Baby Please… 21 Great Gifts the Mom-to-Be Will Enthusiastically Use
The birth of a child is really a special time and you want to celebrate with the Mom-to-Be in an unforgettable way. As she envisions state-of-the art products for the nursery, adds fashionable baby clothing to the layette wish list, and desires specialty designs for herself, wow her with these distinctive, yet practical, presents that she will adore.
Simmons Kids® BeautyRest™ Silent Auto Gliding Lux Bassinet
When the new Mom’s bundle of joy arrives, rather than place the infant in the crib, she may want her baby to be close to her in the bedroom for the first month or so. Enter this beautiful bassinet. Further, the bassinet can be placed in different rooms in the home throughout the day. With this product, the baby will be gently rocked to sleep with just the push of a button. At 15-minute intervals, the hands-free movement commences with the auto glide setting. Mom can add four AA batteries to enable the music module and nightlight. Certified by JPMA, and having met the CPSC and ASTM standards, the product includes a fitted sheet and one-inch water-resistant pad.
ILADO Maternity Necklace
Sandra Zeller and Naïs Sae-Jiw created the ILADO brand so that women could experience joy and serenity as they connect with their babies prior to birth. The elegant pregnancy necklaces, inspired by Mayan tradition, emit a harmonious, calming sound that allows for a special bonding experience. Some of the unique designs are called Joy, Maya, Flower of Life, Moon, Ginkgo, Infinite, and Harmony.
Eco Pea Co. Diapers
Founded by a family of five living on the West Coast, Eco Pea products are safe and environmentally friendly. Their natural diapers are made with biodegradable bamboo sheets. Designed for sensitive skin, the diapers are hypoallergenic, vegan, antibacterial, fragrance free, dermatologist tested, absorbent, gluten-free, and cruelty-free. Special features include a wetness indicator, size label, snug fitting technology, and blowout guard. The company also offers diaper wipes and training diapers.
The Elephant Organics Clothing
In 2013, Ahnika was born. Her granddad, who owns a women’s clothing company, set out to find high-quality, fashion-forward clothing for the newborn. Not quite finding what he looked for, he founded this lovely line, with vibrant colors and creative designs. The 100% organic, comfy infant clothing features bodysuits, dresses, sleepwear, and items for the layette. The adorable Mommy and “mini me” matching outfits include Love Chains, Cactus Print, and Succulent. In addition to baby ensembles and loungewear for new Moms, the company offers clothing for boys and girls.
Boppy® Support Pillow for Baby and Pregnancy Pillow for Mom
Comfort is paramount for this company. In addition to many of its products like baby carriers and travel accessories, it offers pillows for both infants and soon-to-be Moms. For babies, the products include breastfeeding pillows, original feeding & infant support pillows, and custom designed pillows. The unique cushions offering support and comfort for Mom include the Pregnancy Wedge, Pregnancy Support, Side Sleeper Pregnancy Pillow, and Multi-Use Slipcovered Total Body Pillow.
aMACEing Zero Leak Baby Bottle
This innovative, award-winning bottle is designed not to leak. Available in four hues, blue, pink, green, and yellow, the bottles can be purchased in seven ounces or eight ounces. The zero leak nipples are made from high-grade BPA and have a Phthalate-free silicone design. The nipples have a variable flow mechanism to adjust the stream of milk and have a special anti-colic vent.
ToddlerMonitor™ Toddler Safety Motion Sensor
Hung on the door of her toddler’s bedroom, the child safety motion sensor is activated from Mom’s smartphone. She will be immediately alerted when her little one strays away from the bedroom, safe space, or home. Sold in pink, grey, or turquoise, the product is lightweight, requires no installation, is charged for five days, and uses Bluetooth LE technology. Made with 100% BPA free, silicone materials, Mom can just set it up with a FREE smartphone app.
Boppy® Baby Carrier
Inspired by yoga apparel, this cozy carrier with lightweight, gentle fabric is a most thoughtful gift. One size fits most, it is machine washable, has an adjustable, padded waist belt, wide shoulder straps, zippered pocket, a Stash n’ Go Pouch, and can be shared between caregivers easily. Styles include the ComfyChic® Carrier in pearl or charcoal and the ComfyFit® Carrier in heathered gray, midnight blue, and black camo.
Lil’buds Breast Comfort Packs
This company was founded by Portland, a Mom who experienced immense discomfort after breastfeeding her first daughter. After the birth of her second child, she designed the arc shaped, three-ribbed, breast comfort packs and sent pairs out to breastfeeding friends. They were an enormous hit. They were soon on the market. Available in packs of two, the packs have 100% soft cotton flannel exterior, are filled with flax seed, can be used hot or cold, and can be worn in a nursing bra or tank top. The company also sells milestone cards, crib sheets, pouches, and swaddle blankets.
Sposie Diaper Booster Pads
Made in America, these pads are composed of chemical-free, cruelty-free material. Very absorbent, they are designed to stop nighttime leaks. The pads can prevent rashes and dry skin as they are 100% hypoallergenic. Moms can just slip it into the diaper and adjust accordingly. The booster pads do not contain fragrances, latex, or chlorine.
This toy will make for a delightful added touch to a baby shower gift basket. The Globe Totters company creates children’s blocks of fabric that will help them learn about fabulous cities around the world. The artistically designed toys are made of certified organic cotton with water-based inks. Having a jingle bell inside, the blocks feature famous landmarks, culture, and traditional food. City designs include New York City, Brooklyn, London, Paris, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Tokyo, Boston, Amsterdam, Sydney, Miami, Kansas City, Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas.
KeaBabies Explorer Diaper Bag
This multi-award-winning company creates magical moments with its charming products including baby wrap carriers, hooded towels, toddler pillows, baby keepsakes, socks, burp cloths, organic bandana bibs, diaper caddy and so much more. One great essential is the Explorer Diaper Bag. It contains 17 storage pockets, 6 zipper compartments, 2 stroller hooks, and double zippers for all of the primary sections. Having a feeding compartment in the front, milk bottles and sippy cups fit easily. The diaper compartment in the rear features a large changing mat, small pocket for diaper cream and sanitizer, and space for six diapers and two sets of clothes.
SQUEAK Cleaning Products
This company evolved organically after Jayna began blogging about safe cleaning products. Her award-winning products can be purchased individually or in seven different types of bundles. The bundles include The THYMES 3 Bundle, The BASICS Bundle, The START RIGHT Bundle, The SMELL GOOD Bundle, and The SPRING CLEANING Bundle. The ONE OF EVERYTHIING Bundle includes all purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, gentle scrub, floor cleaner, and various cloths. The cleaning line also features buckets, diffusers, essential oils, and mists.
These innovative, interesting and super stylish hospital gowns were inspired by the founder’s personal experience inside of a hospital. Typically, hospital gowns are dull and when family and friends come to visit, they just don’t know what to bring. The problem is solved with Giftgowns created by Jackie Moss. Give the new Mom a lively hospital ensemble with really cool slogans. Designs include Blessed Mama, Busy Making a Life, Mama in a Box, Keep Calm, Good Vibes, and Mama Bear. The recipient of your gift can even design her own gown. Other captivating accessories include About to Be a Mom Socks, Blessed Mama pom-pom hat, and face masks.
Smart Beat Baby Monitor
Nate Ruben’s son was born premature. To ensure that his newborn remained healthy and safe, he created this baby monitor. The groundbreaking product can detect a baby’s breathing and tracks movement with precision. Once the new Mom puts her baby down, the monitoring begins automatically. Features include an ultra-HD video feed to her smart phone, remote view, breathing charts, alerts, night vision, automatic recording, and the ability to pan, tilt, and zoom.
Abiie Highchair Beyond Junior
This highchair is beyond stylish. Created from top-quality European cultivated Beechwood, it reveals contemporary excellence. Featuring state-of-the-art EZ-Seat technology, the swanky chair is designed to grow with the child through adulthood. The award-winning highchair has dual restraint systems, one-hand removable tray cover, waterproof cushion, and anti-microbial heat sterilization. Eco-friendly and non-toxic, it does not contain BPA, Phthalate, PVC, or latex.
Potty training just got stylish with these trendy “jammies”. The ultra-absorbent liners in the pants or shorts soak up to 10 ounces of liquid. So, there is no need to wear bulky diapers or training pants. Peejamas can be worn day or night during the potty training process. Having high quality thread counts, they are eco-friendly, cost-effective, and made with OEKO-TEX certified fabrics that are safe for the skin. The new Mom does not have to spend loads of money on training pants and such because the product keeps its absorbency after 300 washes. Styles include the Arrows Set, Stripes Set, Rugby Stripes and Dusty Blue Bundle in pants or shorts, and the Whales and Blue Stripes Bundle in shorts.
Memeeno Baby Belly Band
This soft, self-heating band is designed to ease out gas and relieve colic while providing natural warmth, and womb-like security to the baby’s belly. The award-winning band is stylish, made of 100% organic cotton, and has an infill of fleece. The triple layer band uses the baby’s body temperature to warm and compress the belly. Designed by a Mom for Moms, the size is created for 0 to 12 months old infants. It is organic, washable, features exclusive print patterns, and does not contain toxins like BPA, Phthalate, latex, and lead.
Mum & You Skincare
Based in London, the hypoallergenic skincare line is dermatology tested. One of the popular products is the Baby Explorer Wind, Drizzle, Dribble Stick. It is a balm that soothes irritated skin and eczema. Made with beeswax, shea butter, sunflower, and coconut oil, the push-up stick can by used for older toddlers too. Other products include biodegradable wipes, body wash, bedtime bubbles, body moisturizer, baby oil, and diapers. Especially for Mum, there are the Bright Eyes Gel, Get Up and Glow Body Scrub, and Anytime Anywhere Hand Cream.
Perry Mackin Baby Products and Accessories
Perry Mackin offers unique products from bibs, teethers, and anti-colic silicone baby bottles to diaper bags, neck pillows and strollers. Start with the rosy pink or blue stripe Organic Cotton Baby Bib. It is most adorable. It is PVC free, stain resistant, easy to clean, washable, and has a soft inner layer that is gentle to the skin. Another cool gift is the Toddler Harness Backpack would make for a great gift for the new Mom. Items can be stored in the child’s roomy backpack that contains a strap to keep the little one close to Mom when they are out and about.
Baker 4-in-1 Crib
When looking for the ideal gift for the Mom-to-Be, versatility should certainly be a consideration. This product, sold by Delta Children, is a crib, toddler bed, daybed and full-size bed. The toddler guardrails and full-size bed rails are sold separately. The crib is available in black, grey, Bianca, and dark chocolate. Having three mattress height adjustment positions, it has met ASTM safety standards, is JPMA certified and has been tested for lead and other toxins.
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