Want, Need, Wear, Read for a 1-Year-Old Girl

want need wear read for a 1 year old

Writing that title, “For a 1-year-old girl,” made me do a double take. Right now she’s almost 10 months old, and it’s blowing my mind. Since I shared her big sister’s list earlier this week, it’s time to share her list. I have to admit something, though…Madilyn really doesn’t need anything this year. She’s pretty much good on clothes (because I can’t help myself when I’m out and see something cute), she doesn’t need toys (because we still have all her sister’s toys), and she doesn’t really do anything except crawl around really, really fast, try to walk, and eat everything in sight.

In reality, she loves anything that makes noise, and she loves destroying things (like knocking down any sort of tower her sister makes with blocks), so she’s definitely one of those kids would be completely content ripping open a wrapped box and finding paper inside that she could play with.

Want, Need, Wear, Read for a 1-Year-Old-Girl:


A new Sophie. Let’s start with the largest giraffe you’ll ever see on a blog, shall we?! The Sophie we have now is a hand-me-down, which definitely isn’t the reason why we want another one. You see, I accidentally ran over our Sophie, and now she doesn’t squeak. This isn’t a bad thing, but Maddie actually plays with it allllll the time, and is constantly squeezing it, so a new one could definitely be on our “want” list.

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As the second kid, that means she has plenty of clothes (even if they’re out of season), tons of toys, and plenty of love. What she doesn’t have is her baby book*. I’m 75% done with her/my “bump” book for her, but I haven’t even started her baby book for her first year. I guess what she really needs is an excellent baby sitter for like a couple weeks straight (and to take a bottle/be able to be away from me for more than a couple of hours) so I can have the time to finish my to-do list.

*Click that affiliate link with Shutterfly and you can enjoy 50% off the first 20-pages of hard photo cover photo book, and 40% off all other photo book cover types, additional pages, and everything else using the code FAVES40 at checkout. Through Dec. 10, which means I should bust my behind and try to finish that first book NOW! 


My poor girls! They’re little bald babies, and if I don’t put a bow on her head before we leave the house, there’s an extremely good chance someone will call her a boy. Headbands are pretty much essential when we leave the house. The plus side is that headbands are adorable, especially the knotted style since she looks like a little vintage baby when she wears them.


Ah, baby books. They’re noisy, colorful, and she loves flipping through them. Crinkle, bright-colored, fun books are this girl’s best friend! It’s actually quite adorable how much she likes “reading” books. I think she watches her sister read them and then mimics her. I’ll catch her trying to open one of her books from time to time, and she’s always enthralled when I read her books. Oh yeah, and she loves eating them, too, which is why these baby-friendly “books” are best. 

Do you have a girl in this age range? I’d love to hear whats on your list!


  1. Nice list!! I babysit a 2 year old and she love puzzles and coloring. I going to get her a custom photo puzzle and I’m making her a coloring book using black and white photos of our adventures together.

  2. YES! How is it that our babies are getting so old! Doesn’t it feel like we were just pregnant with them?!?! I love this list! We bought the Infantino Elephant instead of Sophie and Selah loves her! I’m also obsessed with those knotted headbands! I grabbed her a few, but they just don’t seem to work with her hair being so long. 🙁 I’ve been looking for some more ideas for Selah’s “small” gifts and those crinkle books are a great idea! Have you heard of the BabyLit books? I got 3 for her this year!! They are precious.

    P.s. Sorry for the book. lol

    1. Ooooo I actually like the idea of getting the Elephant, especially since we already have a Sophie. See, my brain is clearly not functioning these days. Isn’t there also a little lamb or something by the same brand as the giraffe? I need to look into that! Lol i’m jealous of your baby’s hair 🙂 I have heard of BabyLit. Maybe I’ll put that on their birthday lists (both girls are right after the holidays). Loved the long comment 🙂

  3. This is an awesome list for your girl. Second kids are so hard to buy for in their first year, even if they are opposite genders. Hope you guys have a great holiday season!

  4. I’ve been looking into some of those crinkly books on Amazon for Annabelle… but I’ve never actually seen one in person… they cost so much for a little book… are they worth it?

  5. Oh, the baby book! That thing was the bane of my existence for the first year of my kids’ lives. So much work, but so worth it! Hope you find some extra free time to work on it over the holidays.

    1. Haha, that’s exactly how I feel about baby books 🙂 I’m like 90% done with my maternity one, and then I need to work on the actual baby book. I truly wish I wasn’t so ambitious with my first baby (when I had ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD), because now every other kid is going to get the slacker version!

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