Let’s face it. Stocking stuffers are HARD for babies. I mean really…all they do is eat, sleep, and poop. You don’t need much equipment for that type of activity. Just food…and on that one I’m the sole supplier for my babies. So maybe this should be a list of things that I need in order to produce milk: chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, and peanut butter with chocolate.
When buying for a baby I try to keep in mind the upcoming months before the next Christmas, instead of focusing on the here and now. So, right now Andy might not be eating or teething, but he will be before our next Christmas. So, I buy in advance…because that’s how I roll.
Again, I buy my stocking stuffers at Dollar Tree, Ross, consignment stores and in the $1 Target section. There is this fabulous children’s consignment store around here called Once Upon a Child – this year I found most of Annie’s stocking stuffers there and some for Andy too. Check out your local consignment stores.
I have a love/hate relationship with baby socks. I can’t get the stinking things to say on. I like this type with the cuff – they work better. I know there are devices that control sock slippage, but I just can’t bring myself to buy one. All babies need socks – so that the elderly lady in the grocery store won’t fuss at you for “bringing that baby out without socks!” Cost = $1 at consignment store
I have this thing for baby hats. They speak to me. Shop consignment and you can get some good deals on them – and find some CUTE patterns. If they have ears, all the better – the hats, not your kids – we would hope they’d have ears already. Cost = $1-5
I love winter hats – and they tie under the chin. So. Stinking. Cute. Gotta keep that baby’s head covered – because that lady in the grocery store is as concerned with hats as she is with socks. Cost $1-5
This depends on the age of your child. Bananas and oranges are a good idea – back in the day, oranges were THE thing to give in Christmas stockings…and peppermint sticks. Embrace Old School.
That baby is eventually going to eat. So, be prepared with some kickin’ spoons. For me, I like this type best. Most people call them Sporks….but most people are wrong. They are in fact called FOONS. So, I buy foons. Foons rock. Cost = $1.99 at Ross
I first saw these bowls at my friend Leigh Ann’s house. They’re rockin’ y’all. Put food in and it doesn’t spill. Yay for Cheerios and other various little foodies. I’m a fan. Cost at Ross = $3.99. Your carpet will thank you.
Annie never used a teether – she chewed on a spoon instead. I found this BPA free teether at Ross for $1.99 and I picked it up for Andy…they say all your kids are different so maybe he’ll embrace teethers.
I think every child determines which pacis they like and which pacis they hate. For us, Andy likes the Dr. Brown’s pacis. And really, can you have too many? They disappear like socks in the dryer. I like to have one in every room. Again, I bought in advance here because these are for 6-12 months. Cost at Ross = $2.49 for a pack of two. Money well spent.
Those are my ideas! Leave your ideas for baby stocking stuffers in the comments…