Baby & Toddler Shoeboxes

 

Guidelines for Christmas shoeboxes for  Baby & Toddler aged 1 & Small Child aged 2

BABY 0-1 (in fact for 0-11 months)
CLOTHES: because of the difference in size between 1 week and 11 months it is very challenging to include clothing that will be useful to a very small baby or a baby nearly 1 year old. Best to provide clothes the child will grow into rather than the disappointment of it being too small. Include several items of clothing or bedding - they should fill at least half the shoebox. . Possible suggestions: blanket, hat, mittens, clothing suitable for 9-12 months. Possibly include towel and flannel or sponge. (If including a blanket / towel you may  need a larger shoebox, possibly a boot box)
TOILETRIES: the equivalent of 1 item, large bottle baby wash OR packet of 4 baby soaps OR large packet baby wipes OR 1 tablet baby soap & small bottle baby wash & small packet baby wipes.
TOYS: Toys MUST be classified as safe for children under 36 months of age. Include soft toy and a toy that makes a noise.

TODDLER Age 1
CLOTHES: include at least 3  items of clothes suitable for child age 1 - include hat, mittens, socks, scarf, jumper, etc  The Clothing should fill at least half the box.
TOILETRIES: the equivalent of 1 item, 1 large bottle of small child friendly hair/body wash OR packet 4 baby soaps OR large packet baby wipes OR 1 tablet baby soap & small bottle hair/ body wash suitable for small child & small packet of small child wipes.
TOYS: : Toys MUST be classified as safe for children under 36 months of age. Include soft toy, a toy that makes a noise, a toy that does something (car, ball, bricks, etc)

SMALL CHILD Age 2
CLOTHES: include at least 3 items of clothes suitable for child age 2 - include hat, mittens, socks, scarf, etc The clothing should fill at least half the box. 
TOILETRIES: toothbrush and toothpaste suitable for child aged 2
TOYS: Toys MUST be classified as safe for children under 36 months of age. Include soft toy, and toy that does something (car, ball, bricks, animals, etc).
EDUCATIONAL: jigsaw puzzle, wax crayons and paper

 

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