Toddler Favorites

This is a list of infant/toddler things that I found and specifically like, so here are my recommendations on a variety of items!

ImageItemBrandCommentsBuy Online
High Chair / Toddler ChairStokke Tripp TrappThese are expensive, but I think totally worth it! They go from infant to adult if you want them to. We have 3 right now, 2 pulled up to the table and 1 with buckles and a tray - definitely check craigslist or FB yardsale pages to buy usedBuy now on Amazon

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Sippy CupKlean KanteenLove that these are not plastic! They are great for 12m+. For older kids (3+) try the sport tops.Buy now on Amazon
Silverware - InfantsOneida Paul Revere (3 piece set)These are a little expensive, but they are great for beginners with small hands.Buy now on Amazon
Silverware - ToddlersIKEA Fabler Child Silverware (3 piece set)These are a little bigger so for probably 2 years+. These are great for the price. Technically I do like the Oneida equivalent better, but can't justify the price. I suggest IKEA so you can buy multiple sets. Buy now on IKEA
Reusable Snack BagsLunchSkins Snack BagsYou will quickly realize that you go through ziplocks like crazy, these are a great alternative and dishwasher safe. I recommend the snack size.Buy now on Amazon
BowlsStainless Steel Prep Bowl by RSVPAs an alternative to glass I like stainless steel (over plastic to avoid harmful chemicals in plastics). These are perfect weight and size, plus have lids if you want to save anything.Buy now on Amazon
PlatesMSR Alpine PlateAgain, as an alternative to glass I like stainless steel (over plastic to avoid harmful chemicals in plastics). These are lightweight and a good size for toddlers.Buy now on Amazon
Lunch ContainersLunchbotsI love these, they are stainless steel (since you obviously can't send glass to school, great alternative to plastics to avoid harmful chemicals). They have a bunch of different varieties depending on your needs. Personally I like the Uno, Duo, and Dip Containers.Buy now on Amazon
Snack ContainersMIRA Storage ContainersAgain, stainless steel and lids are BPA, phthalate, PVC, and lead free. Buy now on Amazon
LunchboxLL Bean Flip TopGreat size and can't beat the LL Bean lifetime guarantee. Check Target for less expensive version.Buy now on LL Bean
Backpack - option 1Patagonia - Poco Mucho 20LThis bag is expensive, but I do love it! I like the multiple compartments and the water bottle holder on the outside. Seems like this is sold out most places, so try ebay if you want a different color.Buy now on eBags
Backpack - option 2LL Bean - Junior OriginalClassic great bag and again, can't beat the lifetime guarantee. Suggestion, as cute as it is to put their name on the outside I decided against this so that strangers wouldn't know their name.Buy now on LL Bean
Toddler PillowNaturepedic Organic Junior PLA (machine washable)Great toddler size organic pillow, this is small (if you want regular size then get 'standard' size). Expensive, but remember this is what your child will breathe in while they sleep, so splurge on this! Note: make sure to get the PLA one that is machine washable/dryable because kids throw up and you don't want to throw out the pillow. Buy now on Amazon
Toddler Travel BedRegalo My CotThese are a great travel bed once your little one starts climbing out of the pack 'n play. They are lightweight, inexpensive, and low to the floor (so no worrying if they fall out, although my kids have never).Buy now on Amazon
Infant ShoesPediped OriginalsBarefoot is best, but when that's not possible then I like Pedipeds over others like Robeez because I think they stay on better and offer the perfect balance of structure and freedom for little feet.Buy now on Amazon
SandalsKeen Newport H2 OR Keen Seacamp SandalsThese are the best sandals because they are protect the toes and kids can run and play in them or wear to the beach. Look for them at consignment sales where you can get them for $5 instead of $40.Buy now on Amazon
Sneakers - option 1
(all sizes)
Saucony - Ride (toddler)These are very light weight and don't offer too much structure, which is good for growing feet.Buy now on Amazon
Sneakers - option 2
(start at toddler size 10)
Merrell - Mix Master Jam Z-RapThese are very light weight and don't offer too much structure, which is good for growing feet.Buy now on Amazon
BootsBOGS (waterproof winter & rain boot)These are great for the rain or snow (to -30), great qualityBuy now on Amazon
RaincoatHatleyCute and lined, which is great for Spring and Fall, they sell matching boots too.Buy now on Amazon
Underwear - GirlsCarters (wide band)I like the wide band on these and love that they are not disney/cartoon themed, just basic. I also really like Hanna Andersson undies, but they are much more expensive (the outlet does carry them though so I always look there for deals)Buy now on Amazon
Underwear - BoysThe Children's PlaceThe reason I like these over some of the others is that they are not disney/cartoon themed and they seems to be softer and still look new after many washes. I also like Hanna Andersson, but they are much more expensive (check the outlet for deals).Buy now on TCP
Hair BowsWalmartI'm only mentioning these because they sell them for $1 at Walmart as opposed to $6+ at boutiques.Can't buy online, but if you go to the store they are in the children's section (not hair section)