Presents for a one year old (?10+)

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We’ve recently had Baby H’s first birthday and also Christmas only a few weeks later. This meant she got some brilliant presents, which is recommend to everyone else!
Here are some of our favourite presents?for a one year old (?10+):

  1. A ride on – we bought H this Zebra ride on three-in-one for her first birthday. (VTech 3-in-1 Zebra Scooter)
  2. A pushalong – like this pram. H loves putting* her toys in her pram to push around (*throwing/lobbing/dropping head first) (ELC Push Along Pram)
  3. A doll – we chose a soft bodied doll, and made sure to get one with eyes that opened and closed and looked nice, some were a bit freaky or heavy, or really big!
  4. Character toys from little one’s favourite programmes – our absolute favourite is Hey Duggee (he featured heavily at her birthday and on her birthday cake). This Duggee is 30cm and musical playing the theme tune and several Duggee catch phrases. Baby H LOVES him! I 100% recommend him to every parent who has a little one who likes Duggee. (Hey Duggee Woof Woof Duggee Soft Toy)
  5. Hand bag – yes a girly one! But H loves putting things in and out of tubs, pots, tubes, and of course my hand bags as well as her absolute favourite the changing bag!! (Fisher-Price Smart Stages Purse)


I should also mention this drum – this one from ELC is brilliant, lights and sounds (with volume control & on/off switch…. #parentingwin)

Do you recommend any other presents for one year olds?

Lynne x

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  • Reply
    Crummy Mummy
    February 2, 2016 at 9:37 am

    I hope Baby H is feeling better soon! We were in hospital with Little B ourselves at the weekend – there’s a lot going round… We got Little B a Fisher Price garage for his first birthday which he LOVES #TheBabyFormula
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      February 2, 2016 at 9:50 am

      Oooooh fab choice! I remember I loved mine as a child 🙂 Hope Little B is ok now x

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    Jessica Powell (Babi a Fi)
    February 2, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I love that big Duggee soft toy! My daughter’s first birthday’s just been and she ended up with so much stuff from all the family – her favourite thing though has been the chicken out of the V-tech chicken coop. Its songs have been burned into my brain… #thebabyformula
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      February 2, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      Oh children’s songs are the worst aren’t they?! So catchy! Duggee is fab, thoroughly recommended 🙂

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    laura dove
    February 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Fab choices! We got ours Smart trikes for their first birthdays and the biggest mistake of our lives – the sand pit!!!! Never buy a sandpit unless you want to clean up sand from your house every second of every day…..!! Thanks for hosting! xx
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    February 2, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    I’m thinking about purchasing the 3 in 1 scooter for my sons 1st birthday next month, H sure loves Hey Duggee eh lol #thebabyformula
    Pauline x
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      February 2, 2016 at 11:09 pm

      she really does! The Zebra is fab as it becomes a scooter too, so will last for AGES! We got it on offer and I think Smyths also sell it, so keep an eye out on them too x

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    It's A Mummy & Baby Life
    February 3, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Oscar is one in a month so I need all the ideas in the world. Who knew it was quite so difficult to decide what/how much to buy someone so little? A very helpful list. Oscar has most of these from Christmas as we got them early but I suspect we would have got them for his birthday had it been at any other time of the year. #TheBabyFormula
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    Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    February 3, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Happy Birthday Baby H! Love the handbag idea – a girl after my own heart even at the age of 1!! xx #TheBabyFormula

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    The Mum Project
    February 4, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Love the purse idea! Going to check this out for my niece. : ) #thebabyformula

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    The Breastest News
    February 4, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    What a lovely post and some fab choices there 🙂
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    February 4, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Lovely bits! Any ideas on what to buy a one year old daughter with a three year old sister who already has every toy known to mankind?! Now that is a follow up post I need to read! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub
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      February 4, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      I’d say they need a Hey Duggee and handbag each 🙂 That’s the extent of my knowledge on the matter though as I only have one. I’ll have to pass it over to you to write that follow up post when you figure it out!!!

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    February 5, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Clara has a hey duggee soft toy and loves it! She like playing the theme song over and over! #thelist

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    tracey bowden
    February 6, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Some great ideas here, I bought my nephew the zebra for his first birthday #KCACOLS
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    Educating Roversi
    February 7, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Ride a longs are great for 1 year olds! My son is now nearly 20mo and he still enjoys his. We got a Mr Potato head for Xmas and I’ve been surprised by how much he loves it! #KCACOLD

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    Laura @ Dot Makes 4
    February 7, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Great ideas! I like the idea of a push along, like a pram.
    Laura xx
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    February 8, 2016 at 8:13 am

    That ride on zebra is cute! We got our son a vtech car and garage. With cars, sounds and a ramp. We still play with it 4 months on but the way we play keeps changing. I love toys like that. More value for money. #KCACOLS

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    Mommy's Little Princesses
    February 8, 2016 at 9:55 am

    These definitely are some lovely first birthday gift ideas. I especially like the ride along Zebra! Foe Ella’s first birthday we bought her a Smart trike and for Holly’s a mega blok table. Xx #KCACOLS
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    Martin - At Home With The Boys
    February 9, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Finding nice gifts for one year olds can be hard at times. We also found that they would have a favorite too, so many toys would go without being played with.

    Thanks for sharing.


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    Someone's Mum
    February 10, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    I have a one year old just turned too 🙂 She absolutely loves her leapfrog pink oicnic basket and Little Tikes adventure garden activity centre. Sounds like H got some great gifts! #KCACOLS

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    A Moment with Franca
    February 13, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Lovely 1st birthday ideas. SIenna is now 18 months but I wrote a post last year about 10 toys to entertain a one year old and I mentioned a Leapfrog picnic basket. Sienna still plays with it. She also loves mega blocks and also she makes a tower using cubes. It is so interesting to see what other kids at the same age like. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I would love to see you again on Sunday! 🙂 x
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