This blog post was born as a result of a reader asking me (ChildBlogger.org) for gift ideas for her pregnant friend. Since she doesn’t have any kids of her own, and given that I have gone through two pregnancies, I can absolutely recommend some useful and beautiful gifts to suit all budgets. Original article by Child Blogger here: http://www.childblogger.org/15-gift-ideas-pregnant-friend-baby-shower/
Baby Gifts under $20
1. My Little Booky Wooky – $15
Did you know that a newborn’s vision begins very poor and blurry.? Studies have proven that black and white images register powerfully on a baby’s retina and send the strongest visual signals to the baby’s brain. My Little Booky Wooky is a black and white board book for babies aged 0-6 months. Mums can read to their baby to start building a bond or use the book for tummy time.
2. Tilda & Moo Bib – $15.95
Every baby needs bibs. And lots of them! They dribble, they vomit and they spew so bibs are a must BUT you need to get the right bib. The usual bibs you see in stores are a waste of money and they don’t soak up the dribble or spew. Tilda & Moo bibs are made with cotton towelling in the back meaning that the dribble or spew won’t wet the clothes. The size of their bib is also large which is fantastic for coverage and keeping baby’s clothes nice and clean.
3. Mama Body Tea – $17.95
If your pregnant friend plans to breastfeed, then Mama Body Tea makes tea to help with their milk supply. I have been using it for a month now and love drinking their tea and I have found it has helped with my supply and flow of milk.
4. Vanda Baby Cards – $19.95
Baby milestone cards is another great way to documents a baby’s first year of life. You will find different designs to suit your friend’s taste or gender of the baby. It can also document important baby milestones like when baby smiled for the first time or when baby gets his first tooth.
Gifts for baby under $50
1. All About Me Baby Book by Baby Made – $29.95
A baby book is a beautiful way to document a baby from conception up until their first year of life. I love this book for its gender neutral and modern design. Some baby books can look quite, well, babyish. I prefer a book that will remain stylish over the years. It also has clean internal designs where Mum can include photos and document the important aspects of their baby such as their arrival as well as a month by month updates. There is also an envelope at the back of the book to keep any important keepsakes.
2. Love to Dream Swaddle UP – $39,95
While there is always the assumption of swaddling a baby with a muslin wrap, I did this with Mia and found it really annoying. Mia constantly got out of her wrap and I had to re-wrap her at all hours of the night (leaving me with little sleep). Eventually I used the Love to Dream Swaddle UP and I wished I had used it earlier to have saved me time and hassle that I experienced wrapping Mia with a wrap. Now with Maxi, I had him in a swaddle from the moment we left the hospital and life (and sleep) has been so much better.
3. Sleep Sheep on the Go – $49.99
My daughter had this sheep since she was born, and it was always the perfect way to soother her to sleep. It comes with 4 noises like rain, ocean and heartbeats. My daughter is now 3 years old and still goes to sleep with her sleep sheep. It’s also small enough to take on the go when you’re out and about or on holidays.