Nasiba’s 10 Gift Picks For Expecting Mamas

No stranger to being in the know of what’s on trend (and actually useful!), The Tot Founder and mom of three, Nasiba Adilova, shares her must have picks for mamas-to-be.

Nasiba And Baby

People ask me all the time for baby shower gift ideas and while every woman is different, you can’t go wrong with things that make someone’s life easier or more comfortable.

Being pregnant is one of the most physically and emotionally demanding things a woman can go through. Not only is your belly being pushed to the limit, your hormones can take you on an emotional rollercoaster.

One of the most important things that helped me stay confident and comfortable while pregnant was a wardrobe that was simple, flattering and comfortable. Here are my top gift picks for an expecting mama in your life…

 

For sleep and lounging

 

The Hart+Land PJ Dress is made of insanely soft bamboo and is naturally hypoallergenic, moisture wicking and great for regulating your ever-fluctuating body temperature. You know those days where you don’t want to get out of your PJs? THIS is what you can where and still look fashionable.

The Petite Plume Flannel Robe is another much appreciated gift because you can enjoy it both before, during and after birth. It’s made from the finest quality cotton and is the kind of cozy essential ever new mama needs.

 

For support 

 

Carrying the weight of a baby can wreak havoc on your back and hips, which is why I swear by Blanqi’s Underbust Support Tank, which is a life saver. Not only does it alleviate pain associated with growing bellies, it can be worn under shirts you already own and to keep unbuttoned pants in place.

 

For out and about

 

Having an easy to wear dress is an absolute essential for #pregnantlife. Preferably, it needs to be something you can dress up or down, layer and launder easily. My go-to is the Hart+Land Bamboo Solid Short Sleeve Dress because it’s stretchy making it a comfortable option to accomodate a growing bump but it’s also machine washable making it an easy go-to style staple through a pregnancy.

I also love the Hart+Land Bamboo Solid Short Sleeve Top. It’s ridiculously comfortable and looks great with pants, jeans or a skirt. Perfect for play dates, travel or a walk around the neighborhood.

  

Gear

 

One of the biggest complaints I used to hear from mamas around the world is that there weren’t many stylish diaper bag options. At The Tot, we made it our mission to find the most fashionable, functional and socially responsible bags we could find. I’m currently obsessed with the JEM + BEA Lola Tote. Made of durable rip stop nylon, it’s roomy enough to keep everything accessible but chic enough to work for everyday wear.

If the mama-to-be already has a million bags that she LOVES, a downsized version such as the Kibou Diaper Bag makes a great gift. This durable, wearable diaper bag allows her to go hands-free for days when she is already juggling a million things.

The Solly Baby Wrap Carrier is also a wonderful and practical gift. Lightweight and eco-friendly, she will use it countless times once the baby arrives as it will enable her to move about easily, while staying close to her new bundle of joy.

 

Self-care

 

The Green + Lovely Better than Butter Belly Oil is a great way to gently target the skin conditions that can pop up during pregnancy, while also providing a soothing hydration boost.

Finally, I love gifting the Beb Organic Baby Bump Sensory Set. It includes a Soothing Serum, Silky Cream, Nurturing Oil free from all nasties, this set is always adored by all and helps women take the time out they need to care for themselves.