Here are our favorite Christmas gifts for babies and toddlers (ages birth-2):
Bouncy Horse Hopper – These are the BEST. We received one when our first child was one and it is still used in our house. Play toy, step stool, pretend elephant, launching device. If a toy can last 8 years, it wins.
Fisher-Price Little People have been around for years. They’ve changed the look but not the appeal. Toddlers spend countless hours (okay, minutes) pushing the Fisher-Price Little People Lil’ Movers School Bus, flying the Fisher-Price Little People Lil’ Movers Airplane, or playing with the Fisher-Price Little People Happy Sounds Home.
Micro Mini 3-in-1 Kick Scooter – This sit scooter works for tiny toddlers and converts to a Micro Mini Scooter once they are ready for a stand-up scooter, so you’re seriously getting your money’s worth with this one. You can read Angela’s glowing Mini Kick review here.
Portland Children’s Museum Membership — Your local children’s museum is a great way to get out of the house and let the littles explore.
Push toys — The is definitely a must for a one-year old as they are just learning to walk and love to move things along. The Little Tikes Shopping Cart is perfect for indoors or outdoors. The Melissa & Doug Shopping Cart is more real-life and is best stored inside. Both have a good re-sale value.
Manhattan Toy Baby Whoozit – Buying a gift for a baby seems ridiculous but if you have a baby around 4-12 months this is one of the only toys you’ll need. Send this suggestion on to Grandma.
B. baby toys at Target — The stackable squishy blocks are perfect for little hands to grab and build small towers. Isn’t there something about kids building towers and being a genius? I’m not sure, but I know they enjoy playing with these little blocks. Don’t forget to grab the zoom cars.
Melissa & Doug Low Loader – These are so great for kids to pull around the house. The large wooden shapes makes it easy for little hands to maneuver.
What are you favorite gifts for babies and toddlers?
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