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20 Toddler Must-Haves from Target

Obviously, we all know by now that my love for Target knows no bounds (as seen here, here, here…and probably a lot of other places). So when Target sent me a gift card to check out some of their awesome kids items, I was beyond stoked. So, I headed out with Fern and we did a little shopping. Side note: I have no idea how people shop with toddlers at places that don’t have carts. This is probably a key reason why I shop at Target so often – and now that Fern is super fascinated by playing with the cart seatbelt buckles, the carts are even more appealing. Instant distraction. Anyway, I wanted to share a few of my favorite finds from our trip – and some that I ordered online later. So here’s a little roundup of some of my favorite Target toddler items right now!

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    20 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    A few of my toddler favorites from Target right now...

  • Wildkin Horse Poncho 2 of 21
    15 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    OK. I'm totally enamored with this poncho. Not only is it emblazoned with horses (which toddlers will LOVE), but see that little zippered pocket on the front? Well, that doubles as the pouch where the entire poncho can fold up into, so you can throw it in your purse for easy access during rainy day emergencies. It's a little long for my 20-month-old, but that just means she can wear it longer. It's so cute on (you can see it in action on my IG feed here).

    Purchase for $21.99 at Target

     

  • Wildkin Horse Dreams Easy Clean Nap Mat 3 of 21
    15 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    If my daughter went to daycare, you better believe this super cute nap mat would be coming with her, because again...ponies. Also, I love how it rolls up. I tried to justify buying this just for at-home, but I decided to opt for more shoes instead, because Target has the motherlode of toddler shoe cuteness right now!

    Purchase for $51.99 at Target

  • Toddler Boy’s Cherokee Holden Canvas in Navy 4 of 21
    15 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    So, these are totally boys shoes, but did that stop me from getting them for my girl? Nope! These are a great gender neutral shoe option, and the navy will match with everything, not to mention hiding stains like a champ. And easy slip-on shoes that are actually cute? I was sold instantly.

    Purchase for $16.99 at Target

  • Foogoo Straw Bottle 5 of 21
    15 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    Do you have any idea how much it sucks to have an entire sippy cup of water dump out all over the bottom of your purse? Well, of course you do. You have a toddler! After one-too-many puddles in my purse, I finally got this cup with a securely closing lid and a straw. Dry purses for the win.

    Purchase for $13.39 at Target

  • Toddler Boy’s Cherokee Evea High Top Sneaker 6 of 21
    15 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    Target was totally sold out of these when I went to order them and for good reason - so cute! Luckily, I signed up to have them e-mail me when they were available again and now these little kicks live in Fern's closet. These are another pair of boys shoes that I think work great for a boy or a girl, which means if you plan to have more little ones you can pass them on to the next child regardless of gender. Yes. I think about such things. Also, I'm super excited that they just so happen to match her Daddy's shoes. You know I'm a sucker for matching. 

    Purchase for $22.99 at Target

  • Genuine Kids OshKosh Infant Toddler Boys Sweatshirt 7 of 21
    15 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    By now you've probably realized my affinity for shopping in the boys department when it comes to dressing my girl and this little sweatshirt is no exception. I love the little collar, buttons, and pockets and it pairs nicely with more feminine pieces. I paired this with this mint green outfit combo and it was perfect!

    Purchase for $15.00 at Target

  • Skip Hop Mate Stay-Put Mat, Plate and Utensil Set 8 of 21
    15 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    Does your toddler like to flip their plate upside down as much as mine does? Well, thankfully Skip Hop came up with this brilliant contraption and the mat totally keeps the plate in place. Less messy floors make me happy.

    Purchase for $19.99 at Target

  • Room 365 4-Piece Toddler Set 9 of 21
    15 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    Currently my toddler sleeps in a teepee (yes, you read that right), but we've been thinking of transitioning her to a toddler bed in the near future and I have to admit, I'm pretty excited about choosing bedding. This set is really cute, because it has fun colors and animals that toddlers will like, while keeping it simple and not being overly babyish.

    Purchase for $69.99 at Target

  • Genuine Kids OshKosh Infant Toddler Girls Tights 10 of 21
    15 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    The perfect go-with-everything pair of tights that will get lots of wear during the colder months - and at that price you can stock up! I've already planned quite a few outfits for my daughter to wear these with.

    Purchase for $5.00 at Target

  • Disney Mickey Mouse Toddler Boy’s 4-Piece Pajama Set 11 of 21
    15 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    When it comes to pajamas, I shop for them almost exclusively in the little boys section. Toddlers love Mickey Mouse (my daughter definitely does!) and these are so cute! I love the vintage Mickeys and the stripes!

    Purchase for $19.99 at Target

  • Genuine Kids OshKosh Infant Toddler Girls Sleeveless Puffer Vest 12 of 21
    15 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    I love that this vest mixes feminine details (polka dots + a purple zipper) with a more basic shape and a navy blue base color. We have this and it's adorable on. It works in perfectly with some of the other pieces in the Genuine Kids from OshKosh line at Target, which I love. The mix-and-match potential of the entire line is great!

    Purchase for $15.00 at Target

  • Genuine Kids from OshKosh Infant Toddler Boys Vest 13 of 21
    20 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    I had a hard time choosing between the girls version and the boys version of this vest. I mean, look how cool this vest is?

    Purchase for $15.00 at Target

  • B. Parum Pum Pum Drum 14 of 21
    15 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    This is a really cute beginning music set for a little one. Fern loves banging on the drum (it doubles as storage for the other instruments) and the shaker egg is runner-up to the drum as her favorite.

    Purchase for $21.99 at Target

  • NatStp TG Tate Flat in Red 15 of 21
    15 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    These shoes are perfect for pairing with sweet, vintagey, little girl dresses. They're a bit more expensive than a lot of the other Target shoes, but they are very well made and SO cute on!

    Purchase for $29.99 at Target

  • Plum Organics Food Pouches 16 of 21
    15 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    I'm sure you already know about these, but just in case you've been living under a rock...food pouches are pretty much the best thing since sliced bread. Fern likes the blueberry, pear, purple carrot variety best. Probably because it's purple.

    Purchase for $8.34 at Target

  • Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker 17 of 21
    15 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    I love how this stacker set gives kids simpler or more challenging options for stacking puzzles. The one on the left will definitely be one that my little one will grow into, but that makes it a great toy because they won't tire of it immediately.

    Purchase for $15.09 at Target

  • Cherokee Infant Toddler Girls Short-Sleeve Tee 18 of 21
    20 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    This is the shirt that Fern wore in this post and I love it. I'm always a fan of clothing that can be worn in multiple ways and this shirt could be dressed up with a skirt or dressed down with jeans. I also like the juxtaposition of "girly" details like lace that are paired with "non-girly" colors or shapes, like the pairing of grey and lace here.

    Purchase for $8.00 at Target

  • Genuine Kids from OshKosh Infant Toddler Boys Plaid Button Down Shirt 19 of 21
    20 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    A plaid button-up shirt is a closet staple for little boys, but even if you have a girl, she can still rock these! I think a plaid shirt/skirt combo would be adorable.

    Purchase for $12.00 at Target

  • Urban Republic Boys Toggle Pea Coat 20 of 21
    20 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    This coat is perfect for fall and I love that it has a hood, since a lot of peacoats don't. Hoods are definitely a necessity in cold and rainy weather. The coat comes in navy, black, and grey. I haven't ordered one yet for my daughter, since I've had a tough time choosing a color. Thoughts? 

    Purchase for $34.99 at Target

  • Radio Flyer Glide and Go Balance Bike – Red 21 of 21
    20 Toddler Must-Haves From Target

    I've been doing a lot of research on balance bikes lately and have spent a lot of time perusing the ones Target offers (they seriously have a great selection!) and this Radio Flyer with it's vintage vibe is currently at the top of my list. I love the vintage vibe of it. Fern isn't quite big enough for one yet, but I'm trying to decide by the time Christmas/her birthday rolls around.

    Purchase for $69.99 at Target

 

Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble. More from Lauren:

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