All new parents will be with me on this one – whilst it’s essential to keep baby warm and cosy over the colder months, it’s a real job to thread tiny limbs into impossibly narrow, padded babygrows. I can still hear the howling that this process entailed with all of my children – not nice! With autumn well and truly here, the Swanky Maison collection has some unique baby gifts guaranteed to keep them snuggly.
Grappling with minute socks that slip off the moment you put them on, was my greatest bugbear. So just how do you keep baby’s feet from turning blue? We think these adorable Felt Baby Shoes by Grace’s Favours may be the answer. Easy to put on, these handsewn shoes are made from two layers of soft wool blend felt with no inner stitching to irritate baby’s feet. Coming in a range of colours and sizes from 0-3, 3-6 and 6-9 months, the bright Train and Space themed versions of these shoes will entertain baby once they ‘discover’ their feet.
Moving on to the next essential item: the blanket. These have to be one of the most versatile items in a baby’s nursery. As well as keeping baby cosy, both indoors and out, they double up as mats (perfect for all those times when you don’t want to lay your newborn on a freezing floor). Later on, they can become playmats for baby – told you they were versatile! We love the Patchwork Pram Quilt which comes a choice of blues, pinks and greens interspersed with neutral patterns.
And for a blanket that baby can use time and again, the brilliant Personalised Baby Cosy Toes, Blanket and Playmat has got all bases covered. Designed to be a baby snuggle for newborns, this blanket becomes a cot quilt for older babies and a playmat for crawling babies.
For a personalised new baby gift, take your pick from the Personalised Handmade Fleece Blankets from Baby Hatchlings. Suitable for either a cot or buggy, these cotton-backed fleece blankets all feature their very own Baby Hatchling character (Pan, Juno, Maya or Apollo), with baby’s name and/or date of birth hand stitched onto the blankets.
True luxury comes in the shape of these Personalised Knitted Blankets from Baby Hatchlings. Benefitting from a lined backing, they provide all the warmth of wool but with a soft backing. For a co-ordinated look, the purple Maya blanket can be bought with this Personalised Handmade Cushion. Stitched with ‘Shhh… Baby Sleeping’ we think baby will be so snuggly in their blanket that they might just take the hint. Here’s hoping…
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