Inside Trampoline - Bazoongi Bouncer
- 3.5" Galvanized Springs (30)
- Rust Resistant Galvanized Steel Frame
- Handle Adjust Easily to Two Different Sizes
- Maximum weight capacity: 100 lbs
Safety Tower and Kitchen Helper
Do you have an active toddler who drives you crazy getting into everything and needing your attention? Toddlers NEED to be involved in the work of daily life; that's how they learn. Since we spend so much time in the kitchen, every family needs a safe stool that raises a toddler high enough to "help" at the kitchen counter. That's why I love safety towers; they keep your busy toddler occupied and learning, while happily connected with you while you work.
Just need to keep your toddler busy for ten minutes while you're at the stove? Pull the tower up to the sink and let your child "wash" your pans and tupperware. Giving your toddler actual "tasks" in the kitchen (wash the vegies, stir the batter) can spark a love of food preparation that will last through childhood and make your child a healthier eater.
These are worth every penny and then some in the time they keep kids safe, happy, learning and engaged with you. There are cheaper Towers out there, but I'm not recommending them because I'm not confident they're sturdy enough to prevent toppling.
The Learning Partners Kitchen Helper is sturdy, height adjustable, and non-tipping. Finished with a non-toxic, lead-free finish that cleans easily with a damp cloth. Fits flush against the average counter top allowing kids to step up safely, without pinched fingers or falling. Adjustable platform so that it can adapt to your child's height. It will support up to 500 pounds, making it safe for up to two children at a time. With a few accessories (sold separately), the Learning Tower can also be configured and used as a puppet theater, fort, doll house and other fun activities.
The One Step Ahead Kids Kitchen Helper, a bit less expensive, has a storage drawer, and comes in attractive colors, and it's the only folding safety tower I've found, so if you need a space-saver, this is the one. I've rated it second because the lack of rails at the bottom looks slightly less safe to me and it has fewer reviews on Amazon so I'm not as confident in its workmanship. If you buy it, please send me an evaluation!
Anti-Nausea Seaband for Children
- Does your child cry in the carseat? Maybe she's car sick! Many moms swear by the Seaband, a great remedy for carsickness.
Advantages of Anti-Nausea Seaband for Children include:
• Drug-free, so there are no side effects
• Can be used in cars, on planes, on boats, on Ferris wheels (anywhere!)
• Comes in a variety of colors
• Safe for ages 3+
Blocks: 60-Piece Standard Unit
Every toddler and preschooler should have at least one wooden block set
in their toy collection. (My kids used them until middle school.) The Melissa & Doug Standard Unit Blocks
include 60 precision-cut, standard-shaped, solid wooden blocks that will
engage your child's imagination in open-ended play for hours. Designed for ages three and
up, these blocks feature smooth, rounded edges and are housed in a
convenient, sturdy wooden storage crate.
- 60-piece standard unit block set allows children to build towers and towns
- Stimulates creativity and hones basic motor skills
- Features natural look; pieces are easy for little fingers to grasp
- Excellent tool for teaching math concepts, organizational skills, sequential skills, and spatial relations
Your little architect will love building bridges, towers, farms for her animals and endless other projects. In these days of electronic toys, it's important not to forget the fundamentals of childhood development. Wooden blocks offer children endless ways to exercise their imagination as they improve their hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills. They also help children establish important relationships between the "part" and the "whole," and the help to provide basic lessons in math, engineering and gravity.
Boon Potty Bench Training Toilet with Side Storage
This potty is nice-looking enough to put in your living room next to your child's toys, because when it's closed it just looks like a step-stool. That makes it easy for him to use, even if he's the kind of kid who can't tear himself away from playing! And kids love the secret side compartments to store their special stuff, so they're never trapped on the potty without adequate entertainment.
The hole is small enough that the littlest trainers aren't worried about falling in, and yet it's stable and sturdy enough for bigger kids. When it's closed as a stool, it even supports adult weight. Also nice that you don't have to move the whole potty to empty and clean.
- Dimensions: 19.5 x 12.8 x 7.1 inches
- For ages 18+
- Angled seat to catch any overspill
- Flexible deflector attaches to pull-out drawer for easy, sanitary clean-up
- Enclosed side storage spaces for storing wipes and other supplies
Kids love playhouses. In the winter (or if you live in an apartment), they are great to have indoors. You can make one yourself from cardboard, of course. But sometimes it's worth it just to set up a pre-made playhouse and start them playing. I love that these come ready for kids to draw on and decorate. Even if you reinforce with duct tape (often a good idea especially for a birthday party or rambunctious three year olds), you can cut the duct tape when you're done, fold it up, and store it. Pull it out again in a couple of months for another round of imaginative play. Rocket ship? Adventure castle? They're all fun, and can easily metamorphose into teepees, forts, or simply a game of house. 100% recycled materials.
Child-Sized Table and Chairs
Every child needs a child-sized table and chairs for drawing, building and working on projects. If you keep it in or near the kitchen, your child can be near you but happily absorbed in his own "work." Toddlers and preschoolers also prefer eating at child-sized tables instead of on booster seats or in high chairs, so if your child is eating without you, a child-sized table is usually a better option. This kind of table is also great if your child has a "bedtime snack." When my son was small, we had one in his bedroom and near the kitchen, and used them both daily.
Every toddler and preschooler needs a doctor kit. Why? Because all children have medical appointments during which their body is touched, poked, prodded and sometimes hurt by doctors and nurses. We know this is to help our child stay healthy, but it often doesn't feel good to children. Playing with a doctor kit allows the child to "work through" those feelings and overcome any related fears. It also helps us as parents prepare our child for doctor appointments.
(Note: The Melissa and Doug kit does not have a blood pressure cuff. It does have a white lab coat. I used to recommend the Fisher-Price Doctor Kit but it has been on lists of toys with high toxin levels, so I have removed it from my website.)
Earth Mama Baby Angel Baby Oil
- \• Grapeseed and organic jojoba oils absorb easily
- • Chamomile calms cranky babies
- • Calendula soothes and moisturizes dry skin
- • Rated zero for toxicity on Skin Deep Database
- • Contains no nut oils
- • Fragrance free, gluten-free
Extra Large 12-Piece Stacking Rainbow Arches Wooden Blocks
These gorgeous blocks lend themselves to creative play, whether your child is driving trucks under a tunnel, building a fort for his animals, or looking for gold at the end of the rainbow. Highest quality, long-lasting and guaranteed to be used for your child's entire childhood.
- L 14.25 in. x 6.5 in. tall x 2.75 in.
- Beautiful wooden stacking rainbow includes 12 pieces
- Stack one on top of another; push them out into a tunnel; turn one upside down for a see-saw for dolls
- Made in Germany
- Grimm's Spiel und Holz - Spiel Gut Award Winning Toy!
Heavy Baby Waldorf Doll
Every toddler needs a doll to nurture, and these fabulous Baby dolls from Bella Luna Toys are perfect. The doll's facial features are hand embroidered and intentionally simple, in order to encourage imagination and creativity during play. The unique combination of wool stuffing (that gets warmer the longer it is held) and the weighted body give Heavy Baby a lifelike feel that helps to foster nurturing qualities in young children. Heavy Baby is just right for the child who needs to 'lug', and has a settling and reassuring quality for those in need of extra sensory attention. These are the original Heavy Baby natural fiber dolls, as previously carried by Joy’s Waldorf Dolls, made from the original design and pattern created by Trish Mooney.
Melissa & Doug Cutting Food Box
This is one of my favorite toys for toddlers and preschoolers. They cook, play house and restaurant, serve each other food. They pack bandannas to run away to the forest. Cutting the food is so satisfying.
This set contains eight pieces of wooden food, a cutting board and a wooden knife. Food makes a fun “CRUNCH” sound when sliced. With 31 pieces, it’s also a great way to introduce the concepts of part, whole and fractions. Comes in wooden box with slide-on lid.
Age recommendation: Some 18 month olds are ready for this kit, some aren't. It will depend on whether they're likely to put small pieces in their mouths. Older toddlers will love it, as will preschoolers.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Latches Board
If your toddler loves to get into everything, this is the toy you need. Many toddlers love to understand how things work, open and close things, and play hide 'n seek. This toy satisfies all those desires.
- Brightly colored, smooth-sanded pieces help build early shape, color and size differentiation skills
- Hide-and-seek pictures behind each door help develop fine motor skills
- Incredible value and superior craftsmanship
Spill Proof Paint Cups
Toddler Toilet Training Step Stool
This may seem like a hefty price tag, but I recommend this seat highly for kids who are hesitant to use the big toilet. It helps kids feel completely secure while climbing up, turning around, and sitting. It gives them a wide platform to push against so their legs aren't dangling, which makes elimination easier. It is very stable and has rubber feet that lock down to keep it secure.
Has sanitary grab areas for kids to hold on. Anti-bacterial, easy-clean, high strength custom plastic. Child seat not needed. Adults can use the toilet when The Potty Stool is in place by removing only one sidewall.
Dimensions of the stool: height of step platform is 8.5 inches, requires 2 inches each side of toilet and 11 inches or less in front of toilet bowl, depending on the model of toilet.
This giant, colorful tumbling mat is safe for indoor or outdoor exercise and play. Open, it measures 46" wide x 72" long. When not in use, it folds to 46" x 24" and has handles for easy carrying.
Wooden Shape Sorting Clock
Another terrific Melissa & Doug toy! This toy will grow with your child, beginning with fitting the shapes, proceeding to learning numbers, and eventually to understanding how to tell time.
- Wood Clock
- Colorful shaped numbers
- Learn to tell time