Six Toddler Essentials

The toddler years can be a wonderful, but sometimes frustrating, part of your child’s life. You will find yourself repeating “Don’t touch that” over and over again, they will outgrow outfits over night, and you’ll learn something new every day. Life with a toddler is full of curiosity, hugs, smiles, and the occasional tantrums. You may also suddenly realize that most of the things you received at your baby shower are items you no longer need. Today, I’ve put together a list of affordable products that will help you through the toddler years.

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Bath Spout Cover

Your toddler is likely mobile now and has outgrown their baby bath tub. Keep their heads and hands safe with a spout cover.

Supportive Shoes

When your child reaches the toddler years, it is time to get rid of those adorable little soft shoes and get more supportive shoes.

Two Piece Pajamas

Once potty training starts, it is also time to say goodbye to one piece pajamas. Easy to remove clothing can help prevent accidents.

Potty Training Toilet

Choosing a potty is an important step! We picked one that looked like a real toilet and then moved on to one that was attached to our toilet seat once we were further along in the process.

Travel Stroller

You are probably ready to be done with a bulky stroller by now, but if you have a young toddler, it might be a few years before you are done with strollers. My four year old still likes to ride in hers from time to time. If you haven’t yet, now is the time to pick up a very light weight stroller.

Straw Cups

Getting rid of the bottle was easy for my daughter, but getting her to drink out of a straw cup was a bit harder! She hated everything but soft spout sippy cups for the longest time. Sometimes, you just have to keep buying different cups until you find one that clicks!

Your sweet toddler will be a preschooler before you know it, so try to enjoy this stage as much as you can! If you are already past the toddler stage, I’d love to hear from you! What products were essential for your little one when they were a toddler?

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24 responses to “Six Toddler Essentials”

  1. wow i was looking for something to buy for my lil niece. Like the pink snacker and pajamas. Thanks for sharing with us

    1. Thank you for reading!

  2. These are great picks. Every parent of a toddler needs a good sippy cup, a good stroller, and a good potty.

  3. These six toddler essentials are all on point. Having supportive shoes is imperative for my toddler who literally keeps me running all day! I love that travel stroller too.

    1. My preschooler is still running all day!

  4. These are all so cute. Will definitely have to forward to some new parents in my life!

  5. When you’re brand new parents, there’s no shortage of information on there on the so-called ‘essential’ baby products you absolutely need to buy and these are the top must-haves!

    1. I bought so many “essentials” that we never actually used, so I wanted to make a practical list.

  6. My kids are all grown up but your list is definitely going to help a mama in need of direction!

    1. Thank you for reading!

  7. We have two toddlers and we have all of these! They make life easier for parents.

  8. Great toddler choices. I love the spout cover.

  9. I loved that pink pijamas too! But I have two boys) Travel stroller is must for us too. Now Im looking for new bottle with straw.

  10. Yes to all of these! This is such a great list.

  11. I must say, I have done with all these stuff. In fact, all our toddlers’ things were disposed of long ago. But I will recommend the supportive shoes to my nephew who will soon be a mother.

    1. We are done with most of these things too, but I wanted to pass along what I learned during that stage!

  12. Every fist-time parent needs to read this. Toddlers definitely require certain gear as they grow, and if you don’t know you need it, you won’t have it!

  13. Such a big help for new mommies out there. My grandson was not difficult to potty train, but I would definitely recommend that potty that looks like a real toilet to my friend. Her grandchild is right about that age for potty training.

  14. Supportive shoes and potty or toilet seat training are so so important! Thank you for highlighting them here!

  15. It’s the shoes that capture my attention here. My little one is to the age where more supportive shoes are needed and these are cute too.

  16. A pair of Supportive Shoes is an essential. I usually go for 1-2 sizes larger because kids grow so fast these days. It’s more practical also.

  17. I really like that very realistic looking potty. I am sure my kids would have appreciated something so grown up looking when I was potty training them.

  18. As the father to an emerging toddler, the most important thing for me is having the right potty. I’ve found that presenting my son with something that is authentic but also comfortable is best for him.

    1. Choosing the right potty is so important!

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