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Okay, so I really wanted to make a run down of my favourite gifts to give new or expectant mamas. Instead of running to walmart to grab a thing of diapers and a sippy cup ( which is super helpful, don’t get me wrong ) I’m compiling a list of items that I personally would of liked to receive. Hint Hint, for future reference 😉
Unique Gifts To Give A new Mama
DockaTot actually sponsored me when I was pregnant and I was literally dying to use it. Sadly, we lost our baby at 17 weeks & I was unable to use it, but It’s amazing. I hear from friends that have newborns that it is amazing. It emulates a mothers womb, and friends claim that their babies sleep so much better inside it. DockaTot also makes beds for older babies/toddlers too. I’ve not heard any reviews on a toddler using them. But it would be awesome for traveling.
When I was in Edmonton at my sisters house we went to the West Edmonton Mall. We took a walk through Anthropologie and she picked up this exact doll and said “Look, the girls need these!”. At the time I adored it but didn’t think I needed to get it for Brinley, but then I kept thinking about it and I had to order it online for her stocking. They’re 32.00 and they’re pretty big ( about 2′ high ) Super unique & something that will stand out from the rest of her toys. They had boy dolls too if you have a little man.
3. Letter Cup
These cups are super cute & adorable for mama & kid. I purchased one for myself recently and then I got three with my kids initials on them so every morning they can have their milk or hot coco in it.
Something I really appreciated when I was given gifts was when people gave me quality swaddles. You can use these blankets for so much. I used them for swaddling, covers for nursing, baby spit up cleaner-uppers or even to cover the carseat. I feel like these are the most important gift you can give a new mama. They have so many uses & they’re so big so they can do everything!
I mean, what new mama doesn’t want a pair of adorable leather moccasins? I personally have purchased 4-5 pairs over Brinleys short little life. I have also given mocs as baby shower gifts as I KNOW the mama will use them. They’re so stylish and I personally would be so happy to get these as a gift. If you’re stuck on color, camel is always in.
I have purchased a few teething necklaces from Glitter & Spice over the years and we love them. Brinley truly did chew on them and they are so adorable too. Safe fashion for babies/kids. Glitter & Spice claim that these are for babies that are 2+, but I just kept an eye on Brin while she had hers on as a baby.
These cards are super adorable. They come with monthly updates as well as milestones like rolling over or saying her first word. I used a form of these cards when Brinley was a baby, but these ones are actually SO adorable. Take a scroll through their stock photos to see some of the art in the box.
7. Finn + Emma Modern Playgym
I literally love everything that Finn + Emma make and as soon as baby 4 is on the way I will be stocking up with all the goods. Onsies, sleepers, toys. Everything they make is eco friendly & non toxic. Plus the toys aren’t sore on the eyes like most plastic toy brands. Babies will enjoy this play gym for hours. Plus you can unhook the toys and hang them on your babies carseat or stroller. This is the “Feather” gym in birch.
8. Lily Jade Mama Purse ( Baby Bag )
I’ve literally loved on this Lily Jade bag since I got it last april. It looks like a normal purse but inside it has a TON of compartments. Since Brinley is now 2, I took out the compartment part of the bag, which snaps in. It is basically a high quality leather purse and no longer performs like a baby bag. I wish I had known about these bags when I had our first 6 years ago.
Hope you liked my roundup of my favourite baby items. These are items that I would personally like to be gifted to me & so if you know a baby being born soon, these are gifts sure to make mama happy!