Christmas gift ideas for a 3 month old?
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Ries - posted on 11/23/2009
anything he will play with before 15 months.. christmas only comes once a year! also I like those play mats with bells and whistles etc for tummy time, and practicing crawling. other things I've given are a special book... one you can read, that was special to you maybe, or a board book, you can prop them up on the floor and it encourages them to look up, strenmgthening head for crawling... have fun shopping!
Sally - posted on 11/24/2009
Have you thought of a jolly jumper (the things you hang in the doorway for them to bounce in?) Nicholas ADORED his. We also got him a "Tomy" brand solid plastic photo album that holds 8 special photos and you can record a short voice message for each photo. He loves looking at pics of his godparents, grandparents etc and listening to the messages they have recorded for him.
Shakeeta - posted on 11/27/2009
Decorate your home beautifully. The babies enjoy the twinkling lights and sounds and colors. Babies that age won't remember a thing or even understand the gift giving. As parents we buy for our babies all year long as they hit developmental milestones anyway. It's really not mandatory to purchase for the specific day, unless you'd feel bad for not doing it. I myself have never given gifts to any of my four children until their second Christmas, and even then they only wanted to play with the boxes and paper. Save your money in this economy;-)
Amy - posted on 11/24/2009
You could start an education fund for him, one that allows him to use it for trades as well. My inlaws are mostly just adding to his education fund this year. Other than that, find a teething toy that you can freeze. We got our son a foot (found it at Sentery foods) and its one of his fav toys!
Other than that, I would also suggest one of those things where the kids can stand up and do stuff, at 3 months old, they may not use it much now, but it will be a nice toy to grow into! We found that from the first to second Christmas that we really needed some more age appropriate toys, so I guess I would suggest something fun that he can play with at 2 as well, to help him not get as board before his first birthday (or next Christmas).
Megan - posted on 12/15/2012
A photo book with all the people who love him is so special. babies love books with faces...
Then you can "read" it with him every night.
Also I got some great gifts half off http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?i...
and free shipping! loved not having to fight the crowds.
Melissa - posted on 12/14/2009
I have a daughter that will be 3 months this Christmas. Today I was shopping and found a Christmas ornament with her name on it. I thought would be a great gift for her. It's something that can be hung on the tree for many years to come. When she gets older I'll tell her it was one of her first Christmas gifts. Hopefully, it will be meaningful to her. I did buy a few toys because she needs the entertainment anyway. I chose things that will help in her development. I think giving diapers to a baby is like giving an adult toilet paper. Of course it gets used but who wants it for a gift. I have asked others to gift me with the diapers rather than the baby (or gift cards for baby supplies). It saves me money so it is more of a gift to me than my daughter. I think a few years from now she'll rather hear that an ornament, toys, clothes were her first gifts than a box of diapers.
Jennifer - posted on 12/13/2009
I would do any thing they can grow into. At 8 mo. we got my daughter the I think its Fisher price laugh and learn kitchen, she is almost 3 now still plays with it. My son started sitting and playing with it at 5mo. and loves it just as much as she did. He is 10 mo. now loves crawling through the arch way on it opening the refrigerator and playing wiht all the stuff on it. It sings and talks to them I believe this was the best $70.00 I ever spent! There are several different versions of this toy. I would go with something like that and a few small things that will entertain him till he can sit and play well with a big toy.
Iysha - posted on 12/12/2009
Those little blankets with a stuffed animal head...my daughter loved them...still does at 5 months. One of those mirror things...the ones that have a mirror on one side and have little things that stick on to it...it's like a box thing that pulls apart into a little stand....my daughter liked to look into it when she was on her play mat and can now pull off the little toys that attach to it. Toy keys are great too...at 3/4 months, everything goes in the mouth =]
Laura - posted on 12/12/2009
My daughter will be a month and half old this Christmas. We're not getting her much but I did purchase a personalized jewelry/music box for her as well as a cross and chain. Her grandmother and aunts will for sure spoil her like crazy too!
Amanda - posted on 12/12/2009
This is my second son's first christmas as well. He is almost 7 months. We got him a few toys, like a shape sorter and a ball machine that you put the balls in and it shoots them out. He's a little young for them yet, but in a few months he will love them. Books are also a great idea, you can never have too many kids books!
mine is 5 months old, and i was in the same spot you're in, but i let him play with some differnt toys of my 3 yr old bros, and he likes the ones that makes noise and lights. rattles that he can actually grab, there are some out there that a little hand just can not get their hands around. n if your baby will take a teething ring great, mine won't so my best friend is infant tylonal and baby oragel. don't forget socks!!! that for all parents, if they are young enough not to care what they get, socks are great.
Roberta - posted on 11/26/2009
i bought gifts for my kids that young all the way till bout the age of 2 and honestly they more interested in the box it came in then the gift itself. so i suggest get ur kid a brightly wrapped box. sound funny but seriously.....
Kathleen - posted on 11/25/2009
My son was 4 months old last christmas. We actually went shopping with him and tested a few toys to see his reaction. We ended up getting him a musical ball that rolls around the floor while flashing and playing music. It encouraged crawling and helped develop his visual co-ordination. My son loves music so we also bought him the Baby Eistein kaleidoscope. It lights up and plays music, it also identifies the colours in 3 different languages. We got it for him around the age of three months, and he still loves it to this day (15 months now). Not to mention, when he starting teething, he used it as a teething ring. It's one purchase I haven't regretted.
Aliska - posted on 11/23/2009
If you want a memorable gift for him to keep, how about a really pretty snow globe or a music box? Obviously he can't be left alone with either but he could take them into adulthood and pass them on to his kids. We gave our babies pretty, painted wooden eggs their first Easter when they were too young to eat chocolate. If you want something practical get Duplo. He's too young for it now but in a few months he wont be. It's a great toy and you can never have too much. It's also gender neutral so if a little sister were to appear she'd like it too! Babies his age love looking at mobiles. Also those slippers with faces on them and bells inside that jingle when he kicks his legs always seem to bring enjoyment.
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