Christmas morning for a new baby is a core parenting memory. Whether your child is a newborn or an older infant on their way to toddlerhood, a first Christmas will be one to remember. Stocking stuffers for kids are part of the fun, with pint-sized toys, teethers and more delighting your baby as you pull them out of the stocking.
And don't forget to stuff Mom's stocking, too!). Here are the cutest and most useful baby stocking stuffers you can get to make your baby’s first Christmas the best.
These super popular pacifiers come with adorable animals attached to Philips Avent’s popular pacifier. Choose from two sizes and seven animals like koalas, cows and more. Don’t be surprised if your baby becomes super attached to it.
Introducing peanuts and tree nuts can be super nerve-wracking for parents, but Mission Mighty Me makes it easy with adorable, easy-to-munch puffs. Backed by a world-renowned pediatric allergist and created by parents whose kids have nut allergies, this variety pack will make introducing something scary a little bit easier.
Babies get sick a lot during their first year of life, and there’s little parents can do as far as medicine goes to help them out. However, natural-based relievers like this one can help with opening air passages thanks to essential oils like eucalyptus, citrus and fir needle.
It’s dye-free, mineral oil-free and free from artificial colors and synthetic fragrances, making it safe for your baby’s bathtime. Holiday season happens at the same time as sniffles season, so you're checking two boxes at once.
Accessorize your little drooler in style with this 4-pack of bandana drool bibs. Made from absorbent cotton and comfortable fleece, it’ll keep your baby’s front dry, especially if they’re teething. There’s an adjustable snap that fits babies 0 to 36 months, and the bandanas are machine-washable.
Choose from brightly colored options, muted tones and attracted prints. They're all fun options to pop in baby Christmas stockings.
While your baby won’t necessarily request lotion, their soft little arms and legs will be so appreciative of this Pipette Baby Lotion that hydrates and protects. It has plant-derived ingredients and is perfect for sensitive skin, with no toxic ingredients used.
Teething babies are going through it, and a cute teether like this can help with relief and with their fine motor skills. Made from food-grade silicone and appropriate for babies 3 months and older, this teether is easy to grip and easy to clean via dishwasher, hand-washing or a steam sterilizer.
We think these make great stocking stuffer ideas for babies six months and under.
These stacking cups from the popular Danish brand Mushie are as useful as they are aesthetic. Starting around 6 months old, babies will develop the ability to stack and will love building towers and knocking them over. These cups are suitable for snacks, bathtime play and more.
High-contrast black-and-white toys are great for little ones’ developing brains, and the Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson collection is award-winning for inventing the toy category altogether. This soft black and white tiger has a bunch of sensory items like squishy fabric, silky ribbons and a rattle to keep your baby busy while on the go.
Not all placemats are created equal, and once your baby starts eating solids you’ll understand. This foldable placemat compacts down into a small 4-inch by 6-inch rectangle, making it easy to travel with. At 11 inches by 15 inches wide when opened, it’s perfect for messy solid food eating.
Plus, it comes in a bunch of adorable prints and colors and is made from food-grade silicone.
Teething little ones will appreciate this fillable popsicle-style teether. Pop breast milk, frozen fruit or yogurt into the nibble tray and then transfer to the food feeder when frozen solid for your teething baby to enjoy safely. Bonus: it’s dishwasher safe.
A whopping 40,000-plus people have reviewed this shaker rattle toy which is perfect for developing minds. The mini size of 8 inches by 2 inches makes it easy to bring in a diaper bag, and the two sides are flexible and useable for teething. Beads rattle around to keep your baby entertained.
It’s a fact of life that newborn socks never stay on, so make it easy on yourself with these velcro-style booties. Made from cozy fleece and available in 16 colors and 7 sizes from newborn to 4T, they’ll keep little feet warm.
While losing pacifiers is a right of passage, it’s still annoying. Reduce the number of dropped pacis with pacifier clips. The Babygoal Neutral Pacifier Clips 6-Pack comes in tons of colors and is washable, durable and soft. Don’t forget you can use them to hold on to things other than pacis, too, like burp cloths, teethers, bibs and toys.
Older infants will love this 35-piece wooden set. It’s magnetized so they can put it on the fridge or any other magnetic surface while learning words, shapes, colors and more. The compact little container makes it an easy toy to throw into the diaper bag, too.
The smaller nature of these pieces makes them best-suited for older babies and toddlers.
Older infants might have teeth popping in, and this adorable little finger toothbrush is a great way to introduce the concept to them. Made from silicone, it looks like a finger puppet and can be used from infant to toddler age. It’s interactive, gentle and dishwasher-safe too.
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