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Holiday Gift Guide – Baby and New Parent Edition

Posted Dec 09 2009 7:08am
Welcome to the final installment of our Holiday Gift Guide! If you haven’t already, make sure to check out our big kids, little kids, and moms editions!

Today we’re bringing you ideas for the babies and prospective parents in our lives. Since my BFF is currently pregnant, this edition is of particular interest to me!

aden + anais
aden and anais
These muslin swaddling blankets are so soft and cozy that I want to wrap myself up in them! Made from 100% organic cotton, they are the perfect way to comfort your newborn. Jenny and I are both big advocates of swaddling – it really made a difference for us in getting our babies to sleep and to nurse. I remember the first time I swaddled Kate – she slept for five hours straight, which was her longest stretch ever, and Andy and I felt like completely new people after getting that much sleep! Anyway, I really like these blankets in particular because they are big (47×47) and square, which is essential for good swaddling (and which are also features that oddly most baby blankets lack!). Also, because they are square, they’re perfect for swaddling but also for covering the stroller, throwing over your shoulder while nursing, tummy time, or anything. I love that the blankets are not just for swaddling, which means they will be used for years and years. And did I mention how soft they are?? Right now, aden + anais is running a holiday special so it’s a great time to buy! You can get 15% off any online purchase from www.adenandanais.com using the discount code ‘celebrate’ from Dec 3-18th!

Baby Eggi
baby eggi
I love, love, love this clothing line. These high-quality clothes feature designs from celebrity tattoo artist Mark Mahoney. They’re comfortable, stylish, and simply adorable. Sometimes I think it’s hard to find clothes for boys that don’t have… well, just lots of stuff on them, so I love the simplicity of the Baby Eggi line. In addition to just making great clothes, the people behind Baby Eggi are committed to making a better world for children, and donate 20% of their proceeds to children’s charities. Sam has the shirt pictured above, which is adorable with a pair of jeans. Love it!

Logitech Digital Video Security System
logitech dvs
Ever wonder what goes on at your house when you’re not there? I know there are times when I’d love to be a fly on the wall – not in a creepy way, but just to see how the kids interact with each other and their sitter while we’re away. Logitch’s Digital Video Security System makes that possible by offering a way to monitor your home from any PC! Set up is super easy – load the software, plug in the cameras and you’re ready to go. The cameras provide high-resolution color video and digital motion detection, and you can even watch them from your cell phone. How cool is that? There’s an indoor camera, which is great for watching what goes on when you’re away from home, or even what’s going on in the basement if you’re upstairs (which is very handy for me!), and an outdoor camera, which is the perfect way to keep an eye on what your kids (or pets) are doing outside.

Funkoos Organic Baby Apparel
funkoos
When my babies were born, I wanted to put them in the softest, most comfortable clothes possible. I wish I had know about Funkoos! This line of organic baby clothes is as cute as it is functional – don’t you love the flowers and the button-up front on the outfit pictured above? Better yet, the clothes are 100% organic and are completely free of chemicals and pesticides, and the price is right. These clothes would make great baby shower presents!

Bambino Wireless Internet Baby Monitor

bambino

(Hi, this is Jenny, butting in!) I must say that I adore this monitor! Even though Sophie isn’t a “baby” anymore, we’ve found this very useful. She loves to play upstairs in her room or in Joshua’s room, and now I can keep any eye on her from my laptop while I’m downstairs getting housework or blog work done! This would also be great for working parents, enabling them to see baby while they’re at work simply by logging on to the internet! It’s a totally awesome new parent gift!

DadGear Diaper Bag
dadgear diaper bag
Dads love carrying flowery diaper bags about as much as they like holding their wives’ purse. However, as we all know, having diapers handy is a necessity for parents of small children! The DadGear diaper bag is a great way to solve the problem – dads can carry everything they need to care for the baby while still looking awesome! I had the opportunity to try out the messenger-style bag pictured above, and I was very impressed with the quality structure. This bag will take a beating and still last for years, and it’s cool enough to be used as a carry-on or laptop bag long after potty training time. I like how the wipes are readily available just by lifting the top flap – that’s a feature I’ve not seen on any other diaper bag. I’ve already given one to the hippest dad-to-be that I know!

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We hope you’ve enjoyed our series of holiday gift guides. Stay tuned in the coming days, as tomorrow we’ll start giving away some of the fantastic products we’ve featured!

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