All of the products in this post we have tried, reviewed or already owned. Some of these products I was given in order to conduct my review. As always, all thoughts & opinions are 100% my own.
If you have been following my blog the past few years, you will remember that back in 2013, we adopted our son. It was a long journey filled with ups and downs and yet, here we are with a beautifully precocious 3 year old boy that we can’t imagine our lives without. We are at it again! We are in the midst of adopting a 17 month old girl from China. If you missed my announcement, head HERE for more details. We are expecting to travel to China in the next month and a half or so.
Because our little girl will be past the newborn stage, this Baby Gift Guide is focused more towards babies 12 months and older. These are some of my favorite baby products. Many of these gifts I have personally owned for years. And some gifts I have been given the opportunity to try out and review. All of the gifts are awesome. Keep checking back because I will be updating this Baby Gift Guide with new gift ideas daily.
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Babsy B is a children’s edutainment company that has books, CDs, and prints, designed to develop children’s oral language. Babsy B has books and CDs for children aged newborn to 12 years! Each Babsy B book is tailored for a specific age group based on a child’s developmental stages. All Babsy B books and CDs help parents & caregivers to develop children’s oral language by providing a print-rich environment so that every child can meet success as a reader, writer, and lifelong learner. These books are wonderful. My 3 year old was looking at these books when we received them and he absolutely LOVES the book “The Bridge is Up.”Buy Now
When we became parents for the first time, friends gave us a BOB Revolution Single Stroller. I was a very active runner at the time and my husband was as well. We’ve had the stroller for almost 3 years and it is the only stroller we use. Now that we are about to become parents to two children, we decided to upgrade to the BOB Revolution SE Duallie Double Stroller at Kohl’s. This stroller is worth every penny. The BOB Revolution SE Duallie Double Stroller swiveling front wheel makes maneuvering a breeze, while the adjustable suspension system keeps you and your children cruising comfortably wherever you go.
High-impact, oversized wheels provide increased stabilityBuy Now
Cushioned reclining seats adjust for a cozy experience
Multiposition canopies protect your tiny tykes from the elements
Cargo basket and numerous pockets offer plenty of storage space
Frame folds in two simple steps for convenient transport and storage
Parking brake and locking front wheel give you complete control
5-point restraint systems secure your children
Padded handlebar, viewing windows and wrist strap keep you moving with confidence
Most of you know that we have an active family. This Burley Solstice Jogging Stroller will be the perfect stroller for when we are taking our daughter to the park and on runs! The award-winning Burley Solstice jogging stroller is the perfect blend of style and function. The Solstice folds easily with one hand, has a lockable front swivel wheel and features Spring Integrated Technology (S.I.T.™) seating for hassle-free loading and unloading.
One-handed fold allows for easy and quick folding even if holding your child.Buy Now
Padded Spring Integrated Technology ( S.I.T.™) Seat prevents tangled straps and simplifies getting your little one in and out of the stroller.
Seatback can be adjusted with one hand.
Extendable padded handlebar creates the perfect fit for parents of all heights.
Easy to use knob allows for quick locking of the front 12” swivel wheel.
Coil-spring suspension system provides a smooth ride.
For our nursery, I knew three things 1) I wanted to paint the walls gray 2) I wanted to have pink accents throughout the room and 3) I wanted a White Delta Crib. I love Delta cribs and I wanted to make sure that is what our little girl has. This Delta Children Madrid 4-in-1 Fixed-Side Convertible Crib is the perfect crib because it transitions from a crib with three mattress height positions to a toddler bed, then daybed and finally to a full-size bed with headboard (daybed rail included; toddler guardrail and full-size bed frame sold separately). The Delta Children Madrid 4-in-1 Fixed-Side Convertible Crib is topped with a bell-shaped headboard that features three inset panels. The crib is rigorously tested to ensure your child’s safety and the the Madrid 4-in-1 Crib from Delta Children is JPMA certified, and made to Delta Children’s exacting standards of quality, design and longevity.Buy Now
Kids need a safe and clean environment to grow up in; make cleaning a breeze with the DNA Miracles® Home Solutions Bundle with Bottles and let their high-quality products do all the hard work for you! To keep your home squeaky-clean, each bundle includes packs of Nursery + Playroom Cleaner, Fruit + Veggie Wash, Spot + Stain Remover and Bottle + Dish Soap. To get started, all you need to do is drop a pack into a bottle, fill with water and in one minute you’ll be ready to clean! Each product is specially formulated to be safe for use in the rooms where your little bundles of joy spend time, but tough on dirt and grime. Create a clean home for your children with the DNA Miracles® Home Solutions Bundle with Bottles!Buy Now
DNA Miracles Natural Soothing Ointment is a nontoxic formula strong enough to soothe and yet gentle enough for the softest skin. Using natural ingredients like willow herb and coconut oil, this ointment protects your child’s sensitive skin while locking in much-needed moisture. DNA Miracles Natural Soothing Ointment helps keep your baby’s skin healthy and hydrated while providing soothing comfort.Buy Now
The Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner™ thermometer accurately reads a temperature in two seconds and gauges body temperature by capturing the naturally emitted heat from skin over the temporal artery, which runs across the forehead and is directly connected to the heart via the carotid artery. To use, simply slide the thermometer in a reasonably straight line across the forehead, midway between the eyebrows and the upper hairline. This thermometer has a Soft-Glow Display, 8 Temperature Memory, Silent Mode and you can choose between °F or °C Mode.Buy Now
Happy Family has just launched their Clearly Crafted baby food pouches. Clearly Crafted pouches are clear and thus showcase what is enclosed, eliminating any hidden surprises. Clearly Crafted is available in 12 new organic flavors: two for stage 1 (4+ months) and 10 for stage 2 (6+ months) babies. Happy Family is also the first organic brand to list recipes directly on the back of the pouch, helping parents confidently shop for their babies. Happy Family also launched HappyFarms.com, where parents can learn more about where the company sources its ingredients.Buy Now
Mary Square sells gifts with purpose. They have everything from home decor, to journals, to apparel, to jewelry and more. Their gifts incorporate Scripture and inspirational messages into all of their products to inspire us to live with passion, gift with purpose, and share God’s light with others. They have keepsake themed journals (like the one pictured) which make perfect Baby Shower gifts. This scrapbook inspired journal includes spaces to record your favorite traditions and birthdays, memories and unforgettable moments! They also have Wooden Block Decor that would make perfect additions to your child’s room. Mary Square has given Addicted to Saving readers a 20% off coupon code! At checkout, paste coupon code SAVING20Buy Now
The Motorola MBP853CONNECT Digital Video Baby Monitor with Wi-Fi is a remote wireless baby monitor that enables you to always keep an eye on things both while at home on the parent unit and away on compatible smartphones, tablets and computers. The crystal clear two-way communication feature allows you to communicate without being in the same room. The Free Hubble app on your compatible viewing device allows you to receive sound, motion and temperature notifications so you’re sure to always stay connected to what’s going on. The 3.5-inch diagonal color screen has a remote pan, tilt, and zoom functionality. It also has infrared night vision for keeping an eye on your little one in very low light levels make it easier than ever to stay connected with baby.Buy Now
The Newton Wovenaire® Crib Mattress is designed with your baby’s health, safety, and comfort in mind. The innovative design allows air to flow freely for optimal breathability and temperature regulation. The washable material prevents bacteria growth – and allows you to rinse off any less-than-adorable moments. Newton’s perfect level of cushy firmness helps your baby stay asleep. Newton’s core is made of 90% free air – yes, air and 10% food-grade polymer. It’s all wrapped up in a breathable, three-dimensional fabric that provides comfort and unzips for easy washing. Newton contains no foam, latex, springs, glue, or allergens and is 100% recyclable. Right now we can save $25 on a Newton Mattress by using coupon code SLEEP25Buy Now
Since the little girl we are adopting is a bit older, we are not expecting her to be in bottles too long. These Philips AVENT Sippy Cups are the perfect transitional cups from bottles to regular cups. The Philips AVENT Straw Cup is an ideal drinking solution for the growing toddler. It is leak-proof, easy for the toddler to use independently with its unique twist lid and fully dissemble-able and cleanable. And, the Philips AVENT My Natural Drinking Cup makes it easier for your toddler to transition from bottles and sippy cups to grown up drinking–without the mess. Ideal for toddlers 12 months and up, this spoutless cup features a unique spill-proof valve that’s lip activated. The My Natural Drinking Cup is a great first grown up drinking cup for toddlers ready to move on from traditional sippy cups or from drinking from a straw.Buy Now
Stay connected wherever you are. The Philips Avent uGrow smart baby monitor maintains a reliable, stable and secure connection to their baby at all times. The uGrow smart baby monitor automatically switches seamlessly between WiFi, 3G and 4G to maintain a continuous connection to baby. It logs temperature and humidity, alerting parents when there is a shift in the environment and features high quality night video and handy nightlight as well as remote talk back and lullaby options. App controlled from a smart phone or tablet, the uGrow Smart Baby Monitor gives peace of mind – parents can view and interact with their baby from anywhere. Parents are also able to grant access for up to ten family members and friends to look in on their little one; three of those family members and friends can view simultaneously.Buy Now
Rockin’ Baby is a kids clothing company that has a one-for-one concept: for every item purchased, an item is donated to a mother or child in need. Rockin’ Baby was founded in 2002 as a sling & pouch company, and they have donated 50,000 slings to families in Kenya and Haiti. They have since launched their apparel collections featuring clothing and accessories for newborn to 10-years old. Their collections comprise of a range of themes and Rockin’ Baby is proud to introduce the Spring 2016 collection. Themes include: Hero, Fishy Fun, Out of Africa, Club Tropicana, Seaside, High Tea, Beach Time, Nautical and Jungle Jane/Jim. All clothing is designed to be comfortable and machine washable. Just like the slings, for every clothing item purchased, an item is donated to a child in need.Buy Now
The Safety 1st 3-in-1 Grow and Go™ Air Car Seat will give your child a safer and more comfortable ride. For newborns to growing toddlers, the Grow and Go Air can be used in the rear-facing position from 5-40 pounds. Then, in forward-facing mode, the Grow and Go Air keeps your child protected in a harness up to 65 pounds. When your child is ready to use the vehicle seat belts, hide the harness and use the Grow and Go Air 3-in-1 Car Seat in belt-positioning booster mode up to 100 pounds.
The car seat built to GROW for extended use through 3 stages: Rear-facing 5-40 pounds, Forward-facing 22-65 pounds, and Belt-positioning booster 40-100 poundsBuy Now
Superior safety with Air Protect®, an advanced cushion system that provides extra protection
A snap to clean! Machine washable and dryer safe seat pad, unsnaps and lifts away quickly from the seat frame for truly easy cleaning
Harness holders: with the harness held back, it’s easy to get your child in and out of the seat
Grow-with-baby pillows for a comfortable ride
QuickFit™ Harness for easy adjustment of both harness and headrest in one simple step
3-position recline makes it easy to get a good fit in your car
Takes up less space in the back seat, for up to 7 inches of extra room in the front
2 integrated cup holders
I am loving these two outfits courtesy of The Children’s Place! This Baby And Toddler Girls Long Sleeve ‘100% Squeezable’ Stripe And Lemon Print Footed Stretchie comes in sizes as small as 0-3 months up to 5T. And how cute is this dress! This Baby Girls Sleeveless Tie-Strap Watermelon Dress And Headwrap Set will look adorable on our daughter! Right now through April 27th, we can get free shipping on any sized orders on The Children’s Place!Buy Now
The Custom Kids has personalized t-shirts for babies & kids! Their designs are original, “kid-centric” & fully customizable with your child’s name & more. The two t-shirts pictured were designed for my son and the baby girl we are adopting. How cute are they!?! My son is 3 and a half and he loves seeing his name on both his shirt and the shirt for his little sister.Buy Now
This Thirty-One Gifts New Day Tote in Preppy Pop has fun, bright colors that perfectly highlight this roomy tote. This tote is perfect for the gym, beach or busy mom. The two exterior cinch pockets are great for drinks, baby bottles or everyday items. If you use this tote as a diaper bag (like I am), you will find that the interior is spacious enough to include change of clothing, diapers, snacks and even toys! Size: Approx. 13.75″ H x 15″ L x 8″DBuy Now
The Tiny Love Flip Cube is a double-sided soft baby toy that includes numerous fun surprises. It is a versatile, flip-sided baby toy that includes a variety of fun features that will intrigue and amuse baby while also encouraging the development of fine motor skills. It is also a toy that can be played with either independently or with a parent (encouraging bonding).Buy Now
The Gymini® Kick & Play™ City Safari by Tiny Love is a colorful safari baby mat complete with a responsive electronic pad and loads of features. The mat is a fun dual-position baby-activated kick & play response pad that develops baby’s senses and encourages gross motor skills. The mat has rattling toys, peek-a-boo windows a wind chime and more. There are 3 modes of use: cozy closed borders for newborns, arched play gym and extra large play mat for sitting babies.Buy Now
The Tiny Love Rock & Ball is a 3-in-1 tummy time toy and tambourine that encourages baby’s motor development. It helps extend tummy time and encourages development of gross motor skills and crawling. This toy has a versatile design and numerous modes of use are wonderful both for independent play and fun joint playtime. The Tiny Love Rock & Ball is easy to grasp, play with and enjoy!Buy Now
Since we will be traveling across the globe to bring our daughter home, I wanted to bring a small bowl and spoon with me to help out during our long flights home. The Tommee Tippee Explora line of feeding & drinking products is perfect for in-home use or on the go use. (We will definitely be testing the “on-the-go” usage as we travel around China and then on our long flights home!) The Easy Scoop Feeding Bowls With Lid and Spoon pack includes 2 bowls, a leak-proof lid and an easy-grip spoon. They are a must-buy for easy feeding on the go. The easy-scoop triangular base helps with self-feeding and helps prevent messes.Buy Now
I love this VTech DS6671-3 DECT 6.0 cordless phone because it allows you to put your cell phone away and connect with your family, while also being able to answer phone calls that you may receive. There are no monthly fees to use this service. This phone can be connected to as many as five handsets with a single jack. The brightly lit keypad and screen give you maximum visibility, even in darkness or dim light. The cordless headset allows you to carry on a conversation in privacy anywhere. Also, multitasking is made easy with the hands-free headset, letting you easily carry on a conversation when you are on the run or preparing meals. Enjoy the convenience of making calls from your cellphone, even when the cellphone is in another room, with the latest Connect to Cell technology.Buy Now
This VTech Safe&Sound® DM271-110 DECT 6.0 Digital Audio Baby Monitor with Open/Closed & Motion Sensors features two smart home sensors and lets you stay connected to your baby like never before. Hear every sound your child makes over a secure, DECT 6.0 connection knowing no one but you is listening. Know if your child is somewhere off-limits with open/closed and motion sensor alerts on doors, cabinets, open spaces or anywhere else you want to safeguard. With the VTech Safe&Sound® DM271-110 DECT 6.0 Digital Audio Baby Monitor with Open/Closed and Motion Sensor, you get extra features all in one device. The baby unit doubles as a glow-on-ceiling night light that projects stars and the moon onto the ceiling and can be easily adjusted to best suit your nursery. Plus, the monitor plays a gentle lullaby to soothe your baby during quiet time. Other features include a two-way, talk-back intercom, built-in belt clip and up to 1,000 feet of range, so you can stay connected as you go about your day.Buy Now
The VTech Safe&Sound Pan & Tilt Full Color Video Baby Monitor has a fun owl-shaped camera design, making it easy to incorporate into baby’s room, while adding to the nursery décor. This monitor also comes equipped with remote pan, tilt and zoom so new moms can scan baby’s room right from the parent unit and – thanks to automatic night vision – moms can see their little one without disruption, even after dark. This monitor also features digital transmission, making your videos private and secure while cutting down on the background noise. The VTech Safe&Sound VM344 Expandable Digital Video Baby Monitor with Pan & Tilt Camera and Automatic Night Vision expands up to four total cameras so you can keep an eye on more than one child or room at the same time.Buy Now