Baby Gifts

Getting fun developmental learning gifts for a baby that are educational is a big deal. Here at ebeanstalk we provide the largest selection of developmental, education and fun gifts for children. Find that special gift for baby boys and baby girls at ebeanstalk.

Gift Resource Guide

Ah, the vast world of Baby Gifts. A silver spoon? A cute pair of PJ's? A sweater they may never wear? If you are reading this, then you may agree... why not make it something that will help the child grow and learn? Toys that are matched to the baby's development make a great gift and one that the baby need from Day 1. Gifts are a bit different than straight-up toys. The way we define it is for something that will grow with a child. To do it is not easy. So we approached Baby Gifts like all our ages and we called on our team of Child-Experts that know this age inside and out. They looked at thousands of toys, thought of them as gifts, and matched only the best to a baby's stage. Not just for a baby, but every step in-between. So, if you are a little late with your gift, that's ok. If the child is 6 Months Old... he's probably crawling. 9 Month babies are "cruising" and when they hit a year, they may be ready for walking. When you are buying a gift for an infant or an almost 1 Year Old, ebeanstalk is for you... because a few months makes a big difference.

Some of our favorite Baby Gift Toys, Books and More... Keep in mind how old the child is (or should we say young). For the real young-ins, it's Tummy Time and Playmats and Blankets. As they get a little older, some great gifts are Bath Toys, Soft Blocks and of course some Crawling Toys (although, once they start crawling it's all over). When they approach 1 Year, some kids are walking, some need a little help, so you may want to look at a few Walkers. Also, two of our favorite manufacturers for Baby Gifts are Tiny Love and Lamaze because they really know their babies. Super cute Gifts that are good for a baby's development. We call that a Win-Win.

Your Road-Map for picking the right baby toys to help them grow and learn:

  1. Target Age: When you are looking at baby toys, be sure to refer to the Target Age — the age when a child starts to get the full benefits.
  2. Developmental Milestones:
    See what a baby's milestones are all about.
  3. Expert advice: Our child-experts matched all our toys, books and games to a child's development.
    Meet Our Child-Experts

Making Room for Two

By Andy Eig, PhD. Clinical Psychologist

Introducing a second child is rarely easy. Parents often fret about how the first child will accept their beautiful, cute, new baby brother or sister. Common folklore equates bringing home a second child to a wife showing up for dinner with a new mate and saying that everything will be great. The new husband will be here forever and you two will be great friends! Although the first child will certainly experience a disruption in the parent-child bond that poses a challenge to well-intentioned parents, a sibling certainly will bring lifelong rewards. Let us review some ways to make this transition a bit less rocky for everyone.

Preparing The Big Sibling For The New Addition

Before the baby is born, parents are best off including the first born in the pregnancy where appropriate. Toddlers may do best when they are shown where the baby will sleep. They often enjoy having a baby doll around that can be diapered, fed and calmed when crying. A tour of the hospital to see where mommy and daddy will be when the new baby comes can relieve separation anxiety and make them feel that they are included. Older children can be included in conversations about what it will be like to have a new baby. The idea is to help the child verbally express his or her feelings as much as possible. Reading books about having a new sister or brother can be helpful. For those that like to draw, pictures of the new family or of the baby may help a lot. The main goal here is to help the child to express feelings in whatever way they are comfortable. After much prompting, my son decided his biggest concern about his expected new sister was that she would take all of his toys. Parents can also benefit from talking to each other in privacy about their own excitement and concerns. Stereotypically, many moms feel guilty about the new addition and many dads worry about further impingements on their time.

What To Expect When The New Baby Arrives

Pandemonium and chaos! Just kidding. But now that I have your attention have your attention, let us look at how things will be different. Parents will be torn in two directions caring for a newborn and a young child. Your oldest will be struggling with some big changes such as sharing his parents and having to delay his or her needs from being met. It is common for children to regress a bit when a new baby is brought into the house. Your 3 or 4 year old may want to drink from a bottle, wear a diaper, or have more tantrums. Separation anxiety may be revisited. Your child may appear angry or moody for no apparent reason. All of this is quite normal and to be expected. Parents can be helpful by accepting their child’s behavior. Explaining their behavior to them can also be helpful. For regressive behavior, you might say something simple like "It can be fun to be a baby again like [name of sister or brother]." For aggression, tantrums or moodiness, you can simply say that it can be hard having a sibling. Try to mirror and accept your child's feelings by articulating them without shaming them for having them.

A Final Note

Perhaps what can help the transition most is good parent self-care. his can be extremely tricky with multiple children and responsibilities but the more rest and childcare help you can manage the better.

How Children Grow & Learn

Picking the right toys for proper child development just got a whole lot easier. The Ebeanstalk team of child-experts mapped all of our baby toys to the stage of child development and developmental milestones to ensure that each toy will help your child learn and grow. The first year is perhaps the busiest and most important for physical development. It is during this year when babies develop muscle strength and control to help hold their body up and move against gravity. They learn to move on their own and complete simple tasks.