Yes, even you men. Proven by my next door neighbors hosting a co-ed baby shower last weekend. There should be more of those.
As I was compiling the list I realized each item was a gift to me! What can I say…my best taste is in friends.
Fisher Price Rock and Play Sleeper
My sister gave me this after she used it for her baby and LOVED it. We can never remember the name so we started calling in Leila’s Manger. It fits somehow. Can I tell you how much I wish I had this for my first two babies? Key points: 1. it’s curved perfectly for a newborn -infant to sleep comfortably – my babies were always miserable flat on their backs when they were first born. 2. It’s light weight. Meaning: I can scoot it all over the house and instead of having to commit to where the baby is sleeping ( her room, my room,) we can change it up, even in the middle of the night. 3. It folds up. EASY TRANSPORT! Go ahead, take it out to dinner with you.
Slight Disclaimer: So, it’s been RECALLED FOR MOLD. I have not had a need to wash the cover ( I always cover it with a blanket anyways ) so I am not afraid of the risk. But if you can’t find it retail right now that is why. Keep your eye out for when Fisher Price fixes the mold issue and reinvents this treasure!
Aden and Anais Swaddles
Love these. Mostly everyone has caught on to these now so I just want to point out that YES Target has them! But they are actually a teensy bit smaller than the original ones. Case in point: the Target ones are not big enough to act as Pack n’ Play sheets, the others are.
Cute jewelry made safe for your baby to play with. Yes, please.
PetuniaPickle-Bottom Diaper Bags
I received a Petunia Pickle Bottom bag six years ago for Sophia and this company became a favorite. But this latest style bag? Let’s just say that PPB no longer bothers putting babies in the pictures with their models. These bags can be used long after the baby is down to a diaper and wipe in your back pocket. I love how they look and I love how they feel on the shoulder – great size pockets, big enough for a laptop, etc. If you are in the Burg, Marty carries an assortment of these bags at The Carousel in Merchants Square!
Noodle and Boo Baby Lotion and Wash
Somewhere along the way fragranced baby lotion became controversial. I have mourned this because there is so much of parenting that is not how I envisioned it in my Cabbabe Patch Days, can’t my babies at least smell good? Noodle and Boo products are natural and smell heavenly. I’ve tried lots of products from high end to Baby Magic and this stuff wins by far. (They also have great products for pregnancy)
I have a secret dream of every morning opening a box and taking out different pair of socks that color coordinates with my outfit and actually looks like shoes. I live this dream through my baby. I love this company – and they have such a variety now to choose from for boys or girls. The packaging super cute too. Perfect shower gift.
I included a link for most of these but wanted to give a shameless plug to shop your local small boutiques and businesses, where each of these products was purchased with the exception of The Manger. Yes Amazon has everything and we adore them for it, but we can’t let our cities lose their souls people.
Now…add to my list! What are some great baby gifts you’ve given or received?