Need to buy a baby gift this Christmas? Is there a new mum or dad you’d love to treat this festive season? Or do you just fancy giving yourself a special present this Christmas?
Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find something special in our Christmas baby gift guide 2017, full of all things sling related! All these lovely gifts are available in our online shop with free UK delivery (and worldwide shipping) and at our London Boutique.
BABY GIFTS FOR UNDER £10
Toddler’s hat always falling off? Find yourself picking toys and muslins off the pavement ten times a day? You need a Madeleine Makes Hat Clip. Made from woven wrap fabric, simply clip one end to your sling and the other end to your little one’s hat, toy or other drop-able item. Viola and Merry Christmas!
Our first baby gift idea are these Blade & Rose Leggings. Ideal for wearing under trousers to keep little legs warm when in a baby carrier, these jolly little leggings look super cute on their own, too. In sizes from 0-4 years, these are a perfect stocking filler for your little and no-so-little ones. We love the Christmas Penguins, but the Fox, Rainbow Cloud and Owl designs are pretty cute too.
BABY GIFTS FOR UNDER £30
You’ve seen everyone wearing them – and now you know where to buy them! Gorgeous geometric necklaces for mums to wear and teething babies to chew and fiddle with. While great for soothing sore gums, they’re also a useful distraction for wiggly babies in slings. Prettily packaged, this baby gift idea is our top choice for a Christmas stocking filler for mum.
A perfect Christmas gift for a new big brother or sister. If your toddler wants to be Just Like Mummy then get them an Ergobaby carrier of their own. Dolls, Elmo, Minions and the occasional train have been carried in these top-quality doll slings at Wear My Baby HQ. What will end up in yours?
If you only buy one babywearing accessory this winter: make it this one. BundleBean’s Fleece Lined Babywearing Raincover is perfect for keeping your baby dry and packs down small enough to fit into your bag or under your buggy. It can also be used to keep baby’s legs dry when in your buggy.
BABY GIFTS FOR UNDER £60
The ideal baby wrap for newborns, this high quality stretchy wrap provides exceptional support for both wearer and baby. A departure from Boba’s plain stretchy wraps, the Limited Edition Plume, Seville, Trikotnik and Boho designs combine on-trend geometrics with neutral and monochrome colours that will suit both mum and dad.
For those fed up with wrestling their baby in and out of puffy snowsuits before heading outside in their baby carrier? A Boba Hoodie is a perfect gift for snuggling up with your little one. This soft-touch hoodie will fit over any sling or baby carrier, keeping wearer and baby warm without any bulkiness. Wear on its own on a cooler days, or under your regular coat on a cold one. A great Christmas gift for both mums and dads.
Thinking of buying a baby carrier for friends, family or colleagues, but not sure which will suit them best? The gift of a Wear My Baby Consultation is a great way to help others begin their own babywearing journey. It’s the perfect new baby present for loved ones with a baby on the way, or a new (or not so new) arrival. Valid for our online store, our London Boutique, plus all Workshops and Consultations.
BABY GIFTS FOR UNDER £100
Lovely, quintessentially English Liberty of London, combined with the much-loved Connecta Baby Carrier. What a combination! What a present! If you want to be a hit this Christmas, get this while you still can – they’re selling out fast.
A classic and sleek baby carrier that grows with your baby, fitting even newborn babies from 7lbs. The Beco Gemini has a clever and fuss-free design and comes in a range of gorgeous neutral patterns. The Nimbus and Dragonfly designs are particular favourites.
BABY GIFTS FOR OVER £100
Tula Baby and Toddler Carriers are much loved for their squishy, well-padded comfort, their striking designs and their generous sizing – making them ideal for bigger babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Tula’s new adjustable model, the Free-To-Grow, is equally lovely for newborns. A real workhorse sling, paired with your choice of funky, pretty or simple design.
Ergobaby carriers really are the bees knees. Tried, tested and trusted, they are a top choice for many new parents. The Ergobaby Original brought ergonomic baby carriers to the masses in the early noughties. In recent years new models have been released. Ergobaby Omni 360 is without doubt up there with the best of the best. Adjustable from newborn to toddler with no additional insert required, you can wear baby in four positions and comes with additional lumbar support. This baby carrier will be a popular baby gift for both mum and dad this Christmas.
Last but not least in our list of Baby Gift Ideas, is the Wombat and Co. babywearing coat. London based Wombat and Co. make brilliant babywearing coats, which when worn without the insert panels also make for a super stylish everyday winter coats. Waterproof, with a soft war lining and removable hood, and long enough to cover the feet of even a tall toddler, the Wallaby and Bandicoot tick all the right boxes for a babywearing coat. They can be used for front carrying and back carrying, so will suit you if you’re carrying a tiny newborn on your chest or a big toddler on your back.
Remember, learning how to carry your baby safely & comfortably is just as important as which carrier you buy. It’s always a good idea to try before you buy. That’s why we don’t just sell slings.
At our London Boutique you can hire our sling for two weeks to make sure it’s right for you. A ridiculously good service from a specialist, family-run retailer. We offer a range of Wear My Baby workshops each week at our Boutique, so you can get help using your current carrier or try out a range of new ones with expert guidance.
Want one-to-one support near you? We have a team of experienced babywearing Consultants, offering one-to-one Consultations, Sling Meet drop-in sessions and Pop Up events around London (Tooting, Beckenham & Greenwich) and the south east (Reading and Canterbury).
Can’t make it to us? Find your nearest sling library or babywearing educator at www.slingpages.co.uk