Mother and Baby

Gift ideas for new parents - buy them stuff they really need

Father kissing baby on cheek

When your little one is born, all the gifts can be overwhelming. And while all new parents are grateful for the gestures, they’re probably thinking what on earth are they going to do with the mountain of 0-3-months clothing filling their home.  

If you're not a parent and are buying a present for a new mum or dad, baby clothing always seems like a safe option. But if you have a little browse you can find a gift that will last a lot longer than a sleepsuit a newborn might never even wear since mum and dad probably have 100 others to get through.  

It’s always a struggle buying new parents gifts for themselves and their little one, so take a look at the perfect gift guide that any new parent will really be grateful for. 

You can never have too many baby products and this Childs Farm kit is a must for new parents. The products are all travel sized which is perfect for throwing into a changing bag when the family is on the go and they’re gentle to use on baby’s skin.  

This little owl will become a newborn's best friend. You can even take this little guy on the go as it can be attached to cots, prams and even car seats. It plays four soothing sounds, such as a heartbeat, white noise and rainfall with adjustable volume settings. 

A baby bouncer can be a real life-saver - suddenly you can put your baby down for a few minutes and do the washing up, or maybe even treat yourself to a shower. New parents will LOVE you if you buy them this as a gift. 

New parents will feel a lot more at ease when taking their newborns temperature. This clever device is the perfect gift as it can easily track their baby's temperature and there’s even a fever alarm that alerts parents to temperature readings above 38 degrees.  

This soft cube can provide endless amounts of fun for any baby. It can be attached to just about anywhere and it’s easy to attach with the plastic ring. The different textures can provide different sensory experiences as well which will help the little one's development. 

Trying to juggle housework with a crying baby can be difficult. This baby carrier is the perfect solution, helping baby feel close to his parents and comforted while freeing up mum's and dad's hands. A carrier is great on walks when you don't want to take the pram, and sometimes all baby needs to feel comforted is to be close to you. 

There’s nothing worse than being unprepared for a teething little one, and you just never know when they will start. It’s really useful to have teething products on hand, so this mitt that attaches comfortably to baby’s hand is perfect for when those little toothies become irritable.  

Rear-facing car seats make it hard to know how your baby is doing while you're driving. This baby car mirror attaches to the backseat headrest, meaning you can keep your eye on your newborn on even the shortest of car journeys. 

Sensory development is important to baby's development, so rather that overloading mum and dad with cuddly toys, why not get some musical toys that can help stimulate the little one's senses. Each toy emits different sounds that help develop early music and sensory skills. 

This teething banana toothbrush is perfect to have around the house for when a baby starts teething. It’s also great for introducing the idea of brushing teeth. It’s made from silicon, and the peel handles make it easier for those little hands to hold.  

While this might be a group investment, new parents will cherish this camera just as much as those precious family moments. When parents take photos, they tend to end up with thousands on their phone but nothing physical to show, so they’ll really appreciate this gift. It's pocket sized, so it doesn’t take up much room in a changing bag either. 

Jewellery that parents can treasure is always a great gift, but this bracelet has a lot of benefits too. Amber can help ease teething pain and even soothes, encouraging sleep. This bracelet is perfect for little ones to wear on their wrists or ankles and help to comfort them naturally.  

Snot Sucker

£7.95 - RRP: £8.49

Yes, really. It sounds disgusting - and, well, really is. But this is a game-changer when your newborn has a snotty cold and there's no way you can teach a one-month-old baby to blow their nose. Trust us on this one. 

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  • Author: Samantha Ball Samantha Ball
  • Job Title: Freelance writer

Samantha is a mum of one, in a house full of boys. Her hobbies are long hikes, coffee tasting, and being a bit of an *obsessive* cleaner.

She also runs a blog Student Mum Diaries about what it’s like to be a student mum. 


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