Friday, September 30, 2016

Celebrating Baby's First Year - 8 Must Haves

As a parent, that first year of life watching your little one grown, learn and discover is nothing short of amazing. However, with such rapid growth and discovery you often find yourself trying to keep up with baby’s needs according to development. I’ve compiled a list of 8 awesome products that will help you keep up with and celebrate all those 1st year milestones. 

Newborn and up

Miracle Blanket®

The first few weeks it’s all about the swaddle. That swaddle that helps them feel safe and secure just like the womb. Now that perfect swaddle is even easier with the Miracle Blanket®

Miracle Blanket
Winner of multiple awards and pediatrician recommended The Miracle Blanket® makes it easy to get the perfect swaddle every time, even in the dark! Crafted from a super soft 100% cotton knit that is breathable, its perfect for use in warmer climates and still luxurious enough to keep your baby warm in cooler places. Most importantly however, it is a safe and secure alternative to traditional swaddling, helping babies sleep better on their backs through 14 weeks, and allowing freedom of movement from the hips down.

Find the Miracle Blanket online at and for the MSRP of $29.99

Personalized Onesies by Hi Little One

A great gift, Personalized Onesies can be purchased to document every month of baby’s first year with Hi Little One’s Personalized Month by Month Onesie Sets, or completely personalized with baby’s name, and other unique facts. With 35 unique individual styles, crafted on 100% Baby Rib super-soft cotton onesises, you can’t go wrong!

Ball Activity Nest by Playgro

Some of my favorite memories of my children came from simple watching them learn and discover the world around them. The Ball Activity Nest Gym offers three fun stages of play that grow with baby, allowing them to develop motor skills while discovering.
Baby gym

The gym offers engaging hanging toys, featuring a water-filled teether, mirror for learning reflections and soft plush characters with click-clack beads. The gym also comes with 32 colorful plastic balls that can be secured around the edge of the gym or loose in the gym for play.

Baby ball Activity Nest
Modes of play:
  • Mode 1 – Playgym: the colorful plastic balls are secured around the edge of the gym with the gym walls fastened down, creating a standard playgym with hanging toys for batting.
  • Mode 2 – Playgym: the gym walls are up creating a safe and secure place for baby to lay and bat the toys.
  • Mode 3 – Ball pit with hanging toys: gym walls are up creating a ball pit with the balls loose in the gym for play, while the hanging toys continue to be used for batting and practicing motor skills.
  • Mode 4 – Ball pit: gym walls remain up and gym arms are removed creating a proper ball pit for play with the loose colorful balls!
The Ball Activity Nest is available at for the MSRP of $99.99

Months 3+

Munch Mitt by Malarkey Kids

Whether it’s due to teething or simply hand to mouth discovery, babies sure do love to put it to their mouth. Take the stress out of teething with the Munch Mitt, the the undroppable, unstoppable teething mitt.
Munch Mitt

Made with food grade silicone, BPA and Phthalate free, the mitt is both convenient for parents and fun for babies. Munch Mitt gives little ones the gift of self-managing teething relief and parents the gift of free hands! 

The Munch Mitt can be found at for the MSRP of $18.99

Months 6+

Marcus & Marcus' Silicone Stainless Steel Fork & Spoon Set

I loved watching my kids learn to self-feed. Even now it puts a smile on my face watching my little guy gather his food upon his spoon as he carefully guides it to his mouth. 

The Marcus & Marcus' animal themed silicone spoon and fork set makes meal time more fun. Utilizing the easy-grip handle, makes feeding easier for adults, while the soft, brightly colored silicone is perfect for little hands and gentle on the gums. Made with BPA-free, PVC-free and phthalate-free materials, this set is one baby is sure to love. My son know his utensil set and loves it. What I love is its soft feel and gentleness. We still have moments where bites are taken at the wrong time and spoons are quite often drop. This set is safer and much more fun than traditional sets, and mom bonus! It is top rack dishwasher safe as well!

Marcus & Marcus' Silicone Stainless Steel Fork & Spoon Set
The Marcus & Marcus' Silicone Stainless Steel Fork & Spoon Set is available in multiple colors and animal styles for the SRP of $12.99 on 

Yookidoo Crawl ‘N’ Go Snail

Press it, hear it,  watch it, and see it go! I may love this toy as much as my son. This is a favorite of mine and one I will continue to keep in mind as a great gift. 

crawl n go toys

The 2-in-1 Crawl ‘N’ Go Snail is a musical battery-operated snail that rolls, spins his shell and turns his head from side to side as he goes. The fun doesn’t stop there though. The 2-in-1 Crawl ‘N’ Go Snail also has a “shell” which can be become a 7 piece ring stacker toy with a push-squeaker face and a rattle ring. 

baby toys

This toy is great for those beginning to become mobile as the movement encourages baby to follow after it, while the stacker allows for sitting or stationary fun. This is actually a toy that baby will get some use out of, as older babies and toddlers will still enjoy watching the snail make his way across the room and assembling and disassembling the stacker toy.

Find the Yoolidoo Crawl 'N' Go Snail available on for the MSRP of $27.99

12 Months+

Step By Step Music and Lights Puppy Walker from Playgro 

The Step By Step Music and Lights Puppy Walker provides fun and stability for babies ready to get up and go! 

Music and Lights puppy walker

Babies can use the support of the easy-grip handle to pull themselves up and push the puppy across the floor or enjoy his many fun features. The Step By Step Music and Lights Puppy Walker comes complete with 3 balls that babies can feed into puppy's mouth and watch them drop down the whirly ramp. This super cute push walker also has fun lights and sounds for visual and audio stimulation. Lights and sound require 3 "AA" batteries, not included.

Find the Step by Step Music and Lights Puppy Walker in stores at Burlington Coat Factory for the MSRP of $59.99

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