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The One Thing My Toddler Just Can't Live Without

By marylweimer |

One of the things that no one ever tells you about having a toddler is that they don’t have casual relationships with anything. They either love something or they hate it — there’s no gray area.

Sometimes the things they love aren’t what you’d expect. I’ve asked some friends and Babble readers what one thing their toddlers just can’t live without. From an obsession with a TV star to random household items, find out what they had to say, after the jump!



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The One Thing My Toddler Can't Live Without

WaWa Love

My toddlers all had lovey blankets, which we referred to as "WaWas." My firstborn son called his a "WeeWee," but then my daughter came along and, not wanting to be the only gal on the block with a "WeeWee," named hers "WaWa." Along came the triplets, each in love with a "WaWa" of his own.
— Kerry Lyons of The Lyons Den
Get your toddler his own WaWa at Koo Koo Bear Baby & Kids, $12

How about your toddler? Tell us what your tyke just can’t live without in the comments below!

Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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About marylweimer



Mary Lauren Weimer is a freelance writer and blogger. Her work has appeared in such places as Spirituality & Health and The Huffington Post, and she’s known for her thoughtful and introspective writing about all aspects of motherhood and the parent-child relationship.

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4 thoughts on “The One Thing My Toddler Just Can't Live Without

  1. Natalie @MamaTrack says:

    Love these! Thanks for including mine!

  2. Robin | Farewell, Stranger says:

    Too funny. These totally crack me up. (She says as she sits on the couch with a dead bug in its “nest” nearby…)

  3. Ambyr says:

    awww, none of these are weird at all. Sometimes I think we’re all better people when we’re toddlers. Before we try to be normal. They’re ADORABLE.

  4. Tara says:

    So stupid to choose the sex of your child. Please people let GOD give u the blessing he wants you to be blessed with.

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