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    31 Things From Target That You’ll Find Incredibly Useful If You’re A Parent

    Take it from an experienced parent of two wildlings – these gadgets and gizmos will help make your life much easier.

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

    1. A baby nasal aspirator that saves parents sleep when baby is sick and filled with snot! Don't worry, the simple design and instructions make it easy to use and clean.


    Promising review: "I thought this product was a little weird at first, but once my son got his first cold and I used this I’m so glad I purchased it! I got so much out of his nose and he was able to breathe better immediately! Definitely recommend!" —taylor g

    Price: $15.99

    2. A baby Yoda electric toothbrush to help get your Star Wars-loving child excited about oral hygiene. Also, what good would this list be without one baby Yoda item?

    A Star Wars Mandalorian electric toothbrush with baby Yoda on it

    Promising review: "My 8-year-old likes this toothbrush. We have had several others where water was getting trapped in the brush and we couldn’t get it out, causing a gross buildup, but not this brand. Battery isn’t too hard to replace to extend the life of it. I would recommend this brush to others." –SW

    Price: $5.99

    3. And a "silly strawberry" anti-cavity toothpaste that is all-natural and delicious. This toothpaste will taste great on your kid's new baby Yoda electric toothbrush!

    White toothpaste tube with smiling strawberries on it

    Promising review: "My 5-year-old will only use this toothpaste. He does not like the minty toothpaste. This is perfect for him and the strawberry taste is not too strong." —Tara00

    Price: $4.99

    4. A color-changing oil diffuser that will bring calming vibes to your kid's bedtime routine. Plus, its sleek design makes it an easy pick to add to your stylish home decor.

    Multi-color oil diffuser with gold base.

    Promising review: "Love the quality of this so much! A nice mist comes out and there’s an option for the mist to be either continuous or intermittent. And the color options are all beautiful! Honestly, I was hesitant on getting this, but I am so happy I did! And this would be a fantastic gift idea for someone who loves essential oils!" –Bk94

    Price: $28.00

    5. A pastel four-tier bookshelf to help encourage little readers. This toddler-sized bookshelf displays the books, offering kids the opportunity to see the covers and choose their bedtime story!

    the white and pastel children's bookshelf displaying several books

    Promising review: "Assembly took five minutes, even for a very pregnant woman. Still very sturdy and solid! Just as cute as the pictures." –Target reviewer

    Price: $34.99

    6. A jungle print storage bench that will appeal to your little animal-lover and help keep the clutter to a minimum. It's the very definition of form meets function!


    Promising review: "Absolutely beautiful! We have this in our living room. I love how it's animal printed, which is perfect for our son, but it’s black, white and cream so it still looks classy and goes with our decor." –Target reviewer

    Price: $139.99

    7. An adorable bear alarm clock to help kids learn when to go to bed and when to wake up. Teach your little ones how to get up on their own, and who knows — maybe they will start to make their own breakfast?! (One can dream!)


    Promising review: "Works like a charm! I needed to train my daughter to stay in her room all night and with the green light feature she knows exactly when she can leave her room!" –Katie

    Price: $20.00

    8. An awesome magnetic daily calendar that will help parents instill independence through learning and fun. Plus it comes with different magnets to track the weather, special holidays, and feelings.

    a child using the magnetic daily calendar

    Promising review: "Love this chart! It really has helped my six-year-old be more responsible and independent. I also see such a difference in her behavior. Get this!" –Tina

    Price: $13.99

    9. A wet and wild light show sprinkler that connects to most hoses. This is great for those hot days when you don't feel like heading to the beach and want some fun in the sun from the comfort of your own home!


    Promising review: "This is the best sprinkler we’ve ever had. Kids love it and it waters the whole yard. We bought a second one for grandma’s house." —Target addiction

    Price: $15.00

    10. And a magnetic cork and dry erase calendar to help keep track of all those playdates and extracurricular activities. No more forgetting Tommy at soccer practice!

    Whiteboard and cork in a black frame hung above a desk with lamp and boxes

    Promising review: "Perfect size for my office! I didn't want to put extra holes in my wall so I hung it from a shelf on my wall using the hardware provided. I love it!" –buttons

    Price: $29.30

    11. A heavy-duty all-terrain wagon that will level up your beach game. This foldable wagon has the capacity to tow 150 pounds! Gone are the days of you making four trips to the car to lug all the beach gear to your spot.


    Promising review: "This wagon was able to hold our beach gear (and our kid!) and made the trek from the car much more bearable—on sidewalks AND on sand. The big wheels moved well through the sand, way better than the small wheels of other carts. Highly recommend." –Target reviewer

    Price: $189.99 (originally $247.49)

    12. And an 8-quart cooler bag to keep all those juice boxes and snacks at an enjoyable temperature. Because who likes warm fruit and juice at the beach? (No one.)


    Promising review: "This cooler is great. It is so much easier to get into the cooler with the latch instead of a zipper. It keeps things cool. We had a smaller version of this and decided to add a bigger one. The white color keeps it cooler too. The pockets on the outside are good to put napkins, silverware, granola bars, etc." –Kathy

    Price: $29.99 (available in three sizes)

    13. A 12-ounce stainless-steel spill-proof tumbler that's every parent's dream when transitioning the kiddos from bottle to cup. My kid constantly throws it around the house and nothing leaks out! Plus, the double-walled vacuum insulation keeps liquids cool for 10 hours.

    A stainless steal kids cup with green and blue space images

    Promising Review: "Love that everything stays cold, it doesn’t leak! And super easy to use. I’ve gotten every cup out there and usually anything like this with a straw leaks but not this one! We took it on the boat yesterday and it was amazing! Stayed cold and leak proof. Easily my son's and my new favorite cup!"  –HappyMom

    Price: $14.99 (available in five colors)

    14. A large insulated water bottle to keep the family hydrated. Sometimes it's hard to drag four or five water bottles along just to go to the park. This 64-ounce flask keeps liquids cold for up to 24 hours and it comes in three fashionable colors, too.


    Promising review: "I have so many Takeya water bottles and I’ve been wanting this size too! A lot better than YETI and Hydro Flask and a lot more affordable too" –jv

    Price: $52.99

    15. A four-pack of clear plastic storage bins because when you are in a rush and have to grab snacks for multiple kids you want them to be organized!

    Four clear plastic storage bins with snacks organized inside

    Promising review: "Really like them for organizing my pantry snacks for kids. They are a little smaller than I expected, but the dimensions were listed." –KCazz

    Price: $29.99

    16. A leakproof bento box sure to get your little ones excited about eating lunch. I even try to sneak in some healthy snacks and it (almost) always comes back empty!

    A blue bento box filled with snacks

    Promising review: "I love this for my toddler. All the different compartments helps me get creative with wanting to add different snacks, fruits, veggies, etc. My son also loves it! It’s VERY sturdy and made with great quality, definitely worth the price. It’s easy to clean and store. I haven’t had to use the inner tray to warm food up yet so not sure how that will be but I have refrigerated it and the food stayed nice and cold." –Lilsalcido

    Price: $24.99 (available in two colors)

    17. A pack of Stasher reusable bags because let's face it, we could all cut back on single-use products. These bags are easy to wash and make me feel like I am doing something positive for the environment!

    Clear Stasher bag with pineapples in it.

    And these bags are *dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe*

    Promising review: "I am so happy these are conveniently sold at Target. They're perfect for so many things, especially food/snacks. They are a little tricky for little hands, but my nine-year-old loves using them for school lunches and snacks." –Kelly

    Price: $16.39

    18. And a simple manual label maker to help organize the snacks and other household items! Slap a label on your kid's water bottle or lunch box for peace of mind when you send them off to school or daycare. No more fishing through lost and found bins, wondering if that same Elsa water bottle belongs to your kid.


    Promising review: "Super simple to use and it’ll make you want to walk around labeling things you didn’t even know needed a label!" –PaigeT

    Price: $9.99

    19. An 8-quart Instant Pot that's sure to get everyone in the family jazzed about dinner! This 11-in-1 gadget is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté pan, food warmer, sous vide, air fryer, roaster, mini-oven, broiler, *and* dehydrator!


    Promising review: "This is the best addition to my kitchen. Definitely worth the price. I'm working all day every day and sometimes I don't want to stand up over the stove for a long time to cook. With this, it shortens the time it takes to cook things and saves you the hassle of a million dishes. And even my partner has starting cooking which helps me tremendously!" –JR

    Price: $149.99 (originally $199.99)

    20. A Ring wireless doorbell because when you are changing diapers, making snacks, or trying to be the referee, who has the time to get to the door? This awesome new technology allows you to see who is at the door from your phone.


    Promising review: "This device is so easy to set up and I love the ease of the app. The camera quality is great as well! I also love that my Amazon Echo is linked to this product as well." –Ngina

    Price: $99.99

    21. And a copy of "The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook" that's chock-full of delicious recipes which are sure to impress the kiddos. With over 200 recipes, at least one will join the weekly rotation (even that dish on the cover looks bomb!).

    The Ultimate Instat Pot cookbook with a pasta dish on the cover

    Promising review: "Our first cookbook purchase after finally getting an Instant Pot! Great recipes — easy and full of flavor. My partner made the carnitas and potato and corn soup. Both were excellent!" –Kleine Katze

    Price: $14.50

    22. A bubble machine to end all bubble machines! This portable bubble maker changes colors and blows bubbles for days, so say goodbye to those old bubble wands and step up your bubble-blowing game.


    Promising review: "Easy to use, great for parties or just to entertain young kids outside!" –Dcw

    Price: $49.99 (originally $66.99)

    23. A super cool star and galaxy projector that is sure to impress your kid's friends at their next slumber party. This LED laser projector will change the ambience of any room. Ditch the TV and spend a night under the stars, this machine will surely transport you to another galaxy!


    Promising review: "Bought this for my son for his birthday. It is super cool and magical. So relaxing. We love it! My mom bought one for my other son for his upcoming birthday because he loved it so much." –Oliveeyedgirl

    Price: $49.99

    24. A digital camera for kids – it's easy to use *and* affordable! This cute camera will help your budding photographers master their skills and maybe they will stop asking to use your phone all the time!

    Mint green digital camera

    Promising review: "If your kid loves playing with your phone and taking pics of themselves and their surroundings, I definitely recommend this camera! Also think I’ll be purchasing another one as a gift soon." –BettyLewis

    Price: $32.99 (originally $49.99; available in three colors)

    25. An Uno Attack Card Game that is sure to be a hit on family game night. This hilariously fun take on Uno will definitely score some points with the kids!


    Promising review: "Really fun addition to the Uno family! As a parent, I was worried about the mess from the cards shooting out, but the cards only go a short distance and very rarely ever fall to the floor. The entire table laughs with delight when cards spit out. The Discard All card speeds up the game, too. I got this as a gift and have already purchased one for my sister’s family, too! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!" –Traveltex12

    Price: $23.99

    26. A bubble Pop It! sensory toy to will keep your squirrelly kids occupied. Move over fidget spinners, all the kids on the block now use this toy to help keep their little fingers busy and minds at ease.


    Promising review: "OMG! This is the BEST Pop It! I have ever had! The pops are great on both sides! Buy it now!" –SomeFidgetLover

    Price: $7.99

    27. A color-changing slime kit that is totally a good idea—especially for those rainy days. This activity is sure to bring your kiddos hours of fun, plus it changes color when exposed to UV light (which is included)!


    Promising review: "Great product! Had fun making slime with my granddaughter. This kit is so easy and not messy." –DEDEE

    Price: $12.99

    28. A handheld wet/dry vac to change your life at a price that won't break the bank. This little Dirt Devil will help channel your inner Monica Geller and make sure all messes are cleaned up in a jiffy!

    Blue and silver wet-dry vac cleaning up spilled coffee on the counter

    Promising Review: "I have a toddler and four cats so a dust-buster is a must. This is the third one I’ve purchased and the only one I’m thrilled with so far. The design is lightweight and practical, and the only design flaw I’ve noticed is that the crevice tool is a little bit flimsy and might break easily. This product charges well and quickly and clearly indicates when it’s ready to be used. It’s a little loud, but my toddler still tried it out! He had fun with his new cleaning tool." –Erin

    Price: $54.99

    29. A lavender laundry detergent that is gentle for those sensitive-skin babies. This scent will make you feel like you are in a field of lavender! Plus, it's an eco-friendly product.

    A large white detergent bottle with lavendar flowers

    Product review: "We’ve used Seventh Generation laundry detergent for years. Seems to clean just fine and keeps clothes looking good and upholds the integrity of the fabric. Great scent too!" –Adh

    Price: $17.99

    30. A pair of noise-canceling headphones because every parent deserves the luxury of turning up the music and rocking out during their five-minute break! They are also wireless allowing you to hide in your linen closet. "Feel the power of Sony's EXTRA BASS!"

    Black wireless headphones

    Promising review: "These sound great. I have no issue with these headphones. They are comfy and the battery lasts quite a while. I usually fall asleep before I could wear the battery out. They connect to my iPhone with no problem and have a nice distance wirelessly. The bass is great, no too dull. And the highs are on point, not too pitchy." –Batman1979

    Price: $249.99

    31. And! A bottle of soothing Epsom salt foaming bubble bath because all parents need to relax at the end of the day to get ready for the next. If you can find time away from the kiddos to take a bath, you'll definitely want this in your bathroom!

    Dr. Teal's foaming bath bottle

    Promising review: "Smells great and leaves my skin feeling soft after. I had a blister on my foot and decided to just soak with this. The next morning, the blister was basically gone!" –Coffee Bagel 

    Price: $4.89

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