After being cooped up all winter, spring is the perfect time to either prepare or get on the move with baby. We’ve rounded up some of the most fun and practical new gifts sure to surprise and please mom at her baby shower. These are all meant for active moms, dads and kids on the go. Fun and practical but tough enough to tote about! Pick one or all; they’re sure to please the growing family!
Ulubulu Baby Bib
Soft and seriously fun, these 100% silicone bibs are BPA and phlate-free. Ulubulu Baby Bib rolls up for easy storage and feature a crumb-catching pocket and is a great baby shower gift. $9.99 at www.ulubulu.com.
Bibbitec Baby Bibs
Frankly it’s about time someone created a bib that works as well for moms (hello, burpy spit up!) as it does for babies and growing toddlers. From $19.99+ in sizes that go from newborn to age 9; this may be the only bib you ever need at www.bibbitec.com.
1 gift; 3 uses—a perfect baby shower gift. This cool Baby K’tan 3-in-1 cloth is a soft cotton and microfiber nursing wrap, blanket, and burp cloth with a sewn-in pocket that travels with you everywhere. In dad-friendly colors too from 12.95 at www.babyktan.com.
Eton Boost Portable Charger
Who knew that hours of infant video can take such a toll on a smartphone! Recharge mom’s batteries with portable power that even goes solar and stays small enough to fit in the baby bag. Eton Boost portable chargers from $54.99 at www.etoncorp.com.
Iseeme Wall Charts
Save the door molding and chart baby’s growth through these irresistibly cute and customizable wall charts. Printed on canvas instead of paper, they’re designed to last a lifetime from $39.95 at www.iseeme.com.
Little Giraffe Teething Toys
These “Love Savers” are a life saver when baby starts to teeth! These soft, chewy teething toys are easy to hold and are made from 100% food-grade silicone making them freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe. $21 at www.littlegiraffe.com.
Uptown for an afternoon of shopping or downtown at the park for play, the Kate bag’s sophistication from Timi & Leslie comes packed with everything you need for baby’s day out: from a changing pad and insulated tote to matching stroller straps and a small clutch for stashing cash and credit cards. From $169 at www.shoptimiandleslie.com.
Eddie Bauer Stroller
Active moms need a stroller that will move with them, like this new jogger from Eddie Bauer that has all of the high-end features but won’t bust your budget. Add the matching car seat and you’ve got a stroller system. From $189 at www.target.com.
Baby loves to snuggle and there’s nothing more comfy than the Convertible Woombie, which lets baby go arms in or out, or the Air Swaddle for a no-wrap solution.
From $26 at www.woombie.com.
Forget boring checklists; your baby’s milestones will flash by you on these colorful cards that capture all of baby’s firsts with a space for you to jot the date and a note. From $20 at usa.alexandalexa.com.
Diono Car Seat
Don’t give up on safety when you need a car seat that can travel too. The Diono Radian RXT Car Seat + Booster meets the highest standards in a compact footprint that folds down for airport ease (via add-on shoulder straps). Rear-facing from 5 pounds all the way to 140 as a convertible booster.
From $339 at www.diono.com.
JJ Cole Blanket
Have a perfect picnic with your baby on a JJ Cole blanket meant for the great outdoors with an easy-wipe surface for every spill and splatter.
$34 at jjcolecollections.com.