Baby, will you be my valentine? V-Day is a super fun way to celebrate the little ones in your life that capture your heart every day. Mommy life requires lots of unconditional love during the hectic moments, messy situations, and endless crying at the end of the day. We know we love our kids, but Valentine's Day is a super fun way to show our kids love with a few extra surprises. Here are some easy and sugar-free ways to celebrate your kids on Valentine's Day!
Spend some extra quality time with your babies and kids. My babies have been sick lately and the best Valentine's gift would be to give them some extra cuddles and read some books with a cozy blanket. Of course you don't have to limit quality time to Valentine's Day, but it's a good reminder that our kids need to feel loved every day. My 2-year-old loves reading books like her personalized kids' book from I See Me! and my baby boy is especially cuddly when he's feeling sniffly. "Soak it up mommy" I tell myself, my kiddos won't be little forever.
Skip the sugar (which doesn't help winter colds) and do a craft with your toddlers or kids! Help them make Valentines for your family and friends. My girls love doing any crafts that involve glue and glitter. My kids also love when I help them color and make beautiful art because they get to be creative and spend time with mommy. Let your toddlers "help" make some gorgeous homemade paper roses for grandma or nana; she will love them! You can do the rose crafting while your kids practice cutting with kid-safe scissors. It's also easy to make a DIY No-Sew Tutu for your little girls!
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It's also easy to make practically anything out of paper or tissue paper. I cut out a paper heart and my girls glued on bits of tissue paper as a fun sensory kids' activity. These cute and colorful paper hearts are the perfect way to decorate your refrigerator for Valentine's Day!
If you want to surprise your kids with something special, pick gifts that they can wear or use to meet a need. My V-Day gift favorites include timeless clothing basics like cute leggings or glittery gel pens that inspire my daughters' creativity. Here are some of my top Kid's Valentine's Day Gift Ideas!
Doodle Pants baby leggings are soft and stretchy, perfect for paring with any t-shirt, top, or sweater. I love the versatility of these cute baby and toddler pants and they come in so many designs and styles! Each style of Doodle Pants leggings has a colorful character or design on the bum! These cute baby leggings even fit over cloth diapers with plenty of stretch.
Treat your baby with a darling drool bib from Bazzle Baby. This red and white dot bandana bib is perfect for Valentine's Day! Bazzle Baby drool bibs are a great solution for keeping drool off your baby's outfit in a way that's stylish and comfortable. I love these fashionable drool bibs and so does my little one.
The first thing I noticed about Bazzle Baby banda bibs is how soft they are! These cute banana bibs have an adjustable snap closure that is easy to snap on and off and two sizing so the bib grows with your child from ages 0 to 3 years old. The front of the bib is made from absorbent soft cotton that pulls moisture away from baby's sensitive skin and the backing is made from super-soft fleece backing that won't let moisture soak through to get clothes wet. Bazzle Baby offers many great bib designs and patterns to choose from and your child's bib can even match their outfit! I like to have some neutral bib options along with some colorful bibs.
Meiya the Mouse gift set is a darling baby's first toy that comes with it's own baby board book. Baby can suck on Meiya's soft natural rubber ears which are sustainably made from the Hevea tree. Meiya's mouse body and dress is made from natural cotton perfect for cuddling and her features are hand painted with water based non-toxic dyes. This sweet toy is perfect for teething and cherishing as a first lovie. Meiya the Mouse is also the perfect size for taking along in your purse or diaper bag. Shop for Meiya on Amazon »
A natural feeding set from Bambu is another great V-Day gift idea for your baby. This darling baby feeding bowl, bamboo spoon set, and clip-on bamboo teether is a great first utensil set for baby. Plus these bamboo baby items are practical and you can use them every day to introduce your baby to homemade baby food and help relieve your baby's teething! Bambu feeding ware is a great way to minimize plastic in your life and live a Eco-friendly lifestyle!
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Baby bow ties are so adorable and so easy to make! All you need is a length of ribbon, a hot glue gun, and a safety pin (to pin it on). I made a variety of baby bow ties to coordinate with several outfits when my baby boy was tiny. Homemade bow ties are a fun way to accessorize your dapper baby boy for Valentine's Day! See our full DIY Tutorial here »
How will you celebrate your kids this year? If nothing else, you can always break out the crayons and color a Valentine for daddy. I find my most meaningful afternoons with young children are the ones that I spend doing something simple with my kids. Simple activities allow me to focus on what my kids need most; cuddling and loving them. I hope you enjoyed our baby-friendly V-Day ideas!
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