B. One Two Squeeze Blocks $14.99
These soft blocks are great for stacking, chewing, squeezing, and even throwing. They’ve been a favorite in our house for nearly 2 years.
Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon $99.99
Is baby getting ready to walk? A push toy like this beautiful Radio Flyer wagon is a great way for baby to practice for his or her big first steps.
Freddie the Firefly $15.99
Isla loved her Freddie the Firefly. Bright and colorful, with lots of interesting textures and sounds for curious mouths, fingers, and ears to explore, he’s a great companion for any baby.
Grimm’s Large Wooden Stacking Tower $43.50
Little ones love to sort and stack. This colorful tower will provide lots of opportunity for entertainment.
Natural Rubber Teether $15.00
Teething is no fun, but a rubber teether from Natursutten is a safe, natural way to ease baby’s teething pain. They are BPA, phthalates and nitrosamines free. Makes a great stocking stuffer.
Peekaboo Forest Cloth Book $15.99
Foster an early love of reading with cloth books. I like this series from Lamaze. Each page has little ways for baby to interact.
Infantino Twist and Fold Activity Gym $39.99
Is your baby working on reaching and grasping and rolling from back to tummy and tummy to back? A play mat is a great way to encourage their exploration. (Also, it might give you a few minutes of peace.)
Taggies Character Blanket $21.00
Isla loved her taggies when she was a baby. All of the brightly colored fabric tabs are fun for little eyes, mouths, and hands. And these character blankets make a great lovie to tuck in with your little one at night.
Fruit and Veggie Squeezies Price Varies
Looking for a sweet treat to stuff your baby’s stocking? Fruit and veggie squeezies are a healthy favorite that are the perfect size for a stocking.
Jamie saysDecember 1, 2014 at 8:12 am
These are great ideas! I especially love the cloth books recommended, my fiance and I love to read and are eager to instill this in our baby from an early age.
Jen Eiserman saysDecember 1, 2014 at 6:54 pm
I love these recommendations; it’s hard to know what toys are good for what age.
Tara saysDecember 1, 2014 at 7:47 pm
I love the activity mat. They are great for both back and tummy time.
Jessi H saysDecember 2, 2014 at 2:33 pm
The Taggies character blanket is particularly cute, lots of my friends have been registering for those lately!
Lara C. saysDecember 2, 2014 at 6:25 pm
Those toddler blocks look awesome. I love that they are soft but also have a lot of texture!
Kat Kerley saysDecember 2, 2014 at 6:45 pm
This B one two squeeze blocks are adorable! I literally oooohhhed lol!
Barbara saysDecember 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm
We have a lot of these already! We especially love the Elemenosqueeze Blocks – we have two sets of them!
CHRISTINE Physicalherapist saysDecember 2, 2014 at 8:22 pm
Blocks and Taggie blanket are on my daughter’s wishlist.
Amanda A saysDecember 2, 2014 at 10:53 pm
Great gift selections. We have the B Blocks and LOVE them!!! Totally need more of them!
Claire Rheinheimer saysDecember 3, 2014 at 4:35 pm
I love the Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon, I’ve not seen that before. I wish I had before my littles learned to walk!
Melanie Schemanski saysDecember 3, 2014 at 6:34 pm
Would love the firefly and taggie blanket for my newborn
Abbi saysDecember 4, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Thanks for these reviews – we’re in the process now of figuring out exactly what we want to get our little guy for his first Christmas!
Shanna Rodgers saysDecember 4, 2014 at 12:53 pm
My baby’s first Christmas is this year! We have the blocks, but were unsure what else would he enjoy. These are great ideas! THank so much for sharing.
Jo b saysDecember 5, 2014 at 2:22 pm
Thanks for pointing out some good options from the milieu of toys!
Sarah Hayes saysDecember 5, 2014 at 3:09 pm
these are great choices. I love the wagon
Ashley F saysDecember 5, 2014 at 5:42 pm
We love the B. One Two Squeeze blocks, we got them for my daughter when she was little and she still loves playing with them at over two and half years old!
Vicki h saysDecember 5, 2014 at 6:16 pm
We have a new baby and its hard to know what to buy for such a little one Thanks for the ideas
Jessica S saysDecember 5, 2014 at 7:16 pm
We had a lot of those for the first year. The squeaky blocks and the stackers were big hits last year and of course books are always good.
Sara l. saysDecember 6, 2014 at 10:59 am
We received thePeekaboo forest cloth book last Christmas for our little girl. It was defiantly a big hit.
Jessica saysDecember 6, 2014 at 4:14 pm
I love the fruit & veggie puree idea. By the time my daughter’s first Christmas came along she had already collected more toys that she could ever play with. I love non toy gifts 🙂
Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom` saysDecember 6, 2014 at 9:49 pm
We have those blocks! My boys have all loved them! Great gifts you’ve found!
Mesha C. saysDecember 7, 2014 at 10:25 am
I love the Natural Rubber Teether . The design is so simple, yet perfect for little hands.
Nicole U saysDecember 7, 2014 at 12:25 pm
I like the One Two Squeeze Blocks because it has texture and can be played with in multiple ways.
RJ saysDecember 7, 2014 at 12:26 pm
I like your guide has so many educational and developmental toys. I really like the blocks and stacking toy.
Mara Davenport saysDecember 7, 2014 at 3:24 pm
Thanks for this review, I have been trying to figure out a good gift for my little guy and this helped to give me some ideas!
Shaina Chance saysDecember 7, 2014 at 6:37 pm
I would LOVE, LOVE , LOVE to have a wagon for my daughter. I remember my mom letting me take our wagon out for a cruise down our neighborhood hill. It was such a blast! Maybe someone would donate a wagon of any kind to us one day.
roamingmommy1 saysSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:19 pm
I love all of these ideas. It is so easy to get stumped when it comes to getting a gift for a baby under a year of age. They have yet to develop strong personal opinions about toys and what they want, yet they are all so independently minded that it can be a bit of a puzzle trying to pick just the right thing. I love the range in your suggestions and will surely be adding a few to my shopping lists this year. If you want to break away from toys and get a gift that will benefit both the baby and the parents, I have some articles, reviews and advice you might be interested in looking over at https://www.roamingmommy.com