We just love a good baby shower! This weeks Nolcha Shows Monday Must Haves is dedicated to bringing you the ultimate guide to independent maternity and baby essentials, perfect for gifting your favorite Mommy’s and Daddy’s to be.
1. Pink Blush: Perfect for an evening out, this Pink Blush fitted lace maternity dress is flexible to accommodate your growing bump at every stage of pregnancy. Pair with a classic heel and statement necklace to look and feel amazing all night long. www.pinkblushmaternity.com
2. Chewbeads: The Chewbeads Hudson necklace is styled with faceted oval beads that add extra interest and color to your outfit. It comes in six fashionable colors, including black, ivory, turquoise and punchy pink. Buy one, or buy a few and wear them layered–These chunky necklaces for moms are versatile, practical and tasteful.
Not only are these Hudson necklaces attractive and stylish, but they are also completely safe for your baby or toddler to chew on when they are teething. Baby-safe jewelry for new moms is becoming much more popular, and this selection made of 100% safe silicone is ideal, because it looks like a fashionable necklace and not a string of baby toys hung around your neck. www.chewbeads.com
3. Natures Baby: Bundle up some Natures Baby products to make the ultimate skincare gift set for baby. Our favorites include; Moisturising Bubble Bath: Baby will look forward to jumping into the tub with this fun new Bubble Bath. Made with 70% certified organic ingredients and the highest quality botanicals, essential oils and luxurious moisturizers. Natures Baby Bubbles are long lasting and extremely gentle so they will not dry or irritate baby’s tender skin, while the natural scents fills the air. Great for Babies and kids of all ages.
Shampoo & Body Wash: Did you know that the shampoo you use every day, dehydrates your skin, hairs, and scalp, which can weaken them? Yes, that’s why doctors do not suggest them for babies. Why not choose a shampoo that works better without harming your skin or hair – Nature’s Baby Organics’ Shampoo & Body Wash! It’s filled with luxurious moisturizers, high quality botanicals, essential oils but no harmful or synthetic chemicals, which make it the best choice either for babies. It doesn’t dry your baby’s skin, but nourishes and moisturizes it.
Conditioner & Detangler: This Organic Conditioner uses organic & natural ingredients to provide an incredibly soft and manageable finish for your babies’ hair. Using ingredients such as Organic Aloe, Organic Calendula, Safflower Oil, and Shea Butter, your little one will be left with residue free and tangle free locks that are easy to comb through. Leave in or Rinse out. Adults love this conditioner on their own hair too. www.naturesbaby.com
4. Evie Bett: Diaper bags just got seriously stylish with the Vivien from Evie Bett. This stand out style includes two machine washable, durable neoprene insulated pouches for bottles and snacks, Cushy Tushy changing pad, is insulated for temperature control and cushioned to comfort, not to mention seriously stylish! www.store.eviebett.com
5. Frenchie Mini Couture: The Lt. Blue Stripe with Blue Stripe Collar Bodysuit is the perfect addition to any baby’s closet. If they’re going to grow up fast, they might as well grow up in style with this Frenchie Mini Couture bodysuit! www.frenchiemc.com
6. Cuddle + Kind: ‘I’m always chewing on things – in my mouth and in my brain! Learning new things is so much fun, and because I’m so curious, it happens by accident all the time. It would be the coolest thing ever if we could be best friends and find out how everything works together.’ Meet Benedict Bunny, the ethically produced, hand knit doll from Cuddle + Kind and your little ones first best friend!
Each doll purchase provides 10 meals to children in need. Each cuddle+kind hand-knit doll is made in Peru by talented artisans from locally grown cotton and provides women with a sustainable fair-trade income. www.cuddleandkind.com
7. Poncho Baby: Award-winning Poncho Baby® organic products are the perfect gift for baby showers, baby gifts and new mom or dad. This gift set is made up of an organic nursing cover, that allows mom to easily view baby while breastfeeding and provides front and back coverage, a reversible and absorbent bandana bib and an organic security blanket, reassuring for day care, in the crib or car seat. www.ponchobaby.com/
8. Sophie the Giraffe: This Sophie the Giraffe my first hours gift set is an essential to welcome baby into a world of softness and comfort! Sophie the girafe is a baby’s first toy, stimulating each of his senses from the age of 3 months, this adorable gift set not only comes with baby’s very own Sophie, it also includes a bonnet, a large blanket, a cuddle/ lovely with pacifier holder and a basket to keep all of baby’s things. www.sophiethegiraffe-usa.com
9. BonnBonn Baby: Specially engineered eco-friendly antimicrobial protection and patented moisture wicking control, BonnBonn Baby Newborn Gift Pack is the perfect way to welcome baby home. Baby will stay comfortable, dry, and cozy; and a happy baby makes a happy parent. www.bonnbonnbaby.com
10. Estella NYC: Art of Estella’s original collection of organic baby toys, the taxi rattle is inspired by the vintage NY taxi, this rattle is available in the famous yellow hue and features a melodic sound that is sure to grab and hold baby’s attention. Made by hand in Peru by local craftsmen, this rattle has been a big hit at NYC baby showers and makes the perfect addition to any baby gift. www.estella-nyc.com
11. Bella Bundles: Bella Bundles takes the guess work out of putting together the perfect gift set, this set is sure to please everyone! The gift set includes a Bella Bundles Snap hooded Towel, a Blanket On The Go and one reversible bib. Baby will be warm, comfortable and seriously stylish!
12. Smiling Tree: The Smiling Tree picture alphabet blocks have got it all! This 26-piece set features letters, A-Z pictures, and corresponding words. Little ones will delight in identifying pictures and words for each corresponding letter of the alphabet. Fun and easily recognizable objects make this set classic, timeless, and ideal for any age. www.smilingtreetoys.com
13. Life Factory: The Lift Factory bottle starter Sets make beautiful gifts for new and expectant moms. They’re perfect for baby showers and they’re easy to wrap. A great way to ensure baby gets off to a healthy start. These baby bottles are made of the highest quality, thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass. This allows our bottles to transition safely from freezer to boiling water. www.lifefactory.com
14. Nested Bean: The innovative design of the Zen Swaddle® and Zen Sack™, mimics a mom’s touch by using gently weighted pads that lay on the chest and sides of baby, so they feel comforted all night long. Moms who use either product see an improvement in baby’s sleep in just 1-3 nights.www.nestedbean.com
15. UPPAbaby: The VISTA stroller from UPPAbaby folds easily, adapts as a family grows, has a variety of new configurations, and maneuvers like a single stroller. The stroller is compatible with the MESA infant car seat – direct attachment, no adapters necessary, making it a performance travel system. The stroller includes both bassinet (tested to overnight sleep standards) and toddler seat – completely interchangeable and requires no fabric swapping. www.uppababy.com
16.UPPAbaby: The UPPAbaby MESA is an infant car seat designed with features that maximize ease to minimize error. The MESA is the only infant car seat on the market that uses the SMARTSECURE™ system. The seat features auto-retracting LATCH connectors and a red to green tightness indicator for quick, accurate, and easy installation in seconds. The MESA combines the safety, functionality, and ease of use which allows parents to move forward with confidence and security. www.uppababy.com
17. Lilith Loves Henry: Trunkey the Elephant out and about! Soothing teeth makes a happy child, the gorgeous elephant design that can clip onto a pushchair, sling or similar – no more picking up dropped toys with this clever idea! www.lilithloveshenry.co.uk
18. Ubbi: The Ubbi diaper caddy provides parents with convenience, durability and accessibility by having all the diapering supplies organized in one portable storing unit. Made of sturdy plastic, the Ubbi diaper caddy has two main compartments for diapers and wipes, with a drawer for smaller items and a fitted space that includes a comfortable and easy-to-clean changing mat. The caddy also has an integrated handle and non-skid rubber feet allowing it to be carried around or stay safely in one place. While the Ubbi diaper caddy can store most disposable wipes dispensers, it was cleverly designed with a window that matches the Ubbi branded wipes dispenser’s window for parents to know when they are running low on wipes. www.ubbiworld.com
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