Baby's First Christmas

Baby's First Christmas is a special time for every family and it can be so difficult to know what to buy.  We all want to find unique baby gifts and special baby presents for baby's 1st Christmas but sometimes it is difficult to find something suitable.  We are here to help.

At Best Years we ensure that all of our toys are ethically sourced.  Many of our toys are fair trade and some are organic but perhaps more importantly for parents of newborn babies, all of our toys are tested and labelled as suitable from birth, so you can be sure that they are safe for baby with no small parts or other dangers.  Another important feature of our toys is that they are all almost all machine washable.  When you have a young baby there are all sorts of everyday accidents such as spillages and leakages  that mean that a toy that is only sponge cleanable can be totally impractical. On these occasions only a machine wash will do and you can be sure that you can put nearly all of our toys in the washing machine (our boutique ranges are not all machine washable so please check the product description or product label.  If in doubt, do ask us.)

So if you are looking for baby gift ideas, how about one of our knitted dinosaur toy baby rattles?  These knitted dinosaur rattles are some of our best sellers and let's face it - you are never too young to be introduced to our wonderful range of dinosaurs.  The only problem will be which one to choose?  Our striking Diplodocus rattle in orange is eye catching and stimulating for baby or how about our Stripey T Rex Rattle which is sure to catch baby's attention.  If you are looking for something more gender specific, our Sweet Baby cotton T Rex rattles come in baby blue and baby pink, as do our new Sweet Baby Cotton Diplodocus rattles - proving that dinosaur toys can also be gifts for girls or gifts for boys.


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Many people have a keepsake box and a wonderful memento of baby's first Christmas would be one of our selection of Christmas rattles.  They are all fair trade and suitable from birth and are the ideal rattle to introduce little ones to Christmas traditions.  We have a Gingerbreadman rattle, a Nutcracker rattle,a Ballerina rattle, a Rudolph Rattle and Snowman Rattle.  The Nutcracker is the perfect ballet to watch at Christmas time so why not start the tradition early and introduce baby to the characters, so that when he or she is old enough to visit the ballet it will feel familiar.  These rattles are extremely popular do sell out (unfortunately the Angel & Santa have already sold out this year) so don't delay if this is the gift you have chosen for your baby's first Christmas.

Christmas rattles

Baby comforters are an ideal gift for a newborn baby.  Baby comforters can help to soothe a child and give them something to snuggle against in their cot or crib.  Many of our customers buy two of the same comforter so that one can go in the wash and baby still has something to soother him or her.  This also avoids the drama of a lost comforter - we have all been there!   Under the Nile have a range of 100% organic Egyptian cotton baby buddy baby comforters.  Soft on baby's gentle skin, the Under the Nile baby buddies are hand made using off cuts of 100% Egyptian organic cotton clothing material and also stuffed with organic cotton, so nothing is wasted in the process.  At only £7.99 each, the Under the Nile baby buddies make the ideal Christmas stocking filler for baby.

Baby Buddies

Our range of octopus rattles make ideal baby gifts and have the added bonus of being fair trade and handmade.  The tactile texture of the crochet cotton is stimulating for your baby and its legs are easy to grasp onto making it a firm favourite.  The stimulating stripes and smiling face make this the perfect first companion for a baby.  We offer a variety of colour combinations, including a pink octopus, a turquoise octopus and we also offer an organic octopus. 


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Whatever you decide on for baby's first Christmas gifts, ensure that you have your camera's charged so that you can take plenty of photos and make sure that you relax and enjoy the day.  Baby's first Christmas is a wonderful occasion and it is one that you will want to cherish and remember for years to come.  Enjoy!


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