Baby Must Haves

Finding a good baby shower gift can be daunting, especially when you want a gift that will be appreciated and helpful for the new parents and baby alike.  With a slew of options on the market, it’s not easy to tell what will really do the trick.  I know my head spins when going down the baby aisle and looking at all the choices, not knowing which ones really live up to their claims.  Well, be prepared to look like the baby guru with the following list of thoughtful and worthwhile products below:

First up are the Nanobebe Breastmilk Bottle and Nanobebe Flexy Pacifier.  I have found my new favorite bottle line and learned so much about breastfeeding that no one ever told me before.  I absolutely loved all the videos and links on  The website is so full of not only how to utilize their products, but also the science behind breastfeeding, storing, and heating breastmilk to keep optimal nutrients for baby.  The Nanobebe Breastmilk Bottle is the shortest bottle I have ever seen, but you lose no milk as the bottles are still 5oz.  They are easy to handle and hold, and expertly designed to optimize cooling and warming.  The bottles are curved, allowing for faster cooling to reduce bacterial growth, as well as for faster heating to ensure no nutrient break down.  It has a 360 degree venting system for reducing colic while baby is feeding.  As are all their products, it is BPA free.  I love that it comes with a breast pump adapter so you can pump directly into the bottle for storage and feeding.  Nanobebe’s Flexy Pacifier for 0-3months are 100% silicone in one piece.  They are ergonomically designed and meets the guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

As baby grows and develops more motor skills, those little fingers love to grab and hold on.  The Grabease Toothbrush and Utensils are perfect for supporting their independence as well as their grip and motions.  They are ergonomically designed for small hands and are BPA and phthalates.  I really liked that they are small handles, but still had a choke protection barrier.  The utensils are designed for 6 months and up and are dishwasher safe.  The utensils were designed by a mom who also watched her child struggle with holding utensils supposedly made for a baby and saw the design flaws.  I thought it was cute that the toothbrush box had the story about how her 8 year old daughter saw a need for a toothbrush that was easier to use for her little brother, and thus the Grabease double sided toothbrush was born!  The toothbrush is designed for ages 6 months and up, but also comes with a finger toothbrush for ages 4 months and up.  The Grabease company also are huge supporters of charities including Operation Smile and donate 2 meals to children in need for every Grabease Utensil set purchased.  Check out these and more Grabease products on their website

For those looking for crib sheets for more sensitive skin or just for luxury, the American Blossom Linens Crib Sheet is a perfect pick.  Made in the USA “from cotton to covers,” American Blossom Linens are made from 100% organic cotton.  The sheets are made chemical free, with no harsh dyes, so they only come in the natural cream color of the cotton.  They are machine washable and are dryer safe.  They do soften with each wash, and I was impressed with the quality and thickness of the cotton sheets.  The corner pockets are very deep, allowing for a tight, snug fit on the crib mattress.  See the full line (even more than just for baby) at

For ages 0-6 months, the Chicco PhysioForma Orthodontic Pacifiers with Reusable Sterilizing Case are a great pick.  This tired mama fully appreciates that Chicco made a “Day and Night” set, with the “Night” pacifier being glow in the dark.  This will greatly reduce the middle of the night fumblings searching for a lost pacifier.  They are clinically developed and tested to position the tongue forward and open the airway.  They are light, orthodontic pacifiers that are BPA and latex free.  Another plus about these is the reusable sterilizing case they come in, which is just genius.  You can find these at

Help a new parent out with some of the above goodies to give them peace of mind that they have the best for their baby’s needs.  Whether it’s an upcoming Baby Shower or Christmas you are shopping for, this list contains some small ideas that will be a big hit for every parent.


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