Going to a baby shower? How about a first birthday party? While there are lots of options to choose from when picking out gifts for baby, make sure that you’ve taken the child’s age and preferences into account. Speak to their parents about what toys or characters they most enjoy, and then get them a gift based on that. Below, a few ideas for all types of gift categories.
Below are the most darling and flexible pieces for babies. Once the child has outgrown a piece, there’s no going back, so keep track of how big the baby is and buy clothes accordingly- they’ll be labeled according to age or weight. The baby will always get bigger, so it’s better to buy a size larger if you’re not sure.
These are great for young children because they allow babies to play and can be put on easily.
What parent couldn’t use more of these? Help to keep babies clean while eating.
Babies can lose lots of heat in their heads, so most parents will definitely wants some hats for their child.
Babies just love to take these on and off- get a few pairs to replace the ones that get lost around the house.
Get a cute saying that parents will enjoy on their child.
Keep the baby busy with all sorts of great toys. These are classic, easy toys that any baby could love. Does the baby have a favorite type of toy? Find out and work with that theme. Make sure gifts work with the baby’s age and are sure to please the parents.
Videos for babies can be educational and entertaining, while allowing moms and dads a little break.
Music is a great way to stimulate young minds- get a fun toy with a tune for your tot.
Blocks are great for encouraging all sorts of skills in a newborn baby- just make sure they are non-toxic.
Every baby needs a teddy! Pick out a soft, plush one that’s sturdy enough to stand up to being dragged around the house.
Today’s innovations in the world of baby toys are pretty amazing- any item you pick out will be a great gift.
Decorate the baby’s room with items that she or he will keep for years. Many children are reluctant to ever give up their first blankie or pillow. Be the person to give that gift. Remember, anything that has the baby’s name on it is even more special, and it’s doubly helpful if there are multiple kids in the family.
These give the nursery some whimsy, peace, and quiet.
Quilts are a great keepsake through the years, but use it decoratively until your baby is out of a crib.
These decorate the room, make it cozy, and can be a great personalized gift.
Light up the nursery and help to complement the theme..
These give parents a nice place to rock their child before putting them to bed.
Here are a few more great gifts for baby’s birthday.
Planning a first birthday party for your little one? Below, a few helpful tips.
Theme: Does your baby like Sesame Street or animals? If so, plan your party around that theme so you know your baby will enjoy it and the other kids will, too. Think themed cups,plates,balloons,party favors,cake and more!
Timing: Make sure the party is short enough so that kids can have fun without getting too cranky. Also, if your baby has scheduled nap times, make sure to plan around those.
Guest List: Don’t make the party too big. Having too many little kids around can be chaotic; and having lots of guests to entertain while watching your baby can get to be overwhelming.
Food: Since the party will not be running too long, there may not be a need to serve food; but you might want to have a few baby-friendly snacks for the toddlers and some grown-up appetizers for the adults.
The Party Space: Make sure your party space is kid friendly, and if need be, put up fences that so you know babies will stay in one restricted area.
Pictures: Don’t forget your video camera or digital camera! These are definitely memories you will want to keep on film.