Heading to a baby shower to celebrate a first time mama is super exciting. Everyone is happy, there’s probably food and maybe even some drinks for the guests. A family is now beginning and that brings on so many emotions for mom, and others involved. It can also come with the pressure of finding that perfect gift. In theory, you want to give them a gift that they’ll love and actually use when baby arrives. At Baby Logic, we love helping parents (and friends/family) welcome their new baby and shower them with love and items they actually will need. We’ve compiled a list of best baby shower gifts for the first time mom, to help you get her what she needs and will actually use (over and over and over). Keep reading!
TOP 13 BEST BABY SHOWER GIFTS FOR THE FIRST TIME MOM
We love the Ergobaby Omni for so many reasons. It’s versatile – meaning it can be used from birth until about 45lbs – and you don’t need an infant insert! You can also wear it 4 different ways to ensure you’re hands free to tackle life. This is one of my go-to baby gifts because I practically lived in mine the first year!
These magnetic jammies by Magnificent Baby are so soft and make nighttime (or anytime!) diaper changes a breeze. No snaps, no zips, just soft magnets that basically fasten themselves. They feature mitten cuffs in the itty bitty sizes and grippy feet are featured on the larger sizes to accommodate your child as they begin to move around more.
The DockATot Deluxe+ is also one of my go-to baby shower gifts. I never left my house without ours! The Dock provides a safe place for supervised lounging, cuddling, playing, tummy time and diaper changes. It’s award-winning and its unique breathable fabric provides a safe space for baby. There are numerous cover options available to match your mood and taste, and you can even accessorize with a toy arch, cabana kit or travel bag!
This is not your average sound machine! The Hatch Rest+ truly does it all. This eliminates the need for so many different sound makers/monitors/nightlight/etc. It features custom lights and sounds, 2-way audio, a toddler lock, battery backup with corded option, wifi – so you can control it from anywhere, a sleep trainer AND MORE! THIS GIFT WILL CHANGE THEIR LIVES!
The Halo BassiNest has evolved over the years to include several different styles and budgets. What hasn’t changed though, is the convenience it allows you by having baby close by, but in a safe sleeping environment. Its 360 degree swivel design is especially great for breastfeeding moms and moms recovering from a c-section. The lowering side wall provides easy access to baby and the waterproof mattress keeps messes at bay.
The haakaa is taking the breastfeeding world by storm. This little manual breast pump is great for discreet pumping while traveling or anytime you need to express some milk discreetly and quietly. You can even use it on the other breast while nursing to collect any milk let down so nothing is wasted. This is a great, inexpensive yet 100% useful, gift for any mama that hopes to breastfeed her new baby. It’s a diaper bag essential for sure!
This is the stroller that dreams are made of! The BOB Alterrain Pro has incredible suspension, a hand brake, adjustable handlebar, is compatible with several major car seat brands – to make a travel system, has several large storage pockets and front swivel wheel. It off-roads like a boss and will never hold you back on an adventure. I took mine EVERYWHERE! Soccer fields, trails, camping, shopping, etc. You name it, I did it with this stroller. I actually shed an actual tear when I sold my BOB once my kids outgrew it!
A great monitor goes a long way – especially one that you can view from anywhere! The Owlet Cam provides a secure, HD stream with wide angle view. It features 4x zoom, room temperature data and sound/motion notifications. You can grant access to grandma so she can see her little bundle, or peek in from when baby is with a caregiver. The addition of the Smart Sock is a great addition and elevates your child monitoring game by providing heart rate and oxygen levels in real time, plus many more features. Stay tuned for it’s new launch!
This seat continues to be my favorite for many reasons! The Britax Gen 2 Flexfit provides a safe haven for your little bundle while out and about. It features SafeCell technology, a steel reinforced base, 2 layers of side impact protection, premium LATCH connectors and a machine washable, removable cover. This seat is compatible with many strollers to make a travel system and is suitable for children from 4-35lbs and up to 32″ in height.
This carrier is great for the newborn phase. It allows you to keep baby close without the confusion of wraps or slings. The Ergobaby Embrace carrier is soft, yet structured enough to keep baby in a safe position and is suitable for babies from 7-25lbs. This is a great option for being hands free while at home, when your little needs to be close but you need to get some things done.
The Willow Breast Pump is convenient pumping system for busy moms. It allows for 190 to 360 degrees of mobility when using either reusable containers or self-sealing bags. You pump directly into the storage bags and can track and monitor your milk volume and pumping history. This pump will give that pumping mama added freedom to tackle her day.
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