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guavamitts baby mittensWhen my first daughter was born, I had absolutely no idea that babies scratched themselves (oops!), so I found myself putting socks on her hands to protect her face.

Brilliant for about two minutes until they’d fall right off. Too bad they didn’t have these adorable baby mittens back then.

I’m grabbing a pair of guavamitts
for all my pregnant friends because they’re the handiest little
invention I’ve seen in a long time. The cool, modern prints (on both
sides!) combined with the bamboo and organic cotton fabric make them
super soft and comfy for newborns, plus the velcro around the wrists
ensures that she won’t bat them off.

And they’re about a thousand times
cuter than a pair of mismatched socks on your baby’s hands– not to
mention the face scratches. -Kristen

You can purchase guavamitts baby mittens at

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  • Reply January 6, 2012


    I’m sorry but these things are a horrible idea. Babies are learning about the world with their touch, this is depriving them of a chance to learn and explore. I refused to use mittens on both my kids and they both survived all their little scratches just fine. I just made sure to keep their nails trimmed so they didn’t suffer too much damage.

  • Reply January 11, 2012


    I don’t think these are a horrible idea. Both my children had eczema and would scratch themselves bloody. Raking their nails over their arms, legs, and face. Cutting their nails helped to some extent if I did it almost every day but they could still manage to raise welts with their little stubby fingers. So they wore mittens. I don’t think they explored or learned any less. They survived this just fine.

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