I remember the first thing I bought when I was pregnant with my rainbow baby—a sweet set of decorative blocks that were possibly the cutest thing I’d ever seen. Immediately after purchasing them, I panicked. “What if he doesn’t come home? What if we never even get to use these?” Part of me felt foolish for buying something for a baby who hadn’t yet arrived, because after two losses, I knew that sometimes babies don’t come home. BUT, those blocks came to symbolize hope. A symbol of what could be. Of what already was. I was carrying a baby who was very much loved, and purchasing something to celebrate that baby felt like a way to honor my sweet baby boy, no matter the outcome of my pregnancy.
Even though my boy is no longer a baby, rainbow-themed clothing and toys continue to seem the appropriate way to honor his life.
I’ll never forget that first purchase I made for him. Maybe you’re ready make a hope-filled purchase for your rainbow baby too. See some of my favorite finds for rainbow babies.
With various colors to choose from, this mobile is sweetly subtle decor for you rainbow nursery.
This adorable rainbow romper comes in a variety of colors, and doesn’t sacrifice style, ease, or comfort.
Welcome your rainbow into the world with this super soft baby blanket. Use it at the hospital, at home, or on the go.
Help keep baby comfortable with this soft and easy-to-wash nursing pillow cover.
Well, this is just plain cute. Shake the teething blues away with this adorable rainbow themed teether that doubles as a rattle. Ritzy Rattle! This one is the perfect size for little hands to grip.
Celebrate your rainbow baby’s monthly milestones with this adorable milestone blanket. Made from soft flannel, it’ comfortable and gender-neutral.
You guys, I can’t with this romper/headband set. It’s just stinkin’ cute and comes with a matching headband. Multiple colors to choose from if pink isn’t your color (it’s definitely mine—sorry, not sorry.)
Once baby arrives, you’ll realize there is no such thing as too many swaddle blankets, tiny hats, or burp rags. This swaddle set celebrates your rainbow in a subtle and stylish way.
Easy to hang wall decor, this rainbow wall hanging with tassels is a perfect complement to baby’s nursery. Four color choices to choose from.
This spacious play mat features a variety of rainbow themed overhead toys to hold baby’s attention. It’s a perfect place for baby to practice tummy time as well, and it’s washable!
In classic rainbow colors, this large storage basket can be used for baby’s laundry, toys, stuffed animals, or other storage needs.
This rainbow stacker is made from silicone, and doesn’t chip like wooden stackers. Variety of colors schemes to choose from.
A Colorful Classic: stack these rainbow themed cups up, knock them down, splash around, or build a sandcastle – a classic toy set.
When your little one is still wobbling, the Fisher-Price Sit-Me-Up Floor Seat gives that extra support to make sitting up easy. The seat pad is machine-washable (if playtime gets messy!) and the convenient folding frame allows you to take this comfy seat wherever you and baby go.
This set of wooden rainbow stacking blocks is pretty enough to be a decoration for your baby’s room – and it’s also fun to play with! Plus it will grow with baby as they become a toddler and beyond.
With lots of colors to choose from, keep baby warm and cozy in this rainbow nightgown.
And finally, a little something for mama.
Read more about creating tangible forms of hope in one of the chapters of my book, Courageously Expecting. My hope is that this book will serve as a companion to you as you walk through the uncertainty of pregnancy after loss.
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