If Christmas stockings are part of your holiday traditions, you don't want to leave anyone out of the fun. With a little thought, you can fill a baby's stocking with useful things that will be enjoyed long after Christmas.
You could choose a theme and go with any one of the ideas here, or you could pick and choose to fill the stocking.
Fill the stocking with useful items used at baby's bath time. Include baby bath, baby lotion, washcloths, bath toys, nail clippers and a baby hair brush.
Look for toys that will fit easily into the stocking. You could find rattles, teething toys, bath toys or small stuffed animals. Fill the stocking with toys that are small, but safe for babies.
Filling the stocking with clothes is especially useful for the youngest babies. It seems you can never have enough socks, onesies, hats, T-shirts, booties, sleepers and cotton pants. A little girl could also use hair clips, bows or headbands in the stocking.
A toddler would appreciate a stocking filled with food and snack items. In addition to foods like fruit snacks, puffs and oat cereal, you could also include baby spoons, sippy cups, bibs and bowls.
Begin reading to a child from an early age and use the Christmas stocking to add to his library. Many board books and shaped books will fit easily into a Christmas stocking. You could also begin a holiday library of books and fill the stocking with themed books.