My Luxe Baby Wishlist

by Lara on March 26, 2012

One thing that has surprised me about pregnancy and preparing for a baby is the sheer amount of stuff you supposedly need.  I’m not really one for accumulating lots of stuff, but there are a few items I am excited to purchase.  In the process of researching what we need and what we don’t, I’ve found a few luxurious gems I would love to own (necessity be damned!).  Some of these are more affordable than others.  Still, it’s fun to dream.

Keungzai’s Ultra Soft Drape Front Maternity Dress:  Keungzai is a beautiful online maternity boutique that I recently discovered thanks to my sister-in-law, who actually helped with the design and fit of the line in London.  Pretty cool, huh?  I basically want everything on this website.  In particular, this drape dress looks so comfortable and chic.  Michele at Keungzai is hooking all of us up with a 10% discount (they ship around the world even though they are London-based!).  Just enter ILoveKZ10 at checkout until the end of the month!

Kate Spade “Stevie” Baby Bag:  I remember seeing a Black Friday deal for a version of this bag back in November…about two weeks before I found out I was pregnant.  Timing is everything, no?

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The Origami Stroller:  I first read about this stroller on LilSugar.  Here’s what they said:  “With a built-in generator that recharges as the wheels move, it is a battery-operated pushchair that folds itself (really! Just push a button and it folds!). The generator also powers daytime running lights that provide safety both day and night, as well as an LED screen that shows temperature, the distance you’ve walked that day, and if your tot is seated properly. And for connected moms, there’s an optional cell phone charger to ensure she never loses touch with the world around her!”  Wow.  This luxe ride has an $850 price tag, so we won’t be the lucky pushers.  We’re likely to go with a BOB (still not cheap, but not nearly this pricey).

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Pottery Barn Kids Comfort Grand Swivel Glider & Ottoman:  While playing pretend at our local Pottery Barn, we completely fell in love with this large, comfortable, stylish glider.  I know many don’t consider Pottery Barn furniture to be luxurious, but even on sale and with a modest fabric choice, this lovely piece would cost us a good $2,000.  That is definitely not in our budget for a single nursery item.  Instead, we’ll probably go with HEAB’s suggestion and get a La-Z-Boy rocker recliner, for less than half of this price.

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The Healthy Baby Skincare Collection from Lavanila:  I’ve had a hard time finding baby skincare products that are free of parabens and other chemicals.  I just read about this line on The Art of Making a Baby (she is hosting a giveaway of the products!), and it seems like a fantastic company.

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Are their any luxe items on your dream wish list (baby or non baby)?

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Gillian March 26, 2012 at 9:49 am

You are going to be the chic-est mama out there!

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glidingcalm March 30, 2012 at 9:39 pm

I agree with Gill. 100%

Love everything in this post!!

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Andrea@WellnessNotes March 26, 2012 at 10:26 am

I want that Kate Spade bag! Do you think I have to have a baby to justify owning it??!! ;)

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Lara March 26, 2012 at 10:29 am

Ha…no! That’s why I love it; it doesn’t even look like a diaper bag!

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Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) April 29, 2012 at 11:56 pm

I’ve always wanted someone to create an “It” cooler bag Like from Tylie Malibu or something. Then I actually bought a diaper bag and used that for a while, but there wasn’t enough insulated areas. You’ll be one hot momma. That dress is a stunner!!!!!

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Biz March 26, 2012 at 11:06 am

Wow, an $850 stroller! I was young and poor when I had Hannah. Even through most of her childhood all of her possessions filled up one toy box – every birthday and Christmas we would weed out what she couldn’t use. She didn’t know at the time that I couldn’t afford more than that – but because she had so few possessions, she had every piece to every game.

And now at 20, she still takes really good care of her stuff. :D

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Lara March 26, 2012 at 11:18 am

I think that’s a great method to teach responsibility and minimalism! ;)

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Missy March 26, 2012 at 11:33 am

No baby lists here – but on the fitness front, I’d like a Cybex Arc Trainer for home.
For home, I’d love all Viking appliances in my kitchen and the Mauviel 12 piece pots/pans set (only 2800 bucks, lol!)

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Lara March 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Whoa! Do those things cook dinner for you?!

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Heather Eats Almond Butter March 26, 2012 at 11:39 am

Pottery Barn is totally overrated. ;)

I have a very long luxe item wish list. I blame Pinterest.

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Jen@FoodFamilyFitness March 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm

That Kate Spade bag is absolutely adorable!!!

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Elena @ The Art of Making a Baby March 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Love it! Btw, I have the Origami stroller and it’s unreal! We can’t use it yet cuz I don’t want to buy a Graco carseat and the seat isn’t good for babies under 6 months, but it’s an impressive stroller. Can’t wait to take it out!

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Lara March 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Wow, lucky you on the stroller! I can’t wait to hear how you like it. Also thanks for the Lavanila discount code!

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Elena @ The Art of Making a Baby March 26, 2012 at 1:42 pm

No problem! I love when companies give generous giveaways or discounts!

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Susan March 26, 2012 at 3:20 pm

It’s hard to believe there was a world before disposable diapers, but there you have it!

This is beautiful stuff by the way. Classy, just like you.

I’m not in the market for baby merchandise, but a new laptop would suffice. Hey, that rhymes!

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Lara March 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm

That is so sweet, thank you! Oooh, a new laptop would be fabulous!

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Asuma March 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I don’t even have a baby and I still want all these stuff!! Well maybe apart from the stroller :P The dress looks so comfy, and I wouldn’t mind using the baby body lotion on myself either :D But aside from that, it must be difficult to collect every item you need before the baby comes out…I’ve seen people stress about it so much! But I guess it might be easier to think that you can get things as you need them…nobody’s perfect and always ready :P Just enjoy the moment of love :) (I’m not saying that you ARE stressing out, but just making a point! Sorry for my rambling :P)

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Lara March 30, 2012 at 8:43 am

Thanks Asuma! Yeah, there is SO much stuff to think about…there’s probably no way on Earth I’ll be really “prepared” when the time comes. I’ll do my best, though :)

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Ruby March 28, 2012 at 12:09 am

HAHAHA ohhhhh the luxury baby stuff. Let me entice you with my fav luxe products I’d buy if I had all the money in the world (in no particular order):
1. Aden & Anais swaddle blankets. (http://www.adenandanais.com/shop/swaddles.aspx) Ohhhh so adorable and pretty and soft-looking and.. wait, $50 for four?! *Ignore the price*

2. Twilight Turtle (http://www.cloudb.com/ssandf/turtle.html) we have a $10 constellation lamp from Ikea AND a very well-loved musoc & glow seahorse but ohhhh this turtle… it makes such gorgeous lights!

3. MOAR cloth diapers!! I know, I know. But look! They are so adorable! I mean, how can you resist “Glow in the dark skull” as a design? (http://www.happyheinys.com/our-products/one-for-all or apple bottoms also have gorgeous dipes)

4. Ergo baby carrier. And then i’d get both the regular one in the grey-starry design and the lighter, sporty version.

5. The Stokke Bounce & Sleep (http://www.stokke.com/nursery/stokke-bounce-n-sleep/the-stokke-bounce-n-sleep-concept.aspx) I don’t know why but it just seems to look like the handiest thing ever and it LOOKS good as well. Hmm. Any Stokke product, really. Expensive? Yes. Durable? You betcha. (Here’s a great review. That’s it I am so getting this thing for #2 whenever he or she comes along http://mummysmiles.com/my-favourite-things/stokke-bounce-n-sleep-product-review/)

You’re so very welcome! I love spending other people’s money ;-)

Ohh and if you get into the mommy bloggers-who-do-reviews-or-have-sponsors world, you will find more “I must have these for my OWN” products than you can every imagine. Just sayin’! I feel simultaneously frustrated & relieved that I do not live in the US, as a lot of that stuff is not shipped to Europe. My bank account sighs with relief ;-)

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Ruby March 28, 2012 at 12:33 am

Oops the other diaper brand is Apple CHEEKS. Not Apple Bottoms. Completely different animal.

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Lara March 30, 2012 at 8:45 am

Oh I’m obsessed with the Aden & Anais swaddle blankets and have been for a while. They’re on my registry and I intend to purchase them if no one else does!

I’ve heard great things about the Ergo. I’ll have to check out the rest to see if they’re worth the splurge :) You should be a personal baby shopper, Ruby!

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