Swaddle’s Holiday Gift Picks

dec blogIt’s the most wonderful time of the year! And in the spirit of the season, we’ve gathered our favorite gift ideas for your little ones. From the sweetly swaddled newborn to the busy and inquisitive toddler, we have your list covered.

For the youngest on your list, we recommend the Zen Swaddle from Nested Bean. This swaddle mimics your touch with lightly weighted pads on the chest and sides. The carrier bar toy from Skip Hop is perfect for multi-sensory play on the go. It’s easy to attach to most infant carriers and stroller bumpers. We also recommend an activity gym from Skip Hop. Our current favorite is the Silver Lining Cloud with its soft color palette, lights, music, and cushy comfort.

The Kyte brand sleep sack is positively the softest we’ve ever felt. Once your little one is rolling over it is time to unswaddle.  You’ll still want to keep them warm though and the Kyte sleep sack is just what you need.

Little ones’ play needs change as they grow as well.  The Put and Peek Birdhouse from the Manhattan Toy Company has won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award for its design.  Multiple colors and textures and the easy open roof are just right for tiny hands. The joy of music and sound is also just right for babies at this stage.  A Skip Hop musical instrument set is what they need. We particularly love the crocodile xylophone!

Pulling and pushing toys are just what babies learning to walk are going to want to play with. Hape Toys’ Walk Along Crocodile is a solid wood toy in a child-safe paint, made for safety and durability. Specifically designed for children learning to walk, the Explore and More Rolling Owl Push toy from Skip Hop has an owl with beads in its belly as it waddles across the floor. Toddlers are also really fond of bath time. We think the Boon brand Tones bath toys are super fun.

For those busy, on the go, and always inquisitive two year olds, the best toys are ones that mimic real life. We think the Gourmet BBQ Grill set and Ice Cream Emporium from Hape toys bring out the best pretend play. The Manhattan Toy Mio Playhouse provides open-ended play to inspire any little builders’ imagination.

From the newest to the busiest of the bunch, and all the littles in between, come see us this season for your children’s gift needs!