The first Christmas with baby is such a special time… but often people don’t know what to buy for little ones, because the mom usually just had a shower or “sprinkle.” These gift ideas for babies might be just the thing for that sweet little one on their first Christmas!
Suitables Bibs – Play and eat at the same time!
Suitables Role Play Bib – My boys play dress up nearly every day. It’s hard to get them out of their costumes. Sometimes I let them eat with them on, but they get dirty! With Suitables Role Play Bibs, kids can be “dressed up” at the table! Choose from prints like Clownfish, Chef, Doctor, Firefighter, Astronaut and more! Hyper-realistic images continuously printed on water repellent fabric, these long sleeved bibs have a front pocket, soft cuffs, and Velcro closure. The perfectly fun way to keep kids clean!
Tiny Love – Developmental toys and playmats
We’ve been having fun watching our newly toddling tot try to keep up with Follow Me Fred. A baby activated electronic dog, he barks and plays a number of tunes – since our baby loves doggies, this has been a hit. By bending his flexible middle, Fred turns in circles to chase his tail (great for stationary babies), or goes straight (encouraging crawling or walking from mobile babies). Recommended for 6-18 months.
FlexiPlay is a colorful, flexible reinvention of the play mat. The unique structure allows for many configurations – like squiggles, tunnels, loops and more! Newborns love the clearly defined borders of arranging the FlexiPlay into a ring, older babies can use FlexiPlay as a tummy time support, and reach dangling toys. Mobile babies will love crawling over and under. A mirror and two dangle toys make for exciting activity! Recommended for 0-5+ months (our 3+ year old still enjoys the FlexiPlay with his baby brother!).
i play. Green Sprouts – Baby care items
Eventually our bald babies did grow hair. So I finally needed a baby comb and brush set! The Green Sprouts wooden set is attractive and easy to hold (also sturdier than plastic sets!). The soft bristles on the brush soothe our baby and entertain him as well!
In the bath, avoid large slippery areas by placing tiny rubber bathmats all over the floor of the tub. Made of 100% rubber, they are easy to stick on and peel off as needed. The multicolored whale shapes are fun for babies to look at in the bath as well!
Comb & Brush Set: $8.00, Bathmats: $12.00 at i play.
HALO Sleep Sack – Microfleece wearable blanket
I miss having a little one in a swaddle – he’s gotten so big! The good news is you can keep your babies and toddlers warm with Halo Sleep for years! I’ve reviewed the sleep sacks before here and here.
Here’s a recap: The Halo® SleepSack® wearable blanket replaces loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby’s face and interfere with breathing. In addition to sleeping safer, it helps babies sleep better, too. It’s a warm cuddly blanket they can’t kick off; ensuring baby sleeps soundly throughout the night. Recognized as “Hip Healthy” by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. Inverted zipper for easy diaper changes.
HALO Innovation’s SleepSack® wearable blankets have become the standard for hospital nurseries and parents alike. In fact, 1,000 hospital nurseries use the HALO SleepSack Swaddle instead of blankets through the HALO Safer Way to Sleep Initiative. HALO Innovations also offers free Safe Sleep Practices kits to childbirth educators to help further the cause of SIDS prevention.
Find online atAmazon.com (affiliate link).
Kolcraft – Jeep Cherokee Sport Stroller
A stroller is a great gift idea for baby and parents! If you’re active and on the go, check out the Kolcraft Jeep Cherokee Sport Stroller. Rugged and compact, with Free-Stand and one-hand fold, all-terrain wheels, tray and cargo bags for storage.
Find the Jeep Cherokee Sport Stroller at Kolcraft.com.
Kushies – Baby essentials and cloth diapers
Kushies®, based in Ontario, Canada, offers one-stop shopping for all baby and toddler essentials: apparel, toys, cold weather stroller gear, bath, and more! Kushies is the world’s largest washable diaper leader, and carries a wide range of cloth diapering products. I tried out a variety of items:
Taffeta Waterproof Diaper Cover – a super lightweight cover that fits over all Kushies diapers as well as other diapering systems that require a separate cover. Fully adjustable with elastic gussets at the legs. A wrap style design for easy on/off.
Basic Fitted Diaper – two layers of 100% cotton flannel with a double soaker for absorbency. Easy to use hook / loop closure (no pins!). This diaper is generously cut, so not as trim as some other cloth diapers, and requires a separate waterproof cover. Machine wash and dry; infant and toddler sizes.
Taffeta Waterproof Training Pant – with a 100% cotton flannel inner, these generous fit training pants save money and waste while your child learns to use the potty. The bold prints and colors appeal to children, and these pants are easy on/off for little kids to use independently.
Waterproof Wetbag – a baby essential, perfect for soiled diapers, dirty clothes, wet swimsuits or as dry storage for extra clothes, diapers or toys. Drawstring closure. Available in a variety of sizes and prints.
Flushable Biodegradable Diaper Liners – easier diaper cleanup – just toss in toilet or wastebasket. Use with cloth diapers or disposable. Single roll – 100 sheets. (Not recommended for septic).
Find these cloth diaper products and baby gear at Kushies.
These gift ideas for babies have been sponsored by the brands mentioned in this post, and I was sent products for my use and review.