Hey Natural Mamas: Check Out these Fabulous First Holiday Gifts for Baby
As your baby’s first holiday season approaches, many new parents start to get excited about the opportunity to buy them their first ever holiday gifts. While babies young enough to be experiencing the holidays for the first time won't remember what gifts they received and would probably be more than happy just to touch the wrapping paper or play in the box, the holidays are a great time to stock up on the toys and comfort items your little one will use over the coming year.
As parents begin to choose gifts for their baby, they often prioritize gifts that are natural and organic in order to make sure their child has their hands (and mouth) on something that’s not full of harsh chemicals or made from plastic that will stay in the landfill long after the baby is grown (and a possibly a parent themselves). Check out the natural toys and comfort items below that will be as fun as they are safe for your sweet baby.
If your little one isn't banging on stuff with glee yet, they will be soon. This sweet wooden set is the perfect introduction to play that’s focused on hand-eye coordination and, as a bonus, the natural wood and simple design will add some real style to the playroom shelf. For a baby who might enjoy rolling more than banging, the HABA Construction Site Set might be the perfect choice.
While babies under one are too young for stuffed animals to go in their crib or bassinet, they’re certainly old enough to enjoy something soft to play with throughout the day. Elly Lu has a wide range of stuffed animals that will fit within every nursery theme including unicorns, elephants, and giraffes. They’re also made from organic fabric and designed to be super snuggly-soft.
If your baby falls closer to the brand-new side of those who are enjoying the holidays for the first time this year, they might enjoy being wrapped in a snuggly blanket more than any other gift. BATZkids milestone blankets are made from soft, organic muslin and come in a range of sweet designs.
When your baby starts inching closer to being a toddler as they close in on their first birthday, they might develop joy in tossing small items. Instead of letting them toss cheerios from their highchair over and over, gift them a sweet set of sports balls made from soft organic fabric and watch their face light up with joy each time you retrieve one they throw.
Since most little ones don’t have a strong preference for any sort of gift, there’s no harm in using the holidays to stock up on the everyday items they’ll need throughout the year. Soft pajamas, sweet one-piece jumpers, and dresses made from ultra-soft natural cotton all make wonderful first holiday gifts.