Stocking stuffers for babies can be a challenge, especially if it’s your second baby (or third, fourth and beyond!). Teethers and grasping toys are often the perfect size for stockings, but it’s hard to justify buying more if you already have a ton from your first baby. What else is there to get for babies that’s small enough to fit in a stocking, not a choking hazard, and not total junk? Here’s a roundup of 10 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Second+ Babies (That aren’t Junk).
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We’re approaching Christmas with our third baby this year. Since my kids are so close in age (2015, 2017 & 2018), we still have a ton of baby items from my older two. It seems like a waste to buy a bunch of teething and grasphing toys since we already have so many, but at the same time I want to get my littlest stocking stuffers and gifts of her own. What’s a mama to do? Here are some of my top picks for stocking stuffers ideas for second babies that aren’t junk, but will still be used and enjoyed.
10 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Second+ Babies (That aren’t Junk)
Tooth Wipes or Toothbrush
Not the most exciting thing on this list, but these definitly get used up! We started tooth wipes before our babies had teeth to get them used to the idea of us being in their mouth. Older babies may be ready for an actual training toothbrush.
Punkin Butt Teething Oil
Another item that will get used right up, is this teething oil by Punkin Butt. Plus it’s all natural and safe for baby!
Spoons & Cutlery
If you’re anything like my family, silverware just seems to go… missing. We start out with a bunch of matching sets, and then quickly lose pieces here and there. These stainless steel sets are the perfect size for little hands and stockings.
Amber Teething Necklace
Touted by moms everywhere, Amber teething necklaces are thought to easy teething pain in babies and toddlers. To redce risk of breakage, they should be replaced every so often, meaning a new one for baby is ideal.
Pacifier and Accessories
If your baby is into pacifiers, they make the perfect stocking stuffer. We’re a fan of these all natural rubber pacifiers by Hevea (avoid if allergic to latex/rubber), but any pacifier baby loves will do.
You can also add some pacifier accessories such as a pacifier clip or pacifier pod to keep pacis safe and clean while on the go. This clip and pod set is perfect.
We use these all the time in our house. They’re useful for holding pretty much everything (crackers, cereal, puzzles, toys) and reduce our dependence on single use plastic. They’re available in a wide variety of materials, sizes and patterns.
Okay, so I said no junk… but I just couldn’t resist this cute little avocado toy by Skip Hop. I try to have at least one toy/fun thing for baby in their stocking.
Portable Sound Machine
Second and beyond babies don’t always have the luxury of a perfectly quiet nap environment. Often times, my second and third have been stuck napping on the go while I attempted to entertain my oldest. This sound machine is battery operated and easy to pop in your diaper bag for on the go naps.
Baby Signs Book
Research has shown that babies are able to communicate with sign language before they are able to talk. This is a great board book to introduce both your baby and yourself to some American Sign Language.
Grovia Magic Stick
Another item that will get used right up is the Grovia Magic Stick. It’s great for rashes and bumps, plus the small size is great for sticking in baby’s stocking – and your purse!
Baby stocking stuffers don’t necessarily have to be amazing. After all, many babies are going to have just as much fun with the packaging as they are with their actual gifts! This holiday skip the junk and stuff your second+ baby’s stocking with these practical items.
Did I miss anything? What did you put in your baby’s stocking this year?