This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx, but all opinions are entirely my own.
Long before this pregnancy was even a twinkle in my eye, I researched every baby and me product under the sun. Turns out: it’s a very intimidating task. Now that I am pregnant with my first, there’s more information than ever available at my fingertips and 100 yay sayers to every 100 nay sayers. It can be incredibly discouraging and frustrating but the most important thing to remember is this–just because someone’s baby didn’t take to a particular bottle (or whatever), doesn’t mean your experience will be the same. Like most tried and true things in life–trust your instincts and remember that you know best 🙂
Let’s dive in to today’s Babbleboxx and see some of the really fun baby products I received that I can’t wait to share with my little girl when she makes her appearance this April (GAH! SO CLOSE!!)!
aden + anais: Snuggle Kit Collection & Cloth
There’s nothing quite as comforting as a soft baby blanket. And this is made from some of the softest fabrics I’ve ever run my hands across. aden + anais products are often recommended to me by friends who have littles, and their burp clothes were one of the first things I added to my registry. The NEW snuggle knit collection makes a great gift for newbie mommas, and features one knotted gown with an easy-access tie bottom, a one-size-fits-all knotted baby hat that grows with baby, a swaddle blanket, and bandana bib. It comes in three patterns–navy stripe, rosettes, and heather grey. All items are machine washable and can be used at playtime, bedtime, and for travel. In addition to Amazon, items can be purchased at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, and select boutiques.
Lil’ Squish Jellyfish Sensory Rattle and Teething Toy
I’ve heard a lot of nightmare teething stories, and it’s something I’m not sure you’re ever fully prepared for as a parent (that obviously remains to be seen for us). That said, there are a lot of products on the market now that are a bit more advanced than the homemade remedies (ahem) our parents gave to us back when. This super cute jellyfish teether and rattle is made from 100% silicone and has a lot of fun textures and colors for kiddos to enjoy–the colorful tentacle hoops even help to promote hand-eye coordination!
Boudreaux diaper rash cream
The words “butt paste” might elicit a giggle if you’re five years old like me, but diaper rash is no laughing matter. Another item that every mom under the sun has recommended to me is this diaper rash cream by Boudreaux. Free of dyes, preservatives, parabens, and talc, this maximum strength butt paste quickly and effectively treats rash without the use of harmful ingredients. It works by forming a protective layer on soft baby skin to soothe rash discomfort in as little as three hours.
Butt paste. Yup! Still funny.
Tinkle Crinkle Activity Ball and Caterpillar by Gund
I grew up with Gund teddies as a child, so I was excited to see their products featured in my BabbleBox. Note: if you have a pup around, you might want to keep him (or her) at bay, because Milo freaked out when I took this out of the box, LOL. Both of these items would make wonderful baby gifts–the crinkle ball features lovable characters from the Tinkle Crinkle Collection and soft, 3D cutouts, different textured fabrics, and multicolored ribbons for sensory-stimulating and tactile play. The Tinkle Crinkle Caterpillar has a squeaker, crinkle, rattle, and more in bright, primary colors and fabric. These toys are both safe for little hands and completely machine-washable!
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Baby balm / lotion from Pipette
Pipette Baby products are dermatologist tested, pediatrician approved, hypoallergenic, and cruelty free (!!) making them a safe alternative to a lot of the baby care products available on the market. Their baby balm is a nourishing extra-rich ointment derived from plant-based ingredients while their lotion offers immediate and long-lasting hydration to replenish baby’s sensitive skin. I myself also struggle with sensitive skin, so products like these are important for me to keep in my supply closet. They were also recently featured in Good Housekeeping magazine!
Any new or seasoned mommas out there? Which of these products have you tried and which would you recommend? I’m always looking for suggestions so please leave a comment below!