When your friend shares the exciting news that she’s having a baby, adopting or going through surrogacy, there will be hugs, some belly rubs and a few happy tears. Before you know it, your loved one will be close to entering a new stage in her life.
Baby showers, joint parties and sprinkles can be such an overwhelming moment in any new parent’s life. Gone are the rules and traditions of just having a female-bonding shower. Husbands, boyfriends and partners are becoming involved with the preparation process alongside the expecting mother and her fairy godmothers/fathers. These days showers have themes, games, happiness, laughter and the all-important food. The main priority is to send the expecting family on their way with the knowledge of how to welcome their newborn into the fold.
Some parents decide to take the registry route, which is a great alternative if it fits your budget. If you want a more personal touch, then this is for you. We have handpicked a range of baby sleep gifts that your loved ones didn’t know they needed, but will come to depend on for 16 hours a day once their baby arrives!
Option 1. The Newborn Gift pack with Nappy Wallet. $69.95 RRP
This pack is a little lifesaver. Mum can take it to the hospital with her and be assured that her newborn baby will be kept snug, warm and comfortable for both sleeps and daywear.
The Newborn Gift Pack with Nappy Wallet includes one 1.0 TOG Cocoon Swaddle Bag and one 0.2 TOG Long Sleeve Layer, both in our Limited Edition Nature Collection Rainforest Leaves print. When worn together, they create the perfect thickness and warmth for hospital room temperatures. Plus, it includes a Nappy Wallet, with lots of pockets and compartments for your wipes, nappies, sanitiser, cream and more!
Option 2. The Foldable Carry Bed. $149.95 RRP
For the travelling, social or busy Mum you can’t go past our Foldable Carry Bed! Designed for convenience, the Foldable Carry Bed* is lightweight, breathable, compact and stylish. It’s perfect for trips to Nana's house, picnics and playdates with friends, lunches out, beach trips, camping or caravanning and lounging at home. The Foldable Carry Bed also fits in an overhead aeroplane compartment, making it a lifesaver when flying overseas or interstate.
*The Foldable Carry Bed is for supervised nappy and lounging only, and not intended as a bassinet or cot replacement.
Option 3. The Window Blockout $49.95 RRP
Want to present Mumma a practical gift? Then you must consider our Window Blockout! The reusable adhesive Window Blockout is the perfect solution for babies and toddlers who need total darkness in their room for sleeping. The black side of the blind blocks the light and the white side reflects light from windows to help regulate the temperature of the room for a more comfortable sleep. Practical, new and necessary. Want EXTRA bonus points? Buy her a second set for travel. Light and easily-transportable, they’re great for hotels and AirBnBs. You’ll make their family holidays that little bit easier.
Option 4. Jersey Sleeping Bag. From $34.95 RRP
Parents often get gifted with size newborn and 0-3 month baby gifts at their showers. Help them out by gifting them the joy of sleep at a later milestone. Once their mini is rolling, it is time for them to transition out of their Cocoon Swaddle Bag to arms-out sleeping. From 8 months on, babies can wear our Jersey Sleeping Bag.
The Jersey Sleeping Bag is designed for a little one who prefers a slim fit through the body, with extra legroom for dreaming wriggle worms. Made from a breathable organic cotton jersey fabric, it's a perfect weight and soft on the skin.
Option 5. Cocoon Swaddle Bag – Grey Marle ( 1.0 ) tog. $44.95 RRP
Want to keep it simple? Introduce the new parents to our brand and have her newborn wear a Cocoon Swaddle from the day they join us earthside. The Cocoon Swaddle Bag is designed to contain startle reflex while keeping your baby snug and securely swaddled throughout the year. Hip-friendly, shoulder-friendly and stretchy for full-chest expansion, bubs will be safe as they sleep their way through growth and development milestones. Each style is TOG rated for warmth, making the choice easy no matter where you live.
Our Cocoon Swaddle Bags come in a variety of prints and are made from natural fibres. Beautifully soft and skin friendly, they promote breathability to prevent overheating and those sweaty feels. Plus, the no-origami zip-up swaddle means no late-night struggles trying to get the baby swaddled and back to sleep after a nappy change or feed! And trust us when we say, Dad’s LOVE THIS ONE!
Option 6. Something for Mum, the Matchy-Matchy Robe. $59.95 RRP
Believe it or not, the one person who’s often left out at a baby shower is the guest of honour Mama-to-be! After 9 months of pregnancy and birthing a baby, she deserves to be surprised with one of our favourite baby shower products, the Matchy-Matchy Robe. Why not throw in a pregnancy day spa treatment where she will be in heaven.