Indulge in Thoughtful Baby Gifts

With a new baby in our family, we’re more in-tune to infant gifts than ever before. All those friends who had babies and I sent cashmere cable-knit booties must have thought I was crazy and impractical, but now I’ve learned. Washable! Chewable! Bright contrasting designs! These are the elements of a successful baby toy. Onesies (aka baby-gros) can have the same qualities, plus full frontal snapping or zipping. So, here is my list of lesson-learned baby gift ideas that will have any new mom or dad thinking you are awesome.

Everyday Practicality & Fun

Baby by Fiesta Crafts Giraffe Squeakaboo Plush Toy

Developmental Visual by PinkGasoline (Etsy)

Wood Teether Fish wooden toy natural baby toy by littlesaplingto​​ys (Etsy)

Lindam Back Seat Organiser

Ergo Baby Carrier Black/Camel which is great to pair with the Ergo Infant Insert Heart2Heart for premies, newborns and smaller babies.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Kids II Bright Starts Fun on Safari Bouncer

Lamaze High Contrast Flip-flop Bug Rattle

Lambskin Fleece with Shorn Hair

Burt’s Bees Bundle of Joy Baby Basket

Blankets & Apparel

Oddsocks Billy Pack, Socks, Unisex, 0-12 months

Quack Quack Blanket (for a boy) or Tickled Pink Blanket (for a girl) from Mary Grace Designs

aden + anais Jungle Jam Four-pack Muslin Swaddle

Baby Aspen Five Little Monkeys Five Piece Gift Set

Feeding & Teething Related

Munchkin Deluxe Drying Rack

The First Years Soft Teething Beads

Four-compartment Boby Formula Powder Storage

Munchkin Soft Tip Infant Spoons 6 Pack

MAM Self-Sterilising Anti-Colic Bottle Starter Set

Boppy Lots of Dots Nursing & Feeding Support Pillow

Boppy Pillowcase

If you want to completely offend a new mother friend, give her The Tracy Anderson Method Presents Post-Pregnancy Workout [DVD]

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  1. Joan Seites says:

    Congratulations!! Babies are so much fun to take care of, and I’m happy to hear you can still find your way to the blog. Sending fond thoughts and best wishes to you, your husband, and the new little one from across the pond in chilly Rhode Island, USA, Joan

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