With Christmas fast approaching (seriously, where has the year gone), it's only natural that as parents, our thoughts turn to our children. This will be Bear's first Christmas and like with Moo, I know he won't be old enough to get any appreciation out of it. I don't care. I still want him to have presents under the tree and a stocking at the foot of his bed, just like his sister did. Moo was almost three months old for her first festive period, Bear will be approaching four months so very similar in age. I still have her 'Baby's First Christmas' stocking and so intend to use that again. It's small, room enough for a few little, token pieces.
I know a lot of people don't do Christmas for babies, but like I said. I do and I feel it's doubly important with a toddler in the house.
John Lewis Baby's First Christmas stocking £9.95
The great thing about babies at Christmas is that big or small, they know no different. Here's a few tips on super stocking stuffers for a magical baby's first Christmas...
A good gift, is a useful gift.
Bibs, socks, weaning spoons...all things that will be needed whether sooner or later so take this opportunity to make something boring into something adorned with pretty paper and ribbon.
Avoid the novelty.
I get it, the urge to buy everything you see emblazoned with 'baby's first Christmas' is strong, it is an incredibly special time for most of us...but remember that it is one day and while the odd bit here and there (things like socks and bibs are a good purchase for your first if you intend to have more) will do no harm, but don't go crazy or you'll end up with a cupboard full of the stuff! In my opinion, the perfect moments is an ornament, invest in something sturdy that will stand the test of time, to be brought out and hung every year as a reminder.
Children open their stockings on Christmas morning, right? Why not fill the stocking with items to make the day extra special? First Christmas socks, a chocolate Father Christmas, new cutlery for festive lunch or a special decoration for the tree...
Poundland, Savers and Supermarkets all offer very cheap, good quality and even branded items at teeny prices, ideal for filling a little (or big) stocking.
Other great stocking fillers for babies (dependant on age) include a rattle, baby biscuits, chocolate coins, mittens, a hat, a wash mitt, a toothbrush, baby soap, a small book, dummies and fruit.
Is this your baby's first festive fiesta? Will you be splurging or saving?
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