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A few years ago I was so preoccupied with work, checking the gifts off on my list and um…keeping my family fed/alive that I completely forgot about stocking stuffers. I found myself aimlessly roaming the aisles of Target on December 23rd which as you can imagine is far less than ideal. Yep. Mom life.
Then there’s the opposite end of the spectrum. Two years ago as I started stuffing those stockings on Christmas Eve to discover that the motherly hoarder in me (clearly traumatized from Christmas past) had amassed a stocking stuffer stash for Kayla that could have generously filled three stockings.
This year, I have vowed to get it right with these stocking stuffers for toddlers. A few thoughtful and age appropriate trinkets. Nothing more, nothing less. So here are my picks for Blake, our rambunctious yet cuddly little toddler for whom this is the first Christmas where things are clicking and he is eager to participate in everything.
I wanted to keep things inexpensive and have them touch on different skill set. So here are my picks:
- Play-Doh soft pack – something to stimulate creative play
- Tonka Climb Over truck – something fun and nostalgic
- Eye Found It game – something to practice speech and word recognition
- New toothbrush and toothpaste from Orajel – something he really needs!
- Dear Zoo – to replace the copy of this family favorite we lost while traveling
That’s right. Everything has a purpose, which took restraint on my end. Play-Doh and trucks are Blake’s absolute favorite things these days. The Eye Found It game we recently played at a friend’s house and we were all in awe hearing him look at the pictures, shout out the words and be so excited about participating in a “big kid” game.
Hands down the most important item in that stocking is a new toothbrush. Do you know how frequently you’re supposed to replace toothbrushes? Most dentists say every 3 months BUT with little kids it can be sooner. As soon as they show signs of fraying you should replace them. So a new toothbrush and some fun toothpaste in the stocking is a must have in our home.
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