A baby’s first Christmas is very special, as is every Christmas that follows, we thought this year it would be good to get the low down on what fabulous things there are out there to buy for the little ones!
Little Miss Mulberry Teddy Bear
Every baby deserves to have that very special teddy bear that they grow up with and adore even into their adult years. This year we have found one of the most beautifully designed teddy bears that perfectly fit the bill, the Little Miss Mulberry Teddy Bear.
Made from extremely soft, tactile grey fur, a single touch will have you in love with Little Miss. She is dressed in a gorgeous little t-shirt that can be personalised with your child’s name and features a little crown, on which it says ‘Little Miss’. The cuddly bear is finished with a checked ribbon that really ties together all of the elements that make up Little Miss Mulberry.
There is one very important thing to remember about this fantastic little teddy bear and that is you will most likely struggle to hand her over to your little one when you feel how soft and cuddly she is, then if your tiny human does their hands on her, it will be unlikely you’ll ever get a look in. This bear is simply stunning in every way, with fur like the softest velvet, extremely squeezable and huggable filling, pretty little t-shirt and lovely checked ribbon, she will be the perfect gift for any child, (or grow up), who likes a little loving luxury in their life.
Available from Gift Pup for just £16.99, your very own, ahem, your little one’s Little Miss Mulberry Teddy Bear will be personalised and dispatched within 24 hours!
Multi Level Baby Bouncer
The world is filled with a million and one different baby bouncers and anyone with a baby will tell you, having one is a must. So, how do you know which one to pick? Let us take the worry away and share with you today our top pick when it comes to baby bouncers.
The Multi Level Baby Bouncer from Skip Hop is probably one of the easiest bouncers to bring into your home. One of the main issues with bouncers is that they are close to the floor, so if you are at the dinner table or sat on the sofa, baby is still low down, but the Multi Level Baby Bouncer is very clever and with the twist of a knob you can adjust the height of the bouncer, up to 34 inches in height! It doesn’t matter whether you’re eating your tea or watching TV, baby can be in sight and engaged in the world around them!
A lovely aspect of this bouncer, is that it is made using a neutral colour, so it can fit in with any home colour scheme. It is also made from a cotton blend fabric that is completely washable meaning you can keep the bouncer nice and clean at all times.
As mentioned earlier though, this is more than just a bouncer! The Multi Level Baby Bouncer can be used until your baby reached 25lbs and has some fantastic features that set it apart from other bouncers out there. It has a vibration feature and even plays two little tunes, as well as two soothing sound effects (ocean waves and a heartbeat), you can even control the volume and it has an automatic off feature, set for 20 minutes.
The bouncer comes fully assembled, so you can pop it out and use it right away and then when you’re finished, it folds away easily so it can be stored taking up minimal space. Whilst the bouncer is in use, you can rest assured that baby is safe as they will be strapped in using a five point harness and the bouncer itself is designed with a wide base to created the sturdiest foundation possible.
Available from Skip Hop for £130, this is one of those must haves for new parents!
Pepe Pull Along
As babies start to learn and grow, they soon find themselves on the move around the house and what better way for them to enjoy that time, than for them to have a little friend to take along with them!
From Hape’s exciting range of Pepe & Friends toys, comes Pepe Pull Along, a fabulously fun buddy for your little one to take on their adventures. Pepe is a wonderful wooden dog who is not only adorable, but is able to perform a number of tricks to keep your baby entertained for hours, as he can be placed in a number of positions, including sitting. Simply push or pull Pepe by the red cord and off they go.
Brightly coloured and beautifully designed, Pepe Pull Along is more than just a toy, he will help to engage your tiny human’s imagination, hand eye coordination and even storytelling, as Pepe quickly becomes their new best friend!
The Pepe Pull Along available from Argos for £17.99.
Silver Lining Cloud Activity Gym
A must have for all babies, is a playmat on which they can flex their muscles and explore the world around them. Of course, as with everything, there are so many choices to pick from, so we have found our favourite to share with you today.
The Silver Lining Cloud Activity Gym is so much more than just a playmat, as the name would suggest, it is a total activity gym for your baby. The entire thing is beautifully coloured in soft greys, greens, blues and oranges. The mat itself has different textures for baby to explore including soft fluffy clouds and a plush cushion cloud that can be used as a little pillow, or to encourage tummy time.
Connecting to the corners of the cloud shaped mat, there are two flexible bars that bend easily to create a dome above the mat. From there you are able to hang a number of little toys that encourage baby to reach for them and move about. There are loops, (11 in total) across the bars and on the plush cloud cushion (you will find two loops) onto which the toys can be attached. Each of the toys are going to stimulate and excite your little one in different ways. Included with the gym are five fabulous soft hanging toys –
- a musical sheep that plays ‘You Are My Sunshine’, which of course focuses on baby’s hearing,
- birdie rattle to encourage their coordination and motor skills,
- cloud squeaker that will again stimulate the hearing and touch senses, helping baby to learn how to squeeze the toy and make a sound,
- mirrored sun (with a baby safe mirror) so that they can see themselves, helping develop their sight,
- and a light up star, which combines touch and sight.
Packed with colour, sounds, textures, lights and much more, this activity gym is just the ticket when you want to help baby develop, learn and have hours of fun. Whether they are on their back looking up at hanging toys, on their belly or simply using the detachable cushion, there are so many different ways for you, (and baby), to use the mat!
The Silver Lining Activity Gym is available from Skip Hop for £85 and is certain to be a hit Christmas Day!
WINNIE THE POOH SNUGGLETIME 12”
A well loved favourite of children through out the ages, is Winnie the Pooh. There isn’t a child in the country who wouldn’t recognise the little pot bellied bear and his friends. This year we have found the perfect treat for the young members of your family in this fantastic 12″ Winnie the Pooh Snuggletime bear.
Extremely soft and cuddly, Winnie is a dream to snuggle up to, (no matter your age). He has wonderful pale yellow fur that is matched with his iconic little red t-shirt, which has ‘Pooh’ embroidered on the front.
Being 12″, he is just the right size for little ones to cuddle up to at night time, or indeed any time of the day. He is presented in a brightly coloured open faced box that has illustrations from the children’s classic, including Tigger, Piglet and Eyeore.
Winnie The Pooh is available from the following retailers for just £12.99 Shop Direct, Hamley’s and Argos.