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    43 Problem-Solving Products For Parents Of 4-Year-Olds

    TBH, this is my favorite age so far (hello hilarious convos, sassy dance moves and endless energy). But if you're dealing with some common 4-year-old problems, these useful products are here to help.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A waterproof potty training watch that'll come to the rescue if your fully potty trained preschooler is suddenly having accidents. This gadget exists for the sole purpose of reminding kiddos to use the toilet on the reg. Before you know it, they'll be excitedly yelling “potty time" when the alarm goes off. *What a time to be alive!*


    You can preset intervals of 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, 2 hours, and 3 hours. The watch has an inbuilt proximity sensor and only sounds alerts when it is worn so no need to turn it off at night. How smart is that?

    Promising review: "Obsessed!! My 4-year-old has been potty-trained for well over a year. Around the time the pandemic started, she started having accidents. It got to the point of needing new underwear two to four times almost every day. Since getting this watch almost a week ago, the accidents have completely stopped! She’s worried we’ll return it if it doesn’t work so she both goes when the timer goes off (every two hours for us) as well as when she feels the urge. We keep it on vibrate so there’s no issue in school. And we purposely set it for a time frame that it never goes off during circle time or story time so she never has a reason to ignore it. Best $20 I’ve ever spent. Worth every penny! Hope the results last." —NJ Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95.

    2. An anti-nail-biting pen if you've had a hard time breaking that bad habit. It tastes sooo awful it'll basically make any child want to 🤮 at the very thought of biting their nails or sucking their thumb *ever again* (which is exactly the point).,

    Plus, it has anti-inflammatory ingredients like organic aloe leaf juice and organic eucalyptus leaf to soothe sore fingers.

    Promising review: "I love this stuff!! It tastes horrible, which was great to help stop my 4-year-old from biting her nails. In about three days she completely stopped now and her nails have grown.." —Denise Batista

    Promising review: "OMG it works!! My 3 1/2 year old was a constant thumb sucker. Four days and she hasn't put her thumb in her mouth!! It's the worst taste ever but it works. We tell her we are painting her nails. We put it on during the day and at night. Best product around." —Natalie Plaza

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    3. A Melissa & Doug magnetic responsibility chart that'll help if you're struggling with less-than-desirable behaviors. It'll let you set expectations and reward your child with smiley faces for not only doing chores but also being a nice little human. A little positive reinforcement never hurt anyone...right?,

    The sets comes with two fabric hinged dry erase boards (one with spaces to track seven goals, and one that’s blank for magnet storage), a hanging cord, and 90 magnets featuring behavior and rewards like get ready for bed, get dressed, take bath, clear table, put toys away, share, brush teeth, apologize, say please, thank you, help with indoor/outdoor chores, no teasing, show respect and more! Plus, there are two blank magnets to write your own personal goals.

    Promising review: "I purchased two of these for my 4-year-old twins. I love that it comes with a variety of responsibility magnets that you can change out, based on your child's needs and age. It even comes with blank magnets so that you can write in what you want. More than anything, the chart has helped to clearly define expectations for our kids. They know what we expect them to do, and all we have to do is remind them. Since we've implemented the chart, my twins have been sharing more, hitting less, and picking up toys without the usual battles. They'll even say, 'Mommy, I shared my car/doll!' My kids have been very enthusiastic about sitting down each night and going over their chart. This is by far one of my best purchases!" —Mom of twins

    Promising review: "As soon as we started using this with our almost 4-year-old daughter, her behavior has definitely changed. We aren't getting the temper tantrums and fits because she now understands that it isn't respectful and she would not get her magnet for that. Her goal every day is to get seven magnets and she almost always does it. She is now very honest about her behavior and choices herself and recognizes if she earned her magnet and, if not, why and how to correct for the next day. LOVE THIS ITEM!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.07.

    4. And a Melissa & Doug magnetic calendar for teaching your preschooler the days of the week, months and the weather in a hands-on, interactive way. They'll jump out of bed eagerly to update it every morning.


    Promising review: "My 4-year-old loves loves loves this! He gets excited to change the magnets every morning. I had some magnet strips and made additional magnets for activities (preschool, zoo, library, grandma's house). I am really happy I bought this, and it has helped teach him months, and days of the week. Determining the weather is fun too. One day we came home after school and he couldn't wait to change the weather from sunny to raining. I highly recommend this for preschoolers. It's a lot of fun." —Hammyg3

    Get it from Amazon for $17.51.

    5. A child-safe wooden knife perfect for sous chefs eager to help in the kitchen. This tool will keep their little fingers protected as they learn all about meal prep.

    Two child models cutting apple slices with the maple wood chopper with handle
    JUstenbois / Etsy

    JUstenbois is a Canadian small biz specializing in eco-friendly and zero-waste tableware made from maple wood for babies, children and adults.

    Promising review: "Made in Canada — check. Actually works well — check (4-year-old was chopping potatoes and carrots easily. The 2-year-old was better at throwing the pieces in the pot, but she will learn lol) Received in a reasonable time — check." —Cindy McDonald 

    Get it from JUstenbois on Etsy for $16.40.

    6. Or a set of plastic knives that look just like real thing. While, they do a pretty decent job of chopping veggies, they're not sharp enough to slice a finger, meaning your little helper can practice their knife skills without fear of being cut.


    And it goes without saying: children still need supervision while using them.

    Promising review: "I’ve only had these for a couple of days, but already my 4-year-old daughter keeps asking me for things to chop up. They’re perfect for the little chef in your life or the kid who want to be a big helper. So far she’s easily (and safely) chopped up: lettuce, apples, bananas, strawberries, potatoes, even carrots! I can run my hand along the blade and not cut myself and yet it’s designed in a way that you can still chop through veggies and fruits. Another pro is they are super easy to clean and dishwasher-safe. They came exactly as pictures for me: in three different sizes and colors, with a slight grip texture on the handle for little hands. They’re nice and lightweight as well so it’s not cumbersome for younger kids. Love them!" —Abby Roeller

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $9.95.

    7. A wooden puzzle, because your 4-year-old's head is buried in an iPad. This clever game is equivalent to playing Tetris but in tactile form that'll ~exercise their brain~ with zero screen time.


    Reviewer's say this is a great toy for ages 3 to 12.

    Promising review: "This puzzle has been a huge hit with my 4-year-old and 6-year-old grandsons. Each was able to play with it in a unique and challenging way. The quality is great and it is lightweight as well so it is easy to store and get out." —BoiseMom

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    8. And a sight word Bingo game if you've ever asked yourself, "How do I take the frustration out of learning sight words and make it FUN?" — this game is for you.

    Word board with chips, cards, and packaging

    The set comes with 36 playing cards, 264 playing chips, caller's mat and cards and a storage box. This version is a fun twist on the classic, but instead of calling out numbers, the leader calls out words (there are 46 most-used words), players search their cards for a match and place a red chip on the match. Once a player has covered the spaces on their card needed to win, they call BINGO! 

    Promising review: "My 4-year-old granddaughter and I go to the library every weekend, where she loves to 'check out' the games in the children's section. This was one that she wanted to play over and over and over. After the third go-round, I noticed that she was beginning to recognize some of the words on her own. That sold me! The minute I got home I purchased the game so she could play it at home. Every time I go over to her house, we play at least one round of this game, and I can tell her reading skills are increasing. And when we go to the library, she STILL wants to check this game out and play it there! The words on these bingo cards are words that can't be illustrated well — words like 'them,' 'her,' 'go,' 'if' - small, mostly conjunctive words, but essential to reading. This game makes it easy and fun to learn those words. I simply can't praise this game enough." —Molly Harrington

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    9. A Crayola step stool with grippy colored dots and anti-skid footpad to give your munchkin a confident boost when they're going through the "I can do it all by myself" phase (without you having to worry about falls 😨). Plus, it folds up neatly once they're done using it.


    Promising review: "I got this for my kids, ages 4 (girl) and 2 (boy). They love it so much. It help them to stand up on the stool to wash their hands and face. I highly recommend this to all moms." —Amazon Customer

    Promising review: "I got this for my kids, ages 6 (girl) and 5 (boy). They LOVED IT!! The 5-year-old ended up crying so much because he wanted one for himself. That should tell you how worth it it is. I picked this stool specifically because it’s the most compact one out of all of them. And I was right!!! It folds up neatly when they’re done playing with it. My daughter uses it to help me cook in the kitchen and my son likes it when he brushes his teeth. The colors are super fun and exciting. I even use the stool to teach my kids colors and shapes. I totally recommend this for all the parents out there." —Ngan Mach

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    10. Or, if they're not a fan of the stool, a pack of sink extenders to save your back the strain of hoisting your little one over the sink. Not to mention they'll love the independence of washing their hands all by themselves.

    Amazon, Amazon / Via

    Promising review: "This product was so easy to install and just as easy to remove! My daughter is 4-years-old and says she’s too big for a step stool and this solved her problem. She loves it and the water comes at smoothly! Highly recommend." —Jessica Colvin

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.85.

    11. A detangling brush for any child who hates — repeat, HATES— having their hair brushed. This tool will glide through knots to turn a daily ordeal into a painless experience minus the *ouchies or tears*. Just trust the 40,000+ people who gave it a 5-star review.


    Reviewers swear this brush works on all hair types: straight, wavy, or curly (from 3a–4c hair).

    Promising review: "Can I just go ahead and say that I'm pretty sure this thing is magic. My 4 1/2 year old daughter has the tangliest (What? It's a word.) hair in the known universe. The worst part is that she also has a very sensitive head. Tears have been shed, on both of our parts. The second I used this brush on her, I knew it was special. She even loves it! She doesn't like me to use anything else to brush her hair, and her hair always looks shiny and smooth afterward! Wonderful product!" —BeccaInPink

    Get it from Amazon for $11.88 (available in six colors).

    12. A viral TikTok toothbrush holder and dispenser you'll regret not having bought sooner because it'll not only free up precious counter space but also keep your bathroom free of child-induced toothpaste messes.,

    This bad boy includes a toothpaste dispenser (that'll squeeze out every last ounce!), four cups and holders, and a place to store your toothbrushes.

    Promising review: "So glad we found this! With a 4- and 5-year-old I was constantly cleaning toothpaste off everything in the bathroom! This is great, they basically need 0 help from me now. And it keeps my counter less cluttered with everything in one handy place. Highly recommend especially if you have kids!." —Maggie Byers

    Get it from Amazon for $16.94+ (available in three colors).

    13. The Pink Stuff, a magical all-purpose cleaning paste so you don't need to go into full panic mode when lipstick (or Sharpie) marks mysteriously appear on your walls. (Good luck keeping the little divas out of your makeup bag though!),

    Promising review: "If you’ve ever got lipstick on anything you know how hard it is to remove. My 4-year-old loves make up and thinks she the next Picasso. This stuff removed it with only rubbing it over it. No scrubbing at all. I’m completely sold!"Anastasha

    Promising review: "OMG! I rarely write reviews but this stuff is amazing! I have a 4- year-old who loves to wipe his hands on the walls and he also went around my living room with a black and brown crayon. It was a mess. The pink stuff has my walls looking clean again. I wish I had taken pictures." —Sincerely_Angelface

    Get it from Amazon for $7.15.

    14. A snack spinner for enticing even the pickiest of eaters to add more foods to their *rotation* at home or on the go.,

    Promising review: "These are fabulous!! I have a 4-year-old and 6-year-old and they think these are so cool and the portion sizes are great! Must have!!!" —Andrew

    Promising review: "Seriously the best, most ingenious snack dispenser ever. It’s so simple and powerful. My girls love the power of choice, and pushing the button to make it spin! I love that it makes introducing new foods so easy. I just put a small portion in one section and they have the complete choice to try it or pass it. This snack spinner is so fun that they often surprise me with what they choose to eat first! Makes snacks on the go so simple. I feel empowered as a parent with this tool." —Colton Bragg

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in three colors).

    15. A bug bite suction tool (invented by a mom) that's worth the Shark Tank hype. This ingenious device sucks out all kinds of bug bites, instantly relieving itching and swelling, so your kids aren't left scratching all day. (Plus, it's so easy to use even your 4-year-old can do it!),

    Promising review: "I was surprised how well this worked! My 4-year-old gets all eaten up by mosquitos every year and itches until his bites are bloody. I hate putting all those chemicals on him but I have to. This product makes a big difference on him. This will minimize the bite and he won't itch it like it normally does. I highly recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in two colors).

    16. Also seen on Shark Tank, a nifty car seat buckle release tool so you don't have to struggle with unbuckling your older one's seatbelt, while holding a squirmy baby in the other hand. Am I the only one who gets irrationally frustrated when it takes approx. 1 million tries to get them free?


    Promising review: "I got this because I have three kids, and since I have captain chairs, my 4-year-old sits in the third row. I can toss it back to him after I’ve parked or when I’m in the carpool line and he can unbuckle himself and then unbuckle his siblings and I don’t have to climb in the car. It’s GREAT! I also like how it doesn’t attach to the car seat like some similar products, and I can keep it up front while the car is moving. So much safer!" —Amazon Customer

    Promising review: "I bought this so my daughter could unbuckle her carseat by herself. She is almost 4 and has been buckling herself and unbuckling her chest chestclip for quite a while now. This has given her a lot of independence and helped me by not having to go around to her side with a 2-year-old in tow. She is able to easily unbuckle herself and get out of the car. This product is great and serves its purpose well. I first heard about it from my friend who is a CPST (child passenger safety tech). If she recommended it, I knew it was going to be a good product." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    17. A sleep-training alarm clock if — no matter what time they sleep — they're up at the crack of dawn. This clock uses colors and stinkin' cute *facial expressions* to teach the kiddos when it's time for bed and when it's OK to wake up.


    Promising review: "This was a lifesaver!!! My 4-year-old was getting up at 5:30 :( and we could not convince him to go back to bed. We found this clock and we're amazed at the results. My son loves it! He gets so excited when it turns green and he can get out of bed, or when he wakes up and it is green. It seems to have helped train him to sleep in longer. It is easy to set up. Our only complaint is the light from the indicator (red, yellow, green) is soooo bright. We tip the clock on its face so his room does not light up. He can still see the color, so it's fine. But I do wish we could dim it. Don't let this stop you from getting it though, it was worth every penny!" —JW

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    18. An ingenious sandwich cutter and sealer so you can make your own Smucker's Uncrustables copycats at home without spending nearly $10 for a box. Prepare for your life to be *utterly butterly* changed.


    Promising review: "Awesome sandwich cutters!!!! My 4-year-old got stuck on those Smuckers frozen crust less sandwiches and wouldn’t eat anything not shaped like that and the round press is PERFECT for making an at home one. Love the other shapes too but the round one is the whole reason I bought this set." —Kaylee M.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.96.

    19. A coconut and shea butter kids conditioning detangler with 10,000 5-star reviews (!!!) raving that it's the BEST STUFF ON THE PLANET. Just a few spritzes will combat hair woes — from making knots vanish to taming frizz.

    BTW, it's not just for kids; adults love it too and say it detangles and softens straight and curly (including 4a–4c) hair!

    Promising review: "My 4-year-old has curly hair and she screams bloody murder when I need to brush it out after the shower.This had such good reviews and was so affordable I figured what have I got to lose. I will never use another product on her hair. I mean this is magic I swear to you. I still can’t believe how good it works and it smells even better. My daughter calls it the nice spray." —DTad

    Get it from Amazon for $3.78.

    20. A craft supplies kit that comes with everything you could possibly need to prevent cries of "I'm bored" every 10 minutes, while stuck inside on a rainy day.

    Reviewer's photo of the art and craft supplies included in the kit

    The kit includes 20 feathers, 10 pipe cleaners, 20 metallic color pompoms, 
    25 standard pompoms, one jar of sequins with mixed shapes like butterfly, snowflake, leaf, heart and flower, 30 googly eyes, two large pompoms, 64 mixed foam letters, 1 crystal diamond stickers, 30 mixed colors buttons, 50 colorful wooden popsicle sticks, four containers glitter glue  (white, blue, green and gold), a pair of safety scissors, and five sheets of thick construction paper (red, orange, blue, yellow, green).

    Promising review: "This is the perfect activity box to order for your little one while in quarantine. Definitely get what you pay for and more! There's even added construction paper for your little ones. Highly recommended. My 4-year-old loves EVERYTHING that was included. We’ll for sure order this item again in the future."  —Cindy

    Promising review: "Great way to get a lot of different craft items to ignite your kiddo’s imagination and love of crafts! Opened this up and my 4-year-old immediately started making a fire breathing dragon out of the supplies!"  —Matt

    Get it from Amazon for $13.98+ (available in four sizes).

    21. And if you want a mess-free option, a scratch paper art set for keeping them busy as you wrap up a long work day. It'll also make you nostalgic for your childhood when nothing was more satisfying than scratching the surface to reveal the rainbow colors underneath.


    Promising review: "Love it! Love it! My 4-year-old was glued to these for a day and half and that meant this mommy could finish her work deliverables. My kid is not into painting, crafts, drawing and all but loved this product so much! It’s very easy to use and creates very little mess ( scratching off ) and looks nice too ❤️" —


    Get it from Amazon for $9.34.

    22. A suction cup bath mat, because they've recently decided they prefer showers over baths, but the combo of wet feet, rough play, and slippery floors is nerve-racking to say the least 😱.

    Reviewer's photo of the blue bath mat with a pebble design in their bath tub

    Promising review: "My 4-year-old loves taking showers and now I do not have to worry about him slipping. Easy to put in tub and easy to keep clean!." —Jill

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in eight colors).

    23. A canvas growth chart so you can keep track of your munchkin's height (who is growing up waayyy too fast 😢) without marking up the walls. Reviewers love that it can be rolled up and stored away as a cute keepsake.,

    Promising review: "I have a very tall 4-year-old boy, who is growing up so fast. So investing in a a growth chart was a great add in his room makes it much more fun knowing his exact measurement in height plus it put a smile on every one face.." —brian martinezk

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    24. A pack of toilet seat covers to have on hand if it feels like an impossible-seeming task to keep your child's hands off those gross public restroom seats.

    Reviewer's photo showing the seat cover on a toilet

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough good things about this product. I brought them along on a recent trip to Greece. My 4-year-old needs to hold on to the seat when she goes, and these toilet seat covers are a godsend in public restrooms!!! They cover exactly enough of the seat where she can hold on and not touch anything gross! They stay dry while she is seated and stay stuck to the seat until you remove it. I even used them myself when necessary. I will purchase these again and again!!" —Irene

    Get a pack of 24 covers at Amazon for $9.49.

    25. A pair of kick mats so you can prevent your car seats from being wrecked by muddy shoe prints — thanks to your future Tae Kwon Do champs.

    A kid in a backseat of a car with their feet kicking the front seat but the cover is protecting the back of the car seat

    It fits most sedan, SUV, and minivan seats. They buckle on using two elastic straps.

    Promising review: "Definitely needed these! My son who just turned 4 is constantly kicking my seats and with a dirt driveway, mud is a huge issue. These were so easy to install and I don't even notice that they are there, but they definitely protect the seat from my little cowboy's boots. I love my boy to pieces and I definitely recommend these kick mats. Must have item." —Mary

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $17.79.

    26. A Melissa & Doug activity book with a pair of safe scissors to channel their endless (aka destructive) energy into a creative activity that'll put their fine motor skills to the test.


    Promising review: "Scissors skills are important both in and of themselves and because it strengthens the hand muscles to be used for learning to write. My 4-year-old LOVES this book. We received it this week and she has used it for a couple of hours each day. Many of the pages are cutting things out and putting them together (four-scoop ice cream cone, pizza with pepperonis, the components to build a house or a car, puzzles). We've used tape or glue to put the components together. This book is interesting enough to have caught the attention of my older children as well, although I make them let her do the cutting. :D Would make a great gift as it is so unique." —Mom of 7

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    27. A Learning Resources Create-a-Space Storage Center for coralling school or art supplies that are currently scattered all over the house. It's smartly designed with eight *removable containers* making it easy for the kiddos to take individual bins — and put them back when done.


    Promising review: "My 4-year-old twins and I LOVE this! They love being able to see all of their crayons/markers/ scissors, etc. I love that their coloring items are organized, look cute, and not all over our house. I was pleasantly surprised how much it holds; it fits all of our supplies perfectly. We keep ours on our Ikea shelf in the playroom, and everyone who comes over comments on now cool it is. I consider it a must-have item, and can't recommend it enough! Just buy it; you won't regret it!" —MElgin

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    28. A Whiskware pancake batter mixer with a BlenderBall wire whisk that'll let you whip up a batch of pancakes at lightning speed on hectic mornings — no separate mixing bowl, messy spoons, or batter-coated countertops. Simply add your ingredients, shake, and pour from the spout. Breakfast's ready 😋!


    Promising review: "This is the best breakfast invention after the waffle maker. LOVE IT! As someone who makes pancakes or waffles three to four times a week (my kids are pretty spoiled, but breakfast is key to getting through the first part of the school day), this is the easiest and fastest way to get that done. I just add everything to the bottle, shake, and pour into the waffle maker or griddle. When I am done, just add some water, shake again, empty, and then place everything in the dishwasher." —Amazon Customer

    Promising review: "A practical and hassle free product. I especially liked the fact that it was easy and safe to use with my 4-year-old granddaughter." —Virginia Asin

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    29. Glow-in-the-dark dinosaur decals to bring Jurassic Park to life on the walls and actually get kiddos excited to sleep in their *own* room.


    Reviewers say they not only glow beautifully in the dark, but are also vibrant during the day.

    Promising review: "My 4-year-old son is really into dinosaurs. We put these on the wall in his room together, while learning the name of each dinosaur. After that, he started to go to his own bed to sleep spontaneously. Huge progress! It seems like they make a very comfortable environment for him. Wonderful for my son and also really helpful for a single parent like me." —bklove

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    30. A white noise machine that'll drown out noises if you're watching Money Heist downstairs, enabling your 4-year-old to sleep soundly through all the ruckus.

    The white noise machine

    This classic noise machine doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the fancy-schmancy ones but that's exactly why thousands of reviewers swear by it:  It has an actual fan (no artificial sounds) inside to create the soothing ambient sounds of rushing air. 

    Promising review: "Our 4-year-old daughter was waking up at night yelling for mom and dad four to five nights a week, and my wife or I would end up having to crawl into bed with her in the middle of the night to get her back to sleep. I purchased the Dohm-DS because we were so afraid that our newborn's crying in the nursery next to her bedroom would make things worse that we were willing to try anything to prevent an extra nighttime episode. We have had the Dohm running in her room now for about two weeks, and she hasn't woken up once during the night since! And she falls asleep faster, too. The Dohm has given us our nights back, and we love it so much that we bought a second one for the nursery." —Unkie_D

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95.

    31. A bath toy organizer with 10,000 5-star reviews (!!!) that reviewers swear will actually stick to your wall, de-clutter 10021 toys from your bathtub, and keep everything dry and within arm's reach. What more could any parent ask for?

    The mesh organizer containing bath toys and stuck to the wall

    Promising review: "Love love love this! It’s the best thing I’ve could have gotten for my 4-year-old daughters bath toys , shampoos, conditioners and there is extra space for my things also since I got the jumbo sized one. Took four mins to put up and organize everything! Now my bathroom looks clean and organized!"—Crystal

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in two sizes and prestocked with toys or by itself).

    32. A box of wart-removing pads to help get rid of pesky, painful growths. Stick it on just like a bandage (meaning there's a high likelihood these will actually stay put on active kids) BAM — warts gone! 

    Promising review: "These work great! My 4-year-old had a wart above her heel, and after about five days of wearing these it is pretty much gone. It’s so so easy to use. We just put one on and forget about it. We take it off for bath time and put a new one on when she’s dried off. I have no doubt that they would stay on throughout the bath, but she insists on taking it off so fine. It stays on very well and the medication really works. Glad we didn’t have to use a freeze off type medication." —Deidre Darold-Wilson

    Get 14 pads from Amazon for $6.96.

    33. Sturdy and stretchy toy hammocks that'll store their ever-growing collection of Squishmallows — while adding a dose of cuteness to a corner wall. No more stepping over a sea of stuffies on the floor.

    Reviewer's photo showing a pair of white hammocks holding stuffed animals

    Promising review: "My 4-year-old has a zoo of stuffed animals. I needed an easy way to store them in her small room. This worked great. I hung it by myself with no problems at all. Came with two nets, one held a BUNCH of her stuffed animals. I couldn’t be happier." —Belinda

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.97+ (available in three colors).

    34. And a macrame hair accessory holder if your child owns more bows than JoJo Siwa. This will show off their collection while looking overwhelmingly adorable on a wall.,,

    Promising review: "As a mom of twin girls...I find there's a lot of bows in this house. One of the twins in particular has become a fan of the big bows lately and they just take over. So, I bought this. We hang it inside their closet using a Command Hook and it's perfect! They can pick out a bow to go with their outfit every day and they're able to put their bows away all by themselves too (they're 4). I'm happy with the look, quality, and functionality." —megs

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    35. An LCD writing tablet that'll get little Einsteins excited to practice their numbers and letters. *Fingers crossed* they might even consider trading their iPad for this cool gadget.


    Promising review: "This tablet has entertained my 4-year-old grandson, for hours at a time. He loves that he can erase at will, and that the drawings are multi-colored. I highly recommend this item for 18 months old and up. I bought a pink one for our 18-month-old granddaughter, and she too is just enthralled with it, and the 'power' she has to erase, create, erase, create! They loved them so much, that we bought another set of two different colors, so that they would have them at home as well as at 'Grammy's.'" —Kindle Customer Red Heart

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    36. And a sock and underwear organizer so you can Marie Kondo the heck out of the overwhelming pile of socks, underwear and PJs your child owns to prevent those mad scrambles in the morning to find a sock's missing buddy.

    Reviewer's photo showing their child's underwear and pajamas neatly organized in the drawer

    Promising review: "I got these. They are excellent. Lightweight so easy to stack in Kallax drawers and take out to get to the lower layers as needed. I use for underwear, tights, socks for both me and the kids. My 4-year-old loves organizing her things in these, and I have her put her socks and underwear away in them in her drawers. Highly recommend. I've tried sock loops and plastic containers and like these the best. I use these both in dresser drawers and in Ikea Kallax drawers (stack three high in these drawers)." —Deb M

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $14.97 (available in seven colors).

    37. A rainbow-colored saucer swing that can be hung *indoors or outdoors* guaranteed to get all their energy out and become the kiddo's fave ~hangout~ spot in the playroom or yard.,

    Promising review: "A great investment to your backyard. My 6-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son use it everyday, they love it. Its great for quarantine since the parks are closed. I have used for over a month no issues. Also it is good for two kids so they can ride together and not fight over whose turn is next :)" —J Arroyo

    Get it from Amazon for $52.99.

    38. An OmieBox aka a bento box with a thermos insert that'll finally put an end to complaints about cold lunches. Now you can pack soup, sides, and a treat — all in one cleverly designed container., Amazon

    Promising review: "MUST HAVE for busy mom packing lunches. I bought a box for both of my kids and I absolutely LOVE them. It has made packing healthy lunches and breakfasts a breeze! There are no longer a million containers and lids to keep track of, wash, or lose. It is great with hot and cold items and the versatile thermos is so handy. The quality and use these get are well worth the money!!! I highly recommend this product!!!!" —Elisha Grossenbacher

    Promising review: "Food allergy must have!!! Our son has many food allergies and is not able to eat hot lunch at school. This is a great option for us to be able to provide him with a good nutritious lunch. We love the fact that we can keep hot food and cold food together. Making our lunch time dreams come true!" —Nate A

    Get it from Amazon for $42.50.

    39. A kids travel table to prevent nonstop cries of "are we there yet?" on road trips. It comes with a tablet viewing stand, a cup holder, a dry-erase board that doubles as an eating tray, and storage pockets for pens and toys.

    A model watching the tablet and coloring on the table in a car

    Promising review: "Used this for a road trip with our 4-year-old. We didn’t use the iPad holder, as we have a portable DVD player. But as a snack/coloring/playing tray it worked out perfectly. I rarely had to reach back to help her out, and all those activities helped her to stay occupied for longer in the car. Road trip lifesaver." —Jillian

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    40. And a Montessori busy board to provide an alternative to screen time on car rides and to keep ~busy little bees~ occupied figuring out the mechanics of zippers, buttons, laces and buckles. It also folds up conveniently with handles, making it easy to tote around.,

    Promising review: "My son loves it. He is 4-years-old and when he is using it he says it’s his school bag. He loves putting the alphabet together. I love it because he learns while he plays. It keeps him entertained for a long time. I practice the alphabet, shapes and numbers with him." —Mickey

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    41. A Poo-Pourri toilet spray if — despite your best efforts — you can't get rid of that funky smell that ALWAYS emanates from your kiddo's bathroom. This will help neutralize the situation in the most aromatic way possible, tbh.

    a hand holding the Poo-Pourri toilet spray

    Promising review: "So let me begin by saying my 4-year-old can take a dump that will bring tears to your eyes. Like I have smelled pig farms that smell fresher than my house when this inhuman movement occurs. I would not say it removes the smell completely but it makes the air smell like a spicy dump instead of straight up decay and brimstone. For certain if you take a poop that smells like I feel, dead inside, then this is the product for you but opt for the super strength." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in six scents).

    42. Ingenious Vaseline moisturizer spray that'll help you do the *bare minimum* to ensure your kiddo's legs receive a burst of moisture ASAP after every shower to prevent alligator skin during the fall and winter.

    A yellow spray bottle

    Promising review: "Why didn't they think of this years ago! Moisturizing my son after his bath or before bed was always a chore. He has dry skin, but he hated putting on lotion, and I hated applying it as much as he did. Then, we found the Vaseline Spray and Go Moisturizer. No more sloppy thick lotion to apply. I love this concept. So does my 4-year-old son. He loves spritzing himself and a quick wipe and he is done! It has become a fun activity thanks to this product. It's easy for him to use, he has fun doing it, it takes the chore out of applying lotion, and the impact on his skin is great. The lotion applies evenly, provides good moisture, and really works well. I am glad they make this, and we will continue to use it." —Syed

    Get it from Amazon for $13.65.

    43. And, finally if cooking is a *struggle*, Yumble, which can deliver weekly ready-to-eat kids' meals made with regionally-sourced fruits and veggies ~directly to your door.~

    Yumble / Via, Yumble / Via

    Yumble offers dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, gluten-free and vegetarian meal options as well.

    Promising review: "My picky 4-year-old's exact words tonight at dinner 'these people make really good food!'"—Samantha Henson

    Get six meals per week from Yumble starting at $47.94 or get a pack of eight meals from Amazon for $49.95.

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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