Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies and Newborns

 Best Overall

Fisher-Price Baby Bright Beats Dance and Move BeatBo

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  • Optional frustration-free packaging
  • Includes songs, learning content, and more
  • Batteries included
 Most Interactive

Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space

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  • Teaches colors, letters, numbers, and more
  • Features lights, colors, and songs
  • Batteries not included
 Best for Crib

Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother

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  • Drift off feature softens music and light in 10 minute intervals
  • Choose from four soothing mode
  • Fits on almost any crib

5 Best Gifts for Babies and Newborns

  • Fisher-Price Baby Bright Beats Dance and Move BeatBo

    Best Overall

  • Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space

    Most Interactive

  • Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother

    Best for Crib

  • Munchkin Float and Play Bubbles Bath Toy, 4 Count

    Safety.com’s Top Pick

  • Infantino Grow-with-me Activity Gym and Ball Pit

    Safety.com’s Top Pick

For babies and newborns, safety is the name of the game. Since they don’t have a lot of gross motor control, focus on toys that are easy to grasp and maneuver. Toys recommended for children under the age of 3 must meet certain requirements that mean they are not a choking hazard.

As most children this young won’t remember the holiday and what gifts they received, focus on enrichment toys and books and you can’t go wrong.

In no particular order, here are 10 of the best Christmas gift ideas for the 0-2 set based on available features and average customer ratings and reviews.

10 Best Gift Ideas for Babies and Newborns

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1. Fisher-Price Baby Bright Beats Dance and Move BeatBo

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This cute little toy features a fun “dancing” action to help your little one get their hips shaking and head bobbing along to the beat. It features three modes that grow with your child through the baby and toddler years.

Stand-out features include

  • Optional frustration-free packaging
  • Includes songs, learning content, and more
  • Batteries included
Most Interactive

2. Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space

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This play space features an interactive touch-sensitive light bar that responds to your little one’s touch with various lights and sounds. There are three different ways to play so it grows with your child from infancy through toddlerhood.

Stand-out features include

  • Teaches colors, letters, numbers, and more
  • Features lights, colors, and songs
  • Batteries not included
Best for Crib

3. Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother

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Send your little one off to sleep with a soothing lullaby while they enjoy watching the unique and calming underwater light effects and motion of the baby Neptune characters

Stand-out features include

  • Drift off feature softens music and light in 10 minute intervals
  • Choose from four soothing mode
  • Fits on almost any crib

4. Munchkin Float and Play Bubbles Bath Toy, 4 Count

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This set of bath toys is ideal for stimulating your little one’s sense of sight, hearing, and touch and easily floats in the water for hours of bathtime fun. The textured rings move freely around the bubbles and make them easier for little hands to grip.

Stand-out features include

  • Each set includes two characters and two whirly toy
  • Engages the senses
  • Watertight design prevent mould and mildew

5. Infantino Grow-with-me Activity Gym and Ball Pit

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This cute little activity gym features a sweet turtle design that converts as your child grows. It starts off as a basic play mat and features removable mesh netting that converts it into a ball pit in just minutes.

Stand-out features include

  • Includes four linkable sea pals
  • 40 colorful balls included
  • Built-in storage for balls when not in use

6. Munchkin Bath Toy, School of Fish

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Your little one will love bath time with this fun little toy that also doubles as a water scooper for pouring and rinsing off soap. It comes complete with three squirting fish students dressed and ready for class.

Stand-out features include

  • Encourages imaginative play
  • Easy to grasp
  • BPA-free

7. Fisher-Price Little People Animal Friends Farm

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This play set comes complete with a farm with doors that can be open and closed, as well as a figurine farmer Eddie and six common farm animals. Teach your little ones what each animal says for hours of creative play.

Stand-out features include

  • Folds for convenient storage
  • Toy hay bale included
  • Easy for little hands to grasp

8. Playskool Sesame Street Play All Day Elmo

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Everyone’s favorite Sesame Street character can now be your child’s cuddly best friend with this toy that features two modes of play and eight games and activities to engage your child, plus over 150 different responses.

Stand-out features include

  • Optional frustration-free packaging
  • Teaches cause and effect
  • Batteries included

9. Munchkin Lazy Buoys Bathtub Toys

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This sweet little bath toys come complete with two floating friends, two scoop and strain cups and one spinner ball to keep your little one entertained and engaged in bathtime play.

Stand-out features include

  • Helps develop tactile awareness
  • Recommended for children 12 months and older
  • BPA-free

10. Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess Musical Dancing Palace Gift Set

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This magical play castle lets your little princess dance and play the night away and plays different sounds, music and phrases when you spin the lever that activates the palace dance floor.

Stand-out features include

  • Plays two beloved Disney songs
  • Includes multiple figurines
  • Batteries included

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