You’ve seen the first of our newborn gift suggestions for this Christmas, but we can’t keep it to just one post – buying for new babies is just too addictive! Come see the rest of our suggestions.
If you manage to pick up an iPhone 5 in your stocking you’ll need some distraction to stop your baby going for it. We suggest the supremely chewable jChews Smartphone silicone teether (above) from Jellystone Designs. It comes in seven colours and at just $15 it’s much easier to replace than a real smartphone if it ever gets accidentally dropped in the toilet.
Everyone needs new clothes for Christmas and babies are no exception! Give them something fresh and bright for the holidays with funky clothing from brand new range Zipit. From 15 November, this range (priced from US$12-US$14) will be available at Zipit. You’ll love the happy and modern colours and details – but the real clincher? No irritating press studs. Everything in the range fastens using easy access zippers.
If you’ve been thinking about washable cloth nappies, Christmas might well be the time to request some for your baby. We love the Itti Bitti Tutto washable cloth nappy for a whole lot of reasons – it’s adjustable from newborn size right through to toilet training, so it’s a great investment, it comes in a fabulous range of colours (some of the new range are shown above), and it’s so luxurious! Made from waterproof and soft minkee fabric, there’s no need to cover up – which is just what we need to hear in the Australian summer. Check out the range, at $36.95 each (including all inserts) at Itti Bitti Australia.
Start your youngster on the path to global domination with a crocheted rattle from TANE Organics! At twenty centimetres in diameter, this ‘I am the World’ globe rattle is easy for even very small babies to get their hands on. It’s made from gorgeous organic cotton and you can get yours from Skip to my Lou for $49.
If the new little person in your family isn’t sitting up yet, you’ll keep them occupied for ages with a play gym like this 3 in 1 Safari Gym. Use it on the floor or even in the cot (velcro straps will attach it securely to the bars) to make play time more enjoyable for everyone. You can find this one at most major retailers for $79, or check Playgro for stockists.
Christmas is a great time for stocking up on essentials and the good thing about babies is that you can buy lovely things that aren’t toys and they’re too young to complain. Your new addition is sure to love the cotton/bamboo hooded towel and wash mitt that make up the Nature’s Purest Bath Time gift set. With a silk trim and gorgeous bunny, it will make bathing just a bit more luxurious for parents and babies. You can find the set for $69.95 from Natures Purest.
In fact, while you’re at it, why not pick up a convenient travel purse of organic babycare products from Little Innoscents? At only $19.95, they not only smell great, but are safe for even the most sensitive skin. You can just pop the pack in your bag wherever you go and you’ll have all you need to keep your little one fresh as a daisy.
After what’s sure to be an exhausting day, wouldn’t it be lovely to tuck your baby in under a new quilt? We love the woodland-inspired Wonderland Cot Quilt, which comes with a bonus carrybag for those nights when you’re out and about. Pick up this one or a range of others at Little Chipipi for $129.95.
Your baby’s first Christmas is a special one, so why not buy a keepsake so you’ll always remember it? These lovely little Santa Birds are a 2012 keepsake personalised with your child’s name so you can hang them on the tree year after year and congratulate yourself on making it through Christmas with a newborn! They’re US$32, and you can get all the details sorted out online at Gifts Define.
That’s it for our newborn gift recommendations, but stay tuned each day for our other gift guides. We have lots of great ideas coming up to help inspire and take the stress out of gift giving this year.