When we were getting ready for Liam’s birth, baby mittens were something I felt we didn’t really need. But then he was here and pretty soon, his precious chin was all scratched up from those tiiiiny little fingernails that are so hard to keep short. To protect his face, we used swaddles to make it hard for his hands to escape in the middle of the night. As a result, he also became pretty dependent on being swaddled in order to sleep. While I do still have a few favorite swaddles (more info on those coming soon), Caleb is a completely different baby and doesn’t have as strong of a startle reflex. I wanted to find something that still protects his face while sleeping. Or when he’s awake, since he still doesn’t have control over his arm movements. Enter goumikids baby mitts. Guys, these are awesome, for so many reasons.
For one, they’re adjustable. There’s elastic that goes around the wrist. This makes it easy to put on and take off. But goumikids goes a step further by adding a velcro closure to ensure a better fit. This means that the goumikids baby mitts can be used continually as your baby grows.
Their regular sizing options are 0-3 and 3-6 months. But they also offer preemie and micro preemie-sized mitts. And they’re proven to significantly reduce accidental extubation if you’re baby’s in the NICU. The fabric is a bamboo/cotton blend, which not only makes them super soft, but gives them some antimicrobial properties and makes them a sustainable product too. So these mitts over germ protection as well as helping your baby be scratch free.
The regular mitts also have a reversible side. It’s intended to be a high contrast pattern so that it helps to stimulate brain and eye development.
And, Caleb seems to think they’re pretty comfortable.
The particular print of goumikids baby mitts we have is their goumigiving print. Goumikids is a really philanthropic company. Part of every purchase goes to their partner organizations. However, when you purchase an item with the goumigiving print, 100% of those profits are donated. So not only is it a really cute print, but it does a lot of good around the world too.
Price-wise, the goumikids baby mitts are a little more expensive than other baby mittens on the market. They run $12 a pair ($10 for preemie mitts), while the typical baby mitten can usually be found in packs of 2 or 4 for half the price. However, the value goumikids’ mitts bring to the table is totally worth the price. I have yet to see another company with a two-part closure system like the one from goumikids’ that helps get a better fit. And they’re much more stylish too. Sophisticated baby gear, is what I like to call it – these will definitely last as other styles go in and out.
If you want to save a little, you can always opt for a goumibundle too. You can get two pairs of mitts for only $22, or get a pair of mitts and another goumikids product like their boots or jamms. This makes a great baby shower gift too!
Shop for goumikids baby mitts and other products on the goumikids website. You can also save 15% off your purchases through June 30 with the code LFB15! Don’t forget to follow them on Instagram and Facebook for sale info and new releases!
Are there any baby gear items you thought you didn’t need for baby #1 but definitely wanted for baby #2?
Disclosure: I received these goumikids baby mitts to try out and review. All words and opinions are completely my own.