train for a Half-Marathon
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58
Pregnancy Speaker Systems
Pregnancy Speaker Systems
The 'BabyPod' Speaker Device is Worn Internally to Play Music
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57
Empowering Entrepreneurial Toys
Empowering Entrepreneurial Toys
Fashion Angels' 'It's My Biz' Toys Inspire Careers in Business
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56
Traditional Craft Board Games
Traditional Craft Board Games
This Exclusive Japanese Version of Monopoly Honors the Arts
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55
Supernatural Teenage Games
Supernatural Teenage Games
The Oxenfree Game is a Unique Coming-Of-Age Adventure
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54
Superhero Sleeping Bags
Superhero Sleeping Bags
The Marvel Selk-Bag Sleep System Turns Hero Costumes into Wearable Beds
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53
Co-Branded Feline Toys
Co-Branded Feline Toys
Hello Kitty is Given a Mazinger Z Makeover with This Brand New Toy
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52
Winterized 3D-Printed Tires
Winterized 3D-Printed Tires
These Race Car Tires are Designed to Master Snow and Ice
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51
Jungle-Inspired Fruit Snacks
Jungle-Inspired Fruit Snacks
These Exotic Snacks Packaging are Playful and Vibrant
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50
Drift-Encouraging Cars
Drift-Encouraging Cars
The Crazy Cart Shift is For Children Who Want to Drift Along At Ease
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49
Cult Cartoon Fan Clubs
Cult Cartoon Fan Clubs
The Arthur Fan Club is Grouped by Varying Personal Interests
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48
Gender Neutral Toy Ads
Gender Neutral Toy Ads
This Toy Commercial Focuses on Eliminating Childhood Gender Stereotypes
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47
Boomer Makeup Tutorials
Boomer Makeup Tutorials
This 50 and Over Beauty Routine is Simple and Fresh-Faced
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46
Pregnancy-Tracking Devices
Pregnancy-Tracking Devices
'Comper' is an App-Connected Fertility Gadget That Launched at CES 2016
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45
Inflatable Samurai Helmets
Inflatable Samurai Helmets
The Dodeca Samurai Helmet Makes You Look Like a Traditional Warrior
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44
Slip-Detecting Lightbulbs
Slip-Detecting Lightbulbs
The Göz Senior Monitoring System Alerts Loved Ones if Seniors Fall
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43
Sneaker-Inspired Trivia Games
Sneaker-Inspired Trivia Games
'The Sneaker Game' is a Fun Activity for Footwear Fanatics
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42
Children-Tracking Smartwatches
Children-Tracking Smartwatches
This Smartwatch for Children Keeps the Modern Family Connected
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41
IOT Teaching Kits
IOT Teaching Kits
The 'IQube' Electronics Learning Kit Enables Mini Makers to Learn the Ropes
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40
Boomer Beauty Haircare
Boomer Beauty Haircare
These Products are Designed for Enhancing Naturally Gray Hair
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39
Educational Gang Games
Educational Gang Games
'The Sky is the Limit' is a Board Game That Explores the Dangers of Gangs
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38
Customized LEGO Figurines
Customized LEGO Figurines
Funky 3D Faces Enables Users to Create a Custom LEGO Minifig
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37
Stimulating Structural Toys
Stimulating Structural Toys
The 'H Blocks' Wooden Block Set is Suitable for Child or Adult Usage
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36
Digital Note-Taking Devices
Digital Note-Taking Devices
Boogie Board's Jot 4.5 eWriter Simplifies Digital Drawing and Writing
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35
Modular Gaming Robots
Modular Gaming Robots
The 'ZoZobot' Game Robot Offers Intuitive Fun for the Whole Family
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34
Tablet-Connected Building Blocks
Tablet-Connected Building Blocks
This Toy Bridges the Gap Between Physical and Digital Play
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33
Elderly Roommate-Finding Platforms
Elderly Roommate-Finding Platforms
Room2Care is a Miami Sharing Economy Service for Eldercare
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32
Caterpillar Coding Toys
Caterpillar Coding Toys
The Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar by Fisher-Price Stimulates Young Minds
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31
Aging Simulation Suits
Aging Simulation Suits
The R70i Aging Experience Simulates Aging for Visitors at the CES 2016
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30
Educational Modular Robots
Educational Modular Robots
The Unigear Building Block Toy Robot Teaches Robotics and Construction
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29
Family-Building Games
Family-Building Games
'The Family Game' Encourages Low-Tech Bonding and Communication
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28
Imagination-Stimulating Libraries
Imagination-Stimulating Libraries
The Children's Library of Thomas's London Day School is Creative
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27
Educational Culinary Board Games
Educational Culinary Board Games
The Creative Kitchen Game is Based on Mystery Box Cooking Comps
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26
Child-Safe Chainsaw Toys
Child-Safe Chainsaw Toys
The Zombie Strike Brainsaw Blaster Lets You Destroy Imaginary Zombies
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25
Kid-Friendly Banking Apps
Kid-Friendly Banking Apps
This App Allows Parents to Monitor a Child's Spending Habits
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24
Color-Scanning Styluses
Color-Scanning Styluses
The 'Mozbii' is a Stylus for Kids that Enables Exploration and Interaction
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23
LEGO-Based Robotics Kits
LEGO-Based Robotics Kits
The 'WeDo 2.0' Robotics Kit Debuted at CES 2016
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22
Conversational Smart Toys
Conversational Smart Toys
The Fisher-Price Smart Toy Panda Features Voice Recognition Technology
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21
Baby Streetwear Clothing Lines
Baby Streetwear Clothing Lines
'Little Giants Giant Shorties' Reworks Brand Logos for Baby Clothes
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20
Colorful Play Tablets
Colorful Play Tablets
Boogie Board's Scribble n' Play eWriter Lets Kids Doodle in Color
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19
Progressive Boomer Magazines
Progressive Boomer Magazines
Refigural Gives Readers a Fearless Perspective on Aging
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18
Intuitive Baby Monitors
Intuitive Baby Monitors
The Latest Model of the Owlet Smart Baby Monitor Was Presented at CES 2016
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17
App-Connected Racetrack Toys
App-Connected Racetrack Toys
This Bluetooth Race Car Toy Works Alongside an Accompanying App
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16
Clip-On Hospital Cribs
Clip-On Hospital Cribs
The Gelderse Vallei Hospital Offers Bedside Cribs for New Mothers
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15
Family-Friendly Flight Experiences
Family-Friendly Flight Experiences
Emirates Airlines Caters Its Service to Travelers with Children
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14
Boomer Street Style Platforms
Boomer Street Style Platforms
Photographer Misja Beijers Captures Aging Fashion Icons on Instagram
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13
Jewelry-Inspired Wearables
Jewelry-Inspired Wearables
The Iris Apfel for Wisewear Line Are Stylish Safety Tools for Seniors
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12
Smart Heating Baby Bottles
Smart Heating Baby Bottles
The 'proacmOm' New Baby Bottle Enables Custom One-Touch Heating
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11
Urban Planning Board Games
Urban Planning Board Games
CitiesUP Allows Participants to Buy and Build Neighborhoods
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10
Tablet Loom Toys
Tablet Loom Toys
Wooky Entertainment's 'iLoom' Uses Tablet Technology for Bracelet-Making
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9
Castle-Building Board Games
Castle-Building Board Games
The 'Castles of Mad King Ludwig' Interactive Board Game is Immersive
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8
WiFi-Free Baby Monitors
WiFi-Free Baby Monitors
The Project Nursery Baby Monitor Just Made Its Debut at CES 2016
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7
Health-Conscious Kids Snacks
Health-Conscious Kids Snacks
These Oat Biscuits Provide a Healthy Snack Option for Hungry Kids
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6
Supersonic LEGO Models
Supersonic LEGO Models
This Air France Concorde Model is Made Out of LEGO Bricks
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5
Luxurious Kids Clothing Lines
Luxurious Kids Clothing Lines
The 'Balmain Kids' Line is Inspired by the High-End Designer Label
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4
Kids Crossfit Equipment
Kids Crossfit Equipment
The HearthSong Rope Climber Lets Kids Train and Play at the Same Time
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3
Boomer Hair Care Collections
Boomer Hair Care Collections
White Hot Hair Embraces Aging Hair With Brightening Products
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2
Foldable Booster Seats
Foldable Booster Seats
This Compact Children's Seat Eliminates Bulky Design for Easy Storage
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1
Self-Propelled Strollers
Self-Propelled Strollers
The 'Smartbe' Intelligent Child Stroller Allows for Handsfree Operation
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