I have to stick up for my Dyson 'animal' model ... I love this thing.
I have 2 labs - a jack russell - and a GSD - ALL live inside and I am crazy about keeping a clean house. LOL - it's not what you would imagine a house with 4 inside dogs would look like. Trust me.
The attachments are easy to use and the thing never looses suction (just like they claim) ALso - I love never having to buy a bag and the way the dust and hair empties into the garbage avoids a could of debris back into the air like some other bag less vacuums.
I sound like a geek defending my vacuume but it has really helped keep down those corner piles of hair that sneak up time to time.
best of luck with toddler full steam ahead!