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1/ Wubbanub Pacifier- One of the first things I bought for our son was this Puppy Pacifier. We now have two and I absolutely adore them as much as Little Buddy does. They wash well, he started gripping them really early on, they are easy to find after he tosses them and they wash well too! Should something happen to one of them, no worries- call the company and they will send you a new one or your money back. They are coming out with stage two designs this coming fall!
2/ Swaddle Blankets- I love these thin + breathable Aiden + Anais Swaddle Blankets. We use them on the strollers is Little Buddy is sleeping, in the car seat when he wants to snuggle and it’s too hot for a regular blanket and at home all the time. We have the nautical print and we love them so much. They wash well too~ total plus!
3/ Strollers- We have both the Graco Modes stroller + the Graco Click Connect Fast Action Jogger. 1st of all, Graco is a fabulous company… if you have any issues give them a call and they will usually send out a new one or a check for you to purchase a new stroller. We bought the jogger first… Little Buddy uses this one mainly outside because it’s easy to navigate with the larger wheels. The Graco Modes stroller does 10 different things… faces front ways, back ways, has a bassinet– basically the sky is the limit. This stroller is our go out and about wheels (and is my favorite)… it’s perfect for LB’s size and he loves to face me while we shop!
4/ Grass Bottle + Sippy Cup Drying Rack- I love this Grass Drying Counter Rack for the design of course, but it’s also super functional and easy to clean!
5/ Standard + Toddler Tula- Babywearing for the win! I LOVE to baby-wear LB and he does too. I use this for errands, house cleaning, grocery shopping, theme parks, doctor’s appointments and church. I literally use it everyday. It’s a must have. The Tula is ergonomic for baby, really comfortable for the parent, light weight and they come in really neat patterns. We have the Blue Zig Zag Standard Tula and we just ordered the Navy Anchor design in the Toddler size. I can’t live without these things- no lie.
6/ Video Monitor- We started out with a regular voice only baby monitor and we hit a major sale and used some gift cards to grab up this Summer Video Monitor… it’s another must have item. We love it so much! Sometimes LB doesn’t need us to necessarily come in when he is whining— sometimes it’s nice to check out what’s happening in there without disturbing him or making him think it’s time to get up or we are coming in to feed him. It’s awesome- we even took it to vacation with us!
7/ Baby Bath, Wash + Lotion- We love the Whale Tub and at 18 months we are still using it (without the seat part of course). LB loves it and always has. It was easy as an infant because it comes with the seat and it makes washing hair super easy. We still use the tub part because it saves on the amount of water we need and he seems to really enjoy it still. We also have the whale faucet cover (not shown above). As far as everyday wash and lotions go, after doing research about some commonly used products, we opted for California Baby Wash/Shampoo + Lotion products… they are safe and costly, but so worth it.
8/ Tee Pee- Yes, I begged my husband to buy this fun TeePee from ‘Santa’ to our precious boy for Christmas when he was only 11 months. My husband thought it was more for me and he may have been right at the time, but LB loves it now. We sit in our playroom and read in there and play with toys. I absolutely think this teepee will be a favorite for many years to come!
9/ Kids Seating- The good ol’ Anywhere Chair… can I get a holla?! For real, this sweet chair is so perfect for toddlers. We had ours monogrammed with LB and we absolutely love it. He sits in it to watch the occasional mickey mouse clubhouse or elf on the shelf (his all time favorite movie ever). It’s a designer must have for kiddos!
10/ Sofie the Giraffe- Sofie is a true friend of LB’s and at 18 months he still uses her for those hard teething days. It’s sort of a trendy toy I must admit, but I think it has been worth the price tag so far. We also have a few books starring Sofie too!
11/ Lullaby- This Baby Einstein Sea Soother is another must have. It was a gift from LB’s Aunt + Nana and it is by far one of his favorite things in the world. It can hook to the crib or stand on the dresser. We use it EVERY SINGLE NIGHT + take it with us on trips. It plays music, plays sounds, has soft lights, the sea comes to life and it has a remote. It is awesome!
12/ Shape Sorter- This purchase was an impulsive buy from Ikea! This Shape Sorter has become really great because we can sit together and learn about shapes and colors while he learns hand eye coordination. It’s perfect and not very expensive!
13/ Frog Book- LB loves books, but this Leap Froggie Leap book takes the win for sure. The illustrations are cute and the plush frog literally leaps from page to page. Beckett belly laughed for so long… it’s such a fun interactive read for little one’s!
14/ Ipad Holder- I grabbed up this Eddie Bauer Ipad Holder on the clearance section at Target and it has been a life saver. We let LB play with educational toddler apps occasionally and we also hook this to the back of the seat so he can watch Mickey Mouse or a movie on the road. He really hates the car seat and we treat him to that to keep the peace since we are on the go an awful lot. We figure we limit home tv time so this helps!
15/ Monkey Ball Toy- This is one of Beckett’s favorite toys! He loves the Monkey Hide and Spin Ball Toy… it’s been great to watch him learn how to make the balls drop and how to put them in the top hole! He play with this every single day!
16/ Alphabet Train- The Vtech Alphabet Train was a gift from Nana + Poppa for Christmas and I know this is another toy that LB will enjoy for a few years because it has a shape dispenser, books, places to put the shape in where it tells you what letter it is and so much more. LB especially loves it now because he uses it as a walker and runs around the house with it. We literally take this with us when we drop him off for babysitting and on vacation. We love this toy so much!
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