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Celebrate Baby's First Birthday at Babies'R'Us - #BabysFirst


I remember the day Madison was born, it seems like it was just yesterday. Oh, how I actually miss those days, although having her at the pre-school years is just as amazing. I would count her little fingers and toes and wait for her to share her beautiful smile, believe it or not she smiled a lot more then. The days flew by and by the time I knew it, she was crawling and then walking. Time flew by while we had fun together and believe me, that first year surely did fly by. For any new mom, one of the biggest milestones in her child's life is that very special first birthday. Together with cake, balloons and gifts, and those special people that mean a lot to you, you celebrate an event that only happens once a year. Babies'R"Us also knows how fast that first year can fly by, and is happy to share that they will celebrate Baby's First Birthday in a big way at stores nationwide.

This post is done in collaboration with Babies'R'Us

All year long, stores nationwide are stocked with everything parents and gift-givers need to make Baby’s First Birthday special, such as first birthday-themed apparel, along with My First Birthday products, gift ideas and more.

Plus, on Saturday, August 17 from 11am - 12pm, all Babies“R”Us stores nationwide will host a Baby’s First Birthday event to celebrate this special milestone and offer the best solutions parents need for the big celebration. Attendees will also experience fun activities such as story time, photo prop fun, decorate your own Geoffrey growth chart and receive giveaways such as a complimentary Geoffrey plush, a special baby’s first crown and balloon, plus meet other local families and babies also celebrating Baby’s First Birthday. You can find more information about Baby's First Birthday in-store birthday events and more events happening at your local Babies'R'Us by checking out their events calendar online.

While at Babies'R'Us be sure to sign up for the The Geoffrey's Birthday Club. It's recently been updated and it allows your child to receive special birth month offers, including a special phone call from Geoffrey.  If you're not able to make the in-store event, you can also sign up online, browse first birthday gift ideas, keepsakes, apparel and much more.


Here's are 5 First Birthday Tips

1. Place – While most kids' first birthday parties are thrown to impress parents, at age 1, your child may prefer the comfort of home and may be wary or even afraid of strangers. Have your party at home where he/she feels comfortable and have a few friends/family over. Remember this is all about your child, not you. If there are pets in the family, you can also keep them away from those kids who may be allergic or afraid of animals.

2. Time  – Preferably after a nap when your child is well rested. If you throw a party right before nap time, you may end up with a cranky toddler on your hands, and a not so happy party. Try to co-ordinate with other parents who have children the same age so that you all can have a fun time together.

3. Foods – At that age kids aren't into pizza and hot dogs and some may not even have all their teeth in as yet. A good variety of finger foods will be perfect. Also take into consideration allergies, so keep it simple, and don't forget your birthday cake. Cupcakes are perfect, so that each child can smash to their hearts content.


4. Games – Peekaboo might still be your toddlers' favorite game, but it really all depends on the weather. In the summer you can blow bubbles, sing songs and even read books aloud. If the weather isn't that great, you can play treasure hunt inside where you hide little treasures for the little ones to find. Stay away from the loud noise which can scare some children and balloons which can be choking hazards.

5. Gifts – At age 1 your child may have their favorite characters that they love, but they also like anything that lights up, plays music and is interactive. Be sure to offer a variety and make sure that it is age appropriate.

All in all remember to have fun. Your child's first birthday and all birthdays' to come only happens once a year, so be sure to enjoy it. Before you know it, your little one will be a teenager and heading off to college, so cherish all the memories with him/her now while you can.

Let's discuss: How did you celebrate your baby's first birthday? 

Annmarie John
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  1. I was lucky enough to celebrate one of my nieces bday's in person. It was the cutest thing, she loved her first taste of cake and pouted when we took it away. It took my brother-in-law and I about 10 minutes to clean her up.

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    1. LOL, I can imagine. The first years are so precious.

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  2. That first year will always be memorable. There's nothing better than celebrating it according to your child's needs. These are awesome suggestions! I didn't know that Babies 'R' Us offers something for the kids' birthdays! That's great and they will make a lot of kids happy for sure!

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    1. Yes it surely will make tons of little one's happy.

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  3. Sounds like she has an awesome birthday. and the cake was look yummy. Happy Birthday to her

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    1. OK, Madison isn't one anymore and celebrated her birthday in January. :)

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  4. Woww. This is wonderful and cheerful. There is nothing better than celebrating these gifts from God in a special way. Thanks for sharing

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  5. A baby's first birthday is always special. Looks like she had an awesome celebration.

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    1. She did and I wish I could go back to that stage once again.

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  6. First birthdays are so important! Everything looks awesome! :)

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    1. Thank you Jason and Babies"R"Us is helping to keep it that way.

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  7. You've really nailed the 5 most important aspects of a good birthday party and celebration. The place is really pivotal since it controls the crowd and what/who's going to be available.

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    1. That is very true, you don't want a screaming baby who's afraid of strangers going somewhere where there's going to be lots of them.

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  8. Awww... sweet. You must have put in a lot of effort into your baby's first birthday... While it's memorable, hope you have more photos to record and show your kid when she grow up!

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    1. Yes we have tons of photos so she'll be able to look back on the "good ole days".

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  9. Child's need are always pleasant to attend to, giving us the fulfillment of being a parent. Special moments like birthdays are priceless to be remembered for years!

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    1. Yes that is also true. Birthdays are very special and thanks to Babies"R"Us, a lot of children will be celebrating and enjoying their day today.

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  10. Your daughter looks so lovely, what an effort for her first birthday. I also make sure that my son's birthdays are for memories to keep!

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    1. Thank you Nikki but my daughter is now 4 but we had a great time when she was 1.

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  11. Babies are very vulnerable which is why the first birthday of a baby is truly a great milestone. It`s an indication that they`ve surpassed more than just a year of possibilities of health and physical dangers. It`s also a great joy to see them grow up and an exciting feeling to anticipate what they might become in the future. Have a wonderful week.

    With Love, Grace 💮

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    1. It is an awesome milestone. You've gone through so much that year, most that will never be repeated and it's good to just celebrate.

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  12. First bdays are always so special!! I still remember how lovely was that time...

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    1. 1st birthdays are amazing, I sometimes wish I could turn back time to that year.

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  13. Aw... such a special milestone. With Scarlet, I made her a pumpkin applesauce cake and just had the grandparents and a few friends over.
    For Des, it was totally the neon frosting cupcakes! And we visited the NICU and the hospital that sent him to the NICU just to show off the big guy.

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    1. Oh that sounds like a great way to celebrate. We did it at home with Madison as well for her first but went out for her 2nd. We're also doing something big for her 5th.

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  14. First birthdays are indeed super special. My friend had a cindrella shaped cake for his daughter's 1st. I'm not a mom yet!

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    1. That sounds like a wonderful cake. When you become a mom, you'd be great!

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  15. a big yes on the right time. a cranky baby is no happy celebrant. happened to us with our eldest. he was so sleepy during his first birthday so he was cranky.

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    1. Oh no, yes at age 1 they're still doing nap time because they're still babies so you want to keep it simple.

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  16. Sounds like a great birthday program! I've never heard of this before! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're very welcome and be sure to check out their upcoming events.

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  17. When my boy turned 1, we opted to have a small gathering at the pool (his birthday being in the summer) with close family and friends.

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    1. That sounded like it was a great event indeed. Nothing like the pool during the summer.

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  18. I love how Baby's R' us is giving families an even more special way of celebrating the first birthday. And it even makes it more hassle free for future baby party planners.

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    1. It sure does! Gotta love Babies"R"Us and their love for babies.

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