Baby’s First Christmas Gift Ideas
The holidays are fun as they are, but celebrating with your brand new family addition makes it so much more fun! It can be tough to shop for a young baby. They will go through SO many milestones over the next year and you just never know what toys will be a hit or a flop.
So we’ve rounded up the tried and true toys that moms are raving about. Many of these can be found in our home too! Click on any of the photos below to shop the toy selection!
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Here’s our 2018 Baby’s First Christmas Gift Guide:
We were recently gifted a Dimpl from Fat Brain Toy Co. for Nora’s first birthday and it was an instant hit. It is the perfect portable sensory activity. The silicon pops in and out but is flexible enough for baby to pinch it and even chew on it (it’s food grade silicone so totally safe for them to do!). You can check out the Dimple and more toys from Fat Brain Toy Co, which all are equally as cool as this one, here on Amazon.
Radio Flyer Walker Wagon. Believe it or not, baby is going to be walking in the near future! A fun toy to help them keep their balance in those first stages is a great idea. I love the Radio Flyer wagon because it also doubles as toy storage. Our little ones love moving their toys from room to room, unpacking them, then packing them up again and on to the next spot! Click here to shop the Radio Flyer on Amazon.
Books, Books and More Books! It is NEVER too early to start reading to baby. According to Dr. Allie Tinktin, an occupational therapist, reading to your baby is one of the top 6 ways to encourage brain development in the first 3 months of life. And it doesn’t stop being beneficial then! If baby is 0-3 months, she recommends black and white books, like this one for baby, as well as books that have mirrors. As baby gets older, touch-and-feel books are great to help them develop their senses. And of course, educational books, like the ones above, that help them learn their colors, shapes and numbers are always a wonderful choice.
I recently discovered Pello Pillows at The ABC Kid’s show in Las Vegas and instantly fell in love with them. Unlike the other pillows you see on the market intended for baby, this one grows with your child. It starts as an infant lounger, then becomes a tummy time essential. As baby continues to grow, it becomes a place to sit and play and even lounge out. Kids as old as 4 or 5 are still loving their Pello which is why this is definitely on our Christmas list for the girls this year! The Pello comes in a ton of color options and is available on Amazon, at Nordstrom, and the Pello Website.
The Comotomo Teether. This teether is designed to be shaped like little fingers, which we all know baby’s love to chew on! Plus, the ring is the perfect shape for baby to grab onto . This one comes HIGHLY recommended by parents. Shop the Comotomo Teether here.
Sassy Wonder Activity Wheel. This fun toy connects to any flat surface by suction cup. Meaning it would be great to take to restaurants or outings to keep baby entertained, but you don’t have to worry about it constantly falling on the floor and picking up germs. Plus, it’s a great size for a diaper bag! Shop the Sassy Wonder Activity Wheel here.
Lovevery Baby Gym. This activity station was recently recommended by an occupational therapist as one of the great toys that can help baby’s brain development! You can read the full post on other ways to help baby’s brain grow here. You can check out all the features of the Lovevery Gym here.
Wooden Shape Sorter from Melissa and Doug. Shape sorting toys are a huge hit in our house. They are a great way to work baby’s brain in a fun and entertaining way. Shop this wooden shape sorter here.
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