Whether your best friend just gave birth or you need to buy a last-minute gift for a baby shower, here’s all the inspiration you need. Discover eight local baby brands created by parents…
Harri and Eve
This online children’s store has recently merged with EcoSouk to bring you a beautifully curated selection of children’s products. From toys and interiors to baby clothes and gear, Harri & Eve has you covered for everything from newborn to eight years old.
The best choice: Brother/sister rompers from the British brand Bob & Blossom (150 Dhs). Or for something a little more adventurous, the wobbel starter board (from Dhs485).
Crochenista by Katerina
Mum-of-two Katerina Sahhoum started her crochet business during the pandemic with the aim of creating old-fashioned, eco-friendly, non-plastic toys that could be saved and passed on to the next generation. Using a technique called Amigurumi (the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting stuffed yarn creatures), Katerina stocks a popular range of existing patterns and can also create bespoke orders.
The best choice: We love the adorable handmade bunnies (Dhs185), which can be paired with a matching rattle with beech wood ring (Dhs85).
You can’t go to a restaurant or a park in Dubai without seeing the Citron brand in action. The stylish product line is designed to make mealtimes easier and more fun. Using materials that support the brand’s eco-friendly values, products including lunch boxes, snack boxes, water bottles and tableware are built to last and our favorite part is that the water bottles are made to last. water come with a QR code, which you can save so you’ll never lose a bottle again.
The best choice: Discover the My Mealtime pack (437 Dhs), which includes a four-compartment lunch box, a food jar, a backpack and a water bottle, as well as a surprise toy.
Eggs and Soldiers
This is our go-to store for all things baby. With a focus on finding a “more natural way”, Eggs n Soldiers is on a mission to find simpler, longer lasting and often cheaper solutions to the millions of “disposable” products on the market. What started as selling cloth diapers in markets around Dubai has grown into three stores in the United Arab Emirates, a WhatsApp shopping service and an online store selling everything from toys to teethers and from baby carriers to clothes.
The best choice: No baby shower is complete without Sophie La Giraffe, but for something a little different, check out Sophie’s camel cousin, Al Thir (Dhs135).
Mama Care’s philosophy is to ‘feed the nanny’ – in other words, remember to care for the mum, not just the baby. With products carefully selected and beautifully packaged together, Mama Care supports all aspects of a mother’s well-being and helps her rest, restore and recover after childbirth.
The best choice: The birthing box (499 Dhs) and the breast friend forever “BFF” box (499 Dhs) include everything a mom needs for the first few weeks.
Henrietta’s World was created many years ago as a series of children’s books, suitable for three to six year olds, based on a little hippopotamus called Henrietta who visits an imaginary world at playtime with her two best friends. The series creator rediscovered her love of drawing during the pandemic and began turning her illustrations into greeting cards, notebooks, t-shirts and nursery artwork. An amazing gift for a mom-to-be or a new baby.
The best choice: A set of three personalized nursery prints (from Dhs 295).
Specialist in personalized birth gifts, Mumzlab is the reference in terms of ready-made baskets, boxes and baskets. It’s about simplifying the process of buying a gift without losing that special touch.
The best choice: We love the vanilla sky gift set (Dhs395), which includes a toiletry bag, muslin swaddle and baby brush and comb set.
In an effort to share her “must-have” baby accessories to make life easier for other moms, BabyRoc founder Isabel Olmedo got to work designing her own stylish products. Sold via Instagram and on stalls in city markets, BabyRoc’s range of beautifully handmade baby accessories use the highest quality cotton fabrics, so they are completely safe and comfortable against the baby skin.
The best choice: The super useful diaper pouch (Dhs195) comes with a waterproof portable changing pad and is available in multiple
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