What To Buy For Baby At Christmas (or any other time of the year)

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It seems a bit hard to figure out what you would even purchase for a baby, since they won’t completely get the concept of Christmas. Whether you’re after some big ideas or just smaller things to purchase for a loved one’s new baby, I have found useful and lovely things across a range of categories to purchase for baby during Christmas (or any other gift-giving celebration).

See bottom of post for full, printable list download (free) and some places to look for some of the items suggested below.

Usually cheaper items which come in handy regardless of baby or child’s age can be helpful and appreciated by mum or dad! Items such as these can make great stocking stuffers.
Bubble Bath
Baby Wash
Baby Moisturiser/Lotion
Nappy Rash Cream
Dummy Clips

stages gift ideas for baby

Milestone Items
If your baby is smaller or newborn, items for current and future stages can both come in handy! Thing of teething, starting solids, cruising, crawling, walking, toilet training and similar stages.
Newborn- milestone blankets/cards, swaddles, sheets, pram liners, first outfit items , mobiles, white noise machines, bouncers
Hand/Feet Discovery Stage- crinkly toys, jingly toys, rattles, baby activity/play gym
Teething Stage- teething toys, baby bibs, amber teething items
Starting Solids Stage- sippy cups, bowls, plates, utensils, bibs
Swaddle Transitioning Stage- comfort items, night lights
Sitting Stage- stacking toys, shape sorter toys, bath seat
Crawling Stage- activity cubes, tunnel toys, rolling toys
Cruising Stage- push walkers, stand up activity tables, water tables (supervised play only)
Walking Stage- pull-along toys, push toys, ball game toys, flexible shoes
Toddler Stage- ride-on toys, bikes/trikes, runners, ball pits, outdoor sport type toys (like balls to kick/throw, t-ball sets, mini basketball sets, coordination and balance items)
Preschooler Stage- educational toys and learning tools, sensory play items, imaginative play items, costumes/dress-ups, puppets, simple board games, memory cards
Primary Ages- educational games, books at their reading/learning level, tools to help them learn, different drawing/coluring/crafting items, paints, chalk

Special Occasion/Seasonal Items
Whether holidays, special occasion Christenings or just the time of year, you may prefer to make a purchase which is suitable for the time of year or the event you are celebrating. If you are planning to make a purchase for the future, try to estimate the size and stage baby may be if the item depends on sizing or stage of development!
Plaques- Baby’s First Christmas, milestone moments or other Baby’s First Items
Engraved keepsakes- Picture frame, rattle, egg cup, hairbrush or other sentimental items
Special Clothing- seasonal/holiday themed outfits, pyjamas, socks, bibs and accessories
Personalised Items- Personalised blankets, books, name plaques, dinnerware sets (for older children), ornaments, teething items, dummy clips and other items personalised with baby’s name or details

Daycare/Childcare/Things for Visiting Friends or Family Items
It can be exciting to get a new bag or some cute accessories for baby!
Ice bricks or freezer packs
Water bottle/sippy cup/new bottles
Bento Box
Name Labels
Other Food Storage Items

Books are always a GREAT idea from babies through adults!
Soft/Cloth Books, Teething Corner Books, Crinkly Books
Board Books
Touch & Feel Books
Classic Books (to read with baby, not necessarily to give baby to play with themselves)
Seasonal books (some do a book a day in the month of December for Christmastime)

my first christmas card

Travel Items
If you’re planning a special trip or longer road trip, these can be great gifts as you prepare and plan!
Travel items
Activities/Toys for the car ride
Bento Box/Lunch Boxes
A new bag/suitcase for travel
First aid kits
Kids Ice Packs

Outdoor Play Items
For time spent outside, there are so many choices for helpful things, especially as baby gets older and more mobile!
Playpen or portacot (for safe, enclosed play)
Picnic Blanket
Water table (for supervised play)
Pool (for supervised play)
Playgrounds/Sandboxes/Slides (for supervised play and during toddler ages)
Tents (for supervised play)

Swimming/Water/Sand Play Items
Australia is a pretty warm climate, so there is usually some swim time involved, even if you don’t have a pool at home or get out to the local beach!
Water table/Pool/Sprinkler
Bucket & Shovel Sets
Other Water Play Items/Bath Toys
Swim gear- towel, swimwear/rashie vest/swim nappies, sunglasses, hat, swim shoes, goggles, sunscreen (sunscreen dispenser), swim bag, wet bag

Some great places to browse for toy ideas and baby essentials:
Baby Vegas – Toys & Gifts
Attipas – Soft Soled Shoes
My Happy Helpers – Larger Toys, Toys and other gifts
Cheeky Chickadee – Swimwear & Accessories
Bedhead Hats – Hats
Babiators – Baby Sunglasses
Baby Loves Sleep – Baby Bedding and sleeping bags
Marmalade Lion – Play mats, pram liners and more
CMC Gold – Customised dummy clips, ornaments, plaques and personalised items
Step 2 Australia – Larger toys, ride on items, water tables, outdoor play items
Little Bow Co – Variety of hair clips, bows, bow ties as well as custom swaddles, clothing and accessories
Little Tikes Australia – Larger toys, ride on items, water tables, outfoor play items
The Stork Nest – A range of things for babies
The Finer Detail by Kim – Personalised/Customised items for Christmas and other occasions
Weleda – Baby Skincare products
Tiny Hearts Education – First Aid Kits, CPR/First aid courses
Solar Buddies Sunscreen Dispenser – Dispenser for sunscreen
And as always, our shop site,

This, of course is not an exhaustive list (and unfortunately we can’t link to every place to find them, either), but if you do a search for the key words on Google or ask in a Facebook mum’s group, I’m sure you can get specific suggestions of where to find most of these! Another great suggestion is to search your baby’s age on Amazon, Google or Catch along with “gift ideas” to get some suggestions.

Happy Shopping!

(Both of these lists are the same, one just has a more “Christmas” style to it)

Download this whole list for free by clicking the photo below and selecting the blue “Download” button
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