With the arrival of a child, one of the main questions your loved ones (almost) always ask is: “What do you need? Out of politeness, we answer far too frequently: “Oh you know, buy whatever you like the look of, that’s the main thing!”. It’s not uncommon for us to end up with:
- 20 cute cuddly toys
- 15 bibs with sometimes dubious messages (“Good looking like my Auntie”)
- Clothes not adapted to the seasons (a beautiful down jacket in “6 months” size, perfect for this summer)
- 3 baby care sets
- Many pairs of shoes for newborns
Although the intention is always right, it’s often difficult to express that we would have preferred things we actually need for everyday life with a newborn baby rather than that “I love my mom” jumper in newborn size.
To help you avoid the clutter of useless but adorable objects in your baby’s new room, we have created our “almost perfect” baby wish-list. We are counting on you to help us complete it.
Ideas for baby
Élhée baby bottles
Why do we love them? This is Romy’s favorite bottle. The Élhée BibRond distinguishes itself by its soft, curvy and elegant design. Its soft materials and delicate texture give the sensation of breastfeeding to baby. Additionally, Elhée products are made from medical silicone, which are better for your baby’s health.
A subscription to JOONE diapers – 1 month or more
“60 Million Consumers” magazine ranked the JOONE brand as best diaper brand on the French market. These ecological diapers made in France take care of the planet and our babies’ bottoms too.
HAMAC cloth diapers
Are you striving for a zero-waste lifestyle? If so, we’d happily recommend HAMAC cloth diapers. These cute reusable diapers are good for baby’s bottom, your wallet and the planet.
Pipouette has 4 interchangeable faces: joy, anger, fear and sadness, as well as multiple combinations to discover, live and share your emotions. A great life companion from 0 to 10 years old to accompany frustrations, anger, sorrows, frights and beautiful moments of joy.
A Mèzamé mat
The Mèzamé mats are designed to support your baby from the first weeks for many years. These floor mats are the ideal to place baby on when they are waking up. They are free to discover and experiment on a soft and safe mat.
The Tripp Trapp highchair from Stokke
We love it because it ‘grows’ along with your child. You can use it from birth with accessories like the Tripp Trapp® Newborn Set. Not to mention its elegant design that fits in any interior. A ‘must have’ on your baby’s birth list.
A nomad Totseat chair
When becoming parents, you do not want to completely give up restaurants or dinners with friends. We encourage you to maintain a rich social life. To avoid any problems eating out, we recommend adding this practical, compact baby chair to your baby list. It’s ideal to bring along on vacations, weekends away or when visiting friends. It adapts to almost all chairs (from 6 months old).
A pair of Ki Et La sunglasses
Babies’ eyes are fragile, to protect them, one essential accessory: sunglasses. We particularly like the DIABOLA model from Ki Et La. Ultra-adaptive, they’ll protect baby’s eyes from birth to 18 months.
The Charlie Crane lounge chair
In our opinion, it is undoubtedly one of the best lounge chairs. It features a sleek design and fits perfectly in all types of interiors.
Its multi-ply beech wood construction and its design aesthetic are unusual for baby furniture. Its natural rocking motion gently adapts to your child’s movements.
The perfect models to prepare for diversification and more specifically the ‘DME’ (child led dietary diversification). The bib is waterproof and has sleeves and a pocket to catch anything that gets away.
Minois Paris body care products
There is a vast selection of products to take care of your baby’s skin. We recommend you use the most natural, fragrance-free products. If you are breastfeeding, your breast milk is filled with properties that will heal your baby’s small wounds. It can help the belly button heal as well. Breast milk can even be used to make natural soap!
For the others, the brand to look for is Minois Paris, which offers a range of natural care products for babies and children, made in France with the highest standards.
A Trousselier music box
Music boxes are the ideal tool to create a nice ritual around naptime or bedtime. Their melodies can soothe baby and create a reassuring environment. The Trousselier models are our favorites. The perfect gift idea to add to your baby wish list.
BIG Woodies First Names by Boogy Woody
Cute decorative objects entirely made from natural wood.
Les Petites Billes’ adorable adaptive sleeping bag
Les Petites Billes’ magic sleeping bags are ultra-adaptive since they cradle your child from 6 to 24 months in any seasons thanks to its removable linings and snaps to adjust to size.
Another gift that lasts over time, which is also good of the planet.
The timeless essential: Sophie the Giraffe
Handcrafted for over 50 years, Sophie the Giraffe is baby’s first toy designed to awaken his/her 5 senses from the age of 3 months!
Thanks to its supple texture and numerous parts to chew (ears, horns, paws), it’s the perfect toy to relieve baby’s gums during teething.
A Nobodinoz tipi
Nobodinoz is a French-Spanish decoration brand for babies, children and adults. You can make your children’s dreams come true with this beautiful tipi. It will give them the perfect setting to play and give free rein to their imagination while creating beautiful memories.
Ideas for the mother for the baby list
Les coquillages d’allaitement Baby Shell
Whether a little glutton, a cuddler or an insatiable drinker, a baby is likely to put a lot of strain on your breasts. The BABY SHELL breastfeeding shell is placed directly over the nipples and is held in place with your bra. These natural shells partly relieve some discomfort associated with breastfeeding and protect your nipples during the rest of the day. The mother-of-pearl is fresh and soothing to the touch. Discreet and reusable, the shells are a glamorous must-have accessory when breastfeeding.
A postpartum massage
In Bali, new mothers receive a daily full body massage during the postpartum period,
for 40 days after giving birth. For young mothers, this is an important time to regenerate the body and rejuvenate the mind. A real way to disconnect, sometimes a first since giving birth.
In Biarritz, we invite you to discover Sophie’s Corner (Le Corner de Sophie) and for our Parisian friends, visit La Maison Suisen.
A Minty Wendy breastfeeding jewelry
A beautiful gift idea for mom is Minty Wendy’s baby-carrying and nursing jewelry. Not only is it truly elegant, this jewelry is ideal for keeping baby busy while breastfeeding or on strolls when in a baby-carrier. His/her little chubby hands will have these lovely beads to focus on, rather than your hair, nostrils and other parts of your face.
JOLLY MAMA Organic Snacks and vouchers for young mothers
Jolly Mama snacks have been created to help mothers regain energy, a healthy lifestyle, fight against cravings and cover additional energy needs during breastfeeding. These cereal squares are healthy to the core: they’re organic, natural, tasty and made with lots of love.
A TajineBanane nursing t-shirt
To help you breastfeed anywhere, at any time, TajineBanane has created nursing clothes that we like to wear every day. This cool brand has allowed many mothers to reconcile with breastfeeding in public and for that want to tell them: “THANK YOU!”
Ideas for the family to add to the baby list
A co-sleeping bed
At Mama Hangs, we proudly carry the values of proximal parenting: breastfeeding, co-sleeping and baby-carrying. Because a baby should always be at the heart of the family and closest to his parents, the co-sleeping bed is a very nice gift to receive from friends or relatives. If possible, choose one which can be tilted. In case your little one suffers from reflux problems; you will be able to adapt the inclination of the bed to relieve them.
Here is the Iora Essential model from Bébé Confort.
A house cleaning service
For the first few days with baby at home, your only priority should be to spend quality time with your baby and sleep when he/she sleeps. Our strongest advice for young parents: sleep as much as you can! To avoid being overwhelmed by daily chores, especially household chores, get a few hours of housekeeping help.
The Hoper site offers the possibility to book a household helper in just three clicks. Very convenient!
A family photo session
“It goes by too fast!” Too cliché? Maybe… but so true! You’ll be amazed by how quickly your baby changes. Like all parents, you’ll fantasize about stopping time. Organizing a photo shoot is a great way to capture some of life’s most beautiful moments.
If you live in the Bordeaux area or the Basque Country, we can only recommend Pauline Roussely! Go see her work, it’s sublime.
A baby massage workshop
Numerous studies have shown that massages have multiple benefits for little ones: better sleep, increased confidence, a sense of security, relief from physical discomfort and much more.
A baby massage is a moment where parents can connect with their baby, and a great opportunity to strengthen bonds while making him/her feel good.
The Constantine de Bisame Cradle Chair
An adaptive piece of furniture, made in France. Constantine will carry you during baby’s first year for naps, evenings, feedings and other complicit moments. Similarly to the STOKKE chair, we like the idea of furniture that evolves with your child.
Last but not least, the Mama Hangs baby-carrying garment
No baby list is complete without a Mama Hangs garment on it.
For mom or dad, Mama Hangs baby-carriers are the first carriers you can wear with or without your baby inside of them. These products are also suitable for breastfeeding and allow baby to sleep peacefully thanks to the headrest cloth that is easily adapted onto the upper part of the garment, which is crafted for this purpose.
So, what item(s) will you add to your list?