Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Babies and Toddlers



It has been a while since we've had a baby or toddler in the house, so I don't review too many items for that age group any more.  Once in a while, though, I get an invitation to take a look at a product that just bowls me over with cuteness, and I just have to share it. Here are five of the best for the holidays:

Thousands of parents look to Cool Mom Picks for, well, cool picks (disclosure: I also work for them), so if Liz and her team of editors say they are in love with Psychobaby, they are definitely worth checking out -- but you only have to browse for a minute to fall in love with their hip, edgy baby & kids clothing.   Their burger tees and bibs are so adorable, but if you simply must have cutesy blue or pink, check out their monster tees in my latest review!

** Update: Giveaway has been extended to December 10!
** Giveaway Alert:  Enter to win a PsychoBaby tee below!  

We had a ton of brightly colored plastic balls when the boys were babies, because they just could not get enough.  We especially loved toys that sent these balls rolling around for the kids to find them.  They would have loved the Leapfrog Peek-a-Shoe Octopus ($29.99) -- toddlers can drop balls into the octopus' top arms and guess which shoe the ball has landed under. As they lift each colored and numbered shoe, the octopus actually tells them which color or number shoe they are lifting!

When they were toddlers, my kids absolutely loved their electronic Elmo cellphone. But I doubt if any baby would recognize that clamshell phone design today -- so until toy makers can come up with a play touchscreen phone for babies, parents will have to let their 1-year-olds play on their iPods or MP3 players-- or give them Cookie Monster's MP3 Player ($9.99). So cute!

The Halo Sleep Sack ($39) was one of the best baby-era purchases we ever made.  Zipping our twins up into the Sleep Sack prevented them from ever kicking off their blankets while they slept, and forever eliminated cold feet (which meant more peaceful nights for them, and for me). Back then, Sleep Sacks only came in pink, yellow and blue, so it's nice to see they now come in adorable designs and patterns at Pottery Barn Kids.

A couple of weeks ago I was browsing through the One Step Ahead Holiday Toy Shop, searching for something to give away for the holidays, when I found and fell in love with this adorable Soft Owl Toy ($17.95). It's a great developmental toy for babies:  both owl feet are teethers, one wing has a mirror, and there are a variety of textures for baby to enjoy.  But it's the design that really gets me.  Maybe I'm being sentimental, but the sight of the mama owl with her wings wrapped protectively around her baby, all warm and cozily snuggled across her chest,  made my insides turn to mush.  





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One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive a personalized PsychoBaby Beastly Babe (for girls) or Beastly Boy (for boys) Monster Tee in their choice of size.


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Leave a comment on this post and tell me which Psychobaby product you would most like to give as a present this holiday season.

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This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on *Dec 10, 2012; I will draw a winner at random on Dec 11 and post their name after they confirm acceptance. Continental US  residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here.

*Update: giveaway has been extended to December 10!


Disclosure: I have reviewed select items in this gift guide in the past.  Inclusion in this guide was based solely on my personal preferences; no review samples or compensation were received for this gift guide post. Giveaway prize is provided by PsychoBaby.  The views and opinions expressed here are my own.



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Domestic Diva on November 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM said...

The yellow submarine loungewear is fantastic.

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Anne N. on November 23, 2012 at 8:00 AM said...

I like the Psychobaby Magical Monogram Hoodie in pink with the cupcake.

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Mum Luvs Contests on December 5, 2012 at 10:33 AM said...

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Kim C. on December 5, 2012 at 7:28 PM said...

I would love to give the PSYCHOBABY I'M NOT ALLOWED TO DATE TEE to my goddaughter, because its cute and funny and her dad will never allow her to date..lol.
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Kim C. on December 5, 2012 at 7:32 PM said...

like you on FB (Kim Cuevas) and i would love to give the Cookie Monster's MP3 Player

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dispatcher_kristy on December 5, 2012 at 8:48 PM said...

Psychobaby has amazingly cute stuff. I would definitely love for my daughter to have the Okutani Sweets Sundae Hat

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Bongga Mom on December 11, 2012 at 11:01 AM said...

Congratulations to the winner: #22, Kim C!

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