Love List: Products for your Toddler

Katie McGinn – Brand Marketing, 7 months at Graco
Valentine’s Day had double meaning….not only did I get to celebrate with my little sweetheart, but we celebrated his half birthday.  Happy 18 Months, Pumpkin!

Planes, trains and automobiles seem to be a large part of my family’s life over the last two years.  For this reason, the Graco Pack ‘n Play On the Go is a must-have item.   My son loves travelling to see his family and friends…but it’s sometimes tough to adjust to a new environment.  Taking the Pack ‘n Play with us ensures that when his exhausted little body touches the mattress, it is  familiar to him as  and he knows he is in his “home away from home”.

Being a full-time working mom, night time with my husband and Pumpkin is very important.  The dinner table is where we sit together, relax and just enjoy being a family.      My son sits between us in his Contempo High Chair, taking center stage and happily chattering away.  Most of it is still not clear, but I think I hear a new word pop out of his mouth almost every night!   What is great about the highchair is the dual tray.  When dinner is over, I can just take the top tray off and throw it in the dishwasher.  I don’t have to worry about cleaning and can take advantage of the time with my son and husband.

Working on car seats, I would be remiss not to say how much I love my Smart Seat All-in-One car seat.   This is truly an innovative product that helps keep Pumpkin safe and comfortable during our car rides.   We are new to the Georgia area, so there is a lot to explore on the weekends!  What is great is it has a no re-thread harness with adjustable head rest so I can easily adjust it (without taking the seat apart to move the harnesses around) as my son grows – and that he has!!  Graco also sells the base separately, so you can just buy one seat and then bases for your additional car needs.   One seat that is easily transportable between multiple cars – LOVE IT.


Melissa Parlaman, Marketing Communications Manager, 8 years at Graco

I am super excited for Valentine’s Week (well, my husband isn’t, but my kids and me are…)  So I want to send a special Valentine’s Week wish to my adorable little girls who make me smile, laugh and be silly on a daily basis.   Happy Valentine’s Week!

The Graco Items that I love for a toddler are the Nautilus 3-in-1 car seat, the MyRide 65 convertible car seat and (obviously a popular choice since it’s the second time this is popping up) the Sweet Slumber Sound Machine  (we use it at home and when we travel, too!)

The Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 car seat is one of our most popular toddler car seats. I can proudly say that I have used Nautilus car seats for both of my children since the day we launched the car seat into the market (My daughter was one of the first users!). Four years later, my second daughter, now proudly rides in her stylish pink Nautilus in my car. And, in my husband’s car, she sits in her My Ride 65 convertible car seat (since her older sister is still riding in her Nautilus). What can I say, I am a BIG FAN of Graco car seats!

Thank you to Katie & Melissa for sharing their favorite products for toddlers with us.  Happy  Valentine’s Week to you girls & your families!  Are any of these same items on your own “Love List?”  If not, what makes your cut?  Leave us a comment with your list and you’ll be entered to win a Pack ‘n Play with Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat tomorrow.

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15 Responses to “Love List: Products for your Toddler”

  1. Sara Carr February 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    I am really in love with my Graco Ready-to-grow double stroller. I remember when I first saw the information about it before it was released. I was so excited because I thought it would be perfect for my growing family. I was pregnant with baby number 2 at the time. Once my son was born I ran over to babies r us to purchase the stroller, and I was right. This is the perfect stroller. My son’s car seat clicks right into the front seat, and my daughter who will be 2 next month sits in the back jump seat. She loves sitting where she can face me and we can interact. It is my favorite purchase so far. I could really use the Pack-n-play. I don’t have one yet, and we will be having family soon and need it so my son can sleep in our room. Thanks a lot.

  2. Emily N February 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    I use the 3-in-1 car seat for my toddler I really like how easy it is to get her in and out of it. Really easy to adjust straps ect.. Never used the sound machine but I may buy it for my second child to try it out.

  3. Monica February 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    I love the Graco Nautilus! My little guy is 22 months and will be needing a new carseat soon – and I cannot think of a better one than the Nautilus or the MyRide! I already entered on the other post for the giveaway, but I wanted to say how awesome the Nautilus and Myride are and how we can’t wait to get one of them for our little guy! We are leaning towards the MyRide but just can’t make up our minds! Thank you for hosting the giveaway for the pack ‘n’ play. Baby #3 could sure use it!

  4. Alison Dethrow February 16, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    My Graco swing. It was the ONLY thing my son would actually sleep in (other than my arms) for the first few weeks at home. Life saver!

  5. Bree February 16, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    I loved our Graco My Ride! My tall son rear-faced in the My Ride until he was over 3.5 years old! It’s such a great rear-facing seat, and it will last most kids until 3 or 4 years old rear-facing. I recommend it to people all the time!

  6. Daniela N. February 17, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    The graco swing!!! my infant son only slept in that for at least the first 6 weeks when he was born!!!

  7. Jennifer @ Giveaways and More February 17, 2012 at 3:49 am #

    I’m going to be a new mom in August so I don’t have a list yet but I’m definitely getting a pack ‘n play and swing!

  8. Heather February 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    We live the options that our Graco High Chair provides! Up high to almost join mommy and daddy at the table, down low for our toddler to climb in himself and watch mommy cook! And it’s so easy to clean!

  9. Chrystal February 17, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    Deff. getting the sweetpeace soothing swing this tim around. My sister in law had one for her last baby and it was awesome!

  10. Andy February 17, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    I love our Graco sound machine! Our boys have been sleeping through the night from a very early age and we give the credit to the sound machine!

  11. Andrea curtis February 17, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    I haven’t tried your three in one car seat, but i’ll be checking it it in the store soon!

  12. becca February 17, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

    we have a three week old, so we haven’t tried out too many toddler items yet, but we love our travel system!!

  13. heather goodremote February 18, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    I love our 2 in 1 carseats. Yes we have two toddlers, they have matching carseats. The ease of getting them in and out is the best! They feel like big girls riding in them!

  14. Livivua C February 19, 2012 at 12:46 am #

    The Graco LiteRider was great for me on any family budget and was great for traveling with my last little one and the Graco DuoDiner™ 3-in-1 Highchair was my most trusted and comfort piece from graco.

  15. Kacie McKee February 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    Congratulations to our “Love List” Winner Monica Rinado!

    To everyone else thank you for all the great submissions! We loved hearing about your favorite products and how you used them in your daily lives.