Sharing stories, singing, and talking helps baby’s development, and is a great way to stimulate their imagination.
These activities – done every day – help your baby to familiarise themselves with sounds, words, language and eventually the love and joy of books. This builds baby’s early literacy and listening skills in a way that is fun and engaging for them.
For parents, reading is also a great time to build the bond between you and your child.
We’ve welcomed two new blue and pink soft huggable bunnies to our gift hamper shop! The two newbies – blue Baxter and pink Betsy bunny – have been designed by Australian business OB Designs, which is based in Byron Bay, Australia. These soft fabric toys are loved by children because they are so cuddly and come with fun bios.
Unsure what to put in a baby hamper or don't know where to start? It's useful to know that most parents today appreciate quality items and practicality, rather than items that will clutter their homes. You could also follow the advice of the "four-gift" rule or think creatively about how to present your gifts in a way that is useful, or kinder on the environment. We detail all of this, plus lots of great extra tips, in our latest blog.
Worried about having a December baby? Then you'll need our list about why December babies rock! Yes it can be hard having a birthday in the holiday and festive season, but it's also a memorable month to have a birthday with so many catch ups, and the smell of sun, surf and sand in Australia!