What I’m Gifting My Pregnant Friends from Parachute’s Gorgeous New Baby Line

published May 19, 2021
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nursery with crib and rocking horse
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You know those friends that are more like family? And then they get pregnant and have families of their own? There’s nothing like it. Those are the people you really want to cherish and spoil. When my best friend called me with the news of her first child, in between a flood of tears, my mind immediately darted to onesies and swaddles, and all the adorable baby things he’d need.

Luckily for me, Parachute just launched a line of staple baby products, from hooded towels to crib bedding — and even nursery furniture in collaboration with Oeuf. Luckily for you, Parachute is offering 20% off all purchases over Memorial Day weekend. (This only happens twice a year, so mark your calendar for May 28!)

My favorite thing about this line? It’s gender-neutral, with creamy, light shades that will create a peaceful space for tiny ones. I think of these as the classic essentials that can work with any style; some may even become heirloom pieces.

Here are some of my top picks for the tiny ones in your life. 

A Soft and Absorbent Bandana Bib Set

These are super-absorbent, but don’t look bulky. When our daughter was a newborn, we relied on bandana bibs, because they were so easy to throw on, and always looked adorable. We kept one or two in the diaper bag at all times! I love how this duo of bibs is neutral, yet special, with luxe fabric and a subtle smattering of sparkles. Snaps make for quick fastening.

A Travel Changing Pad with Extra Pockets

My friends love to travel and I can see them eventually taking their little one along on adventures. As any parent will tell you, changing stations are nowhere near as prolific as they should be, and this sweet travel changing pad will ensure that no diaper goes unchanged. The soft linen keeps babies cushioned, and the pockets are great for storing wipes and extra diapers. 

A Lightweight Hooded Towel

Is there anything cuter than a fresh-out-of-the-bath baby in a fluffy towel? For the baby album alone, this towel is a lovely (and useful) gift. The common theme with these items from Parachute — they are all impossibly soft. 

A Cotton Swaddle Blanket

Learning to swaddle is a bonafide art (the nurses who helped teach me can definitely attest to that), but in the end, you have a cozy little bundle sleeping in your arms. Made from breathable muslin, this all-natural swaddle is a powerhouse that goes way beyond bedtime. It’s great for nursing as a cover, if you choose to use one, or as a light blanket for a morning walk. 

Printed Footie Jammies

When my daughter was born, I could not wait to get her in footie PJs. There’s something so timeless and precious about a wriggly little one in footies. These are entirely sleep safe, and the subtle sunburst print adds something special to an already beautiful item.

A Handmade Lovey

As much as I love a good teddy bear or plush bunny, I doubt anyone else will be gifting my friends a stuffed rhino. Each of these are handmade and go perfectly with the bedding and soft goods from Parachute. 

A Dreamy Pillowcase

My friend’s nursery is themed with a starry sky motif, so when I saw this moon pillow cover, I couldn’t add it to my cart fast enough. It reminds me of a picture book illustration: simple yet evocative, in calming shades of blue and grey. (There’s also a sun version, for a different but no less beautiful vibe!)