So, you should probably go the gift card route on this one. Ain’t nobody knows what size the girls are gonna eventually end up as. But giving your new mom the gift of a fancy nursing bra is one step in getting her to feel like herself again. Maybe it’s because I’m a rare size, but I can only afford to purchase one or two bras a year. The one above is good because it comes in a far broader range of sizes than what you’d find at Target or Motherhood Maternity.
Now there are a million cloth diapers out there and a million ways to do it. But I picked bumGenius for a couple reasons. A lot of stores sell them, so they’re easier to register for. That’s a big deal if you’re hoping to be gifted these puppies. They’re a one size fits all so you don’t have to worry about trading up as they grow. And they’re just an all-around respected brand.
Wet/Dry Diaper Bag
This is a great buy, no matter what your parenting style. This bag keeps wet things from soaking everything else in the diaper bag. We use this to cloth diaper on the go. Also good for containing the mess while potty training.
I LOVE baby wearing and have written about our favorite ones. I picked the ERGO to be included on this registry because a soft structured carrier like this one is going to get the most use. I prefer a wrap in the early months and a sling for certain occasions. But our soft structured carrier gets used every day from 1 month old to almost two years old! I specifically picked the ERGO again because it can be found at stores like Target so they’re easier to register for. Check out my post or thebabywearer.com for more info on baby wearing.
So this isn’t exactly a gift for a newborn, but the little guy will be eating solids before you know it. I’m a huge fan of these dishes because they’re made of bamboo, no plastic to worry about. And they have an ingenious suction on the bottom that keeps them in place when you’re sweet angel decides they want to throw things! (I was given these plates to review.)
Hyland’s Homeopathic Medicine
This is a great line of products to get you through those early months. We go through them like mad around here. Always nice to be given as a gift so you don’t have to run out in the middle of the night to get more!
What are your favorite baby products? Please share your experience in the comments!
This post is part of a HUGE series filled with tons of other bloggers tips and tricks to live a green, natural lifestyle. You’ve gotta check it out, especially since you can win some sweet products!
Boasting In Weakness: Confession. I’m a judger. I like to judge others to make myself feel better. It’s crazy how I think I know a person based on how they carry their baby or how they are feeding them. I know I’m wrong and can be way off base, but those thoughts still lurk in my mind. I have to consciously shut them down. Who am I to judge? Shall we rehash my story?
Why am I sharing this weakness with strangers? Why do I want you to think less of me and more of Him?
Kelsey S. says
I scored an Arm’s Reach co-sleeper on Craigslist for less than half the cost of a new one, so be sure to shop around! I’ve loved it for both my babies; with the second one I invested in a really nice wool and natural latex mattress to replace the cheap foam and particle board one it comes with, and baby seems a lot more comfortable. Just to clarify, you don’t actually raise and lower the side on a regular basis like you would a drop-side crib. You can have the side up when you want to use it as a freestanding bassinet, and when you want to use it as a co-sleeper you lower the side and actually strap it to your bed so it can’t slide away. I definitely recommend it. Night nursing is a million times easier when you don’t have to get out of bed!
Oh thanks for clarifying Kelsey! Now I really want one! 🙂
I LOVE my Ergo, it is the the best and most comfortable. I found it did get hot in OKinawa and southwestern Arizona, but what doesn’t? I hadn’t heard about the Wrapsody company before, they look interesting.
Soft structured carriers are great aren’t they!