toddler favorites: 2.5 years old.

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Sharing our favorites at this crazy age of two-and-a-half! Most of the things I shared in our favorites last December are still the same. A handful of repeats here, but there isn’t much he doesn’t like. Let me know what you are loving down below!

 

Clothing & Shoes

One of the biggest questions I get asked is where I get Max’s clothes! These are a few of our favorites.

Native Miller Shoes. I know that Native’s are really just another version of Crocs, but oh my gosh, do we LOVE them. They fit Max’s foot perfectly, are super cute, can easily get wet and don’t smell ever. They are his favorites. The only time I don’t like these is when he is really running a LOT.

MY OTHER RECIPES

Keen Seacamp II Shoe. These are a favorite for another year in a row. They still end up smelling awful but they are so versatile, keep his toes protected and can get wet. I actually bought two pairs this summer since he really wears through shoes.

Babiators. Max LOVES his sunglasses this year! He was fine with them as an infant, but last year wouldn’t put them on his face much. This year, he asks for them daily if we are outside. The quality of Babiators is amazing and they can bend without breaking.

Hudson skinny jeans from Nordstrom Rack. Max is sooo skinny and teeny, it is almost impossible to find him jeans that don’t pull right off. He wore through an entire pair of these and we are on our second pair.

Zara: for their leggings, shorts, jeans and most fall/winter clothes.

Hanna Andersson: the only PJs we buy! They are AMAZING quality and last forever. They also sort of “grow” with them. Really love their shorts and tees too. And tons of fall/winter clothing.

H&M: for random pieces. Love their slim fit jeans too.

Cat & Jack from Target: for everything! That line is so adorable. It’s always on sale so never pay full price. I also love Target for all swimsuits.

Old Navy: for baseball tees, zip-up hoodies, tanks.

Gap: runs super big for us, so Max still wears a lot of 12-24 months. Love their jean shorts, button downs and cute one pieces that he can still fit into.

 

Toys & Outdoor

If you follow me on instagram, then you know that Max is obsessed with anything Cars and Lightening McQueen related. These are a few things that aren’t that. AND YES I still owe you a post on his favorite books. He adores books, so I’ll be sure to get it up!

Puddle Jumper Life Jacket. Since Max is such a peanut, the puddle jumper still barely fits him but thankfully he loves to wear it. We just have to have it on the tightest setting and continue to push it up his arms. This has been a lifesaver and I think it’s so much better than the water wings I wore as a kid.

Step 2 Step Water Table. Now that it’s hot outside, Max loves playing in this for hours. We use ours for all water (no sand) and he has a blast.

Bubble Mower. Over a year later, this is still one of his favorite toys that he plays with daily!

Chalk! Of course, he loves chalk. We adore the big crayola boxes. They are super nice and last forever.

Radio Flyer 4 in 1 Trike. Max loves riding in this but also loves pushing his cars/animals/toys in it for a walk. Cutest ever.

Melissa & Doug Train Table & Set. This is still a HUGE favorite in our house. Plays with it every single day.

Bath Crayons. Max loves regular crayons too, but these bath crayons have been a huge hit lately! Now I just have to make sure he doesn’t color on the regular walls with regular crayons. Eeep.

Uppababy G Luxe Umbrella Stroller. On a day to day basis and quick trips, Max isn’t in a stroller much but if we’re going to the mall, the zoo, obviously anywhere he might want to ride, this is still our #1 choice for this age. It’s SO light. And the bottom compartment is pretty big. I’m currently researching double strollers for the Fall, so if you have a favorite, please let me know!

 

Foods & Utensils

Not many things to mention here since Max eats mostly regular food, but there are a few stand outs! And yessss I will attempt to do a toddler meals post in the future.

Thermos Funtainer Canteen Cups. Still a HUGE favorite!! These are the best drink containers – they keep everything cold and don’t leak at all. This is what we take whenever we are on the go! I actually buy mine at Target.

Stoneyfield Whole Milk Yogurt Pouches. Max STILL loves these. He likes eating yogurt out of containers too, but these are just so easy to have on hand for quick snacks or breakfast. He adores them. And whole milk yogurt options for kids are so lacking at my grocery store. This is the perfect size.

Lightening McQueen Plate. We have a few versions of these and Max loves eating off of them. Obviously. We have utensils and cups too!

Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars. These are one of the portable snacks that I always have on hand when we’re on the go. He loves these so much.

Crayola Light Timer Toothbrush. Not exactly food, but Max loves brushing his teeth and this toothbrush has a light timer that tells you how long to brush!

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