Chances are, if you’re of a certain age, your friends are all having babies. Or maybe you’re having babies, adopting babies, or even becoming foster parents.
However you’re adding these little humans into your life, and your world, they need supplies. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite must have baby gear that’s fantastic for new and new-ish parents.
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Must Have Baby Items
Mini Bloom Baby Skincare Discovery Kit
Mini Bloom’s Discovery Kit is designed for new parents and their infants. It includes products for basic care, like a 2-in-1 Body and Hair Wash, Diaper Rash Cream and even a balm for nursing mothers. “Rooted in nature, formulated to nurture” is their mission statement, and they are dermatologist developed and approved products. Natural, organic and FREE of parabens, sulfates, toxins, mineral oil, artificial dyes, synthetic fragrances and harsh chemicals. Simply put, the Mini Bloom line is made to nourish and cleanse your infant, without causing any irritation from the harmful chemicals. Made for children of all ages.
Dear Hayden Sweater Bodysuit
The Dear Hayden Knit Sweater Bodysuit is too cute for words. The perfect one-piece garment, it has magnetic closures down the front. No struggling trying to get the baby dressed when it is so easy (the large round wooden buttons are just for decoration.) It is made from 100% organic cotton yarn, and is rib knit so the body suit will stretch as baby grows. This is at least a three-season garment; perfect for all but the hot days of summer. The Dear Hayden Sweater Bodysuit is available in sizes from newborn to 18 months, in an array of muted soft natural colors. Dear Hayden has a variety of sophisticated knits available for infants and toddlers.
Ergo Baby Omni Breeze Carrier
The Ergo Omni Breeze Baby Carrier is designed for infants and toddlers that weigh between 7 and 45 pounds, and are up to 4 years old. They are made with micro mesh fabric that breathes so you and baby stay cool and comfortable., even on warm days. The Omni Breeze allows the parent to carry the child four ways – Front wearing, with baby facing toward or away from the adult, as a backpack, and on the hip. This is made for adults’ size Extra-Small to XXL to wear in comfort. It is completely adjustable, and both parent and child will feel safe and comfortable while using it. Extra features that are nice to have include crossable straps, a privacy hood, and side pockets. The Omni Breeze comes in a blue print, and three solid colors, blue, olive, and natural.
Mompush Wiz Stroller
This is one bad-ass stroller that ticks all the boxes. All-terrain? Check. Car seat compatible? Check. Bassinet mode for newborns? Check. The Mompush Wiz is made of easy to keep clean Okeo-Tek 100, with an aluminum frame for durability and rugged good looks. The stroller can be used in four modes – bassinet, parent-facing, world-facing, and performance travelling.
It works with most car seats; check on their site for compatibility info. There are several extra features like a sun/weather cover, storage basket, and foot cover that you might not have considered, but are handy to have. Add in the never flat all terrain tires plus the suspension system, and you’re no longer limited to street and sidewalk trips. It even comes with a cup holder! The Mompush Wiz is designed for babies and children from newborn to three years, and up to 50 pounds, and is available in several color combinations.
Ayla & Co Diaper Bag
There are times you want a diaper bag that doesn’t look like a diaper bag. Something that has more style to it, more panache. Let’s face it, you’re more than just a mom. Ayla & Co has you covered with their diaper bag. It’s styled like a chic bowling bag on the outside, but on the inside, it’s organized to the nth degree. You can quickly find everything you need, whether it’s wipes for the kids, or lip balm for you. The vegan leather exterior resists stains and marks and is easy to clean when it gets dirty. The Ayla diaper bag also comes with a reusable snack bag, stroller straps, a vegan leather changing pad, a reusable wet bag, an insulated bottle/snack pouch that’s removable, and a removable and washable inner liner.
Little Big Friends Playmat
Babies develop motor skills through play, and the Little Big Friends Playmat with its Activity arch is a perfect place to begin. The ten activities within the mat and arch will hold baby’s interest for quite a while. As your child grows, he’ll try to reach for the arch toys and continue to be entertained for several years. The mat also helps baby learn to turn over as it reaches for the various textures and colors. This is a must for any baby, and makes an amazing gift.