Here are some great gifts for babies under 1.
These are gorgeous baby rattles that are designed for small hands to grasp. They are brightly coloured and have protruding parts which are easy for babies to bite and chew on. If you squeeze the handle, they squeak and if you shake it, they rattle. Some of the fabric has crinkle material underneath to give an extra sensation. These baby rattles are machine washable and would make a fab gift for a baby under 1. I stock the dog, duck and bee.
2. Baby Plui
This is a mini rainmaker rattle that is the perfect size for little hands. The ends are wooden. As the small beads move from being shaken, they make a lovely noise. Baby will enjoy watching the beads move up and down too. Suitable for babies aged 3 months and over.
I stock a selection of fair trade crocheted rattles from a company called Pebble. They are beautifully made and they each have a happy, smiley face on them. This one is the Octopus. Baby will enjoy looking at the stripy legs and biting down on them.
Let’s face it, those little hands don’t stay small for long and it can be hard to remember back to how small they once were. This baby handprint kit allows you to mould one handprint and one footprint using baby friendly clay. It comes in a gorgeous keepsake case.
I have a few to choose from. The one pictured above is called Baby Fishy and it has a silicone fish for the baby to bite on when teething. I stock a similar one called Baby Bobi which has silicone rings and a wooden owl. Both of these are made by Djeco and if you are looking to pair them with something, they go really well with the mini rainmaker rattle featured above. I also stock Heimess Touch Rings for babies.
This Activity Case has lots of buttons and activities for your child to discover and play with. It’s suitable for babies aged 6 months and older.
If you would like to know what age (by month) toys should be given to babies and toddlers, you might enjoy my blog Developmental Toys for Babies and Toddlers.