Let’s be honest. One year old babies don’t even know it’s their birthday. But parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles and all manner of friends and neighbours definitely do know. The one year milestone is a grand one, and even more so if it’s a first baby for any of the above.
So, while baby may enjoy chewing on the gift wrap and ribbons, all the rest of the birthday party guests will be very interested in the gifts given. The entire party will be a memorable event to record and remember. Here is a list of really special ways to mark baby’s first birthday.
If you enjoy sewing, baby blankets are fairly straightforward projects to undertake. Just select some soft fabrics in appropriate colors and patterns and stitch some straight lines. Be sure the blanket is washable and you can embroider on the baby’s birthdate, or name. For beautiful bought blankets that can be personalised see Personal Creations.
Birthday Keepsake Memory Books
This thoughtful gift will ensure that baby’s first birthday will be remembered forever. Guests are recorded and can enter their well-wishes on special pages. Gifts are written inside and there is ample room to add photos taken during the party. A very nice version of this memory maker is Lillian Rose’s First Birthday Memory Book.
Not every one year old is walking, but if they aren’t on that special day, they will be soon. One of the very best toys for toddlers is a pull toy. Babies love to walk around their domiciles while pulling a favourite doggy or other animal behind them. The Hape wooden pull toys—their walk-a-long puppy, elephant or giraffe are great choices.
Sturdy, chunky board books are wonderful gifts for baby. They’re durable and often offer baby flaps to lift or various textures to touch and feel. They are brightly coloured and a great way to focus enjoyable reading times with adults. Besides the classic story books and picture books for babies, here are several special titles for that first birthday.
Where is Baby’s Birthday Cake?…..A Little Simon lift the flap book by Karen Katz.