11 Essentials For A Day Out With A Toddler
Whether you need to get to a play date, are gearing up for a road trip, or are simply trying to get from Point A to Point B, we’ve found the products you need to make the adventure a whole lot easier.
When you have a toddler, meeting a friend for lunch or a trip to the park can become a mission of epic proportions. You need to consider hydration, sustenance, entertainment, clothing and safety – as well as your sanity.
To help make the endeavor easier for both you and your tot, here are 11 essentials that can and will literally save the day.
When it comes to hydration, it’s taken decades for someone to perfect the art of the non-spill drink bottle, but don’t fret – it happened. Designed with a no-spill straw and two handles, the Thinkbaby Thinkster of Steel is easy for little hands to hold, dish-washer safe and free of harmful chemicals like BPA, PET and Phthalates.
Perhaps one of the most important rules of parenting: Never let a kid get hungry. They will become ‘hangry’ and your day will be ruined. (Trust us – we’ve been there.) Made from 100% food grade silicone, the We Might Be Tiny Bear Snackie is great for holding cut carrots, trail mix or sweet treats. The best parts: it’s dishwasher safe and the lid can even be used as a plate.
Let’s be honest: kids aren’t great at staying clean. Thankfully the Modern Twist Bucket Bib is great at catching what your tot’s mouth misses. (Your child’s clothing will thank you!)
We know it might seem like a no-brainer to pack wipes, but trust us – these are something you do not want to forget! When choosing wipes – we opt for Bambo Tidy Bottom Wipes because they’re free of Parabens, phenoxyethanol, colorants and fragrances.
Weighing in at only 10 lbs, the GB Pockit Air All-Terrain Stroller can fold up into a tote-sized parcel meaning if your tot wants to walk they can walk and if they want to ride they can ride.
#7 HART + LAND Organic Long Sleeve Tee + Leggings
This should probably have been #1 on the list, but bring a change of clothes! You never know when a diaper explosion, puddle splash, mud bath, or coloring craft will take out your tot’s outfit. Made from insanely soft organic pima cotton, we love these basics from HART + LAND.
You never know what building will have the AC blasting or when the clouds are going to suddenly roll in. It’s wise to always have an easy to pull-over sweatshirt on hand for temperature changes. Made of a soft brushed fleece, we love the Snow Relaxed Sweatshirt from Rylee + Cru!
Swaddles are arguably one of the most versatile things you can have when you’re a parent. Great for stroller naps, creating shade or simply laying down for a place for your tot to play, the Lewis Home Swaddle is made from organic cotton, is machine washable and screen printed.
There’s nothing like actually maintaining eye contact for five minutes while out to lunch with a friend. As parents ourselves, we understand not wanting to pass your child a phone or tablet, which is why we love Jaq Jaq Bird’s Color It Books!
Being able to keep your hands free is a must when you have a toddler. Specifically designed for parents, JEM + BEA’s Denim Backpack is an absolute must for a day out with your toddler!