Your challenge: Your baby has barely graduated into the second size of clothes—and yet it feels like they are already growing many of the baby products you stocked up on. There has to be a better way for your budget and storage closet, right?
Your solution: When selecting baby and toddler items, look for those specifically designed to grow with your little one through multiple functions that stimulate them in new ways with each developmental milestone.
A comfy place of their own: In the early days, an infant rocker is an essential in the house for soothing your baby while freeing up your hands to take care of household tasks. But while they may seem to mostly use it for snooze marathons, your little one likely loves that cozy space just as much as you—and it would be a shame to retire it before their first birthday! Look for a rocker that can convert from an infant hang-out to a cool toddler seat.
Years of activity and discovery: The world (and all of its possibilities) opens up when your baby can sit unassisted—so celebrate the milestone with an activity station that can be transformed again and again through the years for long-term use. Our go-to is the Curious Table Activity Station from Baby Einstein, which was designed with your little one’s physical and mental development in mind. From a ground-level table for interacting with during the first year, to a two-sided activity station for their toddlerhood to even being spacious enough to accommodate two siblings at once, this is a winner for years and years.
A fun way to develop gross motor skills: When “learn to walk” is the next to-do on your baby’s list, give them a little help and encouragement with a fun push-along toy. But since it won’t be long before they are running laps around the house, look for push-along that can be converted into a ride-on—like the mom-favorite Roadtripper Ride-On Car from Baby Einstein that your child can (and will!) use up until they tip the scales at 42 lbs.
Pro tip: Multipurpose products are really a win for people in small spaces. Now that valuable storage space can be reserved for something without as long of a lifespan—like those teeny-tiny baby onesies. (Sob.)
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