The holidays are just around the corner, and for new moms and dads everywhere, the question of the hour is, “What should I get my baby for Christmas?”
It’s a complicated question. Since your baby won’t remember this holiday, it’s probably a good idea to err on the side of practicality. But practical gifts don’t have to be boring (also, practical gifts aren’t always cheap!).
Here are a few of the best gifts for your baby’s first Christmas:
Let’s face it, it’s not the most exciting gift for your baby to unwrap, but your baby needs to be safe. Traditional rear-facing carseats accommodate children up to 25-30 pounds. Before you know it, your baby will be pushing the limit – and it’s better safe than sorry. Plus, if you buy a RECARO Convertible Car Seat on Amazon now, you’ll get $60 back in a gift card. That means more money for fun stuff. Yay!
2. Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo
A favorite among BTDT and first time moms, the Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo is an instant hit with most almost-mobile babies. The rotating seat allows your baby to see the world from many different views. Infants who have great head control, but cannot walk or crawl love the jumperoo because it provides independence. Moms love the jumperoo for that reason, too (come on, ladies, we all would like to be able to eat a bowl of soup before it gets cold). With mobiles and interactive animals, your baby will be occupied for hours. This is one of the best Christmas gifts for babies and moms.
Yes, diapers. You need diapers. Your baby needs diapers. And, honestly, your baby is only interested in the wrapping paper. So wrap up a box. Your bank account will thank you later!
I’ll be adding to the list of Christmas goodies before Santa arrives, so stay tuned. If you have any suggestions for a baby’s first Christmas – let me know! I’ll be doing a post on traditional gifts/annual traditions you can start with your little one, and I’d love to hear your ideas.