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10 Thoughtful Newborn Gift Ideas: What to Get for the New Parents in Your Life

“Congrats on your newest bundle of joy!” 

Those are the most common greetings we hear from family and friends of new parents. Then a flurry of baby-shaped balloons, cake, and flowers arrive at their doorstep or hospital room.

But have you ever thought about giving gifts the new parents can use during the fourth trimester days? Check out 10 of the most thoughtful gift ideas for new parents below.

10 Thoughtful Newborn Gift Ideas: What to Get for the New Parents in Your Life

1. Hooded Towels

10 Thoughtful Newborn Gift Ideas: What to Get for the New Parents in Your Life Hooded Towels

You can never go wrong with gifting hooded towels to new parents. Aside from being a bath essential, this can be used as a lovey when the newborn becomes a toddler.

Whether you go for plain muslin baby towels or those that come with adorable animal designs, make sure the cloth is absorbent and soft for your baby’s delicate skin.

2. Newborn Gift Sets

10 Thoughtful Newborn Gift Ideas: What to Get for the New Parents in Your Life Newborn Gift Sets

Why choose a particular gift when you can give one of everything, right? Depending on the brand, you’ll usually find some age-appropriate baby toys, onesies, blankets, and even rattle socks.

If you’re lucky, the seller does the gift wrapping for you. All you have to do is bring it over to the new parents and wait for their reactions.

There are tons of available designs on the market, but you can get this animal-themed baby gift set as it comes with high-contrast toys.

3. Baby’s First Year Photo Frame

10 Thoughtful Newborn Gift Ideas: What to Get for the New Parents in Your Life Baby's First Year Photo Frame

It’s tradition for new parents to snap photos of their wee ones’ faces every month in their first year of life. 

While it’s nifty to store digital baby photos (less paper and fewer trees are involved), a printed copy makes these moments more special.

You can choose a traditional-looking frame or one with a playful layout. Just don’t put pictures in there yet!

4. Baby Milestone Markers

10 Thoughtful Newborn Gift Ideas: What to Get for the New Parents in Your Life Baby Milestone Markers

What’s the point of snapping photos if you don’t know what milestones the baby has achieved, right? Parents can go DIY on this, but having a milestone marker kit makes it easier for planning baby photoshoots.

Monthly milestones can be added on a chalkboard and propped during the photoshoot. Milestone blocks or memory books are also great choices to help new parents track their child’s significant firsts.

5. Babywearing Shirt

10 Thoughtful Newborn Gift Ideas: What to Get for the New Parents in Your Life Babywearing Shirt
Photo Credit: Lalabu

Everyone knows you’ll need a village to properly raise a child. But this village starts with the mom-and-dad team. While everyone focuses on supporting mom, dads often feel left out and at a loss on how they can help.

Now if your dad friend expressed his desire to babywear their newborn, gift him with a dad shirt from Lalabu. Unlike traditional baby wraps and carriers, all dad has to do is wear this like a T-shirt and place baby in the front pouch.

Take note of the weight limit though.

6. Skin to Skin Tops

10 Thoughtful Newborn Gift Ideas: What to Get for the New Parents in Your Life Skin to Skin Tops
Photo Credit: Seraphine

There are tons of ways for parents to bond with their newborns, but nothing beats the intimacy of skin-to-skin contact. Medically coined as kangaroo care, this bonding technique isn’t exclusive to moms or preemie babies. 

Dads can also enjoy skin-to-skin bonding with their newborns, too!

With their designs patterned after a kangaroo’s pouch, new parents can enjoy snuggling their babies hands-free. Like baby-wearing shirts, skin-to-skin tops are worn like T-shirts. 

Just remember to support or hold your baby when you’re moving around. It is not a babywearing accessory.

7. Blessing Bear

10 Thoughtful Newborn Gift Ideas: What to Get for the New Parents in Your Life Blessing Bear

There is so much buzz around the arrival of a newborn that you’re left with little time to say your wishes for the baby (and parents, too). 

But you don’t have to leave notes or letters on paper. You can easily express your prayers or wishes for the baby through a blessing bear instead.

This unique teddy bear comes with a special, hidden pocket for storing handwritten notes on fabric squares.

Just order this cute stuffed toy weeks before the mom’s due date as you can get it on a pre-order basis.

8. Wearable Breast Pump

10 Thoughtful Newborn Gift Ideas: What to Get for the New Parents in Your Wearable Breast Pump

Everyone knows the benefits that breastfeeding brings for both the mom and the baby. But few know the hard work and sacrifice new moms have to endure to provide liquid gold for their babies.

So if you’re feeling a little more generous than usual, make breastfeeding a breeze for your new mom friend with a wearable pump. This way, she can continue to do the things she loves or take care of the baby while stocking up on breastmilk.

Just a tip: Double pump is better than a single pump. It saves so much time for new moms.

9. Baby Car Mirror

10 Thoughtful Newborn Gift Ideas: What to Get for the New Parents in Your Baby Car Mirror

Safety is always every parent’s concern, especially when taking out their little ones for a quick stroll in the city or a weekend getaway. While a properly installed car seat is one thing that makes newborns safe, you would need to keep an eye on them.

Baby car mirrors would be a great help for new parents to check up on their baby while keeping their eyes on the road. Just make sure that the one you’ll gift them is durable and compatible with most car models.

10. Care Package for New Parents

10 Thoughtful Newborn Gift Ideas: What to Get for the New Parents in Your Life Care Package for New Parents

A mother is born on the day a baby is born. While this is a joyous event, it is the start of a mother’s lifelong commitment to taking care of her child.

But like how flamingos lose their pink when raising their babies, moms (and dads) can also feel drained by the constant demands of their newborns. They often forget that they also have their needs of their own to tend.

While the other items mentioned above are great practically, nothing beats the feeling of being pampered. Get them a new parent care package. That way, they get to eat their favorite meals any chance they get.

You can even add extra care items that the new parents would love.

The Thought Is All That Counts!

It can be tricky to choose a gift for new parents. Even the closest of friends and family would scratch their heads — unless they already know what the new parents want.

It helps if there is a baby registry, but no matter what you choose to gift them, give from the heart. Whether practical or sentimental, your gift will be the new parents’ cherished reminder of your love and support for them.

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