What’s more classic than finding a bicycle under the tree Christmas morning? If your kid is old enough to walk but not ready for a bike with pedals, there’s no better introduction to bicycling than a Strider Balance Bike.
Since both feet are on the ground, the rider gets to move at the pace that makes them feel comfortable, whether that be at walking pace or faster. The best part of the balance bike is that the rider masters the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels.
If you’re going to give a bike, don’t forget to include a helmet! We like the Bell Toddler Helmet because you can adjust it for the perfect fit and it has extended rear coverage for extra protection.
10% of the retail price of the purchase of each Kauzot is donated to the “Kauze” closest to their heart, which means that the recipient of the donation changes based on need. They’ve given to Haiti and the homeless, most recently.
Dsenyo Stuffed Animal
If animals are more your kid’s style, Dsenyo Little Friends are a one-of-a-kind companion for snuggles and playtime. Women from a sewing cooperative in Malawi, Africa make these handmade dolls using soft jersey knit and colorful textiles. They’re also washer and dryer friendly!
In the spirit of the holidays, we have a Dsenyo Promo Code for our readers! Use the code GREENBABYGUIDE to receive $20 OFF orders of $50 or more. Shipping within the US is free on orders over $75, and orders are fulfilled within 48 hours so you have plenty of time to order before Winter Break. The Promo Code expires on December 24th, 2015.
Dsenyo partners with artisan collectives in Malawi to import adorable baby and toddler clothing and accessories, and works with collectives in Brazil and Zambia to make Fair Trade Products available internationally. Check out their full selection here.
Elonka Nichole Nap Mat
If your child naps away from home, we love the roll-up nap mats from Elonka Nichole. The Nap Mat is just the right size for a toddler or preschooler, and comes with a full size super soft minky dot blanket that is attached and built in pillow. It has a handle for portability and a two velcro strips to keep it securely rolled up.
For a super cozy blanket you’ll want to steal for your self, the Elonka Nichole Minky Blanket come in a variety of prints and sizes, with cotton on one side and dot chenielle fabric on the other. You can even choose the weight of the blanket, to turn it into a Sensory Blanket that calms and comforts.
Softbaby Organic Clothing
A new outfit might be more fun for the parent or child, but wrapped up in plenty of tissue and paper and you’ll both enjoy the gift! We like SoftBaby Organic Clothing not just because it’s 100% Organic but because the prints are so adorable! They are sweet without being baby-ish. The only trouble is that they have trouble keeping enough stock on hand, so you have to act fast!
The Night Before Christmas: A Brick Story
The text might be classic in this well-known story, but the concept is all modern. The Night Before Christmas: A Brick Story by Clement C. Moore and illustrated by Amanda Brack uses the original text from Moore’s, “A Visit from St. Nicholas”, but the scenes are portrayed by Legos!
If you or your child loved the Lego Movie, or just loves Legos, this is a perfect gift for them to open Christmas Eve.
We are happy to be offering up another giveaway just in time for the holidays! Three lucky readers will win either a set of clothes from SoftBaby Organic Clothing, a pillowcase and seatbelt covers from Elonka Nichole, or a Little Friend from Dsenyo! You can enter up to EIGHT times. The giveaway ends on December 18, 2015 at 12AM PST and is open to US residents.
We are super excited to be giving away a set of three 100% outfits from SoftBaby Organic Clothing. One winner will receive the pictured set in their choice of size, 0-3 months, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12 or 12-18 months.
We’re also giving away $45 worth of items from Elonka Nichole! The winner will receive a Standard Pillowcase and Reversible Seatbelt Strap Covers, either Single strap or Double straps depending on the age of the child.
The prints are adorable and the minky fabric so soft your kids will love them!
Your child will love the bright colors of this huggable fox, and you’ll have the opportunity to talk about other parts of the world where traditions and cultures are different than ours.