Last week, Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge welcomed their first child, the royal heir, George Alexander Louis. What was one of the most watched pregnancies and anticipated births of our generation, the royal baby made quite the entrance.
Every new baby is so sweet and special, though many people (myself included) have an invested interest in the royal family. And just as we’ve been watching Kate’s practical fashion choices, as well modern-classic maternity style, not surprisingly, many parents are zeroing in on Kate and Wills’ baby gear.
Wills and Kate have been dubbed a modern royal couple, so it’s quite fitting that in just their first week of parenthood they’ve showed that their taste for baby gear is smart and modern, too. From sleek cribs to baby socks, just like any baby, the royal heir will be adorned with baby gear hand picked by his doting parents and loved ones.
Though it’s highly unlikely we’ll get a look inside the royal nursery any time soon, if we had the chance to hand-pick items for the royal heir, here are just a few of the goodies and gear we’d recommend:
Baby Gear Fit for a Prince by jenrab on Polyvore
1. 4moms Bassinet
This tech-enabled stroller that’s known to turn heads is getting its own new addition. The 4moms Origami will soon add a bassinet to its lineup of cool accessories, making this stroller an even sweeter ride.
2. Nuna Leaf
The Nuna Leaf’s sleek design and functionality make this seat a practical addition to any new parents’ aresenal of baby gear. By soothing baby with just a push, the Leaf would give the royal new parents a little bit of extra help.
3. Stokke MyCarrier
There’s a countless amount of carriers on the market today, but this sturdy carrier boasts three positions, underscoring comfort, convenience and closeness. Having tried out my fair share of carriers over the years, this carrier, hands-down, is my most favorite because of its ergonomic design and the fact that baby is always close enough to kiss. With an 18-month old with developmental delays, my guy isn’t walking yet. So, for me to still be able to comfortably carry my 25-lber in a carrier and not ache speaks volumes about the convenience of the MyCarrier.
4. Mamas and Papas Plush Toy Mini Red Bus
Mamas and Papas, one of the coolest british imports to the US, has a whole host of great, modern baby gear. The iconic Double Decker Bus is a fun nod to the company’s British roots, and one that’s totally suitable for the Royal Baby. The plush stroller toy, like others in the Mamas and Papas lineup, attaches to a stroller and has a chewable C-ring.
Perhaps one of the most versatile baby tubs on the market, the Eurotub can be used from the infancy stages all the way up to toddlerhood. The incline and overall size of the Eurotub make this a favorite for many modern parents.
6. Timi and Leslie
Timi and Leslie has a fashionable selection of diaper bags, suitable for all types of parents. The Charlie Diaper Bag in Teal has a sleek silhouette and functionality, fit for a prince or princess. The best part of Timi and Leslie diaper bags are that most of them come with several feeding and changing pockets and accessories, making this brand one of my most favorite diaper bags.
Bamboobies’ name, alone, deserves the royal treatment. It’s said that Kate is breastfeeding her new son. Whether or not she, it’s important to support great mamas and their decisions. But for many new nursing mamas, it’s easy to get caught up in all the breastfeeding accoutrements and information. Truth is, in the early days, great support and breast pads are all you need. Bamboobies are absorbant, made with natural fibers and practically invisible under clothes. These heart-shaped bamboo breast pads are ideal for new nursing mamas.
8. Charlie Banana in William
Charlie Banana makes eco-friendly diapers aka a cloth diaper. These soft, fluffy and fashionable diapers come in a variety of colors, but its the William that is eye-catching, suitable for the newborn royal. This style which is a nod to the newest royal heir’s dad, is white with funky blue hearts. My guy has this style in his stash and it truly makes me smile every time I put it on him. (Taking off, however, is a much different emotion!)
9. Aden + Anais bird print from Jungle Jam collection
When Wills and Kate debuted baby George, they had two swaddling blankets on their new bundle, one of which was Aden + Anais’ bird print from their Jungle Jam collection. I’ve heralded my love for Aden + Anais many times over here, and it’s no big secret that new parents share the same affection for these cozy, lightweight swaddles. The best part part of these swaddles is that they’re so versatile and they get softer with every wash. Having used these swaddles as nursing covers, a sun shade, blanket and, yes, even a swaddle, I love the fact that Kate and Wills validated that these swaddles are, indeed, fit for a prince. Said to be sold out in the U.K. the bird print is still available in the U.S., alongside of many other fantastic prints.
10. Britax B-Safe
The Royal new parents departed the hospital last week and like most every other parent, strapped their newborn into their carseat and left in their vehicle. Wills and Kate went with a Britax seat that’s reportedly only available in Europe, butit’s said that the Britax B-Safe carseat is quite similar. This highly rated carseat has an -fangle-free five point harness, is compatible with Britax B-Series STrollers, has a 30-lb weight capacity, and ergonomic carry handle, among other features. It’s no wonder Britax carseats are some of the most popular carseats for new parents, including Wills and Kate.
11. Oeuf Elephant Crib
Oeuf’s Elephant Crib is just as eye-catching as it is functional. Oeuf is known for their sleek and modern nursery furniture, but I love that this company’s convertible cribs are made from sustainable forest sources, making it yet another piece suitable for the royal heir and other modern-minded families.
12. Stokke Tripp Trapp and Newborn Set
Stokke’s Tripp Trapp is an iconic piece that exudes the style and functionality that many modern new parents seek. This chair that’s been around for more than 25 years comes in a spectrum of chic colors and can be used from newborn stages all the way up to adulthood. The Tripp Trapp newborn set is an accessory that allows baby to be cradled at the table. In addition to the five-point harness and soft cushioning, the newborn set is one of the only accessories that I’ve seen that safely allows you to include baby at the table at mealtime. Those days of pulling the bouncer next to the table on the floor are over!
13. Tommee Tippee’s Limited Edition Prince
Tommee Tippee’s Closer to Nature line of baby feeding supplies is a favorite for many modern families. Even though I rarely used bottles, when I did, baby seemed to favor TT’s bottles. I especially loved that their bottles and breastpumps worked seamlessly together.
Another British brand that’s become an American fave is touting this limited edition Prince style, that’s exclusive to Toys R Us. This limited edition pays homage to the royal heir and is available for pre-order now.
14. Mamas and Papas Urbo Stroller in Turquoise/Navy
Mamas and Papas Urbo stroller is lightweight and trim, ideal for city and suburban life. The metallic shine on this stroller’s chassis and its ample storage space would make a definite statement if the Duchess chose this modern stroller for baby George.
15. Earth Mama Angel Baby Breastfeeding Essential Bundle
As I mentioned, in the early days, mama doesn’t need many accessories for nursing a sweet baby. Although, once everyone gets acclimated, creams, lotions and tea never hurt anyone. I’ve been a longtime lover of Earth Mama Angel Baby’s products, but I especially love this bundle that includes organic Milkmaid Tea to help with production; Natural Nipple Butter to soothe after those cluster feedings; Booby Tubes breast packs to soothe during engorgement. A kit like this is more than enough to hold any new nursing mama over for months to come.
16. Trumpette Peewee Argyle Baby Socks
Another favorite and baby gift staple, Trumpette socks are yet another stylish and functional baby item suitable for the modern babe. Whether born in July like the Royal Heir or January like my own baby, it’s likely baby will be wearing socks when he or she is out or about. What’s so fabulous about Trumpette is that they not only stay on, but they come in a bundle of fun colors and look like shoes. Is there anything as crucial—or cuter—than covering baby toes?