Lately I've found some things that are some must-have when venturing into the land of toddlerhood!
One- Silicone skid-proof reusable placemat
Two- Silicone bib
Same idea as the placemat...dishwasher safe and reusable! We love to just throw this in the dishwasher after a meal with all the other dishes! We found Adeline's at JC Penney's.
We have never depended too much on night lights with Adeline, but we are really liking them at this stage! We love her owl night light from Target that is a silicone outside and has an easy on/off button that she can easily control. Plus, just the fact that you can turn it off and on so easily is nice! We also like her twinkly ladybug night light that projects colors and stars around her room- the perfect calming technique for when we walk out of her room each night. She loves it and it goes off on its own after a little while.
Four-Doll (or other make-believe/pretend toy)
We got Adeline her first Cabbage Patch Doll named "Madeline" for her birthday and she loves it. Any doll has been so fun for her...she loves them all and it is so sweet to see her so nurturing already!
Five- Nice, supportive shoes
When Adeline was still crawling and just pulling up it was still warm outside and we hardly ever put shoes on the girl! But now that she's walking, nice shoes that stay on her feet are a must! We love the squeaky shoes I ordered from ebay and the fun boots I have found at Target, but her grandma ("Gee") insisted on buying her a pair of Stride Rite shoes and those have been fabulous! We are so thankful for them. They have a stretch hook and loop type closure that velcrows and the rubber soles have been perfect. They have given her just the support she needs, she walks great in them, they fit her feet perfectly, and they are so easy to get on! The best part of Stride Rite, is they measure their feet before trying on and once in the shoes to make sure the child will be able to ideally wear them for 3 months! (Hint: Stride Rite outlets! ;)
Six-Crayola color wonder markers and paper
Adeline has loved to color for months and months now! She is crazy impressive with her fine motor skills and being able to hold marker and pencils and utensils. The toddler grip art supplies just aren't her cup of tea and are too large. However, I don't really want marker all over my walls and our furniture. ;) The color wonder markers are clear and only color on the "magic" color wonder paper! This has been fabulous!
I could keep going with my list...
What are your toddlerhood must-haves?