If like many, you are planning to blitz the last bit of Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve then you need to have a good plan of attack when it comes to buying gifts for babies. The two main areas of choice are toys and clothing.
Toys are always a firm favourite with babies particularly if they have moved out of the newborn stage and are starting to become more aware of the world around them. Most stores will label toys according to the developmental stage and age of the child so that you have a good idea of what is appropriate for the baby you are buying for. Most 0 to 6 month old toys will be aimed at stimulating the senses and will have different textures to stimulate the baby’s sense of touch, squeaks and rattles built in for baby’s sense of hearing and be available in a wide range of bright primary colours to catch the baby’s eye.
Clothes can be similarly chosen based on the age of the baby and in some cases the weight. Check with the parents about what age is best as babies can grow out of clothes at an alarming rate and their current size might soon be too small. When buying both toys and clothes keep the tags on to be on the safe side. Toys may be duplicated by other family members and friends and clothes may not be the correct size.