Baby gear you should snag for gifts to new parents

By Fauzia Arain, Chicago Tribune
Posted Dec. 14, 2012, at 11:10 a.m.

Looking for a gift for the new parents in your life? Check out these lovely recommendations that will pamper baby, mom and dad:

Dream machine

The Serenity Star by Aden + Anais aims to be a dream for both baby and parents. The sweet star is a multipurpose gizmo that offers a feeding diary, room temperature indicator, sound machine, night light and clock.

Details: $89.95;

Well-rounded slumber

Put your little prince or princess to bed in a gorgeous Ellery Round Crib by Restoration Hardware’s Baby and Child line. The streamlined yet whimsical design would look lovely in a corner or in the center of a nursery, and the Antique Grey Mist finish is gender neutral for future baby considerations.

Details: $1,249;


Carried away

When errands or activities beckon and parents need their hands, a great carrier is the answer. The beloved BabyBjorn has been a go-to for years now, thanks to its comfortable design and adjustability. Choose from the popular original design, the “active” carrier, the “miracle” (which touts especially ergonomic styling) or the sturdy “comfort” variety.

Details: $79.99-$184.95 retail (deals commonly found online); ,


Feeding time

You no longer have to travel with a tub of formula, bottles and the constant search for filtered water. Mixie’s brilliant design lets you fill bottles with exact amounts of formula and water — in separate compartments — and release the formula into the water with a push of a button at feeding time.

Details: $18.95 for a 4-ounce bottle, $21.95 for an 8-ounce bottle;


Clean and cuddly

We’re all a bit more careful about beauty products these days, so why should baby care products be any different? This seven-piece Better Bath Time Gift Basket from Burt’s Bees baby line helps parents make bath time natural and cozy. The set features an organic cotton robe, hooded towel, two washcloths, Baby Bee shampoo and wash and nourishing lotion.

Details: $40;


That’s a wrap

They say you can never have enough blankets to welcome baby home. A four-pack of soft, breathable cotton muslin swaddles (47 by 47 inches) from Aden + Anais is a great start. We love the variety of colors and patterns available, especially the playful Jungle Jam print and the refreshing B Jeweled collection featuring beautiful, bright tones rarely seen in baby products.

Details: $49.95;

©2012 Chicago Tribune

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