Buying adorable little presents for adorable little grandchildren is a cinch. What's harder is ferreting out those genuinely useful items that will make life easier for the kiddos and their parents. With only nine shopping days left till Christmas, I asked six new moms of my acquaintance what they'd most like to receive this season — either for themselves or their kids. Right from the mama horses' mouths, here are some great gift ideas you might not have thought of.
Becca (mother of Charlotte, 4 months): Bundled-up infants and car seats are not a safe match, so consider nonwearable accessories that will keep babies warm in the winter — like a cozy fleece car seat cover. For more products that keep little ones toasty and safe in car seats (and strollers), go here.
Jenny (Kai, 13 months): A riding vehicle-cum-trike. "We push him around the house in it, and he can't get enough. And it turns into a tricycle as they get older.”
Shawna (Alice, 4 months): A session with a professional photographer. "We all take so many iPhone pics of our babies, but nothing matches the quality of professional photographs."
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