15 Gifts for Expecting Moms
Do you know someone that is expecting a baby?! Or maybe a Mama that just had one? Show her some love and support during this big time with a thoughtful gift. This is your guide to the best gifts for expecting mothers!
It’s the 21st century. EMF exposure is an unavoidable reality. It’s everywhere: electrical sockets, cell phones, televisions, computers, tablets and laptops, microwaves, x-rays–you name it. While eliminating all sources of harmful EMF is impossible (unless, of course, you live off the grid, which in that case you probably wouldn’t be reading this post), there are ways to reduce exposure and protect vulnerable members of your family, like a growing baby.
This stylish and convenient blanket can help protect a growing baby from risks that come with radiation exposure. If you know a soon-to-be mama who works from home on the computer regularly or uses her laptop or tablet daily, she needs this! Because I work from home with the computer every day, I always cover my pregnant belly with this blanket to shield my developing little love from any harmful radiation in my office. If you know an expecting mama who may not know about the dangers of EMF exposure, this protection blanket will make a great gift.
Babies in utero are incredibly vulnerable to harmful EMF radiation because they are still growing and developing. It’s crucial to protect babies and young children because they absorb more EMF radiation than adults–for three reasons: their skin is thinner, their bones are thinner, their tissues have more water.
This Belly Band is perfect for the on-the-go Mama. If you know an expecting mom who is going to be doing some traveling to visit family, this Belly Band works perfectly in the airport, a place where radiation is exceptionally high.
What mother, let alone an expecting mother, does not need a little tension relief?! Give a mom the gift of ultimate relaxation with this tension neck wrap. This wrap drapes comfortably over the neck and shoulders to melt tension away. The beauty of this pack is that it can be used for warm or cool therapy. Stick it in the microwave or in the freezer–whichever choice, tension will be a thing of the past.
A good night’s sleep can be tough to get when you’re growing a baby. Whether it’s having to pee all the time, fluctuating hormones, or just racing thoughts about “can I do this?!” keeping you up at night—blocking light out at night will help put you to sleep and help you stay asleep. We know how bad blue light is for a good night’s sleep, and if during pregnancy is a crucial time to get it, then we need something that works to help block it out. I am obsessed with the Bucky Eye Mask because it’s actually comfortable and doesn’t fall off in the middle of the night. Give a soon-to-be mom you know the gift of great sleep. She’ll use it post-pregnancy too, and she’ll never be able to thank you enough.
When you’re a sleep-deprived parent, the last thing you need is more barriers to deep sleep. To promote a refreshing rest, we need to create a sleep environment for our kids and ourselves. If a child goes to bed with a nightlight that emits blue light, chances are they won’t get their most optimal sleep—which means neither will her parents. We love these blue light blocking night lights to help maximize sleep and let our kids get the sleep they need–so we can get the rest we need.
When you’re pregnant, your body is going through HUGE changes. I mean, your body becomes a home for another human! And that’s super cool, but what’s not cool is the stretch marks and itchiness that comes with building the home. I absolutely love this body butter because it’s formulated with the king of moisturizers, cocoa butter, and powerful carrot seed oil, lavender, mandarin, sandalwood, and rose organic essential oils. Gift an expecting mama ultimate nourishment with this organic belly butter; she will love it, I promise.
These stainless steel baby bottles are a dream for parents who want to reduce their child’s exposure to toxic chemicals that come in conventional baby bottles. There’s no BPA, EA, PVS, PAH, or phthalates…so nothing nasty. The bottle nipple is made from medical grade silicone, and it comes with a silicone travel cover too! Not only that, but it’s super easy to clean and basically indestructible. So yes, they can throw it or bang it on tables or the floor. 5oz.
Onesies are a classic and standard gift when it comes to baby showers. So if you want to go classic, this organic onesie is not only adorable but also free of toxins. Give this to the Mama who is going to have a baby that will always steal the show. It comes in sailor blue, tomato red, and ice cream love.
This 100% organic cotton swaddle is the cutest and safest way to support the baby’s best sleep. It’s GOTS certified and OEKO-TEX certified, which means no harmful ingredients or chemical residues are coming into contact with the baby’s delicate skin. The fabric is also breathable, which means the baby will be comfortable, not too hot, or too cold. I love organic cotton muslin because it’s light and air and breathable even during the warmer months. Last but not least, the fabric is large enough to make swaddling a cinch. Mama’s will love this swaddle blanket so that her baby can get some deep, rejuvenating sleep.
These cute reversible burp cloths are made of 100% organic cotton muslin, making it safe and soft for your baby’s skin. Another super cool thing about these burp cloths is their black and white patterns. According to Dr. Sears (and various other doctors and researchers in infant growth and development), black and white patterns are more engaging for baby’s developing eyes.
“Research has proven that black and white contrasts register powerfully on the baby’s retina and send the strongest visual signals to the baby’s brain. Stronger signals mean more brain growth and faster visual development”.
Pretty cool, right?! A burp cloth and brain booster all in one!
Think outside the box with your gift with this 5 Minute Journal. Pregnancy and post-partum are life-transforming times for mothers, and if she doesn’t get the chance to reflect and focus on herself, she might feel lost.
The journal is a super simple concept. There’s a different prompt every day that allows space to slow down, reflect, and create meaningful rituals. Journaling in the morning will help Mama set intentions for her day, and journaling in the evening will allow her to focus on gratitude and wins no matter how big or small. All it takes is 5 minutes. This will be a small gift with a big impact.
Let’s start with the silicone bibs first! So, yes, they are incredibly adorable, but they’re also insanely practical. Help make mealtime a little less messy by gifting one of these non-toxic silicone bibs. It will catch food that gets dropped and withstand strong little hands that want to rip it from around their necks. Oh, and it also makes cleaning up sooo much easier. I just wash them in the sink while doing the dishes.
The hugs and kisses cotton bib is just as cute and safe. Made of 100% organic muslin cotton, a hungry baby will love this soft bib. Bonus: it’s stimulating for the baby’s brain because of the black and white GOTS-certified textiles!
This wooden toy set is perfect for little hands and free of toxins. We all know that babies and toddlers use their mouths to explore pretty much everything that they find, so if you give them a toy, there’s a good chance it’s going in their mouth. Instead of giving babies toys made out of plastics that contain many dangerous hormone disruptors and other chemicals, give this natural wood set handcrafted from locally sourced unfinished poplar. The set comes with interlocking disks that promote hand-eye coordination and make a nice toy to chew on for teething gums. Grasping beads gently stimulate with more textures and, of course, make for another item that the baby can safely chew on. Pair this toy set with a safe and gentle cleaner so Mama won’t have to worry about the harsh chemicals in conventional cleaners.
Give an expecting mother an at-home spa day essential! Erbaviva’s bath salts are a killer combination of organic and wildcrafted essential oils, premium grade sea salt, and nutrient-rich oils to rejuvenate a tired, overworked day as a mom. Nothing says, “I see you and understand you” like this soak sesh essential.
Stock a mama-to-be up with the ten most popular essential oils and blends to get her feeling her best. To name a few, Lavender for no stress, relaxation; Frankincense for stretch marks and healing; Peppermint for nausea, headaches, and energy; Soothing Blend for muscle tension and inflammation; Digestive Blend for tummy taming. In the starter kit, Mama will also get a highly aromatic essential oil diffuser so that she can reap the aromatic benefits of oils when she needs them. Giving this gift will be like giving the gift of energy, relaxation, and skincare all in one. In other words, the gift that keeps on giving!