Stuff We Like: Oh, Baby!
If you’ve got a special new baby to buy for or need gift ideas for an upcoming baby shower, check out these cute new products made with little ones in mind, including an adorable bib, fortune cookie-inspired footwear, all-natural bath products, and a nifty new contraption that allows tots to wash their hands independently (take that, cold and flu season!).
This heather-gray European-made linen bow-tie bib ($17) from Laure Nell, which can be personalized, is just the thing to make a family affair a formal, elegant one, too. Its charm and sophistication make the bib a wonderful new baby gift (a white linen flower option is also available for girls).
Packed in a classic Chinese takeout container, these fortune cookie booties ($28) are handmade from plush fleece with floor-gripping soles—what could be a more delectable baby shower surprise? The pair, sized for babies 6-12 months, comes with two lucky fortunes: “An amazing adventure awaits you” and “From small beginnings come great things.”
Babo Botanicals, a Westchester-based line of all-natural, organic personal care products created with love and incredible attention to detail by NYC-native Kate Solomon, is so gentle and luscious that you’ll be sharing your shampoo with your babes. This Oatmilk Calendula Newborn Gift Set ($45) includes shampoo, lotion, three fragrance-free bunny soaps, and an organic plush bunny packaged decoratively in a jute bag. Oatmilk helps comfort skin associate with eczema, dry patches, or chafed skin, while calendula oil is known to help soothe scalps with cradle cap or dry patches. Feel good in more ways than one: For every newborn gift set purchased, a percent of proceeds goes towards educating children about urban gardening.
The brand new Aqueduck handle extender by Peachy allows tiny tots to reach—and easily control—the bathroom cold-water faucet so they can wash their hands independently (gold star!). Pair it with the company’s original faucet extender, also pictured, to make post-meal and bedtime routines easier than ever. ($19.99 for handle extender; $12.99 for faucet extender; aqueduck.com)