Holiday Gift Ideas for New or Expecting Mothers!
Expecting moms will love the gift of a great nights sleep with the comfort of an Utterly Yours Pregnancy Pillow. This unique pillow design packs in all the pillow you need to support your growing baby bump into a neat compact cube design that is stylish too! This pillow unfolds to create two triangles – one side features a soft memory foam that conforms to the growing belly while offering support. The second half of the pillow has a higher density foam for back support and to help keep mom’s body positioned properly on her side. I had the chance to try out this pillow during my pregnancy and find that it really does offer a lot of support for such a small design. I did still add a pillow for between my legs for added comfort. This pillow helped give my back the needed support I was lacking from my other much larger pregnancy pillow and kept me very comfortable. The only downside is it a bit difficult to flip the pillow and get re-situated if you need to rotate in the middle of the night, though I found I was much more comfortable overall and tossed and turned less during the night. The Utterly Yours Pregnancy Pillow comes in your choice of 6 great fabric combinations and 3 sizes and is available for $44.95.
Oopsie Loopsies are a patented waistband extenders that lets you continue to wear your pants that may be a bit too tight to button up. They are made from a single stretchy piece sewn in two loops and are simple to use. To use, just slip the small loop over your pant button. Then, weave the larger loop through the button hole and then extend it over the button as well. Oopsie Loopsies are a perfect gift for new or expecting moms as their body changes to accommodate and recuperate from carrying a child. Each package of Oopsie Loopsies includes 4 loopsies in different sizes to accommodate your waist at different sizes and stages throughout pregnancy and post-partum. The set of 4 retails for $12.95. You can get 25% off retail for a limited time with the coupon code: AMOMSTAKE2012.
Leading Lady offers a line of high quality bras for nursing, expecting and full figured women. They just released their Winter Nursing Collection that includes festive styles that will help nursing mothers to feel feminine while being comfortable, too. This new collection features nursing bras, camis and chemises like this cute Shirred-Front Comfort Nursing Cami ($34) with a pattern perfect for holiday parties. Or, pick out a pretty lace bra like their Lace-Cup Wirefree Nursing Bra ($30) that will help you feel beautiful. You can find Leading Lady bras and styles available directly through their website LeadingLady.com. You can also save 15% through the holidays with the coupon code: LLHOL1958 valid site-wide!
Holiday Gift Ideas for Babies!
MAM Personalized Pacifiers are the perfect gift for babies this year as the personalized nature lets you make something perfect for your little one while giving something that is practical and useful. You can personalize the MAM pacifiers with your child’s name, nickname, or even a clever saying. These BPA pacifiers are available in 2 sizes and 5 different colors. Between December 3 to 7, MAM is offering a Buy 1, Get 1 sale where you can buy one set of personalized pacifiers and receive another set of equal value for free! Choose from 2 pacifiers for $19.95, 4 for $24.95, or 6 for $29.95 and double your value with an additional complimentary set! Just use the coupon MAMHOLIDAY at www.mambabypersonalized.com during the promotion window. You can also get social with MAM on Facebook and through their twitter profile @MamBaby and by chatting along with the hashtag #MamBaby!
Want to entertain baby on the go? Tiny Love Sunny Stroll is a colorful arch full of engaging toys that will fit on most strollers and infant car seats. The Sunny Stroll features three baby-activated toys to keep baby busy. Newborns can explore their senses while older infants can learn about the cause-and-effect relationship through colors, textures, sounds and movements. The arch is flexible so you can create your own angle adjustments to fit your space. Plus, with the universal attachment, it the arch is easy to install and remove as needed! The Sunny Stroll is made for newborns and up and retails for $19.99.
Have fun with playtime at home and on the go with Tiny Love’s line of Tiny Smarts toys! The line includes soft animal figures, rattles, and other small toys perfect for young infants. Grab a clip-on toy like Eli Elephant with crinkly ears and a jittery effect when pulled. Or, add a cute and engaging rattle like the My First Rattle – Sun to your collection that is easy for little hands to hold and features a mirror, teether, and colorful ribbons to grab. The clip-on toys feature one of 6 different creatures and retail for $6.99 and My First Rattle is available in 3 designs and retails for $4.99.
Babies love to be swaddled to help them feel warm and secure like they felt in the womb. An aden + anais bamboo swaddle blanket lets your baby keep a comfortable temperature with a light and open weave that allows for breathability. Plus, the blankets are generously sized at 47″ x 47″ so the blanket will last beyond the first few weeks. I love using swaddle blankets with my children and even my older boys have continued to play with and enjoy the swaddle blankets as a lovie and for playtime as these blankets are light and easy for them to handle. You can find lots of great gifts for babies, including this great 3-pack of Bamboo Swaddle blankets that retails for $45, at Rosenberry rooms.
Stork Stack is a gift subscription service perfect for pregnancy through a child’s 3rd birthday! The Stork Stack is filled with 5 favorite, high-quality products that are picked out with products specifically for both mom and baby. Stork Stacks are delivered around the first of every month with new and unique items each month. Or, select a Shower Stack which can be shipped on-demand and has a pre-assembled kit so know you exactly what your gift will include. I got to check out a monthly Stork Stack and loved the included two cute toys perfect for my newborn and a “This Is Your Book” that will be so fun to fill out as he grows! Plus, it included a children’s music CD and KIND granola bars, too. I loved my Stork Stack and everything was great quality and a great overall value! Each Stork Stack retails for $28 or choose a 3 month subscription for $84. The Shower Stack retails for $40. Shipping is always free.
Let your little one get exploring and active with a fun Bright Starts Sunnyside Safari Saucer. This activity center features 7 fun activities surrounding your infant including teething toys, easy to grip beads on a bead chaser, hanging toys to grap, lion popper with spiraling beads and more. You can also easily add on your own toys with the 4 built-in link loops. The infant seat rotates a full 360° so your child can have a variety of experiences and playtime in this fun infant gym. Then, when playtime is through the saucer folds flat for easy storage. The Sunnyside Safari Saucer can be used starting at 4 months old and up to 25 lbs. The seat has 3 adjustable height positions to grow with your child. You can find the Sunnyside Safari Saucer at Walmart with a retail price of $59.50.
Baby Spa Moisturizing Body Lotion and Soothing Face Cream are perfect stocking stuffers for your little one’s dry, cracked skin, especially in the winter months when your fireplace or heater removes the moisture out of the air. They are rich in nutrients such as Organic Olive, Jojoba, and Grape Seed Oils as well as Organic Aloe, Chamomile, and Calendula for instant freshness. The creams are light, non-greasy, and easily absorbed. They are perfect for sensitive skin and smell delicious! You can find the moisturizing body lotion and soothing face cream as well as many other Baby Spa products like shea butter diaper cream, calming massage oil, tearless baby shampoo, and soapless body wash on their website or on Amazon. An 8.4 fluid ounce bottle of lotion retails at $9.99.
Holiday Gift Ideas for Toddlers!
Start the Holiday fun off with an adorable Bright Starts Having a Ball Giggables or two in your toddlers stocking! These clever animal themed balls make silly sounds as they wobble and roll across the floor. To get your child laughing and giggling, just have the push the ball to see it wobble and hear the six different electronic sounds. Choose from the six cute animal themed balls available including a tiger, pig, baby chicken, frog, cow, and elephant. Bright Starts Having a Ball Giggables are geared towards children ages 6 to 36 months. You can find them at Buy Buy Baby, Toys R Us, and other retailers. They are sold individually for $6.99 each.
Decorate your kids room or playroom while offering kids creativity and fun with ChalkBoard Circles. These wall stickers can be applied with peel and stick application and can be removed and repositioned when needed. Your little ones will love drawing and creating and making their room uniquely their own. The set comes with four 18.8″ circles and chalk. You can find ChalkBoard Circles through Rosenberry Rooms. The set retails for $56.
You can bring your toddler right to your table to eat beside you with the Tidy Table Tray + Flexi-Diner! This set uses a large clip to securely fasten the tray right to any table or countertop and provides a clean place for your toddler to eat. The Flexi-Diner is a BPA free insert that features a spill catching lip and a rounded edge that keeps spills off the floor, your child, and the table! The insert tray can easily be removed to help you prepare your child’s meal in one place and for easy clean-up. Tidy Table Tray + Flexi-Diner is available online at Babies R Us and on Amazon. It is also available at local retail stores! The set retails for $29.99.
Keep your active toddler busy with the Bright Starts Having a Ball 5-in-1 Sports Zone! This activity center features 5 sports: Baseball, Soccer, Hockey, Basketball, and Golf! In addition to the fun sports centers, your little one will enjoy the lights, sounds and music that react when they play. All sides of the 5-in-1 Sports Zone can be used for play with multiple areas to dunk and play with the included balls. This activity center includes a soft plastic bat, golf club, hockey stick, basketball, baseball, golf ball, soccer ball, and 3 additional balls. The digital scoreboard adds counting fun to the mix while your little one practices motor skills and builds hand-eye coordination and muscles development. The 5-in-1 Sports Zone is made for children ages 1-3 and retails for $49.99. Look for it at Buy, Buy, Baby, Toys R Us, and other local retailers.
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Disclosure: Product samples were received by members of A Mom’s Take review team for inclusion in this gift guide. No other compensation was received. The opinions expressed above are my own and any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site.