Christmas Countdown – Day 18
If you have been following our Christmas Countdown you know that we’ve got the older kids covered with plenty of art & craft, dolls, toys and electronic entertainment, but what do you put under the tree for the youngest members of the family? If this is your (grand)child’s first Christmas this year you’ll love these special gifts from Lamaze, the developmental toy specialist:
When it comes to floor play the Sit Up and See Activity Gym (RRP $149.95, ages 0 months+) would have to be one of the most versatile play mats around and a great gift for young families this Christmas.
Newborn babies can comfortably lay on their back on the padded mat and watch the dangling toys and shiny mirror, as they get older they can roll over for tummy time using the soft rainbow pillow for support. Parents can even fold out the two blue ‘legs’ so baby sit up on a slight angle safely secured in the 3-point harness. The cute mobile is sure to attract curious little eyes and its lights and sounds are automatically activated by movement, how clever!
Of course the Sit Up and See Activity Gym is not going to fit into your child’s first Christmas stocking, but a gorgeous Lamaze Play & Grow toy (RRP $19.95) most certainly will. There are lots of colourful designs to choose from, how cute are Jacque the Peacock and Bella the Bunny (my current favourite)? Featuring interesting colours, shapes, patterns, textures and sounds they are fabulous clip-on toys for playtime on-the-go.
Old favourite Octotunes (0-24 months, RRP $29.95) has been a Lamaze bestseller for years and he is not giving in on popularity just yet. The award winning design is simple but fun for cheeky little tots, by squeezing the colourful tentacles they can play different notes and even put together an entire song or nursery rhyme. Not that musically talented? Here’s a handy list of Lamaze Tunes to get you started.
Lamaze Developmental Toys are available at Target, Big W, Toys’R’Us, Baby Bunting and all good independent baby retailers across Australia.
To find out more about Lamaze and to browse the range visit www.lamazetoys.com.
For your chance to win a $199 Lamaze Prize Pack (Includes Sit Up and See Activity Gym, Octotunes and Play & Grow Plush, designs randomly selected) enter our giveaway below: