Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers and Babies

Christmas Gift Ideas For Toddlers And Babies - written by Olivia Campbell-Price

With the festive holiday season soon upon us, I'm sure you are beginning to think about what you will be doing to celebrate. And one thing that will feature in this thinking is the presents and gifts that you will be getting your family and friends. If you have had a recent addition to the family or know of a friend that has a new arrival, then no doubt you will be interested in the latest baby and toddler toys on the market. This article will mention a few of the popular Christmas gift ideas for toddlers and babies.

Toys for toddlers and babies seem to fall into two categories. There are the soft, cuddly toy variety that can comfort them or that they can play with. And the second type tend to be learning toys. These toys are things the make sounds, light up, flash and basically respond to a babies actions. They are often seen as development toys because they help develop the infants senses and encourage them to use their arms and legs thus developing them in the process. Here are a few such toys that could be great gift ideas for toddlers and babies for Christmas.

In the doll or soft toy line, the latest item to hit the shelves is the Sing-A-Ma-Jigs. These are hilarious soft toys that sing. They are like Sesame street sort of animals in that you can't quite tell what what sort of animal they are but they are some kind of creature that has the usual eyes, ears, nose, arms and legs. They also have a mouth and this is where the fun begins.

If you squeeze their tummy or hand, they will start to sing. And when they sing their mouths move and you can see their teeth. When they are singing they look cute and kind of hilarious, especially when singing their favorite song. What's more, if you put two together they will start singing in harmony. It's hilarious and I defy anyone not to start laughing when you first see them doing this. Kids, especially toddlers and even babies will love this toy.

Pillow Pets are also reputed to be a hot Christmas toy for kids and toddlers would fit right into this category. My Pillow Pets are soft toys that can be turned into a pillow by releasing a Velcro fastener. There are plenty of Pillow Pets animals to choose from - Unicorns, Monkeys, Bears, Dogs, Pigs and much more.

Toys that teach developmental skills include the Dino ride and stride walker toy. This is an ideal toy for toddlers learning to walk. It should take them through to when they are so confident on their feet that they prefer to ride around on wheels.

The Dino Stride and Ride toy looks like a baby Dinosaur on wheels. The back part of the toy and be opened up so that the baby or toddler can use it as a walking aid. When they are comfortable with walking, the back end can be closed and the toy can be used as a ride on toy.

These toys are just a few of the toys that are expected to be popular for Toddlers and Babies this Christmas. Hopefully this article will have helped you get more informed on these toys and what you might consider for a Christmas gift for this age group of child.

Get some more ideas on Christmas gifts for young children, including soft and cuddly toys like the sing-a-ma-jigs soft toy and also educational toys like the Leapfrog Leapster Explorer Learning System which will help develop fundamental intellectual skills in your toddler or young child.

Article Source: EzineArticles - by Olivia_Campbell-Price

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