Essentials for baby and mama that perfectly blend style and utility.
When registering for our shower and shopping for our baby girl, I quickly found myself overwhelmed by SO many different products, many of which were hot pink and covered in frills. There are tons options out there, and sometimes it can feel like you’ll never be able to sort through it all. With that in mind, I wanted to pull together a small roundup of five must-haves for mamas and their newborns. And the best part? They are as beautiful as they are useful!
DockATot (get a coupon for $10 off your order here)
DockATot is both a lounger and a co-sleeper. The super-portable dock is available in two different sizes, and the Deluxe (for 0 – 8 mos) is perfect for newborns! They are handmade in Europe and designed in Sweden (hence why they are so freaking beautiful!). And for mamas looking to go the more natural route, they are OEKO-TEX certified and made from all-natural, 100% cotton. I’ve heard lots of awesome things about this brand and I can’t wait to try ours with Baby Stormer. I’m getting this marbled dock -obsessed- but there are some other awesome designs like this floral and palm!
Binxy Baby (here’s a coupon for 10% off your Binxy Baby order)
Binxy Baby is certainly a must for a mom on the go! So, truth be told, I despise grocery shopping (the only store I can convince myself its enjoyable at is Target, and I end up with 20 other things and no groceries – classic). So I know if I can’t take baby with me to the store I’ll find every excuse not to go! Fortunately, Binxy Baby offers an awesome shopping cart hammock that fits most standard shopping carts. It can hold your car seat and supports up to 50 pounds! Once baby gets a little bigger (between 6-8 months and before they can sit up on their own) you can put them directly in the hammock. The design leaves lots of room to put items in your cart under the hammock and is also super safe for baby. And it comes in super cute, playful designs – I got this triangle Binxy.
Ollie World: Here’s a coupon for 10% off your order
The Ollie World swaddle (aka the “smarter swaddle”) was originally designed by a social worker to help a foster child named Oliver who was struggling to sleep and eat. Working together with a pediatric neuro-developmental psychologist, she was able to create a swaddle that helped Oliver tremendously. And, tear-jerker, he was adopted after he began to flourish from using the swaddle! Each Ollie World swaddle is made from a custom, moisture-wicking material to prevent overheating. It offers a custom fit to accommodate the needs of each little one, and there’s an opening at the bottom for easy diaper changes. I love that the design of each swaddle is very minimal. I got the swaddle in this lovely stone color.
Clary Collection Balm
Clary Collection was founded by two mothers who formed a friendship and connection during the pregnancy and birth of their first children. In an effort to find truly organic products, co-founders Jen and Adriel quickly realized that the American marketplace was saturated with claims of “purity” from products that contained synthetic chemicals and preservatives. By seeking alternatives, these women looked to ancestors who used medicinal quality herbs and oils to heal. Clary Collection was born when they decided to craft their own balms and oils using this knowledge. I LOVE my Clary Balm. I use it on my face as a soothing moisturizer, and it is perfect for your newborn’s diaper rash and eczema. A beautiful, healthy product that both you and baby can use – what’s not to love? And that GORGEOUS packaging (insert heart eyes emoji). Oh, and PS – they have an awesome Renew + Repair oil to help with stretch marks.
Solly Baby Wrap
Solly Baby creates the most adorable carrier wraps! They are both lightweight and easy to put on, with an emphasis on both closeness and comfort. They are designed for the first year or up to 25 pounds, so you can get lots of use when getting around with your newborn! And a special plus – everything from the material to the packaging is made here in the US. I got this natural and grey striped Solly, and there are lots of other lovely designs on their site too!
*I received product compliments of DockATot, Binxy Baby, and Ollie World for this post. However, thoughts and opinions are all my own.