Christmas wish lists – Baby’s First Christmas

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There is something truly magical about a baby’s first Christmas. They might not know too much about what it all means, but the joy that Christmas brings to families, is sure to let them know it’s a special time to share with family and friends.

Christmas certainly isn’t all about the presents, but if you are looking for inspiration, Babipur has got it covered!

 1. Grimms Bead Grapser 

This beautiful and tactile grasper handcrafted by Grimm’s is a firm favourite with Babipurians. Twelve colourful beads are strung tightly together with strong elastic and are the perfect gift for little hands to explore. Babies can start to grasp from around three months, and they will love to feel, mouth and roll these little wooden balls. It’s compact size makes it perfect to pop in your change bag for out and about. You can also wear it around your wrist, which will entertain mesmerise!

These clever little balls are made from Maple wood, and been coated with a non-toxic, plant-based oil finish, safe for mouthing and sucking. It comes in natural, bright and pastel and is suitable from birth.

2. My First Frugi 

We were excited to start stocking ‘My First Frugi’ at the end of 2017 and it is proven to be very popular throughout this year. This range is designed for baby’s first year, starting with ‘tiny baby’ which fits from 5lb, up to the bigger size fitting 12 months. These beautiful baby clothes have been thoughtfully designed, with features to make dressing and changing time easier. You can read more about the range >here<

Frugi is a very ethical brand based right here in the UK, in Cornwall. As with all Frugi clothing, the My First Frugi range are 100% GOTS organic cotton. Their clothing is soft, comfy, colourful and allows freedom in movement so your little ones can explore and adventure in style.

We think My First Frugi makes a beautiful first Christmas gift for any new addition to the family. Parents, grandparents and friends alike will fall in love with the beautiful prints and amazing quality as soon as they see it.

3. Plan Toys Pastel Bell Rattle

Here at Babipur we are huge fans of Plan Toys. They make beautiful, tactile and robust wooden toys, designed to be fun and to encourage a whole range of early development skills.

We are particular fond of this cute pastel bell rattle. It is beautifully textured and the shape and colours are gentle, stimulating and pleasing to little ones hands and eyes. When your baby shakes the rattle, the balls click together and you will see how captivated their little faces are. Perfectly safe for inquisitive hands and mouthing or teething.

Plan Toys are made using eco-friendly manufacturing methods with kiln dried chemical free rubberwood (a waste product), non toxic E-Zero glue and use water-based non toxic colours.

Available in Bright and Pastel.

4. Grimms Rolling Rainbow Wheel

This cylinder of beautiful rainbow coloured spindles is sure to keep little hand occupied. Trapped inside are coloured wooden balls and a bell which make a tinkling sound as it moves. Children love to roll, play and chase with with this colourful wheel.

It also comes in two sizes, big and small and is suitable from birth. Made from lime wood and has been coated with a non-toxic, plant-based oil and water-based colour stain. Perfect for showing off the natural beauty and grain of real wood.

5. Grapat Stacker 

Grapat are a family run company who were inspired by the natural beauty of their daughter’s free and creative play. Their toys are designed to encourage the natural desire to play within every child.  Simplistic toys made from natural materials allow children to play freely without rules or structure, playing discovering and learning.  Sure to be a favourite with Montessori toy lovers, counting, sorting and open ended play galore.

Children will love this classic wooden stacking toy, and their imagination can decide for what it represents. It could be an adult, child or something else altogether. Simplicity that allows free play without rules or structure.

6. Maxomorra Zipped Romper

Image credit: Hannah Allen

Get your littles ones cosy this winter with a Maxomorra zipped romper. Perfect if you are looking for  footless sleep suit that’s cosy, bright and beautiful. Not just for sleep either! These rompers are perfect was babies and toddlers to have freedom of movement they need to explore the new world around them. There’s no need for poppers – just zip up or down whenever a nappy change is due.

Maxomorra’s signature Scandi repeat prints have taken the ethical fashion world by storm. They  use GOTS certified organic cotton ensuring organic standards and fair trade throughout the supply chain. So you can have confidence that this gift won’t cost the earth.

Soft organic cotton, kind to delicate skin, eco-friendly and stunning bold prints. What’s not to love?

Image credit: Hannah Allen

7. Keptin Jr Coty Comforter

We are sure you will just love this soft, cuddly comforter with it’s tactile squidgy head! Perfect for little hands to hold, and will keep fingers busy fiddling with the cute knotted ears and legs too. This lovely snuggly makes a perfect first best friend for babies. The familiar smell and touch of a comforter can provide reassurance and help them settle.

Keptin Jr use natural and organic materials to produce the very best comforters and cuddles for your child. Simple designs allow your child to use their imagination and create their own characters and friends.

8. Plan Toys Bird Walker

A walker is the ideal gift for those babies who are starting to find their feet. They will be fascinated by the little birds bobbing up and down, as the walker moves along making an intriguing and melodic sound. Perfect for developing gross motor skills and coordination. The blocks are great for endless stacking fun too.

Plan Toys lead the way in green, safe and ethical toy making. The wood used in this toy is from exhausted rubber plantations and the e-zero glue has been specially developed by Plan Toys as a safe and eco friendly alternative.

9. Plan Toys Pastel Sensory Tumbling

These three little sensory balls will keep your babies entertained as they push them over to see the faces disappear. When they peek inside they will find a different treasure in each one! Discover fluffy fabric, a mirror to look into and three tiny  rattling balls sadly behind a transparent cover. This tactile toy is perfect for stimulating your baby’s senses. They’re fun to stack too!

Made with sustainable rubberwood and partly decorated with eco paints, these sensory talls make a fantastic educational toy for growing tots and are safe for teething gums too.

Available in pastel and bright sets.

10. Grimms Medium Rainbow

The Grimm’s rainbow has become an iconic gift for children that will grow with the for year and even become a keepsake to be passed down the generations. Perfect for matching with other pastel rainbow items in the Grimm’s Toys range.

Stack it, build with it, make a mini marble run, make a colourful cot for a doll, farm walls or train tunnels or a mini Wobbel board for toy farm animals – the possibilities for creative play are endless with a wooden rainbow. Loved by families all over the world, this simple concept allows open ended play and freedom to create.

This rainbow set has been made from a single piece of lime wood and and naturally stained using non-toxic, water-based colour. Each rainbow is unique and full of character and you fall inn love with the natural beauty of the woodgrain once you hold one in your hands.


Wishing you and your family seasons greeting from all of Team Babipur xx

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