Baby’s First Wish List

IMG_20131207_101513773_HDRThe thing about Baby’s First Christmas is that the memories are really for the parents and family.  Yes there are tons of great gifts you can buy for your baby, loads of fanciness worthy of your little princess or prince.  What I love most about baby’s first Christmas is what it can mean to you!  This year I teamed up with Babies R Us to help new and seasoned parents alike celebrate BIG this holiday season.  For the past several weeks they have been hosting incredibly fun in-store events celebrating Babies First Christmas.  IMG_20131207_093338678_HDRIn addition to fun activities like making baby’s first ornament, they hosted giveaways and prizes.  Just for joining in the fun, each attendee received a promotional $10 gift card!  While I certainly didn’t need any incentive to shop Babies R Us, this event was perfect timing and perfect for savings I didn’t anticipate.  While I visited a couple of  Babies First Christmas events, my favorite stop was the new Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us integrated concept store in White Plains.  What started as a simple stop to celebrate my little Luca’s first Christmas turned into some holiday shopping checked off my list.  After stocking up on favorites like Plum Organics (stocking stuffers anyone?) and gifts for baby, I grabbed some doorbuster deals for my older children.

Here are some of our favorite gifts for Baby’s First Christmas:

IMG_20131207_093139094_HDRTWILIGHT TURTLE TUNES –  My little Luca is such a different child.  While the others had absolutely little interest in toys, Luca loves lights and sounds.  In his nursery sits his mobile which he has become attuned to since birth.  With a quick flip, the lights and sounds can instantly sooth him.  I am loving the new Twilight Turtle Tunes.  It is the first Cloud b character to feature wireless Bluetooth technology! Utilizing a new free Cloud b app, parents can choose from a pre-set library of melodies and sounds that can be combined to create a customized mix to play wirelessly via Twilight Turtle Tunes’ speaker.  I admit that feature is more for me.  When I find myself humming the same tunes over and over again, and sadly knowing exactly what tune is next, I need a change.  A premium app ($1.99) is also available which allows users to access their personal music libraries to create totally unique mixes. By utilizing Bluetooth, the melody and twilight effect can be programmed for up to 24 hours ensuring no boring monotany in their playlist!  Just like the original, the new Twilight Turtle Tunes T3 glows in blue, amber and green and projects 8 real constellations for a real soothing environment.  What’s great about this little Turtle is it’s portability.  I am not tied to Luca’s crib and he can be soothed anywhere.  Cloud B has some awesome and award winning soothing toys, we’re also loving the Gentle Giraffe for travel and on the go!  I picked one up for our upcoming roadtrip!

GLOBAL GLOWBALL –  I’m all about toys that are both fun and educational. That’s why I am very excited about the B Toys Glowball. At first, your child will use this as a ball which lights up and plays fun songs, but he will soon be able to learn the different continents and up to 39 songs from each one. Recommended for ages 8 months thru 8 years, my one year old will have fun with this you for years to come!

IMG_20131207_092434877_HDRBABY BJORN ONE – The tagline on the box — Baby Carrier One is all you need — says it all.  I recently, during a more difficult period with Luca, grabbed the ONE in hopes of bonding with baby with a little kangaroo care.  Right out of the box, I was able to figure out how to strap him in with out much fuss.  I was pleasantly surprised to see many innovative upgrades they had made to the carrier and instantly fell in love.  The carrier goes from front to back carrying with 4 different ways to carry baby is a gift that will last in more ways than one.

Check out my Baby’s First Christmas pinterest board for more great inspirations: http://www.pinterest.com/momconfessional/babys-first-christmas/ and head to your nearest Babies R Us store.  It’s not too late to make First Christmas memories to last a lifetime!