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    23 Toddler Products From Target That May Be Cheap, But Parents Think Are Essential

    Items that will help make life with your (very precious) toddler a little easier.

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    1. A Disney stroller cargo net perfect for...Yup, you guessed it— your family's next trip to the Mouse's House! This awesome stroller accessory clips onto most strollers and offers more storage so you can find your toddler essentials quickly. Gone are the days of rifling through the bottom of your stroller looking for baby wipes.

    Disney cargo net

    2. And a Disney stroller organizer to pair nicely with the above stroller cargo net. Not all strollers come with an organizer, so this nifty product is a game changer. It offers you a place to store your phone, water bottle, and any other knickknacks your kiddo might need.

    Disney stroller organizer

    3. A folding travel potty seat because it is always a great idea to be prepared for bathroom pit stops. This nifty item folds up nicely so you can easily take it with you on outings and trips. It makes it easy (and safe) for your little one to sit on almost any toilet!

    travel potty

    4. A Baby Yoda water bottle that my toddler takes everywhere! We love this 12-oz Thermos for long trips because it keeps liquids cold. The push button top also makes it easy for little hands to open it all on their own, instilling a sense of independence.

    The baby yoda water bottle

    5. A Munchkin bento box because as parents we are always looking to efficiently pack snacks and lunches when we are out and about. Why spend money at the theme parks or gas stations when you can bring your own healthy snacks? This handy bento box comes with utensils and in two fun colors!

    6. A dinosaur lunch tote that'll hold the above bento box. It has a zipper front pouch, a mesh water bottle holder, and a handy clip strap so you can hang it from your stroller or backpack. It's *dinomite!*

    7. A floating Papasan, our family just took on a camping trip to the lake. My 3-year-old had a blast floating around on this inflatable floaty, and spent hours playing in the water. It also deflates easily and folds up nicely so you don't have to lug another large item around when you go out.

    kid in papasan

    8. A Melissa & Doug lobster toy to bring even more excitement to your next fun-filled pool day. Or you can use it as an incentive to get in the bath because we all know toddlers are notorious for not wanting to bathe. This sturdy lobster toy is easy for small hands to use and great for developing fine motor skills.

    lobster toy

    9. A classic beach ball because toddlers love anything they can easily hit and throw, or at least mine does. For less than $2 this beach ball is a major score and will provide hours of entertainment this summer, while helping build gross motor skills!

    Beach ball

    10. An adorable shark chair perfect for your next beach day or camping trip. My son is in love with this miniature chair, and is so stoked that he has one just like ours. Plus it comes with two cup holders so he can store his water bottle and toys in a safe and easily accessible place.

    kids shark chair

    11. A pack of Bravery Badges so you can be ready for any surprise accidents or injuries. This kit includes 48 flex fabric bandages that will protect all kinds of cuts and scrapes from dirt and germs. They also come in a convenient tin to keep you organized while out on the trails.

    band aids

    12. A sticker activity book because what toddler doesn't love stickers? This book was a huge success during our last trip. My son made adorable cards and letters for his friends back home. It is such a fun activity to give mom and dad a break. Trust me your kid will be *stuck* on this activity for hours!

    Sticker book

    13. A pack of no-mess coloring books that are a lifesaver for long car rides. All you have to do is fill the pen with water and your kids can color the pictures in with the *invisible ink!* This three-pack comes with 24 pages of fun pictures of fairies, princesses, and sea life.

    14. A pack of beginner pattern blocks to help early learners engage in math concepts like shapes and patterns. Or your kiddo can create their own designs — the possibilities are endless with these amazing geometric shapes!

    Kid using pattern blocks

    15. A pack of two magnetic puzzles that'll have your toddler jumping for joy. I am not sure what attracts toddlers to picking up items with a magnet, but they will be all about it. This set comes with one fishing puzzle and another bug catching puzzle — it is simply the *catch of the day!*

    16. A Match and Roll Shape Sorter to keep their little hands busy throughout the day and build dexterity. We use this toy to instill problem-solving skills in our household. Your toddler will learn new shapes such as parallelograms, quatrefoils, squares, rhombus, diamonds, ovals, ellipses, and pentagons.

    child playing with shape sorter

    17. A Dot Markers Art kit that we used to help develop our son's speech skills. It creates less of a mess than paint, and encourage hand-eye coordination, all while developing reading and spelling skills.

    kid using dot art markers

    18. A travel Magnetic Dot Art Designer to nurture independence, self-expression, and creative problem-solving skills. This set includes 50 activities on 25 double-sided cards to create endless possibilities for imagination and art creations.

    19. An LeapFrog On-The-Go Story Pal for encouraging listening and reading. With over 70 stories, poems, songs, and lullabies, this item is ideal for parents who just need a quick break. Plus you can even use it to wind down your kiddo before nap or bedtime.

    Kids with story pall

    20. A set of magnetic numbers and letters so you can build your child's vocabulary while cooking! We place our son in front of the fridge and practice our ABCs and 123s all while preparing his dinner!

    kid using magnet letters and numbers

    21. 123 of Thankfulness by Patricia Hegarty is a lovely way to teach your toddler about being thankful as well as how to count! This book has the most adorable illustrations by Summer Macon and also makes a great birthday gift.

    123 of Thankfulness

    22. A Retro Magna Doodle because every toddler needs one of these gadgets. This is a major throwback for some parents out there and is also a very fun travel activity. Get doodling with your Magna Doodle!

    Kid with Magna Doodle

    23. And Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker because this is my toddler's favorite bedtime story! We read this book almost every night and he is always finding new things to talk about it. If your kiddo is obsessed with construction vehicles and struggles to fall asleep, this is the book for you!

    Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site book

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