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Gift Ideas for Babies, Toddlers, and Expectant Parents

25 Gift Ideas for Babies and Toddlers

I love buying baby gifts! I’m not sure I know anyone who doesn’t.

Even though my youngest, Little Z who is now almost 3, doesn’t like me to call him a baby anymore, I’m still surrounded by babies. My sister-in-law has an 18 month old toddler, and I have two sisters who are expecting babies soon. I recruited my sister-in-law Dallas and her adorable son to help me round up and review some of these awesome gift ideas for babies, toddlers, and expectant parents!

Suitables™ Bibs by Mixed Pears

Suitables Role Play Bib by Mixed Pears

Having a toddler who now insists on doing everything himself, especially eating, comes with its challenges, especially since he hates regular bibs. However, we got the adorable Suitables™ Role Play Bibs by Mixed Pears and it made a huge difference. Our son loves helping me put it on him because it’s just like putting on his jacket, only backwards. It covers his clothes completely and even has a pouch at the bottom to catch and loose food that falls. Not to mention, it is very easy to clean.

Suitables Role Play Bibs make the perfect gift ideas for baby! They retail for $24.95. Check out all the fun styles including a doctor, a firefighter, a clown fish, and many more at MixedPears.com!

 

FantaStack Blocks by HABA

FantaStack blocks by HABA

The FantaStack Blocks by HABA is actually the first block set we got for our now 19 month old. He doesn’t quite understand building towers yet, so he just knocks down the towers we make and laughs, but at least he enjoys them! FantaStack Blocks is a set of 26 blocks of varying shapes and colors. Our son loves putting the cylinder blocks into the blocks with holes. It’s a great way to teach kids colors and shapes, and even how rainbow works with the clear blocks! They are best for children a year old and up.

You can purchase FantaStack Blocks at HABA USA for $29.99.

The Original Squeeze™

Squeeze

A typical snack for our toddler is an applesauce pouch…or two…or three. Let’s be honest, the ones they sell at the store pre packaged don’t really hold a lot. There are many different kinds of refillable pouches, but I personally haven’t seen ones that hold as much as The Original Squeeze™. We have a big eater on our hands (no joke, this 18 month old weighs more than Amy’s 2 1/2 year old), so the bigger the pouch the better.

What’s even better is how easy it is to clean out! I just use the bottle cleaner and I’m done in seconds. Plus, I get to experiment with different flavors, and I don’t have to worry about any chunks getting stuck because the opening is decently sized. The Original Squeeze™ comes in different colors and styles: small ones that are perfect for babies who are being introduced to foods, and athletic ones that are great to take on runs or to a game.

The Original Squeeze retails for $14.99.

 

Aqueduck Bath Spout Extender + Cover

The Aqueduck Bath Spout Extender by Peachy® is plastic, BPA-free, and attaches to nearly any bathtub faucet, creating a curved spout that directs the running water onto a child’s head and upper body.Aqueduck faucet extender

We’ve had a history of issues with Little Z being scared of bath time. He hates getting water in his eyes. The Aqueduck Bath Spout Extender and Cover has made hair washing tear (and scream!) free. The faucet in the bathtub at my mother-in-law’s house, where we are currently living, is very short. Without the Aqueduck Bath Spout Extender it is virtually impossible to wash a child’s hair under the faucet. The Aqueduck makes it possible and easy to rinse Little Z’s hair and protects him from scraping his head on the faucet.

Now we just need to get an Aqueduck for our sink faucet! The Aqueduck Bath Spout extender and Cover can be purchased from Peachyco.com for $12.99.

 

SoapSox

soapsoxMuch easier for little hands to use than a traditional washcloth, Soapsox helps little ones get cleaner while having fun. Built-in finger pockets allow for secure scrubbing for older toddlers and kids (or parents). Each SoapSox animal has a a clever opening for liquid soap or bar soap. I totally love that I can just slide a bar of soap right into the SoapSox instead of having to reapply soap every time I rinse the washcloth. 

SoapSox hippo and duck

SoapSox come in characters that are perfect for babies, toddlers, and kids of all ages.  Each SoapSox animal comes with a cute name to get your kids even more excited about bath time! Our hippo is Hunter, and our duckling is Emma. How cute is that.

SoapSox make the perfect gift ideas for babies, toddlers, and beyond!  SoapSox bathtime characters retail for $14.95 each.

 

Yookidoo’s Stack N Spray Tub Fountain

Okay, this has got to be one of my 2 year old’s favorite gift guide items! Yookidoo‘s Stack N Spray Tub Fountain is a battery operated tub fountain with water circulating pumping system. It provides bath time entertainment and reduces water anxiety, and is designed for kids ages 1-6. Though, I’m sure my 8 year old would freely admit that he’d be happy to go back to his bathtub days if he could play with the Stack N Spray Tub Fountain.

Yookidoo's Stack N Spray Tub FountainThe Stack N Spray Tub Fountain comes with 5 stackable boats and figures that spray water in various directions. Kids can experiment with different stacking/spray combinations. The water spray is gentle so even the most water-cautious kids have fun. Stacking helps promote hand-eye coordination.  Stack the colorful boats and characters on the base and watch the water flow out their tops, pushing them back into the tub to be restacked again and again.  Figures are shaped to stack in any order or to float on their own in the tub, too!

Yookidoo Stack N Spray Tub Fountain reatils for $24.99 and is available for purchase at Toysrus.com.

 

 melissa and doug walker

Melissa and Doug Chomp and Clack Alligator Walker

Three alligators charm toddlers as they take turns chomping with every step! This multisensory wooden push toy encourages walking and discovery. Graphic details feature cattails on the handle supports, fish on the wheels and spinning butterfly and ladybug beads.$36

 One Two Squeeze Blocks

B. Toys One Two Squeeze Blocks

The B. One Two Squeeze Blocks are designed especially for little hands and curious minds. Each hand-sculpted block is an educational and tactile experience, featuring reliefs of friendly animals and the numbers 1-10 on each side.$11

 B. Toys Parum pum pum drum

B. Toys Parum Pum Pum Drum

Bug-themed music set includes kids’ marching drum, centipede drumsticks, jingle bell ant, busy bee maraca/clacker, caterpillar tambourine, and two shaka-shaka eggs. A fun way to develop music and motor skills. For ages 18 months and up. $41

 munchkin miracle cup

Munchkin Miracle 360 Cup

The first Sippy cup invented with both parents and kids in mind, the miracle 360˚ Sippy cup eliminates messes and supports kids’ dental health all at once. Drinking from anywhere around the rim, like a regular cup, helps support normal muscle development in a child’s mouth. $8

 Vtech Spin and Learn Ball Tower

VTech Spin and Learn Ball Tower

There’s so much to explore with the Spin and Learn Ball Tower by VTech. Drop the colorful balls into the top of the ball tower and listen as it identifies the color or the animal on the ball. Once the balls are inside, twist the knob and watch as they spin around inside the clear dome. $20

 Sandra Boynton Books

Sandra Boynton Gift set

If you haven’t entered the world of Sandra Boynton, you have not lived. Housed in an attractive, sturdy box are 30th Anniversary Editions of The Going to Bed Book; Moo, Baa, La La La; Opposites; and But Not the Hippopotamus! $22

Fisher Price Farm

Fisher-Price Little People Animal Farm

A classic for years, the Little People Animal Friends Farm is filled with animals and down-on-the-farm fun! Open the barn door or the gate to hear animal sounds or a fun farm tune. Little farmhands can help Farmer Eddie place the animals in their stalls by matching them to their pictures. $14

Micro Mini2Go Scooter

Micro Mini2Go Scooter

Micro’s new, award-winning ride-on for 18 mo + that grows with your child, converting to a stand-up 3 wheel scooter with T-bar. It is even outfitted with a removable storage drawer so your little ones can take their favorite items on their ride with them. $130

Brown Bear

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck–all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle’s flat, boldly colored collages.. $5

PipSquigz

pipSquigz

The ultimate KEEP-THEIR-ATTENTION TOY has arrived! Meet pipSquigz, they’re Fun Little Suckers! Watch baby interact with playful colors, fun sounds, fresh tactile experiences and super suction.. $17

LilieBaby All Seasons Carrier

LilleBaby All Seasons 6-in-1 Baby Carrier

The LILLEbaby complete baby carriers combines more carrying positions, lasts longer, and includes more features than any other baby carrier. The all seasons line features an adjustable center panel: zip up for warmth and zip down to reveal cool, breathable, 3d mesh. $140

Aiden + Anais Dream blanket

aden + anais Classic Dream Blanket

Four layers of cotton muslin create a soft setting for tummy time and a soothing environment for sweet dreams. $50

Bug Jug

Bug Jug Fill & Spill

Hours of creepy-crawly fun await as your toddler delights in taking out the soft, plush spider, butterfly, ladybug and grasshopper. Manipulating these critters is even more fun because each one has a distinctive sound, jingling or crinkling just for giggles! $20

Banana toothbrush

Baby Banana Bendable Toothbrush

I can’t believe I didn’t discover this toothbrush until my youngest was over a year old! 100% Food Grade silicone teething toothbrush for kids 3-12 months of age. Specifically designed with “a-peel-ing” handles that are easy for baby to hold, while preventing choking. $8

Sophie the giraffe teething toy

Sophie the Giraffe Teether

Perfect for babies’ little hands to grasp, Sophie the Giraffe is a must give gift for every baby. She’s soft, flexible, and BPA and phthalate free. $22

Fisher Price Kick and Play gym

Fisher-Price Kick and Play Piano Gym

Movable toys on the overhead gym encourage baby to bat and grasp. Move the arch down for tummy time play, or let baby sit and entertain you with a piano concert. And with a removable piano, you can take the musical fun wherever you and baby go! $40

Janod Rocking Horse

Janod Rocking Horse

This timeless wooden rocking horse is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years old. The smart support frame keeps small riders sturdy, and can be as the tots grow and improve their equestrian skills. $103

Guess how much I love you

Guess How Much I Love You board book

“I love you right up to the moon and back”. Little Nutbrown Hare shows his daddy how much he loves him: as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare, who can reach farther and hop higher, loves him back just as much! $5

luxe-star-cloud-mobile

Star Cloud Mobile

The night sky may not be visible from your little one’s nursery, but this cloud mobile is the next best thing. Featuring a handmade cloud and hanging metallic leather stars, it’s the perfect accent for any nursery. $98

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My name is Amy. I'm a mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. I'm an Air Force wife currently living in Bossier City, Louisiana. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for me to share parenting and product advice with others. I have a lot share, but I'm no loud mouth. My blog is my way to be heard. Come join me at Oh So Savvy Mom, learn about new products, pick up some parenting tips and tricks, and have a good time.

Comments

  1. Hi Amy, really nice article. I especially like the Original Squeeze and the bendable toothbrush. Lots of great gift suggestions here. With Christmas around the corner, I might use some of your suggestions as I shop for friends who have young kids. -Henry www.giftsfornewparents.com
  2. Great gift ideas, Amy! I also love the pictures of the toys as well. I especially like the giraffe teether as a baby gift with Christmas fast approaching.