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With the holidays upon us gift guides being created by every company for every product for every man, woman, and child, even pets. So why am I adding to this barrage of product pushing? Well let me start off by saying that some of the items on this list were sent to me by the manufacturers for review and consideration, at some point during the year. It was not required to have them included in this guide. This is my guide for my readers. Other items I purchased on my own, with my money, for my personal use.
I’ve compiled this list for you because unlike some companies that create guides for their own product pushes. I have no agenda, except to create some great content and guides, but more importantly to give you some ideas on items that I have used and/or use and have found extremely useful as a mama. I hope that you will find these items just as remarkably useful as I did. I hope that your children, spouse, partner, friend or anyone else that receives them as a gift really enjoys them too! The items are numbered in no specific order, and it is done so solely for your convenience. Enjoy.
The Holiday Gift Guide pictured below is linked to a printable pdf version of the Mama’s Mission’s Holiday Gift Guide For New Mamas so that you may take it with you on your next shopping trip. The links below have been added for your convenience and will help you find these items online from the convenience of your own living room. This is just one of the many guides I will be working on this week. I’ve already posted Gift Guides for Boys & Girls, Teens & College Students and The MAN, so be sure to check it out. If you have any product suggestions you’d like to see included. Be sure to send me an email!!
I humbly present to you…
Holiday Gift Guide
For New Mamas
(insert round of applause here)
1.Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether, Brown/White $18.99 – Best Seller in Baby Teethers
Confession: We do not own one! I have wanted to purchase one for the longest time ever. Maybe one day it will happen! Sophie the Giraffe is a very popular teether among babies all over the world. Every baby wants her mama and a Sophie the Giraffe! The dark and contrasting spots all over Sophie the Giraffe’s body provide visual stimulation and make her easily recognizable to baby. Her squeaker keeps baby amused and stimulates his hearings. Sophie the Giraffe is very flexible and has lots of parts for baby to chew like ears, horns, legs. She is perfect for soothing baby’s sore gum when teething and is completely safe. Made of 100% natural rubber and food paint. Sophie the Giraffe is perfect for baby’s small hands. She is very light and her long legs and neck are easy for baby to grip. Sophie is Phthalates and BPA free.
2. Citrus Lane Subscription Box $22 per month (annually)
Mama loves receiving these “surprise” boxes in the mail each month, so do the girls, I promise it’s not just me, well maybe, but just a little. It’s so much fun unwrapping them to see what goodies we’ve received. Little ones change so quickly–from the foods they eat to the toys and books that challenge their growing minds. Citrus Lane is here to help parents discover the very best products for each age and stage, so you can spend less time searching for the right stuff and more time-sharing happy moments together. Be sure to check out some of my recent reviews on the Citrus Lane Box for babies and toddlers.
4. ExerSaucer Triple Fun World Explorer Plus+ $169.99
I absolutely love multiple use items. Start out with the Tummy Time mat, move into the bouncing station stage, and then finally in its 3rd stage it converts into an activity table for multiple children to play at! This ExerSaucer Triple Fun – World Explorer Plus will take you from newborn to toddler and up. It allows children to explore their world and expand their mind with a variety of age-appropriate toys with lights, sound and music to help your baby achieve important developmental milestones. Unique developmental toys include a story book pod, featuring 12 pages, 36 different sounds and 4 languages. The electronic toy bar has two pull toys to make lights and sounds. A soft cushioned mat is included for care or tummy play. The rock, spin and bounce actions provide your baby with plenty of exercise to strengthen legs, back and neck muscles. Offering parents extended use with three stages and easy conversion, you will get years of play and learning! Includes three height positions, a built-in carry handle and washable seat pad.
A set both mother and baby will love. It comes with everything you need to feed and nurture your baby including two 4-ounce bottles, two 9-ounce bottles, two newborn nipples, two slow flow nipples, a bottle-to-first-cup trainer with removable handles and soft spout, milk powder dispenser with lid, newborn pacifier, cleaning brush and an express microwave sterilizer to eliminate harmful bacteria. The nipples are a real winner and baby can easily go from mother to bottle with ease.
We’ve had one of these piano’s in the girls crib since Em was a baby. Now Preemie uses it and really gets a kick out of it! Play a variety of fun musical activities with the Lil’ Critters Play & Dream Musical Piano by VTech. Whether on the floor or attached to the crib, this soft piano can encourage play or soothe your child to sleep. 70+ songs, melodies, sounds and phrases to choose from. 5 cute animal piano keys introduce music, instruments and animals to your little one. Switch between the Rabbit button and sliding owl, each play 15 minutes of playful or soothing music.
The digital video baby monitor by Philips Avent is the perfect addition to any home with little ones! We now use this monitor for our playroom since we cannot see it openly, the monitor provides the perfect little window into our girls world! The clarity and color as extremely sharp and crisp. With a 100% private connection and high-resolution 2.4″ color screen, you will be able to hear and see your child with no interference. Clear crisp sound, and infra-red night vision, which automatically switches on in the dark, it’s like having your child directly next to you. The indoor range is up to 30 meters with an outdoor range of up to 150 meters. The self-activating screen and volume switches on when your baby starts crying and saves you battery life for a longer run time.
8. Joovy Scooter X2 Double Stroller, Orangie, $195.49
I recently reviewed the Joovy Scooter X2. Of all the strollers we have ever owned and now own (including those we have outright purchased ourselves) this is by FAR the BEST double stroller we have. While I realize not all new mamas will need a double, I wanted to include this for those with 2 or more children. Joovy does make a single version of this stroller called the Joovy Scooter, currently on sale for only $129.99 with a RV of $299. If the single Scooter is anything like the X2, run and get it!!! This double stroller is lightweight, will fit through any standard sized door (without having to be folded), is a side by side which the girls love! The wheels have sealed bearings so pushing two kids totaling 90 pounds is easier than you could imagine, and the double front wheels make the stroller super stable. The basket is HUGE and the canopy is SUPER HUGE. Each seat is fully adjustable, independently of the other, and each has its own in seat mesh pocket and fully adjustable 5-point harness. Easy for juggling mamas because the recline and the folding only requires one hand! The Scooter X2 gives you the features you demand, the fashion you expect and the quality Joovy is known for – all at a reasonable price.
Disclosure: The above post contains affiliate links. Should you choose to purchase an item using one of these links I may be compensated for your referral. I have not received any compensation for sharing the items included in this gift guide. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.