Give the gift of reusable nappies, and you’ll not only help save the planet, but also save your newborn’s parents money. ImseVimse cloth nappies are good for the environment, super-high quality, and all certified by OEKO-TEX 100 – they only use organic cotton completely free from chemical fertiliser or pesticides. With three different kinds of washable nappies, there’s a cloth diaper to suit everyone. Their one-size option is designed to grow with the baby, their all-in-one nappies come with inserts already sewn in, and their organic terry diapers are form fitting, and will fit baby from birth. We also love ImseVimse’s washable wipes – a fantastically green alternative to one-use wet wipes.
Calming, relaxing, and a wonderful way to bond with a baby, infant massage is all benefit for both parents and newborns. IAIM is the largest, longest-standing, and the only association dedicated solely to baby massage in the world. With over 13,500 instructors in the UK, there will be a course near every parent in the country. Their course is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives, and is wonderfully inclusive, taking inspiration from Swedish and Indian massage, and embracing yoga and reflexology principles. A course makes a thoughtful present for new parents.
A sling makes a wonderful gift for a newborn baby; even seasoned baby wearers appreciate a new style, different colour, or fresh wrap. Give the gift of closeness with a luxurious wrap from Amawrap. With a rainbow of colours to choose from, soft against a newborn’s skin, and incredibly practical, a sling will be an incredibly welcome present for both the baby and parents. Amawrap’s baby slings come with a matching carry bag, will carry a child from birth to 15kg, and are made in the UK. The very swift delivery means that your gift will arrive quickly – perfect for a near-instant present!
Green toys use recycled plastic and other environmentally friendly materials that include recycled milk cartons, to create entrancing, wonderfully playable toys that help the planet and babies stay healthy and happy. We are in love with their Baby Toy Starter Set that includes a set of chunky keys, stacking cups – our kids used theirs for years and years in different ways – and a wonderfully cute elephant on wheels. All the toys are dishwasher safe – so easy to keep clean – and free from BPA, PVC, phthalates or external coatings. Their wooden Rainbow Petals are also a beautifully crafted, wonderfully colourful toy that encourages dexterity and sensory development as well as looking great.
British classics, iCandy pushchairs are beautifully made, elegant, and designed to cope with the toughest pavement (and off-pavement) challenges. Precisely built, they’ll last beyond one child, are admirably functional, and will turn heads. Created for the modern parent, they combine performance, luxury and innovative design. A buggy makes a generous gift, or a footmuff, parasol or seatliner make a cute and practical addition to a system already in place. Their newborn chairs and highchairs are also cleverly designed and beautiful pieces of furniture.