Gifts for Newborns to 6 Month Olds (All Recommended by Moms of Multiples!)
Congrats! You've got a brand new addition to celebrate! On top of all the stress that comes with a new baby, do you really need the added stress of trying to figure out what to get them for Christmas? No thank you. Well, I've got good news ... goMOMS has done the hard work for you. Our Moms of Multiples have shared all their favorite toys and gifts that their kids loved when they were newborns through 6 months old. That's right, their kids tried 'em and loved 'em, and now they're sharing their wisdom with you. Thanks, goMOMS!
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Help Your Teething Baby
Pacifier Feeder | As your little one cuts new teeth, you're going to want to try everything to ease their pain! Enter, these pacifier feeders. Put chunks of frozen breast milk or formula in them for a tasty teether for your little one. (And they're awesome for when you’re little one starts experimenting with solid food!).
Sophie The Giraffe Teether | Sophie's soft texture and numerous chew able parts (ears, horns, legs), makes her perfect for soothing baby's sore gums during teething.
A Stuffed Animal Pacifier | If your little one likes a pacifier, they’ll love these... They do double duty as a pacifier and stuffed animal, making them easy for little hands to grab. They come in a ton of different varieties including a puppy, a unicorn, a lion, and so many more.
Baby Banana Tooth Brush | This teether is an awesome way to introduce your little one to their first tooth brush. And the bristles are super soothing on sore gums.
Gifts to Encourage Child Development
Explore 'N Grow Busy Gears | Gear up for play time with moveable gears, music & lights. Little ones can practice their fine motor skills as they grasp and clutch the gears.
A Crinkle Toy | A crinkly toy is a great way to engage baby's senses at this age. With bright colors & a fun crinkle sound every time it moves, it'll quickly become a go-to, to keep baby entertained.
Soft Books | These soft books are a great way to introduce books at a young age. The pages are nice and big for little hands to grab, plus they’re soft and snugly too.
High Contrast Cards | When baby's eyes are first developing, they can't see much, but they can see high contrast images. These are awesome for helping their developing eyesight.
Stacking Cups | These cups are a classic that your little one will play with for a long time. The colorful cups are great for stacking, or hiding things under, and with large numbers on the bottoms they’re great to start number recognition. One mom said her twins like playing with them in the tub too.
A Kick & Play Piano Play Mat | This is an awesome way for your baby to start exploring the world around them. With a piano they can kick to play, and toys above them, your little one will have a blast experimenting with this fun play mat.
Baby Einstein Take-A-Long Music Toy | This little music box let’s your baby control the tunes. With a nice big, easy-press button, it puts the control in your little one’s tiny hands.
A Sit Me Up | This is an awesome way for your little one to gain confidence sitting, and keep them happy doing it with a snack & toy tray. One twin mom said she even used them as travel high chairs until her kids outgrew them.
Pop Up Toy | This great toy encourages your baby to explore and discover while practicing fine motor skills.
Dimpl Toy | One twin mom says, "We were gifted one and had to buy another one because they were already fighting over this, haha!"
Crib Piano | Moms loved this crib piano because it was a great transition toy from baby to toddler! There little legs will be so excited to kick it when they're little, then use it on the floor for tummy time & other play as they get older.
A Water Play Mat | A water play mat is great for babies at this age! Whether they’re practicing tummy time, or sitting in their high chair, this awesome may
Chewable Blocks | Blocks are an awesome way to encourage creativity, build hand-eye coordination, learn shapes & much more. These chewable blocks double as teethers too!
Encourage Restful Sleep
Slumber Buddy | This little guy will help create a tranquil environment for your little one at bedtime. A calming starry sky display and a peaceful selection of sounds help relax and soothe baby to sleep. Grab either an elephant, or a hippo!
Crib Aquarium | This crib-side toy is awesome. You can set it to play some gentle lullabies or calming ocean sounds, and it gradually gets dimmer and quieter as it lulls baby to sleep. As baby gets bigger, it can actually help them soothe themself to sleep. (A big button makes it easy for baby to turn on and off by themselves.)
A White Noise Machine | A white noise machine can be the secret ingredient to good baby sleep. Turn it on, and it blocks out any noise happening outside baby's room. It'll help them fall asleep faster & stay asleep longer ... the holy grail of infant sleep.
Dress Your Baby
Kimono Style Onesies | These are better than your standard, over-the-head onesies for a couple reasons. 1. You don't have to worry about supporting baby's head as you try to shove it through the tiny neck hole. (Seriously, it's so hard.). Simply lay the onesie flat, and lay baby on top. 2. When (not if) baby spits up all over themselves, or has a major blow out, you don't have to worry about how you're going to get it off them without getting spit up or poo everywhere. I rest my case.
Milk Catcher Bibs | If your little one is prone to spitting up, you understand the importance of a good bib. And these are the best. They soak up anything that dribbles down baby's chin, so it doesn't get into their neck rolls. One twin mom said she started with one pack, and ended with four by the time her babies were 6 months old, they were that good.
Velcro Booties | Have you tried keeping tiny socks on newborn feet? Impossible! These little booties can be worn with socks (to help keep them in place) or without to keep tiny toes warm & cozy.
Other Great Gifts for Baby
Oogie Bear | The Nose Frida gets a lot of props for being great for helping baby breath easier, and it is. But, the Oogie Bear is maybe even better. It's great for the boogies that are less runny, and lets you "grab" the boogies you can see but just can't seem to dislodge with The Nose Friday. Just pop it in the dishwasher after each use & reuse.
Illuminated Nail Clippers | These are amazing for worry-free nail clipping. They have a bright light at the end so you can actually see your little one's nails and avoid clipping anything but nail.
Boppy Lounger | The Boppy Newborn Lounger is the perfect place for baby to hang out during awake time when you need a hands-free moment. It's perfectly designed to cradle your little one when you can't. One twin mom said she would put her twins in them on either side of her on the couch while she pumped, to keep everyone comfy and happy.
Portable Changing Pad | For when you don't need the whole diaper bag, but still need to take along a clean diaper & a couple other small things.
Bouncer Seat | One twin mom said, "Life. Saver. Literally the only way I could get my twins quiet during the day was bouncing them in one of these." This one by BabyBjörn is especially awesome because it folds up for easy travel & storage.
Diapers | You will go through diapers WAY faster than you think. You almost literally can't have too many.
A Car Seat Mirror | This little guy does doubly duty ... it makes your baby feel like they've got a buddy in the back seat with them, and it lets you keep an eye on them while they're rear-facing.