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In 8 weeks time our new baby girl will be here. This pregnancy has gone so much faster than the first. Maybe it’s because I’m running around after a 2 year old. These past few weeks I’ve been putting together this baby gift guide and useful items for mums.
There are ideas of things to buy a newborn for a gift and also items for mum as well. I’ve been getting lots of inspiration by chatting to wonderful work colleague who is expecting her first in a few weeks, and also my younger sister who is also expecting her second child and due only 2 weeks before me. There are babies everywhere! Must be something in the water!
Baby Gift Guide
These are things that would make lovely gifts for a baby.
General Relativity for babies
Being a bit of a science geek, I couldn’t resist this adorable babies’ book. It’s a hard board book with wipe clean surfaces. Bold illustrations with simple words. Great for getting a head start on Science! Other books in the series include Rocket Science and Quantum Physics. The book also comes in a cute woodland animals cloth bag.
Stockist: The Secret Garden Book Co.
Romeo and Juliet
Another book from the English Collection at The Secret Garden Book Co. is Romeo and Juliet. This one is for slighter older babies as it’s also a counting book. Count friends, kisses, love letters, and roses in this charming retelling of Shakespeare’s famous story of young love. Other books in the series include Pride and Prejudice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Stockist: The Secret Garden Book Co.
Winnie the Pooh and Friends soft toys
These soft and cuddly teddies are suitable from birth. They make forever friends. You can check out my review of these big softies right here.
Childs Farm products
I’m a huge fan of Childs Farm products. In fact I’ve been on of their ambassadors for a couple of years now! They are kind on newborn sensitive skin and perfect for eczema prone skin on babies and toddlers. Childs Farm do a gorgeous baby bedtime set which includes 250ml bottles of Childs Farm baby wash, Childs Farm baby moisturiser & Childs Farm baby bedtime bubbles.
Stockists: Childs Farm, plus most major supermarkets and chemists
RRP: Baby Bedtime Set – £13.00 Hair Detangler – £5.00 Baby Oil – £8.00 Biodegradable wipes, grapefruit & organic tea tree oil 20 pack – £1.50
Baby Art Set
I’m loving this adorable Baby Art set. You can use the ready made clay to make a cast imprint of your babies hand or foot then add to the frame. Over the next year you can add a photo of the baby as they grow up. The perfect memory keepsake.
All babies love bathtime. I’m in love with this cute little Cuddleduck from Cuddledry. It’s one sealed unit so no hole for the water and mould to get in. That’s always my worry with bath toys and teethers. The Cuddleduck is handmade using natural rubber and contains no nasties. Perfect for little one to chew on.
Useful Items for mums
It’s always useful to keep items such as these from Colief around. I have a basket in my bathroom all ready to go for when the baby arrives. The moisturising cream has been very useful for me and my ever-expanding belly. It’s kept my skin soft and free from dryness.
Stockists: Colief online and all good high street stores and supermarkets
RRP: Infant Drops – £15.99 Mum to Be Moisturising Cream – £9.99 Baby Scalp Oil – £5.99
Multi Mam Balm
I used this balm from Multi-Mam for 18 months while I was breastfeeding baby girl. It’s amazing stuff and saved my nipples! It’s caring and protecting before, during and after feeding. Plant based and doesn’t have to be removed prior to feeding. Plus it’s not sticky at all! Must stock up on some more before the baby arrives.
Baylis & Harding Skin Spa
I love this mum to bee gift set, it’s a gorgeous little pampering set.
Stockists: Amazon and Tesco
Safety First Automatic Night Light
Trust me as a mum one of the most useful items you can have is a night light. During those night time feeds you don’t want a full on bright light to disturb the baby. This night light from Safety First is ideal, as soon as it gets dark the light switches on, then goes off when it gets light again. It’s low energy, no bulb to change and does not heat up.
Stockists: Argos, Halfords, Mothercare
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I hope you find these gift ideas useful.
Thanks for stopping by today.
*This post contains some items that were gifted for the purpose of this post, others I recommend from my own experiences. Contains affiliate links. Prices correct as of March 2018