Celebrate Baby’s First Christmas

By Shannon Gurnee
In Baby Products
November 10, 2014


Boys Christmas Holiday

I remember how excited I was to celebrate each of my baby‘s first Christmas holidays!  I bought them the cute outfits and cute Santa hats and took lots of pictures of each of them!  Are you celebrating your baby‘s first Christmas or do you know someone who is?  If so, you’ll want to check out how Babies“R”Us is helping new parents celebrate baby‘s first Christmas!

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BABIES”R”US Helps New Parents Celebrate Their Little Ones’ First Holiday Season!

Babies“R”Us®, the nation’s leading dedicated baby products retailer, is helping parents celebrate their little ones’ very first holiday season with a special series of “Baby’s First Christmas” in-store events.  On select Saturdays in November, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Babies“R”Us stores across the country will welcome new parents and their babies to take part in adorable activities to commemorate this memorable milestone.  Activities include playful storytime, photo opportunities and make-and-take ornament crafting.  Attendees will receive the all-new Baby’s First Christmas Gift Guide, which features an assortment of items based on the baby‘s age range and developmental stage.  Those who attend these one hour events will even have the opportunity to enjoy giveaways and win raffle prizes from top baby product manufacturers, while meeting and greeting with other moms and dads in their local area.

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“At Babies“R”Us, we know just how important it is to celebrate a baby’s first Christmas and the immeasurable joy parents feel as they revel in each special moment, from watching their child open their first holiday gift to dressing them up in festive attire,” said Jennifer Knowles, Vice President, Marketing, Babies“R”Us, U.S.  “From offering assistance in picking the perfect present and hosting fun activities, to providing exciting opportunities to win prizes in-store and online, our mission is to serve as a welcoming destination where moms and dads – and their little ones – can come together to share in the joy of their babies’ first holiday season.” 

Experience “Baby’s First Christmas” with In-Store Events and a Special Twitter Party!

Babies”R”Us is holding three different events in stores.  These events are based on your baby‘s birth month.  If you are unable to attend the event for your child’s age, you are welcome to join another event date that works best for you family.  For more information, you can contact your local Babies“R”Us store or visit online.

Saturday, November 8thBabies born in December 2013; January, February and March 2014

Saturday, November 15thBabies born in April, May, June and July 2014

Saturday, November 22ndBabies born in August, September, October and November 2014

Babies”R”Us is also inviting moms and dads to celebrate their babies‘ first holiday by participating in an upcoming “Baby‘s First Christmas” Twitter Party.  Those who follow @BabiesRUs on Twitter can join the conversation on Tuesday, November 11th at 9:00 pm EST, during a chat led by @CoolMomPicks, using the hashtag #FirstHoliday.  Participants can ask questions, receive expert advice, and share their own insights and tips for the holidays as part of the online celebrations.

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Introducing a Stage-Specific Holiday Shopping Guide from THE BabyProduct Experts 

The product experts at Babies“R”Us have launched The Baby’s First Christmas Gift Guide to arm new parents and gift-givers with valuable information and targeted recommendations to help them be a holiday hero.  An expanded version of the gift guide, can be viewed online at Babiesrus.com/FirstChristmas, which segments gift ideas by baby’s age so shoppers can easily identify playthings and other must-haves that will excite and delight them without leaving them frustrated.

  • Ages newborn-3 months: Whether it’s the Rainforest Melodies & Lights Deluxe Gym from Fisher-Price® or the Sea Dreams Soother from Baby Einstein®, shoppers should look for toys that encourage touching and have eye-catching patterns, as little ones benefit from connecting with the world and all its new sights, sounds and textures.
  • Ages 36 months: Reward baby’s curiosity with music, motion, sounds and bathtime fun with products like the ExerSaucer© Triple Fun World Explorer Plus from Evenflo® and the Super Scoop & Organizer from Brica. Add a teether or two to soothe tender gums.
  • Ages 6-9 months: With baby enjoying improved hand-eye coordination, blocks and balls will go a long way, including the Laugh & Learn Home Playset from Fisher-Price® and the Bright StartsHaving a Ball! Hide & Spin Monkey from Kids II®, as well as a jumper for energetic little legs.
  • Ages 9-12 months: From Giggly Gears Twirltable from Little Tikes® to MINNIE MOUSE Musical Touch ‘n Crawl from Fisher-Price®gifts that encourage standing, walking and even language development through songs and rhymes are sure to be a hit.
  • Ages 12 months and up: Little explorers are on-the-go and ready for fun ride-ons such as the Y Glider 3-in-1 from Yvolution and toys that surprise, with lots of buttons and moveable parts like theAlphabet Activity Cube from Vtech®.

With this broad assortment, gift-givers are sure to find something to put under the tree that will elicit smiles from babies and parents alike.  Aside from the handpicked toy selection, the gift guide also highlights mealtime and on-the-go product suggestions, as well as unique keepsakes and picture-perfect holiday outfits.  The products range from nostalgic gifts, such as

My Baby’s First Christmas Bib from Koala Kids, to big-ticket items including the 4Ever 4-in-1 Car Seat from Graco®. 

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Introducing the #BRUChristmas Sweepstakes, Sure to Spread Holiday Cheer

To get shoppers into the spirit of the season, Babies“R”Us has launched a “Baby’s First Christmas” Sweepstakes, which customers can enter now throughWednesday, November 26 at 11:59pm EST, for the chance to win amazing prizes.  One grand prize winner will receive a $2,500 Babies“R”Us gift card, while the other prizes include a year’s worth of baby food from Gerber® and a year’s supply of diapers from Huggies®.  Following are three available methods to enter the sweepstakes:

  • Online: Visit Babiesrus.com/FirstChristmas to enter and view full contest rules and details.
  • Mobile: Text FIRST to 72229*.
  • Twitter or Instagram: Parents can share a photo on Twitter or Instagram (@BabiesRUs) of their babies’ celebrating their first holiday season using the hashtags #BRUChristmas and #Sweeps. Full contest rules and details can be found atBabiesrus.com/FirstChristmas. 

“Baby’s First Christmas” In-Store Boutique Helps Shoppers Celebrate the Season  

Customers can browse a dedicated “Baby’s First Christmas” shop inBabies“R”Us stores nationwide, featuring nearly 200 items for little ones this holiday season.  The shop is stocked with a variety of festive items, including holiday-themed clothing, plush toys, gingerbread house kits, tree decorations, Santa hats and stockings.

To stay up to date with deals, promotions, and other news throughout the holidays, visit Babiesrus.com, or follow Babies“R”Us on Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, and Pinterest.

Are you celebrating your Baby‘s First Christmas?
Will you be stopping by Babies“R”Us this holiday season?

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are mine.



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

23 Responses to “Celebrate Baby’s First Christmas”

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Awww, I remember both of my boys first Christmases so vividly. Such happy memories.

  2. aimee fauci says:

    We are past babies 1st Christmases but I do love and did love shopping at Babys R Us! I’m sure I will be back for a grand kid one day.

  3. I wrote these dates down to share with my daughter. I am hoping that that she can attend the one next Saturday. Our babies were born last Wednesday at only 28 1/2 weeks and while it was very scary for awhile and they are still in the NICU. They are doing great and gaining weight. At 2 lbs a piece it will be a little while before they get to come home but I know it will be before Christmas and I am already planning a huge celebration!

  4. Those pictures are adorable! Every “first” for a baby is such a milestone and so exciting!

  5. Kae James says:

    Those pictures are absolutely adorable! I remember my son’s first Christmas. He was only 3 months but I did a Reindeer footprint ornament. Totally cute.

  6. All of the photos are just so adorable. We only have 1 baby having their first Christmas in my family this year. My cousin just became a grandma!

  7. Krystal says:

    That is so cute. I’m not surprised Toys R Us thought of something like this. They are THE store for kiddos, after all.

  8. Amber Nelson says:

    How fun! They grow up so fast. Enjoy!

  9. Loving the photos of the kids I remember Bella’s first Christmas she’s 7 now there’s just something so beautiful about seeing a child experience Christmas when they are little they dont have to deal with any of the holiday stress.

  10. Liz Mays says:

    I love that they’re doing this. What a wonderful way to celebrate baby’s special first!

  11. Heather says:

    These are great ideas. I always love to give baby toys to toys for tots since they’re often overlooked.

  12. Pam says:

    My kids are adults and right now we do not have any family members with little ones that age. I do remember celebrating my kid’s first Christmases and how fun and exciting it was. I still have the ornaments from those years and hang them every year.

  13. Wow, I love all of these things! There’s nothing quite like seeing Christmas through the eyes of a little one!

  14. Theresa says:

    My babies are 10 and 15, so we’ll miss the event, but my niece is celebrating her baby’s first Christmas this year. I’ll be sure to pass the details on to her!

  15. Stefany says:

    My babies are well past their first Christmas but I can still guarantee we will make it to Babies R Us this holiday season. I love it there!

  16. Danielle says:

    Ill be celebrating my little ones 8th Christmas….LOL but I every year its something new to experience.

  17. A babies first Christmas is very important and it’s something as parents that we must make special!

  18. Amanda says:

    How sweet. I remember my son’s first Christmas! Gosh can’t believe this will be his 11th!

  19. Melissa Vera says:

    I love how they are making baby’s first Christmas a big event as it should be. It is more than just an ornament on a tree it is a milestone.

  20. Lisa Rios says:

    Wow, Love those amazing pictures. I would definitely suggest your ideas for someone who is going to celebrate their baby’s first Christmas. Pure Fun 🙂

  21. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    My friend will be celebrating her babies first Christmas this year. We will have to go to Babies R Us to check out all the great items.

  22. A first Christmas is something to truly celebrate. These are some great ideas.

  23. Rosey says:

    Oh my goodness all of that cute baby goodness up there. 🙂 We just had a baby in the family have her first Christmas last year (my granddaughter) and it was awesome. 🙂

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