Every parent has his or her favorite things to manage the kidfolk in their house. Here’s our list of can’t live without kid items.
1. Eye protecting Shampoo visor. THE best. Literally. If you have a shampoo-phobic child like I did, this hat will save you thousands of tears – from both mom and kid. They run around $10-$15 (depending on where you purchase it), and are well worth every penny.
2. Kid Safety Knife. If you have a kid who loves to help in the kitchen, GET one of these! They can be found at most any kitchen gadget store, and are generally $10 or less. I got mine through Tupperware and it lasted through both of my kids. It’s fantastic.
3. Car Organizer. I don’t have one of these currently, but it is on my list before vacation this summer. I did have one of these for each child at one point in time and they are fabulous. A place for everything… even drinks. Our car is always messy with the kids junk, and there are never enough cup holders. These are a great space to keep all those little pesky things kids NEEEEEEEEED in the car. Price varies, but these can be found at any car supply store, Wal-Mart, or Target.
1. Foam Letters. These suckers are great!! Every time I give my daughter a bath, we throw these in with her. It’s a bright and fun way for her to play in the bath AND learn her letters too! 🙂 I’ve found them online for $7 or so.
2. Projection Night Light. I don’t know if your kids are afraid of the dark, but mine are. They’re not tremble-with-fear afraid, but they like a little light. So I went in search of a night light for them and found these cool little disney ones at Wal-mart. They just light up and project an image onto the ceiling. It’s a nice, safe feeling for your child to see their favorite movie character or at least a character they recognize lighting up their room when they’re scared at night. Expect to pay $10 to $15 for one AND for your child to hug you even :).
Okay, we love blankets. We don’t love blankets like Aleah loves blankets, but it’s close. Anyway, I think I have like 9 of the Disney-themed soft, plushy blankets. You know them; the ones that just fit the entire length of your middle child, make your littlest disappear completely, and cover your oldest’s legs perfectly. My kids love them. I can’t remember a sick day or snow day, or even just a Sunday, where one of the girls didn’t have one draped on them. My middle daughter is a reader and she is always holed up somewhere with a book and blanket. You can get a wide range of choices for these, and usually they stay pretty constant at $10, unless there’s a deal or rollback for them.
We hope you liked reading about some of our favorites :). -Moe & Aleah