Baby’s gear, clothing and nursery décor have all become extensions of mom’s personal style. New and expecting moms are selecting items for their baby registry not only for their functional and lifestyle needs, but also based on aesthetics. More and more, formerly conventional items like strollers and cribs are now available in fashionable and sometimes unexpected designs and styles. Plus new categories like multi-functional nursing wraps and teething jewelry for moms are emerging and quickly becoming the status quo.
At Gugu Guru, we keep a close eye on mom & baby trends. Here are five of the top trending New Mom Essentials plus some of our favorite brands to check out for each:
Trend #1: Wrap-Style Carrier
There are a few styles of baby carriers to choose from, including soft structured carriers, slings and wrap style carriers and all have different pros/cons depending on your lifestyle. Wrap-style carriers are a comfortable and hands-free way to keep baby close, while also making a fashion statement. (Hint: some wraps can be confusing, so look for non-complicated styles.)
Brands to check out: Baby K’Tan, Solly Baby, Boba Wrap
Trend #2: Teething Jewelry
Where teething jewelry used to be limited to a few brands, this is now a very fast growing category and some brands boast a cult-like following. Just like any statement jewelry line, many teething jewelry brands have signature styles or palettes. Most of these baubles are made of baby-safe 100% silicone and some are simply amber, which is known for its anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties.
Brands to check out: Chewbeads, Mama & Little, Amber Beata
Trend #3: Stylish Maternity Bras
Most of the moms at Gugu Guru had babies when nursing bras came in basic, non-descript cotton designs and TBH some were downright ugly. Long gone are those days (hurray!) Now, gorgeous but functional nursing bras are becoming the norm.
Brands to check out: Cake Maternity, You! Lingerie, Bravado Designs
Trend #4: Diaper Backpacks
Diaper bags are constantly evolving and were probably the first piece of baby “gear” to be reimagined so that it fit with mom’s (and often dad’s) personal style. We are seeing more and more backpacks on Gugu Guru registries. Backpacks are great because in addition to holding a lot of baby “stuff”, you don’t have to worry about slipping shoulder straps if you are an on-the-go type of parent.
Brands to check out: TwelveLITTLE, Petunia Picklebottom, Fisher-Price
Trend #5: Multi-Functional Nursing Covers
These are definitely a mommy must-have for stylish mamas who plan to breastfeed. What’s more is that the expectation is now that these covers serve more than one purpose – many of the popular styles double as car seat canopies or even swaddles!
Brands to check out: Cover Me Ponchos, Milk Snob, Shuga Bebe Couture
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