Updated: Aug 18, 2022
We know you’ve got your hands full, so leave the holiday shopping to us!
We made a list of our favorite baby products that encourage parent and baby bonding. Each gift is thoughtfully chosen, parent and baby approved and from companies who give back to their community and/or use environmentally friendly materials.
Isn’t shopping for babies the best?
Here are two of our favorite baby books that you and your snuggle bug will want to read over and over. Reading to your baby is one of the greatest ways you can spend your time together because it helps your child associate learning and reading with love and affection.
If Animals Kissed Goodnight, written by Ann Whitford Paul and illustrated by David Walker, is about mommy and daddy animals kissing their adorable babies goodnight. Shower your own adorable baby with kisses as you read this heartwarming story together.
I Love You to the Moon and Back, written by Amelia Hepworth and illustrated by Tim Warnes, is about a Mama Bear and her cub enjoying their day together. Mama bear reminds her baby of her endless love as they gaze up at the stars, play in the water and make new friends.
Babywearing is a fantastic way to help you and your baby bond. Similar to skin-to-skin contact, babywearing has so many benefits that contribute to healthy development. Babywearing promotes greater attachment between you and your baby, helps them adjust to life outside the womb and improves your baby's physical and mental health.
Tuck and Bundle is a veteran owned, Texas company who uses sustainable fabrics in their wrap, hires mothers to make them and creates a comfortable and durable product that will last you your entire babywearing journey and beyond. Their luxurious wrap is designed for babies that weigh 8-25 pounds.
If you’re looking for a structured carrier that will hold more weight, Ergo Baby Carrier is a good choice. There are 30 different carrier options and most of them are designed for babies weighing 15-45 pounds. The carriers offer multiple different carrying positions, such as the back carry. Ergobaby also supports many non-profit organizations that support parents and babies in need.
Don’t you love shopping from businesses that give back to their community?
If you haven’t used a DockATot Deluxe, you're missing out! These small and portable docking stations provide a comfortable place for your baby, ages 0-8 months, to lounge and relax while giving you a hands free moment. They are also great for traveling! Docks are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class certified, which means that all the materials and processes that go into making the product are thoroughly researched and tested to ensure that they are safe and gentle on babies’ skin.
Bonsie Skin to Skin Babywear created the only baby clothes specifically designed to help parents easily practice skin-to-skin contact with their baby. Skin-to-skin contact not only aids in loving attachment, it’s also essential for the development and health of babies. The clothes are buttery soft, easy to put on and take off and they make changing diapers a breeze. Add Bonsie Skin to Skin Babywear to your own holiday wish list because you won’t want to put your baby in anything else.
Bonsie Babywear also gives back to March of Dimes, an organization committed to helping improve the health outcomes for mother and baby, as well as Welcome Baby, an organization who provides mothers in need with newborn essentials.