Taking care of a new baby requires a lot of stuff, like wipes warmers, bottles, bras, pumps, swaddles, slings, wraps, pacis, bouncers, onsesies, and the list goes on. As baby gets older, you need fewer bottles and more toys. A lot more. And as baby becomes a toddler, his needs change a lot. On one hand, it’s a lot easier to take care of a toddler than a little baby. You can feed him whatever you’re eating. You can say goodbye to diapers, and maybe even to the highchair and stroller. There are a things, however, that can make your job easier and more fun. Here are some of the things we recommend:
We started using this tub once Hayden could sit up unaided and are still using it. He loves it- it makes him feel secure, and the colorful design makes bath time just that much more fun. It also saves water!
We started Hayden on this potty, and it was perfect for him. The design makes it stable and comfortable, and the high lip in front prevents wee wee sprays! We recently switched over to the Bjorn Toilet Trainer seat, and we love it, too.
Hayden wears these at night. They fit him better than the other natural brands.
Hayden has been wearing this hat over a year. It’s still a little big, but we just cinch it up. It’s safe to get wet, so perfect for the park or the beach.
We tried other toddler forks, such as bamboo, wood, and plastic ones. We did not like any of them because they were not sharp enough to pick up any food. The way I view it, is if your kid is ready for a fork, give him one that he can actually be successful with. These have nice, thick handles, making them easy to grip.
We rarely use a stroller, so we sold our expensive, bulky stroller last year and got this light weight umbrella stroller. It weighs nothing!