This year marks little N’s first Christmas, and although he’s already sent his letter to Santa asking for some of his favourite things, I’ve also put together a little list of ideas that we’ve shared with friends and family.
We’ve told everyone that he really doesn’t need anything, he’s too young to understand what Christmas is this year, but you know what grandparents are like! They won’t listen – Christmas is the perfect excuse for them to go a little crazy, and little N’s are no exception.
We’ve kept it simple, we don’t have the space for big bulky items, and we really don’t want any crazy spending!
- Littlelife giraffe toddler backpack with rein – £21.99
The backpack has lots of room inside to hide all the toys you need for a day out and take them on a little adventure. You can adjust the straps so they’re secure and comfy
- Tiny Love discover the world mat – £29.00 (available from Amazon)
The world mat is an extra-large playground with six activities to support development from birth to 12 months and provides a fun and interactive place to bond and explore the world together
- Vtech baby tiny touch remote – £12.99
Discover and learn channels, colours and numbers with the tiny touch remote. Includes two sing-along songs and five uplifting melodies
- Orange Tree Toys frog xylophone – £14.99
Brightly coloured, wooden toy xylophone for children in the design of a cute frog. The xylophone comes with 2 drumsticks, perfect for little hands
- Usborne Children’s ‘That’s not my snowman’ touchy-feely book – £6.99
A delightfully festive touchy-feely book with simple, repetitive text. Bright, colourful illustrations with textures to touch and feel on every page. Helps very young children develop language and sensory skills
- Usborne Children’s ‘The Nativity’ sparkly touchy-feely book – £9.99
Charming illustrations by Rachel Wells accompany a delightful, tactile retelling of the Christmas story, complete with fluffy donkeys, woolly sheep, a glittering angel and, of course, the baby Jesus, sleeping in his soft blanket. This appealing large-format book makes the perfect present for young children experiencing Christmas for the very first time
- Vtech Toot Toot animals – £7.99
The turtle includes lots of fun phrases and animal and nature sounds. It is perfect developing gross motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination. Includes three happy sing-along songs and six uplifting melodies
- Smyths Toys 50 piece colourful wooden blocks tub – £11.99
50 different blocks ranging from cylinders and cubes to rectangles, triangles and arches. Helps develops motor skills and encourages shape recognition
- Edushape magic mirror crab bath toy – £8.99 (available from Amazon)
Brightly coloured and especially designed for water play, this mirror will stick to any smooth, flat surface when wet. Made from unique Edu-foam, which is extraordinarily resistant to mould and mildew and will not absorb water or change shape, ensuring lots of long lasting developmental fun.
We’ve already bought the play mat and touchy-feely books from us and Poppy, and I know my Dad has ordered the Littlelife back pack, which will be so handy in a few months (if not before) when little N has found his feet.
What do you think, have I missed any of the obvious ‘must have’ items this year for 10 month olds?