It’s finally happened. You’ve been invited to a baby shower, but you have no idea what to get for the baby! Baby shampoo? A rattle? Baby bottles? Don’t worry about it – here’s our list of new baby gift ideas that will keep on giving.
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A cute and cozy hooded towel
Hooded towels are perfect for wrapping up newborns after a soothing bath. They’re soft on baby’s sensitive skin and come in all sorts of adorable colors and designs. Some even come with cute little ears on the hood too, so after a bath baby can be a little bear cub or a puppy!
Earth-friendly reusable diapers and cotton wipes
Babies go through a LOT of diapers – they’re one of the most useful gifts that you can give to new parents. Along with diapers, organic cotton wipes are super useful for wiping up little messes, no matter which end they come out of. Best of all, these can be put straight into the washing machine so they’re better for the environment.
Soft swaddling blankets
Swaddling blankets are essential for helping a newborn baby get a good sleep – a properly swaddled baby feels relaxed and warm, as the blanket mimics the environment of the womb. These will come in incredibly useful in the first few months as the baby gets used to life outside of her mother’s belly.
When babies begin to teeth, they’ll put practically anything in their mouths to try to relieve the pain (this includes fingers, it doesn’t matter if they’re theirs or someone else’s) so teething toys are excellent for helping babies get through this period. You can choose from ones that are designed to be frozen, to BPA-free and 100% naturally sourced toys. Sophie the giraffe is always a popular choice.
Amigurumi are crocheted, stuffed dolls that are perfect for a baby’s first toy. They come in all kinds of shapes, colors, and designs. If you can crochet, you can even make your own amigurumi by following patterns online – there are so many out there! A handmade gift like a soft, cute amigurumi will be treasured for years to come.
A hands-free sling
Slings are a great way to carry babies close and keep mom’s hands-free. Many slings are designed to carry children right up into their toddler ages, making it a gift to keep giving for many years to come. They come in all kinds of fabrics and colors to suit everyone!
A baby bathtub
A baby bath is another gift that can keep on giving, as they’re used until the child has learned to stand on his or her own for a shower. Baby bathtubs have attachments to help support the baby’s head, which is especially crucial in the first few months of development.
Whether they can remember it or not, everyone had a favorite “blankie” or quilt when they were a baby. One that was perfectly soft and comforting, and made them fall asleep practically instantly. Like amigurumi, it’s possible to crochet or knit your own blanket as a handmade gift – all you need is a little time and a pattern to follow. The new parents will love it!
Final Thoughts for 8 New Baby Gift Ideas
It is an exciting time when someone you know is having a baby. Figuring out which new baby gift idea to use is part of the fun and excitement. No matter which you choose for your loved one they will appreciate it. Having a baby is a super stressful time so anything you can do to help make their first time home with the baby is a great choice of gift.