Growing a baby is seriously hard work. It’s hard on your mind, your body, your bladder. Not to mention your poor lady bits.
At Mum Central we believe all mums deserve a little something special for accomplishing this superhero feat. So we’ve found 11 beautiful new baby products perfect for mums or mums-to-be.
Whether you’re on the hunt for your own bubba or for someone else, these items are that every new mum deserves to have. Take the stress out of buying for baby and let us share our fav items with you.
From a gorgeous nappy bag to an award-winning sleep aid, a play mat to a bath set, these are the items that every new mum deserves to have. Browse them all with us!
Ultimate Baby Gift Guide
1. Close to the heart – Lulla Doll
What’s the one thing babies need more than anything? You, of course! But when you really need some sleep (and preferably not with bub in your arms) then it’s the Lulla Doll ($99) to the rescue! This sanity-saving sleeping aid comes with its very own heart beat, providing eight hours of continuous heart beating and breathing.
Lulla helps babies resettle through their sleep cycles by providing the comforting sounds of mum, meaning longer sleep for you and your baby. Nothing can replace loving human contact, but Lulla aims to be a close second.
2. In the bag – The Kalani Nappy Bag
All savvy mums need a super stylin’ nappy bag. And The Kalani Nappy Bag ($495) delivers the goods! Not only is it fashionably fabulous, but it’s also functional. The luxe pebbled leather baby bag is perfect for any fashion forward mummy.
Trimmed in polished rose gold hardware this bag beauty has a double zip opening and more pockets than you can possibly fill. When it’s not hanging from your pram, The Kalani can be worn cross-body so it really does offer the perfect balance between fashion and function.
3. Trot into play – Pony Playmat
Play time just got even prettier with this Silky Prime Wooden Pony Playmat ($99). The waterproof lightweight playmat from the Small Small World Silky Range is made from non-toxic products, has a soft comfortable feel and offers an ideal area for bub to rest or play.
You won’t have to worry about cold, hard floors with this lovely mat protecting and cushioning your bub. Plus, it’s waterproof as well in case of any nappy-free time mishaps. Winning.
4. That’s a shwrap! – Phased Stripe Shwrap™
Keep baby super snug and ultra-warm with this unique blanket/sleeved baby wrap. That’s right folks! It’s a Shwrap ($79.95)!
What is a Shwrap, you might be wondering? It’s hands-down the most ingenious hybrid mix of three essential baby items – a blanket, a wrap and a cardigan – in one useful and very beautiful package. Made from a pure cotton super soft knit, the Shwrap will be your baby’s new BFF.
5. Cover with cuteness – Namelyco Bassinet Blanket
What’s sweeter than a super snuggly bassinet blanket for your bundle? How about one that is custom-made with love AND personalised? Namelyco has you (and your baby) covered with their personalised cotton knitted blanket ($89).
Available in three colours (grey marle/ivory, grey marle/navy, grey marle/pink), all blankets are made with the highest quality yarn and the ideal gift for any newborn.
6. Splish splash sweetness – Personalised Bath Towel Set
With bedtime covered, it’s time to move on to bath time. These personalised safari design gift sets from Yellow Duck Baby Gifts ($89.95) are sure to brighten up bath time.
Each set comes with a bath towel and face cloth gift boxed in a kid’s small suitcase that you can use to store precious keepsakes as baby grows. Choose from blue, pink (below) or yellow and bring on the warm fuzzies!
7. Food for tot – Marcus & Marcus Feeding Set
Prepare for this tasty milestone with an adorable Marcus & Marcus feeding set ($93.90), from Next Generation Homewares, including a bib, toddler meal set, training cup and placemat. Available in four bright colours and animal designs (red lion, yellow giraffe, pink piggy and green elephant), this feeding kit is both fun and functional, ideal for those first feeds.
Made from silicone, the bowl actually suctions to the high chair tray or table so the food has more chance of ending up in baby’s mouth instead of all over the floor. And if that’s not enough reason to love it, all items (including that way-adorable animal spoon and fork with baby-safe tines) can go in the dishwasher once feeding time is over. Because babies sure are messy, especially when they insist on feeding themselves!
8. Tune time – Skip Hop Vibrant Village Toy Collection
Bring playtime to life with these three musical toys designed to improve tactile and visual skills. Skip Hop’s Vibrant Village Spinner Activity Toy ($39.95) offers a spinning kaleidoscope of colours, patterns and tactile stimulation while Skip Hop’s Vibrant Light Up Dog Piano, ($39.90) is a musical treat for both you and your little one.
The Vibrant Village Musical Stroller Bar Toy ($39.95) is another favourite for little ones, providing barking, rattling, musical fun on the go.
9. Milestone markers – Pearhead Baby and Pregnancy Collection
Capture those momentous milestones with these adorable Pearhead Milestone Cards ($34.95) featuring 30 different cards. Simply fill in the date, snap a pic of your baby and add it to the baby album.
10. Best foot forward – Baby Inkless Footprint and Casting Kit
Keep those itty bitty baby toes little forever with these must mementos for all new mums. The Bokbo Baby Inkless Footprint Kit ($24.95) makes taking your little one’s foot prints easy and mess-free. No paint, ink, muss or fuss – simply press baby’s foot into the non-toxic inkless wipe and voila!
Complement your Inkless Footprint with a Baby Casting Kit from Bokbo ($55), which lets you create beautiful sculptures of baby’s hands and feet. No mounting, gluing or sanding required.
11. Suitcase sweetheart – Bockers & Pony Precious Prince Hamper
A cuddly toy, a terrific teether, a pair of booties and the best in skincare for mum! Yep, it’s all here thanks to Bockers & Pony and their divine precious prince (or princess) gift hamper, ($159). Choose a gender-specific or neutral hamper featuring a soft bunny toy, iconic Sophie the Giraffe teether toy and Aromababy mum and bub products.
Packed in a pastel blue Bockers & Pony Old Fashioned Suitcase tied with pastel blue & white striped ribbon, this is another great gift to call your own.
Check out our other baby shopping guides for more gift ideas for bubs and mums.