A baby shower is a chance for friends and family to get together and celebrate the new parents-to-be and, of course, the new baby. We play games, open gifts, and warn them of the many sleepless nights to come.
And for moms of older kids, it gives us a chance to get that adorable baby outfit we’ve been wanting to buy. (We can get the outfit, without having to actually have another baby. Win, win.)
But baby shower gifts can be cute AND practical. There’s a ton of cute stuff that they didn’t have when our kids were in diapers.
Here are our top 10 baby shower gifts that we’ve found this year:
This is a portable bassinet, changing station, and a diaper bag all in one. So parents can have a safe space to change the baby, wherever they go. It’s great for days out with the baby, overnight trips, etc. Now if only we could get a portable nap station for parents…
This height-adjustable bottle holder encourages hands-free feeding, which can improve the baby’s hand-eye coordination and motor skills. It helps keep bottles secure (so they don’t get thrown across the room) and off of the floor, with a pivot range that lets babies hold it from any angle.
This sound machine is also a night light that parents can control from their phones. Customizable color, brightness, sound, and volume level. And as kids get older, they’ll love to customize it themselves. No promises they’ll actually sleep, but this will help.
This is the perfect way for parents to bathe babies (from 0–6 months old) in any sink. It’s a fun alternative to baby baths, and it’s easy to clean (just wring out extra water and throw it in the dryer for 10 minutes) and store. And all new parents could use one less thing to worry about.
Babies will outgrow the baby bath, but they love spending tons of time in the big tub, and we mean TONS of time. These mats will help save parents’ knees and elbows while playing, helping them wash, etc. They also have storage pockets for toiletries and toys for easy drying.
This non-intrusive, hygienic forehead thermometer uses hospital-grade technology and is designed to take body temperature AND object-surface temperature (i.e., baby formula, bath water, food, etc.). Most importantly, it can take a kid’s temperature easily, quickly, and help parents avoid the tantrums associated with standard thermometers.
Now parents can swaddle their babies in something that actually looks like a tortilla. This set comes with a swaddle blanket and hat (for 0–3 months) and will have your baby looking like an adorable burrito in no time.
If the parents-to-be don’t know the Baby Shark song yet, they’re about to. This 4-piece set comes with a hooded shark towel, bath mitt, and slippers. So you can do do do do do do bath time right.
This is an adorable rattle and teether in one. Now the baby can match their parents’ lattes. Because, as we know, they’ll be in the throes of sleep deprivation.
Not everyone drinks coffee or copes with their lack of sleep through caffeine. But this is how a lot of new parents make it through those first few months. This sampler of four gourmet roasts is the perfect gift for new parents to have on hand in case they have a colicky baby.
You really can’t go wrong with any of these items. Cute outfits and tiny shoes are also always encouraged. And maybe throw in a package of diapers, too.
Shopping for babies is so much fun that it almost makes me want another one. ALMOST. (The baby burrito outfit is really cute.)
Babaste Bottle Holder for toddlers and babies is the perfect solution to bottle throwing and makes bottle feeding easy! With its no-spill design, Babaste’s bottle holder helps parents multitask while still staying engaged with their babies. Plus, for parents of multiples it’s a game changer.