With my due date only 10 days away, I’ve got newborn babies on the brain! And when the nesting instinct strikes, I often ask myself “what are the things we appreciated the most in those early days?”
Today’s guide is full of newborn gift ideas, and features both essentials and luxuries (because everyone loves to spoil a new baby)! Whether you’re searching for a unique baby shower gift, or are preparing to welcome a newborn into your nest, there will be something here for you to love. Let me know in the comments what catches your eye, and feel free to share your best gift ideas, too.
TotsBots TeenyFit Star Newborn Diaper
What newborn wouldn’t love to wear TotsBots award-winning bamboo all-in-one? With a highly absorbent bamboo core and a snug, comfortable fit, it’s perfect for those early days and nights of frequent feeding and diaper changing. The TeenyFit Star goes on just as easily as a disposable, thanks to the all-in-one design and strong hook-and-loop fasteners. It’s available at Green Team Distribution in a playful collection of childhood-inspired prints.
Made in Scotland and Oekotex certified, the TeenyFit Star is designed to keep newborns from 5 to 12 pounds happy and leak-free. This was one of my top picks for newborn Mary Kate, and I’ve got more TeenyFits ready to go for our next little one!
Shop the TotsBots newborn diaper collection at Green Team
Les produits de MaYa Liniment
If you’re tired of throwing away disposable wipes, or buying bottle after bottle of bum spray, consider something natural and EASY from Les Produits de MaYa. Their soothing liniment, made with love in Quebec, is a creamy, olive-oil based cleanser that just might change the way you think about changing diapers.
I know because I tried it myself years ago, and it’s still part of our daily routine. Olive oil doesn’t just clean stubborn, stuck on messes; it also moisturizes and softens the skin. I don’t know of a baby wipe that can do that. With a gentle, natural fragrance and no unnecessary ingredients or perfumes to irritate the skin, Les produits de MaYa liniment is something I would recommend to any parent. It comes in a convenient pump bottle or pour bottle. Pour a small amount on a cloth wipe and use to clean, moisturize and protect your baby’s skin at every change. This simple, natural formula will rinse completely from cloth products.
Shop MaYa liniment at these retailers!
Geffen Baby Newborn Super Absorbers
Newborns grow fast, so what do you do when it’s time to increase the absorbency of their diapers? It’s not uncommon to reach a point where their adorable little newborn diapers still fit great, but are starting to leak. Geffen Baby’s Newborn Super Absorbers are universal cloth diaper inserts that can be used with brand or style diaper. Crafted in the USA of five layers of 60% hemp and 40% organic cotton fleece, Geffen Absorbers fit in even the tiniest of newborn diapers and are trim enough to layer for additional protection. Stuff them in your pocket diapers or use directly against the skin; they are soft and highly versatile!
Newborn Super Absorbers measure 5×9 inches before washing and 4.25×7.75 after; they will hold about 3 ounces of fluid. Sold in packs of 3.
Shop Geffen Baby Absorbers and get 10% off!
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ImseVime Organic Cotton Blanket
One of the most popular gifts for a newborn will always be a soft and beautiful blanket. It epitomizes warmth, coziness and love. If you’re looking for something different this time around, I’m happy to share that Swedish-made ImseVimse blankets are now available in the US! (There’s also a BIG discount – see below)
ImseVimse baby blankets are made of 100% organic cotton and feature a double layer for added texture and warmth. Now available in three whimsical prints, they are soft and generously sized at 32 x 39 inches, and have cute animal prints on one side and white on the other side. They even coordinate with the All-in-One cloth diapers line!
ImseVimse® is a family owned, award-winning Swedish Company, now expanding to the United States. Since their start in 1988, ImseVimse has stayed true to its core belief that sustainable consumption should be the norm, not the exception.
You can find ImseVimse products at retailers like
Green Mountain Diapers, Green Team Distribution and Little for Now
Buttons Diapers Newborn Cover
Families can enjoy the adorable fit and reliable performance of Buttons Diapers in miniature!
You’ll love the newborn cover’s soft, flexible waterproof PUL fabric, the amazing selection of prints and colors, and a price tag starting at just $11. Other practical features include:
- Double leg gussets
- Gentle but snug elastics at back and tummy
- Two rows of waist snaps for greater adjustability
- Compatible with Buttons size small snap-in pads, or with Buttons Size 1 bamboo prefolds
Now look at Buttons’ new Christmas print! Wouldn’t this be so cute for a newborn photo shoot?
Shop newborn covers and inserts at Buttons Diapers
Baby Magic Bath & Body Products
When it comes to newborn bath time, we all want our babies to be safe, comfortable and clean. Using Baby Magic products is a shared experience between babies and their parents. The warm water, bubbles, and iconic fragrance of classic Baby Magic are things that you’ll remember always. Whether you have a water baby or a more timid newborn that needs time to adjust, Baby Magic will take you through those early days with confidence and security. The easy-rinsing, tear-free formulas are designed to help soothe and relax your baby.
My personal favorites are the Calming Baby Bath and Lotion, with the aromatherapy scents of lavender and chamomile. I still use them for my toddlers!
Sweet Pea Newborn Diapers
There’s nothing quite like newborn cloth – soft, adorable and reusable. No family wants to throw hundreds of diapers into a landfill. That’s reason alone to give cloth a try!
Thankfully, Sweet Pea newborn cloth diapers go on just as quickly and easily as disposables do. And the hook and look closures make it quick and easy to get a great fit every time. Sweet Pea newborn diapers also feature rise snaps to allow for adjustment as your baby grows. Choose from the Sweet Pea stay-dry all-in-one, bamboo all-in-one or waterproof cover in a fun variety of prints and colors.
Learn more about Sweet Pea Diapers and where to buy here!
Diaper Rite Bamboo Newborn Prefolds
For a new mother that wants to cloth diaper, you can’t get much easier than newborn prefolds and waterproof covers. Trifold, tuck into a cover and wrap around your little one – that’s all!
Made of a cozy, natural blend of cotton and bamboo, Diaper Rite prefolds are easy to use and easy to clean. The addition of bamboo gives these prefolds an edge in softness and absorbency, compared to the 100% cotton version. You will be so glad you chose these for your precious newborn!
They are sold in packs of 6 exclusively at Diaper Junction in four sizes: newborn, small, medium and large. After your baby outgrows these tiny prefolds, they can be used as burp cloths or doublers. It’s a great investment for your cloth diaper collection!
Buy newborn prefolds and diaper covers
with FREE shipping at Diaper Junction
Nicki’s Newborn Diaper Collection
When it comes to newborn cloth diapers, nobody can beat the selection and styles at Nicki’s Diapers! Even better, Nicki’s has its own exclusive line which includes All-in-One diapers, fitteds, covers, flats and prefolds. With all these choices, you’re sure to find something that works for your newest arrival.
Now is a GREAT time to build up a newborn stash, because you can get a whopping 40% off when you buy 5 newborn diapers from the cozy Sweater Collection. I already did the math and that means diaper covers start at just $6.90 apiece and All-in-Ones for $7.77!
Buy 5 newborn Nicki’s Diapers in the Sweater Series
and get 40% off! (Code automatically appears at checkout)
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