When you’re invited to a baby shower or know someone who is expecting a baby, the list of baby gifts seems to have no end in sight. There are numerous ideas that you could go with that would benefit the new parents and the little one. You could find out what the gender of the baby is and get a gift that is a bit more special than a pack of diapers or baby wipes. However, if the gender isn’t known, a diaper bag, bottles, diapers and other essentials are ideal as they will be used. There are a few unexpected gifts that you can give that the parents might not expect and that others might not even think about giving.
The baby can stay secure while sleeping and comfortable in a baby bean bag. This is a smaller version of a bean bag that you might have had when you were a child. There is a safety device to keep the baby in one place, and the bag tends to sink a bit so that there is a crevice that prevents the baby from rolling over.
Parents who aren’t able to get the baby to calm down or sleep in the evening might enjoy the Baby Shusher. This is like a white noise machine for adults. It plays relaxing sounds that will calm the baby, making it easy to go to sleep when nothing else seems to work. A gift that will make it easy to take the baby almost anywhere is a stroller and car seat combination. You can get this duo in neutral colors or those that match the gender for the baby.
An easy way to take baby food wherever parents go is with a baby food mill. This is a container that allows the parents to use fresh foods to make baby food that will stay in the container until it’s ready to be consumed. The Baby Bullet is a similar idea as parents can make baby food and put a lid on the container that it’s made in to store for later.
The baby can stay safe and comfortable while taking the first baths with a blooming bather. It looks like a flower and feels like cotton, providing a soft place for the baby while getting washed. It’s just the right size to put in a sink for the first few weeks after the baby comes home.
While parents are pushing the baby in the stroller, they can keep all their important items safe with a stroller storage caddy. This is a simple compartment that is placed on the handles of the stroller to hold everything from a bottle to a cell phone. It’s ideal for parents who like to travel or those who like being active. A traveling crib is a gift idea that is good for parents who like to travel as well or who might leave the baby with a sitter or family members. The crib folds into a bag and has compartments on each side to store diapers, wipes and other items.