Who doesn’t like Dollar Tree? I have a love and hate relationship with Dollar Tree I love that I can find so many amazing things for only one dollar. I hate that I can never go and ONLY buy what I put on my shopping list, I always end up with more so much more. Our family of 4 has so many different needs and Dollar Tree seems to always meet them. However our Toddler is constantly growing and always in the need of something different and new. I find myself trying to remember if it was this was with our oldest. Having a active toddler is hard work, but with all the cool finds at Dollar Tree it makes things a little easier.
Location does matter
I must give this disclaimer. While Dollar Tree in a whole is pretty amazing franchise some locations are better than others. Even though I am a Chicago girl I enjoy the near by suburb Dollar Trees. My faves are Oak Park, Melrose Park, and Oak Brook. These locations are large and have really great selections. Now don’t get me wrong I go to the Chicago locations as well, but when I am really looking for a big mixture of items I head to the burbs!
name brands, QUALITY, & CoNVENIENT
Dollar Tree runs can be random, but three things are always focus on when I’m there:
Name Brands finds– Why pay more for brand name items else where?
Quality– Is this really worth me buying will it last or is this a one time use?
Convenient– I’ll be honest sometimes I rather spend money and save time (hint paper plates and plastic forks).
My Favorite toddler finds!
1. Crayola Bathtub Finger PAINT SOap
Bathtime is Chance’s favorite time and mine as well. He loves to play in the water and these tubes help change the color of his bath without staining the tub. You guys can work together and create art or let the kiddo go wild with your supervision of course. There is a lot of paint in the tubes I am guessing maybe enough for 10 baths m(depending how much you use each time). I picked up the Red and the Green colors and for $1 a piece you can’t beat that.
2. Disposable PLACEMATS
These little placemats are so bomb and worth way more than one buck! They have a sticky strip or you to stick to a table where your kiddo will be eating and or playing. It’s very durable and helps reduce the amount of germs your little one will be exposed to. It’s comes with 10 in a pack. I use then for him when going out to eat at restaurants and at our dinner table at night to help down down on mess.
3. educational books
As a huge advocate for literacy, books are a must in our home. It is hard to read to an active toddler, but these board books are sturdy, have bright colorful pics and small enough to go into the little one’s diaper bag. They have so many different categories to chose from like colors, animals, shapes, that can keep your busy tot interested.
4. “knock off Bath & BODY WORKS” Scented Candles
I know this one really isn’t for toddlers, but for the mom of toddlers. Ha! Bath and Body Works have amazing smelling candles, but let’s be honest we can’t always afford that extra splurge all the time. As a mom of a toddler one of the ways I relax after a long day is by burning a candle and relaxing in my bed with a good book or a long hot bath with the candle in flicking in the background. These candles are sturdy, burn for a nice amount of time, and smells amazing. My favorite scent so far is Lake Breeze!
I hope you can find these items at your local Dollar Tree because they are so worth the dollar. As moms you need we need all the help we can get with saving time and money. Do you shop at Dollar Tree, if so what was your best find?