Keeping Up With Your Toddler: Get everything you Need done with Your Toddler in Tow

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 Getting everything you Need done with Your Toddler in Tow can be tough, here are some some tips to help you in keeping up with your toddler. This is a conversation sponsored by Lysol. However, all opinions are 100% mine. 

Keeping Up with Your Toddler


A toddler is a little person that will make life very exciting, interesting and sometimes a bit difficult. Gone are the days in which your little quiet baby just sat there and asked for nothing but food and a diaper changing. You’ve got a head strong individual who will make life very interesting. Although getting your everyday chores has been interesting for a few years, your toddler’s curiosity and sense of adventure make everyday tasks a bit more challenging. So here are some great tips to help you get through the everyday adventures life may send your way and doing it as easily as you can with a toddler.

  1. Plan: I’ve  been a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl my whole life. However, when you’ve got kids that isn’t always the best technique to follow.  So make sure and have all the essentials on hand when out and about, snacks, toys, and their special lovey to keep them calm and comfortable wherever you may go.
  2. Don’t Stress: There will be meltdowns, By you and them. The important thing is to keep moving.  Their tantrum and yours will last temporarily it’s just important to keep the continuity and flow of things. Sometimes both of you need a juice box (or mommy coffee break) to just keep trucking and get everything done. So make sure and take a few minutes to just sit back and relax. 
  3. Keep them entertained: I’m not going to lie, I have been known to bribe kids just to get through a shopping trip. However, with a toddler short term memory is big. THANK GOD. So whenever I go to the store and realize that I’ve forgotten a favorite toy I always keep them entertained with a random product that gets switched out at the end by a snack or drink. Happy Toddler plays with “new toy” mommy gets shopping done without any major issues. 
  4. Prepare for the unexpected:  There are times when things happen and  a pit stop at the Doctor’s office is a necessity or you need to go somewhere that really isn’t toddler friendly. Just know that this will happen and be prepared for the unexpected.  I always make sure I have my stroller in the car because there’s nothing worse than a loose toddler at a Doctor’s office, or somewhere that isn’t kid friendly. 
  5. They will get dirty and so will their favorite  things: So it’s important to get their stuff truly clean. As you can see my little guy (as do most little ones) has a special lovey blanket he takes everywhere. Because our adventures will take us to so many different places that are also full of germs, it’s important to get those things as clean as possible.

There’s a belief that clean laundry (especially their lovey) is free of bacteria, however, you will be surprised to learn that regular detergent alone won’t kill the bacteria on laundry. The good news? Now, you can improve your laundry game with Lysol® Laundry Sanitizer, just now available in stores across the US! Lysol Laundry Sanitizer kills 99.9% of bacteria that detergent alone leaves behind so no matter where blanky has gone and what it has touched, Lysol Laundry Sanitizer can help keep your kiddos safe from harmful bacteria.


Lysol® Laundry Sanitizer is a revolutionary laundry additive that kills 99.9% of bacteria that detergents may leave behind. Unlike detergent, Lysol® Laundry Sanitizer eliminates

bacteria — even in cold water — so mom can feel confident that she is helping to protect her family with truly clean laundry.

Best of all it  Sanitizes without chlorine bleach, even in cold water, Kills odor-causing bacteria that can cause lingering smells on clothes and can  be used on most machine-washable items like towels, bedding, children’s clothes, underwear, socks, sports gear and of course they’re lovey blanket! Can also be used on all your clothing like white, dark, and colored clothes

So after an exhausting day of fun and adventure your little as a mom you know that their lovey blanket will keep them comfy,safe and free of bacterias they may have picked up on their adventures.

Going out with a toddler and getting everything you need to get done doesn’t have to be the end of the world. Just make sure and keep these tips in mind and a bottle of Lysol® Laundry Sanitizer close at hand.

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  • Reply Edye

    All great tips! I have no kids of mine own, but I still enjoyed the post 🙂

    September 12, 2017 at 1:46 pm
  • Reply Deborah W.

    Love your take on toddler things. I have four children and the key for me is planning but always expect the unexpected, ha. Don’t stress like you said; it will all be okay.

    September 11, 2017 at 3:36 pm
  • Reply Zoey

    Having a toddler seems exhausting. I admire those who do it!

    September 10, 2017 at 9:05 pm
  • Reply Michelle L

    This is a cute article…. thank you

    September 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm
  • Reply Richard Brandt

    Thankfully the twins are easily entertained – often by each other.

    September 8, 2017 at 1:38 am
  • Reply loriag

    My favourite is don’t stress, this time goes by way to fast not to take the time even in the harder moments.

    September 8, 2017 at 12:11 am
  • Reply Carole D

    These are great advice, I remember those days!

    September 7, 2017 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Natalie

    It can be hard to keep kids entertained. It is good to have several options!

    September 7, 2017 at 7:26 am
  • Reply Ashley Chassereau Parks

    When my oldest was a toddler, she was so well behaved and sweet, but my 2nd one was (and still is most of the time) a bit more challenging to take somewhere shopping. I try very hard to distract her, but I definitely have to have a plan and snacks and a back up plan! lol

    September 6, 2017 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply mami2jcn

    My daughter (4th child) is turning 2 in 10 days and she’s definitely entered the “terrible 2s” already. She fusses over everything.

    September 6, 2017 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply Calvin F.

    Very nice tips and hacks, thanks.

    June 23, 2017 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply jennifer corrado

    It’s definitely a job keeping up with a toddler! Fortunately my girls are teenagers now which isn’t easy either but I have 6 nieces and a nephew under 5 so they are a handful!

    June 20, 2017 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Heather Jackson

    Great tips! I had twins and not stressing is an awesome tip that every parent should remember!

    June 19, 2017 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Andrea Jared

    My kids are thankfully, but sadly, past the toddler stage. But they never stop getting dirty. Lysol is definitely nice to have on hand!

    June 19, 2017 at 6:27 pm
  • Reply Jenn K

    I am going to check out the Lysol Laundry additive. Thank you.

    June 19, 2017 at 2:49 pm
  • Reply wannaget

    wow amazing would totally get it great nice good job.etc

    June 17, 2017 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    I look back now while reading this article and wonder how I ever did it with three active boys. I love Lysol products and have used them for years. Thank you so much for sharing this

    June 17, 2017 at 8:29 am
  • Reply Deborah D

    The Lysol laundry sanitizer sounds great! I am going to try it.

    June 16, 2017 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Ashley Chassereau Parks

    I’ve always been a very spontaneous person too and could still be that way when I only had one kiddo. She was great about going with the flow. Now that my 2nd is 3 years old, we HAVE to have a plan and lots of entertainment. (And, candy as a backup… I’m not gonna lie!) As long as I can get her down for a nap around the same time every afternoon, life is easier.

    June 16, 2017 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply Terri S.

    All great tips, thanks! I’ve used Lysol cleaning & disinfecting products for years but didn’t know that they make a laundry sanitizer without bleach. I’m definitely picking this up on my next grocery shopping trip. Thanks for this info.

    June 16, 2017 at 11:32 am
  • Reply CJ

    I don’t have kids myself but I’ve witnessed my nieces and nephews meltdowns. LOL. But that’s part of growing up, and these kids are growing up so fast! 🙂

    June 16, 2017 at 6:23 am
  • Reply sarah spencer

    i have four kids and i can completely understand all of this. very good advice!

    June 15, 2017 at 12:25 pm
  • Reply monique s

    It is difficult to get things done with a toddler. Between the need for naps and snacks and tantrums….it can be tiring.

    June 14, 2017 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply Lisa Brown

    Good list and “keep them entertained” is a necessity.

    June 14, 2017 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Omgosh YES!! I feel like my every single day is keeping my son entertained lol!! Boy is it exhausting!! I love the thought of having a laundry sanitizer!! Perfect for occasions, especially ones where my son steps in dog poop and I put him back in his sleep sack without noticing lol!!!

    June 14, 2017 at 11:27 am
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    I remember those days wells. The thing is, our children grow up to fast. Enjoy them now because before you know it they will be all grown up. I really want to try this laundry product. Sounds great. Thank you so much for sharing

    June 13, 2017 at 5:20 pm
  • Reply Deborah D

    Great advice! My sister can use this advice! Thanks for posting it!

    June 13, 2017 at 4:59 pm
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