Whittling down the list of gifts for new parents is hard because they could really use so much. Here are some of the best gifts that every new parent can put to use immediately to have a better time and be more effective.
When you need baby’s temperature one of the easiest ways to get it is to simply pop this pacifier into their mouth. Considering your other options this seems like this cleanest and most trouble-free way for everyone involved.
With all the fun of a wagon and the functionality of a stroller, the Veer Cruiser can be used from infancy through toddlerhood and beyond, as it adapts to accommodate every age.
Our Adventure Book
Fans of Up (and who isn’t?) will adore this Our Adventure Book, which can be filled with all their memories and memorabilia as they start their journey together as a family.
Baby Brezza Baby Bottle Sterilizer and Dryer Machine
A must have for the time-strapped new parent, this unit can sterilize, dry, and store up to six bottles, teats, pacifiers, and pump parts in just one easy step.
Go the F to Sleep
The world of social media has us all believing that parenting is easy, but the truth is, it’s not. ‘Go the F*ck to Sleep’ is a wonderfully empowering book for adults that explores the reality of new parenthood is a painfully honest yet hilarious way.
Construction Plate Utensils
Once they’re old enough for solid foods and silverware they can start out with this specially designed plate with construction vehicle fork, spoon, and knife. They’ll have fun eating and can move their food into place with the silverware.
Pee Pee Teepees
These are specially designed covers to make sure that you don’t get caught in the line of fire during a diaper change. They are washable and reusable, so it’s easy to keep a stack of them handy whenever it’s time for a new diaper.
Handcrafted Growth Chart
Help mom and dad keep track of the little one’s growing time with this handcrafted growth chart. It’s a little more sophisticated than writing on the wall with a Sharpie. It is also something that can be stored and saved for later.
Zippy Baby Swaddles
The Zippy Baby Swaddle not only keeps infants warm and cozy as they sleep, but it will also prevent the startle reflex that causes so many babies to wake. Made from 100% cotton, the Zippy does away with the need for blankets, and incorporates a bottom zip for easy diaper changing.
Nursery Organizer and Baby Diaper Caddy
Give them a helping hand at diaper time with this handy nursery organizer. Fitted with three buckle straps, this fabric shelving unit attaches to a crib or changing station and can hold up to 72 diapers, creams, wipes, powder and more right where Mom and Dad need them.
Not only does the Peeramid look gorgeous (and slightly exotic), but it is an invaluable aid to hands free reading or viewing for when nursing goes on for hours.
Make Mommy laugh with this set of four fun Mommy Juice labels which can be attached to wine bottles, and are printed with the perfect reasons why she deserves a drink or two.
Hooded Car Seat Blanket
Make sure baby is snug all over with this hooded car seat blanket. Most car seat blankets are just blankets, but this one is specifically designed to cradle all of baby with a hood on the top. They’ll love that you made a homemade gift for them.
Zutano Baby Booties
Adorably soft and warm, Zutano baby booties have been designed to keep babies’ feet wrapped up even when they fidget and fuss. Made from the softest fleece, these booties feature a two snap closure and cotton lining, and will stay looking gorgeous even after repeated washing.
Fisher-Price Sit-Me-Up Floor Seat
Babies like to see what’s going on around them, and that means sitting them up. The Fisher-Price Sit-Me-Up Floor Seat will allow them to be upright on the floor, while the high back keeps them well-supported. Foldable for easy carrying, it also includes two linkable toys to keep them amused.
Baby GUND Animated Flappy the Elephant Stuffed Animal Plush
With a hidden on/off button and safe, embroidered features, the GUND elephant plush makes a sweet gift for new babies. Soft and tactile, the elephant will keep them amused as they become more aware, and will play peek-a-boo and sing a cute song as its feet are pressed.
Baby Wipe Warmer and Dispenser
Cold wipes can be a real shock to a baby’s sensitive skin, so make sure they’re not startled at changing time with a baby wipe warmer. Guaranteed to keep wipes moist and fresh, this handy unit will gently heat them to the perfect temperature, ensuring the top ones are always warmest.
Pink Stork Postpartum Recovery Tea
Help her recover from the strains of pregnancy and childbirth with the delicious Pink Stork Postpartum Recovery Tea. Packed with essential vitamins and minerals, this tea is made using red raspberry leaf, oat straw, and dandelion, and has been formulated by female herbalists in a women-owned and run company.
mamaRoo Sleep Bassinet
The mamaRoo Sleep Bassinet will make a welcome gift for new parents, as it will help to get baby to sleep when nothing else works. This five speed bassinet can mimic a car ride, rock-a-bye, tree swing, kangaroo, and wave motion, while the white noise options will soothe and shush.
DockATot Deluxe Dock Baby Lounger
Tiny tots will feel snug and secure in the DockATot Deluxe+ Dock. Lightweight and portable so it’s perfect for trips to Grandma’s, this adorable lounger has raised sides to keep them safe and cozy, and makes co-sleeping even safer if they sleep in their parents’ bed.
Nanit Smart Baby Monitor
They can keep an eye on their baby wherever they are in the house with this Smart baby monitor, which fixes to the wall and transmits overhead footage straight to their phone.
Give new parents a much-needed caffeine shot whenever they need it the most with this mini espresso machine, which is handheld, lightweight, and portable (perfect for playdates and trips to the park).
Baby Shusher Sleep Miracle Soother Sound Machine
Most new babies will drift off to sleep when Mama is there to shush them, but this can eat into her precious downtime. The Baby Shusher uses a real human voice to gently soothe the little one to sleep, allowing her to hand the reins over to someone else
Electric Baby Nail Trimmer
Trimming a baby’s delicate nails can seem like a terrifying task, because babies squirm and wriggle about. Take the stress out of their first mani-pedis with this electric baby nail trimmer. With varying grits and cushioned pads, it will see them through from newborn to 12 months plus.
Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced Dispenser Machine
There’ll be no more bleary-eyed spillage when measuring baby formula in the middle of the night with this clever machine. Able to deliver formula in 1oz. increments, the Baby Brezza will mix and dispense both powder and water to the perfect consistency and temperature, with just one touch of the button.
Diy Baby Birth Shadow Boxes
Capture those first heady days of babyhood with one of these homemade shadow boxes, which can be filled with any precious items and photos from the days following the birth.
Infant Stroller Hand Warmers
It’s easy to forget gloves in those sleep-deprived days of early parenthood, but these Warmmuffs mean their hands will stay warm on every walk. Designed to be attached to the handle of any stroller, these water-repellent and insulated mitts stay on the handle, and are available in 10 colors.
TheraPearl Breast Therapy Pack
First time moms might be shocked at just how painful their breasts can be, especially when they breastfeed. The Lansinoh TheraPearl Breast Therapy Pack can help combat the discomfort by working to relieve mastitis and blocked ducts when heated in the microwave, and easing the feeling of engorgement when cold.
Baby Brezza Glass Baby Food Maker
Weaning comes around sooner than you’d think, so help new parents to be prepared with a baby food maker. This neat Baby Brezza baby food maker will steam and puree baby food in one easy step, providing all-natural fare that is perfect for storing in pouches.
HomeSoap UV Sanitizer
It’s more important than ever to ensure our belongings are regularly sanitized, and that becomes even more important with a new baby in the house. HomeSoap uses UV-C lights to quickly and easily disinfect small items such as toys, bottles, phones, and pacifiers, killing up to 99.99% of bacteria.
Custom Baby Onesie
This onesie reads “I’m cute. Mom is cute. Dad is lucky.”. It could be a tongue-in-cheek reference to the fact that the baby got all of mom’s cute genes, or it could just mean that dad is lucky to have a cute wife and baby.
Boudreaux's Butt Paste
Help prevent diaper rash or treat it when it’s appeared with Bodreaux’s Butt Paste. Free from all parabens, dyes, preservatives, and talc, this healing paste provides relief from the first use as it seals moisture out. The flip top lid makes one-handed opening a cinch, too.
Summer Infant Warming Waterfall Bath Tub
Washing babies in the kitchen sink is cute and fun the first couple of times. But what happens when that sink is full of dishes because everyone has been spending their time taking care of the little love bundle? That’s when you need a special tub like this one—which has a cool circulation feature mom will love.
DIY Door Muffler
Help keep does quiet with this handmade door muffler. It goes where the door latch is so that the door doesn’t latch and made noise. It’s perfect for sneaking in undetected to check in on baby, or to leave the room without waking them up.
Portable Changing Mat
The perfect gift for new parents who appreciate style, this changing bag features a zip-off changing mat with built-in pillow, wipes case, and plenty of storage space for diapers, creams, and more.
Baby-proofing the home is essential with a new baby – they become mobile so quickly that it pays to be prepared. Cover corners with this set of clear silicone corner shields. Easy to install with powerful adhesive strips, these covers can also be removed without causing any damage to furniture.
Prince Lionheart Premium Wipe Warmer
Baby will let mom know right away that cold wipes are no fun, mom, no fun at all. A strategically placed wiper warmer on top of the changing station will make the diaper changes go that much easier. A nice warm wipe is soothing for the little one—you’ll probably get one for yourself after you think about it.
Babycook 4 in 1 Steam Cooker and Blender
The perfect gift for new parents, this little machine can steam cook and puree meat, fish, fruit, and vegetable to produce foods suitable for both babies and toddlers in just 15 minutes.
Diy Car Seat Cover
Protect a little one from the sun and the wind by making one of these car seat covers, which can be made using any design you like so it’s completely customizable.
Stasher Silicone Food Grade Reusable Storage Bag
Ideal for eco-conscious moms and dads, the Stasher bag is made from BPA, PVC, and Latex-free silicone. Perfectly safe for use in the microwave, oven, freezer, and even boiling water, these storage pouches are the planet-friendly way to store all their baby’s foods.
Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine
This clever device will act as a sound machine, nightlight, and time-to-rise alert for toddlers, all of which can be controlled remotely through their own phone, or manually if they prefer.
Cushy Beads All-in-1 Teething Necklace for Nursing Moms
Teething can be hard for little ones, but this pediatrician-approved necklace can help to ease the pain. Designed for Mom to wear, the necklace features lots of beads in different sizes and consistencies, so teething tots can chew safely on them while in Mom’s arms.
Silk Satin Pajamas
Give a mom a touch of glamor, even when she’s feeling anything but, with a pair of silky satin pajamas which come in an array of beautiful colors.
Newton Baby Crib Mattress
Both parents and babies can sleep easy with the Newton Baby Crib Mattress, the only 100% breathable and washable crib mattress on the market. Baby can roll over safely without the worry of not being able to breathe, meaning Mom and Dad can have peace of mind, too.
DIY Travel Lap Tray
This lap tray is just as functional as the ones you can buy, but you can do it yourself and still have a nice gift to give new moms and dads. Traveling with baby will be a lot easier when they have this tray for food or toys.
Baby Nasal Aspirator
Hearing a baby struggling to breathe through a cold is heart-breaking. Save them the pain with the Snotsucker, which helps clear the airways as parents suck their baby’s mucus hygienically away.
Cozy Mama Bear Sweatshirt
Those hectic days of early parenthood call for comfy clothes, and this sweatshirt is certainly that. Pre-shrunk for a lasting fit, this sweatshirt is offered in four pretty colors, and features ‘Mama Bear’ on the front, along with a bespectacled bear holding up a paw.
Diy Baby Wrap
Baby-wearing is a wonderful experience, but wraps can be expensive. Follow this guide to find out how to make (and use) a Moby-style wrap for a fraction of the cost.
Chakra Bath Salts Set
Perhaps the greatest gift for new parents is that of time. Give Mommy some to herself with this set of Chakra bath salts which have been designed to work on the seven energy centers.
A thoughtful gift for new parents who like to be prepared, this Ezpz Happy Mat will keep tables protected when it’s time for self-feeding. Fitted with suction pads to keep it in place, this placemat incorporates a divided plate that keeps foods separate, in the shape of a smiley face.
Diy Burp Cloths
As any new parent will tell you, you can never have too many burp cloths, and this tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful set to give as a gift.
Diy Baby Sleep Sack
Sleep sacks are great for when a baby gets too big to be swaddled. Follow these steps to make a beautiful sleep sack which will keep him safe and snug.
Having a cold can be miserable when you’re that small, but help is at hand with Boogie Wipes. Unscented and gentle enough for baby’s face as well as their body, these wipes use all natural ingredients such as Aloe and Chamomile, and saline that helps to clean and dissolve boogers.
Diy Cloth Diaper Inserts
These days it’s even more important to be planet-aware, and cloth diapers go a long way towards that. Make a batch of these diaper inserts as an eco-friendly gift for new parents.
No-Sew Baby Wrap
They’ll show you how to make a useful baby wrap without having to sew anything. A baby wrap can be a real lifesaver, and when you have this guide you’ll be able to use your choice of fabric so it’s highly customized.
If you have a die cutter you can have a ball designing and making one of these adorable little all-in-ones for the new baby in your life – how about making an entire set?
Diy Natural Baby Toys
This tutorial will show you how to make a stunning wooden toy for a fraction of the price of store-bought, and even comes with a recipe for baby-safe natural wood polish, too.
Boon Squirt Silicone Baby Food Dispensing Spoon
Save them having to move backwards and forwards between bowl and baby with a feeding spoon that keeps the food in its handle. Made from food grade silicone, the chunky handle unscrews from the end and can hold pureed food that is dispensed onto the spoon with a little squeeze.
Diy Newborn Beanie
Put your crocheting skills to work by creating this newborn beanie hat, which can be made in the most beautiful colors and finished off with a contrasting strip and a pretty button.
Sky Block Set
Every mom and dad needs a good set of toys to keep baby busy, and these blocks feature different skies on them, so you’re able to put them together like a puzzle and come up with sunshine, stars, and more.
Mr. Food Face Plate
Give them a bit of fun at the table with this food face plate. It lets them move their food around the face to make it look funny, and to use the food as facial accessories like a mustache or hair.
Teething Crib Rail Guard
Help keep baby safe by using this crib rail guard that is made for teething babies. Crib rails are the perfect height for baby to stand up and chomp on, so it’s good to have this in place before they do because it can be a bit painful to bite a crib rail.
DIY Nautical Burp Cloth
Babies tend to spit up when they’re being burped, so you can give new parents this homemade burp cloth that has their baby’s name on it. It comes with a nautical theme, but you can use these same instructions and make your own design.
Diy Cheesecloth Wraps For Photo Shoots
What new parent doesn’t take oodles of photos of the latest addition? Bring some color to their photo shoots with these gorgeous cheesecloth wraps which you can dye at home.
Diy Newborn Swaddle Blanket
Get yourself a length of organic muslin and you will be able to make this adorable swaddle blanket, complete with personalization if your sewing machine allows it.
Diy Baby Mobile
This guide will show you how to create a pretty mobile for the new baby that can be made using any color tissue paper you like, so it can coordinate with the nursery’s décor.