Once they’ve gotten all the essential baby travel gear like strollers, bassinets and carriers, new parents can always use more small, soft baby necessities like blankets, pajamas and stuffed animals.
Here are some of the cutest gifts to keep babies cozy and comfy. In itsy bitsy sizes, they take up almost no room and transform little ones into stylish and well-behaved travelers. Be prepared to receive lots of photos.
Warmies Puppy – My First Warmies
One of Oprah’s Favorite Things, this plush stuffed animal is likely to become one of baby’s, too. Scented with real French lavender, it can be popped in the microwave for extra warmth and comfort. Babies will find the puppy’s soft texture reassuring and they won’t want to leave home without it. Price: $29.99
There’s nothing more comforting to a baby than being wrapped up like a burrito and no cuter way to do that than with these smile-inducing muslin swaddles. Choose from a smorgasbord of prints, from tacos to pizza to sushi, and let them do double duty as car seat covers and nursing blankets. Price: $25
Danrie Wilson + Frenchy Roar Set
This cute-as-can-be set is irresistible with its gender-neutral animal print. Made of 95% organic cotton with a touch of stretch for extra comfort and ease, the two pieces can be worn together or separately and the bottoms even have pockets! Price: $69.90
These adorable onesies are a dream come true for travel because they feature a two-way zipped for easy diaper changes anywhere. Made from premium 100% cotton, they’re soft and lightweight and are easy to roll up in your suitcase. They come in more than a dozen colors and prints and you’ll want to stock up. Price: $26
MakeMake Organics Organic Cotton Swaddle Blanket & Top Knot Hat
You can never have too many swaddling blankets and this one is so buttery soft and luxurious, you’ll wish you had one for yourself. It even comes with the sweetest little hat. Responsibly made from GOTS certified 100% organic cotton and non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes in a GOTS certified factory in India, the blanket is soft, stretchy and supersized. Plus, it comes in beautiful, gender neutral prints that are so simple and sophisticated, they just may get you upgraded to first class. Price: $37.99
Available in five colors, this gorgeous blanket feels like a hug – which it kind of is for both baby and Mother Earth. GOTS and RWS certified, it’s ethically made in the US from organic, non-toxic ultra fine merino and is generously sized to last into toddlerhood. Not only will it naturally resist stains, odors, wrinkles and flames but it’s the only fiber scientifically proven to help babies fall asleep quicker and sleep deeper. And did we mention it’s gorgeous? Price: $140
Created by a single foster parent to help baby Oliver, diagnosed with “failure to thrive,” this swaddle is specifically designed to enhance neuro-development. Filled with therapeutic benefits, it will help babies sleep better and decrease irritability, making travel more pleasant for everyone. It’s available in five colors and can be adjusted as your child grows. Price: $65
Keep little ones entertained on road trips with these super cute stuffed animals that fit right into your car’s cup holder. Choose from a variety of characters, including Tyler the Tiger (above) and Georgia the Giraffe, all of whose weighted bodies help them sit up straight on any flat surface. Your little one will want them all! Price: $19.95