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Stocking Stuffers for babies

stocking stuffers for babies | Gracefulmommy.com

stocking stuffers for babies | Gracefulmommy.com

Stocking stuffers are fun! They are cute, small little presents that make me happy! Side note: do you wrap your stocking stuffers? I think growing up, the presents in our stockings were wrapped. Also… I think I remember getting an orange every year in my stocking. I need to ask my mom. Anyways- yeah stocking stuffers are cute! I wanted to make a list of my favorite stocking stuffers for Gracie. Some of these we already have, and some of these are on my “go-buy” list! Obviously number 7 can’t really fit in a stocking. But, maybe it comes in a small box with pieces to put together. You get the idea..  Here are my favs!

Nose Freida // This is actually more of a stocking stuffer for mom. But this crazy thing actually works. It seems disgusting but it’s not, it’s awesome. Basically you suck the boogers out of baby’s nose. EW? No- it doesn’t get to your mouth. There’s a filter and also a huge long tube. It never comes close. This is the only thing that actually works.

Amber Beads // I hear these are amazing for teething babies. I’m not exactly sure how it all works, but you put this on your baby and it’s supposed to relieve the pain from teething. Have you tried one? Let me know how it worked in the comments below. I have one for Gracie, but she hasn’t really started teething yet! Can’t wait to try it. I think it’s a good idea to have one- just in case you need it.

Banana Toothbrush // Another teether toy! This is adorable though. I read that it also helps baby get used to a toothbrush. It’s like a starter toothbrush. I just think it is so cute! And Gracie loves to chew on things- so I plan on getting her one of these!

Wubbanub // I love these things! We have 3 or 4 of these and they really are awesome. Gracie is not yet at the age where she can put her pacifier in her mouth by herself, unless she is using a wubbanub (we call them wubbies at our house). She loves playing with the stuffed animal part too. I think these are perfect for the car because that’s one place I can’t really help her get her pacifier. It seems to help a little!

Maracas // How cute are these little noise makers!? Gracie loves music so I think she would love these little rattles. I can also see Gracie trying to eat these because they have that crinkly bottom part. Why do babies love that crinkly-ness so much? Haven’t quite figured out that fascination yet.

Links // These links get outstanding reviews on amazon. If you’re like me, you really care about amazon reviews. At first I didn’t understand the hype.. but after reading through the reviews, I am certain that I need to get these! Basically you can link a bunch together and hang them and baby can chew and play with the links. Once I read that these worked for someone in the car, I was sold! You can just hang them from the car seat bar and they are always there!

Car Seat Toy // Gracie isn’t sure if she likes the car, yet. So, I’ve been on the hunt for a good car seat toy! This one probably won’t fit inside a stocking… unless you stuff it in there (hence the name stocking stuffer?). Anyways, the baby in the picture looks like he’s having fun… and I would love it if Gracie would have fun in the car! I’m going to give it a try and see if it helps! The amazon reviews sure seem like it will!

What are your favorite stocking stuffers for babies?!


Holiday Gifts for New Moms

Holiday gifts for new moms- great ideas! Gracefulmommy.com

Holiday gifts for new moms - Great ideas! Gracefulmommy.com

Can you believe it’s Christmas time- yay! My favorite time of the year! Christmas is a lot more than presents, but they sure do make the season fun. These are some of my favorite gifts for new moms. I have actually received a couple of these as gifts after having Gracie and they really are the greatest.

All of these cute mommy gifts can be found on Etsy. I just love Etsy + supporting small shops!

Mama Bear Shirt // How cute is this!? It looks so comfy, and I love the cursive font. I would totally rock this tee!

Mom bar necklace // My in-laws (+sissy in law) got me this beautiful necklace from WoobieBeans Etsy shop. It is stunning. I love this subtle way to show off my new motherhood! On two sides of mine it says mommy and on the other two it says Gracie. Too cute!

Silicone teething necklace // This is such a cute necklace that also doubles as a teether. I have one similar to this and it’s so fun to wear! Plus Gracie loves chewing on it. A new mama would love this gift.

Baby book calendar // Ah- I love this gift! My hubby got this for me after having Gracie. It’s such an easy way to keep track of anything Gracie related. And-the design is so cute! Blog post coming soon on how I use this!

Personalized baby pillow // I first saw this on one of my favorite instagrammer’s account. This is such a fun way to remember those important stats from baby’s birth. The design is fun + perfect for the rocking chair in the nursery!

Fun coffee mug // How awesome is this mug. Seriously, as a mom, nap time is hustle time. Once baby is asleep it’s time to eat, fold that enormous pile of laundry, catch up on news, or finally have that cup of coffee you’ve been thinking about.

holiday gifts for new moms- Great ideas! Gracefulmommy.com

What was your favorite gift you received as a new mama?