If you have the tiniest gourmand on your gift list, count yourself lucky because there are plenty of fun finds for the baby foodie. Whether your baby is fascinated by the goings-on in the kitchen or just loves to stuff his gullet, I've tested the following gifts that will make him smile and ask for more.
Check out these five fun finds that are guaranteed to be quite yummy in her little baby foodie tummy.
The ultimate gift box for your hungry baby, Jade's Toy Box puts together a baby foodie's dream come true. They sent me the box to test, and when I popped it open, I found classic "food" books like Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, a chef's dress-up outfit, Green Toys play dishware, slice-able wooden food, food puzzles and games, and all natural molding dough. Go big with the original concept box ($175) or scale it down to the mini concept box ($59).
For the baby who expects more from his peas and carrots, HappyBaby makes organic baby foods that offer fun flavors with high-end ingredients. Go for the HappyPuffs ($3.39) in the stocking, or set your baby down to Christmas dinner with a pouch of Amaranth Ratatouille ($17.44/16) while you dine on the Christmas ham.
For the baby who needs a snack and also wants to be eco-friendly, Itzy Ritzy offers the reusable Snack Happened bags ($9.99) in a variety of baby-friendly colors and patterns that also happen to be approved by the FDA. For the holidays, Itzy Ritzy has partnered with Yum! Brands for their campaign for the World Hunger Fund, and every limited edition bag you purchase will feed 40 children one meal. Plus, you get two super cute limited edition snack bags ($20).
Something my baby foodie is getting for Christmas (shhh!) that will surely have him shoveling it in is this construction plate ($14.95) and utensil set ($17.49). You can't go wrong with heavy machinery to help keep your baby focused on getting the food from the plate to his tiny mouth.
Your baby needs a little dinner music, and what better than this food-inspired kid record from Jim Cosgrove. Swimming in Noodles ($12 CD/$8 download) doesn't stop with poppy songs about pasta, tune in to "Cookie Time" for some sweet words about dessert. (Or to help bribe your little miss to eat her veggies.)