Sunday, 20 November 2016

A Babies First Christmas

When Jared-David was baby I seemed to find shopping for his first Christmas easy. Maybe this is because we went over the top with stuff! Stuff he didn't really need but companies make you think you do, I'm sure many of you will understand where I'm coming from. So now it is Eryn-Rose's first Christmas I was struggling on what to buy and I know I'm not the only parent to be stuck on what to buy a baby for Christmas.

Over the past couple of days I have started picking a few bits up. We have bought her a 3 toys and an activity play centre that she can sit in, we didn't want to buy too many and become over run with toys that she can't use yet. Below I have put together a few idea's of what you can buy for baby.
A Money Box - I got a Peppa Pig money tin for the poundshop, it can't be opened unless with a tin opener which I think is a great idea. I have also got my 4 year old one of these as he is very good at just finding money which he can then save for a day trip.

Spin Top - Whilst walking around the German Market at the weekend I spotted the beautiful princess spin top it was a bargain at £9. It's made from metal so will last and will also make a good collectable item.

Taggie - My son spotted the taggie and suggested to get one for his baby sister. He chose this design which is nice and girlie it was hand made by a local woman but I have seen these around in shops and online.

 Clothes - Something you can't go wrong with as you will always need clothes. I have bought these in a bigger size as I'm sure plenty of people will also get her clothes and I don't want her to have loads in the same size and not be able to wear them.

Blankets - All I seem to do is wash blankets that have either sick or poo on and the other day we had one blanket while all the others were drying. I have ordered Eryn-Rose a blanket with her name on just to make it that little bit more special.

Keepsakes - The carousel is something I spotted and fell in love with. This is a gift that she can keep forever, it plays music and the detail is amazing. I also bought her a Snow globe, this will be something that we can add to as a collection.

Baby Food - Ok sounds crazy but my mum came up with a genius idea (very rare for my mum). She is buying Eryn-Rose a selection of baby food, jars, rusks and baby rice and making her a little hamper. I have never seen any baby food hampers but what a great idea.

I hope that this helps you a little if you are struggling and if you have an idea's then I would love to hear them.