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The Christmas Gift Guide for early years parenting

The big day is fast approaching so whether you like to be super organised with presents wrapped and under the tree, or you leave it to a last minute dash on Christmas Eve, we’ve got you covered when it comes to shopping for the new Mum’s and Dad’s on your list with our Christmas gift guide for new parents…

Silent Night

Ensure the parents in your life get a good nights sleep this Christmas and beyond with the Love To Dream Swaddle UP™, a modern solution to swaddling that helps sleep deprived parents to swaddle perfectly first time and every time and enjoy up to double the sleep! According to a survey of 1242 parents, they got an average of 7.42 hours sleep when using the Swaddle UP™, compared with just 3.83 hours before. So, this saviour of sleep should be top of any new parents wish list this Christmas.

Star of Wonder, Star of Light

The bright light of the star over Bethlehem may have been magical but new parents will want something a little more subtle to guide them to the sleeping baby this Christmas. Thankfully, Meemoobaby have this covered thanks to their Meelight, the multi-purpose night light that adapts as your baby grows. For night feeds and nappy changes, the Meelight attaches on to parent’s clothes for soft light just where you need it, and then later it adapts to become a handy night light for toddlerhood and beyond. It really is a star baby product!

Deck the halls

Christmas is a time when it pays to be hands free and happy whilst keeping your baby close. Whether you are decking the halls with boughs of holly, cooking up a Christmas feast or doing the Christmas shopping, babywearing is an ideal way to keep your hands free for all those important jobs but remaining completely in tune with your babies needs and keeping them close enough to kiss. The Izmi baby carrier or wrap are perfect for keeping up with your Christmas to-do list but make an equally special gift if you have a new or expectant parent on your list.

Bring us some figgy pudding

Let little ones enjoy their Christmas dinner in style with a Make My Day character bib. These imaginative bibs will help to make mealtimes fun throughout the year and are super practical for parents too as they are easy to clean and help prevent messy mealtimes from weaning to toddlerhood. 

Away in a manger

Parents can enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep while their baby is away in their manger with the Owlet®. The ingenious baby monitor in a sock from Owlet® connects to an app on parents’ smart phones and sends live data about their baby’s heart rate and blood oxygen levels, with an alert if these vital signs fall outside of healthy parameters. The newly launched Owlet® Cam also connects to the Owlet® app so parents can see their baby sleeping without disturbing them during the night, for reassurance at any time. For a limited time only, Owlet® are offering a free Love To Dream Swaddle UP™ with any purchase of an Owlet® Cam or Sock and two swaddles if you purchase the bundle, so you can give the gift of peaceful sleep this Christmas.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

…for potty training! If you know a parent who is waiting to potty train their little one then encourage them to use the Christmas break to nail potty training with the gift of a Potette travel potty. These versatile 2-in-1 travel potty and toilet training seat are a must have for any parent of a toddler as they adapt quickly and easily for all life’s potty dramas. Experts suggest staying at home for a week to potty train your child and the festive period is the ideal time to tackle one of parenthood’s great milestones so you can start the New Year nappy free!

It’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you

If you are buying a gift for a parent of two (or more) then there is no greater gift than a Lascal BuggyBoard® which is like a sleigh ride for toddlers on the back of baby’s buggy. Parents can keep an eye on both children and the toddler can enjoy the freedom of their ‘sleigh’ ride whilst keeping safe between parent’s arms so it is a win/win Christmas gift that is sure to be top on the wish list for parents expecting baby number two.

Driving home for Christmas

If you are looking to buy a more substantial gift for someone special this Christmas, then a buggy is likely to be high on the list of priorities for expectant parents and will be the gift that keeps on giving once baby arrives. The mima xari is a luxury buggy that offers stockings full of style and functionality to parents, with chunky wheels that can handle even the whitest of Christmases and easy manoeuvrability that will make ‘driving’ home this buggy for Christmas a doddle.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

But as you’re busy decorating your house for the festive season, give some thought to baby proofing if you have young children or are expecting little visitors during the Christmas period. Check out this guide to a safe Christmas at home on Fred Safety For advice on how to baby proof everything from your Christmas tree to your kitchen.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Cheeky Rascals x

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