Some of the items mentioned in this post were gifted for an honest review. All opinions are my alone.
Not too long ago, I went to my girlfriend’s baby shower which got me thinking about original baby gifts. Everyone always gives baby clothes…especially the grandmother. It seems grandmother’s are known for creating the clothespin line that you can wrap around the room twice. 😉
Now I’m not saying don’t check out the parent-to-be’s registry, or don’t snag an adorable newborn outfit. I just want to provide some original alternatives to give at the next baby shower and even go in on a joint gift with your girlfriends.
I’ll start with the smaller items that are perfect add-on’s to registry items and then continue to the bigger ticket gifts.
Pacifier clips have come a long way and are much more fashion friendly these days. I love the braided pacifier clips and the multi-functional teething pacifier clips from Lux and Bloom and also the one shown above is a perfect accessory for fall 😉 because babies care!
Shop braided pacifier clips here.
Baby Massage Oil
Remedy Calming oil is an essential oil blend of Grape Seed Oil, Lavender Bulgarian, and Frankincense. Baby massages are great for relieving abdominal pressure and relaxing before bedtime. Moms can also use this after an inevitable stressful and exhausting day. Just have your partner massage your neck or back to calm breathing and relax tension.
Shop Remedy Calming oils here.
Nursing/Teething Necklace/Swaddle Blankets
Wearing a silicone teething necklace during feedings helps to keep those little hands occupied. They’re also great for soothing gums when babies start teething…which can happen starting as early as 3-4 months. My go to shop for teething jewelry is Baby Bees and Peonies. There is a wide selection of necklaces to match every day outfits. Moms can look stylish and still be functional all at the same time!
Baby Bees and Peonies recently added the sweetest organic, hand-dyed Aden + Anias ombre swaddle blankets. Blankets are available in pink and blue. They almost make me want another newborn to snuggle up in! Almost… 😉
Shop all Lux and Bloom items here and save 15% on your orders with code “SweetCrazyBabes”.
Teething Ring/Dainty Headbands
I personally love these little teething rings! They’re made with organic and natural materials. The various materials and textures are perfect for exploring fingers and developing motor skills. Late Night Luna also sells the most adorable, simplistic headbands for baby girls. Headbands are made with soft nylon and small leather knots or daisies. They’re the perfect accessories for little princesses.
Shop all Late Night Luna items here.
Obviously you can never have too many diapers. Most baby shower planners will ask you to bring either a pack of diapers or a book. Both great options, although diapers are more of a necessity. I recently reviewed Bambo Nature diapers here. We’ve completely made the switch for Gabriel and only recommend them now.
Shop: Bambo Nature on Amazon
Every mom documents the little moments of baby’s first smile, first laugh, first time rolling over, and monthly updates. Milestone Baby has the perfect gift options for recording the memories. Milestone Baby Photo Cards contain a pack of 30 photo cards used to capture the big moments of baby’s first year. Simply place the card in the photo frame with baby and snap a picture to remember forever. Cards include: “Today I rolled over for the first time.” “Today I am one week old.” “Today I said mama for the first time.”
Another great option is the Milestone First Year Photo Album. There are 60 pages to record memories and keep precious photos safe with the acid free photo and glassine paper. Stickers are included for crafting original stories. This book is made to last a lifetime and enjoyed by family members for many years.
My oldest is only 3 years old and the quality of video baby monitors has changed so much since she was an infant. ComfortCam is a smart wifi baby monitor that takes security seriously. I know many people are weary about using wifi baby monitors, but that’s what is great about this one. ComfortCam does not use cloud technology so your information and photos aren’t looming around. You can protect your camera settings by creating a unique username and password for each camera and using a secure in-home connection.
Another great feature is that you can have unlimited cameras and view up to 4 monitors at once. The camera is compatible with Android and iOS devices. For more FAQS, check out ComfortCam’s website.
My favorite part of this camera is the clarity. It’s unbelievably clear! Here is a picture of Isabella’s room through the monitor during the day (yes her room is a disaster):
And here she is in bed for the night.
Recently I reviewed the DockATot baby lounger in the Grande size. DockATot also has a smaller size called the Deluxe that is perfect for newborns up to 8 months. You can read my full review here: “4 Ways to Use Your DockATot” The Deluxe size is very lightweight and easy to carry around the house to lay baby down in. The DockATot is also a great traveling sleeper system that provides a reassuring, comfortable nest for little ones. You can purchase a DockATot here and save $10.
Thanks for reading and be sure to save the following image to Pinterest for your next baby shower! ♥