Subscribe to our Mailing List

Get the news right in your inbox!

Baby’s First Christmas

December 16, 2017 in Motherhood, Uncategorized - No Comments - 3 min read
baby's first christmas, christmas gifts for baby, practical gifts for baby, christmas gifts, holiday gifts, candy cane fold, creative gifts for baby, sleep n play, gerber, once, gerber baby

Baby’s First Christmas

December 16, 2017 in Motherhood, Uncategorized - No Comments - 3 min read

Baby’s First Christmas

| This is a sponsored post by Gerber Childrenswear. All insights are 100% my own |

The perfect essentials you need for your Baby's First Christmas! Plus see how to fold onesies like a candy cane! Check it out!


 

This is my first Christmas with real little babies so when it came time to find some gifts for them I was kind of stumped. They didn’t need anything but I also didn’t want to leave them out so I got creative. I’m excited to share what I came up with for a ‘Baby’s First Christmas’ gift. I think it’s safe to say I will be doing this for all future December babies (that my friends will ever be expecting!)

The perfect essentials you need for your Baby's First Christmas! Plus see how to fold onesies like a candy cane! Check it out!

It’s simple! I gathered up some of my favorite [small & practical] baby items and ordered the boys their first personalized stocking. I made sure to take into account the shape of the stocking with the items I planned to stuff it with. For example: I thought a baby bottle would be perfect for the “toe” of the boot since it is an awkward space but looks funny if it’s not filled. Next I found some items the boys can grow with that aren’t huge. I also tried to avoid toys since we have plenty of time before they’re playing with any toys.

The items I chose were:

Now the creative and festive part! I wanted to find a creative way to put the Gerber Sleep N Play’s in the stocking without just shoving them in there (especially for the times I plan do this as a gift for others, presentation is key!) so I figured out the perfect solution!

The perfect essentials you need for your Baby's First Christmas! Plus see how to fold onesies like a candy cane! Check it out!

The “Candy Cane Fold”

The perfect essentials you need for your Baby's First Christmas! Plus see how to fold onesies like a candy cane! Check it out!

I like to think I made this up but I am sure someone else has thought of this before me. BUT I figured out how to fold the Sleep N Plays to look like candy canes and they came out super cute (if I must say so myself). I found that you definitely need a longer piece of clothing so these Gerber Sleep N Plays from the homeland (I mean Target) worked like a charm! They’re the perfect size to create this look but also a super practical gift to give. My boys are currently living in their Gerber Sleep N Plays because they’re lightweight and breathable which is great since they are swaddled a lot these days so I don’t have to worry about them over heating!

Step by step:

The perfect essentials you need for your Baby's First Christmas! Plus see how to fold onesies like a candy cane! Check it out!

  1. Lay Sleep N Play upside down
  2. Fold up the legs and fold over the arms
  3. Roll it up
  4. Fold the top over (less than halfway)
  5. Find a festive ribbon to tie the folder parts together
  6. You’re done! Now stick your “candy canes” at the top of the stocking so they’re peeking out and you’re done!

I hope you all loved this idea for a creative way to gift the babies in your life this holiday season! I will leave you with this adorable picture of my real gift this Christmas, these two miracle boys! And what kind of blogging mom would I be if I didn’t attempt to stuff them in a stocking at least once this season, right?! Well, it turns out they’re already too big for that too…I’m not crying, you’re crying 🙂

The perfect essentials you need for your Baby's First Christmas! Plus see how to fold onesies like a candy cane! Check it out!

ENJOY!

Feel free to “pin” this image below for future reference as well!

The perfect essentials you need for your Baby's First Christmas! Plus see how to fold onesies like a candy cane! Check it out!
“Pin me!”
ohhappyplay

All posts

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Hello! Noelle here! I am the owner + creator of this blog. I am the wife to an amazing man and mother to 4 children under 5! Two incredible little girls who are 16 months apart and TWIN baby boys! They all keep me very busy to say the least but I have learned to embrace the chaos! They say children don’t allow you to be lazy and I couldn’t agree more! I love my family, decorating, being a total mamarazzi, shopping small, and writing. Here you will find everyday KIDspiration from kids play spaces to room décor, mom life and more. For more about this blog and me hit the “about me section” and keep reading! Welcome and I hope you enjoy what you see!

Subscribe & Follow

Subscribe to our Mailing List

Receive FREEBIES and be the first in the know by signing up for our newsletter below!

Collaborations

Contact me for Collaborations

Instagram

  • Today we explored @naples_zoo which was a total blast! Then we came back and swam the afternoon away and ended the night with a cook out on the roof top☀️ Tonight before bed Joie said she didn’t want to go home, not even to the new house, so I guess we live here now 👋🏼 🤣 #summervacay #naplesflorida
  • Family vacas are my jam ☀️ Nothing beats the quality time we get to spend together, even if it’s a little hectic at times having 4 little ones 5 & under 🤪 All it takes are smiles like Beau has here to make it all worth it! #poolsideviews
  • These girls never leave home without their “daughters” aka their beloved @cuddleandkind dolls so of course they made their way to Naples with us too! As much fun as we’re having I wanted to bring awareness to a special cause; Tomorrow starts Double Your Impact ‪over at Cuddle & Kind in honour of World Hunger Day. ‪Did you know that ‬66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world!? This statistic stopped me and really made me feel how fortunate we are. We can all do our part though and we can help C+K on their mission to fill hungry bellies all over the world! Here is how:
* With every doll sold, instead of donating 10 meals for each doll sold, they will donate 20!  1 doll = 20 meals!
* For every print sold, they will donate 10 meals instead of 5! 
Shop from May 25th-28th to help double your impact!! Head over to @cuddleandkind and browse their adorable collection ✨ #ad #worldhungerday #cuddleandkind
  • First swim meet in the books for this girl!! She competed in the 25-free and the backstroke races for 6&under taking 3rd & 4th place 🏊🏼‍♀️ She got in the car and asked me if she can do it again tomorrow so I think it’s safe to say she had fun! #firstswimmeet #swimteam #5yearsold
  • When your days are as hectic as ours it sure comes in handy to have dinner all figured out for you! @hellofresh mail days are the best mail days and we all love to see the yummy meals they have planned for us! These smiles say it all!! And since I’m so grateful to you all I wanted to give you an opportunity to try HelloFresh too! Use code OHHAPPY80 for $80 off your first month of HelloFresh! You can find the link in my bio now! #hellofreshpartner 🍽 #hellofreshpics #freshfriends #getcooking
  • Joie has a passion for learning and she loves sharing it with friends! SO our new video she wanted to make on our YouTube channel is fun AND educational! She’s sharing all her knowledge about the 7 continents and how she has done her research using this amazing Talking Globe by @educationalinsights 🌎 ALSO, the voice on it is featuring @bindisueirwin and as a mama who grew up watching The Crocodile Hunter on repeat I absolutely love this addition! Link in bio!! ad #kidyoutuber #summerlearning

Follow @ohhappyplay

×