Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Gift for Baby

Last Christmas I was at a total lost as to what to get my new niece Lucca. At only 6 months old, there isn't a lot to get a baby that they can enjoy. I bought something cute for her to wear, a nice personalised Christmas ornament for her to keep, but really, those are gifts for her mom to get excited about. I decided to make her a little sticker "tummy time pad". Lydia and I spend a lot of time putting stickers on paper. She likes doing it and it isn't very messy, so two bonus points there. I hit the scrap booking store and picked up some cute baby friendly stickers, some card stock and we were good to go. I gave Lydia full reign over what stickers she wanted and where to put them. The only thing that I did was spell out "To Lucca" on the page. When Lydia was finished, she drew a little picture on the back as her signature.

All I had left to do was get it laminated (Hard lamination, not that flimsy stuff). VoilĂ ! A something colorful for baby to look at and totally durable to drool, chewing, crawling and all else that babies can inflict. My sister in law told me that Lucca LOVES her Tummy Time pad. Not only does she stay on her tummy to look at it, but at night she requires it to be tied to the crib so she can fall asleep touching it! How that for the perfect gift? Fun, heartfelt, something she can keep forever and....totally cheap. How many things can you say that about?



How cute is this baby?! I want one. Wait, I'm getting one!

P.S. My family may recognise the little stuffed animal that Lucca is holding. It is Lou Lou! Lydia's very best friend. Actually, I found a new Lou Lou just like Lydia's and sent it to Lucca as a welcome home from the hospital gift. Funny that she would choose it as her lovey too. I am thinking there might be some issues this summer when she comes to visit and Lydia sees that Lucca has a Lou Lou too.....

3 comments:

Sharon said...

What a great idea! What a darling little baby! Lucca for a girl huh? I always think of the "my name is Lucca" song from the 80's :)

Anonymous said...

So many cousins all of the sudden! How fun for Lydia.

Diane

Mommystired said...

Cute! I will have to try that for a good b-day gift.

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