March is right around the corner, and we’re betting you’ve got spring on the brain. Who doesn’t? Sunshine and blooms are always the best reward for making it through January and February. And if you’re parenting a toddler, you’re probably looking forward to spending some time outside and enjoying everything this season has to offer! We don’t blame you—there are so many fun activities for toddlers once the weather turns (we’re thinking park and playground). Plus, after weeks spent trapped indoors (and the impact it has on toddler behavior) you’re probably more than ready to get out there. That being said, it’s important to have the right gear for the season. Here are six toddler essentials you need to invest in this spring.
Spring temperatures can go from cool to warm in just a few hours—chilly mornings often lead to glorious afternoons. Look for a lightweight denim jacket or fleece to keep your toddler cozy when it’s cool. Pair it with a hoodie and t-shirt—you can remove layers as the temperatures rise!
They say April showers bring May flowers! And, depending where you live, you may already be experiencing some wet weather. Make sure you’re little one’s all set to splish splash in those rainy day puddles with the right type of gear. A sweet little rain jacket and some adorable boots are all you need to take a day from gloomy to fun!
It may not feel like summer, but it’s important to protect your toddler’s skin throughout the spring. As the weather gets better you’ll be spending more time outside—and in the sunshine. Invest in a great hat and keep those warm rays at bay! Big bonus if it ties under the chin—you know your little one will be on the move and something secure is key!
You may not love mud, but we promise your toddler does! Look for a shovel that’s perfect for little hands and you’ll be in for hours of fun. We found one we love here—it’s perfect for even the tiniest gardeners! Pair it with a bucket and your little one will be in mud-pie heaven.
The best part about Spring is getting outside to finally enjoy those sweet rays of sunshine! A portable playard is the best way to contain your little one and have a little fun in the yard or at the park! Most styles fold up for easy storage—so it’s a great investment even if you’re short on space. We found a few great ones here.
You may not be using your Covered Goods as a nursing cover or stretchy car seat cover anymore, but the under three set isn’t always ready to give up a ride in the stroller. Little legs get tired, after all! Your Covered Goods® nursing cover is the perfect extra layer—and can be used as a lightweight blanket in a pinch! Throw it in your stroller for those unexpected times when the temperature drops. Even better—use your cover as a pretty infinity scarf. Our fun patterns and colors are the perfect way to accessorize your own outfit this spring. And if you’re still breastfeeding, our nursing cover works SO well for squirmy toddlers. With 360 degree coverage and super stretchy washable fabrics there’s no chance you and your little one will be exposed. We say Covered Goods® is the original multi use nursing cover for a reason—it’s so much more than just a breastfeeding cover!
What essentials will you be investing in for spring? Let us know in the comments and spread the love!