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22-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little Explorer
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September 14, 2023

22-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little Explorer

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22-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little Explorer

Your Little Explorer

Before they can even ask to go outside, babies are pros at expressing their preference for the great outdoors, pointing to (and looking longingly out) the window, napping peacefully on long stroller walks (and nowhere else) and calming down the second fresh air touches their sweet cheeks. Ah. Babies. Toddlers show their same affinity for the natural world with more enthusiasm (if only putting on shoes were just as exciting). To help you get out the door and into your next adventure as seamlessly (and enjoyably) as possible, our resident outdoorswoman has put together a guide to the best gear to have on hand for nature walks, camping and picnics. Just don’t forget the sunscreen.

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Did You Know?

Very (very) cold temperatures don’t have to stand between your little one and outdoor play. Check out these expert tips for bundling up your toddler, brought to you by winter enthusiasts that brave cold winters for fun—and for a living.


Editors' Picks: Outdoor Toys

From a classic chalk set and a nostalgic Fred Flintstone-style car to a modern playhouse and sleek splash pad, these age-appropriate activities will hold their attention for hours under the sun.

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Editors' Picks: Beach Tents

By the ocean, pool or even at the park, these shaded structures come in handy for naps, meals and applying sunscreen.

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Editors' Picks: Water Tables

With these freestanding play stations, a little water goes a long way—and holds their attention long enough for you to settle into your favorite outdoor chair.

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22 Months Tech Free Toys

Stuck Indoors?

Give these tech-free toys a try.

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Parenting Toolkit: If You Don’t Enjoy Playtime

Try this: Dr. Becky, the parent whisperer behind Good Inside, suggests you just accept it. It’s fine. You’re human. Here’s what to know and how to release the guilt.

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