Recommended Gifts - Babies
Family Bed Co-Sleeping Pad
I think this bolster is essential for cosleeping. Keeps baby safely on Mom's side of the bed for nighttime nursing, without any risk of falling off. This also lets parents stay covered under their blankets, without covering the baby. Also lets you cosleep with a second child on the other side of you. The pillow can also double as a body pillow during pregnancy. Highly recommended.
Sleep Soother - Whisbear Baby Sound Machine
Like most sleep soothers, this one emits the white noise that research shows is soothing to babies. And like most soothers, this one operates for 40 minutes and then switches off to save the battery. But some sleep soothers actually wake the baby when they go silent because of the change in sound. With this soother, if the baby wakes again, the sound goes on for an additional 20 minutes, which helps the baby go back to sleep. You can also adjust the sound volume. Cuddly plush with rustling ears. Safely attach it to a crib, car seat or stroller with securely sewn in magnets. One drawback -- it doesn't have a heartbeat or music, only the white noise.
Sassy Developmental Sensory Ball Set
"Balls, which roll and bounce, are an excellent source of information and useful play objects for a child. Children at all developmental levels can use their budding skills to chase a rolling ball."
- Magda Berger
Balls are terrific for babies and toddlers. These balls are even better, because they encourage sensory exploration. One of the balls is made of soft brightly patterned cloth, one is a squeezable bumpy teether (BPA free) and one is a ball within a ball that is visually interesting and makes a chime noise when it shakes, rattles and rolls. Any little creeper would be motivated to pull himself along to get his hands on these balls.
2011 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award and Snap Award
HABA Wooden Clutching Toy Rattle
What a terrific concept for a teether ring for baby! Let the bright and cheery colors of the rainbow delight your little one as they shake around this
sturdy, wood clutching toy with moveable plastic rings. This classic baby toy with its simple design is perfect for first clutching and fine motor
skills. The subtle noises will sooth and entertain.
Haba Walker Wagon
This is my favorite walker for little ones because:
It's so sturdy..... It lends itself to imaginary play.....It encourages interactive play as kids love to push each other around in it. It also has a long
life. It's good for babies as soon as they can pull to standing, because you can adjust the built-in brakes to be sure it won't run away with your
little walker. And preschoolers still love to play with it. Rubber tires on the wooden rims ensure quiet operation. It has storage space for those
essentials when your toddler goes adventuring.
Sophie the Giraffe Teether
Why are these teethers by Vulli so great?
- Phthalates and BPA free
- Facilitate baby development
- Numerous parts to chew and play safely
- Made of 100% natural rubber and food paint
Baby Teething Necklace for Mom
Nursing necklaces give babies something to do with their hands, so they don't make a habit of pulling your hair, digging in your armpit, or twiddling the other nipple. If you're tired of swatting their hands away from your necklaces or you've put your necklaces up altogether, a Mommy Necklace can also be functional, purpose-serving jewelry for you, with the added benefit that they're a great distraction for a fussy little one.
- Food-Grade Premium Quality Chewable Silicone, Multiple Chewing Textures, BPA Free, No phthalates, cadmium, lead, or metals
- Instant teething relief and gum massage. Stimulates visual, motor, and sensory development
Moby Wrap 100% Cotton Solid Baby Carrier
Why is the Moby such a highly rated baby carrier?
- Uses the entire back and shoulders to the distribute weight
- Wide piece of fabric to wrap over both shoulders
- Keeps baby warm while freeing both hands
- Develops a strong and secure attachment to parents
- Can be used for a preemie to 35 pounds child
Boppy Nursing Pillow
- Designed by a mom, the Boppy Pillow provides to your arms and back by lifting your baby to a more ergonomic position when breastfeeding or bottle feeding
- Works for multiple feeding styles—cradle, cross cradle, football hold, bottle feeding
- Lots of options for baby's awake time positioning: Feeding (0+ months), propping (3+ months), tummy time (6+ months) and sitting (9+ months)
- Comes dressed in a removable pillow cover with an easy-on covered zipper design
- The Boppy Pillow and slipcover are machine washable because messes happen
Earth Mama Calendula Baby Oil for Infant Massage
Calendula Baby Oil is naturally effective and helps add silky softness to a gentle infant massage. Extra moisturizing for dry skin and top of baby's head too, if it's dry and scaly. Calendula-infused grape seed baby oil blend moisturizes dry skin and scalp, with virtually no scent and without artificial fragrance or nut oils. Because baby skin comes out all-natural - let's keep it that way!
Lamaze Activity Toy, Freddie the Firefly
Perfect for hanging over the car seat to keep your baby happy while you drive. Designed by child development experts from Yale University, this plush toy offers visual, auditory and tactile interest. Sorry, can only be shipped within the US.
- No bisphenol - A (BPA), phthalates, PVC, or artificial coloring
- Larger shield touches baby's nose, more closely simulating breast-feeding
- Complies with safety standards EN1400 and CPSIA
- Softer than silicone and won't leave marks on baby's face
- Patented, easy to clean, one piece design eliminates cracks where bacteria can hide
Bluetooth Shower Speaker
If you have a teen who listens constantly to music, giving them this iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker will earn you coolest parent status. Wireless and Certified Waterproof, it pairs easily to all your bluetooth devices, so your teen can stream their music from their phone and listen while they're in the shower. Given how much time some teens spend in the bathroom, that's a big plus.
- Fully Submersible and 100% Waterproof (IP67 certified)
- Excellent, loud HD sound with an impressive 5 watts of power
- Connects to all Bluetooth Devices in less that 6 seconds
- Up to 10hrs playing time before recharging
- Dedicated suction cup included (detachable) & Carabiner Hook
- Built-in-Mic for hands free calls
- 33ft wide Bluetooth range
- Pairs easily to any bluetooth devices such as phones, tablets, computer, radio