Baby showers are a special occasion. It is a time to celebrate the arrival of an expected baby and show love and support for the parents-to-be. But when buying gifts, it can be hard to know what the new parents will use. In this guide, we will look at some of the best baby shower gifts you can give that will be used and appreciated by the new parents.
Sensory toys are one of the best things you can get for newborns. They are designed to help stimulate their senses and encourage learning through play. Look for toys with different textures, colors, noises, and other features that keep them engaged. Soft toys, rattles and teethers are great options for promoting sensory development in babies. Be sure to pick up our award-winning Busy Lil’ Sensory Ball that includes 9 sensory engaging activities.
Playmats can be used for years after they are gifted, making them a great gift that parents will use. They provide babies with a safe space to crawl around or do tummy time on while they explore their surroundings. Look for mats with bright colors, patterns, and textures that will engage your baby's senses as well as provide them with comfort for those longer play sessions. Plus, most mats fold up compactly for taking on-the-go or storing at home.
For families who are always on the go, pop-up bassinets are an ideal gift. These portable sleep solutions fold up into a compact size making them perfect for travel. They fold down quickly and easily so you don’t have to lug around bulky furniture while traveling (or even while visiting local family or friends). They are especially useful if you don’t want to take up too much space in your home either! Our Sweet Dreams Bassinet offers a dreamy place for babies to sleep and play and it comes with captivating pivoting mobile.
Teething can be hard on both parents and babies alike, so teethers make excellent gifts for new moms or dads who will inevitably want to give their little one relief from sore gums someday. Teethers come in all shapes and sizes—from cute animals to colorful foods—and many are even textured and can be cooled in the fridge so they can offer more soothing relief. Look for BPA-free, soft silicone or natural materials like rubber for the best relief!
A baby carrier is essential for any new parent. Not only does it free up their hands while carrying their baby around town, but it also keeps them close to baby—which is important during those first few months of bonding time! Look for a carrier with adjustable options like adjustable shoulder straps and waist belts – comfort matters when carrying around precious cargo! You will also want to look for a carrier that can be used in multiple carrying positions, so it grows with the child as they get bigger. Our best-selling carrier, the Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier is loved by parents because of its 4 grow-with-me positions, ease of use and affordability. And this carrier is now available in 3 new chic prints. Shop your favorite styles now!
Bath Time Essentials
Bath time essentials make bath time enjoyable instead of stressful! Make bath time even more fun with colorful bath toys like Aquarium Bath Squirters and Heroes Duck Set that float in the water or squirt water when squeezed. Our Cap the Spout Cover is a simple way to bring a touch of cuteness and safety to the tub. Parents can also add some bubble bath or gentle soap scented with natural essential oils like lavender or chamomile which help relax both parents and baby during this special time together! New parents will love and appreciate how practical and useful bath gifts are!
There are plenty of excellent gifts you can give at a baby shower that will be useful and appreciated by both mommy and daddy-to-be. Try looking into sensory toys, play mats, pop-up bassinets, teethers, baby carriers and bath time essentials — these items should bring joy and helpfulness during those early stages of parenthood! These thoughtful baby shower gifts are sure to get used by moms and dads alike over the coming months (and even years for some items!). So, show new parents love by giving them an item they'll use — they'll thank you later!