You don’t have to break the bank for these luxury baby gifts! Read on for some of my all time favorite baby products that totally earn their keep. (These are the baby shower gifts that new mamas will love and use!)
If only I discovered this thermometer years ago! It is unbelievably easy to use: push the power button, place sensor on (or within two inches of) child’s forehead, and push the temperature button. In less than two seconds (almost instantly really) it shows you an accurate digital reading.
My daughter is fascinated by our Braun No Touch+ thermometer and asks me to take her temperature. However, for less enthusiastic patients, you can use this while they sleep since you don’t need to actually touch their skin.
Snoozie Mats – by Sleeping Baby *
We are already huge fans of the Zipadee-Zip and Flying Squirrel PJs (also made by Sleeping Baby). In fact, when we stopped swaddling our littlest, the Zipadee-Zip was our lifesaver!
The Snoozie Mats are another adorable creation — a cross between a sleeping bag and a costume. Perfect for napping or movies nights!
Merino wool is renowned for both its softness and its temperature-regulating properties. Merino wool pajamas create a “temperature controlled cocoon around a sleeping child resulting in a more restful sleep.”
This adorable toddler night dress from Simply Merino is made from 100% organic New Zealand merino wool – it’s also a sustainable resource and fair trade product.
Simply Merino makes luxuriously soft PJs, mittens, blankets, and more for newborns, toddlers, and big kids. If only they came in adult sizes too!
Foxy Socks – available at Ladyfish Boutique
A Pinterest sensation and it’s obvious why — these animal themed socks are too stinkin’ cute! Perfect to pair with onesies and keep your little one’s legs warm or protect the knees of crawlers.
Memories & Moments Baby Record Book – by Parragon Books *
Things might be a little hazy from those early newborn days (sleep deprivation anyone??), but you can still remember every special detail with this gorgeous binder. Prompts, pockets, photo slots and more from pregnancy through the first year.
Indoor and outdoor shoes specifically designed to support sensitive developing feet. Soft supple leather and gorgeous styles — some customers say they’re the only shoes their kids will wear!
We love our gold “Outback” boots! They’re made to last and match everything. (They remind me of my horse show boots from when I was younger). Styles and sizes available for both infants and toddlers.
Baby Alive Twinkles ‘N’ Tinkles Doll – by Hasbro *
Both my daughters are fascinated with Baby Alive! She talks, giggles, and her diaper lights up to let them know when to “change it.”
Baby Alive comes with accessories: bottle, diaper cream, and wipes so kids can pretend to feed and change her diaper. She speaks both English and Spanish, so it’s fun to practice our second language!
We’ve tried a few different baby monitors over the years, but this is hands-down the best! A “splurge” buy, but SO worth it for a monitor that is easier to set up and use, wireless, features a long-lasting battery, and has advanced anti-hacking technology.
Read my full review of the Levana Willow Monitor here!
365 Bedtime Stories and Rhymes – Parragon Books *
A beautiful and extensive collection of bedtime stories that little ones of all ages will love! This is a sturdy, hardbound anthology with vibrant illustrations to capture your child’s imagination. It will last years and grow with your child — a wonderful gift idea!
Another baby item of which we’ve tried a few different brands and models. I wish we’d discovered the Chicco NextFit Zip Convertible Car Seat sooner!
At first it seems pricey, but when you think about the fact that it is designed to last for YEARS, it’s actually a solid buy. If we had started with the Chicco NextFit, we could have skipped buying two other car seats!
Fits children up to 40 pounds rear-facing and up to 65 pounds forward-facing. Oh, and the best part? The cover zips off for easy cleaning!
Wait… actually the best part in my opinion is how EASY it is to install. There are a few car seat models I’ve tried (no names mentioned), that took two people and twenty minutes of sweating and struggling to safely install. But the Chicco NextFit was a breeze! Read my full review here.
Sometimes my girls tear through socks so fast I wonder how it’s even possible! That’s why I love Bombas socks — they’re thick and durable, so they last longer.
Bombas also offers a One Year Growth Guarantee, so if your child outgrows or wears through a pair in the first year after purchase, they’ll send you a new pair the next size up free! How cool is that??
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All products marked with an * are generous participants of the Second Annual Soccer Mom Blog Toy & Baby Gear Drive. These companies provided products to be collected and donated to local organizations to help families and children in need during the holidays.
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