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29 Awesome Useful Baby Gifts For First Time Parents

Updated on November 12, 2019 Updated on Nov 12, 2019
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    There are a ton of 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 that are useful for first-time parents.

  1. Closet Dividers
  2. These 8 retro animals illustrated nursery closet dividers by Lucy Darling provide a simple (and stylish!) way to organize your nursery closet. Perfect for you or as a gift for any mom, simply hang in any closet or armoire and start organizing all the new baby clothing by size for the first year to the third.

  3. Quiet Door Closure
  4. We don’t care how much noise a child can sleep through, 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
  6. 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 a thick amount of padding to it 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
  8. 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 it offers a comfy spot that lets 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
  10. 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! Us 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. Crawling Knee Pads
  12. 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. 

  13. Baby Food Maker
  14. 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 simply 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.

  15. Moccasins 
  16. 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. 

  17. Portable High Chair
  18. 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 in the patio with your little one. When your baby needs a place to eat, just pop it open. Bon appétit.

  19. Daddy Diaper Duty Set
  20. 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 in a hilarious fashion 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. 

  21. A Modern Baby Blanket
  22. Made to keep your baby warm on the go, this knit blanket has a bold print on front and super soft fleece on the back. The front is made of 100% cotton. A cotton weave is a tightly woven weave which 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 really unique baby gift.

  23. Safety Nail File
  24. The Trimo lets you shorten your baby’s nails without any risk of injury. The super gentle filing process makes it comfortable for 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.

  25. PooPoose 
  26. 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. 

  27. Blue Apron Subscription
  28. 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 a variety of 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 a more time for her self and her new bundle of joy. Get her a gift card to get here started.

  29. 4-1 Cover
  30. 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. And thanks to our 50% natural, breathable fibers with 50% Stretch, you can!

  31. Baby Shusher
  32. 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. 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.

  33. Shopping Cart Cover
  34. 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 baby’s favorite toys. It’s machine washable and folds into an attached tote for easy travel and storage.

  35. Backseat View Mirror
  36. 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 gives an opportunity for 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 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
  38. 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 skin care & home cleaning essentials. Mix & match 5 items every month. Each gift set delivered monthly. 

  39. Stroller Gloves
  40. 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
  42. Helps sleep-deprived new parents to remember baby care details. Wonderful tool to help first-time parents learn the basic needs of a baby. Great way to communicate the baby’s needs with grandparents, baby sitters, 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
  44. 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. 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
  46. Babysense Baby Movement Monitor was developed because caretakers cannot easily provide the 24-hour surveillance of an infant that is necessary for the view of the dangers that may face infants in hospitals and at home during their early stages of development. The use of the Babysense Movement Monitor 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
  48. Imagine you could have everything that you need for a hassle-free diaper changing right at your fingertips. Featuring strong hooks and an innovative design, this baby diaper storage organizer makes diaper changing easier. The versatile design and functionality of this diaper storage caddy 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
  50. 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 4 ice packs for kids shaped like an adorable ghost that will make the smile while making them feel better.

  51. Baby Hammock
  52. Sleep is incredibly important to a child’s physical development which means the better the quality of their sleep the healthier they’ll be which is why we pull all the stops to bring you a baby hammock that will gently embrace your baby to provide unrivaled comfort to make sure they can sleep without a care in the world. After your baby is born, they’re still adjusting to life outside their mother’s womb which makes it harder for them to sleep and relax. This cradle creates the safest and comfiest environment for your little one to help them sleep like a baby by imitating the feeling of a mothers loving embrace to maximize their comfort to ensure they get all the sleep they need.

  53. EXPZ Bowl
  54. 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 a variety of 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 that is BPA, BPS, PVC, latex and phthalate free.

  55. Instapot
  56. 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 and dad with little time to cook. You can literally make whatever you want! Create a custom setting for each cooking program by adjusting the temperature, pressure, and cooking time.

  57. Growth Chart
  58. 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. Really pretty rustic look looks great with any hone decor. All markings are completely engraved into the wood and painted in your choice of colors.