Toddlers are a completely different ball game from infants, to use a metaphor. Their newly acquired mobility, vigor, and inquisitiveness are certain to rock your world (and house). They are always learning about themselves and are eager to demonstrate their independence and knowledge in any manner possible. Although this may cause you a few frustrations, you will surely be proud of how swiftly your child is developing.
What is the age of a toddler?
If you were to ask different people, you might get a different response to this question. A toddler is a youngster who is between the ages of two and three.
Therefore, if your child recently turned two, congratulations! You currently have a child in your care. And if your child is nearing their third birthday, be prepared for significant changes. Toddlers are typically energetic and inquisitive beings, so enjoy the ride!
Toddlerhood is such a beautiful time. They are learning how to engage and communicate with the outside world. It is certainly a period of magic. Therefore, value every moment, even the tantrums (yes, those too). Before you know it, they will be adults.
If you’re wondering what you’ll need as a new parent of a toddler, here are some of our recommendations:
1. Toddler Cutlery
You may aid in the development of your child’s fine motor skills by providing them with the appropriate tableware. Cutlery for toddlers is available in a variety of colors and styles, with soft, flexible handles intended for small fingers. It is inexpensive and can lessen the amount of mess you have to remove from underneath the table.
2. Trainer’s Cup
Children eager to mature are eager to learn how to handle and drink from a big-kid cup.
It is also beneficial for the development of young children’s teeth to wean them from bottles. I strongly suggest using a trainer cup without a spout to prevent your child’s teeth from shifting, which can lead to costly orthodontic procedures in the future!
Whether you’re using them at home, in the vehicle, or at grandma’s, these training cups are convenient and reasonably priced.
3. Potty Training Toilet Seat
Do not feel compelled to toilet-train your two-year-old immediately! I am a great believer in waiting until your child is physically and psychologically ready to stop using diapers!
However, you may find that your toddler is interested in and possibly prepared to use the toilet designed for older children.
It is vital to acquire a potty-training seat to aid with their adaptation (and to prevent accidents). There is an assortment of potty-training seats available, the majority of them feature comfy seats and splash guards to prevent accidents. I enjoy that children may independently get onto the toilet using the step stool.
4. Toddler Bed or Bed Rail
As it becomes evident that your child is ready to transition from a crib to a bed (climbing out of the crib is a sure sign!), there are several options available. You can either move your child into a larger bed (twin or full are the most typical sizes) that includes a rail to prevent them from falling out, convert their crib into a bed, or buy a new toddler bed. All of these options are available to you. Many families begin by placing the mattress on the floor and allowing their children to adjust before purchasing a new bed frame.
5. Umbrella Stroller or Carrier
Now that your child prefers to walk (or run, or leap, or climb) than riding, you may choose a lighter stroller for daily excursions. Since they’re usually napping on a schedule by now, falling asleep in the stroller is less of a problem, and a lightweight umbrella stroller can (literally) take the weight off your back.
If you’re more of a baby-wearing household, ensure that your carrier can accommodate your child’s developing weight to preserve your back.
6. Furniture Fasteners
This is a tedious yet vital topic. Children are known for climbing, yanking, and plotting. It’s only a matter of time before kids get into something they shouldn’t, so you should do your best to avert every potentially hazardous circumstance. There are several accounts of children toppling dressers, bookcases, televisions, and even play kitchens onto themselves. Anchors for furniture may not be attractive, but they are functional. This merits every penny.
7. Diaper Bag Essentials
If you have not yet started toilet training your child, a diaper bag is required. Always include a simple changing mat, wet wipes, and a change of clothing in the diaper bag. Wet wipes can be used for much more than wiping your baby’s bottom. Your child can use them to remove dirt, grime, paint, chocolate, and everything else he has managed to cover himself with. The diaper bag should also contain diaper rash cream, baby powder, hand sanitizer, etc.
8. Infant Bath Toys
Most mothers have experienced the nightmare known as bath time. Some youngsters enjoy soaking in a warm bath, while others are scared of water and loathe it. Bath alphabets or color-changing bath tablets can encourage your child to take a bath in the baby bathtub. If he like his bath toys, he may refuse to leave the tub if he enters in.
There may be other necessities that mothers cannot do without. Some children are highly picky about their baby flatware, while others are very fussy about their beloved stuffed animal. You are intimately familiar with your infant, which will aid you in compiling your own list of toddler necessities. It is necessary to remember that it is OK to be without some necessities. Stay relaxed and enjoy joyful times with your toddler.
9. A Sturdy Bike
If your Toddler is constantly on the move, a bicycle is an absolute must! They will appreciate the opportunity to explore their surroundings and breathe in some fresh air. Make careful you get a bike with solid tires and the correct size for your child.
10. Art Supplies
Art supplies are another excellent means of expression for toddlers. They may create their own creations using crayons, markers, paint, and clay! Art supplies are also useful for developing fine motor abilities.
Toddlers are adorable, daring, and rapidly developing right before your eyes. The rapid development of a toddler necessitates that they (and you) have access to some key goods to help them progress through this crucial life period.
And you may need a few items to support their most recent educational attempts that will foster their freedom while ensuring their safety. As their demands evolve, so will your equipment.