When you’re expecting or attending a baby shower, it can sure seem like babies require a lot of things. It can be overwhelming to scroll through a long list of products whether creating your own baby registry or trying to find the perfect baby shower gift.
As a baby shower attendee, you want your gift to be put to good use and to make the life of new parents just a tiny bit easier. So while adorable footie pajamas are tempting and diapers are incredibly practical (obviously a necessity!), baby showers are the perfect opportunity to give a memorable, unique, and also useful gift for parents-to-be. Nothing feels better than getting a text from a new parent raving about how amazing your gift is (plus, cute baby pictures usually accompany these texts!).
For first-time parents, it’s nearly impossible to know exactly what you’ll need. Does a newborn need toys? Will the baby like being swaddled and will that be with their arms in or out? While you can’t necessarily answer these questions before the parenting journey begins, certain products are crowd favorites for a reason.
Whether you’re attending a baby shower in person, are celebrating virtually, or are working on your own registry, here are 10 amazing products that new parents will love.
1. Smart Sock
Parenting can be stressful, so a gift that can help to ease the worries of new parents is definitely one worth giving. The Owlet Smart Sock is a baby monitor that tracks baby's oxygen level and heart rate while they sleep. The Smart Sock gives an in-depth look into baby's well-being and can help parents to understand their baby's sleep trends.
New parents will have peace of mind and may even get some extra sleep thanks to the Owlet Smart Sock. The possibility of good sleep for a new parents is probably the best gift a friend or family member can give.
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Simply add the Owlet Monitor Duo or Smart Sock* to your cart along with the accessory sock of your choice and use code THEEVERYMOM at checkout to get your FREE fabric sock.
2. Panda Crate Toy Subscription Box
Figuring out how to play with a newborn is both important and confusing. It seems like newborns don't do anything, but there are actually specific ways you can play with your baby to encourage their development and learning. The KiwiCo Panda Crate toy subscription box is the gift that keeps on giving, with boxes arriving every two months. The various boxes take subscribers from 0 to 24 months of age, helping parents navigate the early days of play. Moms (and babies!) will have something to look forward to whenever a new box arrives.
Use code EVERYMOM at checkout for 30% off your first month's subscription with KiwiCo!
3. Hello Baby Bundle
Stina & Mae's Hello Baby Bundle has the essentials all new parents need, including bibs, burp cloths, a snuggle blanket, and cloth wipes. Moms-to-be can toss this in their hospital bag and will be all set for baby's first pictures. If you know the baby's name in advance, you can add an embroidered name or monogram, too.
4. BabyBjörn Bouncer
It's not uncommon for new moms to want to hold and cuddle their new baby for hours at a time, but sometimes mom needs a safe place to put the baby down. The BabyBjörn Bouncer is the perfect spot. The bouncer's ergonomic design offers the proper head and back support for baby and its comfy cotton/jersey fabric is machine washable.
5. The Baby Carrier
New moms have their hands full in more ways than one. It can seem impossible to get anything done while holding a newborn. The Colugo carrier allows mom to cuddle baby close while keeping her hands free to get things done. We love this carrier because it's adjustable, lightweight, breathable and works for the newborn stage all the way up through 33 pounds.
6. Mustela 5-Piece Newborn Arrival Gift Set
What's sweeter than baby bath time? This plant-based and hypoallergenic skin care set is ideal for delicate newborn skin and their first bath.
7. Elephant Bath Wrap Towel
An adorable hooded towel pairs perfectly with the above bath set.
8. Milk Snob Multi-Use Cover
Moms need a lot of gear, so products that have multiple uses are the registry MVPs. The Milk Snob has many uses including a car seat cover, stroller cover, high chair cover, shopping cart cover, and can be turned into a nursing cover.
9. The Story of You Baby Book
Help mom document baby's first year with this classic baby book. The book is filled with prompts to ensure parents remember the big and small moments.
10. Frida Mom Hospital Bag Essentials Complete Kit
Many shower gifts revolve around baby, but let's not forget about mom. Recovering from childbirth can be a challenging time and moms deserve every bit of comfort possible. This kit comes with five products that will help women through labor, delivery, and postpartum.
*US only. Valid only on owletcare.com and applies only to Original Mint Owlet Monitor Duo, or Smart Sock in Original Mint or Dusty Rose. Must add accessory sock of your choice to cart and then apply code THEEVERYMOM at checkout to receive your free accessory sock. Valid 1 promo code per person and cannot be combined with any other offers. Promo code expires July 31st, 2021 at 11:59 PM MT.
This post was in partnership with Owlet and KiwiCo but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board.