This week I'll be sharing a fun post about some great gifts to get for your baby or new mom in your life. I have scoured the internet for you keeping in mind (as a mom of three) as to what I think would actually be useful and/or fun! (no affiliate links, just honest opinions!)
Oball Rattle: or similar. Great for young babies that are learning motor movements. Some varieties of the Oball rattle are great teethers too.
WubbaNub Stuffed Animal Pacifier: A multi tasker: snuggle with a stuffie and keep that binky where it needs to be!
Cuddle Blankie: or similar. Each of my kids had their own stuffie blankie. They each loved them and would snuggle in bed with them or take them around. And look how cute they are!
Infantino GaGa Spiral Car Seat Activity Toy: Easy fun on the go! It's very easy to take this in the car seat, stroller or even just for baby to hold.
Infantino Gaga Balls, Blocks & Buddies: Great for building fine motor skills. Just make sure if you decide to use these or other similar plastic toys in the bath that you first plug up the hole (a dap of hot glue works great!) to prevent mold from getting inside.
Rock n' Sleep: Great for baby to have a (supervised) nap! (But remember the safest place for baby to sleep is on a firm flat surface!!)
Graco Pack n' Play: Great for sleeping on the go or in a tight space!
Check with your insurance first to see if you could get a breast pump covered by them!
Medela Breast Pump in Style Advanced: a must for first time moms to make sure your supply comes in fast and strong!
Lansinoh Hand Breast Pump: great for pumping on the go! Believe it or not I actually took all three of my babies on road trips and this saved us loads of time as I could pump and then feed the baby while we were still in the car!
Boppy: an easy to use nursing pillow to help prop up baby while you feed them. If you happen come to my home for a session you can borrow mine to see if you like it! It's also useful for tummy time.
Ikea Antilop High chair with tray: a no nonsense simple high chair that is super easy to use and clean.
Fisher Price Space Saver High Chair: my preferred high chair, it is very versatile and saves space in your dining room.
Fisher-Price Healthy Care Booster Seat: great for on the go meals. We keep our in our trunk so when we visit someone and baby is hungry we can just pull it out for a feed.
Ergo 360 All Carry Positions: highly recommended. This carrier has an advantage over other carriers as to be more ergonomic on baby's pelvic area: no straining!
Moby: great for around the house or with a small baby on the go. I actually didn't get one of these until my third baby and I wish I had gotten it sooner! Baby wearing is amazing!!
6. Diaper Bag:
We honestly just used a backpack for all three of our babies, but anything with a ton of pockets will work. Make sure there's room for all of these necessities: diapers, wipes, diaper changing pad, diaper rash cream, hand sanitizer, spare pacifiers, small baby first aid kit, bottles/cups, nursing pads or formula (if either is applicable), snack containers, bibs, spoons, burp clothes, a couple of small toys/books for entertainment on the go, change of clothes for baby (and for you if your baby tends to spit up a lot!), snacks/water for you if you're breastfeeding.
If you have any other must have baby gear that you love that I didn't share here, please let me know in the comments so other moms can see!
Please note that I’m not a medical professional and that these are just my opinions as a parent. If you ever have any questions about the safety of a baby product or your baby's behavior, please consult a physician.
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