Everyday Essentials And Holiday Must-Haves For The Infant Who Has Everything


We all know a baby who is the apple of everyone’s eye. The kid gets treats from grandma, toys from aunties and uncles, and oh-so-sweet onesies from mom and dad’s friends. When it comes to the holidays, it can be a challenge to think of what this child doesn’t have, but there’s no need to panic. We’ve found some of the best creative gifts for the baby who seems to have it all.

  • 1. Infantino Balls, Blocks, & Buddies

    Grabby babies will love these squeezable, textured blocks that introduce animals, numbers, and colors to their young minds. A toy set (like this one!) that has lots of open play potential is the perfect way for baby to stay engaged.

    Infantino Balls, Blocks, & Buddies, $19.49, Target

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  • 2. Infantino Go Gaga! Wrist Rattles

    Playtime just got a little easier with these wearable rattles made to go around baby’s wrists or legs. Made with teethable, textured BPA-free silicone borders, these rattles are perfect for teething relief and are fun for baby to shake.

    Infantino Wrist Rattles, $6.99, Target

  • 3. Sophie la Girafe

    One of the most popular toys for infants ages 0 to 6 months, this teether engages all five senses. Sophie is easy for baby to grip and hold and is made from natural plastic, so it’s safe. A perfect toy like this is also perfect for newly acquired chompers.

    Sophie la Girafe, $24.99, Target

  • 4. WubbaNub Pacifier

    A pacifier pal for when your little one is on the go. Machine-washable and made with BPA-, latex-, and phthalate-free silicone, this pacifier is a cozy friend perfect for long trips. And the soft bear on the end means that no matter how hard your little one tries, their binkie will never get lost.

    WubbaNub Pacifier, $19.95, Target

  • 5. Infantino Go Gaga! Spiral Car Seat Activity Toy

    What a relief! A car seat toy that will keep baby entertained the entire car ride.This car toy has a soft spiral design that can wrap around the handle of any car seat or the safety seat bar of a stroller. The spiral comes with four different toys that will capture baby’s attention and is a godsend to parents looking for a little quiet.

    Infantino Go Gaga! Spiral Car Seat Activity Toy, $14.99, Target

  • 6. Cloud Island Critter Towels

    Taking your baby out of the bath can leave them vulnerable to the cold, but this super-sweet towel will make the transition into jammies that much easier. Bathtime towels like this one come with an attached hood so that baby’s head stays warm and toasty.

    Cloud Island Baby Fox Hooded Towel, $12.99, Target

  • 7. “Good Night Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown

    There’s a reason why it’s a classic. Follow along as bunny says “goodnight” to a pair of socks, a red balloon, a bowl of mush — and. of course, the moon! A perfect bedtime book that is sure to lull your baby to sleep.

    Goodnight Moon, $9.99, Target

  • 8. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle

    Your baby will love the bright colors of this sweet children’s book. Follow caterpillar as he eats his way through a variety of food until finally he wraps himself in his cocoon and goes to sleep. Perfect for kids of all ages, but especially perfect for little ones.

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar, $5.91, Target

  • 9. "Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney

    Two Nutbrown Hares play a game during bedtime, and can you guess what that game is? Read as Little Nutbrown Hare tells his daddy Big Nutbrown Hare how much he loves him, and, of course, Big Nutbrown Hare shows the many ways he loves his baby even more! 

    Guess How Much I Love You, $16.99, Target

  • 10. “Moo, Baa, La La La!” by Sandra Boynton

    What a silly read! This adorable book features artist Sandra Boynton’s famous whimsical animal characters. A perfect read for playtime and so much more!

    Moo, Baa, La La La!, $4.09, Target

  • 11. Baby Einstein Sky Explorers Walker

    And they’re off! Let your little explorer wander around freely while staying safe and in control with this baby walker that stimulates baby with exciting lights, songs, and sounds. Each walker comes with a removable toy station that will be tons of fun for your child to use anywhere they want to play.

    Baby Einstein Sky Explorers Walker, $39.99, Target

  • 12. Baby’s First Music Set

    The next Beethoven (or Beyoncé) has to get their start somewhere. This soft set lets babies discover sound, movement, color, and texture — and they’re washable, too! Each set comes with different instrument sounds and will promote language and listening skills. Sounds good to us!

    Kaplan Early Learning Baby’s First Music Set, $44, Target

  • 13. Baby Einstein Discovering Music Activity Table

    Another gift for your little rock ‘n’ roller, this play station will let your baby discover music. From piano to guitar, a tappable drum to a French horn, your child can touch, tap, and play with the different features of the table and then, with the flip of a switch, learn about shapes and colors.

    Baby Einstein Discovering Music Activity Table, $30.49, Target

  • 14. “Dr. Suess’s ABC” by Dr. Suess

    Learning your ABCs can be hard, but with Dr. Suess as your guide, it can be easy as 1, 2, 3. This beginner alphabet book features Dr. Suess’ classic illustrations and is the best book for bedtime or early morning cuddles.

    Dr. Suess’s ABC, $7.59, Target

  • 15. “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

    The best book for infants and toddlers learning their colors and animals. The book is a classic for a reason, and both mom and baby will love Eric Carle’s memorable illustrations.

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear Board Book, $5.79, Target

  • 16. “Good Night, Little Blue Truck” by Alice Schertle

    Bedtime just got a little easier with this story of Little Blue Truck and Toad, who have to hurry home to bed. Joined by a group of friends, the duo tries to make it home and braves some serious thunder and lightning. Such a sweet read for those chilly autumn nights!

    Good Night, Little Blue Truck, $12.59, Target

  • 17. “Baby Touch and Feel Animals” by Dorling Kindersley

    Touch is a huge way that babies learn about the world, and this book is a good way to stimulate their growing brains. Pet the different textures of puppies, elephants, starfish, and snails with your little one, and keep their mind stimulated all day long.

    Baby Touch and Feel Animals, $5.99, Target

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