Daily Mom’s Guide to Gifts for Babies and Expectant Moms

The holiday hustle and bustle is always an exciting time, but for those new and expecting parents this season is especially bright! Whether celebrating Baby’s 1st Christmas or anxiously awaiting your little one’s arrival, this time brings out the joy in us all and reminds us to be thankful for all the blessings in our lives.

So, whether you’re curling up in front of the fire with a cup of hot cocoa, heading out to a holiday party or watching your little one take their first steps toward the Christmas tree, Daily Mom has you covered with the perfect presents for both babies and expectant moms this year!

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Baby Carriers by Tula

Perfect for any parent that could use a hand

As a parent of multiples, having your hands free is essential – whether that’s around the house or out exploring the great outdoors. Tula understands this, as well as the fact that this need doesn’t go away once your little one isn’t exactly so little anymore. The Tula Toddler Carrier has the widest and largest panel of all carriers, allowing parents to carry children weighing from 25 lbs up to a whopping 60 lbs. The breathable canvas, reinforced leg supports, and padded shoulders – not to mention the adorable designs – make outings with your toddler in tow incredibly easy and even fun!

Tula Toddler Carrier:

  • Ergonomic M-Position Seat for baby’s safe development
  • Dual adjustment padded shoulder straps
  • Wide padded waistband with pocket
  • Reinforced leg padding
  • Can be worn on the front or back
  • Detachable hood

But wait – that’s not all! Babywearing dreams do come true, and that’s the case with this stunning woven wrap from Tula – in Voyage Corsica. This wrap is solid – super strong, sturdy, soft, 100% cotton woven fabric, which is appropriate for newborns all the way through toddlers – in front, side, or back carries. The Voyage Corsica weave is made of the most delicious shades of aquas and teals that will surely make your babywearing heart go pitter-pat this holiday season.

Woven wraps are so incredibly versatile, because there are hundreds if not thousands of configurations you can learn to safely and comfortably wear your little one. Tula wovens are unique to Tula, and you won’t find these beautiful patterns or striking colors anywhere else. Each wrap is OEKO-TEXÆ Standard 100 certified, and this specific wrap is a medium weight (270 GSM), woven in Poland, and available in wrap sizes 2 through 7 (size 6 shown here on a newbie wrapper, 5 feet 4 inches tall). Wraps can be intimidating, but this woven from Tula is sturdy and so well-made – even a wrap beginner (*raises hand*) can get the hang of it pretty quickly.

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Grand Dock by DockATot

Perfect for older babies and toddlers who love to snuggle

There is no more coveted item on a new mama’s wish list than a DockATot. We have long loved the DockATot Deluxe for our newborns, but for older babies and small children, we have fallen hard for the DockATot Grand. Made for babies 9-36 months, this cozy cocoon is the ideal sleeping, relaxing, and lounging place. DockATot Grand’s raised, breathable sides, help your child feel snug – almost like you’re laying right beside him or her – providing a feeling of safety that’s unmatched. If you’re making the switch from crib to bed, the DockATot Grand can help ease the transition for your little one, helping him or her feel secure and cozy.

The new prints are simply dreamy (shown here in cararra marble) and perfect for the trendy family who loves baby gear that blends in with their decor. The Grand Dock is washable, breathable, and hypoallergenic, made from only the finest non-toxic materials.

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Belabumbum

Lounge and Comfort Wear for the Radiant New and Expecting Mama

Perfect for making all the new mamas out there feel beautiful and comfortable this holiday season, Belabumbum’s Maternity and Nursing Intimates and Loungewear are guaranteed to please. Pregnancy and breastfeeding each take their toll on a woman’s body and helping the lady in your life get some much needed rest and relaxation this season is important. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, new and pregnant mamas are so frequently overwhelmed that they need the opportunity to feel snug, serene and even a little bit sexy when lounging around the house, wrapping last minute gifts or even enjoying the lights of the tree with a mug of hot chocolate.

The Moon Goddess Collection celebrates the phases of motherhood, similar to the phases of the moon. Designed in luxe pima cotton and featuring bejeweled moon phase motifs, this Moon Goddess Set is perfect for nightly use or packing in the hospital bag for the stay after baby’s birth. The ankle length nursing chemise and robe are conservative enough to keep new moms covered up even when visitors drop by. Further with adjustable straps, a built-in shelf bra, and one-handed clip for drop down nursing, this set will last throughout postpartum recovery and breastfeeding.

The Lounge Chic Classic PJ in soft jersey with contrast piping is a stylish and simple classic. With button down nursing access, long sleeves, full-length pants and an elastic waistband this set is meant to stand the test of time. Perfect for pregnancy and postpartum, this set will last mom a lifetime as the flattering A-line cut will never go out of style.

Crafted of soft, supple materials and designed to fit during both pregnancy and postpartum, Belabumbum’s loungewear will encourage mothers everywhere to take a moment to themselves. Featuring coordinating sets for mom and baby, their ethically-sourced clothing is meant to promote self-care and bonding with baby, both of which are of utmost importance during this special time in a woman’s life.

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Cocoon Cam

Perfect for New Parents

Every new mom could use a really great baby monitor. Especially in the early stages, all parents worry about their baby’s breathing while they are sleeping.  Cocoon Cam is the only baby monitor that monitors baby’s vital signs noninvasively without any wearables or mats. You simply download the Cocoon Cam app and watch your sleeping or playing baby on your smartphone. The monitor tracks breathing and movement and sends notifications to your smartphone if it detects any abnormalities. New moms and dads can rest easy knowing that they can sleep through the night without having to wake up constantly to check on their baby’s breathing.

You can also watch your baby from anywhere with the live streaming as well as two-way communication. The set up is fast and easy and the monitor will work anywhere that WiFi is available. The great thing about this monitor is that essentially it is just a one piece item. You most likely will always have your phone with you so you won’t have to carry around the extra viewing piece of a conventional monitor. You also don’t have to turn the wall mounted monitor on every time you want to use it. It will active automatically when you open the app on your phone.


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Majamas

Stylish comfort for the pregnant or breastfeeding mama

With cooler temperatures creeping in, pregnant and nursing mothers everywhere need a quick wardrobe update sure to keep them comfortable and stylish all winter long. Moms so frequently leave themselves out when they start prepping winter gear – clothes, hats, boots, jackets – for the kids in their lives so this year make sure to keep that special lady in the mix as well. During the trying times that can be pregnancy and breastfeeding, make sure to have some cute, trendy go-to outfits that make mom feel pretty and put together whether relaxing around the house on a lazy Sunday or dressing up for a casual date.

  • With both room for your growing belly and postpartum nursing access Majamas outfits are perfect for transitioning with you in the upcoming months.
  • Soft, stretchy styles keep Majamas styles comfortably in place.
  • With discreet and easy nursing access there is no need for additional breastfeeding blankets or covers.
  • Designed, Sourced & Sewed in the USA using eco-friendly fabric.
  • Majamas is committed to creating beautiful clothing that does not destroy our planet.

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Baby Carrier One by Baby Björn

Perfect for the new parent who’s always on the go

Baby Björn carriers are the Rolls Royce of baby carriers, and their Baby Carrier One is their best seller. This carrier is gorgeous in design, and thoughtfully crafted to provide optimal style, comfort and safety for both parent and baby. The Baby Carrier One is ergonomic, easily adaptable to fast-growing babies, and provides a hands-free way to keep your baby snug and close, while making it easy to get things done both at home and on the go!

  • Perfect for newborns and as they grow
    Baby Carrier One is super versatile.  You can use it for your newborn (8 lbs/3.5 kg) and then adjust it as your child grows.
  • 4 front and back carrying positions
    Choose whether you want to carry your child facing inward (two height positions), facing outward or on your back.
  • Ergonomic leg position
    Fully adjustable seat width ensures a comfortable and ergonomically correct position for your child’s hips.
  • Padded shoulder straps for superior carrying comfort
    Luxuriously thick padding in the shoulder straps gives you superior carrying comfort.
  • Pressure-relieving waist belt
    The wide, sturdy waist belt gives you excellent pressure relief and ensures good carrying ergonomics.
  • Built-in infant insert
    Baby Carrier One has two height positions. Use the upper position for newborns (at least 8 lbs/3.5 kg) so your baby is carried in the proper position close to your face.
  • Ability to carry your toddler on your back
    After your child reaches one year old, you can safely and comfortably carry them on your back.
  • Easy and safe back carrying
    With your child in the baby carrier facing inwards, you can easily swivel the baby carrier from front to back. It’s comfortable and you can do it on your own. The design of this baby carrier ensures that your child sits safely and securely while being moved onto your back.
  • Adjustable head support
    The baby carrier has a sturdy, flexible head support that you can use until your newborn’s neck muscles are strong enough to hold up their head. You can also keep the head support unfolded while your older baby (over 5 months) is resting or sleeping in the baby carrier. The head support is fully adjustable and individually adaptable.
  • Hip-friendly baby carrier
    The International Hip Dysplasia Institute has tested Baby Carrier One and acknowledges it to be “hip-healthy”. This means that the baby carrier provides the correct support to your child’s hips and encourages good hip joint development, which is especially important in your child’s first months.
  • Child-friendly material
    All of Baby Björn’s baby carriers are free from harmful substances and approved in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 for baby products.
  • Comes in a variety of styles and patterns.

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  Tranquilo Mat

Perfect transition gift from womb to world for the new mom and baby

The Tranquilo Mat will quickly become the favorite gift for the new mom (and baby) in your life. This mat comes in two sizes, small (12 in x 9 in x 3/4 in) and large (23 1/2 in x 12 in x 3/4 in), and mimics a mom’s heartbeat and movements in the womb through soothing sounds and vibrations. This portable mat is perfect for cribs, basinets, pack-and-plays, Dock-A-Tots and Rock ‘N Plays. It acts as the perfect sleep and comfort transition from womb to world, during the difficult post-birth 4th trimester.

Designed to be used and taken anywhere, it’s lightweight and folds, easily fitting in diaper bags. The removable external cotton cover is machine-washable, and the liner is water-resistant, protecting the mat from spit-up and diaper leaks. You can also purchase cute coordinating mat covers to make this gift the perfect combination of practical and personalized.

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Coveralls from KicKee Pants

Perfect for little ones who love to be comfy-cozy

Brace yourself. We guarantee you have never felt a softer item of baby clothing, ever. KicKee Pants zippered coveralls (also available with snaps) are where it’s at this holiday season. Babies are notoriously hard to buy for, because it seems they have everything these days. Treat the little one in your life to the absolutely softest coveralls you can imagine. These coveralls are perfect for day or night, play or sleep; uber-stretchy, completely non-toxic with no dangerous flame retardants, and ridiculously comfortable. You’ll only wish they came in your size. And the working flap on the back? Adorable.

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Milk and Baby

A perfect holiday dress for the pregnant or breastfeeding mom

Whether the pregnant or breastfeeding mom in your life is working or simply preparing for the holiday hustle, keep her comfortable and feeling beautiful this season in Milk and Baby’s Wrap 3/4 Sleeve Maternity & Nursing Dress. This versatile dress is soft, stylish and cut for an AMAZING fit no matter mom’s body type! This exceptionally flattering dress provides all day wearability without stretching out or wrinkling allowing the woman in your life to remain on the move. With an attractive over belly wrap, discreet nursing access and flirty, yet conservative just above the knee-length, this dress will become one of mom’s favorite for years to come.

As a special gift for all Daily Mom readers this holiday season, Milk and Baby is offering an exclusive, one-time only 15% off their entire online order using code DAILYMOM.

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Shoes by Pediped

Perfect for the toddler who is always on the move

Pediped shoes are a fan favorite of ours for the holidays – or any season, really – because they are so comfortable for kids to wear and play in, easy to put on, and are fashionable. These shoes are meant to last long and grow with your child. When you buy from Pediped, you can rest easy knowing your child’s shoes are approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting healthy foot development.

These Grip n Go Jay shoes are a stylish low-cut, brown leather boot. The contrasting red elastic laces bring just the right touch of holiday spirit, while remaining versatile enough for the rest of the year. Jay’s rubber sole is perfect for new walkers, as it’s lightweight and super flexible. With a rounded toe that mimics the natural shape of your child’s foot, these are the next best thing to bare feet – and they’re machine washable to boot!

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Muslin Snuggle Blanket by Bebe Au Lait

Perfect for any baby on your shopping list

We have been obsessed with Bebe au Lait muslin snuggle blankets for years, and it’s easy to see why. These are the fluffiest, coziest muslin blankets ever. Perfect for cribs, stroller rides, car trips, and snuggles on the couch, these soft, soft snuggle blankets will keep your baby warm. We can’t even explain how perfectly soft these are for baby’s delicate skin, and they are so incredibly well-made that this blanket will last your baby throughout his or her childhood, multiple washes, and wear and tear. Bebe au Lait has several fresh new prints in their product line, and we’re loving this funky tropical Oahu & Zig Zag pattern that is perfect for girls and boys.

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Finn + Emma

Perfect for baby’s first holiday

Baby’s first holiday is always a special one. Start your little one’s first holiday with unique, quality gift items that will not only last, but are sure to delight. From stuffies to rattles to teethers, Finn + Emma’s line of toys for baby are the perfect first gift for your growing little one. We love the vintage feel of the Polaroid Wood Rattle Teether, made of untreated Indian hardwood filled with beans for a beautiful sound. Made of the same wood, the Tribal Stripe Teething Ear features a ring of natural teething relief along with an organic cotton “ear” which can also serve as a fun teether or play toy. Lastly, we can’t forget about Finley the Fox Rattle Buddy. He’s not only adorable, but he’s made of 100% certified organic cotton, eco-friendly and non-toxic dyes, as well as wool stuffing. He’s as cuddly as he is fun to shake and rattle. He’s also ethically and hand made in Peru. We love that Finn + Emma’s toys are not only all-natural and safe, but also handmade and ethically sourced. 

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Feeding Sets by Think Baby

Baby food set that every mom on the go needs

 

There comes a day in every mom’s life where her little baby isn’t so little anymore, and they need to start eating “real food.” With real food comes the issue of how to store it all, and just like everything else, mom wants to make sure she’s using containers that are safe and that don’t have yucky chemicals. Think Baby is a company committed to creating feeding and body products that are safe to use. Their feeding system is BPA, phthalates, nitrosamines, lead, PVC, PET,  Melamine free. There are no harmful chemicals and they include:

  • Bento box with air tight lid- The container does not leak even with water placed inside it. Great for baby bags or lunch boxes.
  • Baby Bowl – Low profile baby feeding bowl with lid. Designed for early feeding.  The lid will be easy to locate among other clear lids commonly found in household drawers as we have colored coordinated them.
  • Soup Bowl – High profile baby soup bowl. Perfect for soup or cereal. Also comes with color coordinated lid.
  • Kids cup – Perfect first cup and comes with handle that can clip onto bag straps.
  • All made from food grade stainless steel and then wrapped in polypropylene. The interior and exterior separate for easy cleaning.

Each of these items are created and tested with ensuring that the safest materials are used. They have gone beyond just no longer using BPA plastics but have continued in researching every material they use to ensure that it is safe for your body and the environment. Think Baby is a brand you can trust when it comes to safely, easily, and efficiently storing your baby’s food.

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Andy Pandy

A Great Gift for the Eco-Conscious and Practical Parents

Although not a traditional gift, diapers are an essential and practical gift that parents of a new baby can appreciate. Diapers from Andy Pandy are a great way to give new parents something that can use and will love from the moment they try them on their little one. These diapers are made from eco-friendly, premium bamboo making them a great choice for babies with sensitive skin. These diapers are also:

  • Free of chlorine, alcohol, preservatives, phthalates, latex, PVC, or TBT
  • Soft and silky to the touch
  • Strong and absorbent
  • 100% biodegradable
  • Odor resistant
  • Moisture wicking
  • Naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial

Andy Pandy uses bamboo as the main source of materials for their diapers because bamboo is soft, strong, and naturally regenerative so it grows quickly and efficiently in the wild.

If diapers aren’t what you are looking for this holiday season, Andy Pandy also offers organic shampoos, body washes, and lotions for your little ones. Both the body wash and shampoo as well as the lotion are:

  • Skin, vegan, and earth friendly– Organic, plant-based ingredients that are vegan and gluten free. Non-GMO and cruelty-free.
  • Free of parabens, phthalates, sulfate, dyes, and artificial fragrances.
  • It serves more than its purpose– When you purchase Andy Pandy Organics, you are not only getting a bottle of premium baby wash, you are also helping the little warriors of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. 
  • Body wash and shampoo are 2-in-1 products that come in sweet orange, lavender, and unscented.
  • Lotion comes in relaxing and soothing rosehip and primrose. 

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  b.box

Perfect feeding gear for infants to toddlers

b.box is known for their innovative baby gear. They’re a one-stop-shop for all things baby, from feeding to diapering. Their innovative bottle and dispenser is essential for parents who formula-feed. These bottles can be prepped and ready to go anywhere. You simply dispense your dry powder formula into the dispenser, attach it to the bottle, and fill the bottle with sterile water. When you’re ready to feed your baby, just plunge and shake! No more ice packs or need for refrigeration. These bottles are BPA, Phthalate and PVC free.

As your baby grows, so does her feeding gear needs. b. box’s Smock Bibs are the perfect bib to keep clothing and baby clean during messy mealtime. These bibs are waterproof and cover baby’s entire body, from arms, torso to legs. And they conveniently tuck into their own pouch for easy travel storage. As with all b.box’s products, they’re completely non-toxic – BPA, Phthalate and PVC free.

For toddlers and older kids, b.box’s Snack Packs are perfectly designed to store and carry snacks on-the-go. With two separate compartments that seal separately, you’re able to pack and carry two different snacks, or a snack and dip. And a handy spoon stows away in the lid for convenience. The Snack Packs are BPA, Phthalate and PVC free.

b.box’s Diaper Wallet is the only diaper wallet with a built-in wipe compartment and dual access to wipes. Wipes can be accessed inside during diaper changes, or externally for quick finger and face cleaning. This diaper wallet comes with a matching, easy-to-clean changing mat, as well as enough internal space for wipes, two disposable diapers and even a change of clothes. No more lugging a heavy diaper bag for quick trips! They’re also BPA, Phthalate and PVC free.

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 Developmental Baby Toys by Yookidoo

Perfect developmental toys for babies and toddlers

If there’s a baby on your shopping list this year, don’t settle for clothes or blankets. Babies deserve fun gifts too! Yookidoo Developmental Baby Toys are innovative in design, and focus on encouraging the development of a baby’s fine motor skills, focus and attention, among many other things. These stimulating toys are colorful, musical and fun! Yookidoo’s Light ‘N’ Music Fun Ball is battery-operated and motion-activated. The bold colors and inviting faces light up, and it plays music and sounds when your baby reaches for or grabs the ball. The Musical Crawl ‘N’ Go Snail is battery-operated toy that rolls, spins his shell and turns his head from side to side as he goes. He can roll approximately 6 feet, encouraging your baby to crawl after him. His spinning shell unscrews to become a 7 piece ring stacker toy with a push-squeaker face and a rattle ring. The Pull Along Whistling Duck comes with a bead coaster for added fun and makes a cute whistling noise when being pulled along by your child. When not in motion, he whistles for your child to come play with him.

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 Sophie La Girafe by Vulli

Perfect eco-friendly toy for the teething baby

Sophie La Girafe has been a beloved baby teether for over 55 years, and it’s no surprise as to why. Made in France of 100% natural rubber, from Hevea trees in Malaysia, this inviting toy will awaken all of your baby’s senses. From Sophie’s soft, squishy texture, to her contrasting brown spots (dyed with food paints), your baby will begin to recognize Sophie’s bold look and soft feel. Her delightful squeaker will help your baby begin to understand cause and effect. Her unique rubber scent and taste, and chewy limbs, will sooth your baby’s sore gums. Sophie La Girafe will surely become one of your baby’s most beloved and practical toys, as it has been so for babies since her birthday on Saint Sophie’s Day in 1961.

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Bumkins

Perfect for super baby

In the market for a gift for a mom with a super baby? Bumkins has a variety of baby and toddler items that are perfect as gifts or stocking stuffers. The adorable DC Comics Silicone Bib is sculpted to look like the Batman suit. This “super” bib is soft and flexible, with an adjustable neck that fits children 6 to 24 months. The bib features a large pocket to catch spills from your little one. Bumkins also offers BPA free and non-toxic teethers for your favorite superhero. The DC Comics Silicone Teether is specifically designed with textures to soothe aching gums. The DC Comics Silicone Bib and Teether are the perfect accessory for Batman’s newest fan.

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Bona PowerPlus Deep Cleaner and Microfiber Deep Clean Pad

Ideal for new moms who want to spend more time with family

Giving the gift of any Bona product to a new mom is like giving the gift of time. Breeze through cleanup with the Bona Premium Spray Mop. Between spit ups, cheerios and squished raisins those sweet babies are sure to make large messes. The Bona product lineup makes daily cleanup so quick, this is especially nice when your cleaning about 4 times a day.

Really any mom will rejoice that cleaning their hardwood floors is now so effortless. With a squeeze of your hand you can quickly spray and enjoy the shine of your beautiful hardwood floor. Allowing you to spend more time with your family and less time cleaning.

When your cartridge runs out just open it up and refill it with the PowerPlus Hardwood Floor Deep Cleaner and you’ll be ready to go. For those harder to clean spots like dried milk you can easily switch the the cleaning pad to the PowerPlus Microfiber Deep Clean Pad to give it the extra scrub it needs. The advanced PowerLoop technology, breaks apart and loosens tough spots. Gone are the days of getting on your hands and knees trying to clean.

  • PowerPlus Deep Cleaning Products provide a powerful clean.
  • Safe for Hardwood floors and Greenguard certified
  • Machine washable pads
  • Simple and easy allowing more time to be spent with family.

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Kristin Depaula

Kristin is a native Floridian who loves warm weather and sunshine but owns too many scarves and boots. She lives at the World’s Most Famous Beach with her husband, 3 boys and enough animals both warm and cold blooded to make up a zoo. She is a practicing attorney who spends her days working with at-risk and delinquent youth and her nights being a Montessori Mama to her independent, strong willed little humans. On the weekends you can find her at soccer games, chasing her boys at the Beach or cooking for her husband who suffers from Crohn’s disease but is healing with a healthy diet. In her free time, Kristin loves reading and laying by the pool.

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