Infant Ideas

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Need a new idea to engage and connect with your new little one that will raise you to the level of "Grandparent of the Year?" Scroll through the many wonderful ideas in this section on top sellers to purchase - we have done all the work for you in finding the perfect baby shower gifts, just because gifts, crafts and homemade items and engaging grandparent / grandchild activities.

 

All ideas are identified by gender, cost and difficulty to find something that will work for you and your grandchild. Links are also provided to get you started. Enjoy!

Baby Shower Gifts

To Purchase

You are a new grandparent and you don't know where to start? Most parents-to-be will generally provide a gift registry. As a new grandparent it is important to support the parent's wishes at the very beginning. If a gift registry has been established - use that! If a gift registry has not been developed the list below can help. We have done all the research for you by selecting best sellers with the highest reviews. 

It is hard not to purchase darling outfits for your new grandchild. Remember don't go overboard! If you can't resist, a nice idea is to purchase one special outfit to add to a larger gift.  

IMPORTANT NOTE: Discuss with the parents in advance if you are considering purchasing baby furniture. You will want to get their approval and agreement first. Remember, it is their decision on the style and theme of your grandchild's room.

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Sleeping Baby
Pushing a Stroller

Crib

Cost = $$$

Gender = N

Assembly Difficulty = D

Supports Development = +++ (sleep is important at this stage)

This cribs comes in different colors to match the decor of any nursery, and can be changed as your grandchild grows.

Bassinet

Cost = $$$

Gender = N

Assembly Difficulty = M

Supports Development = +++ (sleep is important at this stage)

This bassinet can be placed right next to the parents bed for easy nursing or bottle feeding.

Stroller

Cost = $$$$

Gender = N

Assembly Difficulty = M

Supports Development = +++ (walks are important for both parents and baby)

This is a combination stroller, car seat and baby carrier all in one! It will adjust as your grandchild grows.

Baby Room Cabinet
Baby
Newborn Baby

Changing Table

Cost = $$$
Gender = N
Assembly Difficulty = D
Supports Development = +

This combination changing table and dresser matches the crib above and comes in different colors.

Baby Monitor

Cost = $$ 

Gender = N

Assembly Difficulty = E

Supports Development = +

This baby monitor features remote pan, tilt, and zoom for camera operation and has room temperature detection & two-way audio.

Bottle Warmer

Cost = $
Gender = N
Assembly Difficulty = E
Supports Development = +

A parent's dream especially when your grandchild wants to nurse or have a bottle in the middle of the night!

Note: Changing pad that goes on top of the dresser is sold separately and the top changing pad border can be removed when a changing table is no longer necessary. This piece comes with a wall anchor which is highly recommended.

Just Because Gifts To Purchase
After Your Grandchild Is Born

You have seen the baby and your heart is about to burst. Here are a few other items to consider to show your love.

Baby's Grasp
Baby Yoga
Mother and Baby Sleeping

Tiny Handprints & Footprints

Cost = $
Gender = N
Assembly Difficulty = M
Supports Development = +

This is a great way to capture the memory of how tiny your grandchild was as an infant.

Growth Chart

Cost = $$
Gender = N
Assembly Difficulty = M
Supports Development = ++

This growth chart can move with you wherever you go and has a special message of love on it!

Gift for New Mom

Cost = $
Gender = N
Assembly Difficulty = E
Supports Development = +

Don't forget to pamper the new mom who delivered your sweet, little grandchild!

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Sleeping Baby
Foot of Baby Boy on Floor

Rattle

For Sensory Development

Cost = $

Gender = N

Assembly Difficulty = E

Supports Development = ++ (hand/eye coordination & sensory development)

This cute colorful rattle lights up, rattles, plays music and says short phrases. 

Visual Stimulation Flashcards

For Sensory Development

Cost = $

Gender = N

Assembly Difficulty = E

Supports Development = ++ (stimulates eyesight and cognitive development)

80 double-sided pieces to stimulate development as an infant and toddler.

Fun Stimulation Socks

For Sensory Development

Cost = $

Gender = N

Assembly Difficulty = E

Supports Development = ++ (promotes play, sensory and cognitive development)

Cute and fun socks for your little grandchild!

Handmade Gifts

Nothing says love better than a gift made from the heart

Baby's Grasp
Baby Yoga
Mother and Baby Sleeping

Tiny Handprints & Footprints

Cost = $
Gender = N
Assembly Difficulty = E
Supports Development = +

This is a great way to capture the memory of how tiny your grandchild was as an infant.

Growth Chart

Cost = $$
Gender = N
Assembly Difficulty = M
Supports Development = +

Make your own growth chart with this easy vinyl kit!

Note: Growth chart vinyl kit does not come with wood. You will need a 6' x 8" wood plank that you can get from any hardware store. You may also want to consider sandpaper to smooth down the wood edges.

Gift for Parents

Cost = $$
Gender = N
Assembly Difficulty = E
Supports Development = +

Make a gift basket full of love for the new parents. Stuff it full of goodies!

Baby Hand
Children's Toys
Baby Wrapped in Blanket

Rattle

Cost = $
Gender = N
Assembly Difficulty = E
Supports Development = ++
(hand/eye coordination & sensory development)

 

Easy do-it-yourself rattle!

Place some inexpensive beads in an empty water bottle with the label removed and you have an instant rattle! Consider adding other colorful items such as feathers, shiny objects, etc. Don't forget to glue the top of the water bottle so the beads can't escape. 

Visual Stimulation Cards

Cost = $
Gender = N
Assembly Difficulty = M
Supports Development = ++
(stimulates eyesight and cognitive development)

Have fun creating sensory cards by gluing pom poms on cards or using stickers!

DIY Baby Swaddle

Cost = $
Gender = N
Assembly Difficulty = M
Supports Development = +

 

 

For those of you who like to sew there is nothing like a homemade gift!

Purchase 1 yard of knit fabric of your choice (organic if possible), wash the fabric, then zig zag or hem the ends. Add a cute notecard and ribbon to the finished product. Easy! 

Grandparent & Infant Activities

How can you connect with your beautiful grandchild?
Scroll below for some heart-warming interactive grandparent and infant grandchild activity ideas.

Baby Sleeping

Music

Sing nursery rhymes, play music, or softly play an instrument for your grandchild. Studies show that music supports language skills, emotional and intellectual development. Get the book below to brush up on nursery rhymes or get an Amazon Echo dot to play all types of music - ask Alexa to play Disney lullabies.

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Cost

$ = Low
$$ = Moderate
$$$ = High

Gender

B = Boy
G = Girl
N = Neutral

Assembly Difficulty

E = Easy
M = Moderate
D = Difficult & time consuming

Supports Development

+ = Minimal
++ = Moderate 
+++ = Maximum