Amazon Prime Days start Monday! I figured since a lot of us will probably be shopping all.the.deals. I would do a few round-ups of my favorite Amazon finds! Today is dedicated to toddlers (obvi!) & I will do a few more for Monday including some home, style, & random favorites! Let’s talk all the toddler goodies now though…
|| Sleep Favorites ||
Mirari OK! to Wake Clock: The best toddler purchase we have ever made hands down!!! Ro’s entire life he has woken up around 4:30am & if we were very lucky, sleeping in was 5:15 (always so tirrreeddd!)- when he turned 3 we bought him this and set it for 5:30am… this thing is magic! He now knows mommy & daddy won’t come get him until the light turns green & we have (very slowly) been able to push his morning wake up time to 6:15am- whoop! whoop! I would say it doesn’t work as well at nap time, but they may be my fault for not being as strict as we were for AM wakeup. Either way we sleep SO MUCH more & that my friends is worth every penny of the $25 this costs!
Burts Bees Pjs: These are our tried & true faves since Ro was born! They are organic cotton -free from the flame retardant chemicals many kids pjs have (which are no bueno!), SO SOFT!, & they definitely last the longest of any other pjs we have tried! They have SO many pattern choices on Amazon, even some really pretty floral prints for those toddler girl mamas! Fit Note: Buy a whole size bigger- they shrink in the wash.
Leapfrog MyPal Scout: Oh Scout, he’s been with us since Ro was born… he is definitely Ro’s pal & the sweet conversations he has with him literally makes my heart melt. You can program Scout to say your child’s name, it sings nursery rhymes, plays lullaby music as they fall asleep, & chats with them. I would say as Ro has gotten older this has helped make bedtime/ nap time a much smoother & with way less crying transition. Side note: This is also a great baby shower gift or 1 year old bday gift**
If you are traveling with a toddler these are some great sleep items to check out:
Inflatable Bed Guards: We just bought this for our beach trip coming up next month. Ro no longer fits in a pack n play so the sleep situation this go around will be very different. He has his own room while we are there and I want him to feel as comfortable and homey as possible. These came with raving reviews & I really think they will help make the bed feel more safe like his toddler bed. They deflate and make taking on trips super practical.
Inflatable Toddler Mattress: This came highly recommended by some family friends! If you are traveling with a tot and they don’t have their own bed- this would be a great option! It also inflates (in under 30 seconds!) & deflates easily, making it super travel friendly.
Pack n Play Mattress: If your little one is still fitting in a pack n play -this is a travel must have! It comes with its own carry case and fits in the bottom of the PNP perfectly, but gives just enough cushion so they can sleep more like they do on their infant/toddler mattress. Ro went from waking up many times a night before we had this to sleeping through the night on trips once we got it!
|| Playtime Favorites ||
Pj Mask 12 Pack Puzzle Box || Wooden Version (7 Pack): Provides literally HOURS of fun! Ro loves puzzles but we will sit down and do this whole box in about an hour a couple times a day! I love this because a. it’s not a tv show & b. I feel like his little mind is getting a workout. A win-win in my book!
Bubble Lawn Mower: A Summer favorite for 2 years running! Ro loves all of the bubbles & the dogs love to chase them! It also seems to be a hit with his friends that come over too.
Foldable Animal Chair: This one was a gift & we use it so much! We take it to the beach with us, on picnics, & just out on the back patio. It would also be good if you have an older kiddo playing sports that your tot attends.
Babymoov UV blocking tent: Perfect for the beach or pool! It folds up small & flat and comes with a little bag. Great for little one’s to take a nap or a snack break out of the sun. For size reference, I could even fit in there with Ro (it’s a tighter squeeze but doable).
We are big fans of obstacle courses over here & these 2 items are our favorite components:
Little Tikes Trampoline: We use this indoors & outdoors, depending on the weather. I love that its lightweight, easy to carry, and the arm folds down. Lately, Ro has been jumping on this while he watches a movie or tv show, which makes the personal trainer in Josh & I very happy 🙂
Rubber Activity Dots: We use these a variety of ways in obstacle courses (some are saved in my story highlights on IG under #momlife). They definitely help with obstacle course variety & it has been really fun watching Ro get creative making his own obstacles lately!
|| Random Favorites ||
Foldable Potty Seat (comes with storage bag!): A sweet mom friend recommended this & it’s a game changer! Ro was afraid to fall into the potty when we were out and about & this helped so much with that fear because it makes the seat smaller. It folds up & fits into its own case (keeping the icky potty germs to a minimum) & easily fits into our bag. This is a must have IMO for a potty training or newly potty trained toddler!
Steel No- Spill Snack Container: We really like our snacks over here! I love these because a. they aren’t plastic (which I am trying to limit more) & b. they have spill proof lid- perfect for on the go snacking. I’ve noticed too that the lid might slow his eating down a bit which my wallet likes. That kid can eat more then me already and he is only three!
Adidas Toddler Baseline Sneakers: I’m a HUGE fan of these because Ro can put these on himself & his independent, threenager self thrives on that! Any other mamas know what I’m talking about? Amazon has a few color options for boys & girls. Fit note: These run big but I buy Ro his current size & they still fit, but also give him more room to grow! Much appreciated for this fast growing toddler phase!
Nike Hat: We have loved our flat bill Nike hats since Ro was an infant. He loves hats so much & they are a sweet reminder of my brother. We wash all of his hats in the washer (just don’t dry) & they have held up great! This one I linked was the most affordable available in toddler size, but I have scored some really good deals on Nike at Buy Buy Baby & the Nike Outlet throughout the years as well!
Okay, so we clearly take sleep & play very seriously over here! I’m curious…
What are some of your tried & true toddler favorites from Amazon?!
Also, thinking outloud…. Would y’all want to see an Amazon Fall Style round-up? Are you there yet? It’s so stinking hot here in Georgia the idea of thick sweaters & booties kinda makes me immediately start sweating BUT if you are in back-to-school mode & ready to see some Fall goodies I can make that happen! Let me know, k? K!
P.S. Be on the lookout for more Amazon round ups this Monday (and maybe a bonus one Sunday, haven’t 100% decided on that though)! Either way you will be ready to tackle the sale come Monday!
I hope enjoy your weekend friends!