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It can be hard to figure out the perfect gift for your littlest family members because you want to get them something that is both fun and practical but often they won’t give your gift too much attention. Here are some of the top gifts for 2013 that will be perfect for your babies or toddlers this year!
Great Gifts for Babies
What does every single baby need this holiday season? DIAPERS! Pampers and Sam’s club have teamed up to offer this awesome New Baby Welcome Pack. It includes: Pampers Newborn Jumbo pack, Pampers Swaddlers Size 1 Jumbo pack, Pampers Sensitive Wipes Tub, Dreft Sample, and Diapees & Wipees Fabric Case Cover & Travel Wipes Case. Pampers are awesome diapers and perfect for every little babies bottom! Any mom would love this gift for their little one and what baby wouldn’t love playing in the big box! The New Baby Welcome Pack retails for $27.98 and can be found at your local Sam’s Club.
Your babies first Christmas is such a special time. This adorable holiday classic story of “The Night Before Christmas” is customizable with your child’s name and information. Each page features amazing illustrations highlighting your location and family members in such a fun way. I recently received this beautiful book for my one-year old and right away I knew it would be a holiday keepsake that will be treasured for many, many years. Chronicle books offers several different customizable books for you to choose from including holiday or year-round themes. This title retails for $34.99 and can be found here.
Swaddle Designs marquisette swaddling blankets are thin, lightweight, and breathable for a safe swaddle for your infant and make the perfect blanket for all the imaginative uses your toddler will come up with, too. My boys use them to build forts, as a super hero cape, as a parachute and lots of other uses. When it’s time to head outdoors in the cold, reach for their warm and cozy stroller blankets that are perfectly sized to cover your tots lap but not hang over getting into your wheels. This will be a gift that gets used day in and day out and loved for years. Stroller blankets retail for $48 and swaddle blankets for $15.
Tiny Love just made bringing baby along much easier. My babies have always loved hanging out in their bouncers, it lets them be up and looking around and makes it easier for me to be down on their level so they feel included. If only it was easier to take with you everywhere! Problem solved! Tiny Love‘s new Take-Along Bouncer is easy to fold and carry, requires no assembly,is great for indoor and outdoor use, is way cute, and comes with a stylish carrying bag. Retails for $44.99.
Fill up their stockings, and their bellies, with a yummy and nutritious treat on Christmas morning and throughout the holidays. Babies will love their pure fruity flavor and smooth consistency all in an easy to eat pouch. Mom will love that GoGo SqueeZ applesauce pouches are 100% natural, gluten free, with BPA free packaging. Plus, NO: wheat, artificial flavors or colors, high fructose corn syrup, and non-GMO. You can find 11 different varieties of their applesauce pouches with fun combinations like Apple Peach and Apple Banana. GoGo squeeZ also makes organic applesauce pouches and fast fruit pouches. My boys absolutely love these applesauce pouches! They are a filling snack that I can feel good about them eating and enjoying!
What better gift to give and new mom and baby that that of good sleep. The Woombie was designed by a RN & Certified Infant Care Specialist, providing a safe & comfortable swaddle for your baby. It allows for natural movement of the arms, legs and hips without restricting motion or mobiity. My babies always seem to figure out a way to get out of every swaddler or wrap, but the Woombie is a perfect solution! It re-creates the womb environment that baby felt prior to birth which is important for calming baby and preventing flailing arms. The Woombie promotes a more natural and peaceful sleep environment for your baby resulting in longer periods of sleep with less restlessness. It can prevents timeless issues such as startling, face scratching, overheating and loose unraveled blankets covering your baby’s face. The Woombie Air retails for $26.
Tommee Tippee is known for bottles designed to encourage babies’ natural feeding action. These new bottles have the same great features of tommee tippee’s Closer to Nature feeding bottles, but with stylish new colors, check out the Colour My World collection. Available exclusively at Babies R Us, these awesome jewel toned bottles come in sets of 3-9oz. bottles for boys and girls. We love Tommee Tippee products at our house, because my babes are mainly breastfed I love that these bottles have been designed by breastfeeding experts to encourage them to continue using their natural feeding action. All their products are easy to clean and made of the highest quality materials. Their new Colour My World line retails for $22.99.
Gifts Toddlers Will Love
B.Toys Wee MD is such a great choice for fostering your toddlers imagination. This Dr. kit is perfect for fixing all your make believe boo boos, your toddler will love to get calls on his pager complete with lights and sounds and to check your heartbeat with their stethoscope (with heartbeat sounds). We have several different B.Toys at our house, I love the jewel tone colors and my kids love how fun they are to play with! B.toys packaging is made from recycled goods and they give $.10 or each toy purchased to Free The Children, The world’s largest network of children helping children. The Wee MD set retails for $22.99. B.Toys can be found at your local Target.
This adorable play set from Nenuco includes a cradle that can attach to your bed so your baby can sleep with you just like a co-sleeping baby bed. You can keep her close and safe with you all night long. Includes a star nightlight with music, blanket, bottle and pacifier. The cradle works attached to bed as well as free standing on it’s own. This 16.5″ doll is so cute and unique! Have sweet dreams with your precious baby by your side. Suitable for all kinds of beds. Nenuco promotes interaction between child & doll for hours of fun creative play. This baby is so perfect for the little mommy in your life! The Sleep With Me Cradle Gift set retails for $29.99 and can be found at Toys R Us or Kmart.
Puzzles are a great gift for your toddler and these personalized ones from I See Me are sure to be a hit this holiday season. They help develop cognitive skills, problem solving, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and self-esteem. These beautifully illustrated, 18″ x 12″, high quality puzzles come in 11 different styles for both boys and girls. Your toddler will love piecing together this 24 piece puzzle personalized with their name! These puzzles from I See Me retail for $29.95 and can be found here.
Every little mover needs comfy clothes that allow them the freedom they need to grow and explore. Having ones that look as cute as Penny & Tillie’s is the biggest bonus! Penny & Tillie offer the cutest leggings and leg warmers for girls and boys. They are super soft and perfect for your baby. I have found that leg warmers are the best for diaper changes, especially when your new baby is needing one so often! They allow you to quickly change a bum with no hassle of pulling up or down pants! All of their items are really affordable and are made of the highest quality. Prices range from $10-18.
No more fighting over who “won” – Peaceable Kingdom games let’s everyone win, or lose, together! The offer a variety of cooperative games like their award winning game, The Great Cheese Chase. This adorable game has simple rules with a fun cat and mouse chase game. If your child is up for a challenge, try their Fish Stix strategy game that works on matching and sorting skills. They have a variety of themed match up games that let the game play grow with your child and have education built-in like their Numbers Match Up Game & Puzzle. Another learning game that reinforces letter recognition while being fun is their Alphabet Go Fish! card game. Either of these two would make a perfect stocking stuffer! Most of the Peaceable Kingdom games retail between $8 and $16 and can be purchased on Amazon.
Toddlers LOVE to give hugs and they’ll love the hot toy of the season, Big Hugs Elmo who will literally hug them back! He’s loaded up with fun and catchy music so you can sing and dance along with Elmo. Watch as he responds to you moving him around. Then, play along with him in one of 4 fun worlds built by imagination including astronauts, rabbits, frogs and horses. When Elmo, or your tot, gets tired, just lay him down and he’ll sing a lullaby as he goes to sleep. Big Hugs Elmo retails for $60 and can be found online and in stores!
Our little ones love to feel like they are “big kids” and do the things they see us do. The new Showcam lets them mimic what they see us do by taking all their own pictures. Then, you can flip the switch on this nifty camera and it has a built in projector so your child can show off all their candid shots. It’s built with little ones in mind with simple controls, easy to grip handles and large buttons. Once they’re comfortable taking your picture, than can also customize them with silly stamps, sounds and more to play with their snapshot. The Showcam can hold up to 1000 images! You’ll be able to find the Showcam at your favorite local retailer and online. It retails for $60.
Something for a New Mom
New moms should not be left out this holiday season, and a mom who is comfortable while nursing really is a present for baby, right? Bravado offers the best nursing bras around. The Bravado Essential Embrace is one of the best nursing bras around. It is made of a breathable stretch fabric that has four way stretch to accommodate your changing body. It has easy to open and close clips with full drop away bra cup that allows for more skin to skin contact with your baby. It is lightweight and wire-free, yet strong & supportive. Every new nursing mom needs one this year! The Essential Embrace retails for $49.00 and can be found here.