Use your creative liberties at the next baby shower you attend and present the mother-to-be with a themed gift. While we know babies are sugar and spice and everything nice, there can be some rough waters lurking around the bend. Use this adage as your guide and prepare a bounty of monster-themed goods for the “little monster” soon to be entering their lives. We met with up the experts at My Little One in Excelsior to get the low down on the some of the best and brightest gifts for wee ones up to age 18 months.
Lull your wee one into a quiet slumber with My Little One: A Mother’s Lullaby. The hardcover book also includes a CD and sheet music for parents to sing a soothing nighttime lullaby to their child. And you can feel good about your purchase since a portion of proceeds from the sale of every book is donated to local children’s charities. $19.95.
Design meets function in the Aden + Anais monster print Burpy Bib two-pack. The bibs are shaped for maximum coverage and crafted from soft, gentle muslin—plus they work as both as bib and burp cloth in one. $22.
You’re always losing one sock in the dryer, so why not skip the matchy-matchy sock sets and opt for this whimsical collection of three unique socks from Blind Mice. While the socks aren’t exactly the same, they coordinate in their shades of orange and blue and will leave your little one the envy of all the other babies at daycare. $10.
From the makers of Sophie the Giraffe comes Gnon, a soft toy to engage all five senses. Like Sophie, this Vulli-brand toy is made from natural rubber so it’s Phthalates- and BPA-free as well as easy to chew. $16.95.
Keep your tot entertained for hours with the Angel Dear bear stick rattle. The colorful design is available in an array of animals, though the bear was our favorite. The soft velour exterior is gentle on baby’s hands while also being easy to clean. $6.95.
Don’t give just any old blanket to your child. Provide your little monster with a monster of their very own with this soft Angel Dear monster blankie. The plush fabric will keep them feeling cuddly and secure all day long. $14.
Comfort your teething child with a Toofeze all-natural teether. The cool stainless steel disk reduces gum inflammation while the shape and size makes it easy to grip. It’s suitable for all teething phases up to 2-year molars. $21.95.
Make feeding fun with the Oogaa baby mealtime spoon in green. The soft, flexible silicone edges are gentle on your child’s tender gums while the spoon’s material keeps it fungus-, mold- and bacteria-free. $6.95.
Clean your baby in style with a set of Aden + Anais washcloths. Extra thick and absorbent natural muslin in a generous size makes bath time easy for both of you. Plus the more you launder these washcloths, the softer they become. $22.
All products are available locally at My Little One, 370 Water St., Excelsior; 952.474.4914; shopmylittleone.com