2007 Holiday Gift Guide: For Babies and Young Kids

Today’s Holiday Gift Guidepost includes our other top picks for babies and young kids.

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Digital

Clickstart

Little ones love computers, especially keyboards. But letting them havefree reign of your machine is a scary notion. That’s why LeapFroginvented the ClickStart: My First Computer

.You simply plug it into your TV and your child gets to learn valuablecomputer skills by using the keyboard with fun and interactive features.

Crayola_camera

If your kid is always trying to get his mitts on your expensive digital camera, consider giving them a Crayola EZ Grip Digital Camera

.It features rubber grips for small hands, a 1.3" preview screen, andcomes with cool "Color Genie" software that lets them turn their imagesinto stories, printable frames, finger puppets, puzzles and games. Available at Amazon.com.

Crayola_keyboard
Crayola_mouse

Simplify typing and mousing for kids with the Crayola Type n LearnKeyboard and EZ Click Mouse. The oversized keyboard comes color-codedto make it easier for children todistinguish among letters, numbers and symbols. As we are a Mac-family,I’m glad to see that it’s both PC and Maccompatible. The Mouse is kid-sized and resembles a snow globe with itscrayola characters floating within a safe, non-toxic liquid. Both willbe available at Circuit City and www.circuitcity.com.

Tenderheart

25 years ago the Care Bears premiered on TV and they became aphenomenon. To celebrate this milestone, PlayAlong has released alimited edition Care Bears: 25th Anniversary Tenderheart Bear

.He’s super cuddly with white and fur with a silver nose, belly andeyes. In the packaging is also a never-before-released on DVD CareBears episode, known as the Lost Episode or the Land Without Feelings.

Crayolabeginnings

As your toddler begins to use art tools, they will likely getfrustrated while trying to hold the crayons and markers. Little handsaren’t quite developed to hold a thin stick to make marks on paper. Nowwith Crayola’s new Beginnings product line

,little hands have a marker, crayon and paint brush they can actuallyhandle. They don’t fall over, they’re completely washable and they comewith cute little animal characters on each one.

Little_people_hanukkah_play_set

It’s rare to find mainstream Judaica toys AND I love Fisher-Price’sLittle People line, so can you imagine how jazzed I was to see the Little People Hanukkah Play Set?Anya is TOTALLY getting one this year. It includes a dining table,family including everyone from baby to bubbe, gifts that really open,and of course a menorah. Available at Fisher-Price.com, ToysRUs.com and Amazon.com. (For my gentile brothers and sisters, they also have a few Christmas play sets.) If you prefer a wooden version, check out this wooden Hannukah Play Set by KidKraft. It includes a menorah, candles and flames, latkes, dreidl, and gelt. (Free shipping at TheLandofNod.com.)

Sigg_bottles

I predict that Sigg bottles are going to be the hot stocking stuffer this year for kids, teens, and adults. They’re durable,leak-proof,and suitable for all beverages juices, energy drinks and more plusthey’re non-toxic, dishwasher safe and environmentally friendly. Pickup one for every member of your family and stop buying individualdisposable water bottles. For the toddler, how about the 0.3L Maisy with optional handles, for the little girl, the 0.6L Hello Kitty, for your too-cool-for-school son, the 0.6L Ninja, and for your thirsty husband, a 1.0L Classic. Don’t forg
et to pick up a super styling Lifestyle bottle for yourself, your mom, your sister, best friend, etc.!

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For baby

Patricia Ann Designs (AKA P.A.D.)is known for their fabulous plush products for the hip baby andtoddler. Their logo is a frog and a bunch of lily pads (get it -P.A.D.?). The three year old company is named for owner Shelly AnnBostrum and her mother Mary Patricia (they are the Patricia Ann in thename). P.A.D. offers yummy blankets, burpcloths, changing mats, travelsilkies (security blankets), stroller blankets, car seat covers,shopping cart covers, and reversible bibs. The patterns are unique andvery cute, check out the Giraffe collection (pictured to the left), Pony Collection, Pink Chocolate Hibiscus, and the fun Woody Collection. You can get all of their products in each collection. They even make large 5′ by 7 ‘ blankets for mommy too! How awesome would it be to curl in in one of these during a rare nap on the couch?

Patricia Ann Designs offers free shipping on all $150 orders, free gift wrapping, and welcomes custom orders.

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Baby_bunch_holiday

From The Baby Bunch,one of the more unique baby gifts I’ve seen, now comes an organic lineand a holiday bunch. Like previous Baby Bunch bouquet, these newbunches come in 0-6 and 6-12 months sizes and include a bib, hat,socks. The Organic Bunches,which come in muted versions of blush (pink), cornflower (blue), andapricot (orange), also include a short sleeve tee and bodysuit. The Holiday Bunch also includes a long sleeve bodysuit, a second pair of socks, a long sleeve sleepsuit, and mitts.

CBB Deal: Use coupon code WINTER to get a free "bud" (a onesie rolled up like a flower) when you order any Organic or Winter Bunch at The Baby Bunch.

For the home

Skiphoptablefun_2

I just love Skip Hop’s new Table Fun children’s dishes.Designed by indie rock poster artist Eleanor Grosch, who has createdconcert tees and album poster art for Death Cab for Cutie and Wilco,each of the three melamine feeding sets have fun animal designs likeFarm Friends (pictured), Sea Critters, and Circus Pals are sure tomake mealtime extra fun. Perfect for gifting in its translucent giftbox, the five piece sets contain a round plate and bowl, sippy cup withremovable top, and coordinating fork and spoon. And of course, they’redishwasher-safe. ($24)

Jennifer_delonge_ava_chair

Jennifer Delonge’s Ava Chairis really a gift for you because it will compliment your living room (alot more than that Elmo chair), but your kid will also love it becauseit’s the perfect size for them. Anya loves hers and gets comfy in thecutest positions in it. It comes in toddler and child sizes PLUS a sofa version! The child chair and sofa are slightly larger.

CBB Deal: Use coupon code holiday to save 20% at JenniferDelonge.com.

Chopstick_kids_fredchop

Help your kid who desperately wants to use chopsticks but needs help with these Chopstick Kids chopstick holders by Fred.The food-grade silicone rubber Kid acts as a hinge, with each leg holdsa chopstick. A set of 2 Kids and chopsticks goes for $13 at LoftParty.com.


Have you seen our Safer Toys gift guide? Lots more gift ideas there!

And for more toy ideas, visit Bronwyn’s reviews at Kids.AOL.com.

For more great gift ideas for everyone, visit CoolMomPicks.com.

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