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Best gadgets when you have a toddler

Tools to make toddler care a little easier

From SheKnows Canada
Caring for a toddler has its ups and downs. They can be loud, they can be messy and they can seem unbelievably complex. But with these helpful gadgets, caring for your little one can be somewhat easier.

Tide penTide To Go stain remover pen

Let's face it, when a toddler is involved, mess is virtually guaranteed. Whether the spill is on him, on you, on someone else or on any number of furniture items, it's important to get it out right away. And that is hard to do when you're away from your cleaning supplies. Fortunately the Tide To Go pen lets you treat that spill before it becomes a permanent stain. It's easy to use and fits conveniently in your purse, so you never have to worry about cleaning up messes on the go again!

Price: $4.39 at Well.ca

Munchkin Snack CatchersMunchkin Snack Catchers

Toddlers need to eat, but they also like running around all the time. So how can you allow both these things to happen? It's easy with these convenient snack containers. The soft flaps stay closed until little hands reach in to grab their favourite snack. That means your little one can run around as much as he or she wants and still get fed!

Price: $7.99 at ToysRUs

Gerber spill-proof cupsGerber spill-proof cup

With all the running around toddlers do, it's important to keep them hydrated. And it's only natural that you want to keep them and your home safe from spills at the same time. Fortunately Gerber's 2-handle spill-proof cup lets you do both. The double handle makes it easy for your little one to run around with it, while the spill-proof and leak-proof valve keep liquids in. These cups are essential for any mom with toddlers.

Price: $6.50 at Walmart

Pooh temperature testerWinnie the Pooh temperature tester

Of course you need to bathe your toddler, but sometimes your little one doesn't want to play along. Make sure you don't give him or her another reason to be upset about bath time by the water being too hot or too cold. With this tester, you can get the temperature right every time. Disney's Winnie the Pooh temperature tester lets you know when the bathwater is at the ideal temperature and also serves as a fun bath toy for your little one. Everyone loves Winnie the Pooh!

Price: $4.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond

Little People School BusLittle People Stop 'N Surprise school bus

When you have a million and one things to do around the house, you want your toddler to have a distraction he or she won't get tired of too quickly. The Fisher-Price Little People Stop 'N Surprise school bus is great to have around because the lights, sounds and action figures keep little ones entertained and learning at the same time. Plus, the fact that it is a vehicle gets your toddler active and moving as he or she attempts to roll it around the room. Your child can enjoy educational fun while you get some work done!

Price: $19.99 at BabiesRUs

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