After all the work that goes into planning a baby shower is done, the mama-to-be gets to relax, enjoy herself, and open presents! She's spent months planning, invited all her closest friends and family, hand-chosen beautiful decorations, and is ready to enjoy it all. In most cases, she's put all the baby shower gifts onto a registry for guests to choose from and shared that information in her invitations, but there's a chance some swoon-worthy (and functional!) gifts were overlooked. You, being a good friend/mom/sister, want to make sure she's set to care for her new baby, so choosing something she'll obsess over is a must. It’s always fun to be remembered as the baby shower guest who bought the best gift!
In this day and age, when new baby products hit the market all the time spent navigating which items to choose for your baby shower gifts can be a challenge. We get it. The struggle is real. The way we care for kids is evolving, and so are the products we use. There are many products on the market that have a way of making you think they're necessary for a newborn when, in truth, they aren’t. Many items are a waste of money and just end up taking space. We don’t want you to go through that.
I’m a mom of two, and I had my kiddos very far apart. With an almost nine-year age difference between my boy and girl, I had the opportunity to learn what not to buy the first time around, but also to learn how to pick out baby shower gifts that are practical, durable, and make sense. You might say my friends always obsess over the baby shower gifts I choose, and you'd be right! So, we narrowed things down for you. You can’t go wrong with any of these baby shower gifts for your friends and family.
1. Fridababy NoseFrida® Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator
After the recommendation of so many friends, this was one of our first purchases when we found out we were pregnant with our second child and it has quite literally been a lifesaver! The Fridababy NoseFrida® Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator will save both you and your newborn a great deal of stress and probably a trip to the doctor during cold and flu season since they can't quite blow their nose yet. This innovative gadget lets you suck everything out of their nose in the cleanest way possible and relieve any discomfort quickly.
2. The Motorola® MBP36XL Portable 5" Video Baby Monitor
Every mama-to-be longs for the latest and greatest monitor to keep a close watch on their little one and with so many on the market, it's a hard choice to narrow down. However, this Motorola® MBP36XL Portable 5" Video Baby Monitor is a step above the rest. It is chic in design, portable, rechargeable and comes with a handheld portal that mom, dad, or a caregiver can keep close by. Some of the coolest features though are that it will share room temperature, has a two-way radio, color screen, and also sings lullabies. You're welcome!
3. Babyletto Mercer 3-in-1 Convertible Crib
This Babyletto Mercer 3-in-1 Convertible Crib is hands down a crib that the new parents will be obsessed with from the moment their eyes first see it! First and foremost, it is a convertible crib, that can become a toddler bed as well as a day bed. It is super chic in design, and we know you are starring at that extra storage down below. Babies need so many things and having this extra drawer will easily help you keep your nursery organized.
4. Boppy® Luxe Shopping Cart Cover
Being a new mom means so many trips to the store for daily newborn essentials and as soon as your little one can start sitting up, shopping will be so much easier (and quicker!) with this Boppy® Luxe Shopping Cart Cover. Mom will be obsessed with this baby shower gift because it will give her baby 360 degrees of germ-free protection while shopping. It's wonderful for children 6 to 48 months!
5. Itzy Ritzy® Mom Boss™ Multi-Use Cover
This is one of those baby shower gifts mom will be so glad she had from day one. The Itzy Ritzy® Mom Boss™ Multi-Use Cover serves so many different purposes! It can be a car seat cover (and fits universally on all car seats), a scarf for mom, a nursing cover, and even a shopping seat cover.
6. BABYBJÖRN® Carrier One Air Baby Carrier
Another must-have that new parents will love is a baby carrier and this BABYBJÖRN® Carrier One Air Baby Carrier is top of the line! While it's worth learning some safety tips while using these carriers, they are truly a lifesaver because they allow mom to be hands-free while around the house our out and about. with 4 different carrying positions for up to 33 pounds, this one is very lightweight and comfortable for mom or dad to carry the baby for long periods of time. And no newborn insert is required!
7. Boppy® Nursing Pillow and Positioner
Whether mom is planning on breastfeeding or not, this Boppy® Nursing Pillow and Positioner will be a game changer for every feeding situation. It will help relieve mom and baby from any discomfort and is the perfect pillow support for so many different stages of development. It's a winning baby shower gift!
8. Maxi-Cosi® Adorra™ 5-in-1 Modular Travel System
One of the most epic of all baby shower gifts is the travel system and the Maxi-Cosi® Adorra™ 5-in-1 Modular Travel System is wonderful! It will support your child for up to 50 pounds and comes with the Maxi-Cosi Adorra Stroller and the Mico Max 30 Infant Car Seat for traveling comfortably.
9. 7 A.M.® Enfant Blanket 212 Evolution®
Winter stroller gear is imperative when you have a little one and live in a cold climate! These 7 A.M.® Enfant Blanket 212 Evolution® will easily attach to your stroller for added comfort and warmth. They are machine washable, extremely durable and can also unzip to a full blanket.
10. bamboobies® Multi-Pack Washable Nursing Pads
Again, breastfeeding or not, bamboobies® Multi-Pack Washable Nursing Pads are great when it comes to avoiding any unwanted leaks. This multi-pack comes with a mixture of regular and overnight options, and each nursing pad is hand washable so you will always have a clean pair ready to go.
11. Pura® Kiki 11 oz. Stainless Steel Infant Bottle
These Pura® Kiki 11 oz. Stainless Steel Infant Bottles are a little bit on the expensive side for a baby bottle, but they have so many amazing benefits that you'll want to invest in a couple as a baby shower gift. The stainless steel design is known to help a bit with temperature control, they support breastfeeding, the silicone grip reduces sweat, and they help to avoid colic. So awesome!
12. BOB® Revolution® FLEX Jogging Stroller
If getting back in shape is a goal of yours after having a new baby, then the BOB® Revolution® FLEX Jogging Stroller will be your new BFF. Whether running or walking, this stroller will keep you in control on or off road, features a 5 point harness, 9 position height adjuster handlebar, and supports babies from 8 weeks all the way up to 75 pounds.
13. aden + anais® Classic 4-Pack Muslin Swaddles
Swaddle blankets are everything to a new mom, after all, we use them for everything! These aden + anais® Classic 4-Pack Muslin Swaddles are one of the best baby shower gifts and mom can honestly never have too many. Mom will easily become obsessed with the cute designs, how breathable they are and super large in size. They are great as a changing station on the go and even a nursing cover!
14. 4moms® High Chair
Mom will be obsessed with this 4moms® High Chair as soon as the baby is old enough to start solids. It's seriously chic in design and comes with 3 adjustable height and tray positions, magnetic latches and tray tops, a comfortable seat, and it will hold your child up to 60 pounds. It's perfection in a high chair.
15. Graco® Sense2Soothe™ Swing with Cry Detection™ Technology
We can't think of anything to become more obsessed with than the Graco® Sense2Soothe™ Swing with Cry Detection™ Technology! We're putting the emphasis on the cry detection here which sounds like a miracle. This is the only swing that is actually baby operated and responds to the baby's cry to soothe them. With 8 soothing motions, 3 swing speeds, and 15 songs and sounds, there are so many combinations to make sure the baby is always happy and comforted.
16. GB Pockit Stroller
Being a mom means that you become a collector of strollers and if you travel then this GB Pockit is a must for your collection. Weighing only 9.5 pounds, this has been hailed by the Guinness World Records™ as the most compact stroller on the market today. Perfect for quick trips or compact travel, it can fold up and fits into a diaper bag, purse or backpack.
17. Angelcare® Bath Tub Support
Bath time will be made easy with this Angelcare® Bath Tub Support and mom will especially love how it's designed for both comfort and safety with your child's hygiene in mind. It allows your child to sit in only an area of clean water, making bath time much simpler.
18. SKIP*HOP® Moby Bath Kneeler
You never realize how painful giving a baby a bath can be for your knees until you experience it yourself! This SKIP*HOP® Moby Bath Kneeler will be a must in your bathroom as soon as baby graduates from a sponge bath.
19. SKIP*HOP® Chelsea Downtown Chic Diaper Backpack
There are diaper bags, and then there are diaper backpack miracles. This SKIP*HOP® Chelsea Downtown Chic Diaper Backpack is one of those miracles. There are so many pockets for all the baby things, but it is chic in design and offers a completely hands-free experience for mom.
20. Baby Einstein™ 2-in-1 Lights & Sea Activity Gym & Saucer
This Baby Einstein™ 2-in-1 Lights & Sea Activity Gym & Saucer will easily enhance the playspace of every new little one and is the ultimate baby shower gift of fun! Transforming from a play mat to an activity table, there are so many bright colors and activities to amuse your little one for hours.
21. DockATot® Deluxe+ Dock
The DockATot® Deluxe+ Dock is one of the newest baby products to hit the market that parents all have eyes on. It's the ultimate docking station for your baby ages 0-8 months old and great for tummy time, lounging, playing, cuddling, napping and even diaper changes!
22. Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor
There is nothing that will put a new parent's mind at ease like the Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor. giving you the capability to monitor heart rate and oxygen levels using clinically-proven technology, you are able to track real-time data through an app and always know that your little one is safe and healthy.
23. Kinsa QuickCare™ Smart Stick Digital Thermometer
Having the right thermometer in the house is crucial for new parents, and this Kinsa QuickCare™ Smart Stick Digital Thermometer is swoon-worthy. It provides quick and accurate readings, but also downloads all of that data to an app and allows you to create specific profiles for each family member. This is a wonderful tool to have handy whenever anyone gets sick.
24. Crane Droplet Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
Receiving a humidifier as a baby shower gift is truly a gem whenever you are a new parent. This Crane Droplet Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier is wonderful as it easily adds moisture to the air resulting in soothing relief for your baby. It will run for 15 hours, is very quiet, and turns off on its own. Perfection!
25. HALO® SleepSack® Small Owl Wearable Blanket
This HALO® SleepSack® Small Owl Wearable Blanket is an amazing baby shower gift as it will give parents the ability to have a little bit more sleep. This innovative sack literally helps your little one have safe sleep as it goes on over regular sleepwear, but cannot be kicked off or cover the face.
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