Finding out you’re having a baby is both exciting and nerve wracking – especially when it comes to picking out all the baby gear! Gugu Guru is a universal baby registry website which curates your registry based on a parent’s lifestyle and personal style. It’s really easy to get started: all a new parent has to do is head to Gugu Guru and take the fun style quizzes – through these quizzes Gugu Guru can help decide which baby items would fit your lifestyle – your home decor style, personal style, nursery style, and baby clothing style. Today GuguGuru rounded up some of their favorite unique baby items which every mama should add to her registry – these make perfect baby shower gifts, too!
DockAtot: DockATot is a multifunctional and stylish baby lounger. The unique shape and design allow babies to comfortably rest, play and snuggle. It’s lightweight and easy to travel with, from hanging out at the pool to using it at the beach and on the airplane, DockATot infant lounger makes babies feel snug and comfy wherever they are. Plus, the cover is machine washable, so you don’t need to worry about getting it dirty.
Milk & Baby Halter Strap Kangaroo Top: Did you know that skin-to-skin contact (kangaroo care) immediately after birth helps stabilize the temperature of newborn and promotes the initiation of breastfeeding? This halter top from Milk & Baby is made from a soft, lightweight and stretchy cotton / spandex jersey for additional comfort for mom and baby – and is flexible enough that baby can move and seek for the breast. Though this is not a “hands free carrier,” this halter top is the perfect way to have direct skin-to-skin with your baby sitting down, or reclining slightly, while still having your hands free.
Cuddle + Kind Dolls: The beyond adorable dolls from Cuddle + Kind are ethically produced by artisans in Peru from premium natural cotton. All the dyes are non-toxic, making them a perfect soft toy for babies and toddlers. Each of their dolls and animals are available in two sizes and comes with a cute backstory and birthday. The best part about Cuddle + Kind is that for every purchase of a doll, they will donate 10 meals to children in need.
Baby Box Co: Inspired by the Finnish tradition of using a box for a baby bed, The Baby Box Co. has created a simple way for babies to sleep soundly, and most importantly, safely. The Bed Box serves primarily as a safe, comfortable place for infants to sleep, similar to a bassinet. Some parents keep the box next to their bed, while others use it in all rooms of the house to keep baby in while they clean, cook, or work. Once baby outgrows the box, it can easily be repurposed for clothing or toy storage!
Quick Zip Sheets: QuickZip is a patented, two-piece crib sheet system. You simply drop the mattress in the base just one time and the Zip-On Sheet zips off and on in seconds so there’s no more wrestling with mattresses or bumpers. They come in adorable colors and are super soft.
Finn + Emma Teethers: Finn + Emma, is a 100% organic baby clothing, toys, play gyms, and accessories one-stop-shop. Finn + Emma is a blend of classic and contemporary, modern and whimsical, stylish and utilitarian baby items, all of which are free from any toxic chemicals. Their teethers come in all sorts of styles, from adorable wooden cutouts of modern technology, to soft organic fabric for baby to chew on.
Bitta Kidda: This unique sleepsack features one-of-a-kind wearable lovies so baby can self soothe themselves to sleep! The Wearable Lovie is a patch of soft natural 100% cotton velour, which provides a safe way for a baby to grasp something as they sleep. The Wearable Lovie cannot come off of the sleep sack, and can reach a baby’s face but never cover it, so there’s no risk of suffocation or strangulation – it’s simply a soft place for a baby’s hands to land. The sleepsacks are easy to put on and take off for diaper changes and keep baby warm in winter and cool in summertime.
Beaugen Breast Pump Nipple Cushion: Pumping breastmilk can often hurt, especially when done a lot of the day, but Beaugen has the perfect solution. These breast pump nipple cushions are a universal fit, soft and stretchy which add comfort to your breast pump. Each package includes 2 nipple cushions which fit breastshield sizes 19mm-36mm. Make your time pumping more comfortable with these soft and helpful cushions!
Boobie Bars: Created by a nurse and lactation consultant, Boobie Bars, are a convenient and healthy snack and a wonderful alternative to taking pills and special teas to help your milk supply! Made of a proprietary blend of herbs, coconut oil, oatmeal, and fenugreek, these bars are offered in blueberry coconut, oatmeal chocolate chip, and gluten-free peanut butter! Eating just one Boobie Bar a day fulfills a daily dose of milk-boosting herbs that a breastfeeding mama needs. Throw these bars in your purse, diaper bag, or pocket so you can deliciously keep your supply up all day, no matter what you’re doing.
Bamboobies Nursing Pads: Bamboobies Nursing Pads are made of ultra-soft and soothing bamboo rayon velour, an absorbent inner layer of hemp and cotton with an outer milk-proof liner to help prevent embarrassing leaks! These nursing pads are super absorbent and eco-friendly. Bamboobies washable nursing pads come in two varieties. The ultra-thin, heart-shaped regular nursing pads are made for light leaking and are designed to be less visible through clothing. The round shaped overnight nursing pads are not only ultra-soft, but larger, thicker and super absorbent for heavy leaking and newborn nursing.