Ok I admit it, Bear isn’t a baby. He’s well and truly a toddler and has been for a while! We can’t help but hold on to his early years and still see him as our baby. He’s so diddy!
The thing is, he acted like a toddler a lot sooner than his big brother did. And although he’s a lot smaller, he’s much feistier and active.
A few months ago Safety 1st got in touch and asked if we wanted to choose a few of their products to update our home to be more toddler friendly. I had a look and they had a few items I knew we would find useful.
The first thing we chose was the Portable Bedrail. Bear has been in a bed for a while now and the guard has proven rather useful. As you can tell from the name, the guard is portable. Which means we can fold it up and take it away with us if we need to.
When you book a family room it often means a travel cot or bunk bed, so we have to make sure we take the bed guard to avoid Bear falling out of bed in the night.
The bed guard is really easy to use (much easier than another brand we tried when Lamb was a toddler) and can be expanded or shortened to suit the bed you’re using it on.
We definitely recommend this bed guard if you’re upgrading your little one form a cot to a bed!
The next product we chose is the Wooden 2 Step Stool. Bear is so inquisitive and loves helping me in the kitchen. Now he’s a little older I let him help me with things like baking and making breakfast. The 2 step stool means he can safety stand against the worktop and get involved with what I’m doing.
His big brother is growing up too fast and now helps himself to drinks when he wants them. I’ve caught him a few times moving the stool around the kitchen getting things from different places. One cupboard for the cup, another for the squash. Then over to the sink for some water. It’s so lovely to see him being so independent.
Not only is the stool a really useful product to have at home, it looks great too.
We stopped using a high chair with Bear a while ago now. He’s quite good at sitting at the table on the benches we have, but some days he does need to be secured in place if we’re trying to all eat together. I chose the Essential Booster to give us the choice of having his securely fastened in his seat at meal times.
The Essential Booster seat has 2 fixing straps to secure in place and there are rubber grips on the bottom of the seat to prevent slipping.
Adjusting the straps is quite difficult so once you have it in place you might want to leave it there a while! I suppose if it’s difficult to adjust, you don’t have the worry about your kids messing with the straps and the chair becoming loose.
The last item we chose was the Backseat Organiser. Our car is constantly full of juice cups, snacks, books and toys, and it drives us mad! We’re trying to encourage Lamb to keep all of his things in the organiser. This way he can reach everything he needs easily and hopefully keep the car a little tidier!
All of these products have been really useful to us, and are things we will use for many more years.
I definitely recommend having a look at Safety 1st for any toddler essentials you might need.
* These products were gifted to us for the purpose of this review. As always my words and opinions are honest and my own.