I’m sure you remember when you were pregnant with your first baby and you made the trip to the baby store to register. They give you a list of things to register for, and there ends up being a whole lot of stuff that you think you just have to have. And then you get all that stuff and never end up using half of it.
You realize the things you thought were so essential, weren’t really necessary after all.
I have found the same thing to be true for toddler gear. There are a lot of things you might think you need for your toddler, whether because someone told you that you do, or they’re on some “Most Popular Toddler Products” list, or you’ve just gotten in the habit of using them for your baby, and now that your baby is a toddler, you’re not sure how you can stop using them.
Now that we’re on our second toddler, we’ve figured out those things that are helpful and essential for us, and those things that just aren’t. This list will probably look different for every family, because, of course, every kid and every family is different. But, I’m going to argue that these things are just really non-essentials, and in fact, often more annoying than they are helpful, in raising a toddler.
Here are eight things we’ve decided we really don’t need for our toddler:
Be sure to come back tomorrow when I’ll share our favorite toddler products, those things that we’ve found to be essential and really helpful in making the toddler years just a little bit easier.
What’s on your list of non-essential toddler gear?
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