I’m pregnant. I remember the first time I said those words out loud. It was a mix of joy, surprise and excitement! After waiting until the end of my first trimester to make the announcement to family and friends, the fun part started. I began to plan my daughter’s room (I had a scan at 15 weeks where 18 out of 20 ultrasound techs in the room thought it was a girl, the other two abstained…lol) and began to research products and register for shower gifts. Along the way, I found some great gifts for new moms that I just new I had to have.
Well, that was over 3 years ago and I continue to be amazed at the cute and fun products that are developed all the time! Some of the shower gifts I loved the most were ones that were timeless. Sure, the cute little outfits and onsies were adorable, but they only get used so long. I loved the little “trinkets” that some people gave my daughter: an engraved hair brush and mirror, a silver spoon and many picture frames personalized with her name. As we’re redecorating her bedroom those pieces still fit in her room. They remind me of her first days and will always be part of our keepsakes.
One thing I realized is that we never purchased my daughter a piggy bank! For me, it’s one of those things that all children’s rooms should have. Child to Cherish has some really cute banks that not only are functional, but they allow you to personalize the bank as well. One of my favorite banks is their A Block To Grow On™.
One thing that is neat about the block is the ability to personalize it with your child’s milestone information. It’s a great way to start saving and chart your baby’s growth for the first year of their life. You can record your child’s weight and height, as well as the dates they first smiled, the day their first tooth appeared, when they spoke their first words and when they took their first step. It comes in pink, blue and yellow.
The A Block To Grow On bank also comes with a black permanent marker so you’re not scrambling around the house trying to find one! Because I’m a lefty and my hand usually drags across anything I write, I’m waiting for one of my friend’s with super neat handwriting to come over and fill in my daughter’s growth information.
A Block To Grow On from Child To Cherish makes a great gift. It transitions well from a baby to a toddler room and is sure to become one of those pieces that goes in my daughter’s hope chest.
This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™, but all my opinions are my own and yours may differ.