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14 thoughtful gift ideas for newborn babies

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Best newborn baby gift ideas

Choosing a present for a newborn can be difficult, especially when you don't know what they need (surely they have enough of the babygros and socks already?).

So why not go down the thoughtful route and pick something that will pull on the heartstrings...

We've pulled together plenty of gorgeous gift ideas that (very) tiny ones and their doting parents will adore!

Best newborn baby gift ideas

No nursery is complete without a oh-so soft pink toy rabbit. This beautiful gift will last a lifetime and you can personalise with their name for free! 

Mop up all spills with this gorgeous superstars square muslin from BabyBoo. 
Some of the uses for a muslin include, swaddle blanket, breastfeeding cover, light blanket on holidays or during the summer, and for drying after a bath. 

With mercifully little fuss and fiddling you can use this affordable kit to make a lasting impression of your precious bundle’s tiny hands or feet. It takes only seconds (then a few days to dry), the materials are skin-friendly and harmless and you can have multiple do-overs if you don’t get it quite right on the first attempt. 

Ewan The Dream Sheep is a baaarilliant soft cuddly toy with light and sound features, including actual womb and heartbeat recordings. This calms babies and toddlers, helping to lull them into a peaceful slumber.

This gorgeous hamper includes a teddy bear, baby clothes, essential toiletries and a beautiful memory box. 

Suitable from birth, this tummy time roller stimulates senses and encourages them to start crawling. 

This super soft comfort blanket is perfect for little fingers to explore. It also attaches to baby's dummy, meaning mum doesn't need to worry about losing it in Asda! 
 

With three play settings and more than 10 toys & activities, the Fisher-Price Rainforest Music & Lights Deluxe Gym keeps baby busy as a bee, at home or on the go! 

Soft on tiny hands, the extra length of this comforter means baby can keep a tight hold of it all day or night long. Gender-neutral, colour-neutral with no need for bells, whistles or fuss, this classic comfort blankie is sure to become a favourite. 

The number one bestselling baby monitor on Amazon, this guarantees reassuringly crystal clear sound.
It’s got a range of up to 50 metres and sounds an alarm to let you know when mum is going out of range, so they can move around at home without worrying. Sound-activated LEDs flash when baby wakes so they won’t miss a squeak.

Cuddly, soft, and educational, this play puppy is a great way to introduce baby to music. When baby touches him, the puppy replies with silly phrases and singalong songs, which you can adjust as little one develops. He also prompts – ‘can you find your ears?’ – so baby starts to learn everything from body parts to colours and counting.

In the Instagram age, there’s something lovely about a timeless book of baby’s keepsakes. Fill this exquisite book with the little one’s milestones – handprints, first curls – as well as photos of precious moments.

Ellery the elephant is the ideal friend, soft and cuddly, she's perfect for playtimes and naptimes too. 

The perfect gift idea has to be a subscription to M&B Magazine, the UK's best-selling mag for new mums. Packed full of parenting advice and ideas every month, treat the new mum in your family to a subscription and she’ll receive the mag straight to her door every month. Click here to subscribe to M&B

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  • Author: Aimee Jakes Aimee Jakes
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Aimee is the Shopping and Community Editor at Bauer Media where she works on fitness, fashion and beauty content across a number of titles such as heat, Closer and Grazia.

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