The art of gift giving is all about thinking of others and celebrating those we love. First Time Mom partnered with a fabulous online store, Baby Cubby, to bring you the ultimate gift guide for the pregnant mama in your life. From practical to pampering, the gifts on our Christmas List for the Expecting First Time Mom will make any FTM feel thought of and cherished.
Growing Garden Belly Stickers – Is the First Time Mom in your life all about the marking the moment? This gift perfect for her!
Pretty Pushers Transition Gown Hospital gowns are not comfy and definitely not cute. This splurge item helps laboring mamas feel covered and comfortable. It also gives a new mom something nice to wear that is easy to breastfeed in while recovering at the hospital and healing at home. Comfy maternity / postpartum pajamas are always a great gift idea for a mom with a bump!
Tuddy Todd Mama Freshening Spray This gentle freshening spray is perfect for postpartum moms… or any mom who could use a quick freshening up!
Miracle Blanket – Okay, okay, I know this is a baby item but, easy swaddling is a must especially for a first time mom. Trust me the mom to be and her little bundle of joy will thank you for convenient and quick swaddling after a couple of 2:00am wake-up calls.
Bottom Boxy Backpack – Every first time mom needs something convenient to carry around all of baby’s necessities while on the go. A typical diaper bag can turn into a scary pendulum if you’re not careful while bending over to tend to baby so I like the idea of a backpack diaper bag.
Bamboobies – At First Time Mom we are passionate about supporting breastfeeding moms. One way to do that is by helping the breastfeeding mother feel comfortable. There are few things more embarrassing than leak marks. Thanks to Bamboobies, the FTM in your life can feel comfortable and confident.
Nursing Covers – It can be hard to get out of the house with an infant, but a good nursing cover can give a first time mom peace of mind on public outings. Cubby Baby has two nursing covers I like: Covered Good Multi-Use Nursing Cover and Hooter Hiders Nursing Cover I like that the stylish look of the covered goods nursing cover, that is covers mom in the front and back, and that is multi-use especially as a car set cover. The Hooter Hiders Cover is good for mom’s who want a cover that takes up little space in the diaper bag and prefer being able to easily see baby while nursing. The Hooter Hider Cover’s peek-a-boo window up top so you can easily look down and see baby without people seeing you.
Boob-ease Organic Soothing Therapy Pillows While she may not know she needs these, Boob-ease Organic Soothing Therapy Pillows is a pampering item any newly nursing mama will be grateful for.
Aden + Anais Bamboo Burpy Bib Yes, it’s another baby item, but these are by far my favorite burp cloths They are a bit of a splurge, which makes them a perfect gift for a first time mom. The material is soft and very absorbent, the shape fits perfectly on and around one’s shoulders, and I love that they can also double as a bib.
Chewbeads Chewbeads are the perfect gift for both mom and baby. Mom will thank you that she can add a pop of style to her outfit and baby will love having a chew toy right on mom! They’re super cute and dishwasher safe – genius!
About Baby Cubby
Baby Cubby is more than just another baby store. It is a resource for every parent out there who has ever felt overwhelmed by becoming a parent. The Baby Cubby team is made up of parents who have been there. These experts know what it’s like and are passionate about encouraging, inspiring, and reminding parents how amazing they are and how important their role is.
Baby Cubby does that is by finding the best and safest baby gear and providing it to parents in a fun and convenient shopping experience. The Baby Cubby team provides their customers with the best service and products by doing things like test strollers on their stroller track, price match everyday – even Amazon, offer free shipping nationwide on orders over $49 at BabyCubby.com and actively engage with parents via social media and the Cubby Community Blog. Check them out at babbycubby.com and happy shopping!
Wife, work at home mom, and bassoonist, Laura Ankrum lives in Iowa City, Iowa. Prior to the arrival of her two children Laura taught elementary music and band in the Boston area. Now her home is her classroom and music studio. Laura is passionate about education, encouraging other moms, and eco-friendly living. She is the social media coordinator at Thirsties Inc and regularly contributes to First Time Mom.