Buying a gift for a newborn baby can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many adorable options out there. But let’s face it – we are buying for the parents rather than the baby. You never know what others have bought. And the last thing you want to do is burden busy new parents with things they don’t need.
Bubba & Me offers so much choice for newborns and their families. I looked at what’s on offer and picked out some of the products I would love when my second baby arrives in the New Year.
Practical baby gifts
If I know a person well, I like to ask if there is anything they particularly want or need. When we have a new baby, we are suddenly overwhelmed by lots of things we need to buy. We want those things to be good quality for our little ones, so buying a practical gift can be really helpful. Here are a few I love:
If you want to buy a truly practical baby gift, this House of Jamie Nursery Bag is perfect. Mum can take it everywhere, carrying around changing supplies, bottles, muslin cloths and teethers. It will help any new mum stay organized on the go. Having a bag like this that hangs neatly on a buggy handle will help any new mum in that first year.
This towel is super soft and cosy. New parents will appreciate a gift that can grow with Baby, so I would opt for a larger size towel. Towels make for great gifts as we want to wrap our little ones in lovely fabrics. And in those early days, staying on top of laundry can be a challenge so we need a good selection!
Have you ever seen a mum pushing a toddler in a buggy with their newborn in a carrier? That’s because second-time mums simply don’t have enough hands. Any mum, second timer or otherwise, is sure to get lots of use out of this Konges Sløjd Umami Carrier Swaddle. Not only is it prettier than a lot of options on the market, but it is also super comfy for Baby.
Gifts for mums
The newborn phase is particularly hard on us mums. We are recovering from birth whilst looking after a tiny Bubba and feeling emotionally and physically burnt out. Choosing a gift that is more for Mum than it is for Baby is a great option.
During those early days everything can feel chaotic. I remember really savoring my showers. A few moments of self-care to feel like me again. Any new mum will really appreciate having some luxury products to pamper herself with. The great thing about this Bamford Mother and Baby Gift Set is that it’s made from natural gentle-on-skin ingredients meaning she can use it on Baby too. Although I’m not sure I would want to share!
Lola&Lykke Breastfeeding Starter Kit is a complete solution for nursing mums to start on the breastfeeding journey. The kit contains everything essential for easy expressing, pumping, feeding, collecting, and storing breast milk while travelling.
A good quality nursing-pillow is a must-have for new mums. Whether breast or bottle feeding this Bbhugme Nursing Pillow helps Mum get the best position. It has been designed by health professionals to give ultimate support, providing a comfortable feeding experience for everyone.
Something for the older sibling
Having a new baby brother or sister can leave older siblings feeling a little left out. As people come to the house bearing gifts for the new arrival they can feel a bit hard done by. I love bringing a little something for the older sibling to help them feel special. A “becoming a big brother/sister” gift can be a lovely gesture… as long as it isn’t too noisy! Here are some great options.
This gorgeous doll by Little Dutch is the perfect present for any new sibling. She makes for a wonderful companion for your little one.
When a newborn arrives so do lots of visitors, and the coffee machine goes into overdrive. This Kid’s Concept version means the older sibling can feel involved and set about “making” coffee for the guests. It may not have quite the same kick as the real thing, but it’s a nice way for them to play with family and friends who visit.
If none of these are quite right here are plenty more gift options helpfully curated in the Bubba & Me Gift Guide pages. Whether you’re after a statement gift or a small gesture, you’re sure to find a beautiful gift.
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