For parents to be this time of year can be chaotic, preparing for the arrival of the baby as well as the Christmas festivities.
This time last year I was preparing for the arrival of Isabelle so Christmas took a bit of a back seat which was OK for us as we didn’t have any other children to think about. Now it can be tricky to buy gifts for a pregnant or breastfeeding mother as they cannot drink alcohol or eat certain foods. So I have come up with a small gift guide that would be great for those mummies who are expecting (and for daddies to)
Every mother needs a changing bag because like it or not carting things around like a donkey is what happens when you become a mother. I have gone from the world’s smallest bag to having large bag for myself plus Isabelle’s changing bag. Recently we have discovered the gorgeous bags from Mia Tui and actually have one on for review at the moment. These bags are designed for the mums being functional but without sacrificing on style. Not just bag for your babies items these can be used daily for work, for going to the gym and even to the beach. There are no limits and no having to change bags for different occasions. With a unique interior there is a pocket for everything and it also includes a handy little clutch bag inside for your personal items like phone, purse etc so you always know where they are inside the bag. With three gorgeous styles to choose from in a variety of colours there really is a bag to suit all the ladies.
Starting at £39.99
Available from Mia Tui
Keep your eyes peeled for our review of the Ava bag soon
What better way to pamper mums-to-be, mums and babies this Christmas than with a gift designed specifically for them? The MamaBabyBliss range of products are natural and free of chemicals, so pregnant women and mums can be rest assured that they are using something that is safe for them and baby.
The gift range from MamaBabyBliss has just re-launched with beautiful new packaging and the Little Bag of MamaBliss includes the new hero products – Mummy Baby Balm and the Bliss Stick of Uplifiting Oil an instant ‘pick-me-up’ for any busy mum at Christmas-time. The bags include:
- Little Bag of PregnancyBliss – And Relax Bath Soak, Bliss Stick Invigorating Oil and Tummy Love Stretchmark Oil
- Little Bag of MamaBliss – Aaah Mummy Baby Balm, Oooh Relaxing Bath Soak and Bliss Stick Uplifting Oil
- Little Bag of BabyBliss – Splash Baby Bath Wash, Hugs Baby Massage Oil and Botty Bliss Natural Nappy Cream
The bags cost £19.95 each and are available from www.mamababybliss.com. Individual products are also available as stocking fillers and are priced from £6.50
Belly Casting and Hand Casting kits from Borrowed Moments are a lovely idea for Christmas. A gift that will last forever and be a memory of such a precious time. We purchased a hand casting kit when Isabelle was a few months old and the finished result now sits pride of place on our fireplace. They have some great gift ideas.
MiaMoo are the award winning baby care products, you can see our review of these products here. We were that impressed that we thought that they would make a lovely gift for mums to be. How about the lovely travel set it’s perfect for the mummy-to-be hospital bag and contains everything for both mummy and baby’s first few days in hospital.
MAM UK have put together some great Welcome to the World Gift Sets which contain items perfect for your newborn including soothers, bottles and teethers in the fabulous MAM designs.
Also this Christmas Courtesy of MAM UK, we are offering one lucky reader the chance to win the MAM Anti Colic Self Sterilising Starter Set.
Complete 15-piece bottle starter set
- Includes small, medium and large bottles, teats, soft spout, sealing discs, handle and soother
- Suitable from birth
- Self-sterilising bottles–three minutes in the microwave for sterilisation