28 Awesome And Useful Baby Gifts For First Time Parents

Updated on March 21, 2022 Updated on Mar 21, 2022
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    There are many adorable baby gifts out there, but not all are as useful as they might seem. New moms and dads need practical gifts to make their day to day a little easier. If you are looking for a baby shower gift or a little something for after the baby is born, here is a list of our favorite baby gift ideas useful for first-time parents.

  1. Closet Dividers


    This cute set of closet organizers provides a simple and stylish way of arranging your little one’s wardrobe. Use the nine hanging dividers to categorize your baby’s clothing by age range – tiny baby to 3T.

  3. Quiet Door Closure
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    We don’t care how much noise a child can sleep through, and there’s something about the click of a doorknob or the rattling of a door that can break through even the deepest sleep. We were tired of putting a rag or sock in the door, so we created the Cushy Closer Door Cushion! With noisy husbands and kids running in and out, curious toddlers exploring door locks, pets stuck in or out of a room, noisy garage-to-house doors.

  5. Portable Sleeper and Changing Station
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    This 4 in 1 multifunctional is a diaper bag, changing table, and bed. It’s perfect travel. No more -big bulky playpen, folds up easily, with perfect stroller straps. Carry everything baby needs in one bag, diapers, wipes, pacifier, and a blanket. You will also get an extra diaper pad, which is very soft and has an abundant amount of padding, so it can be used as a mattress or play mat. You can even transform your Diaper bag into a full Bassinet.

  7. Snuggle Lounger
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    When you lay baby on our center-sling, the sides of your Snuggle Me will gently pull in against a baby, giving the feeling of a hug. This is a unique, patented feature only found in the Snuggle Me. The Snuggler is the ultimate docking station for your baby ages 0-8 months old. Multifunctional and multitasking offer a comfy spot that lets the baby rest, lounge, play, cuddle, do tummy time, and get diaper changes. They are lightweight and portable, allowing for easy travel. Additional covers are available for purchase to match your mood, room, and style. 

  9. Bandana Bibs
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    Baby Drooling can be annoying not only for the babies but for parents too. Bandana Bibs come in a set of 8 pieces and makes life a lot easier & worry-free for you as it’s much more convenient to change and wash a bandana bib than a dress! Use them as a burp cloth too. They come in so many colors for baby girls and baby boys, as well as gender-neutral prints.

  11. Baby Food Maker
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    Babycook makes up to 4.7 cups of food in a sleek, patented countertop appliance that steam cooks, blends, and reheats all-in-one, in 15 minutes or less. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers, then defrost and reheat right in Babycook. Steam cooking locks in vitamins and nutrients, a multi-purpose mixing blade provides just the right texture, the timer has an audible alert to tell you when meals are ready.

  13. Moccasins 
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    Medical experts agree that when it comes to the healthy development of little feet, barefoot is best. It’s the reason why these same experts recommend soft, flexible-soled footwear for both infants and children. They are the next best thing to being barefoot. Supporting not constricting growing feet, they promote good balance and unrestricted growth while protecting little feet from the world. 

  15. Portable High Chair
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    The Infant Pop N’ Sit Portable Highchair supports on-the-go lifestyles and makes feeding time easy with a removable, BPA-free tray, innovative pop and fold set-up, and over the shoulder carrying bag. With its lightweight design and compact fold, the Summer Infant Pop N’ Sit Portable Highchair is perfect for dining on-the-go or even on the patio with your little one. When your baby needs a place to eat, pop it open. Bon appétit.

  17. Daddy Diaper Duty Set
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    Give a new funny baby gift for dad that provides fathers with all the tools they need to tackle Baby’s diaper changes. Our Daddy’s Diaper Duty Device is packaged hilariously and will be enjoyed by everyone at the baby shower! Each apron-style diaper tool belt comes equipped with baby wipes, disposable diapers, everyone’s favorite baby products, and, of course, the necessary protective gear for a successful diaper change by Dad. 

  19. A Modern Baby Blanket
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    Made to keep your baby warm on the go, this knit blanket has a bold print on the front and super soft fleece on the back. The front is made of 100% cotton. A cotton weave is a tightly woven weave that gives the fabric a soft finish while providing durability and ultra breathability.  Fibers are treated individually with environmentally safe dyes before weaving to offer vibrant, lasting colors. Beautiful nursery decor and unique baby gift.

  21. Safety Nail File
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    The Trimo lets you shorten your baby’s nails without any risk of injury. The super gentle filing process makes it comfortable for the baby’s nails. Newborn babies have soft, flexible, and fast-growing nails. They easily become long, and you may worry that your baby could scratch his face. The Trimo is designed to help you do efficient and safe grooming for your baby.

  23. PooPoose 
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    Designed by two doctors, The PooPoose Wiggle Free Diaper Changing Pad is designed to make diaper changes easier, cleaner, and safer. The adjustable, swaddle-like strap can accommodate tiny newborns to more wiggly toddlers. With our hook-and-loop strap design, we created the easiest and safest way to secure your baby. 

  25. Blue Apron Subscription
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    Being a new mother, you have no time to figure out what to make more for dinner or go to the grocery store. Blue Apron is a great gift for the new mom. She can choose from various chef-designed, step-by-step recipes every week and enjoy delicious, unforgettable meals cooked from scratch. Give fresh, seasonal ingredients delivered right to your door so she can spend less time cooking more time for herself and her new bundle of joy. Get her a gift card to get here started.

  27. 4-1 Cover
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    Sun, wind, germs, mosquitoes, and kind strangers reaching out to touch. There are plenty of things we want to avoid exposing our newborns, too, but we don’t want them (or us) to miss out on the joys of “outside life.” As a concerned mom, you want full coverage for privacy and good breathability while having the ease to peek in without disturbing your resting baby. 

  29. Baby Shusher
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    The Baby Shusher stops crying by engaging the natural calming reflex of your baby. It uses a popular parenting technique by Dr. Harvey Karp in the ‘Happiest Baby on the Block’ book. The Baby Shusher incorporates the fourth ‘S’ of the ‘Five S” — shushing. With loud, rhythmic shushing noises, the Baby Shusher draws on ancient, time-tested practices.

  31. EZPZ Bowl


    The EZPZ Bowl is an all-in-one placemat + bowl that suctions to the table, which means that it captures the mess and eliminates tipped bowls and plates. You can serve various foods in the bowl, including purees, baby cereal, oatmeal, and pasta. Since the silicone is microwave safe, you can warm and serve food directly in the bowl. The mat is made from 100% food-grade silicone: BPA, BPS, PVC, latex, and phthalate-free.

  33. Shopping Cart Cover
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    We combined front-to-back germ protection with cuteness and comfort to create this versatile cover. Our wrap-around design includes a padded, adjustable safety strap, padded leg holes, and toy loops for the baby’s favorite toys. It’s machine washable and folds into an attached tote for easy travel and storage.

  35. Backseat View Mirror
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    Have a better driving experience for you and your child. The eye-to-eye contact that both you and your baby get to experience while
    in the car allows greater connection and greatly contributes to your baby’s development in those crucial years. It’s convenient, safe, and exceptional. That’s why this mirror was designed with a shatterproof acrylic material and an exceptional strapping system to securely hold the mirror in place even after the most unexpected of bumps.

  37. The Honest Co. Baby Gift Set
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    Give premium eco-friendly & super-absorbent diapers and all-natural wipes. Mix & match honestly cute designs each month. You can also choose from a growing line of natural, personal care, bath, and skincare & home cleaning essentials. Mix & match five items every month. Each gift set is delivered monthly. 

  39. Stroller Gloves
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    Calling all parents who’ve lost a glove on a cold winter walk—while juggling a stroller and a fussy baby. These cozy and durable stroller mittens have a water repellent outer shell, poly insulation, and a super soft microfleece-lined interior. The ingenious design, which attaches right to your stroller handle. Just slip your hands in and go to stay toasty on even the coldest winter strolls. 

  41. Pocket Nanny
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    It helps sleep-deprived new parents to remember baby care details. A wonderful tool to help first-time parents learn the basic needs of a baby—a great way to communicate the baby’s needs with grandparents, babysitters, and daycare providers. Soft glow nightlight helps parents find their way around the baby’s room at night without waking the baby. Recommended age range birth to 24 months; automatically turn off after 7 minutes.

  43. Bundlebee Wrap
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    This one of a kind product is a cross between a down-like swaddling blanket and a carrier with a comfortable built-in insert for back and neck support. It helps babies fall asleep and keeps them napping longer. Friends and family can hold your baby safely. Perfect to use in a bassinet or a bassinet stroller and makes an easy transition to a crib.

  45. Mattress Movement Monitor
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    Babysense Baby Movement Monitor was developed because caretakers cannot easily provide the 24-hour surveillance of an infant necessary for the view of the dangers that may face infants in hospitals and at home during their early stages of development. The Babysense Movement Monitor’s use provides parents a sense of comfort and allows them to sleep and rest better, knowing that their baby’s movements are constantly being monitored.

  47. Diaper Caddy
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    Imagine you could have everything that you need for a hassle-free diaper changing right at your fingertips. Featuring strong hooks and innovative design, this baby diaper storage organizer makes diaper changing easier. This diaper storage caddy’s versatile design and functionality make it much more than just a diaper holder. Thanks to its gender-neutral design, the diaper caddie is suitable for both girls and boys. 

  49. Hot Cold Packs


    These reusable ice packs provide a cool compress or warm comfort to help relieve aches, pains, soreness, teething pain, and more. Reduce inflammation, joint pain, minor burns, or itchy insect bites by warming up our flexible ice pack in the microwave or freeze it in the freezer! Each order comes with four ice packs for kids shaped like an adorable ghost that will make them smile while making them feel better.

  51. Crawling Knee Pads
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    Make learning how to crawl a little more comfortable with these knee pads. When a child starts crawling or walking, he always hits the furniture or falls to the ground. The socks can protect the child’s skin from harm. The crawling knee pads are made of 80% cotton, 20% stretch fiber. Soft and comfortable, it will not hurt your child’s skin. They come in 8 colors to match any outfit. 

  53. Instapot
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    This 9-in-1 multi-functional programmable pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, hot pot, and warmer is an excellent gift for the new mom dad with little time to cook. You can make whatever you want! Create a custom setting for each cooking program by adjusting the temperature, pressure, and cooking time.

  55. Growth Chart
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    Old school ruler with your child’s name or last name with growth chart integrated. Just hang to your wall, grab your marker, and line the kids up! This personalized baby gift is well worth the money. The gorgeous rustic look looks great with any home decor. All markings are completely engraved into the wood and painted in your choice of colors.