Joovy Tricycoo 4.1
How cool is this trike that grows with your toddler?! It starts off with a parent push handle (which overrides whatever "steering" your child is doing), that can eventually be removed as they get more coordinated and able to pedal on their own. It also has an attached storage basket, a super awesome canopy, a cup holder and baby surround "arms" to keep younger toddlers secure in their seats.
To buy: Joovy, $130
Alice + Ames Dress
There are twirly dresses, the there are Alice + Ames dresses. These oh-so-darling cotton dresses not only come in the sweetest silhouettes, they just beg to be twirled in over and over again. The Sunday Dress (pictured above) is a particular favorite of mine and it's one of those garments I can see saving for years to come.
To buy: Alice + Ames, $44
Skip Hop Unicorn Divided Plate
Everyone knows toddlers can be the pickiest eaters ever, so avoid any dinnertime battles where foods touching each other (the horror!) could possibly cause a total meltdown with this whimsical divided plate.
To buy: Skip Hop, $7
Svan Ice Cream Shop
Keep your little one busy indoors (where the A/C is blasting) by having them set up an ice cream shop with this darling wooden mini ice cream stand. Whether you want a cone or a popsicle, your toddler is sure to please and be pleased!
To buy: Svan, $40
'I'm Too Hot' Tee
When the temperatures are sky high, let your little one express what we're all feeling in this adorable tee that also happens to be made of the softest cotton you've ever felt.
To buy: Fin and Vince, $34
GoldieBlox Ruby Rails Skydive Action Figure
Start that STEM interest early with a new line of projects from GoldieBlox aimed towards the younger crowd (recommended age is 4+). This particular set has kids building an actual working parachute. How cool is that?!
To buy: GoldieBlox , $25
Zoku Individual Ice Cream Maker
Nothing screams summer activity like homemade ice cream, but what toddler has the patience to wait hours for it to freeze? That's why I'm loving these individual ice cream makers from Zoku. In as little as 10 minutes, you and your little one can whip up a portion of ice cream, custard, frozen yogurt, gelato, sorbet or sherbet. The only problem will be if they're willing to share!
To buy: Zoku, $26
Wooden Dinosaur Puzzle
Confession: I love any child's toy that doesn't make my eyes want to bleed in my living room. This adorable dinosaur puzzle totally fits the bill! Not only does it develop hand-eye coordination and exercise cognitive skills, it fits in as cool decor!
To buy: Boutique Little, $18
Silikids Silicone Straw Lids
How genius are these?! You can turn any cup in your house into a toddler-friendly version with these stretchy silicone straw lids that you simply slip on over the top of the cup.
To buy: Silikids, $9/three-pack