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New Kid On the Block: 14 Baby (& Mom!) Must-Haves

Pink Geese Mobile, $110 at Blabla,
Place this whimsical, hand-knit mobile with little pink geese and sweet details over a crib, changing table, or any corner of a room to bring calm and cuteness to your little one’s nursery. 

Pink Geese Mobile


Dr. Bronner’s 4-in-1 Baby Unscented Sugar Soap, $20.15 at Sunrise Natural Foods, 1950 Douglas Boulevard, Roseville, 916-789-8591,
Fair trade and organic sugar plus organic white grape juice and organic coconut, olive, and hemp oils blend for a creamy castile lather that keeps baby’s hands, face, body, and hair clean and nourished.

Dr. Bronner’s 4-in-1 Baby Unscented Sugar Soap


Oli & Carol “Mery the Cherry” Teether, $19 at La Piccolina, 110 Gateway Drive, Suite 110, Lincoln, 916-246-9511,
Made with 100% natural rubber from Malaysian Hevea trees, this soft, easy-to-grasp, and safe-to-chew toy stimulates baby's senses and soothes teething gums.

Oli & Carol “Mery the Cherry” Teether


Signature Bilia Bassinet, $179.99, and Natural Bundle, $129.99 (includes rocking stand, liner, and sheet), at Design Dua,
Crafted by hand in Ghana from 100% natural and non-toxic elephant grass with an organic kapok fiber mattress, this sweet, stylish Moses basket can be used as storage once your little one outgrows it. The accompanying rocking stand is made of sturdy pine and will soothe little ones right to sleep.

Signature Bilia Bassinet


Colored Organics 2-Pack Baby Burp Cloth, $20 at Lux n Lav Boutique, 6040 Stanford Ranch Road, Suite 200, Rocklin, 916-607-5934,
Made of 100% certified organic cotton that’s sustainably sourced, ethically produced, and super soft, this pair of burp cloths is equally absorbent as it is adorable.

Colored Organics 2-Pack Baby Burp Cloth


Solly Baby Wrap Carrier, $69 at Solly Baby,
Sustainably made and sewn in Los Angeles, your baby can go directly from womb to wrap with this buttery soft, breathable, hands-free carrier. Other benefits of babywearing? It reduces infant crying, increases connection, and keeps baby cozy and calm.

Solly Baby Wrap Carrier


The Play Gym, $140 at Lovevery,
Designed by child development experts and crafted with safe, healthy, and durable materials, this award-winning, stage-based play gym includes everything your child needs in an activity gym and play mat—from batting to teething to learning to focus—ensuring purposeful playtime and tummy time.

The Play Gym


Dream Big Baby Bib Set, $24.50 at Terra Cottage, 722 Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-294-7923; 426 Vernon Street, Roseville, 916-899-6721,
Say buh-bye to spit-up, drool, and constantly changing baby’s outfits with these fashionable, functional, and machine-washable bandana-style bibs featuring two out-of-this-world designs.

Dream Big Baby Bib Set


“Mom’s Going to Lose Her S#*t” Candle, $28 at Wolfhome, 815 Sutter Street, Suites E & F, Folsom, 916-390-7761,
Handmade locally in Cameron Park, this soy candle is scented with calming, fresh notes of lavender and lemon verbena. Light it, take a deep breath, and repeat to yourself: “This too shall pass.”

“Mom’s Going to Lose Her S#*t” Candle


Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool by Emily Oster, $18 at Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 113, El Dorado Hills, 916-941-9401,
Award-winning economist Emily Oster debunks myths around breastfeeding, sleep training, potty training, language acquisition, and many other topics in this book all about decision-making in the early years of parenthood.

Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool by Emily Oster


Coffee Club Subscription, $21+ per month, at Reset: Café by Day, 727B Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-358-9162,
Coffee takes on a whole new meaning once becoming a parent; it needs to be strong and readily available. Thankfully, with a subscription to Reset’s Coffee Club, you’ll get fresh, whole-bean java delivered to your doorstep every single month.

Coffee Club Subscription


Among the Flowers New Mom + Babe Kit, $70 at Midnight Kin, 435 Main Street, Placerville, 530-497-0901,
This beautifully curated gift set provides a new mom and her babe with some much-deserved self-care. Filled with the essentials—Calming Baby Balm (for minor rashes and massages), Calm Mom (a reprieve from the soreness of nursing), Blooming Belly Butter, Wipe Spray, and Lavender Lullaby Baby Wash—each pampering product is comprised of natural and gently formulated ingredients.

Among the Flowers New Mom + Babe Kit


Thule Urban Glide 2, $599.95 at Thule,
Easy on the eyes and even easier to maneuver (thanks to a swivel front wheel that locks into place for jogging and 16” rear wheels), this all-terrain stroller is comfy for kids and ergonomic for adults. Sleek, lightweight, and good-looking, other need-to-note features include a one-handed, compact fold that allows for easy storage and transportation, a multi-position canopy with side-ventilation windows, and a reclining seat that boasts a padded five-point harness.

Thule Urban Glide 2


JuJuBe Zealous Diaper Bag Backpack, $130 at JuJuBe,
Leave the house organized and in style with this versatile bag that's equal parts fashionable as it is functional. Mom (and dad) can rock the look, thanks to a sleek black hue and gender-neutral aesthetic. Machine-washable with extra-comfy straps and a plethora of pockets—including four mesh ones and a "Mommy" compartment for quick-grab items—it leaves your hands free to hold your babe, push a stroller, and power through parenthood like a pro. 

JuJuBe Zealous Diaper Bag Backpack


by Megan Wiskus
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