All for the Little Ones: Gift Ideas for Babies Under One
By Sheryl Cooksley
We all want to buy those cute, sweet gifts for the babies in our lives. Seriously, they’re just too darn cute: the babies, the toys and the clothes.
ALL THAT STUFF!
Babies under one year old don’t care what they get for the holidays. They would be just as happy with a bunch of empty gift bags with tissue paper, or even your personal Rubbermaid containers wrapped all pretty under the tree. They like the lights and the sound of the crinkling paper.
BUT….you can’t skip over celebrating their first Christmas or Hannukah. There are pictures and questions from junior when he’s older about what you got him for his first big holiday.
What should we buy for the babies on our holiday lists?
We posted a question on the Family Tree Doula Services Facebook page asking our followers to name the best Christmas gifts for babies under 1 year old. Here’s what we got:
A piggy bank with money already in it
A mini scrapbook of the year of their birth
A “Baby’s First” ornament or keepsake
Something special and handmade
Something small and inexpensive
Anything that lights up, rattles or plays music (here’s one of my favorite brands)
Diapers, wipes, baby food
A basket full of empty (clean) food containers
Lastly, and the one I love best as a postpartum doula:
WELL RESTED PARENTS! Hint: there’s a gift certificate for that!
Start a practical tradition.
Keep it simple.
Fill whatever you are giving with love.
These littles really don’t care about anything else.