I posted about all of my baby items HERE, and good toddler books HERE, so I wanted to finish it off with my favourite toddler items that Piper and I love. I'm sure I'm forgetting a couple of things, but below are toys and products that keep both of us happy, and more importantly, keep me sane.
Stasher Bags are THE BEST!! I hate wasting plastic, so I love these silicone reusable bags for snacks. I always have a Stasher bag of snacks in my diaper bag for when we're out and about. You can also steam food in them, freeze food (I have a bag full of frozen bananas in the freezer), and wash them in the dishwasher. I've had some for over a year now, and they're still in perfect condition. I can't recommend them enough!
I wrote a post about these bottles last week, but they're obviously going to be included in my toddler favourites because they're the best. It took me a loooong time (and a lot of different bottles) to transition Piper from baby bottles, and these Nuk learner bottles are the only ones she liked. She took them immediately and they're the only ones we use now.
These blocks are one of Piper's very favourite toys. She plays with them alllll the time and they're so good for motor development and creative learning. We count them a lot and I talk about colours a lot with them too. I've recently been throwing these into the bath to keep her entertained for longer. It works like a charm!
I've been using Tubby Todd products on Piper for long time now, and LOVE them! Piper has super curly hair, and this shampoo gets all of the tangles out and leaves her hair so soft and smooth. I rub this lotion on her after bath time and I swear it's her favourite part of the day. She requests her "sotion" about 100x a day (not exaggerating here). I have to buy more of this bubble bath because her excitement over the bubbles will always be one of my favourite memories of her. I love their products, and love that they are 100% natural too!
Piper wears Freshly Picked moccasins about 99% of the time because a) I think they're super cute b) they're comfortable for her and c) they're easy and quick to put on and off (my favourite thing about them). Piper has recently learned how to put them on herself which keeps her busy while I'm scrambling to get everything ready to go somewhere. Win-win! **She wears a size 4 and she's 21 months old, if that helps!
We actually had another baby monitor before getting this Lollipop Camera, and this is by far my favourite one! You can wrap it around the crib (probably for when they're a little younger. Piper would attack it in 2 seconds now), put it on the wall, or sit it on a flat surface. It's an app on your phone, so I can check in on her 24/7 (so can Jordan). You can play music through it, and also speak through it if you want to. It has the best night view I've ever seen on a baby monitor. **PS. her crib is also from Ikea and it's great!
This sound machine is amazing. I mean it. You can control it from your phone, and you can create specific timers, so certain music starts at a certain time every day. I have a lullaby that comes on about 15 minutes before bed time to help calm her down and prepare her for bed, and then it switches to a water sound throughout the night. It also has different colours that you can select, so older kids can use it to let them know when it's okay to get out of bed.
My mum bought these for Piper for Christmas, and she loves them! She slices them all up, and puts them all back together a few times every day. Again, it's so good for motor development, plus she gets super excited when she recognizes real "carrots" or "broccoli" and connects them with their names.
Pipes and I do lots of puzzles together, and I think they're so good for development! I don't have these exact ones, but we they're similar, and the number puzzle we have has taught her to count everything. She counts whenever we go down stairs, put toys away, etc. I love toys like this that are fun for her, but also teach her.
These bath letters keep her so busy during bath time. She loves counting them and lining them up which keeps her preoccupied so I can clean the bathroom, or get ready.