Monday, October 14, 2013

Baby Gift Ideas

It is almost that time for our twins to arrive. I thought I would take some time to share my favorite baby items that I used with Wynn or plan on using with the boys in the future. Many of of DIY and craft projects have come to a halt as I spend most days relaxing as best as I can. 

If you are expecting or know someone who maybe expecting in the future here are some helpful products that any parent could use.  

The first item is the Itzbeen Timer. This timer was a lifesaver for me. It helps keep track of time that has elapsed since the baby last fell asleep, ate, had their diaper changed or taken their medicine. There is also a small nightlight on it as well. It is great for when you are fighting sleep deprivation.

The Lap Pads by Carters are a great addition to any gift for a new parent. They can be placed on a diaper changing pad, your lap or any other spot where you have your newborn. They make easy clean up if there is an accident and saves you from changing your clothes.

The Summer Infant Swaddleme swaddles were a lifesaver for me the first time around as a mom. I am excited to see if they are just as helpful when I'm trying to put two babies to bed.  I never would have known about these if it were not for my cousin who brought me some to my baby shower. I did not even know how much I would need them.

The pacifier was something that I had no idea would be so complicated to figure out. I guess that is why there are so many options out there. I found that the Wubbanub Pacifer was the best option for Wynn for two reasons. It has the hospital recommended pacifier attached to it which is the Soothie by Avent.  It also comes attached to a little animal as well. It makes it really easy to find when the child tosses it to the side, and it rests on their chest when they sleep instead of falling some place and waking them up.

The Boon Spoon allows you to fill it up with baby food, and this makes feeding very easy. You can use one hand to feed the baby, and then have something to eat yourself with the extra hand. It is very simple to keep clean and use. 

These Angel Dear  animals make the perfect gift idea. One pack of two allows you to have two of the same item, and that way you can always have one on hand. No more losing the favorite blanket and not having the ability to replace it.  They are super soft, and I like to give these as new baby gifts.

The  Bumkins Bibs are easy to clean and make messy eating situations not so bad. They have a lot of fun patterns and prints to chose from. They are also washable and have a pocket at the bottom to collect falling food.
Finally once your baby or even toddler is done eating or playing you'll need to wash their clothes. The best stain remover that I was ever introduced to by my cousin is by Dreft. I even use it on my clothes now.  I used to be able to find it at my Target, but they have not had it recently. I ended up buying several bottles of it from Amazon.  

Grabbing any one of these items and adding them to a gift for a new parent or for yourself will definitely make life easier! Hope you have a wonderful day.


  1. Baby products have sure come a long way since I was a new mom! I love seeing all the cool stuff available now!

  2. the two special luvies are very smart. when my dude was little I would have him sleep with couple animals and two blankets (when he got older and it was safe) for that exact reason.

  3. Great collection :)
    I don't have kids yet.... but I like looking at these items

  4. I have never heard of the cuddle twins stuffed animals but that is seriously brilliant. What a great list of baby must haves.

  5. I'm always amazed at the cool baby stuff these days! That Boon Spoon intrigues me! Rest up girl!

  6. That pacifier is really cool! I would've loved to have it when my kids were babies, theirs always got lost at night. They all are great ideas!

  7. Great gift ideas. That Itzbeen Timer came out right after I had my son and I SO wish I had it. My sister is having her first at the end of December/beginning of January and I think she needs one too. Great post :) Pinned it.

  8. I've neve heard of half these things but that boon spoon would have been awesome! May I never need one lol

  9. Those bibs are wonderful, I still use them for my toddler and will be stocking up for my little one on the way. Get some R&R and best of luck to you.


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