A baby’s first Christmas is one of the most special events for both you and your family. Without sounding too cliche, the best way to describe it would be – magical! Looking back at every one of my baby’s first Christmases, I have nothing but very fond memories of love, laughter and moments that I’ve held close to my heart ever since.
Buying a gift for my newborns was a very easy task – dangerously so. If I wasn’t careful I would have bought out the entire store! But what about buying a gift for someone else’s baby? If someone in your family or one of your friends is going to be celebrating their baby’s first Christmas this year, what would you get them? Babies “R” Us has made things super simple and created their own Gift Idea Checklist. I’ve checked the list once, twice and now I’m sharing it with you! Here are 14 products that are sure to be on any new baby’s wish list.
It’s cold. Oh so bitterly cold! Looking out my window, all I see is white stuff and as I type away at the computer, my fingers and toes are chilled. Speaking of toes, the last purchase I made was for a pair of warm and cuddly slippers for my son. He has a habit of stripping down to his diaper – even in the colder months – so it’s important that we keep his feet warm.
Slip-on slippers without a back are not the greatest choice, as they can cause trips and falls and you need to make sure that they have a textured bottom to prevent slips. Luckily, I’ve found the perfect pairs! If you are looking for a sweet (and warm) holiday gift – these are perfect!
Is nap time a challenge for you? The older my son gets, the more he resists his nap. The past couple of days have been a real challenge for me as I’ve had a very large workload and a certain toddler who refuses to let me go. His little arms are wrapped around my neck 24/7 and nap times are even more challenging.
Yesterday, I had an idea, one that actually worked! Here’s what happened…
One of my friends became a mother for the very first time last week and I was lucky enough to visit with her and her new bundle of joy a couple of days ago. It’s funny how you forget about how tiny these sweet precious babies are when they are born. Those tiny fingers, miniature toes and silky soft skin are enough to make your heart flutter. If I’m being completely honest, I *almost* put “Baby” on my Christmas wish-list after that visit – 100% smitten!
2014 is the year we buy my little boy his own “big boy bed.” I’ve put it off for so long, mostly for the reason featured in the above photograph. Granted, my husband and I don’t have a place to sleep, but that’s what the couch is for, right? After coming home from an exercise class the other day, I walked into our bedroom and saw them sleeping together. I couldn’t bear to move them as they looked so peaceful sleeping together.
My son is lucky to have a very strong bond with his two sisters. They love each other to the moon and back, choosing to be with one another over anything else. When they fall asleep together, I’m transformed into a puddle of mush. MUSH!