Infant Gift Guide2014

Infant Gift Guide1. Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes
Promote music appreciation and auditory development by introducing your little one to baby-friendly versions of classical masterpieces by Mozart, Vivaldi, Chopin and Rossini with the Baby Einstein take along Tunes. A large, easy to press button allows your baby to toggle through 7 high quality and enjoyable classical melodies at home, or for on-the-go fun. This baby’s version of an MP3 player has colorful lights that dance across the screen to enhance each entertaining melody and promote visual perception.   This was one of my sons favorite little toys when he was 3 months old all the way until 15 months. It is great for car rides and shopping trips with mom!

2. Skip Hop Treetop Friends Busy Bead Tree
This dynamic learning toy keeps little ones busy! Chunky wooden beads weave throughout the colorful tree, as your little one discovers new pathways for birdie and friends. Flip, spin and slide the pieces along the branches to teach coordination.

3. Melissa & Doug Jumbo Knob Wooden Farm Puzzle
Seven favorite farm animals and a farmer stand out against the big red barn. Extra thick wooden puzzle includes eight pieces, with jumbo wooden knobs that are easy for children to grasp. Full-color matching pictures appear underneath each piece. Encourages hand-eye, fine motor and visual perception skills.

4. Mega Bloks
Construction sets are timeless toys that are fun for both girls and boys – and appreciated by parents for their educational and developmental value. These sets are designed to be easy to handle for little hands. Each eye-catching piece, with it’s special texture and other intriguing details, helps children confidently build worlds as big as their imaginations.

5. Bunzi Gradual Balance Bike
Learning balance step by step. That’s where we took off from when designing this little gem. The Bunzi gradual balance bike is a unique 2-in-1 balance bike that can be switched between 3-wheel mode and 2-wheel mode in just a few seconds. Start off in 3-wheel mode from as early as 1 year and switch to 2-wheel mode only when your child is ready. Switch back and forth as many times as you want. The seat position in 3-wheel mode is low to the ground for comfort, the seat position in 2-wheel mode is higher to make more speed. The Bunzi is light and easy to carry by the handgrip and has a nice little cookie storage trunk in the seat. Perfect for children 1 years old and up starting ride outdoors!

6. Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo
Everything your baby needs can be found in this Rainforest Jumperoo. Its newly designed frame allows you to opens it up from the top, and lets the seat rotate 360 degrees so baby can play and interact from any side. A fun seat and toys at five locations on the platform engage baby all the way around, and an electronic toy at the front has motion, music and lights that can be activated by baby spinning a drum. Seat also features a bobbling elephant, a monkey swinging from a vine, a parrot hanging from a bead bar, a clear spinning bead ball, a tiger that plays hide and seek, a spinning lizard that makes rattling sounds, a tethered chew toy and a stack of chips with cute graphics for baby to explore. Two soft leaves extend from the frame to create an overhead ‘canopy’ with soft toys that dangle down for fun bat-at play. Jumperoo has has three height adjustments for extended use. These are great!

7. LeapFrog My Pal Scout
Personalize this snuggly interactive puppy by teaching him your child’s name and favorite things! Available in Green or Purple, you can connect Scout to your computer and completely customize things like your child’s name (including spelling!!), favorite color, favorite food, favorite animal and select the songs that can be played! This is one of our favorite infant toys, and our kids all love theirs so much.

8. nini & pumpkin “moon cocoon sleep sack”
The moon cocoon sleep sack is a wearable duvet that will keep your bundle of joy warm, cozy and safe all year long. Made from a breathable, hypoallergenic, water resistant, and  blue sign certified fabric, the Moon Cocoon has snaps that allow for three size adjustments and a zipper that allows for additional air flow, mobility for walking toddlers, and easy diaper changes!

9. Moluk Mini Bilibos Baby Toy
Deceptively simple and magically attractive, Bilibo’s iconic shell shape and bright colors immediately appeal to children. Developed in collaboration with childhood development experts, Bilibo’s unique form arouses curiosity, engages the imagination, and encourages creativity. Both boys and girls find unlimited ways to play with Bilibos- using them to rock in, spin in, hide under, sit on, tote with and peek through. Bilibo provides hours of fun indoors and out: at home, at the park, at the beach, in water and even in snow! Perfect for children 24 months and up. My 5 year old still plays with her Bilibo and even uses it in her room as a stool to reach things, it is perfect!

10. NEW SMALL Panda & Hedgehog Wheely Bug
We LOVE the Wheely Bug here at Simply Real Moms, and we are so very excited to announce the newest creatures available this holiday season- Panda and Hedgehog! These adorable plush wheely bugs come as a basic body with a plush cover that is washable! The small size makes the absolute best present for a little one who will soon be toddling around or learning to walk because it can be used as a push toy and then eventually as a ride on!

 

 

 Need stocking stuffer ideas??

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Munchkin creates innovative products for babies and children, everything you can possibly think of. It can be so hard to come up with stocking stuffer ideas for babies and toddlers. There are not too many products that you can get babies. I love the idea of getting small children items they can really use like sippy cups, spoons, plates, bowls and bibs. I filled sons stocking last year with puffs, fruit melts, spoons, teethers, bottle accessories and bath toys. This was so perfect and that way he had presents as well as things he really needed. Munchkin’s has everything you can possibly need to fill your child’s stocking in a great way!

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Sophie the Giraffe is one of our favorite teething toys. Vulli’s Sophie the Giraffe has been amusing babies for 50 years. Made of 100% natural rubber and food paint, the BPA- and phthalate-free Sophie is soothing and safe for your teething baby. Sophie’s unique design, pattern and texture stimulate all of your baby’s senses during playtime. She makes a happy sound when squeezed, stimulating hearing and helping your baby understand the link between cause and effect.

Lamaze
Lamaze Play and Grow, Freddie the Firefly. When babies are first born, they see in black and white. This is why Freddie strikes a balance between bright, high contrast patterns that help stimulate baby’s vision, and bold solid colors that give baby’s eyes a place to rest. Sounds like squeak, clink, and crinkle also help stimulate and develop baby’s auditory skills. Finally, Freddie’s large, friendly eyes invite baby to focus and stare at a single object, which can help calm baby while supporting healthy eye development. Made to be safe for newborns and young children, Freddie features a soft velour body that’s ideal for cuddling and busy wings with a peek-a-boo mirror for interactive play. Multiple textures keep your baby interested, encouraging her to explore. Additionally, the rings clink together, and the tethered ladybug teether–which baby can pull out or store in a cute little pocket–and knotted antennae are perfect for chewing. For added fun and to aid small motor development, there’s also a ball that squeaks when squeezed.

 

 

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