This is an exciting time in your life. It’s important to make your baby’s first Christmas as memorable as possible. If Christmas morning stockings are a tradition in your family, you may be wondering if doing a stocking for a baby makes sense. Obviously, babies can’t open it themselves and maybe all they will do is suck on the stocking and items, but remember you’re creating memories. Do not hesitate to include your new baby in this tradition! It’s a once in a lifetime experience and the joy of having a baby at Christmas is very special.
Practical Stocking Stuffers
For their first Christmas, obviously getting some stuffers for the stocking that will be useful is important. It’s good to get your baby used to getting a few practical items for Christmas, that way they will expect it every year and won’t complain when they get underwear in their stocking for years to come! Here are some practical ideas:
- Lotion and Shampoo
- Teething rings
- Bath toys
Fun and Entertaining Stocking Stuffers
Don’t forget to include some fun things for baby too. At any age a baby can at the least look at colorful items. Here are some fun items:
- Soft toys
- Colorful rattle
- Baby Einstein DVD
- A Lullaby CD
- Books! Get your book collection started at a young age!
- Gerber Puffs or a little container of Cheerios.
Memorable Stocking Stuffers
Special stocking stuffers that your baby can remember forever would be great to include on their first Christmas. A baby’s first Christmas is a great time to start a stocking tradition too. Here are some ideas for special stocking stuffers.
- Baby’s First Christmas Ornament
- Small Picture Frame
- Photo book of Family Members
- Savings Bonds
Make sure you enjoy this precious time with your baby. Savor every moment of that stocking opening with him or her. This is a wonderful time in your life!