December 11, 2018
If the festive season didn’t feel exciting and filled with wonder already, along comes your little one and gives you a fresh perspective on what the Christmas season truly means.
Making that first Christmas special can feel overwhelming, you want everything to be picture perfect but you know they’re not going to remember all the fuss.
Gift giving for your newborn is the easy part, after all, you want to spoil them. But we’ve listed below some thoughtful first Christmas presents that will last well beyond this Christmas and go on to be treasured keepsakes in their lives.
Building a library of special books can be a wonderful way to begin baby’s first Christmas.
Not only will this help you for all those long nights of bedtime stories, but it will give them many treasured books that will no doubt become lifelong favourites.
This can also be a great way for family and friends to contribute, as you can request that each person buys the baby a book and puts in a personalised message to the baby.
Not only will they be beautiful and personal gifts, but as your child grows they will have so many wonderful books to choose from and be reminded of that special person in their lives who loves them.
Besides, books rather than toys will also save the post-Christmas chaos of trying to find a home for the many toys your little one has been spoilt with.
A Poppie & George Bib
At Poppie & George, our dribble chic bibs are the perfect sentimental gift that is not only practical but also provides the new baby with something they can treasure forever.
By adding their initials to the bib you can create a personalised gift that will bring so much nostalgia in years to come.
You could even use the surname on the bib which would mean they could then pass the bib onto their future children and grandchildren.
A Thoughtful Print
A personalised piece of artwork can be a truly thoughtful gift that can remain in your baby’s life for many years.
From getting a print of the star constellation of when they were born, lyrics of a song from the year they were born, or even a passage from their favourite bedtime story. There are so many personalised prints and artwork that can give your baby something to keep in their lives well beyond childhood.
While your baby will no doubt be inundated with toys from family and friends, requesting more traditional toys can often be a way to make a gift more personal.
Building blocks and even musical instruments, can be far more thoughtful and last longer than many of the noisy plastic toys that line the shops.
As wooden toys can last longer and not lose themselves to toy trends and fads, these can be a wonderful way of buying something traditional that will remain in good condition for many years.
Think about the types of toys you loved playing with as a child and have kept onto, and see if there’s anything similar available for your baby.
January 03, 2019
With the winter chill in the air and the perpetual greyness now here, it’s time to look at the winter trends that will take over our tiny tots wardrobe.
Whether you enjoy dressing them like the little dolls that they are, or transforming them into a mini you, there is a trend for every taste and style, so you can find them an outfit they won’t refuse to wear.
Despite the season, you’ll find a variety of children’s winter trends to help add some colour into their days.
November 27, 2018
It’s true what they say - children are the ones that make Christmas special.
With festivities fast approaching, you may be getting overwhelmed in the planning of your baby’s first Christmas. And that’s completely understandable.
After all, as parents, we want to make it perfect for them and create memories that can be looked on in many years to come.
Although your little one will not remember their first Christmas, traditions are a great thing to begin to establish during Christmas, as they can continue year-after-year, and become something that your child cherishes about the festive season when they are older.
To help inspire you, we’ve listed some of the thoughtful traditions you can begin to help your baby’s first Christmas to be magical, in the hope they will last far longer than the real fir tree.
November 13, 2018
As parents, we want to be able to capture all those special moments of our little one's lives. But when you’re not a professional photographer, sometimes capturing those picture perfect moments can be frustrating.
As famous photographer WC Fields once said - “never work with animals or children.”
And when you’re a parent you can understand why. Not only because your model is often a wiggle bum, but also because the lighting might not be great, or you’ve realised you can see the giant pile of ironing in the background.
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