Useful & Creative Gifts for New Parents – Nasiba’s Guide

The Tot Founder and mama of three, Nasiba Adilova, shares her 10 must have items all new parents need. From a four position baby carrier to a soothing device that literally and figuratively “shushes” your baby, these gifts are total winners and perfect for new moms and dads.

Mom placing new baby into a dockatot baby lounger

One of the things expecting parents ask me the most is: “What do I really need during the first year with a baby?” While there are numerous products I could recommend and positively rave about, I’ve narrowed down the list to 10 of the best gifts I truly couldn’t have lived without. Whether you’re shopping for holiday gifts, a new baby or a baby shower, I promise you can’t go wrong with any of these 10 gifts!

10 of the Best Gifts for New Parents 

Whether you’re looking for baby shower gifts or Christmas gifts for new parents, here are a few useful ideas to consider:  

  • Baby Carrier 
  • Baby Bouncer
  • Clothing Gift Set 
  • Baby Shusher
  • Thermometer 
  • Baby Health Tools Gift Set 
  • Play Gym
  • Dockatot 
  • Swaddles 
  • Backpack Diaper Bag 

 

1. Ergobaby OMNI Baby Carrier

The thing I love the most about the Ergobaby Omni Carrier is the fact that you can continue to use it until your child is up to 45 lbs, while keeping your back safe, which means toddler piggy back rides just got way easier. I also love that it’s machine washable, lightweight and a total life-saver at home or on the go.

Ergobaby OMNI 360 All in One Cool Air Mesh Baby Carrier 

Ergobaby OMNI 360 All in One Cool Air Mesh Baby Carrier

$180

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2. Babybjorn Bouncer – Bliss 3D Jersey

A new take on a classic design, the Babybjorn Bouncer – Bliss 3D Jersey lets little ones safely sit and observe the world around them while you eat, shower, get dressed, take a phone call, read a book, or simply take a deep breath. The baby bouncer rocks gently when babies kick their legs or wave their arms. No batteries needed – the baby bouncer runs on pure fun! Playing in the baby bouncer also helps your baby develop motor skills and learn how to balance. Once your tot gets big and strong, the bouncer can be turned into a children’s rocking chair.

Babybjorn Bouncer Balance 

Babybjorn Bouncer – Bliss 3D Jersey

$249.99

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3. 10 Piece Unisex Gift Set

This HART + LAND 10 piece gift set will be one of the most appreciated gifts by the new moms and dads in your life. Not only is it really practical and useful, but parents will also fall in love with how soft the organic pima cotton material is on their baby’s skin. This thoughtful gift set has onesies, shirts, a teether and more.

HART + LAND 10 Piece Unisex Gift Set 

HART + LAND 10 Piece Unisex Gift Set

$250

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4. White Noise Machine

This little Baby Shusher device truly is a miracle worker. Designed by a doctor to recreate the shushing sound babies hear while in the womb, it audibly soothes your baby to sleep no matter where they are: crib, stroller or car seat!

Baby Susher Baby Shusher 

Baby Shusher Baby Shusher

$34.99

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5. Thermometer

Worrying about your child is one of the many joys of motherhood. And worry, I do! However, I feel so much better when I have the Innovo Thermometer on hand to help make sure my child’s fever isn’t at a concerning level. Extremely quick and accurate, it can be used on the forehead or ear.

Innovo Thermometer  

 

Innovo Thermometer

$29.99

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6. Baby Personal Care Kit

Fridababy knows about every gripe a baby could have and their Bundle of Joy kit is the perfect starter kit to have on hand. I recommend having one of these in the house or on vacation because you never know when something like gas (or snot!) might strike.

Fridababy Bitty Bundle of Joy 

Fridababy Bitty Bundle of Joy

$49.99

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7. Play Gym

I could go on for ages about the Lovevery Play Gym (I actually did in this article), but what I love the most about this play gym is its versatility and longevity. Designed with your baby’s developing eyesight and hand-eye coordination in mind, it grows with your tot and includes features that help them develop their physical strength, coordination and vocabulary.

Lovevery Play Gym 

Lovevery Play Gym

$140

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8. Baby Lounger

One of the top selling items on The Tot, the DockATot Deluxe+ dock is the ultimate docking station for your baby ages 0-8 months old. It’s the number one item I recommend to all new parents. Multi-functional and multitasking, the Deluxe+ offers a safe and comfy spot that lets baby rest, lounge, play, cuddle, do tummy time and get diaper changes.

The safe and non-heat harboring mattress allows baby to breathe openly and unobstructed. The DockATot is a place where you can lay your baby down to sleep that’s free from harmful chemicals and substances. If you’re looking for a good gift for new parents, this safe, non-toxic dock is the way to go.

The Deluxe Dockatot 

The Deluxe Dockatot

$175

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9. Sleepsack Swaddle

As little ones get older they start to wiggle around, which inevitably causes their blanket to fall off of them. THEN they get cold, wake up and cry, and wake you up. The solution? The Halo organic sleepsack swaddle. It keeps tots safely tucked in all night long. Trust me – this swaddle is a game-changer you don’t want to live without.

Halo Organic Cotton Sleepsack 

Halo Organic Sleepsack Swaddle

$175

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10. Diaper Backpack

Not only easy to match with any look, the Jem + Bea Denim Backpack diaper bag lets you stay organized and comfortable on the go. The bag also keeps your hands free so you can easily pick up and carry your baby.

Jem + Bea Denim Backpack 

Jem + Bea Denim Backpack

$255

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Non-Baby Gifts for New Parents

While we know baby-related items are extremely important for moms and dads with a newborn baby, here are some thoughtful gift ideas that aren’t for the baby: 

  • Keepsake items to celebrate the new tot in their life 
  • Gift cards for a restaurant for parents to enjoy a date night 
  • Gift cards for a food delivery service so they don’t have to cook dinner 
  • Massage or facial 
  • Self-care items to remind parents that they deserve to pamper themselves
  • A gift set with coffee or tea for when they need a little extra energy 

All of these gift ideas for new parents are sure to be a hit. If you’re looking for other baby related present ideas, check out our gift guide sections, which offers ideas for both children and parents.