Good news! Your best friend has just announced that they are expecting a baby and you’re invited to attend their baby shower. While you feel excited to be a part of the celebration, you cannot help but wonder what sort of gifts you should prepare for the parents-to-be.
To help you out, we have selected 12 thoughtful gifts that can help make the new parents’ lives that bit easier. Check ’em out:
1. BabyBjörn Soft Bib
Made with BPA-free plastics that are safe for baby to chew on, BabyBjörn Soft Bib is great for the little messy eaters. The baby bib’s deep spill pocket will catch any mess and the durable material means that the bib will retain its shape so the food does not spill out. Besides that, the soft neckband rests gently against the baby’s neck without chafing.
The Mamaroo, which cleverly combines the words mama and kangaroo, claims to be the only infant seat that replicates natural motions of parents. From built-in sounds and MP3 plug-in to interactive and reversible toy balls, the Mamaroo is the perfect cradle for all babies.
Get it at 4moms.com.
3. WubbaNub Pacifier
Part plush toy, part pacifier – the amazing WubbaNub makes a perfect companion for the little one. The patented design keeps any baby’s pacifier close by and prevents it from getting lost, dropped, or misplaced. Besides the giraffe (as shown in the picture above), other adorable designs include penguin, lion, bear, and kitty.
Get it at bedbathandbeyond.com.
4. Baby Bean Bag
Brought to you by BayB Brand, this portable bean bag (which is pre-filled and ready to use) is fully over locked and double stitched for security and comfort. It is also equipped with comfortable seat belt to keep babies in place and face up.
Get it at Amazon.com.
5. Doorway Bumper Jumper
Keep baby giggling for hours with the Bumper Jumper! This easy-to-transport jumper features sturdy bounce spring with hidden safety cord for nonstop little leg action and joy. It leaves no marks on your door and the nylon seat pad is easily removed and cleaned. And that’s not all, the play tray gives baby a place to play with toys for more entertainment options.
Get it at GracoBaby.com.
6. Dance Shoes, For the Father and the Daughter
These dance shoes simply a-dork-able! Created by Finnish designers Aamu Song and Johan Olin, the Dance Shoes, For the Father (or mother) and the Daughter (or son) is a great bonding accessory that every family should own.
Get it at com-pa-ny.com.
7. CutieB Portable Changing Cushion
Stylish and practical, CutieB’s diaper changing kit will keep all the essentials organized in one attractive-looking diaper clutch bag. With zipper-detachable, wipe clean changing mat, this is the go-to accessory for any family vacations and outings.
Get it at Amazon.com.
8. The Honest Co. Baby Arrival Gift Set
The Honest Baby Arrival Gift Set includes 7 essential items made with safe and natural ingredients to make those first days even more delightful for both baby and mom. Did we also mention that The Honest Co. was founded by one of our favorite celebrity mom, Jessica Alba?
Get it at Honest.com.
9. Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder
The Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder allows little ones to enjoy delicious finger foods without giving mommies and daddies cause for concern. Thanks to its simple mesh design, this handy teething feeder allows for babies to gnaw on foods safely. Simply place a piece of fruit, vegetable, or even meat into the mesh bag and snap it shut!
Get it at Munchkin.com.
10. R2-D2 Onesie
Ngawww… This R2-D2 onesie sold by The Wishing Elephant on Etsy is probably the cutest thing we’ve seen all day! The handmade apparel is super soft and snuggy as it is made of high quality 100% cotton.
Get it at Etsy.com.
11. Boppy Infinity Nursing Scarf
Breastfeeding is so wonderful. I find sometimes for it to feel hard to be comfortable in public while nursing though. I'm so glad to say I've partnered with @BoppyCompany to tell everyone about their new scarf. The new Boppy Infinity Nursing Scarf is unlike any other one because it features an amazing little screen that you can look through to check on your sweet little babe and you can still feel so comfortable and covered while nursing. It is revolutionary. #boppylove #sharemyboppy #partner
This is a practical and stylish gift for all breastfeeding mommies! Boppy’s Infinity Nursing Scarf has a patent-pending design featuring a Peek Panel mesh for uninterrupted eye contact which reinforces bonding with baby. It is also made of lightweight, ultra-soft modal fabric.
Get it at Boppy.com.
12. Baby Shusher
Featured on the NBC’s Today Show, the Baby Shusher stops crying by engaging the natural calming reflex of your baby. It uses a parenting technique made popular by Dr. Harvey Karp in the “Happiest Baby on the Block” book. With loud, rhythmic shushing noises, the Baby Shusher allows you to set your timing preference with either a 15-minute option or a 30-minute option.
Get it on BabyShusher.com.