Its been a while since Kayleigh and Ethan were little and the baby market has boomed since then with so many baby products out there, but when it comes to buying someone who has just had a baby where do you start?
I’ve got a friend who is just about to have her 2nd baby however she has a little bit of an age gap and the market is a whole new minefield to get through with so much choice and gadgets out there, where do you start?
Recently I’ve been thinking about what I can get her for a gift so went in search of what was the most popular and helpful products on the market and wow there are some great items out there now!
As i said there is some amazing products out there!
So this is what we have found:
SnoozeShade original £19.99 – This is the perfect item for this weather. Made from a special soft breathable fabric and gives maximum sun protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. It blocks 99% of UVA and UVB (UPF50+) Now I know my friend is looking to do buggy fitness after having her little girl so this will be perfect for that. Snoozeshade is an award-winning brand and it is clear to see why. This is a great product and one of the must have when you have a little one.
Milestone cards £20.00– These cards from My 1st Years are one of the things I wish I had when Kayleigh and Ethan were little. I have seen lots of these popping up on social media and they are adorable. Each card has a little milestone on it such as “Today I ate solid for the first time” or “Today I am 1 week old”. You get a beautiful selection of cards and they really will bring a smile to your face when you look back at the pictures.
Chillipeeps 3in1 Spout and Teat £6.50 each – Over on the Chillipeeps site you can get their teats and spouts which are perfect for when you are on the go as they can be attached to ready-made formula but also onto fits Volvic and Evian 500ml / 50cl bottles. This is a great way to ensure that even if you are not able to make your little ones bottles up fresh you can ensure they get their bottles when you need them. They are also dishwasher safe too and come in a handy little pods to keep them clean on the go.
easidream® Ewan the Dream Sheep £29.99 – I first saw Ewan the Dream Sheep when they first appeared at the Baby show in London and even back then there was a big buzz about the product that still is here today. Ewan is highly rated amongst parents and awards and it is clear to see why. Ewan replicates the soothing sounds of a pregnant mum’s womb and heartbeat. The sounds have been combined with household, musical and natural sounds at low bass frequencies of 125hz to produce ‘pink noise.’ This is the type of noise that babies predominantly hear when in the womb, which is why it is so effective. This is a perfect gift for any new parents to help set them off on their journey as parents.
Gumigem bracelet £8.95 & Necklace £12.95 – Everyone one with a little one knows how much they love things that your are wearing that may dangle or are shiny so necklaces and ear rings for example are a “must grab” in their eyes! So these items from Gumigem are perfect. Gumigem are trying to provide mums with stylish jewellery which is safe for little ones too. Made from silicone (the same as dummies and children’s cutlery) which makes it flexible but also safe. It is easy to clean and the necklaces come with a breakaway clasp which makes it safe too.
Pixie and Jack Cellular Blanket £20 however currently £10.95 in the sale – Blankets are always needed for layering when you have a little one, especially in the UK when you have no idea what the weather is doing from one month to another. These cotton cellular blankets from Pixie and Jack are perfect for this and currently in the sale for just £10.95! They are super soft and trimmed with satin which makes it lovely to the touch. These are a must have for any parent with a little one.
Blush Baby Skibz Doublez Poppers £10.00 and Pale Pink Nelly Teetherz £5.00 – Bandana bibs are a must have of any teething baby however Skibz have pushed out to new limits with their great doublex poppers and teetherz that go that one step further. Designed to be double-sided these bibs have little poppers at the bottom whice can either have one of their really cute teethers attached or on of their soothers. Such a great idea but what I love about Skibz is there are always brining out funky designs which means you can get away from boring bland designs and add a little bit of fun to your little ones outfits.
Shmuncki Baby Girl Newborn Gift set £37.00 – I’m not sure where to start with this gift but say how beautiful it is. I opened this gift set and it literally made me go all warm inside! It is a beautiful woodland themed blanket, hat and bib set made out of 100% soft jersey cotton. Shmuncki was the idea of mum of two who wanted to bring classic designs made beautifully with the practical element such as poppers to give you the ease when putting them on. It really is the most beautiful set I have seen and I would have loved to have received one with either of my two.
Nuby Newborn ranges – Nuby is one of our favourite baby ranges and has been since mine were little so I know they have a great range of items that would make the perfect little gifts for your family and friends no matter what your budget. As well as their feeding ranges that they do Nuby also offer a great selection of teethers and toys. My particular favourite was the Buddy Buggy Hippo and at just £5.99 it is a great price. So whether it is bottles you are looking for or maybe something different like a selection of teethers for when they are a little older, Nuby is the place to look. Also make sure you are following them on social media as they have some great offers which they share on there as well as some amazing competitions.
So there you have a selection of the best products on the market and a starting place if you are a new parent to be as the lists of “must haves” is huge!
What is your “must have” baby product?