Pretty Things for Baby

Our baby is due to arrive in a few short weeks! The nesting instinct has kicked in and so I've collected a few things in preparation for the little one to join our home.

There's so much baby stuff out there, but I'm a firm believer in having less stuff that is well made and beautiful. It's not always easy, but we are keeping things minimal around here. 

I thought I'd share a few of my favorites.

The Moses Basket is a classic that never goes out of style. Our was a gift to Helen from my cousins and I adore it. It comes with a cushy liner, but I bought this 100% cotton throw blanket to change things up a bit. I love the oversized pom-poms and the muted gray goes well with the rest of the house.

It's a safe, cozy spot to put baby and light enough to transport from room to room.

Beautiful toys are specially hard to find in the usual places. I like to search online for beautiful handmade things that I know will last. This little kitten was also a gift to Helen and will now be for the baby. 

I love the Natursutten BPA-Free Natural Rubber Pacifier. If baby wants/needs a pacifier we'll try these and see how it goes. Helen loved them. I added a wood MALA my brother had given me as a gift years ago. It adds lovely texture and an easy place for baby to grab.

Have you heard about the SNOO? It's a new bassinet design that is supposed to work miracles for baby's sleep. I admit to being skeptical at first, but after I read up on it and learned just how much effort and care went into the design of this product, I was convinced it was worth a try. I especially love that it is beautiful and fits seamlessly into our home.

Clothing is another area that takes some effort to find quality things. There are many options online that I love and I always look for natural materials and pieces that have interesting details. This adorable knit hat is one of those things. I can't wait to put baby in it when we are cozy in the hospital. This is one area that I am passionate about having less, higher quality pieces.

A few favorite shops include Misha and Puff, Soor PloomBriar Handmade and Etsy.

I feel so lucky to have a few pieces of my own baby clothing that my mom kept over the years! I marvel at how beautiful it all is, and how much attention to detail was put into each item. All of these were made my hand probably by a relative or family friend. I treasure them and wish we could bring back this lovely tradition of handmade, beautiful clothing for babies. 

I hope you enjoyed this little peak. I'm so excited for the arrival of our little one!