The Cutest Summer Jumper
It's cool and breezy, can be style with the legs pulled up or down, and it's completely unisex. OBSESSED.
To buy: $29, June and January
Modular Wood Play Set
If you're sick and tired of the piles of plastic toys littering your living rom, The Manhattan Toy Company's brand new line of modular wood play sets, called MiO, will be right up your alley. All your child needs is a little imagination to create a world of their own with the various sets and adorable beanbag people. As a mom, I love how contemporary and clean they look (i.e. no more flashing lights!) and wouldn't be scrambling to hide these away when guests come over.
To buy: $10-$100, The Manhattan Toy Company
School Bus Divided Plate
Toddlers can be notoriously picky eaters ("No peas touching noodles!") so always be one step ahead with this adorable divided plate. I love that it's stainless steel so you don't have to worry about it having BPAs or even chemicals in BPA-free products. And it comes with a lid, so taking your child's meal on-the-go is a breeze.
To buy: $15, Innobaby Divided Plate
Toddler Milestone Cards
Who says those monthly pictures have to end once your baby becomes a toddler? These whimsically illustrated cards help you remember big milestones, like the first time they counted to 10 or even (sniff sniff) their first day of school. The set comes with 30 cards to capture every meaningful moment.
To buy: $24, Amazon
Grumpy Bear Shirt
The terrible twos are real. So real. So why not make light of a hair-pulling phase in your tot's life with a super cute shirt?
To buy: $34, Loved by Hannah and Eli
Let's be real: taking your toddler shopping for new clothes can be a huge pain. Thanks to the ingenious Kidbox delivery, you can now avoid all the hassle. And before you ask, no, this isn't a subscription service. You simply take a style quiz, enter your kid's sizes and voila! a box filled with outfits (about 6-7 items) arrives at your doorstep a few days later. You can opt to get the box seasonally (or not.) If you want to keep everything in the box, it's $98 (or $14/item). Or you can return the things you don't want. The best part? For every Kidbox you purchase, they donate an outfit to a child in need.
To buy: Price varies, Kidbox
BottomZz Up Potty Training Tookit
These could be a potty-training game changer, people. One of the worst parts of potty training is constantly having to clean up accidents on their clothes, the floor, the bed ... you get the drift. Thanks to these revolutionary new underwear with liners, toddlers will still feel the discomfort of the wetness when they have an accident, but it never leaks out! The toolkit also comes with a potty training reward chart, stickers, additional liners and a certificate for when they've finally mastered their new skill!
To buy: $97 for entire toolkit, BottomZz Up
Felt Breakfast Set
Toddlers LOVE playing with fake food and have you seen a more adorable set than this felt breakfast version? Let your mini-me serve you up some eggs and bacon while you cook the real thing. Win-win.
To buy: $29, Land of Nod
Dino Block Board Book
This is a book that's sure to please both toddlers and parents alike. Cute illustrations? Check! Adorable dinosaurs? Check! Educational? Check! (Seriously, I never knew there were so many different types of dinos!) Basically, it's a total crowd pleaser.
To buy: $13, Amazon
Insulated Straw Thermos
My kids are obsessed with these. They come available in both plain stainless steel and printed with every imaginable cartoon character, but the designs from Dwell Studio are my favorite. They're perfect for toting around milk as they'll keep liquids cold inside for up to 12 hours.
To buy: $20, Dwell Studio
Here's the thing about toddlers—you're constantly having to run after them. So a bulky enormous diaper bag just won't do anymore. Upgrade your mobility and your style quotient with this totally on-trend leather backpack from Baggu that's just big enough to fit all the essentials and small enough to wear around all day. There are also more affordable canvas versions in multiple solids and prints.
To buy: $298 (leather)/$38 (canvas), Baggu
Toy Record Player
I can personally vouch for the minutes and (if you're lucky) half hours that this vintage-looking Fisher Price record player can occupy your toddler. They'll love figuring out how it works and listening to their favorite nursery rhymes on repeat, all without Mommy's help.
To buy: $25, Toys R Us