New Baby Gift Guide
The Pearhead Baby Milestone Belly Stickers are a fun, unique way to capture and share your baby’s first year with friends and family. Track from one month up to one year with these 12 easy to peel stickers. Just place a sticker on your baby’s little belly each month and snap a photo! Then, share with friends and family at home or upload to the web. The cute designs and colorful patterns will have you smiling all year round; a great keepsake and adorable gift for any expectant parent. Their perfect for sharing on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
Personal Thoughts/Info: Baby belly stickers are the latest trend on social media right now and I’m loving them. It’s going to be so much fun to take a picture each month to share with my friends and family. I love that these stickers are reusable and thick so they can withstand a little wiggling from the baby. The colors are bold and the numbers stand out so all you’ll need to focus on is your bundle of joy in the pictures.
Teething jewelry has become so popular over the last few years. Designed to be worn by the caregiver, this line offers practical, convenient jewelry pieces that ensure teething relief is always close at hand.
Wristy Buddy is designed for babies who haven’t developed the motor skills to hold traditional teething objects. Babies that can’t grasp toys can manipulate Wristy Buddy. It is made of absorbent and non-toxic materials to help keep little faces and clothing dry. Its various textures and colors engage and stimulate. it is easily accessible to your teething baby and is more sanitary than traditional teething objects. They are BPA-Free, Lead-Free, Phthalate-Free and Non-Toxic certified by a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission approved laboratory. Wristy Buddy is suitable for babies 3+ months and it’s comlpetely machine washable.
Personal Thoughts/Info: What a great idea! Like, Alex, I was a little skeptical at first. I’m always afraid of a joking hazard or other potential hazards but the Wristy Buddy seems completely safe. It’s a great product to use for car rides and shopping trips to keep little ones occupied. My challenges are going to be keeping the dog away from it and keeping it sanitary. I’m so happy to read that Wristy Buddy is machine washable, though.
Every mom wants to feel beautiful during her pregnancy but we sometimes battle the fact that lots of beauty products contain harmful ingredients. Knocked Up Nails’ 5-free pregnancy-safe nail polish formula does not contain toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate or camphor so you can get your mani/pedi on without feeling the guilt. They show a little extra lovin’ to the preggos, but Knocked Up Nails is also safe for allergy sufferers, cancer patients and children. Their hip, modern hues are long-lasting and chip resistant; and all of their polishes are cruelty free, vegan and made in the USA.
Does it seem impossible to find baby bedding and toys that are safe, healthy, eco-friendly and stylish? If you’re hunting for baby bedding that has it all, Babee Talk is your brand. Designed by a mom and created with love for chic, safety-conscious parents, BabeeTalk crib bedding, rail covers and plush toys combine the softest materials and rigorous safety checks with strikingly beautiful design.
Personal Thoughts/Info: Before working with Babee Talk I actually had a completely different baby bedding set on my daughter’s crib. I’m designing a boho-chic nursery for little girl #2 and I thought I had found “the bedding set” until I found Babee Talk. The crib skirt, sheet and teething rail cover are made of such durable, thick material that is safer for my baby and I couldn’t be happier. The colors are super bold and vibrant and they coordinate perfectly with my nursery theme. Since receiving my pink bedding set I’ve actually taken the other bedding set back to the retailer and completely designed the room around the Babee Talk bedding set. A little bonus is that the crib sheet is made with extra fabric to allow for some shrinkage in the washing/drying process.
Designed with the goal of getting kids to laugh in the bath, My True Nature offers kids a fun way to get clean in the tub. Their bath and body products are made with plant-based ingredients that come from organic farms in California. Their bottles are 100% FDA-Approved Recycled PET plastic. Their pumps, caps and bottles are all BPA free and manufactured in the USA.
At Anna Naturals they have developed organic and all natural products to indulge, not offend, your senses. From nursing products to herbal teas, soaps and lotions, you’ll find tons of products that would make the perfect gift for any mom-to-be.
Prenatal fitness guru and new mom, Sara Haley, designed Expecting More™ to help fit and healthy moms-to-be stay motivated, inspired and fit throughout their pregnancy. Based on her own experience with pregnancy, as well as training other pre and post-natal women, Sara saw the need for a comprehensive prenatal DVD training program. Expecting More™ provides six different workouts to give women a variety of cardio, strength and dynamic flexibility exercises. “Every day is different and every pregnancy is different, so I wanted to give women the options to implement what they need when they need to,” said creator Sara Haley. “I am so proud of this program and I hope these workouts will help change the way prenatal fitness is viewed.”
It’s the little series that could: Indestructibles are innovative books built for the way babies read. Printed on a unique, nontoxic, paperlike material that holds up to anything babies throw at them, Indestructibles are rip proof, chew proof, drool proof and gum proof. They’re 100% baby safe—and they’re washable. When a book gets dirty, just throw it in the dishwasher or washing machine, and voilà, the book is back and ready for more.
Unparalleled in style and function, Baby Elephant Ears is a multi-use headrest providing spinal/neck alignment and comfort – offered in diverse prints and organics, ethically manufactured and made with sustainable materials. Chiropractor-inspired and mom-designed, Baby Elephant Ears can go wherever baby goes – stroller, swing, carseat, changing table, wherever and whenever support is needed. Baby Elephant Ears is fully washable and requires no attachments, straps or special skills – just simple, loving use. Their design and durability is superior to other headrests available to today’s discerning parents. Whether you are buying for your own little pride & joy or giving as a gift, Baby Elephant Ears stands alone as a stylish and affordable essential that parents can be proud to give or receive.
Personal Thoughts/Info: This product is so much better than what I used with my first baby. It actually is made to provide support instead of being made to just look cute. I love that it is chiropractic-inspired and it makes me feel better about using it with baby girl #2. The pink elephant print is adorable and it seems easy to clean.
Zipadee-Zip, the magical solution to transition baby from swaddle, is inspiring sounder sleep in infants and toddlers because it provides an enclosed, cozy, womb-like environment – similar to a swaddle. However, unlike the swaddle, it is less restrictive, allowing baby to move around freely. Babies can safely roll, stand, and crawl while wearing the Zipadee-Zip.
Personal Thoughts/Info: I wish I had the Zipadee-Zip with my first baby. She hated to be tightly swaddled and always needed her arms to be free. The Zipadee-Zip is such a great idea and the products are so well made. The zipper is hidden by a little piece of fabric so the baby won’t scratch herself on it and the fabric isn’t too thick which will help prevent the baby from getting hot and sweaty. The product does look a little like a flying squirrel suit and you can’t help but chuckle when you see it.
Your sweet baby will be comfy and cute in the Zoo Time arm sleeves. Whether heading out on an adventure in the stroller, enjoying a day at the park, or simply melting everyone’s hearts at a backyard summer barbeque, his/her little arms will be protected from the sun. Their Zoo Time arm sleeves are certified UPF 50+ and made from a 60% polyester/35% cotton jersey/5% spandex (latex-free) fabric blend, which makes them lightweight and breathable. The top of each sleeve is constructed with a thin, non-restrictive elastic band to keep it from slipping.
Personal Thoughts/Info: What a cute idea. Being a family that loves to travel to sunny vacation destinations, we’re always looking for ways to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Since it is recommended that you don’t use sunscreens on babies under six months of age, the Zoo Time Sunny Sleeves will be a huge help for that first half year.
33. Nizo Wear
All Nizo Wear nursing bras feature a unique patented pocket in the pull down flap that can hold a warm or cool pack. The pocket acts as a thin barrier between wearer’s skin and the warm and cool pack, which increases wearer’s comfort and safety. This innovative design is offered in amazingly soft fabrics that boast flirty designs.
Personal Thoughts/Info: For daytime use, I prefer a bra that has a little bit of padding. The removable molded padding in this Serenity Nursing bra hide the fact that I have a nursing pad in my bra. The fabric is super soft and this bra is easy to use and comfortable to wear.
The PunkinWrap is meticulously designed with you and your Punkin in mind. Every seam is reinforced to ensure nothing comes unraveled. Strategically placed buttonholes allow for easy attachment to strollers, carriers, carseats, and more. How do you attach it? Their (included) PunkinLinks allow you to easily clip the wrap to many different baby products. The PunkinLinks are manufactured in the U.S.A., free of BPA, PVC, PET and Phthalates making them the safest choice for your baby.
Personal Thoughts/Info: I’m completely obsessed with the chic damask print of this Palm Beach punkin wrap. The colors and design is so trendy and the nursing cover is very well made. I’ve struggled in the past with finding a nursing cover that is too sheer or too small. The PunkinWrap is a great size and the fabric is nice and thick to hide the goodies. I’m loving that there are multiple uses for the PunkinWrap, too.
From running marathons to running errands, Sweaty Bands performance headbands are the perfect accessory to effortlessly keep you looking and feeling great while staying active. Each headband’s velvet backing comfortably grips hair, while the back elastic portion stretches to create a secure, flyaway free hold. All products are made in America and ship out of their Cincinnati, Ohio headquarters. Created by adventurous women for adventurous women, Sweaty Bands are the perfect accessory to keep you composed, stylish, and comfortable day in and day out.
Personal Thoughts/Info: Can I just say, OMG? Finally someone came out with a headband that doesn’t give me a headache, that actually stays on my head without slipping backwards and that super cute. My go-to hairstyle is the messy bun. Hey, I’m a busy mom. I always try to incorporate cute hair accessories to make that messy bun look more like it was an “on purpose” hairdo. My new Sweaty Band is my new favorite hair accessory. I plan on purchasing many more for my every day hairdos and for working out after the baby is born.
Bamboobies is an iconic name in the breastfeeding world. Better known for their reusable nursing pads, they’ve inherited quite the favorable reputation and have become a pretty well-known brand. What began as a solution to a personal nursing problem quickly blossomed into a full blown business and mother’s are ecstatic.
Personal Thoughts/Info: This bra is super flattering and oh-so-soft thanks to the organic cotton. While it doesn’t include removable padding, once paired with the Bamboobies nursing pads you’ll have all the padding you need. The cups are easy to pull aside for nursing and the adjustable tapered straps are made to change with your body.
LatchPal is a nursing clip that secures a mother’s shirt during breastfeeding. Like you, the creator found it inconvenient and annoying to continually re-position her shirt. LatchPal not only eliminates this issue by preventing your shirt from slipping, but also frees your hands so you can hold your child more securely. It can also be used while pumping and to eliminate that embarrassing fumbling, when nursing in public!
Swanling Innovations is committed to producing modern, safe and innovative products of only the highest quality that meet the expectations of discerning parents. It is their goal to provide safe sleep solutions that help address the many concerns surrounding safe sleeping environments for babies and toddlers today. As parents the creators know how confusing and frustrating it can be to navigate the various stages of sleep training and sleep development in our children. At Swanling Innovations, they pride themselves on doing their homework and educating themselves so they can provide useful and easy to understand information to help you make choices about your child’s sleep needs so you can feel confident that your child is safe, secure and sleeping like a baby. They believe that their Slumber Sleeper™ solutions will be a dream come true for parents and their children. Safe sleep is Simple™ with Swanling.
Preggo Leggings began with you in mind. Wanting to give moms a fashion staple that they could use comfortably throughout pregnancy, You! Lingerie owner branched out and designed a pair of leggings that are equal parts cute and comfortable. Available in a huge arrangement of colors, Preggo Leggings can be worn on your laziest of days or while you’re headed out for a night on the town before baby arrives!
Personal Thoughts/Info: Leggings are a girl’s best friend. They go with virtually any outfit and work for just about any occasion. Until this point, I had never tried on a comfortable pair of leggings that worked during pregnancy. I immediately tried my Preggo Leggings on as soon as they arrived and was absolutely amazed at how comfortable they were. I chose a red pair of Preggo Leggings to force myself to come up with fun outfits in the last month of pregnancy. Not only are these leggings great for lounging around the house, they’re great for going out on date nights, girls’ nights or shopping trips. They look great with a tunic and booties, flip flops or flats.