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Baby’s First Christmas

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

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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!)

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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!

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The “Candy Cane Fold”

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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:

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  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 🙂

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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!

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