The Best Disposable Training Pants for Potty Training

best disposable training pants

It’s no secret that I don’t think disposable training pants should be a big part of your potty training strategy, even if you’re potty training at 18 months.

At the same time, I fully admit that we ended up using Pull-Ups as the best disposable training pants I could find when we were potty training both our boy and our girl. Why am I contradicting myself?

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Start Potty Training: Don’t Use Disposable Potty Training Pants {Like Pull-Ups and Easy Ups}

disposable potty training pants

I apologize. that’s not a very encouraging title! I do think that the information I’m sharing about disposable potty training pants will lead to a more successful potty training experience!

I’ve potty trained two little ones, and I even successfully started potty training at 18 months with my daughter. With both of my kids, we focused on using the potty training seat all the time during the day first, and kept them in diapers at night.

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How the Xbox One S Parental Controls Make it the Best Family Gaming Console

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xbox one s parental controls

I’m pretty cautious when it comes to my own kids and technology. Haiden and Piper don’t have phones or tablets of their own. They get 15 or 20 minutes of computer time each day where they can play games on select websites, and they’re only allowed to play games on our family tablets on long car rides.

At the same time, I can’t hide the fact that I love tech. It would be foolish to make my kids believe that electronics and technology aren’t playing a part in making our lives easier every single day when I’m actively turning our house into a smart home!

With all that in mind, I’ve been wanting to get Haiden and Piper a video game console that worked with my tech-cautious parenting. I think I’ve found the very best option in the Microsoft One S and its parental controls.

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Disney Elf on the Shelf Ideas: 55 Magical Elf Scenarios

I have enough Disney Elf on the Shelf ideas for you to use for almost two months! Combine them with other scenarios (like our Star Wars Elf on the Shelf ideas) and you’ll be set for years!

Disney Elf on the Shelf ideas

I don’t know any parent who’s not at their busiest during the holiday season. With shopping, baking, parties, school programs, cards and more, it’s already a challenge to fit it all in.

If you have an Elf on the Shelf, you also have to come up with creative, funny and exciting elf activities to make the Christmas season even more memorable for your kids.

There are tons of Elf on the Shelf ideas, but Disney Elf on the Shelf ideas are a bit harder to come by. I think most Disney lovers would agree that putting a Disney twist on it makes finding the elf even more special for everyone.

I’m hoping this article helps everyone out by putting all the Disney Elf on the Shelf ideas in one place!

Keep reading to see every single one of the Disney Elf on the Shelf ideas I could find!

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Family Christmas PJs – Fun Matching Pajama Sets for the Whole Family!

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If you need adorable family Christmas PJs for Christmas Eve or Christmas morning, today is the day to order them!

Keep reading to get your Sleepyheads promo code to save 25% on your entire order and see shipping deadlines to get your pajamas before Christmas.
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Top 100 Educational Baby Toys for STEM Learning

Educational baby toys for STEM learning

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathmatics, which means a lot of parents are looking for the best educational baby toys for STEM learning.

Let’s start at the beginning. If you’re a parent or if you’re dialed into educational issues and news, you know that STEM is a huge buzzword right now.

There’s no denying that science, technology and math are key components to any schooling, but STEM isn’t just about teaching kids computers and complex math.

The elements of STEM start being developed long before little ones know how to add and subtract, and far before they know the difference between structural and civil engineering!

STEM skills in babies and toddlers are developed naturally by babies exploring and learning about the world, and we can give our babies fun ways to develop their STEM foundation through toys and activities.

Educational baby toys for STEM learning

I’m a firm believer in fun, and I also believe that early education should not feel like work.

Meaning: attempts to educate babies and toddlers should focus on fun first. Learning is an amazing byproduct that comes out of almost every activity a child does!

I have another belief regarding educational baby toys for STEM learning: the toys should be low or no-tech.

Non-electric toys just seem better for developing fine motor skills. It also puts the baby in the position of the leader, while battery-operated toys generally have the toy dictate to your child how it’s supposed to be used.

Think about it: electronics and technology only become more common as our babies grow. This is your chance to give your child exposure to the wonder of simplicity.

What should you look for in educational baby toys for STEM learning?

Seek out toys that encourage one or more of the following ideas or activities:

  • Comparing
  • Sorting
  • Sequencing (putting things in order)
  • Observing
  • Speed and distance
  • Cause and effect
  • Questions
  • Predictions
  • Identifying shapes, numbers and/or letters
  • Measuring
  • Spatial sense
  • Problem solving
  • Building or balancing

Note: While I was compiling this list of top educational baby toys for STEM learning I couldn’t help but include some toys that are more appropriate for two or three year-olds. There are so many great toys to check out, but just be aware of the recommended ages before you buy them. 

It’s also worth noting that I’ve never minded when my own kids received toys that were slightly outside of their age group. It’s fun to set aside a toy until they’re the right age for it. When they do hit that age it’s like Christmas or a birthday all over again!

Educational baby toys for STEM learning

Top 100 Educational Baby Toys for STEM Learning:

  1. The First Years Stacking Up Cups
  2. Classic Wooden First Bead Maze
  3. Stack and Count Parking Garage
  4. Hide N Squeak Eggs
  5. Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Corn Popper
  6. PlanToys Roller
  7. Melissa & Doug K’s Kids Take-Along Shape Sorter Baby Toy
  8. Little Tikes Ball, Drop and Roll
  9. Fisher-Price Rattle ‘n Rock Maracas Musical
  10. Discover and Learn Plui Rain Cloud Tub Toy
  11. Classic Wooden Shape Sorting Cube with 12 shapes
  12. B. One Two Squeeze Blocks
  13. Earlyears Squeak ‘n Stack Blocks Baby Toy
  14. Infantino Textured Ball multi-set
  15. Haba Magica Clutching toy
  16. Melissa & Doug Match & Roll Shape Sorter
  17. Boon Water Bugs Floating Bath Toys with Net
  18. Melissa & Doug Nesting, Pairing, Stacking and Sorting Garages and Cars set
  19. Hohner Kids Mini Rainmaker Rainstick
  20. The Original Toy Company Retro Pop Up Toy
  21. PlanToys Cone Sorting
  22. Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks
  23. Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag
  24. Melissa & Doug Flip Fish Toy
  25. Boon Cast Fishing Pole
  26. Sassy Developmental Sensory Ball Set
  27. Munchkin Caterpillar Spillers Stacking Cups
  28. Hohner 4 Piece Baby Band
  29. Playskool Busy Poppin’ Pals Toy
  30. Fisher-Price Easy Stack ‘n Sounds Blocks
  31. Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Rock-a-Stack
  32. Melissa & Doug First Shapes Jumbo Knob Puzzle
  33. Skip Hop Dunks Floating Toy Set
  34. VTech Stack and Sing Rings
  35. TOMY Choo-Choo Loop Toy Vehicle
  36. Grimm’s Large Wooden Rainbow Conical Stacking Tower Made in Germany
  37. BUCKLE TOY Toddler Early Learning Basic Life Skills Children’s Plush Travel Activity
  38. Melissa & Doug Peek-a-Boo Panda
  39. Fat Brain Toys SpinAgain
  40. Boon Jellies Suction Cup Toys
  41. Melissa & Doug K’s Kids Fish and Count Learning Game
  42. Melissa & Doug K’s Kids Match and Build Blocks
  43. John Deere Barnyard Shape Sorter
  44. Vidatoy 10 Hole Cube for Shape Sorter and Maths Learning Wooden Toys
  45. TUPPERWARE Shape O Ball Toy
  46. Battat Sound Puzzle Box
  47. Little Tikes DiscoverSounds Shape, Sort and Scatter
  48. Hape Shake and Match Shape Sorter (7 Pieces)
  49. Kiddopotamus King of the Shape Sorters Toy
  50. Melissa & Doug K’s Kids Stacking Blocks
  51. Melissa & Doug Locks & Latches Board
  52. Bright Starts Drop & Giggle
  53. Sassy Pop n’ Push Car
  54. Plan Toys Stacking Tree
  55. Battat Sort and Stack Toy
  56. ALEX Toys Little Hands Button Art
  57. Lauri Tall-Stacker Number Express
  58. Learning Resources Letter Construction Activity Set
  59. Boon Pipes Water Pipes Bath Toy
  60. Peg Board Set – Montessori Toy for Toddlers and Preschoolers
  61. Sassy Bucket Of Beads
  62. Munchkin Float and Play Bubbles Toy
  63. Learning Resources Mini Muffin Match Up
  64. 30 Jumbo Toddler Lacing & Montessori Stringing Beads
  65. Melissa & Doug Bead Sequencing Set
  66. ALEX Jr. Bop And Roll
  67. Educational Insights Shapes Beanbags Set
  68. Edushape Giant Tangram
  69. Tube Locks Set with Wheels and Music Parts
  70. Melissa & Doug 60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks
  71. Gear Building Toy Set – Interlocking Learning Blocks
  72. Gearation Refrigerator Magnets
  73. LEGO DUPLO My First Number Train Building Set
  74. LEGO DUPLO Creative Play All-in-One-Green-Box-of-Fun
  75. LEGO DUPLO Creative Play All-in-One-Pink-Box-of-Fun
  76. O Ball Anyway Stacker Toy
  77. Squigz Starter 24 piece set
  78. Educational Insights Design & Drill Activity Center
  79. VTech Drop & Go Dump Truck
  80. Fisher-Price Little People City Skyway
  81. VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Discs
  82. Bristle Block Spinaroos
  83. Tinkertoy Super Building Set
  84. Cup Up 50 building set
  85. Tot Tube – Tunnel Ramp Race Track
  86. Tall Stacker Mighty Monkey Pegs & Pegboard Set
  87. Ryan’s Room All About Today Board
  88. Grimm’s Set of 4 Wooden Rainbow-Colored Rocking Boat Blocks
  89. Haba Baby’s First Blocks
  90. Lauri Tall-Stacker Building Set
  91. Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes
  92. Guidecraft 3D Feel & Find Play Set
  93. 68-Piece Foam Wonder Blocks
  94. Melissa & Doug 100-Piece Wood Blocks Set
  95. Play-Doh Diggin’ Rigs Buzzsaw Playset
  96. Dough Tools – 5 Piece Set
  97. Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!
  98. Step2 WaterWheel Activity Play Table
  99. Hape Totally Amazing Roller Derby Rolling Maze
  100. Haba Lighthouse Stacking Game
  101. Haba sticky bricks (sticky building blocks) 13 Piece
  102. Tolo Abacus Rattle
  103. Grimm’s Giant Rainbow Wooden Marbles

Do you have any baby toys you can recommend for STEM learning?