Unless you have been in the first misty month of giving birth to a baby, you probably do not know where to start with this baby shower gift. I understand you! From products you didn’t know existed to ones you didn’t even know how to use, going overboard is an understatement when it comes to shopping for expectant parents. Here’s the good news, though: With this gift guide, you don’t have to be a parenting expert to pick a great gift, because I’ve done the work for you.
Whether you are buying yourself or a mom-to-be, pregnant or expecting and need some helpful tips for your baby list, try one of these baby shower gifts for new moms. These gift ideas will definitely make it easier to navigate the early years of parenthood. Then scroll down for 7 thoughtful baby shower gift ideas that top the list of expectant parents. You will have as much fun shopping for them as they will enjoy receiving them.
Our baby shower gift list is exactly what you need to choose the perfect gift, whether you’re looking for some extra inspiration or just unsure of where to start.
Toys: Consider providing toys that your child can play with for years to come. This means that as the child grows up and searches for something new to play with, parents can simply look for something that has been waiting on the shelf for the right time.
Crib: This is obviously an essential nursery, but there are so many choices and many factors to consider, with safety being the most important. If you go for this, first find out what type of crib parents would like and do it. Crib accessories, like a mattress and cover, are also a must for the nursery, so if parents already have a crib, opt for a mattress cover or fitted sheet.
Changing Table: Another key element for the crib that will be used to the best of its ability and make a lovely gift. As with the crib, mom and dad can have their eyes on a specific style or brand, so it’s important to know what kind of changing table they would like.
Changing Table: Any area of the house can be turned into a changing table with changing table, diapers and wipes.
Burp Cloths: Help protect mom and dad’s dress with each feed, and they’re also great for cleaning up spills or cleaning up baby’s sticky hands. You can put a few together as a gift or add them to a baby shower gift basket.
Memory Book: These books allow for a little creativity during baby’s first year. They are a place to jot down special milestones and add images. Once the child grows up, the family will also love to remember this special memory.
Cell Phones: Choose something colorful – red is one of the first colors your child will see. There are also mobiles that play music, so there are plenty of options. Find out if the child will have a themed nursery, then select a corresponding mobile.
Nightlight: A soft nightlight can help calm the baby and make it easier for mom and dad to move around without pinching their finger during nighttime feedings.
Plus Size Clothing: Babies grow fast, so consider buying clothes that your baby can wear later in the first year, not just the first few weeks or months.
Baby Shower Gift Basket: Combine lots of little necessities in one cute basket. These can include a diaper bucket, diaper cream, diapers, a tea towel, a jumpsuit, baby wipes, pacifiers, a toy rattle, and more.
Stroller: Many expectant parents want to choose a stroller for themselves, but if you know which one they are going to love, then this is a baby shower gift that is sure to come in handy.
Travel Cot: Look for safe, lightweight options that snap off and install easily. A portable play area provides a safe space for the child to play or sleep, under the watchful eyes of parents.
Rocking Chair: A sturdy rocking chair will keep mom comfortable while breastfeeding and cuddling her baby, and the gentle back and forth motion can help calm her little one to sleep. You can also consider giving a small side table next to the chair for items needed while feeding.
Smart Baby Monitor: Gives you sleep and peace of mind. Lumi by Pampers ™ is the award-winning sleep routine system paired with a fantastic indoor video monitor.
Travel Changing Mat: If expecting parents like to travel or take day trips, a travel changing table will allow them to change diapers while on the go.
Diaper Cakes: A DIY diaper cake is both fun and useful. Consider using diapers of different sizes, so there will be plenty of diapers on hand later, even if the baby is over the size of the newborn.
Your gift will be appreciated no matter what. Parents have a lot to do and your donation, no matter how small, will be of great help.