Gift guide: practical gifts for new moms and babies

Family and friends gather together prior to a baby’s birth to “shower” the expecting mother with gifts for the baby.  There’s no doubt that a mom-to-be, especially a first time mom, will need all kinds of products to care for her baby.  There are some products that moms and babies can use from birth well into a child’s toddler years.


Yootoo maternity bras are elegant, durable, and comfortable.  They can be worn with t-shirts and low-cut tops. The UGrow™ technology allows the bras to grow with a mom.  The 95% breathable cotton Yootoo maternity bra has seamless soft cups.  It’s completely wire-free and ideal for breastfeeding.  The drop-down clasps allow for easy one-handed fastening and unfastening.  Color options include:  Cassia, Chai, Mocha, Black, and Vanilla to compliment a variety of skin tones.  Sizes range from small to plus size.  The Yootoo maternity bra was voted #1 by Australia’s “Mother & Baby Magazine” and “Cosmo Pregnancy”.


The Honest Company bath and body essentials are designed with the whole family in mind.  The products are made without sulfates or parabens.  The Honest Company‘s gentle and mild 2-in-1 Shampoo + Body Washes are formulated to cleanse the entire body from head to toe. Perfect for the entire family, the products are made with nourishing organic botanicals to leave skin feeling soft and fresh.  Gift givers can choose from a line of natural personal care and home cleaning items.  Gift sets and gift cards are available.

Kushies GoPIllow - 4 Images
Demonstration Video:

Kushies Baby has been offering baby products since 1988.  The company’s offerings include a variety of baby care products from outer gear to breastfeeding gear.  The Kushies GoPillow is a hands-free, wearable breastfeeding pillow that is ideal for moms to use while at home or on-the-go!  It has a built-in privacy cover-up that can be used for public breastfeeding, and that doubles as a pillow and swaddling wrap for babies.  The Kushies GoPillow is lightweight and small enough to fit inside diaper bags.  It’s not just a breastfeeding aid; it also doubles as a travel pillow for toddlers. The blanket is retractable; it can be tucked out-of-the-way when not being used. The pillow also slides onto the armrests of airplanes to make toddlers more comfortable during flights.


Cloud b Nightlights are cute and functional.  They project a starry night sky on the walls and ceiling of any room.  Children who have a fear of the dark are comforted by the soothing light of simulated star constellations. Various animals and color options are available to create a tranquil environment that helps children ease into sleep.  The 45 minute timer will turn the nightlight off once the child is asleep.


The Snack and Play® Travel Tray is ideal for trips with children. It can be used anywhere parents and caregivers go with a car seat or stroller.  It can even be used on airplanes!  The Snack and Play® Travel Tray is made of soft, durable, 100% Nylon. It buckles either around the child or a seat.  It has large mesh storage pockets on each side and a two-inch wall to stop things from falling off.

More Baby Care Tips:

Things to do before your baby arrives:  resources and tips for expecting parents

Five things I’m glad I did with my baby because they really made a difference

Travel tips:  advice and gear for trips with babies and children

Advice for new parents:  make noise while your baby is asleep!

Top 5 things NOT to do when someone has a new baby

Breastfeeding information and advice for new moms

Mothers and caregivers should say NO to cow’s milk for babies less than a year old

10 tips for weaning a breastfeeding toddler

10 reasons to breastfeed your baby

Up Journey 38 Best Gifts for New Moms 2018

I received one or more of the products mentioned above at no cost for review purposes. However, I only recommend products I used personally. This information is being disclosed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

*I am the inventor and owner of the patent for the Kushies GoPillow.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s