Dr. Cathryn's Top Picks
Products For Your Toddler
Hatch Sound Machine
With time for bed and time to rise programmable options. If you have an early riser, the programmable time to rise option can let them know when they are okay to come out of their room each morning & when they need to stay in their room and rest/play quietly. Helps with building a routine!
Slumberkins Snuggler & Board Book
Promotes Routines, Relaxation & Coping Skills | Social Emotional Learning Tools for Ages 0+ (Sloth)
Toddler Sleep Bags
Great for mobile toddlers, but still provide the warmth and option to pull their feet in and stay cozy while sleeping, without getting tangled in blankets/having blankets come off at night.
Yoga sleep portable sound machine
USB charger for travel/charging in the car, comes with clip so you can attach it to stroller, toddler carrier, outside of the slumberpod for sleeping etc.
Slumberpod (with fan)
Slumberpod can be a great option when blacking out the entire room for sleep isn’t possible. Utilizing the fan and unzipping the vents is great for added airflow. Has a clear monitor pocket on the top so you can use your monitor and see your toddler all night! *Once your toddler is out of a pack n play/travel crib, the slumber pod fits a full sized crib mattress.
Bathroom/ Potty Training Products
Products- for the bathroom
On the go
Non slip mat for bathtub
Bathtubs can be slippery (while standing or sitting!)- help prevent falls by adding a non-slip mat to your toddler’s bathtub.
Skip Hop Bath Faucet Cover
Help prevent scrapes and bumps as your toddler is moving around the bathtub.
Skip hop Moby bath sets
Make bath time more comfortable for mom and dad with cushioned knee pad and edge of tub pad.
Guidecraft Kitchen Helper
Your toddler LOVES to help! Make it safe for them to help in the kitchen with this kitchen helper stool. Has removable mesh backing so you can secure it once your toddler has climbed in & help prevent falls.
Faucet extender that makes it possible for your toddler to wash their hands more independently.
Step Stool for Sink
Makes it safe for your toddler to get up and down for washing their hands/ helping at the sink. This stool has handles/arm rails for improved safety!
Home Safety / Toddler Proofing Products
Door Latch Locks
(for doors without a knob)
Keep your toddler from opening doors to patios, outdoors, or pantry doors that they shouldn’t be.
Meal Time Essentials
WeeSprout Suction Plates
We all know toddlers love to throw food- help prevent some of the mess by keeping plates and bowls on the table.
WeeSprout Toddler Utensils
Wide silicone handles on utensils help make it easy for toddlers to grip and use independently.
Elk & Friends Stainless Steel Cups with Straws
(Great for smoothies and drinks on the go) while minimizing mess.
Dining Out/ While Traveling
Baby Jogger Summit x3 Jogging Stroller
Go anywhere with this highly maneuverable hybrid jogger/stroller.
Baby Jogger City Select Stroller
(Has toddler riding board option!) - Has multiple configurations and you can add a toddler seat as your child grows. (Also has carseat attachment if you have a younger sibling).
If you have multiple children, it can be nice to add a riding board to your stroller so when your toddler is no longer interested in riding in a seat, they still have an option to ride when they get tired.
Sky Genius Stroller Fan
(with clip attachment)- Keep your toddler cool during the warm summer months or improve airflow while they are napping with an attachable stroller fan. Small grates to keep little fingers from being stuck in the fan!
AMACOOL battery operated Stroller fan
(With octopus arm flexible attachment) - we love this fan with the flexible arms. It makes for easy attachment to the stroller, pack n play, car seat etc.!
These car approved jackets will keep baby warm and comfortable in their car seat while still allowing them to be securely buckled in their carseat. Remember! It is important to avoid puffy/bulky jackets and outerwear when your child is in their carseat.
Car Safe Toys
Remember that anything you have with you in the car can become a projectile in an accident. Aim for soft, lightweight toys. Here are a few examples!
Car & Travel Food
Plastic Caddy Organizers with Built-in Handles and Stackable Design
Really Good Stuff - 163999 Four-Equal-Compartment Caddies, Set of 6, Assorted Colors
We recommend trying to stay away from electronic/light up toys when possible as they can discourage open ended, child directed play. Here are some favorites that encourage open ended, creative play!
TOY Medical kit
I love it when kids bring a medical kit with them to the office. Then we can listen to each other’s heart and check each other’s ears.
Pretend play is great for your child’s imagination. They love to mimic you in household activities, and a play kitchen can be great for them to participate!
Beloved Toddler Toys
Sandra Boynton Books
- Are you a cow?
- Dinosaur Dance
- The Going to Bed Book
- The Belly Button Book
- Eek! Halloween
- Snuggle Puppy
(repetition, color identification)
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- From Head to Toe
Llama Llama Books
- Llama llama red pajamas
- Llama llama at the beach
- Llama llama mad at mama
Daniel Tiger Books
- Daniel tries new food
- Daniel goes to the park
- Friends ask first
- Daniel goes to school
- Tiger family trip
Books about feelings/emotions
Books about going to the doctor/dentist/haircut/ on a trip etc.
Favorite Parenting Books
How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children
by Joanna Faber, Ages 2-7
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
by Daniel J. Siegel