When it comes to baby gifts, people often choose from the same small list of options: diapers, wipes, bath products, and cute outfits. But there are so many other practical, thoughtful, and adorable baby gifts out there. Here’s our list of 5 baby gifts worth every penny.
1. Shopping Cart Hammock
Eventually, parents have to leave the house with their baby. Since you can’t go shopping with the new parents every time to help out, give them a shopping buddy (and this one doesn’t drool or poop).
A shopping cart hammock makes grocery shopping or all those Target trips as a mom so much easier. It securely attaches to the shopping cart, and then you can either lay and secure a baby or a baby’s infant car seat on the hammock. It lets a baby comfortably and safely lounge while mom or dad shops and leaves the entire cart open for groceries. It even works for twins or if someone already has a toddler.
What parent wants to use a carrier or stroller or put a car seat in the basket—which isn’t safe and takes up too much space—when they’ve got the convenience of a shopping cart hammock?
2. Cloth Diapers
Don’t be grossed out. We know many parents hear cloth diapers and immediately cringe and think they could never use those. Hear us out. For starters, cloth diapers save parents money—like hundreds and hundreds of dollars while a child is in diapers.
If the money isn’t enough to convince you why you’ll get your money’s worth, cloth diapers are also better for the environment and usually healthier and safer for a baby’s sensitive skin. And GroVia cloth diapers come in a variety of styles and prints, so it’s easy to find the cloth diapers that work for a family’s lifestyle and budget.
3. Newborn Lounger
The Bobby Newborn Lounger provides a safe, snug place to lay a baby on when mom or dad needs their hands free. The cushioned, ergonomic design also makes this lounger great to use during feeding time and tummy time. But it’s many uses are just the start. This newborn lounger is also lightweight, portable, and it has a wipeable fabric and machine-washable pillow. The only downside is they don’t make an adult version so the two of you could comfortably lounge together.
4. Moses Bag
Yes, this baby gift will cost you the most upfront, but we promise you’ll get your money’s worth in no time. The Moses Bag is a Moses basket and diaper bag all in one—plus so much more.
Made for the modern mom, this stylish vegan leather bag has enough pockets to carry everything mom and baby need and still has enough room to comfortably carry a baby. It also offers a safe and comfortable place for a baby to sleep or sit up and play inside, and it transforms into a changing pad so parents always have a clean, cushioned spot to change a diaper.
Not just for newborns, the Moses Bag has easily adjustable and removable stability bumpers to grow with your baby. Travel-friendly, easy to wipe clean, water-resistant, and fashionably functional, this gift is worth the price tag.
5. Wooden Toys
Good-quality wooden toys are durable. Unlike many of today’s cheap plastic toys, wooden toys can withstand being dropped, thrown, and chewed on by babies and toddlers. They’re also better for the environment since they’re biodegradable and better for children.
Many wooden toys are considered open-ended toys; toys that can be used in a variety of ways and allow for more creativity, like wooden blocks. Wooden blocks don’t just have one use. A child can stack their wooden blocks into a tall tower or make them into different shapes. They can use them to build a garage for their toy cars or whatever else their imagination thinks of. If you gift wooden toys, they will be happily played with now and for years to come.