8 Great Gifts for Baby’s First Year

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We’re expecting another miracle baby any day now. It’s been a long nine months in some ways and in others it’s seemed to have flown by. Our other daughter is turning six soon and we got rid of nearly all of our baby things several years ago. It’s amazing what you forget in six years! It’s been fun to see what new baby items have been developed since our last. I was asked to share some of my thoughts on these new products. Take a peak below for a few ideas to include on your registry or when shopping for a your next baby shower.

8 Great Gifts for Baby's First Year

1) Tree Top Friends Plush Owl: Skip Hop has some adorable and affordable baby toys for multiple ages birth through toddlers. This soft, plush friend will brighten any nursery and perfectly matches their Tree Top Friends line of toys and nursery accessories.


Tree Top Friends Plush Owl is available online at Skip Hop and Amazon for $18.00

2) Rattle and Play Tug and Clatter Key: I love the bright colors of this early developmental toy which easily hangs anywhere baby is (car seat, stroller, bouncer) making it easy for baby to play with.


Rattle and Play Tug and Clatter Key is available online at Skip Hop, Bed Bath and Beyond or giggle.com and Amazon for $8.00

3) Alphabet Zoo Activity Mirror: This large, soft mirror has the added bonus of straps or a stand to make it easy for tummy time fun or entertainment on the go. It also features some adorable monkey and bird rattle toys just within reach for baby.


Alphabet Zoo Activity Mirror is available online at Skip Hop for $16.00; from Target for $16.29; Bed Bath and Beyond for 17.99 and Amazon.

4) Moon Cocoon: I was excited to see this new sleep sack design by Nini and Pumpkin. This sleep sack comes with a detachable bottom portion for easy nighttime changing or if baby has a mess. Simply zip off the bottom and change baby’s diaper and replace with a clean one. The bottom portion can also be unzipped fully to be used as a blanket. Although this one is a bit more expensive it grows with your child providing years of use and eliminates the need to purchase in several sizes.


Moon Cocoon sleep sack is available online at Nini and Pumpkin or bluefly.com and Amazon for $125.00

5) Hannah Pastel 7-Piece Diaper Bag Set: There’s nothing quite as nice as a fully equipped diaper bag with pockets in just the right places and accessories for all your baby’s needs. I love the style and features of these Timi and Leslie bags. The colors of these stunning diaper bags are perfect for spring. I love the large open top and especially the amazing accessories that are included to match. Who wouldn’t love a clutch purse to match?


The Hannah collection is available online at Timi and Leslie and is on sale for $89.99 (you save $75!) You can also find them at Amazon.

6) RaZ-Buddy Ethan PenguinAlthough it’s been a long time, it’s hard to forget those miserable teething years. I love that this little teether from RazBaby comes with a plush friend to help comfort baby when they’re not feeling well. It detaches for ease of washing.


RaZ-Buddy Ethan Penguin is available online RazBaby at for $8.00 or Toys R Us and Amazon or $9.99

7) Treetop Friends Activity Gym: Another awesome interactive toy for baby as they grow is an activity gym. Skip Hop has a great variety of gyms and mats to choose from. This play gym comes with so many interactive toys for baby’s development including a mirror, built in sounds and textures and plush woodland friends who hang from above. The loops make it easy to move the plush friends where baby can reach or bring them along to hang on the car seat or stroller. This also comes with a tummy time pillow which is even more added value.


Treetop Friends Activity Gym is available online at Skip Hop and 26 other stores including Target and Amazon for $75.00

8) Kiinde Twist Storage and Feeding Starter Kit: I was intrigued to hear about this new Kiindi Twist breast milk collection, storage and feeding system which eliminates much of the hassle of pumping by combining a milk bag and bottle. Say what? No washing of bottles? With this feeding system you’re able to attach the Kiindi Twist bags to any breast pump with their direct to pump adapters (part of the kit and compatible with all major pump brands). Pump into the bag, attach the cap for freezing or the nipple for direct feeding. The bag prevents air/gas for baby and inserts directly into the “bottle” which is simply a case to hold the nipple and bag. No more pouring milk from bag to bottle. I’m excited to try this new system in hopes that baby girl will like it.


Kiinde Twist Storage and Feeding System Starter Kit is available online at Kiindi Twist for $39.99 or Toys R Us on sale for $31.99 ; Target and Amazon also carries the kit and several of the Kiinde essentials.

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Disclosure: I received samples from Skip Hop, Kiinde Twist, and Timi and Leslie in exchange for my post. Some links in this post are affiliate links. All thoughts opinions are my own.


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