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

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 suggested places to look for some of the items suggested below (besides our shop site, Bubsessed.com.au)

Basics
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
Shampoo/Conditioner
Baby Wash
Baby Moisturiser/Lotion
Nappy Rash Cream
Clothing
Swimwear
Hats
Sunglasses
Dummies
Dummy Clips

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 and similar stages.
Newborn- milestone blankets/cards, swaddles, sheets, pram liners, first outfit items , mobiles, white noise machines
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

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, 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

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

Books
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)

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
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)

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
Swim gear- towel, swimwear/rashie vest/swim nappies, sunglasses, hat, swim shoes, goggles, sunscreen (sunscreen dispenser)

Some great places to browse for toy ideas and baby essentials:
Baby Vegas
Attipas
My Happy Helpers
Cheeky Chickadee
Bedhead Hats
Babiators
Baby Loves Sleep
Marmalade Lion
CMC Gold
Step 2 Australia
Little Tikes Australia
The Stork Nest
Weleda
Tiny Hearts Education
Solar Buddies Sunscreen Dispenser
And as always, our shop site,
Bubsessed

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!

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