Baby & Toddler Gift Guide: My Favorite Things

Disclosure: Review units of the items featured in this Baby Gift Guide have been provided to me.

I’m so excited to update my Baby Gift Guide. As a mom of four, I understand that shopping for baby items can be overwhelming. I’ve included many of my favorite must-have items that I have found are essential with a new baby or toddler. Make sure to keep checking back as I continue to add items.

Smart Teddy

Smart Teddy

Smart Teddy is a connected plush toy that is easily operated and can be controlled by the app. The soft huggable Talking Bear knows 28 Fairy Tales, 30+ Daily Routine Activities, lullabies, fun facts, and much more. We also authorized our talking teddy bear by STEM, so it updates content every week for free. This learning toy for 3+ year olds will teach kids good habits in a fun way and help parents with potty training or bedtime struggles. It helps to learn brushing teeth, tidying up, getting ready, and exercising in the mornings and also teaches toddlers ABCs, numbers, and riddles. Entertain your kid whenever you want!

little unicorn cotton muslin quilt

Little Unicorn Cotton Muslin Quilt

Made for nap time, playtime, or anytime, this machine washable quilt is a versatile everyday essential. Featuring four breathable layers and crafted with playful hand-painted prints, it’s as durable as it is cozy.

little unicorn sleep sac

Little Unicorn – Cotton Muslin Baby Sleep Bag

Our sleep bags are designed to make sleep safer and more comfortable for your baby. The lightweight and breathable cotton muslin help prevent overheating and allow baby to move naturally. Included are parent-loving features like a two-way zipper for easy nighttime diaper changes, and machine-washable cotton muslin that gets softer with every wash.

Sleep soundly, knowing your baby is safer and more comfortable in the Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet & Bedside Sleeper. In the Bassinet mode, your little one is surrounded by breathable mesh walls that keep air circulating while providing her with her own private sleeping area. It is lightweight enough to move from room to room for convenience.
For Bedside Sleeper mode, simply unzip the side panel closest to your bed and snug the Beside Me Dreamer right up to the side. The attached straps safely secure the Bedside Sleeper to your adult bed, ensuring it stays snug and in place. Easily lean over to nurse, comfort or just check on your baby during the night, knowing she is right there beside you.
For added comfort, the 6-position height adjustment can be used to adapt the sleeper height to most adult beds.
Nook’s award-winning Organic Niche Nursing Pillow makes breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and tummy time way more comfortable. Completely organic from the inside and out, all-natural, safe, breathable, water-resistant, and machine-washable, this must-have retains its shape, so it’s never too hard and/or too soft and temperature-regulating materials keep you AND baby cool and comfortable.


The Omni Swaddle Sack® with Adjustable Wrap features uniquely shaped ¾ length sleeves with foldover mitten cuffs that may be worn open or closed. It offers the most flexibility for baby’s best sleep. Designed by an RN.

The ergonomic and convertible design supports more arm positions for safe sleep. The design allows parents to swaddle baby with (1) arms on chest under the wrap for full suppression of Moro (startle) reflex – best for youngest babies, (2) hand up by face, one cuff open for self-soothing (3) arms up with cuffs closed for partial suppression of startle reflex, and wrap secured around tummy or 4) arms up fully extended thru the ¾ length sleeves for no suppression of the startle reflex, and wrap secured around tummy (better for babies 2-3 mo).

The Transitional Swaddle Sack® features unique arms up sleeves with foldover mitten cuffs that may be worn open or closed. It’s convertible, easy to use, and important innovation for babies who can roll over, because it allows babies to use their arms to push up to reposition their heads.
The Transitional Swaddle Sack is designed to bridge the gap from a snug swaddle to loose-fitting sleeping sack. When the baby is ready to transition from classic snug swaddling, but not yet ready for a sleeveless wearable blanket, the Transitional Swaddle Sack is a great option to (1) keep baby snug and warm, (2) allow baby the use of his or her arms, and (3) allow baby to self-soothe by sucking on his or her hands.
The original, award-winning Boppy® Feeding and Infant Support Pillow celebrates nearly three decades of supporting moms, dads, and babies! The Boppy® Pillow not only lifts babies to a more ergonomic position for comfortable feedings, but also transitions to support them as they grow offering the perfect spot for tummy time, playing, sitting or just discovering little fingers and toes. Have an extra nursing pillow slipcover on hand for in-between wash cycles. 
  • Gives mom’s arms and back a break while breastfeeding and bottle feeding by lifting the baby to a more ergonomic position
  • Versatile design grows with baby through the first year, starting with propping and tummy time all the way to sitting
  • Removable slipcovers are machine washable
  • BabyCenter Mom’s Pick Best of 2018 and 2018 What to Expect Must-Have Winner


The Boppy® ComfyFit® Baby Carrier enables confidence in babywearing because of its simple and supportive structure that is both comfortable and comforting. Inspired by yoga apparel, the lightweight, soft fabric moves with you and your baby supporting your active lifestyle.
  • Enables confidence in babywearing because of its simple and supportive structure that is both comfortable and comforting.
  • Intuitive and secure design features a padded waist belt and comfortable wide shoulder straps help to distribute baby’s weight evenly
  • Inspired by yoga apparel, it’s made with machine-washable soft fabric and spandex that supports an active lifestyle without compromising style.
  • 2018 & 2019 Parent Tested Parent Approved Product, 2018 Chicago Baby Show Honorable Mention, 2018 Best of Baby TTPM Award and 2018 Baby Maternity
The Omie View is a remote-controlled mirror that clips on baby’s bassinet. Gone are the nights where mom or dad jumps out of bed to check on their newborn. Simply adjust the Omie View so one can easily see from the comfort of their own bed!
The Omie View is also:
  • Controlled via remote enabling parents to get the best angle for a perfect view
  • Has a night light to see baby in the dark
  • Is a convex mirror
  • Tilts up and back at an 85-degree angle
  • A universal fit on bassinets and pack ‘n plays, can also be used on some cribs
  • A tool that can be used in SIDS prevention

Give your little ones a cozy place to lay at night with these soft-to-the-touch, breathable, classic crib sheets. Our sheets are 100% Made in USA organic cotton, designed for quality, ultimate comfort & style. Crafted by experts who have been making bed linens for over 115 years, our crib sheets are free from harsh chemicals and synthetics, making for a healthier night’s sleep.


Joovy Boob Bootle Feeding Essentials Gift Set
The Boob Gift set is everything a new parent needs to start bottle feeding! This collection has been handpicked by our bottle experts and recommended to offer consistency at every feeding. With all of the essentials, you get our very best bottles and accessories bundled together for an incredible value. Beautifully packaged and ready for the baby shower, this is a gift set that shows you truly care.

The Boob Baby Bottle is the best-performing bottle and the easiest to use system. With fewer parts to clean and the only internal, quad-vent on the market, you’ll be feeding baby with the most efficient system while clean-up time is minimal.

Binxy Baby makes shopping cart baby hammocks to make grocery shopping easier for new moms. This hammock clips on from one end of the cart to the other and baby essentially lays in the hammock comfortably on top of your groceries. You can ditch the heavy car seat and leave it in the car, so that’s one less extra heavy thing to carry.

Lightweight and breathable, our premium Pearl Grey Adapt baby carrier mesh keeps you cool & comfortable during those neighborhood walks or trips to the park.

Dabble & Dollop, a 3-in-1 Starter Kit, The Starter Kit contains 1 x 10oz Strawberry Gel, 1 x 10oz Tangerine Gel and 1 x 8oz Vanilla Whip. The products are designed to be mixed together to create new recipes to make bubbles, body wash, and shampoos. Watch your child Dabble & Dollop and endlessly delight at bath time as they whip up their own custom formulas that will make them eager for bath or shower time. The Starter Kit also contains our special kid-sized mixing bowl and a set of Recipe Cards to inspire creativity and experimentation.
simple wishes – Supermom All-in-One Bra
The Simple Wishes SuperMom All-in-One Bra combines the best features of your favorite nursing, hands-free pumping, and maternity garments into one easy to use bra. Its elegant style, comfortable support, and multi-functional convenience fit your body and your busy life. Harness your Super Powers while breastfeeding, hands-free pumping or doing both with the SuperMom Bra.

simple wishes – SuperMom Underwear – Bikini

Complete your SuperMom set with bikini or thong Underwear to match your All-in-One Bra perfectly! Their elegant style, comfortable support, and soft fabric fit your body and your busy life.
The Light Gray and Dark Gray Essential Storage Tote is ideal for keeping all of your little one’s toys, clothes and other things organized. Keep clutter out of sight with this sturdy yet collapsible felt storage tote. The tote features a dark gray bottom with a light gray top and handles for easy transport.
Greek Key Nursing Cover provides the ability to nurse discreetly while remaining fashionable. This cotton cover features a Paloma gray and white Greek Key print. The cover features an adjustable neck strap with D ring for a comfortable fit. The collar can be positioned to view baby while nursing.

Wrap your baby in our snuggly soft hooded robe after bath time or at the pool. The infant-sized white terry robe with white trim fits babies up to 9 months.
Wrap your little one in soft luxury with the Cow Print Plush Baby Blanket. This super-soft blanket features a black and white cow plush front and a white plush back.
Our Changing Pad Covers are both stylish and comfortable. Soft printed cotton cover is fully elasticized offering a sleek tailored fit to contoured changing pads, allowing you to effectively comfort your baby while protecting your changing pad.
A fantastic show-horse stable set which houses eight breeds of horse, each in its own wooden stall.
Swing open the stable doors to take them out for playtime and admire their unique breed markings, then put each one back in its stall and latch the doors until the next big horse show! Use the write-on name tags to name the horses and stalls yourself. This sturdy wooden stable box features a carry handle so you can have horsey fun wherever you go.
Fantastic castle & princess playset from French company Janod in a lovely carry case.
Open up the beautifully illustrated colorful cardboard carrying case to reveal a two-level princess castle. Set the scene by putting together the 16 piece reversible puzzle play mat that forms the moat and garden around the castle. This lovely detailed set comes complete with 3 princesses, a prince, two horses, and a carriage all made from wood. There are also 21 cardboard accessories to help you immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Princesses. It provides hours of role play and storytelling fun – enchanting.

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