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This holiday season brings a lot of joy and excitement for our little family. I come from a family of four, which included both my parents and my brother and I. As siblings, we had a six year difference. We were never really in school together.
I’ve always wanted a big family. This holiday season, we’ve announced to our family and friends that we are becoming a family of six this upcoming spring! We’re so excited about our growing family.
I feel like I can call myself an experienced momma of babies and toddlers and might have some suggestions on the best items to get for an expecting momma. For example with my first child, I thought I could get away with getting an audio monitor. However, I was constantly checking up on her. With my second child, I got a video monitor – and boy did that change things! I love that I could SEE baby because it provided me a lot of reassurance that baby was okay.
With the holidays around the corner, I wanted to share two gift ideas that would be awesome for a new mom or expecting mom. The VTech VM341-216 Bear 2 Camera Full Color Video Monitor (which is available exclusively at Babies”R”Us) and a personal no sew fleece blanket paired as one great gift would have any expecting mom overjoyed!
With the VTech Bear Video Monitor, it is super cute with the teddy bear-shape camera and comes with an additional camera that can be placed in the living room or play room!
I put the extra monitor in my craft room because my girls LOVE to go up there by themselves. Sometimes, their sticky little hands love using my crafting supplies that are not approved for use. The additional monitor definitely comes in handy!
It comes in full color and has night vision. It also has a two way, talk back intercom with lullabies and soothing sounds. Not only that, because of the digital transmission technology, parents can be assured that the video is private and secure. It also has a range of 1000 feet. This is VERY important, especially if you have a two story home! Your momma friend will LOVE you for this gift.
In addition, you can follow the easy instructions below to pair a cute, new sew blanket for your momma friend as well! It provides a personal touch to your amazing gift!
DIY No Sew Fleece Blanket for Baby
1. Choose two fleece fabrics – one solid and one coordinating print.
2. Align the two fabrics together with the right sides out.
3. Using scissors, trim the two pieces so they are the same size. There are various size blankets, so here they are:
Stroller: 30″ x 35″
Receiving: 40″ x 40″
Toddler: 42″ x 52″
Swaddler: 47″ x 47″
4. Using a standard size sticky note as a sample, cut out each of the four corners.
5. Next, cut a fringe through both layers of the fabric. They should be half an inch in width and cut in the length of the sticky note (typically 5″). I use a yardstick going from one cut corner to the next to help me keep the length even as I continue cutting the fabric.
6. Next, tie the blanket ends.
How adorable is this blanket?!
Pairing this custom made baby blanket with the VTech Bear Video Monitor would be a great gift for any new mom this holiday season! I wrapped our gifts in some coordinating wrapping paper. Since I’m all about glitter, I packaged them in separate boxes to make an impression!
Do you have a new mom that you are gifting for this holiday season?