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Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Babies

Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Babies

We all love babies and enjoy buying little gifts for them. Babies are not old enough for independent play, so stocking stuffer ideas for babies should be simple, useful and developmentally appropriate. When you buy something for a baby, you are, in a sense buying for his parents as well. You want to select gifts that are durable and have great eye appeal to invite interaction. The gifts should be able to withstand a baby chewing on them or mouthing them and the parts should not come off. Things you give to a baby need to fit his small hand and have inviting textures and contrasts.


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Stacking Toys For Babies

Stacking toys for babies can be very simple, or complex. Most of us are familiar with brightly colored cups of graduated sizes. They can be turned upside down and stacked one upon another, or reversed and nested one inside the other. This toy is great for sequencing and fine motor skills. Find large sets of cups that have six or more plain cups, or purchase a smaller set for a younger child. Some nesting and stacking cups have appealing printed designs and textured edges for even more appeal. Classic stacking toys also include the graduated rings that stack over a spindle and stacking blocks. Other versions of stacking toys can be odd shapes or animals designed to fit securely when stacked.

We recommend:

Fisher-Price Baby Stacking & Nesting Stack & Roll Cups, Set of 10 Multi-Color Toys for Infants and Toddlers Ages 6+ Months
  • 10 colorful, numbered cups to stack, nest, or snap together and roll
  • Jingle-sounds ball nests inside or rests on top
  • Snap cups together to make 5 balls
Fat Brain Toys SpinAgain - Corkscrew Stack-and-Sort Toy for Babies & Toddlers
6,828 Reviews
Fat Brain Toys SpinAgain - Corkscrew Stack-and-Sort Toy for Babies & Toddlers
  • Set of 6 vibrant, graduated discs that spin down a corkscrew pole and stack up any way you want;...
  • Pull the pole from the base to watch all the discs tumble to the ground; keep on spinning and...
  • Great for ages 1+; made of strong, coated ABS plastic; FULLY safety tested, BPA-free

Cute socks for babies

It is always nice to find socks in your stocking, no matter how old you are. Long before babies wear shoes, they need warm comfortable coverings for their feet. Those tiny socks get pulled off in odd places or lost in the washer. Parents will appreciate a few spare socks, especially in current wardrobe colors. Babies will be fascinated by colors and patterns on their socks. As babies discover their own hands and feet they are easily entertained just watching them. Give them some colorful socks to watch.

We recommend:

Luvable Friends baby boys Newborn and Terry Socks, Aztec, 0-6 Months US
  • Set includes eight pairs of terry socks
  • Made with cotton, polyester and spandex
  • Soft, gentle and comfortable on baby's skin
LA ACTIVE Non Slip Grip Ankle Boys and Girls Socks with Non Skid for Babies Toddlers and Kids Back to School
  • ANTI-SLIP: Our non-slip baby socks feature extra strong grippers at the bottom, ensuring maximum...
  • STRETCHY: Made with thick and breathable fibers, these stretchy socks provide babies, toddlers...
  • FADE-RESISTANT: The baby grip socks are made from a comfortable cotton blend that is machine...
Hudson Baby Unisex Cozy Fleece Booties, Navy Heather Gray, 18-24 Months
  • Baby cozy fleece booties
  • Made with 100% polyester
  • Soft, gentle and comfortable on baby's skin

Finger Puppets are dramatic play for babies

Well made finger puppets open the door to interaction with babies. Parents and caregivers first personify the puppet characters and then the baby will also join in. Puppets encourage the imagination by telling stories and they are a great vehicle for modeling language. Little finger puppets are easy to pack in the diaper bag for a needed distraction when traveling or waiting on appointments. Look for puppets with embroidered features so that they cannot be pulled off and swallowed or lost.

We recommend:

Oiuros 20pcs Different Cartoon Animal Finger Puppets Soft Velvet Dolls Props Toys Easter Basket Stuffers
  • 20 pieces of different animal finger puppets. All animal puppets with hands and feet, small and cute.
  • Material: durable soft velvet cloth. Size: Height: about 7cm; Width: about 3cm.
  • 20 different animals include: hippopotamus, elephant, rabbit, duck, cattle, dog, panda, bear, frog, mouse, Turtles, crabs, seahorses, whale, sharks, dolphins, grouper, starfish, shrimp, octopus
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12/08/2023 07:35 am GMT

Choose cute bibs for baby

Bibs are a practical gift. They keep food and stains off of baby's clothes. They are also a way to incorporate style into a regular pass time like eating. Think of personalized bibs, with names or cute saying on them. Imagine your little cowboy in a bandana fabric bib. Bibs can be plain or fancy, just be sure they are washable. Your little ballerina might enjoy a bib with a bit of bling and some tulle for detail. For older babies look for bibs that have fold up pockets at the bottom to catch dropped bites before they hit the high chair or ground.

We recommend:

Bumkins Bibs for Girl or Boy, SuperBib Baby and Toddler for 6-24 Months, Essential Must Have for Eating, Feeding, Baby Led Weaning Supplies, Mess Saving Catch Food, 3-pk Feathers, Arrows and Quill
  • BIBS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS – Essential for babies and toddlers 6-24 months; the crumb catcher /...
  • SAVING YOU FROM THE MESS – Perfect for self-feeding, the SuperBib is made from Bumkins’ original...
  • SOFT YET STRONG – Bumkins signature waterproof fabric is durable and stands up to messes, yet...
Yoofoss Baby Bibs 8 Pack Baby Bandana Drool Bibs with Arrow Pattern for Boys and Girls
  • SOFT ORGANIC AND ABSORBENT MATERIAL - Front is 100% soft organic cotton, back is polyester fleece...
  • 8 PACK STYLISH MODERN DESIGN - A variety set including 8 different designs of baby bandana drool...
  • ADJUSTABLE and HIGH-QUALITY SNAPS - Each baby bibs comes with 2 plastic snaps which prevent any risk...

Stocking stuffer ideas for babies can be novel and fun. Bright colors and interesting sounds grab baby's attention. So many toys and accessories feature both.

Rattles are great stocking stuffers for babies

Even before a baby can hold a rattle for themselves it is a good toy and a great idea for a stocking stuffer. As you hold the rattle and shakes it for attention, the baby learns to focus on it. When the rattle is moved and makes noise, the baby visually tracks it, developing focus and helping the eyes coordinate. As the baby gets older, she can hold the rattle, learning cause and effect by shaking it and producing sound. It is a form of communication as well. A rattle can be shaken to get attention or even to express emotion.

Choose a rattle that has contrasting colors and textures to stimulate interest. Make sure it is well made with no sharp edges. Of course you will choose a rattle that is easy for a little hand to grasp, but is large enough not to choke the baby. As with all other toys, the paint and color should be molded in or non-toxic so that when it goes in the mouth, which it will, there is no harm to the child.

We recommend:

Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle & Sensory Teether Toy, Blue/Green/Orange, 5 Inch x 4 Inch x 3.5 Inch
  • BABY TEETHING TOY MADE FOR LITTLE HANDS:  The Winkel features a mesmerizing maze of soft,...
  • DEVELOPMENTAL BABY TOY:  Babies are instantly drawn to this colorful and lightweight infant toy....
  • TIME-HONORED CLASSIC:  With over 25 years engaging babies and soothing even the fussiest of...
Bright Starts Oball Shaker Rattle Toy, Ages Newborn Plus
40,678 Reviews
Bright Starts Oball Shaker Rattle Toy, Ages Newborn Plus
  • 2 mini flexible, teethable Oballs are easy to hold
  • Colorful rattle beads create fun sounds to entertain and delight baby
  • Textured rattle is clear so baby can see the colorful beads. BPA Free

Choose a car seat toy for a baby on the go

So many families have to spend a lot of time driving that it makes sense to have toys that attach to the car seat. For the driver, knowing that the toys cannot disappear or be a hazard brings real peace of mind. For the baby toys that are strictly for the car seat make an exciting change of pace. Some toys are designed to wiggle as a car moves. Others are comforting to the touch. They stimulate interest while entertaining on long or short rides. Choose durable toys with bright colors and textures. Make sure they can attach securely to the style of car seat you have. Easy to clean toys are recommended for play in the car.

We recommend:

Tiny Love Meadow Days Sunny Stroll Stroller Arch, 1 Count (Pack of 1)
  • ENGAGING ACTIVITIES: 8 different activities to promote baby development
  • TEACH CAUSE AND EFFECT: Baby activated propeller encourages essential cause & effect learning
  • INTERESTING TEXTURES: Each toy features fun and engaging textures that captivate baby. Rattling ball...
Infantino Stretch & Spiral Activity Toy - Textured Play Activity Toy for Sensory Exploration and Engagement, Ages 0 and Up, Blue Farm, 1 Count (Pack of 1)
  • Design: Plush, bright and mixed fabric spiral reversible design, cow and piggy, which wraps easily...
  • Developmental benefits: Soft and interactive fabrics featuring varied textures and shapes that...
  • Great for gifting: This set is packaged in easy-to-wrap packaging and is a suitable gift for any...
Baby Einstein Star Bright Symphony Plush Musical Take-Along Toy, Ages Newborn + (Pack of 1)
10,105 Reviews
Baby Einstein Star Bright Symphony Plush Musical Take-Along Toy, Ages Newborn + (Pack of 1)
  • Follows your baby’s curious spirit wherever they go
  • Smiling star plays 6 classical melodies
  • Musical toy for on-the-go entertainment

Bubbling soothing bath products for baby

Bath time is a wonderful time for baby to bond with his parents. Look for gentle baby bath products that will not dry delicate skin. There are a variety of soothing products for your baby's bath. Very young babies or those with sensitive skin should be bathed with fragrance free baby wash products. Products based on Castile soap are gentler to the skin. Older babies may find a sweet smelling bath to be a real treat. Choose scents like lavender, vanilla, or sweet apple. A life saver for a mom is a soothing vapor bath to help with cold symptoms. Baby bath products can moisturize and protect delicate skin while helping clean and relax baby, from head to toe. Many bubbling baby bath products can also be used as shampoo. Select a couple of products to help fill that stocking for Christmas.

We recommend:

Alaffia Babies and Kids Bubble Bath, Gentle Baby Essentials for Delicate Skin, Cleansing & Calming Bubbles, Plant Based Formula, Vegan, Coconut Chamomile, 32 Fl Oz
  • BUBBLES FOR BABIES & KIDS: Alaffia baby bubble bath gently cleanses, softens, and nourishes little...
  • CALMING BUBBLE BATH WITH SHEA BUTTER: Created for the sensitive skin of babies, toddlers, and kids...
  • CALMING COCONUT & CHAMOMILE: Chosen for their abilities to impart nurturing moisture while creating...
Everyone 3-in-1 Soap, Body Wash, Bubble Bath, Shampoo, 32 Ounce (Pack of 2), Lavender and Aloe, Coconut Cleanser with Plant Extracts and Pure Essential Oils
  • Contains: (2) 32 Ounce 100% Recycled Plastic Bottles of Everyone 3in1 Lavender and Aloe Soap. For a...
  • Scent: Everyone 3in1 Lavender and Aloe Soap celebrates the powerful calming nature of lavender pure...
  • Use: Our 3in1 Soap is a do-it-all cleanser that will give you a refresh from head to toe. Whether as...

Meal time accessories are fun for baby

Stuff those stockings with colorful and useful feeding utensils. Buy matching little forks and spoons that encourage baby to self feed. Get eating tools that are easy for baby to grip. Spoons with smaller rounded bowls and forks with shortened tines are safer to use when you feed the baby. If you buy dinner wear with larger rounded handles soon your little one will be trying to hold their own and scoop up foods. Get at least two sets so that mom or dad can actually feed the baby while she is experimenting with them as well. You can also keep one set at home and another in the diaper bag.

We recommend:

Re Play Made in USA Toddler Forks and Spoons, Pack of 12 Without Carrying Case - 6 Kids Forks with Rounded Tips and 6 Deep Scoop Toddler Spoons - 0.2" Thick Toddler Utensils, True Blue
  • Perfect for Little Hands: Our ergonomically designed toddler spoons and forks are perfectly sized at...
  • Dishwasher and Microwave Safe: This toddler fork and spoon set can easily be cleaned in the...
  • Safe and Durable: Made from thick, hard-textured plastic, these reusable utensils for kids withstand...
Ikea Kalas 301.929.60 BPA-Free Bowl, Assorted Colors, 6-Pack
  • Bpa-Free product
  • Stackable; takes up very little storage space
  • Made from durable plastic, dishwasher- and microwave-safe

Calm your baby with bubbles

Blow bubbles to entertain your baby. They open their eyes wide and track the floating spheres. The gentle floating effect seems to make both mom and baby relax as they share a few minutes of bubble time. A small bottle of bubbles will fit well in a stocking. It is a quiet way of playing with and entertaining baby. Make sure that the lid fits securely for when you pop it into your purse or bag to take it with you on errands. Blowing bubbles outside in good weather helps increase appreciation of nature. Bubbles are quiet, with no sharp or dangerous parts and can fill a few minutes with giggles and grins.

We recommend:

Kidzlane Bubble Maker Machine for Kids - Big Bubbles Speed Blower for Toddler's Outdoor Party Play - Makes 500 to 1000 per Minute (Bubble Dolphin)
  • DOLPHIN BUBBLE MACHINE - Transport kids, pets to big bubble world! Perfect for outdoor play,...
  • INCLUDES 16 OZ BUBBLE SOLUTION - Comes with two 8 OZ bottles for endless fun. Works with any bubble...
  • LEAK-PROOF BATTERY COMPARTMENT - Our bubble machine ensures safe bubble adventures with a secure...
Mini Blizzard Bubble Blower Set by ArtCreativity - Set of 4 Bubble Blasters with 4 Bottles of Bubble Mixture - Vibrant Assortment of Color - Non-Toxic Plastic - Fun Summer Toys for Boys and Girls
  • HOURS OF FUN: Make any sunny day a fun-filled affair with ArtCreativity’s Mini Blizzard bubble...
  • VIBRANT COLOR ASSORTMENT: Designed in an exciting assortment of color, this kids’ bubble blower...
  • EASY TO USE: Even kids as young as 5 can quickly get a hang of the bubble maker toys. Simply brush...

Choose whimsical, easy grip teething rings for baby.

As soon as baby can put hand to mouth they are ready for teething rings or other teething toys. Look for items that are easy for little hands to grasp and that have some texture. Babies bite to explore, to cut teeth and to express their feelings. Give them something that will help those painful little teeth break through the gums. A good teething toy lets them express frustration safely. Select teethers with non-toxic colors that do not scrape off preferably molded in. Make sure the plastic or rubber is food safe as well.

We recommend:

Baby Banana Yellow Banana Infant Toothbrush, Easy to Hold, Made in the USA, Train Infants Babies and Toddlers for Oral Hygiene, Teether Effect for Sore Gums, 4.33" x 0.39" x 7.87", BR003
  • Start teaching your baby good brushing habits with the Baby Banana Toothbrush! This training...
  • This easy to hold toothbrush toy is made from a single piece of high quality, food grade silicone....
  • The Baby Banana has been carefully designed especially for little hands to hold. Its "peels" allow...
Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys
  • Multi-surface teething makes this teether perfect for assisting in the eruption of front, middle and...
  • When place in the refrigerator Nuby's PurICE technology provides gentle cooling on baby's gums.
  • Easy grip design is ideal for little hands and helps with coordination; Dual surfaced teether.

Snack dispensers are good gifts for baby

We all want a little snack now and then. Whether you are carrying small fruit pieces or oat cereal or animal crackers a snack dispenser is a great idea. It holds right size portions and opens and closes securely for an adult. Look for a snack cup that will not crack or break easily and that closes tightly. You and baby will both be happy as you will not have spills and the goodies will not disappear.

We recommend:

melii Snap & Go Baby Food Storage Containers with lids, Snack Containers, Freezer safe - Set of 4, 4oz
  • Baby Food Storage - 4 detachable and stackable multi-colored 4oz/118 ml containers for freezing and...
  • Snap-and-Go - Easily connect or separate containers for meal and snack time, microwave safe
  • Freezer Safe - Store baby food easily in the freezer with airtight lids to help prevent freezer burn
Munchkin® Snack Catcher® Toddler Snack Cups, 2 Pack, Blue/Green
  • Spill proof toddler snack container with soft flaps for easy food access
  • Fits most standard cup holders in cars, car seats, strollers, etc.
  • Great for home, daycare or on the go use; Holds up to 9 ounces of snacks
mushie Silicone Snack Cup | Spill Proof Food Container for Toddler and Baby (Blush)
  • Designed with two small handles for an easy grip for small hands, our silicone snack cup is...
  • Hand wash in warm, soapy water before use
  • Mushie snack cups in soft colors!

Food pouches are another snack idea for baby.

Food pouches full of pureed fruit make an excellent sweet treat for moms or dads to give babies while on the go. Well designed squeezable pouches mean that a spoon is not needed. A fruit snack in a pouch can be carried in purse or bag and can provide nutrition in an instant. Sweet and delicious food pouches are great to find in a stocking for baby.

We recommend:

Squooshi Filling Station Baby Food Pouch Maker/Filler + 6 Large 5 oz Pouches for Semi Solid Food
  • MORE PUREE PER POUCH - The Squooshi Filling Station is the easiest, no mess way to fill your Squooshi reusable pouches with nutritious fresh food
  • COMPATIBLE WITH ALL SPOUT POUCHES; Easily fill any resusable food pouch on the market using the Squooshi Filling Station
  • Helpful Tip REMEMBER to coat the edges of you plunger with your puree before filling your pouches
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12/08/2023 08:55 am GMT

Pacifiers for Christmas stocking stuffers for baby

When babies need the relaxation of sucking but do not need to be fed, a pacifier is a good choice. It is a big help to parents to have a spare pacifier in case one gets lost or becomes dirty. Put one or two pacifiers in the Christmas stocking for baby. Find plain ones or colorful ones, but make sure that they will not come apart and become a choking hazard. You can find silicone pacifiers that molded in one solid piece. Pacifiers help make a calm and peaceful baby.

We recommend:

Nookums Paci-Plushies Buddies Adapts to Most Name Brand Pacifiers, Safe and Suitable for All Ages, Plush Toy Includes Detachable Pacifier (Ella The Elephant)
  • EASILY REPLACE PACIFIERS - Each Paci-Plushie includes a Nookums Pacifier that detaches from the...
  • STOP LOST PACIFIERS - Paci-Plushies make finding baby's pacifier a snap! Eliminate the stress of...
  • HELPS WITH FINE MOTOR SKILLS - Paci-Plushies Plush Toys make it easier for babies to independently...
MAM Original Day & Night Baby Pacifier, Nipple Shape Helps Promote Healthy Oral Development, Glows in the Dark, 6-16 Months, Unisex,3 Count (Pack of 1)
  • VENTILATED & COMFORTABLE SHIELD: These cute pacifiers for babies have a curved sterilizing shield...
  • SILICONE NIPPLE: The BPA-free silicone boy and girl pacifier 6+ months has the signature MAM design,...
  • GLOWS IN THE DARK: Contains one night pacifiers for baby that glows in the dark, making it easy for...

A first toothbrush for baby.

The younger you get baby used to having their gums massaged and cleaned the easier it will be for them to become accustomed to brushing their teeth. A baby tooth brush should have very soft well attached bristles. A loose bristle could tickle and gag an infant. In addition, a brush with an extra large handle will be easier for a little hand to grip. Yes, there are lighted toothbrushes that play music and those are fun as well when putting a toothbrush in a stocking for baby. Start with dry brushing or just using water as you begin to teach your child good oral hygiene.

We recommend:

Jordan* ® | Step 1 Baby Toothbrush | 0-2 Years, Soft Bristles, BPA Free | 4 Pack
  • MADE FOR YOUR BABY - Jordan* is the original brand of this infant toothbrush designed with extra soft bristles, a soft biting ring for babies gums, and a handle that suits adults and babies
  • TAILOR MADE - Step 1 toddler toothbrush step 1 toothbrush is tailor-made to make the first brushing experience a good one. The short neck and it`s unique teeth ring prevent to swallow or prick when...
  • CREATE DENTAL ROUTINES - Make this the first step in establishing healthy and happy dental care routines for your baby. Baby toothbrush 12 months and up with chewing grip to stimulate baby’s gum...
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12/08/2023 05:10 am GMT

Choose a play phone for baby

It seems everyone has a phone in hand these days. Of course your infant will want yours. Instead, get a play phone for their stocking. Choose a toy that has buttons, as that makes for fine motor dexterity and make sure that something happens when the buttons are pushed. Look for functions like noises, speech or lights to develop an idea of cause and effect. Buy a play phone and keep the real phones for the grownups.

We recommend:

LeapFrog Chat and Count Smart Phone, Scout, Green
  • Fun learning in a smart little phone! Sing along to songs about counting, explore more than 15 phone activities, and more! Appropriate for ages 18 months and up.
  • Explore more than 15 phone activities as you pretend and play with your very own smart phone! Push the call button to trade calls and voicemails with your puppy pal Scout/Violet!
  • Push the music button and sing along to songs about counting, phone manners, and more. Press any of the 10 number buttons to see an animated Scout/Violet count it out in a fun way.
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12/08/2023 05:45 am GMT

Sippy cups for a hydrated baby

We all need to drink more water and other healthy liquids. Mom and dad have water bottles. A good sippy cup would be a great gift in a Christmas stocking for baby. They come with various options beyond the idea of just tilt and sip. Some cups are flat on top with openings all around. Others have one way valves that prevent food from being drawn back in to the beverage. Backwash gets really yucky. Some babies prefer a sippy cup that has a soft spout that is more like a nipple. Whatever the age of the baby, there is a cup that is right for her needs. Other features of sippy cups can be a handle or two. An older baby can easily use a cup with no handles in a progression to drinking from a regular cup.

We recommend:

Munchkin® Any Angle™ Weighted Straw Trainer Cup with Click Lock™ Lid, 7 Ounce, Pink
  • Weighted straw and easy-to-hold handles allow your toddler to hold the cup at any angle
  • Shades may vary, you may receive bright pink or light pink
  • 10 ounce capacity for water, milk or juice. Includes straw brush for easy cleaning
Munchkin® Miracle® 360 Trainer Sippy Cup with Handles, Spill Proof, 7 Ounce, 2 Pack, Green/Blue
44,712 Reviews
Munchkin® Miracle® 360 Trainer Sippy Cup with Handles, Spill Proof, 7 Ounce, 2 Pack, Green/Blue
  • Set of (2) 7 ounce toddler cups with dentist recommended spotless design
  • Shades may vary, you may receive bright blue/green or light blue/green
  • 360 degree drinking edge eliminates spills completely

Little hats and hair accessories for baby

It is hard to resist cute little bows and clips to put in a tiny girl's hair. Both boys and girls will wear cozy knit hats as well. They are cute and help keep baby warm. Buy baby combs and brushes for styling and then add decor like bows and roses to the stocking. Stretch headbands are popular for little girls as well. Maybe your favorite baby boy needs a baseball cap. It is even possible to find team logos on gifts for baby to wear in her hair or on his head.

We recommend:

Durio Soft Warm Knitted Baby Hats Caps Cute Cozy Chunky Winter Infant Toddler Baby Beanies for Boys Girls 3 Pack Black & Light Grey & Navy
  • Material & Size: This warm winter beanie hat for toddler is made of high quality materials, keep the...
  • Design: Soft and breathable material, keep your baby's head warm. Cute with simple style that is...
  • Feature: This knitted beanie cap is made of durable materials which are eco-friendly and...
Baby Girl's Hair Clips Cute Hair Bows Baby Elastic Hair Ties Hair Accessories Ponytail Holder Hairpins Set For Baby Girls Teens Toddlers, Assorted styles, 36 pieces Pack(Pink+Grey)
  • Cartoon and Cute - Cartoon pattern hair accessories, small and lightweight, beautiful and cute,...
  • No Hurt to Hair - High elastic, moderate length, extremely soft, not easy to fall off, suitable for...
  • SIZE - Approx 8 inch; Package include: 36 pcs Hair Clips+Hair Ties; Color: Bright Yellow(Show as the...

Finish off your Christmas gift list by checking out some of these stocking stuffer ideas for babies. You will not feel at a loss and both parents and baby will appreciate your thoughtful selections

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