Infants look, listen, touch, smell, and taste their way through the first year of life as proud parents chart baby’s first smiles, rolls, claps, words, and steps. Items designed to stimulate baby’s senses and encourage hand-to-eye coordination make great baby gifts. A few baby gifts are listed below.

Let them Play

Pushing and rolling toys, chunky little cars and trucks, and colorful balls are perfect for babies that are starting to get around on their own. A busy box with fun peekaboo mirrors, dials, spinners, and sliding doors would keep baby occupied for hours. Some are designed for both crib and floor play.

Release Parent’s tension

To lull baby into a gentle sleep, give a tape of lullaby music. Both vocal and instrumental versions of the classics as well as new songs are available.

Engage Child’s Attention

Interesting wall hangings, pictures, night lights, lamps, switch plate covers, and nursery accessories also provide visual stimulation.

Use Your Creativity

If you are artistically inclined, paint a colorful mural on the walls or ceiling of the baby’s room. Or hand paint a toy chest, a rocking horse or another baby toy. Be sure to use only nontoxic paints and finishes on baby items.

A Present for the Future

Create a timeless treasure with a time capsule kit. The kit will include a “what life was like the year you were born” book, letter-to-the-future forms and more.

Smart Gift

Sturdy cloth and vinyl storybooks with simple images are good choices for the very young. If you choose to give activity books, make sure the detachable pieces are too large to swallow and that such items as buttons are securely fastened.

Gift Cards

If you are still not clear about the idea of ‘what to gift’, you can go for Gift cards. It’s easy to buy a gift card of the brands related to babies. Let the parents choose gifts for their babies.

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