Thursday, January 10, 2013

Favourite Things: One Year Old

I found myself wracking my brain for a newborn baby gift the other day. I mean it was just over a year ago I myself was sleep walking through that baby phase, I should have tons of great gift ideas, right? I was drawing a big fat blank. I was so thankful to scroll on back to these posts to refresh my mom brain and find a few of those new mom and baby essentials.

So I thought since that came in handy that I would do another favourites post: the one year old edition. Hopefully it'll help you mamas or those shopping for kids and, at the very least, I'll have a reference next time I need a one year old gift. Win, win.

Here are a few of our current faves:

Fav Things: One Year Old

1) Kidkraft Play Kitchen - Alice loves this thing. When we first set it up she spent an hour just opening and closing all the doors.

2) Play Food - pretend eating is a fav past time, she even does the "nom, nom, nom".

3) Boon Whale Pod - Awesome bath corral that holds soap, toys and even lets them drain out so they can dry nicely.

4) Snack Dish - perfect for keeping the cheerio spill to a minimum. We also love this bowl, which is great for staying put when using utensils.

5) Triangle Crayons - or anything to colour with.

6) Stacking Blocks - I wouldn't say she exactly likes these, more like she can't stand the sight of this thing stacked up. We play a game trying to build the tower before Alice can knock it over. Good times.

7) Paintable Nesting Dolls - Alice's Aunty painted these for her and she loves opening and closing them.

8) Books - In my opinion you can never have too many books and Alice definitely agrees. She'll sit down in a chair and start babbling 'blah, blah, blah" (sometimes I feel like she's mocking us, hahaha).
(more of our fave books).

9) Aden & Anais Security Blankets - This has been a nap/bedtime essential since the day she could hold it and they come in packs of two in case, god forbid, you lose one.

What are some of your kiddo essentials / go-to gifts?

Christine

19 comments:

  1. aw my niece just turned one last month! I got her a farm set

    In all honestly though, my brother and sister in law just wanted gift cards for clothes (for next season) and RESP donations. That baby has sooo many toys and clothes!!

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  2. It's so true, we do our best to keep the toys to a minimum! A farm set sounds awesome.

    Clothes are a whole other post, haha! Alice really had a growth spurt around one so we needed tons of those too!

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  3. I'm twenty eight and I WANT EVERYTHING on this post! Especially those blank nesting dolls and tub whale!

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    1. haha, justine! Well, you're easy to shop for! I'll forward the list to Mike ;)

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  4. Great list. My daughter just turned 18 months old and her current obsession is her xylophone. She LOVES just banging away at it or dancing while we attempt to play music for her.

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  5. Christine I love these posts! Such cute picks!

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  6. I am SO happy you did this! My son will turn 1 year old in a couple of weeks and I had no idea what to get him. Thanks!

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    1. Happy to help, Meagan! Happy almost birthday to your son!

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  7. this is the cutest post! love love your blog..so happy to discover it!
    xo chaseandem.blogspot.com

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  8. I know exactly where I'll be coming if I need a gift for a baby. My friends are past that stage for the most part but you never know. I'm a keener and like to be prepared:)

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  9. That play kitchen is so cute...hmmm...Mila's 2nd birthday is coming up, wonder if that would be good still?

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    1. Yes! I think this is definitely something to grow with. We have older kids that come over and love playing with it too!

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  10. Cute post. I'd have to add the Kiddopotamus Tiny Diner placemat. It's great for that age when they're still eating with their hands.

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  11. One, Two and Four are favourites in this house too.
    This is a great list!

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