Babies-Toddler Vivian | 07 May 2011 06:39 am

Newborn Baby Gift Ideas

Finding the perfect gift for a newborn can be difficult. It’s not like there isn’t millions of things to choose from. The problem is the majority of baby showers are filled with baby gift baskets usually pre-made and filled with oodles of toys, baby clothes, bottles and bibs. Now don’t get me wrong, any parent will definitely need to purchase these things, but a good portion of these are usually not needed right away. Instead of the usual gift basket, think outside of the box. What are they going to need in those first precious months…besides sleep of course!

Diapers: I realize diapers are an obvious answer and although they may be dull to give, there are many ways to spruce it up! Any mom will be thankful for diapers due to the fact that they are expensive! You can arrange diapers into a decorative diaper cake using ribbon, bows and more. A lot of times people use a couple small stuffed animals for a cake topper. There are numerous guides online which show step by step instructions on how to assemble a diaper cake. You can also by them pre-made if you do not want to assemble it yourself, although that may be more expensive. Another idea is to find a stylish diaper bag that you know mom will adore and fill it with diapers! You could even pick up a couple tubes of diaper rash cream and wipes and hide them in the pockets as well, because these are also needed items that tend to be overlooked until you realize you don’t have them.

Nursing Products: Casually check with mom first since not everyone breast feeds, but if she is going to be nursing you can pick up things like nursing bras, nursing pads or even if you can afford it a breast pump. Cute or decorative nursing shawls are great ideas also for mom. I also would recommend storage bags or containers for breast milk and Gerber even carries warm or cool relief pads as well. These are great ideas that not everyone will think to pick up!

Baby Monitors: A nice set of baby monitors always make an excellent gift for parents. They are a reliable way to check on your baby without waking them. In this day and age you can even purchase video baby monitors so you can check up on the baby anytime without going near their room! A great way to put any parent to ease knowing their newborn is sleeping safe and sound.

Humidifier: A humidifier is a great gift for anyone in general but especially for a baby. So, why get a humidifier? Well, The National Institute of Health recommends the use of humidifiers to help relieve congestion from the common cold, flu and sinus infections. Any time you have congestion, a humidifier may be able to help. They add moisture to the air which will in turn moisten your skin (including nasal passages) and thin some of the mucous in your sinuses. This makes it easier for you to breathe and easier for the mucous to drain. Since babies are more prone to picking up coughs and colds, this makes an excellent gift! A brand named Crane even makes them shaped like adorable animals like penguins, pigs, frogs and more!

Baby Care Package: This is the best thing you can do for any soon to be parents. The things no one ever seems to get, are the things you absolutely need the most. Create a care package or basket including common medicines for babies such as diaper rash ointment, infant Tylenol, baby orajel, cold medicine, no tears shampoo and more. Find things like pacifiers, a thermometer, nasal aspirator or a medicine spoon. These are a big hit. I have always done this for friends because I know this is what is needed and every time I have been told it was the best gift they received because they just did not realize how much they would use all of that!

Comments are closed.