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Sunday, November 1, 2020

The Best 13 Gifts For Babies From Zero To Five

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Check out these Christmas gifts for babies up to preschool-age children

 Do you have a baby, toddler, or preschool-age child on your holiday shopping gift list? I think it is easy to buy Christmas gifts for the younger kids as there is so much selection of toys to choose from. It is so much fun to browse the toy sections of stores. Other people may be thinking I don't have kids or my kids are older so I have no clue what gift to buy for a little kid. The toddler age can be a hard one to shop for as you want to buy a gift or toy that is safe for the child. Also, remember that the gift that you may select has to sometimes meet the parent's expectations as new parents want the best for their little ones.

  Since I have raised five kids and now have a 2-year-old grandbaby and a newborn grandbaby, I have plenty of experience with buying and receiving gifts for babies all the way up to 5 years of age. The holiday gifts on this list were selected with my grandbabies in mind. The gifts that I selected are age-appropriate for babies to about 5 years of age. I included at the end of each gift selection the age that the Christmas gift is intended for. Please keep this in mind when selecting the gift that Santa may leave under the tree as the age guidelines is not about how smart the child is but rather the safety factor as gifts for 3+ may have small parts in it that would not be safe for younger kids. 

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The best part is all these gifts can be purchased online, so no need to leave the house during a virus pandemic. Buy gifts online is a great way to get all the gifts so there is no need to cancel Christmas this year. I included the links to all the gifts to make things super simple to buy your holiday gifts and a lot of the gifts can be bought on Amazon. So if you have Amazon Prime, you can get the Christmas gifts shipped for free.

The joys of grandchildren


 I love being a grandma and I have two grandbabies, ages 3 months and two years. My granddaughters are the cutest and I love spoiling them. Buying Christmas presents for my grandchildren is so much fun and I like to buy them Christmas gifts that are unique and fun. I also look for gifts for kids that are educational so my grandbabies can learn through play. Learning through play really takes off once babies hit their one year old milestones. I have been sharing my favorite holiday gifts for the past two years so for my gift ideas make sure to check out my past gift guides.

The Best Educational & Fun Gifts For Babies & Toddlers ~ https://www.momknowsbest.net/2018/10/the-best-educational-gifts-for-babies.html

The 14 Best Holiday Gift Ideas For Toddlers And Preschoolers

1. Magformers Sets

 Click, Connect, Create! Explore endless construction possibilities with Magformers Mini House Sets! Your little one can build anything they can imagine when they use the Magformers Magnetic Rainbow shapes, characters, and accessories included in Max's Playground Set, Maggy’s House Set, and Milo’s Mansion Set and Minibot Kitchen Set. Compatible with all Magformers, add Milo, Minibot, and Max sets for extended building fun! 

  Discover the endless possibilities of Tileblox 20Pc set. With the step-by-step idea sheet, create one-of-a-kind masterpieces! A great set for beginner builders looking to explore and learn through play. Arrives with 8 Triangles and 12 Square in Rainbow colors. Each geometric shape contains magnets that let you build with endless possibilities! TileBlox is perfect for STEM education and when playtime is over, use the magnetic power to simply stack and store. 

 These magnetic sets are safe for little kids and make building things easy. The shapes are easy to put together and very colorful. Kids will have fun building houses and more. Parents will love that the construction sets can teach kids their colors and shapes. I love that the building set has doors and windows that open and close.

 Ages 3+  Available: HERE  and HERE

2. Stick-O

Magformers LLC, the industry leader in magnetic building toys for children, continues to expand its diverse product offerings with the launch of Stick-O, a line of magnetic sets made of 3D sticks, spheres, cones, discs, and many more shapes and accessories. Toddlers ages 18 months and up are encouraged to explore tactile learning through hands-on magnetic play with Stick-O’s basic and themed sets. Each Stick-O shape contains magnets that rotate so toddler's creations always stick together for a frustration-free play experience. Stick-O’s unique 3D shapes contain a magnet pocket, designed so the magnet can find the right magnetic direction to stick to every time. Stick-O magnets are completely encased inside BPA-free, ABS plastic to ensure children’s safety. 

These sets are easy for little hands to build. The colors are bright and the pieces snap together to build fun items like a car. My boys even had fun playing with the Stick-O playset. 

Ages 18m-36m+ Available: HERE  

3. DOLCE Primo

 Develop, Observe, Learn, Create, and Educate with DOLCE by MAGFORMERS! DOLCE plush toys encourage babies to develop sensory skills with a wide variety of sensory fabrics; observe colorful fabrics and explore the world with soft mirrors; learn to understand cause and effect through many interesting activities; create fun and educational role-play; and let the beautiful, interesting activity-rich toys educate through play. This year, DOLCE has a wide variety of new adorable plushes that are perfect for stimulating young children's senses through different sounds and textures. The beautifully crafted line continues to expand, with the brand new DOLCE Primo line. Using the same principles of DOLCE, the Primo line ranges in contemporary colors and high-quality fabrics reflecting the importance of learning through play and educating newborns through elegant and sophisticated designs. The line includes a DOLCE Primo Anteater, Primo Kangaroo, Primo Aardvark, Primo Llama, Primo Activity Owl, Primo Flamingo, Primo Activity Camel, Primo Activity Hanging Hedgehog, Primo Activity Hanging Chameleon, Primo Activity Hanging Zebra, Shaker Chicken, and Primo Shaker Peacock. 

 I received the Anteater and Kangaroo. This giant Kangaroo is perfect for cuddling! It comes with a bonus, baby Joey, in, and additionally, the kangaroo pocket features a shaker egg. These plush animals are so cute. I love that they are so soft for babies to hug and that it has plenty of sensory items for babies to explore. From crinkly arms to shakers on the feet and even mirrors so babies can see themselves, the anteater has lots for babies to explore. The Anteater even has teethers on it so it will be great for teething. This plush animal will become a favorite friend for babies.   
Ages 0m+ Available: HERE  

4. Pick Up & Count Vacuum

Count on picking up learning with the Pick Up & Count Vacuum™! This smart vacuum toy picks up ten play dust pieces as kids roll the vacuum over them, encouraging motor skills as they easily maneuver the pretend vacuum around the room. As the vacuum picks up the dust pieces, it recognizes each color and helps children with color recognition. Bouncing balls inside the spinning vacuum canister add excitement to pretend tidying. Three play modes teach colors, numbers, and counting with six learning games. Five light-up panels illuminate to match the color of the piece the vacuum picks up, and the vacuum says the color name and counts the piece to reinforce learning. The tiltable handle adjusts to multiple heights, allowing this toy to grow with your child. A dust bin on the back collects and stores all ten dust pieces. Clean up on learning!

 I gave this cute play Vaccum to my granddaughter for her 2-year-old birthday and she loved it. It was easy for her to push the vacuum around the house. My grandbaby loved the cute music that the vacuum sang as she picked up the colorful dust pieces. I was thankful that the vacuum was not loud like a real vacuum as my grandbaby gets scared when her mom uses the real vacuum.

Ages 2+ Available: HERE 

5. Blue's Clues & You!™ Magenta Learning Watch 

 Bring Magenta wherever you go with the Blue’s Clues & You!™ Magenta Learning Watch. Bring time concepts to life with an entertaining wristwatch that features Josh’s voice and familiar barks from Magenta! Explore daily routines with Blue and Magenta by choosing a time to discover what they want to do. Little ones can learn about time concepts with an alarm clock and timer. Play four learning games that introduce kids to counting, shapes, and problem solving with Tickety Tock, Slippery Soap, Shovel, and Pail. Choose between seven digital watch faces make time-telling extra exciting. Close the watch with the protective lid featuring Magenta’s adorable face. Start telling time with Magenta!

 I liked that this play watch has an alarm clock and a timer. This watch will be great for my granddaughter to learn about the concept of time. The cute games will keep her entertained and will teach her things like counting. Now she can have a watch just like her daddy.

Ages 3+ Available: HERE 

6. Go! Go! Cory Carson™ DJ Train Trax & the Roll Train™ 

 Get ready to dance with Cory, Chrissy, and DJ Train Trax & the Roll Train™ just like in the original series, Go! Go! Cory Carson™! Keep on moving with Roll Train host DJ Train Trax and play mixmaster with mini characters Cory Carson and Chrissy Carson. Help Cory and Chrissy dance on stage or roll DJ Train Trax to light up his rainbow chimney while building motor skills and listening to sounds and phrases from the show. Place Cory and Chrissy on stage and watch them light up and do “The Chrissy”. Activate the PlayZone™ locations to hear each of them say unique phrases. Press DJ Train Trax’s hat or move him around to trigger phrases, sounds, songs, and special lighting effects. Place any SmartPoint® character (sold separately) on the SmartPoint® location in the DJ booth to hear them talk, play music, and see them light up. Wicky-wicky, woo-woo!

 This train plays a catchy tune as it moves around the tracks. Kids will love the sounds and lights that the train makes. If your child is a fan of the Go! Go! Cory Carson series, they will love receiving this train set for a holiday gift.

Ages 2+ Available: HERE 

7. Chilly Child Wearable Blanket

 Chilly Child is a wearable baby blanket poncho for babies and toddlers. Chilly Child is perfect for those wiggly ages between 6months and 3T when it is especially hard to get a little one clothed and cozy. Chilly Child was developed by a mom that was frustrated by having to dress and undress kids with tons of buttons and zippers several times a day.

 The brilliant thing about this product is that it is not just adorable and cozy, it is also highly functional. Chilly Child works great as a car seat poncho (worn on top of already secured car seat straps), is perfect for cold grocery stores (throw the bottom over the cart seat to protect baby’s hands from germs), works great for a stroller (no more adjusting and readjusting blankets) and much much more. Chilly Child is made of the highest quality ultra-soft plush fabric, is reversible, made in the USA, and comes in gender-neutral options as well!

 My granddaughter looks so cute wearing the Chilly Child blanket. I love that it covers her legs while in the stroller. This wearable blanket is so soft, kind of wish that they made them in adult sizes, and it will be great for stroller walks on chilly days. If her mom uses the wearable blanket in the car, it will keep the baby warm and no worries about this blanket falling on the floor. This cute blanket comes in many cute patterns.

Ages 6mths- 3 Available: HERE 

8. Fix-It Philip

 The chunky preschool-friendly Fix-It Phillip is a large 12” vehicle filled with personality and designed to make learning fun and easy for young ones! Driving to the job site will animate Phillip’s face and bring a smile to your little ones. Transform the vehicle into an immersive teaching tool bench packed with fun with a push of the helmet. Your child will develop their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination as they interact with the friendly tool pals included. With a magnet safely secured inside the tools, they can be moved around and stored on the magnetic pegboard until they’re needed for action. 

  Each tool has a unique shape and specific purpose which when matched to its corresponding part on the bench activates different lights and Kid-Vroom Sounds™ to let your child know they’ve completed the task successfully. Even the large wheels are fully removable for fixing a flat or creating a stationary workplace. When playtime is over cleanup is a snap, simply place all the tools back onto the pegboard and close up the vehicle for convenient storage. 

Ages 2+ Available: HERE  

9. Bright Fairy Friends

   Bright Fairy Friends is a collectible series, unlike anything you’ve seen before. With 12 dolls to collect, these BFFs literally shine brightest when they shine together. Each fairy comes with rainbow light-up wings, a motion-activated twinkling fairy jar, and four fairy surprises easily shared with your BFF.

 The fairy jar can be used as a night light for kids. Each beautiful fairy has soft hair so kids can use the included comb to style her hair. I just love the names of the fairy dolls! Follow along with Rosie, Dali, Opal, Penny, Dani, Harper, Lily, Sunny, Fleur, Nina, Cami, and Sophie on their BFF Bright Fairy Friends YouTube kids channel!

Ages 3+ Available: HERE  

10. Shore Buddies 

 The new Shore Buddies plush collection is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles! It takes six plastic bottles to make one 12" stuffed animal. The bottles are collected and sorted by recyclable collectors before cleaned and shredded into plastic flakes. Some of these flakes are used for the Shore Buddies' stuffing, others get melted and turned into polyester yarn for the soft outside. Best of all, the adorable plush collection features a fun array of huggable characters including Stephen Seagull, Shelly the Sea Turtle, and Finn the Dolphin. They even make authentic animal sounds when pressed too! The company is also dedicated to giving back, and $1 from each purchase is given to charities that support Marine life.

What a great way to teach little ones about the dangers of plastic in our oceans. These sustainable animals are so cute and will become favorite pals. Include the Shore Buddies And The Plastic Ocean storybook as well as some reusable stainless steel straws with your gift of a Shore Buddy plush for a complete gift that teaches kids about keeping the environment safe for sea animals. Flycatcher’s Smarty FLUTTER™ learning toy teaches preschoolers on-the-go as they fly through a room or a yard. Smart Technology identifies colors, and kidspeak conversation calls out feelings, helping kids recognize their own emotions. Fun missions teach right and left directions, shapes, and opposites. Motion sensors encourage active physical play. Over 150 random actions and reactions make the experience different every time a child plays. Smarty Flutter™ also speaks in both English and Spanish.   

Ages 1+ Available: HERE  

11. Comfortkins from Wild Republic

 New from Wild Republic, Comfortkins allows children to practice wearing a mask with their favorite plush animal friends.  The line features several animals with two fun designed masks: one for your plush friend and a matching one for the child.  
Available on Amazon in November 2020

 I got to preview this cute plush sloth before it was available. I am loving how the plush teaches young kids about wearing a mask. Kids love to imitate so this adorable sloth will help kids be comfortable with wearing a mask. There are several different animals to select from and they are all wearing a face mask. They will be available later this month at Amazon. Get more information at www.wildrepublic.com 

12. Screen Grabbers from the Wild Republic

 Screen Grabbers are the perfect “home-school” pals. Screen Grabbers provide an animal friend that decorates a computer screen and covers the camera as needed during online class.  Screen Grabbers can also dust your screen with a fun twist.  Choose from the six designs available this fall with more coming in the spring to add to the collection. Available on Amazon in November 2020

 These adorable plush animals will help parents feel more secure with kids on the computer with school classes. The animals will help keep kids safe while participating in virtual school. The Screen Grabbers come in a wide assortment of cute animals. They will be available later this month at Amazon. Get more information at www.wildrepublic.com 

13. Smarty FLUTTER™

 Flycatcher’s Smarty FLUTTER™ learning toy teaches preschoolers on-the-go as they fly through a room or a yard. Smart Technology identifies colors, and kidspeak conversation calls out feelings, helping kids recognize their own emotions. Fun missions teach right and left directions, shapes, and opposites. Motion sensors encourage active physical play. Over 150 random actions and reactions make the experience different every time a child plays. Smarty Flutter™ also speaks in both English and Spanish.

 What a cute and fun way for younger kids to learn things like colors, shapes, and directions. This cute butterfly also encourages moving and is going to be the perfect gift for my grandbaby. 

Ages 2+ Available: HERE 

Check out my other holiday gift guides that feature:
Which is your favorite holiday or Christmas Gift? 


Granmama15 said...

They are all gift worthy! I do like the vacuum cleaner toy and Blue with the magenta watch. Educational and fun!!

melissa said...

I was just in the market for a present for a 16 month old and so many of these fit the bill. I love those plush toys and recycling is always so important.

AiringMyLaundry said...

How cute! I can see small kids loving these. I know my kids would have when they were small.

Chad said...

These are so so cool!!! We don't have any 0 to 5 kid to gift but I am thinking of buying one for my nephew.

The Super Mom Life said...

So many fun gift ideas! My daughters just got those BFF Fairy Dolls and they LOVE them!

Pam said...

We have the Magformers sets too and they are fantastic for promoting creativity. The vacuum would be a hit too!

Brandy Ellen said...

These are the best gift ideas ever. I miss having a little one around, they have such fun gift ideas and toys for that age group.

Fatima D Torres said...

These are great options for the holidays. Some I've seen on Amazon for the kiddos.

Monica Simpson said...

Stuffed animals have masks now? =) I love those magnetic sets! Perfect for little busy hands.

Debra P said...

Thanks for putting such a fabulous insightful list together for holiday shopping. That picture is the cutest ever too!

Lisa Joy Thompson said...

These are such fun gift ideas for littles! My granddaughter is 3 and I have been buying gifts like crazy for her. :)

Ryan Escat said...

Awesome toys. So many to choose from. I'm gonna look into these when Christmas day is near..

Passion Piece said...

I'm not a mom yet, but I'm a godmother... so these ideas may occur to be useful pretty soon! Great recommendations! :)

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

great list! I am always happy to see some gift ideas for any person kids included. I spend so much time shopping for children all the time, mostly because I want to buy everything

Norma said...

Love these gift ideas! With Christmas coming up they will come very handy. It is so much easier to complete Christmas shopping with a nice list.

Priya|how to be a positive parent said...

Your grandbabies are very cute! I am looking for a Christmas present for my children. I like the Vaccum and the Phillip Fix It Truck for them!

Gladys Nava said...

I absolutely love your ideas! Thanks for sharing it. It's huge help.

Janeane M Davis said...

There are quite a few nice gift ideas here. It is great to give people a look at some things they may not have known about but will be perfect for their loved ones.

Amy said...

Wow! What a great list of ideas! I've been trying to figure out what I wanted to get my 2yr old for Christmas.

Joanna said...

There are some cute ideas. I wish I knew someone with a child so young so I can buy them a cute gift

Prime Beauty said...

My grandson will be 20 months by Christmas. I like the train set, I think he would have hours of fun with it.

Ivan Jose | Dad On The Move said...

Those are so cute. My soon to be 3 year old son absolutely loves shapes and blocks.

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