1. Baby Bean Bags
Baby bean bags recently arrived in the baby market and are rapidly flying off the shelves as new baby gifts. They provide the comfort and portability of regular bean bags with features to keep little ones safe. Look for one equipped with a seatbelt to keep baby on and turned properly. Also, check for double stitched seams to keep those beans in place. These bags prevent the back of baby’s head from flattening and help relieve pain associated with acid reflux and gas.
2. Pod Rocker
If someone beat you to the baby bean bag, or you want to add features to your new baby gifts, check out a pod rocker. This attachment allows the bean bag to be rocked back and forth like other baby rockers. The smooth motion calms baby while the stability of the bean bag protects his head and keeps him upright. Moms love pieces that serve more than one purpose, and this one eliminates the need for a baby rocker, saving space.
3. Bouncer or Swing
Babies love motion, but unfortunately, moms can’t sit all-day and rock or bounce. Most new moms swear by either a swing or bouncer. Swings come in many different sizes and shapes and offer a large variety of options including mobiles, music, and swinging modes. Bouncers vibrate similar to a car and bounce with the baby’s movement. They make excellent first feeding chairs and come in a variety of themes from colourful fish to purple butterflies.
4. Car Seat
Parents can do without many of the luxury items for babies. However, a car seat is a must both legally and for safety! They come in a variety of types, sizes, and safety ratings. Check the family’s new baby gifts registry to see which type of car seat they chose. Many start with an infant seat and move to a convertible car seat at a later date.
5. Diapers and Wipes
The most obvious necessities to give as new baby gifts are diapers and wipes. Every baby will use large quantities of both items until they are potty trained. The expense adds up after several years! See if the mom has a preference, or purchase a brand you have used and loved. Some parents opt to be both cost effective and environmentally conscious by using cloth diapers. See which brand and style they are using and purchase a few. While they save money in the long run, it’s a significant investment up front.
6. Medicine and First Aid Kits
It’s inevitable that your baby will spike a fever at midnight on a Friday night. Help a new mom out by purchasing popular baby medicines such as Tylenol, or Motrin, and a first aid kit. They will definitely whisper a thank you when they don’t have to make a 1 AM run to the store! You might also include gas drops and teething gel or tablets. You can purchase these kits premade, or make your own as new baby gifts!
7. Swaddle Blankets
New-born babies are unaccustomed to having room to move about and need time to adjust. They often flail their arms and legs waking themselves up. These events are a nightmare to sleep deprived parents! Help baby get to sleep and stay asleep, even when you are not there, by purchasing swaddle blankets. These specially designed blankets are usually made of a soft, breathable, stretchy material that is wrapped around baby. Swaddle sacks are another option that zips up the middle keeping baby cosy.
8. Bath Items
Babies get dirty and need special items to get them cleaned. For example, baby bathtubs come in different sizes, shapes, and materials. They can be used in sinks or tubs for newborns to infants that can sit unassisted. After purchasing a bathtub, you can fill it with tiny wash clothes, hooded towels, soaps, and lotions to make beautiful new baby gifts. They even have lavender soap that calms baby for bedtime!
Things for Mom
9. Sling or Carrier
Ask any new mom what she needs most and she’ll probably say extra hands! A sling or carrier can free up her hands so she can carry baby and go about her daily tasks. Slings adapt to how you want to hold your child. Small infants can be held close to mom chest and even fed from this position. Older infants can be strapped to mom’s hip or dad’s back. Carriers provide additional support.
10. Diaper Bag
Mom needs something in which to hold all of baby’s necessities and probably prefers something stylish and functional. A fun diaper bag from her favourite designer will make her feel like her old self again while allowing her to fulfil her new role as mom.
11. Personalized Items
Moms and dads have painstakingly picked out their new babies name. Help them celebrate it by putting it on all types of new baby gifts! From blankets to everything, mom will love looking at her baby’s name! You can also personalize bottles and pacifiers so they won’t get mixed up at day care. These personalized items are sure to be some of mom’s favourites. In addition to the baby’s name, consider monograms, or the family’s last name.
Most parents will create a gift registry at several stores that you can consult. For last minute gifts, you can always purchase gift cards, or clothing. New parents will surely enjoy and use any item you purchase for them.