7 Amazing Gift Ideas for a Globetrotting Mom-To-Be

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Are you searching for a unique and thoughtful baby shower gift for your special Mom-to-be? Give her more than a just a gift, give her a message that life doesn't need to change after she has her baby. Tell her that all things are possible, including travel, with these thoughtful gifts:

Aden & Anais SWADDLE Blankets

Kate Middleton, Beyonce, Mark Zuckerberg and yes, we at Baby Can Travel all use and love Aden & Anais Swaddle Blankets. We’ve been raving about the Aden & Anais Swaddle blankets since our daughter was a baby. It’s their versatility, size and light weight that makes them perfect for travel.

 

These are high-end swaddle blankets that a new mom may pass over in lieu of a cheaper, less trendy swaddle blanket. Let her pamper her baby in soft cotton luxury.

 

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Lotus Travel Crib and Portable Baby Playard

One of the biggest travel worries for a new mom is where will the baby sleep? Many hotels will provide a crib, but they are "subject to availability" and the quality is unknown. Give your mom-to-be some peace-of-mind knowing her baby will have a safe, comfortable place to sleep.

 

The Lotus Travel Crib is a lightweight travel cot which sets up in 15 seconds. This sturdy playard weighs a mere 13 lbs, can be carried like in a backpack which conveniently fits on a plane as a carry-on. The Lotus Travel Crib gives any baby a safe area to sleep or play wherever they go.

 

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Mountain buggy nano Stroller

A Red Dot winner for Product Design Quality, the Mountain Buggy Nano is the ultimate stroller for any travelling Mom. This well reviewed stroller actually folds down in two easy steps to be small enough to meet the carry-on standards of most airlines! And yes, the travel bag is included...  This stroller will be useful from Day 1 as it is infant car seat ready, with no need to buy additional adapters.

 

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Ergobaby 360 Baby Carrier

Some people prefer a baby carrier for travel outings. Our baby carrier of choice was the Ergobaby. We brought it with us on several trips as we liked the combination of flexibility and comfort. It supports all carrying positions and will remain useful for years (up to 33lbs). We appreciated that it is quickly adjustable for multiple wearers, allowing both parents to share the load. 

guzzie+Guss Perch Table Chair

Another concern for travelling parents is eating out at restaurants or at the kitchen table in their Airbnb. High chairs are readily available in the US and Canada, but elsewhere in the world, availability is spotty at best. The Guzzie+Guss Perch Table Chair nicely solves this problem. It's clamp-on design allows it to fit to nearly any table and allows the baby to be at the same level as the adults. It comes with a convenient travel bag.

 

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KidCo PeaPod Plus 

For slightly older children (1+), the Kidco PeaPod Plus is a nicely sized travel sleep tent which packs down small enough to fit into a medium-sized suitcase. Our son loves his and we have brought it with us on trips all over the world, giving him a sense of normalcy no matter what strange new city he is in. 

 

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Baby Can Travel: Anywhere

A great add-on item for your gift, Baby Can Travel: Anywhere is an easy-to-read paperback with all of our best tips for travelling with a baby.

Thanks for visiting - we hope you found a unique and thoughtful gift for your loved one! If you didn't find what you were looking for, check out more ideas in our Baby Travel Gear section.

A few thoughtful non-travel gift ideas

  • House cleaning: Being a new mom is hard. You don't get much sleep, you are constantly changing diapers and feeding the baby. Often, it's the housework that gets left behind. The gift of house cleaning is such a thoughtful gift, she will be very grateful for the help.
  • An Amazon Prime Membership: An insanely practical gift, any new mom will love an Amazon Prime Membership. We know from experience that our online shopping increased dramatically when we had our first baby. Free 2 day shipping is such a nice treat. Plus, members get free unlimited photo storage for all their baby pictures, Prime Video,  Amazon FreeTime, save up to 20% on diapers, baby food, etc. and much more.

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