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Walmart bargains parents will love

There are several different stages of being a parent, and they come with unique demands — and many of them. Fortunately, whether you have a newborn or your children are about to head off to college, Walmart has you covered with some major bargains this week.

These are some of the lowest prices we’ve seen on products we’ve tested, recommend, and that many of us at BestReviews own. And since all stages of parenthood are not created equal, we’ve broken down the best offerings according to where you’re at.

For those trying to keep up with energetic little ones

Chasing after a toddler can be a full-time job. And if you have more than one young child, it might be hard to find time to clean the house — especially during the summer. Luckily, technological advancements have allowed for some of that work to be taken off your plate.

With a robotic vacuum, your floors can be cleaned while you run errands, play in another room, or so you can put up your feet during naptime. It frees up time and the machines on the market right now are really effective, as they’re smart enough to navigate your furniture and ensure a full-room clean.

Right now, select robotic vacuums are up to 40-percent off at Walmart.

OUR PICK: ECOVACS SLIM NEO Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, on sale now for $129.99.

For those ready to throw the best birthday party ever

Kids with summer birthdays miss out on being celebrated during the school year, so they’d love nothing more than having a summertime extravaganza in their honor.

Right now, you can ensure your child’s party wows his friends by supplying yourself with some pretty cool “backyard carnival” products — including snow cone machines, ice cream makers, popcorn machines and fondue sets. And once the season is over, you’ll be able to incorporate these into regular family fun.

OUR PICK: Great Northern Red Little Bambino Table-Top Retro Machine Popcorn Popper, on sale for $59.97.

For those who know the importance of three square meals

Cooking is one of those hobbies that you don’t have to give up when you have children. It might be harder to justify buying all the kitchen gadgets you wanted before, but that doesn’t mean you can’t jump at the right price.

The KitchenAid line of products is invaluable to any avid chef. Right now, their exceedingly popular stand mixers are on sale and worth a look — especially because these powerful mixers do a lot of the work you simply might not have the time or energy for.

OUR PICK: KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, on sale for $259.96.

For the soon-to-be empty nesters

You can’t just send your kid off to college without outfitting them with what they’ll need for their new life. That can get expensive if you aren’t careful.

If you want to save money, but aren’t interested in spending hours figuring out how your recent grad can be best set up, utilize Walmart’s “buy the room” feature and be done with the whole process in a breeze.

The commerce giant is doing a blowout on everything your son or daughter would need as they move out of the house. Order now and have it delivered to their new home and you’ll save yourself a lot of time for goodbye-meals and setting them up when you get to campus.

OUR PICK: Galanz 3.1 cu ft Compact Refrigerator Double Door, on sale for $129.

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