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Best Miami Gifts For A New Baby

March 30, 2012 9:00 AM

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The Alpha Bit Swadling Pack can be found at Liapela in Village of Merrick Park Mall. (Credit: liapela.com)

The Alpha Bit Swadling Pack can be found at Liapela in Village of Merrick Park Mall. (Credit: liapela.com)

Aside from the ubiquitous pack of onesies and teeny-tiny diapers that you can purchase from any Walgreen’s or Target (and yes, this is the best Miami gift for a new baby, and in fact the best anywhere gift for a new baby and said new infant’s really tired mom and dad), Miami is filled with options that are sure to bowl over any hallucinating sire. Not to mention the baby. – Jen Karetnick
bugaboobag Best Miami Gifts For A New Baby

The Bugaboo diaper bag is so design-savvy it has room enough for your laptop. (Credit: geniusjones.com)

Bugaboo Bag, Canvas

49 NE 39th Street
Miami, Fla. 33137
(305) 571-2000

1661 Michigan Avenue
Miami Beach, Fla. 33139
(305) 571-2000
www.geniusjones.com

This diaper bag is so design-savvy it has room enough for your laptop, in addition to the removable changing mat. With insulated food and drink containers, water repellent linings, a rubber bottom and a snazzy canvas exterior, the Bugaboo is sturdy enough to take you and your baby well into toddlerhood. Just strap the bag on front and babe on back – or vice-versa – and you’re ready to go. Found at Genius Jones in the Miami Design District or on South Beach, 
$129.95.

liapela Best Miami Gifts For A New Baby

The Alpha Bit Swadling Pack can be found at Liapela in Village of Merrick Park Mall. (Credit: liapela.com)

Alpha Bit Swaddle 4 Pack

358 San Lorenzo Avenue # 3227
Miami, Fla. 33146
(305) 441-0658
www.liapela.com

Rule number one of gift giving for new babies: Buy multiples. New mothers lose things. So when it comes to items like these 100 percent cotton muslin swaddling wraps from Aden + Anais – so wonderfully soft that they improve with each washing – the four-pack is the way to go. They’re also extra large, so you don’t have to ask new daddies (who really don’t know these things) exactly how long their babies measure in inches. And when infants no longer want to be swaddled, these wraps are perfect as burp cloths, nursing covers, temporary changing table covers, stroller and car seat liners, and so much more. Found at Liapela in Village of Merrick Park Mall, 3rd floor next to Nordstrom, $44.

vivaverde Best Miami Gifts For A New Baby

The Ritzy Sitzy Shopping Cart Cover at Viva Verde is one of the best Miami gifts for a new baby. (Credit: vivaverde.com)

Ritzy Sitzy Shopping Cart Cover

4794 SW 72 Avenue
Miami, Fla. 33155
(305) 666-5202
www.vivaverdeshop.com

If shopping carts where a million other babies have already been sitting worry you, you’re not alone. Enter the Ritzy Sitzy Shopping Cart Cover, one of the best Miami gifts for a new baby. Made of eco-friendly bamboo, it offers protection against viruses and bacteria gleaned from restaurant high chairs and shopping carts. It’s also easily portable, so it works great for travel, too – and comes in one or two seats in case your own personal germ carriers come in multiples. Found at Viva Verde, $80.

mamaroo Best Miami Gifts For A New Baby

The MamaRoo replicates the lap of a real-life mama. (Credit: givewink.com)

MamaRoo Bouncer

2570 NE Miami Gardens Drive
North Miami Beach, Fla. 33180
(305) 705-3341
www.givewink.com

Sure, you say – a bouncer for infants. They’ll wind up with shaken baby syndrome! Well, the MamaRoo can actually be used from day one of baby’s life. That’s because the engineering of this little gem replicates the lap of a real-life mama, moving side-to-side as well as up and down. It’s that gentle. Plus, the seat reclines; three balls are painted in the styles of Van Gogh, Monet, and Seurat; and the toys are polished in both black and white for developing neurons and in more vivid hues for those babies that are already processing technicolor. And then, of course, there’s the mp3 hookup. Sold yet? Found at Wink, $199.99.

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