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We’ve started to prep our house for the new baby. I want to make sure that everything is ready early, so that we can relax (as much as possible) before the arrival of he or she. A large part of this involved reading reviews of baby products on websites like babycro.com. Whenever you buy something for a child, it is vital that you do as much research as possible to ensure that you are buying something that works and will last. Furthermore, I was excited to receive a Babble Boxx full of products for mom and baby from some of my favorite brands. A baby box can be a lifesaver for any expecting mother so I was so happy to get one! My son just turned 7 years old, so it’s been a while since I cared for a newborn. I had very few baby items left from his nursery other than his crib and some clothes. We’ve been testing out some of these products and I’m excited to share our thoughts. So whether you’re a new/expecting parent still shopping for items that you think you need or you’re shopping for a family member or friend or looking online for that perfect gift (from somewhere like https://bestformums.co.uk/best-baby-bouncers/), here’s some great baby shower gifts for every budget.
We received so many lovely and much appreciated gifts when Gabe was born, the bulk of our shower gifts were clothes; in fact, I received so many clothes that he didn’t get to wear everything that was purchased. Up until he was born, the bulk of baby shower gifts that I purchased were clothes that I fell in love with. I never took into consideration what a family might need or that many people like to buy cute baby clothes. Now that I’m a mom, I try to take the expectant family’s baby registry into consideration and pick out something that they think they need or want.
Great Baby Shower Gifts For Every Budget:
At the top of this list are three products from Sesame Street Naturals. B is for Bubble Bath, Tip, Tummy & Toe 2-1, and Spray Me Lotion are fantastic options for baby skin care. All three formulas are paraben, phthalate, and sulfate-free; B is for Bubble Bath and Tip, Tummy & Toe 2-1 are also tear free.
B is for Bubble Bath has a wonderful natural apple fragrance, while the shea butter and aloe help to moisturize baby’s skin. It creates long-lasting, soft bubbles to help stimulate the senses. The bubble bath contains the ABC’s of skin health superfoods which are apples, blueberries and carrots.
Tip, Tummy & Toe 2-in-1 cleans and moisturizes skin and hair. It was voted “Best Foamer” by parents.com and it has a very light apple scent similar to B is for Bubble Bath. It has a sleek and easy to use bottle design, which allows active babies and little ones to help during bath time.
Spray Me Lotion is made from 100% naturally derived plant-based ingredients. The spray bottle allows you to apply lotion any time evenly with ease. It’s great for toddlers who want to help in their day-to-day care, and I’ve even used it on myself on a busy day. The ultra-light formula contains aloe, avocado, coconut oil and shea butter to leave skin soft and moisturized.
The three products retail for between $6.50 and $8.00, and they would work well in a gift basket. The Sesame Nourishing Naturals website can help you locate an online or local retailer, and they have a coupon available for $4 off any two products from that line.
The next gift idea isn’t for the baby. There were so many hectic days in the first few months of Gabe’s life; I often struggled just to get my hair brushed, put into a ponytail/bun and to get a cream moisturizer on my face before I walked out the door. Gifts for mom are often a welcome surprise. Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Rich Cream is paraben free and provides up to 48 hours of moisture. It can help make skin look radiant and replumped. The cream quickly absorbs into skin and leaves it silky smooth. It’s suitable for sensitive skin because it’s oil-free, non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic. This Aqualia rich cream moisturizer contains hyaluronic acid, Aquabioryl™ and Vichy Thermal Spa Water. I’ve been using this oil-free moisturizer daily and I love how it makes my skin feel.
Here’s a great offer for Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Rich Cream:
- 20% off + free U.S. ground shipping to all orders. *Must enter promotion code: BABBLE at checkout. Offer valid through 11:59pm PST, 03/31/2016. Offer will automatically apply Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or gift sets.
The next four products are from Munchkin and include the STEP Diaper Pail, Miracle Stainless Steel 360 Sippy Cup 10, Shine Stainless Steel Bottle Brush and Latch Bottle. They’re spread across a variety of price points and family needs.
The a diaper pail is one item that I never purchased or received as a gift and I regretted that I didn’t have one. I hate the smell of stinky diapers and I felt like I was constantly taking trash out to our curb-side bin. The Munchkin STEP Diaper Pail features an easy to use foot pedal and the superior odor control of Arm & Hammer to make an incredible diaper pail. It’s dual refill compatible and it locks in odors so lessen smells when you open it. Did I mention that it has a child-proof locking system to help keep children out of the diaper pail? The STEP Diaper pail uses lavender-scented replaceable cartridge from Arm & Hammer. The clean design allows this diaper pail to discreetly fit in with any decor.
The Munchkin Shine Stainless Steel Bottle Brush, LATCH Bottle and Miracle Stainless Steel 360 Sippy Cup allows parents to easily transition from one stage in feeding to the next. Providing expectant parents with these sorts of products and information before their newborn arrives can help them to prepare for the different stages of their child’s development. You may also want to show them the types of formulas that their baby can start taking once they are a bit older, such as coconut water. You may be wondering “is coconut water healthy for babies?” The answer to that is yes, as it supplies them with all of the relevant nutrients that they may need that they might not find in other formulas. And you can provide the expectant parent with this at their baby shower.
The Shine Stainless Steel Bottle Brush has a flexible brush neck to allow you to clean bottles easily and reach into those hard to get crevices. It has a suction cup base to keep the brush upright and off germ ridden kitchen surfaces while allowing the brush to dry easily. This bottle brush has replaceable heads so you don’t have to throw away the entire brush when a head gets too dirty or worn.
The LATCH bottle was developed by a team to be the most like a natural breast. It has an anti-colic valve at the bottom of the bottle to help prevent air bubbles that can cause gas and fussiness. The LATCH bottle with it’s silicone nipple is supposed create a better latch and to ease the transition from breast to bottle and back.
The Miracle Stainless Steel 360 Sippy Cup will help families prevent the inevitable spills from toddlers. We put one of our cups to the test by turning it upside down, the patented 360 degree rim was spill-proof. I love that it has no straws or extra pieces which helps with cleaning and storage. A child can drink from anywhere on the rim and it supports healthy dental development.
The next round-up of products are from Mustela and includes Mustela Diaper Rash Cream 123, Hydra Bebe Body Lotion and their Stretch Marks Prevention Cream. All three formulas are specially formulated to minimize the risk of allergic reactions, and they’re hypoallergenic, paraben, phthalate, and phenoxyethanol free. The zinc oxide based 3 in 1 formula was created to prevent and tackle irritation and redness. One of the best-selling products from Mustela is the Hydra Bebe Body Lotion. It was created with plant-based ingredients such as jojoba oil, sunflower oil, Vitamins E and F, sweet almond oil, shea butter, and avocado perseose. Hydra Bébé Body Lotion provides long-lasting moisture to help protect, moisture and strengthen skin. The last product from Mustela is specifically for mom; it can be used during pregnancy and shortly after delivery. The Stretch Marks Prevention Cream was found to prevent stretch marks in 96% of the women who used it. The formula has ingredients such as avocado peptides and galactoarabinan to help promote elasticity and keep skin supple.
The following code is good on the Mustela site for a discount:
- Use code Babblebox17 for 15% Off sitewide through 2/11/17
The final product on my great baby shower gifts for every budget is the Fisher Price Premium Auto Rock ‘n Play™ Sleeper with SmartConnect™. It was designed to help parents and babies to get more rest. The portable inclined sleeper provides a soothing hands-free rocking motion, calming vibrations, songs and sounds, and light show projection for baby. You can control the features directly on the Fisher Price Premium Auto Rock ‘n Play™ Sleeper or in the SmartConnect™ from your smart device. SmartConnect™ was created so that parents and caregivers didn’t have to physically disturb baby to activate a feature. It has machine-washable pads, head-support, body insert and canopy, and can be used up until babies reach 25 lbs. You can learn more about the Fisher Price Premium Auto Rock ‘n Play™ Sleeper with SmartConnect™ on the Fisher Price website.