Just in time for the holidays, I thought I’d share some of my favorite baby product must-haves and great gift ideas for new parents. For anyone that is visiting a new mom, shopping for a shower or Christmas gift, these are some of my favorite things!
1. Dock A Tot
I’ll be blogging soon about my product review, but I will tell you this thing is genius! I put Leo in here during the day downstairs for napping. It is snug for him for calming sleep, yet breathable and multi-functional. I also use it for co-sleeping during the morning hours when he feeds and then falls back asleep next to me. It comes in several patterns and colors (or you can purchase covers) as well as two sizes (I have the Deluxe for 0-8 months, but there is also a larger version, the Grand, for 9-36 months.)
2. Lulu And Roo Sweats
We recently found this line at a boutique near us and scooped up the red and gray sweatsuit for Leo. It is so cute! If you’re into matching Christmas pajamas for the whole family, Lulu and Roo has them in big kid and adult sizes too.
4. Blue Apron
One of the absolute best things we have had brought to us is dinner. It has been so nice to not having to worry about cooking while operating on little sleep and getting used to caring for a newborn and healing after birth. I love the idea of Blue Apron if you aren’t able to bring dinner to someone-this gets delivered directly to them and is available nationwide!
5. Covered Goods
I’ll be blogging about my review of Covered Goods soon, but this is one of those no-brainer items! It has so many uses-nursing cover, car seat cover (to block all the elements-super useful in Michigan!), scarf, and grocery cart covers for toddlers. There are so many patterns to choose from, but I especially love this black and ivory striped one that matches my diaper bag.
6. Pocket Nanny
I received the pocket nanny from a friend of mine at a shower. It is so useful! It will record the time since your last feeding, what side you fed on, time since last change, etc. It is really helpful when you’re tired late at night and can’t remember, or if you’re leaving for work or an errand and leaving baby with someone else.
7. Milestone Cards
These milestone cards are adorable for celebrating all of baby’s first moments: 1 week old, first time smiling, first time sitting up, etc. They also have free holiday printables on their website, as well as premature, cards for pregnancy, twins, and more.
8. Petite Pehr Hi Blanket
I love this alphabet blanket and everything from Petite Pehr. They also have other great gift ideas: swaddles, crib sheets, changing pad covers, and more.
9. Personalized Baby Name Necklace
I found this shop on Etsy while pregnant and knew I wanted a piece of jewelry to commemorate Leo’s birth. I had Leo stamped in one font and Emerson stamped in another. It’s quickly become my favorite piece of jewelry.
10. Baby Book
This Emily Ley baby book is beautiful. It not only documents baby’s moments, first words, and offers plenty of room for anecdotes, but it also has room to document your pregnancy, place in photos, share memories of your baby shower, share stories of mom and dad, and make predictions for baby.
What are some of your favorite new mom products? I’d love to hear!