Do you know someone who’s expecting a baby and want to buy them something eco-friendly and sustainable? I’ve picked out some of my favourite sustainable gifts for mum and baby.
I’m also excited that I get to pick one of these for my new niece or nephew arriving later this year!
So let me get on and share with you some of the eco-friendly and sustainable new baby gifts that I think would make an awesome present.
First up, how could I not mention cloth nappies. They can be a big investment, so if you know someone who might be interested in trying them then I definitely recommend gifting a little starter kit. Little Lamb do gift hampers which is a lovely idea, or you could make your own with a few different brands to give them a real experience. Here’s my handy guide to getting started with cloth nappies if you need some more ideas of what to include.
A must-have gift for mum is an insulated coffee mug. I bought one from my local garden centre and it is my lifeline for having a hot cuppa during the day. My husband makes me one before he leaves and if I can’t get to it for a few hours it doesn’t matter, it keeps warm for 6 hours!
I don’t know about you but we go through a lot of muslins! I use them for everything, from using as burp cloths to playing peekaboo with. Frugi have some absolutely adorable prints that would make a lovely gift.
One thing I wish I’d had first time round from the start was a wet bag. They’re so useful even if you aren’t using cloth nappies. You could throw in dirty clothes from a poonami or wet swimming gear after baby’s first swimming class. I really love Baba + Boo wet bags as they’re a great size at a good price.
My last idea is an annual pass. I had an annual pass to my local farm. Even as a baby I’d take Eleanor there to walk around and meet up with other mums. And when she got a bit older she loved looking at all the animals. So if there’s a local farm or attraction that offer an annual pass, this is a great sustainable gift.
Not something to be used straight away, but a teething toy will soon be an essential. My first started teething at 3 months old. This time round I bought a 100% natural rubber teething toy by Lanco called Bo the frog, and he’s adorable!
I’m a little addicted to Grimms and this pastel beads grasper is perfect for small hands. I don’t know about my daughter, but I love playing with it, it has a calming effect like a stress ball. The beads rotate and can be worn around the wrist.
What about a celebration ring? It’s not something the baby will play with until they’re older, but it’s a gift that you can add to each birthday or Christmas. Grimm’s do a range of celebration rings and decorative figures to add to the rings.
What would you buy for a new baby gift? I hope I’ve given you a few ideas.