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31 Products Every Parent Of A Growing Child Will Want

Whether they’re teething or in grade school, an ingenious invention will make your life so much easier.

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1. The stay-put bowl and cutlery set features suction cups that keeps their food on the table.

Does your child play that sadistic game where they throw their spoon on the ground and you pick it up and they do it again and laugh in your face? This kiddo cutlery set puts an end to it FOREVER.

2. This grab-n-go stroller organizer slips right onto your stroller’s handlebars.

Not as cute as that designer handbag, but so convenient that it’s probably worth it. Get it here.

3. This easy DIY mesh sling is great for bringing toddlers into the pool.

Summer here you come! Directions here.

4. A “SlumberSling” solves the problem of heavy heads and sore necks during nap time.

Get it here.

5. The Black Booster Seat Headrest provides road trip comfort for older children.

Get it here.

6. This simple stroller hook provides the extra hand that parents need.

 

So simple, so necessary. Get it here for $7.99.

7. The Piddlepad waterproof seat will save your car/carseat during the potty training stage.

Get it here for $13.

8. The “My Buddy” tag is a bracelet that alerts you when a child goes out of your proximity.

Get it here.

9. For a more high tech solution, place a BiKN tag in your child’s pocket in big crowds in case they get lost.

You can also use the tags to keep track of things you frequently lose, whether it’s house keys or your car in a giant parking lot. Snap your iPhone into the BiKN case and you have an easy way to keep track of your tags. Get them here.

10. Fidget Rings help to increase focus in children who can’t sit still or are diagnosed with ADHD.

Get them here.

11. The Orbit Baby Sidekick Stroller Board attaches to your stroller, giving your older child an easy ride when they get tired.

It also looks SO FUN. Get it for $120 here.

12. Inchworm shoes grow with your child’s feet.

Don’t you wish you had invented these?? Get them for $39.99 here.

13. The Sip Snap turns any cup into a sippy cup.

The rubber stretches over any sized cup. Get it here.

14. The Toydozer clean-up set makes it easy and fun for kids to clean up their toys.

Especially the ones with Very. Many. Small. Annoying. Parts. Get it here for $18.

15. The Dapper Snapper Toddler Belt is a great way to get the most mileage out of your child’s clothing.

Let your child grow into his clothes with this clever little contraption. Get it here.

16. Protect the iPad from sticky fingers with this carseat iPad holder.

It also means kids can fall asleep watching the movie of their choice, meaning a peaceful ride on cruise control FOR YOU. Get it here.

17. The On-The-Go Fun and Snack tray is another road trip necessity.

Get it for only $10 here.

18. A Tangle Teezer is a must-have for parents of young girls with long hair.

19. This portable potty is not only great for long car rides, but it doubles as a training seat.

Get it here.

20. Layered sleeping pads will go from couch to sleepover beds in an instant.

21. Pinhole Press will create a book of important people matched to their names.

Get it here.

22. The Stroll-n-Cool will keep your child comfortable on long, hot days.

Get it here. If you’d prefer to make your own, click here for a DIY version.

23. Spill-proof paint pots will save your rugs and floors.

Get a set of 10 for $13.95.

24. This chair luggage attachment will make an airport jaunt way easier.

You’ll feel super clever or slightly silly, but either way, at least your arms aren’t sore. Get it here.

25. A jumbo sidewalk spirograph will keep budding artists busy all summer.

Kids will spend hours getting in touch with their inner artist with this Spirograph, which only costs $12.99.

26. Kid-sized yoga mats let them follow along with your morning routine.

Get them here.

27. This baby tooth album is a nice way to display and save baby teeth.

If you’re sentimental like that. Get it here.

28. Waterproof bedding will hold up to 67 ounces of liquid so you don’t have to worry about ruining the mattress.

Get these special sheets here.

29. This special dish cools your food instantly so little mouths don’t get burnt.

Buy it here.

30. This shampoo rinser has a soft, rubbery panel that forms a watertight seal against the hairline so that water and soap doesn’t run into your child’s eyes.

Get it here.

31. And finally, the pee shield for the potty training parent.

No matter how metal of a parent you are, no one likes getting splashed in the face with urine. Get it here.

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