Having a 3 month old baby for Christmas this year is amazing; it’s definitely brought back all of the Christmas cheer into the Dean/Morris household and even though she won’t really understand anything, seeing her face light up with the biggest smile at all of the Christmas lights is the best thing in the world. Although some of the bits in here are great for bubba as she starts to interact more with toys, I’ve kind of set this Christmas Gift Guide for Baby up to be more for gifts you can buy people with babies too!
The star of the show will always be my baby girl (soz not soz) and for any baby this Christmas you can never go wrong with a good ol’ Christmas Jumper – especially when they look as cute as this one does! This Minnie Mouse Christmas Jumper is one of my faves from the range at Next but you can get so many other gorgeous bits from there too. Remember for what age baby you’re buying for at Christmas though, I know from experience now, I definitely want other people to buy for Madison in the next size up or more so make sure the clothes you buy will be weather appropriate!
We’ve actually bought this one for Madison (or should I say for ourselves) as it’s something we like to read to Maddy and want to start reading to her before bed. A book like this is perfect for little ones as there’s over 100 nursery rhymes all in the same place! Reading is so important to babies too as they get older so you can’t really go wrong with this as a present for someone else with a baby too!
Now, I’m probably going to hate myself for this one come Christmas morning but Steve and I have bought Madison a Vtech Little Singing Puppy for Christmas this year and as we’ve bought it for her, I thought it would only be right to include it in my Christmas Gift Guide for Baby. Perfect from 3 months plus, this Little Singing Puppy is a learning puppy with light up buttons to introduce numbers, feelings and interactivity at the same time as being a cuddly puppy for baby. I know 3 months is a bit early for things like numbers but in my opinion the sooner the better when it comes to learning!
Disney Baby Shape Sorter Bus – £12.99
As a massive Disney fan how could I not include another Disney present in my Christmas Gift Guide for Baby? This Shape Sorter Bus is a great toy for little ones aged 10 months+ but I’ve bought this for Maddy because they’re never too young to start playing! Even if Madison can’t quite sort the shapes into the bus just yet, getting her used to the shapes from 4 months can’t hurt? At £12.99 too it’s a bargain of a gift! ( I even found mine in Aldi on a baby event!)
Milton Silver Dummy Steriliser – £6.99
A perfect gift for a Mummy-to-be or even a new Mum, the Milton Dummy Steriliser is the perfect on-the-go sterilising system for those pesky dummies that just keep dropping on the floor! (Or you know being thrown by those pesky babies!). At £6.99 they’re such a practical gift for new Mumma’s and when you’re a new Mum, believe me, practical is key! Milton are the leading sterilisation brand for babies and you can read more about their other fab products here!
Zöe the Penguin – £34.99
A lifesaver during the early days of Madison being born, Zoe the Penguin is a beautiful music box which doubles as a nightlight to settle your little ones back to sleep. Madison loved hers from day one and although she sleeps really well now (spoiler alert – Madison’s 3 month update will be on the blog soon) at first Zoe was the only thing that would settle her! The inbuilt light and different musical / white noise sound effects are perfect for every scenario including the restless midnight feeds! Zoe would be the perfect gift for anyone you know struggling to soothe their bubba or even for someone who is due to have another baby soon!
SnüzPouch – £36.95
The newest addition from Snüz is the SnüzPouch sleeping bag which I will be reviewing in more detail soon but for now just wanted to share with you as a great Christmas present this year. The SnüzPouch is the latest design in infant sleeping bags and with a special nappy change zip for easy access nappy changes in the night, it’s one of the most practical I’ve seen around. Madison loves sleeping in hers and although we don’t wake her for nappy changes in the night, in the morning the zip pouch is really handy for changing her before her first bottle without taking too long!
Next Fluffy Throw – £20
More for the Mummy’s than the babies, this large throw from Next is super cosy and fluffy and the perfect gift for cosy-ing up into over the festive period. I am completely obsessed with this and can you blame me when it’s this cold outside? Next have this in a couple of sizes and I definitely wouldn’t say ‘no’ if someone wanted to gift one to me (in fact, I didn’t – thanks Next!). I’ve popped this in my Christmas Gift Guide for Baby because it’s the cosiest thing to wrap baby up in for those extra Wintery days and Mummy cuddles and Maddy loves lying in our one!
So this Limited Edition Tinkerbell version isn’t exactly available anymore (apologies) but Cath Kidston do have some other gorgeous designs available for these Kids Mini Backpacks – including the new DisneyxCath Mickey Mouse collection! I’ve included this because although it’s strictly not ideal for newborn babes, it is great for when they get toddling and that’s exactly why I bought this one for Madison. I was going to hold out until she was big enough to actually wear one but when this Tinkerbell LE one was released I couldn’t help myself! I think they’re super cute and the perfect little gift for any baby / toddler who’s got their sassy pants on and independently walking around & wanting to store some of their toys! (I cannot wait for Maddy to get to this age).
Busting the purse strings a little bit on this one, I just had to include the Tommee Tippee Baby Food Steamer Blender because honestly I cannot wait to start using this to wean Madison onto solid foods. As a new Mum with a bubba reaching the 4 month stage the best present I could ask for this year is something to make weaning a whole lot easier for us both. I’m not really interested in buying pre-made pouches or jarred foods for her and want to make purees at home and with the Steamer Blender I can see that being a much easier task. With both steaming and blending functions (and a two-in-one) it has all I need to create my own purees and also use when Maddy gets a little older and is eating meals with the rest of us! I will be reviewing this product properly on the blog once I start using it in the new year – so keep your eyes peeled for that one!
On the lower end of the weaning budget is the Tommee Tippee Food Blender which is great for blending your baby’s first foods into the perfect consistency. With two speed settings and a pulse action the baby food blender is great for baby’s weaning at any age and will be the perfect companion for preparing their food from the start throughout. At £20 it’s a perfect gift for parent’s just starting on their weaning journey!
When it comes to buying for young babies there are normally a few staple options and something of quality that can be kept as a keepsake is definitely one of he most popular. This Wedgwood x Peter Rabbit money box is the perfect gift for new babies and with a pop out bottom is great for keeping their pennies in without having to smash it up once it’s full! Wedgwood is such a highly loved brand too that you really can’t go wrong with such a cute, well designed piece and I’m sure any Mother would love it for their baby growing up. This also comes in a blue design!
There we have it! My Christmas Gift Guide for Baby 2017 has been so fun to put together and I really hope you like some of my suggestions! Don’t forget to visit my Christmas Gift Guide for Her and also keep an eye out for my Christmas Gift Guide for Him later this next week! I should be doing another Christmas Gift Guide for Baby next year too so make sure you’re still following via Bloglovin!
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