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Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Babies & Toddlers

Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Babies & Toddlers

Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Babies & Toddlers

This December is baby’s first Christmas, so it’s time to establish some traditions for years to come. Because infants likely won’t remember this year’s stocking stuffers, it’s an opportunity for parents and grandparents to mix some much-needed nursery items in with the baby toys. Check out our stocking stuffer ideas for babies and toddlers to plan out the wish list you’ll send to Santa.


Crib Sheets as a Useful Baby Stocking Stuffer

lumberjack themed baby bedding

Babies sure are cute, but they also have tons of messy accidents. With all the dirty diapers and spitting up, you’re in the habit of changing the crib bedding on the regular. If laundry day can’t keep up, give your baby an extra set of sheets as a stocking stuffer. Knowing that you have plenty of clean backups will make the next year that much easier.


Changing Table Mobile as an Entertaining Baby Stocking Stuffer

blue animal parade crib mobile

Jump start brain development by giving a mobile as a stocking stuffer for your baby. Sure, you’ve got a mobile hanging over your little one’s crib to help them snooze, but how about the changing table? When diaper changes are chaotic, mobiles can distract and entertain your baby, making the whole process less of a hassle. Rather than moving one mobile from crib to changing table throughout the day, consider getting a second one this Christmas.


Nursery Wall Decals as a DIY Baby Stocking Stuffer

pink and white flower nursery decals

Having a new baby can make time feel like it’s moving too fast and too slow. With all the rush of reading every advice book and acquiring baby furniture, nursery decor can end up on the back burner. If the nursery walls still feel bland, choose some wall decals as a baby stocking stuffer. Peel and stick DIY decals are easy to put up and remove later, so they’re a fun stocking stuffer that will zhoosh up the nursery in a matter of minutes.


Polaroid Collection as a Sentimental Baby Stocking Stuffer

photo hanger with family pictures

With high-tech cameras always at our fingertips, it’s safe to say there are a lot of baby pictures saved up. Sometimes it’s hard to decide which adorable photos are the best. Use Christmas as a chance to print out your favorite pictures of your baby or grandchild to display in the home or nursery. Curate a collection of baby pictures and have them printed as polaroids, then wrap them up to give as a stocking stuffer. The whole family will delight in watching its youngest member grow from newborn to current age. To complete this sentimental present, add a set of frames or a photo album.


Developmental Toys as an Educational Baby Stocking Stuffer

toddler playing with pretend play food set

For little boys and girls, a stocking stuffer idea for toddlers that will surely spark the imagination is a pretend play toy set. By 18 months old, most toddlers begin to play pretend using their imagination. As they grow, two, three, and four year olds invent ever more complex characters and stories. Symbolic play occurs when toddlers begin integrating toys into their play for specific, clear purposes. For your toddler’s Christmas stocking, pick toys that are easy to hold and fun for make believe, such as play food and tools.

You’ve picked out the essentials for your baby’s stocking. All that’s left is to add a pacifier or rattle and then you can shop for the big kids. Read our Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids and Cool Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teens to find gifts for the rest of the family.