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Great Valentine's Day Gifts and Celebrations for Your Baby

Celebrate Baby's First Valentine

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So it's your baby's first Valentine's Day, and you are wondering what Valentine's Day gifts are good for babies. Though it's not like your baby is going to be heart-broken over the fact that you didn't get him a box of chocolates, you probably want to find a way to mark your baby's first Valentine's Day. Here are a seven suggestions for Valentine's Day gifts for your baby.

1. Valentine's Day Bodysuits and Pant Sets

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Dress your baby for Valentine's Day with any of these bodysuits and pant sets. Clothing can make perfect Valentine's Day gifts, but these gifts are ones that you might want to give in advance to allow your baby to be dressed to the nines in the weeks leading to the holiday.

Old Navy has several sets (pictured at left). You'll find sets appropriate for girls, boys, and some that are gender neutral. If you like to commemorate "Baby's First Valentine's Day," they even have a set with the year stamped on the front.

Additionally, you may want to check out these sets,

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2. Valentine's Day Gift Pacifier Accessories

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Many babies are quite fond of their pacifiers, so pacifiers and pacifier accessories can make very practical Valentine's Day gifts for babies. The one pictured here at left is the Bella Tunno Ribbon Binker Clip. It is particularly intended for crawlers and walkers. The ribbon keeps the pacifier at a closer distance to your baby, and therefore (hopefully) off the floor.

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3. Sweet Treats: Homemade Popsicles

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So maybe you want your little one to enjoy a sweet treat on the holiday known for indulging the sweet tooth. What would be a good option?

How about making your own popsicles with this elegant, BPA-free Onyx Popsicle Mold set? If your baby is old enough for juice, you can water down the juice of your choice down and freeze into individual homemade popsicles. Or if your baby isn't quite old enough for juice, opt for breast milk popsicles. Strange though it may sound, breast milk popsicles can also be quite soothing for the teething baby.

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4. Valentine's Day Bibs

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Bibs are a simple accessory your baby can wear to celebrate the holiday. More than likely you'll find more than just a few styles as you wander down the baby aisle of any department store. But if you are an on-line shopper, you can find several options as you compare prices.

One of my favorites is this red cotton-terry bib from Carter's. Carter's never lets me down. Great quality and sturdy design. This sweet bib offers a pop of bright color and announces "Baby's First Valentine." Perfect!

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5. Stuffed Animals for Your Littlest Valentine

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Another classic Valentine's gift for people of all ages are stuffed animals. You'll find plenty of options out there, like this giraffe stuffed animal from Russ. "Geramy" features heart-shaped spots all over his body and is adorned with red-heart antlers. Your little one is sure to fall in love with this little guy.

Wondering what you can do with all those stuffed animals your baby has accumulated in his short life? Consider using this activity that develops number awareness.

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6. Valentine Board Books

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Board books are perfect for little hands. Chunky pages make for easier handling and will survive excessive drool and exhuberant page turning. This board book features the much-loved Clifford as he celebrates his first Valentine's Day, just like your baby.

7. Heart-Shaped Rattles

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I wonder if there is a baby in America who doesn't have some sort of toy rattle. Rattles are shown to be great toys for babies, so it makes sense that they are common items found in any nursery.

I adore the simplicity of this rattle from i Play. It's made of natural wood and has a natural germ repellent surface- nitrosamine free, biodegradable and recyclable. This is an ideal gift for babies 3 months old an up.

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