Baby shower essentials

    18th September, 2019

There are baby shower gifts, and then there are baby shower essentials. Be the friend that nails it by picking up something mom actually needs.

If you've never had a baby, the idea of a baby shower might have you wanting to book an emergency flight to Barbados and hiding out until it's over. Don't worry, not only is there an app for that, there's a customized list of the best baby shower gifts and essentials to make sure you can walk out of there with your head held high. Zero flights required.

Baby Cotton Panda Hooded Towel Bath Robe

Adorable. Fast service.

Who doesn't love baby pandas? In this case, we mean it literally: a baby dressed up as a panda. This Hooded Towel and Bathrobe will keep babies dry and warm. The 100% cotton panda design is soft, absorbent and durable. It's perfectly suited for 0 - 12 months babies, which makes it a super cute baby shower gift!

bamboo bamboo Easy Feed Baby Suction Bowl and Spoon

My little is 7 months old and learned how to use this spoon on the first try. High *green* quality, will definitely be buying more from them as my son progresses on his food journey. Very easy to clean.

After spending the first few months bottle and spoon feeding babies, it often comes as a relief for parents when their toddler can start to eat on their own. However, that is a learning process that can get quite messy. Why not make their lives easier with this Baby Suction Bowl and Spoon Set? The powerful suction base grips to the table, eliminating spills. The bowl itself is made of natural baboo and will not harm children. Perfect baby shower gift? Check!

3 Sprouts Baby Storage Basket Organizer Bin

Love this hamper! We have three children and have used a number of various styles of hamper, and this is my favorite for the kids! Sturdy canvas structure, cute characters and colors, handles for carrying to and from the laundry room, and the handles fold down to make a hole in the top that kids can use to fill the hamper on their own (my older kids like making a game out of that).

Have you ever seen a baby or toddler manage to keep their clothes clean all throughout the day? Neither have we! That is why we think this Laundry Hamper for Nursery Clothes from 3 Sprouts will make any parent happy! It's not only cute with the little purple octopus on the front, but it's also very functional. Easily store children's clothes in this washable 100% polyester hamper. Do you really need to keep looking for a better baby shower gift?

Miaro Kids Growth Chart

Very cute and durable. My wife and I put this in our daughter's room and it goes so well with the rest of the decor. My daughter got a hold of it one day and it was all still in one piece. The measurements are accurate (I double checked). Great buy.

Watching children grow up, both literally and figuratively, is part of a parent's job. Why not help parents and children keep those memories alive? The Miaro Kids Growth Chart is made of canvas with a wood frame and features fun designs that will fit any child's bedroom. Keep those memories alive by drawing and writing on the canvas! It comes in a decorative box, making this the ultimate first birthday gift!

3 Sprouts Hanging Wall Organizer

This is so cute! It's the perfect little organizer for a nursery or anything really. We purchased it as a gift and the girl we gave it to, her family has all complimented us on it and asked us where we found it. They absolutely love it!

Looking for a cute and useful baby shower gift to give the nursery that extra touch? Then the 3 Sprouts Hanging Wall Organizer might be just what you need! New parents can store everything they need in the four generous pockets, from diapers and wipes to clothes and toys. It is easily hooked on the back of any door and it's easy to clean. And the cute giraffe design is magnificent!

Ready to Rise Children's Sleep Clock

I love that this compact little device serves so many purposes! It serves as a clock, alarm clock, sound machine, nightlight, and sleep trainer all in one! My daughter loves that the “face” on it goes to sleep when it’s bedtime and the green light lets her know it’s morning and time to wake up.

We all know how important sleep is for new parents, right? Well, why not give them a hand with this baby shower gift: the LittleHippo Mella Ready to Riche Children's Trainer. Besides showing children when it's time to get out of bed, it also serves as an alarm clock and it features a night light and sound machine. The new parents will certainly thank you for this useful, durable gadget!

UrbanHello REMI Baby and Children Sleep Tracker

The UrbanHello REMI is a night light, sound machine, sleep tracker, sleep trainer and baby monitor all in one. The 5-in-1 Baby and Children Sleep Tracker for toddlers keeps track of their sleep schedule and teaches them stay in bed until it's time to get up. It also serves as a night light and plays mp3 music through a bluetooth speaker. And on top of all that, the baby monitor also allows for secure two-way communication with smart phone notifications included. Can you say "perfect baby shower gift"?

Gund Baby Animated Flappy The Elephant Plush Toy

Very cute!. Each of the two songs/dialogues lasts about a minute and the ears flap hilariously in sync with the sound. Our granddaughter and several other babies have been enthralled with it. Makes me laugh every time too!

Do your ears hang low, do they wobble to and fro? This Gund Baby Animated Flappy Elephant plush toy doesn't just sing, it also dances and flaps its ears to the music. And that's not all, this elephant plush toy will also play peek-a-boo, which young children will love! You can stop looking for that first birthday gift, because you've found it!

Baby Bandana Drool Bibs and Teething Toys

These are really great drool bibs. They are soft and are a good size for larger babies (cotton front and microfleece back). The teether is a very soft but durable rubber. It is attached to the bib by a snap and can be removed for cleaning.

If you've ever been around babies, you know that they drool. And you probably also know that new parents go through several bibs a day to keep their baby dry and clean. That is why we recommend this 8-pack set of Baby Bandana Drool Bibs as a baby shower gift! Made with 100% organic cotton for maximum absorption, and a layer of polyester fleece for extra absorption and comfort. The bibs are completely machine-washable and can be tumble dried as well. Perfect for daily use!

LeapFrog Tumble & Learn Color Mixer

Such a fun toy! Our 6 month old grabbed for it from the minute it came out of the package and it keeps her entertained for 20 minutes at a time- by far the longest of any toys she has

This LeapFrog Tumble & Learn Mixer is not just a fun but also an educational toy! The construction truck will teach colours, shapes and numbers during playtime. Babies can even learn how to mix and match colours, or just listen to songs and add their own sounds to them by pressing the buttons. So if you're looking for something that combines fun and education, this is the perfect baby shower gift for you!

Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother Crib Toy

Love this product. The songs playlist is really great. My son loves it, I talk with him about the animals it has and the colors, great learning tool. Just an overall great product

You know what can make a baby shower gift perfect? If it helps babies sleep better! And that's exactly what this Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother Crib Toy with remote does! It lights up and plays soothing ocean sounds. The sounds and lights will gradually dim, to help babies fall asleep quicker. And it has a remote control to make it easier to turn on and off.

Click N' Play Assorted Colorful Bath Squirters

Great set of bath toys that don't break the bank. These should be replaced frequently as they will grow mold inside of them if water is not emptied completely. This set is super cute!

Bath time will quickly equal playtime with this Click 'N Play Assorted Colorful Bath Squirters. The 12 different sea creatures in bright colours come with a mesh organizer that can be attached to the wall with suction cups. The toys are not only soft and squishy, but they also squirt water to make this baby shower gift even more perfect!

Lanbeibei Kids Wireless Electric Toothbrush

This sonic toothbrush is very nice!The brush head is soft that doesn't hurt your child‘s oral cavity.I bought it for my nephew, who lives with us.The toothbrush cleaned his teeth very well, and it worked better than expected!

Teaching young children to brush their teeth is not easy. That is why the Lanbeibei Kids Wireless Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush makes for such a perfect birthday gift! Not only does this toothbrush look great, it also makes brushing your teeth into a game that no child can resist. This toothbrush is suitable for children aged 2 to 10 and has a 360° brush head.

3 Sprouts Diaper Caddy - Elephant, Pink

This caddy has been SO useful for our infant. The hedgehog is adorable and our baby loves looking at him while being changed. It fits plenty of diapers plus wipes, vaseline, rash creams, and hand sanitizer easily. The handle makes it convenient for carrying from room to room so we really just need the one caddy for the entire house.

This 3 Sprouts Diaper Caddy will fit nicely in every nursery as an organizer basket. Help the newborn's parents keep organized: diapers, wipes, bibs, lotion, ... Everything fits in this diaper caddy. And the cute pink elephant design is not only decorative but also easy to clean. What an amazing baby shower gift!

Soft Foam Baby Play Mat

I love this mat set. The animals and shapes can be removed. But best of all is the thickness. My kid is at an age where he's top-heavy. Sometime when he's crawling around, for no apparent reason, his head will dip forward and hit the floor. I don't have to worry about it with this mat. It's very thick and soft on his noggin when he gets top-heavy.

Play mats make for amazing baby shower gifts, especially when they are made of soft foam and in the shape of interlocking floor tiles like this version right here. As an added bonus, it also includes a soft foam tile fence to keep balls and toys inside during playtime. And to top things off, the tiles are waterproof, easy to clean and they meet all quality standards!

Vulli Sophie The Giraffe New Box, Polka Dots

BABY CRACK, this is pure baby crack. I have 4 kids. I used to think it was CRAZY for people to spend $20+ on a giraffe toy yet on my 4th, my 3 month old baby, I decided to splurge and go for it. He's teething and has no toys so I bought the giraffe and OH MY GOD! He love love loves it, he chews on it, licks it, and won't let it go. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Looking for a gift for a teething newborn? Then why don't you take a look at Vulli Sophie The Giraffe. This teething toy has been made of 100% natural rubber from the Hevea tree. Sophie is easily recognisable thanks to her spots and the squeaker inside. She's very flexible and easy to chew to soothe sore gums during teething.

Ergobaby Carrier, 360

* Versatile; I've used it (5'9'', 135lb), my husband uses it (6'3'', 215lb), and my aunt used it (she's about 5'5'') and we all liked it * It's easy to grab and bring somewhere with you, unlike a stroller/carseat/etc * Keeps your baby within reach at all times (eases the child-snatcher paranoia), and keeps strangers at the grocery store from touching your baby with their germ-y hands

Make expecting parents happy with this excellent baby shower gift. The Ergobaby Carrier is a machine washable carrier that fits babies from 4 to 36 months without an infant insert, and 0-4 months newborns with the insert. The Ergobaby Carries allows natural breastfeeding and includes a UPF 50+ tuck away hood to protect baby from sun and wind.

Muslin Sleepsack Swaddle Wearable Blanket

This sleep sack was so helpful in the summer months for our newborn. Swaddling was key to getting him to sleep, but the fleece sacks were a bit on the warm side. This muslin sack is much cooler and allows airflow. The swaddling pieces have a lot of Velcro to help get a nice wrap. I also like that you can wrap your child with arms down, hands out, or arms out, as this helps to extend the usability of the product.

The original Halo 100% Cotton Muslin Sleepsack Swaddle Wearable Blanket replaces loose blankets in the crib for a safer, more comfortable environment. An brilliant option for a baby shower gift, these are made with 2 layers of lightweight, ultra-soft cotton muslin, exceptionally breathable for optimal airflow.

Itzbeen Pocket Nanny Baby Care Timer

This product is brilliant. Very handy. Didn’t want to use an app on phone so this was useful

The Itzbeen Pocket Nanny Baby Care Timer is such a useful gift for a baby shower or a new parent. It helps sleep-deprived new parents to remember baby care details. This timer is a great way to communicate the baby's needs with grandparents, baby sitters and day care providers, and a fantastic tool to help first-time parents understand the needs of a baby. It also has a soft glow nightlight, that helps parents find their way around the baby's room at night without waking the baby.

BABYBJORN Bouncer Balance Soft

Absolutely the best bouncer ever made ( saying this as a father of 4 kids from newborn to a 16 year old). We've seen them all, now we have the only one we'll ever need. This is perfect for traveling too. This was the best investment, and I'd buy it all over again if I had to.

The BABYBJORN Bouncer Balance Soft is an ergonomic bouncer with a soft and snug design that is suitable right from day one. A great baby shower gift, the newborn will develop motor skills and balance from the fun and natural bouncing movement of the BABYBJORN. The fabric seat is easy to remove and machine washable.

iBaby Air Smart Baby Audio Monitor

Product came on time and works as advertised. Installation is easy, it takes less than 1 min.

The iBaby Air Smart Baby Audio Monitor, Temperature & VOC Detector is definitely a baby travel essential. It detects harmful elements for babies in the air, and air humidity, temperature, and sounds - all that while sending alerts to the parents’ phone or tablet. It makes a thoughtful gift: it also works as a night or reading light, and as a two-way audio speaker to use as a baby monitor, play music, or record voices to soothe the baby.

Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor

Worth every penny for peace of mind, especially during the high SIDs risk age range. Easy to pair to your phone for monitoring but you don't need to for it to work. The base will alarm with a noise and color if oxygen or heart rate levels drop. Comes with multiple size booties to fit a growing baby.

One of the best baby gadgets out there, the Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor keeps track of blood oxygen levels and heart rate. This monitor is a fantastic gift for parents who need better sleep at night without having to worry too much. If anything appears to be wrong, the parents will be notified with light, sound, and app notifications.

Bumbo Floor Seat

Perfect fit for my 3 month baby that even being so little she just wants to be sitting down. This is a great seat for my baby. He has learned to sit up better and straighter in this seat. It also builds his neck muscles. It holds him in very well.

Contoured for ultimate sitting support, the Bumbo baby floor seat helps infants to sit up during playtime, feeding time, and story time. This baby support seat is made of a luxurious, high-quality foam similar to the foam used in modern day car seats. The soft, contoured seat provides the baby with support and comfort while they sit upright for floor activities, which improves and encourages proper posture.

Baby Movement Monitor

This has literally been the best purchase I have made for our daughter. She has stopped breathing a few times in her sleep. Twice was just long enough for the vibration to wake her. So the alarm didnt go off, but it made her breath. It gives us peace of mind at night knowing that shes got something on her that will gently wake her, or us, if she stops breathing.

This super useful Baby Movement Monitor is a wearable device which can be attached to a baby’s diaper to monitor their abdominal movements. This baby travel essential makes a thoughtful gift for a newborn’s parents. This monitor alerts the people around if the baby’s abdominal movement is weak or less than eight movements/minute, detects if no changes happened for 15 seconds, and vibrates in an attempt to resume the movement.

Premium Organic Cotton Baby Swaddle Blankets

These swaddles are great and affordable. They are breathable and not too thick or too thin.

The Premium Organic Cotton Baby Swaddle Blankets are cute, soft and incredibly useful. A great baby shower gift, these blankies come in stylish and trendy designs, a beautiful addition to any nursery. The newborn you’re gifting will love the feeling of this incredibly soft and breathable organic cotton, which can be used for swaddling, as a lightweight blanket or a burp cloth. Any new parent will want several of these multi purpose blankets.

Baby Swaddle Blankets for Newborns

Outstanding selection! Colors, unisex patterns, fabric quality and everything makes these swaddle wraps just amazing! The Velcro is made from very high quality materials. does not make any noise when taken off. Such a great quality swaddle wrap I purchased online. As per manufacturer instructions, I washed them right after receiving them and didn’t see any discoloration.

It is broadly accepted that swaddling newborns will make them feel safe and sound, and in turn, sleep better. It can, however, be a very real challenge to get a traditional swaddle blanket to work correctly. Save your new parent friends, or yourself, some serious frustration, and get some velcro involved. Each blanket measures 21x26 inches and is 100% breathable, elastic, ultra soft, easy to use and comfy. The great for babies from 7 to 14 lbs!

3 Sprouts Book Rack - Lion, Yellow

This is a great book rack. The image is clear and cute, and it is super easy for kids (or parents whose arms are full) to put books back in.

Reading to kids is often an important part of the evening routine. And the older they get, the more books they collect. So what do you think about this 3 Sprouts Book Rack as a first birthday gift? The wood frame and polyester shelves are decorated with a big yellow lion. It's the perfect height for toddlers to rummage through their favourite books!

Comotomo - Baby Bottles

Works great, keeps everything super warm, easy to clean. Best Baby Bottle for my Breastfed Baby!

A traditional baby shower essential, baby bottles are essential to a newborn. The Comotomo - Baby Bottles - Baby Feeding pack features innovative design to most closely mimic natural breastfeeding. Including two 5-ounce baby bottles in pink or green and two 8-ounce baby bottles in pink or green, this pack has naturally shaped, soft, silicone nipples. They are ideal for babies who have trouble transitioning from nursing to bottle-feeding

Smart Temporal Thermometer

This thermometer works flawlessly. It is also very accurate. I have no complaints at all regarding the device and highly recommend it.

Every parent, especially a new parent, needs a thermometer. If you're interested in giving a useful and practical gift for a baby shower, the Withings/Nokia | Thermo – Smart Temporal Thermometer is an excellent option. Designed with 6 infrared sensors that take over 4000 measurements, this is a high precision thermometer that allows accurate forhead readings, freeing parents from wrestling wrigly infants to get an oral or underarm reading.

Love To Dream Swaddle

Our baby’s favorite swaddle I absolutely love this one! With this one there was no struggle. He was perfectly content as I zipped it up because he naturally sleeps with his arms in that position if I leave him unswaddled.

A great baby shower gift for any future parents, the Swaddle UP is a wonderful alternative to traditional swaddling blankets, or a handy option to help transition a baby away from a full swaddle. The Love To Dream Swaddle UP is a stretchy blend of cotton and Elastane designed to be snug and cozy around a baby's torso, contain baby's arms, encouraging a long, restful night's sleep for Mom and baby. With the Swaddle UP, there are no complicated wrapping techniques required and no risk of dangerous loose blankets in the baby's crib.

Kids Milk Powder & Snack Storage Container

The funnel is great to ensure clean transfer to bottles. It’s also super cute which is an added bonus! Very cute product that can fit a lot of formula.

The Kids Milk Powder Dispenser & Snack Storage Container is an extremely convenient baby shower or newborn gift. Made with food grade pp and BPA free material, this container is dishwasher safe and is suitable for newborns. Any parent will love how easy this is to use: simply unscrew lids pour formula or food out.

Aquascale Digital Scale & Thermometer

Perfect as a baby shower gift Grandson loves his tub

A great baby shower gift for gadget and data lovers, the Aquascale Digital Scale & Thermometer makes bathing the baby the funnest time of the day! This tub comes with a digital scale and a water thermometer, allowing new parents the peace of mind that their baths are the perfect tempreature, and allowing them to closely monitor a new baby's weight.

MiniDream Baby Musical Jumbo Playmat

Super soft and comfy for my newborn! This is the best one I’ve seen and this is my 4th child! The playmat is comfortable enough that a baby actually wants to lay on it to have tummy time and relax. Well worth the money!

Parents often have their hands full with toys and trinkets trying to keep their babies entertained. Why not give them some time off by getting them this perfect baby shower gift? The Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Baby Play Mat and Activity Gym has music, lights, squeakers, rattles and mirrors. The big, cushioned mat is comfortable for babies to lay on, and comes equipped with a tummy time pillow and two toy bars.

Twice Blessed Silver Toned Table Top Frame

Love this frame! Great quality and really cute! I would definitely buy another frame from this company.

Shopping for a gift for newborn twins? Well, what about this Demdaco Baby Frame that reads "Twice blessed"? This beautiful picture frame for 4" x 6" photos is made of ceramic, with metal and glass details. It's a personalized gift to celebrate the arrival of twins, and can both be placed or hung.

Owlivia Organic Cotton Baby Sleeper

I've bought in all patterns and sizes bc I love the style and quality! I take a bleach pen to the collars where he spits up and they get washed almost daily. They hold up grea

Making sure their babies sleep comfortably and as long as possible is every new parent's top priority. So why not make their job a little bit easier with this Footed, Long-Sleeved Sleeper by Owlivia? It's made from 100% organic cotton to ensure maximum comfort for that sensitive baby skin. It also zips up front, with an interior zipper guard and chin guard for extra protection. Do you even need to keep looking for that perfect baby shower gift?

Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottle

Love these bottles and so does my son! Very easy to clean and the sterilizer is easy to use. Plus, it is large so it holds a full set of four. I’ve even put up to six sets in there! The air vent makes a big difference in the air my baby consumes. I wouldn’t use the bottles without it

A Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottle with AirFree Vent Gift Set contains all the essentials to get started with bottle feeding. The AirFree Vent helps babies swallow less air, which prevents colic, gas & reflux. The gift sent contains 2 9oz bottles, 2 4oz bottles, a pacifier, a formula dispenser, a microwave sterilizer, a bottle brush, a transition cup and one soft spout. A useful gift for newborns and their parents!

Lil' Spout Belly Blanket, Gray Elephant

Very cute. Plush and provides great/ample padding. Quality is good. I would say this great for a newborn - 3-4 months.

This Bearington Baby Lil' Spout Belly Blanket come sin the shape of a gray elephant stuffed animal. It makes for a perfect baby shower gift because it's luxuriously soft, machine washable and durable. The plush playmat will protect babies from hard surfaces during their playtime and tummy time.

Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Teething Toy

Worth every penny. I thought it would be bigger, but I am glad it is not. It is a really good size for the baby to hold/carry around. It has a bunch of different things in which the baby can interact with. It also has a removable teething ring that you can wear on your arm.

The Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Baby Activity and Teething Toy is a fun, colourful gift for newborns. It crinkles, rattles and squishes to keep babies entertained. It also features loops, rings and a detachable bandana teether! The different patterns, textures and sounds for multi-sensory play.

Infant Hooded Baby Rompers

I love this! So soft! Havent put him in it yet and havent washed it so cant review the fabric yet but it shipped nicely and in great condition and we love it. Came super quick! 3 day

Can you look at this baby shower gift and not go "aww"? The Tueenhuge Flannel Romper comes in different animal shapes: a panda, a rabbit and a penguin. The animal onesies are made from quality flannel and feel super soft and comfortable to the touch. The hooded pajamas are available in various colours and sizes. Choose yours now!

Baby GUND Stacker Stuffed Animal Plush Toy

Cute stacker for baby hands and well sewn toy.

The Baby GUND Playful Pals stacker Ring Set features five stuffed animal plush toys that can be stacked on an equally soft base. The giraffe on top also doubles as a rattler and the entire set is made with special heather fabric. Oh, and did we mention that it's entirely machine-washable? What a great baby shower gift!

Pull Along Puppy Pal Toy

Really lovely toy well worth money. I gave it to my niece and she liked all different dog voice. She is also pulling rope which makes different sounds. It came with good quality

What's cuter, puppies or babies? That's what the people at VTech must have thought when they designed this Pull Along Puppy Pal Toy, a perfect gift for newborn babies. Pulling it along helps kids to develop their motor skills and the songs it sings teach numbers and colours.

Skip Hop Explore and More Musical Egg Shaker Trio

This product is absolutelt perfect for even the litlest of hands. Very durable product witnessed from them being thrown around a couple times by my little guy. Super easy to clean. Each shaker has a different shaker sound which is super cute

This fox, owl and hedgehog are musical shakers that each make a unique sound. The Skip Hop Explore and More Musical Egg Shaker Trio are easy to hold for babies and are designed with bright colours and playful textures. They make a perfect baby shower gift for 3-month-olds and up.

Baby Einstein Neptune's Ocean Discovery Jumper

This has been the best thing we have ever bought our kid. He absolutely loves it, and it keeps him occupied so we can get things done. A complete life saver.

The Baby Einstein Neptune's Ocean Discovery Jumper is a jumper seat that will keep any baby entertained! Children will be able to bounce to their heart's content, while playing with the underwater toys attached to the jumper. They can turn around 360° degrees to look around and access all the toys and the battery-operated sea turtle will help them learn numbers and colours in 3 languages. Best baby shower gift ever?

Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Jitter Stroller Toy

So cute! Exceeded expectations. I didn't realize it literally jitters when I purchased it but it was a nice surprise. Baby likes looking at it, hanging in the stroller bassinet.

Looking for a fun and playful toy as a baby shower gift? The Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Jitter Stroller Toy is very soft and shaped like a cloud. It is easily attached to a stroller bar or baby carrier, and it vibrates and shakes when you pull the handle. The other attachments make crinkly and squeaky sounds, sure to delight any newborn!

Tiny Love Super Mat, Black & White

I LOVE this mat! It’s padded thickly, perfect for our hard wood floors, and large enough that I can sit on it with him. It’s really brightly colored and has interactive crinkles and hooks to attach toys. I’ve washed it in the washing machine (air dry) several times and it’s held up great.

Is the newborn you are shopping for out of this world? Then this starry night themed Tiny Love Magical Tales Super Mat in black & white makes for a perfect baby shower gift! The mat is equipped with a mirror, a crinkly star, a teething toy, a peek-a-boo house and colourful, satin ribbons to encourage playtime, cognition and gross motor skills.

PAUBOLI Kimono Robe

I’ve ordered so many of these baby kimono onesies, they are so cute and most importantly easy to put on. Also the nice thin cotton material makes it very comfortable for baby to wear on hot summer days. Definitely recommend it.

If you are looking for a truly unique baby shower gift, then this Pauboli Kimono Robe for newborns might be just the thing! These Japanese pajamas for infants are made of 100% cotton yarn which is super soft and also super absorbent. They don't restrict fussy or mobile babies and they snap on the bottom for easy diaper changes.

Yoee Baby Fox Newborn and Baby Development Toy

Since day one my son has loved his baby fox. We’ve nicknamed it foxy and he goes everywhere with it. The rattle noise catches his attention, he loves the soft tail, it’s easy for him to hold and he chews on the ring on the bottom even though he hates other teething rings. It’s a must have!

The Yoee Baby Fox is a premium Multi-Purpose Toy for Newborns and Babies. It has a soft feathered tail to stimulate touch, a silicone teething ring and it makes rattle sounds for hearing development. And all that is wrapped up in a playful character made with high-contrast colours. They thought of everything when designing this gift for newborns.

Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Baby Teething Toy

The fabric is so nice. I almost don't want my son to play with it because it's so nice! I don't want him to get it dirty or ruin it lol. But of course I did give it to him and he loves it! There's different textures for him to touch and the teethers are great quality. I also like how there is a rattle attached as well. The ears have that crinkle sound. Every baby should own one of these.

We think a Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Baby Activity and Teething Toy would make a perfect baby shower gift for any newborn! It's made up of a multi-sensory rattle and features different textures for babies to explore. The bandana teether is easily to detach and use separately and it's PVC and Phthalate-free. And last but not least, all of this is presented in the shape of a cute, little puppy. What's not to love?

Burt's Bees Baby Shampoo & Wash

I highly recommend this product if your child has eczema! Diaper rashes & any other kind of rash. I used different products and it wasn't working. Burts bees calming was the only thing that helps my son's sensitive skin. I have 3 boys & this product does wonders. Thanks burts bees your a life saver.

What do you think about natural and safe baby care products as the newborn gift you've been looking for? Burt's Bees Baby Shampoo & Wash is an all-in-one shampoo and body wash to clean baby's hair and skin at the same time. It's 99,9% natural and clinically prove to be safe for that delicate, sensitive newborn skin. The Shampoo & Wash does not irritate the skin or sting the eyes and is plant-based with proteins that naturally moisturize skin.

Playgro Loopy Loops Ball

This is a brightly colored soft toy with silky ribbon loops and different patterned fabrics. It is a good size, maybe the size of a navel orange, and easy for baby to pick up, squeeze, shake, or drop. There is a bell inside the ball which adds to the fun. The mirror panel on one side always captures my grandson's interest!

This soft and colourful Playgro Loopy Loops Ball has many different features to keep newborns entertained. The different loops make it easy for children to grab ahold of and it makes a soft sound when shaken or thrown. There is also a mirror on the bottom and a loop to hang it off a toy bar or other. This ball is not only fun, but will also help improve the babies' fine motor skills. What more do you need in a baby shower gift?

Milkbarn Newborn Gown, Hat and Blanket Set

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the design of the box..keepsake type..you can put babys info on the inside when they are born. has the mittens built into sleeves and perfect size for newborn. THE SWADDLE blanket is more like a THIN scarf material but perfect for summer baby

Ensure maximum style from day one with this gorgeous swaddle blanket, gown and hat gift set from Milkbarn. The muslin swaddle blanket and the cotton gown and hat are all organic and decorated with white elephants on a grey background, and come in a matching keepsake box. This set has to be one of the best baby shower gifts out there, to say we're obsessed would be an understatement!

Natural Wooden Baby Teether Toys

This is such nice quality. I personally bought this for just toys for my kids to play with, but this would make such a nice made in USA baby gift. Such great, great wood and quality.

Keep a teething baby content with these wooden baby teethers. Made in the US, and organic too, these are a great gift for a newborn to help develop fine motor skills, soothe aching gums, and are convenient for parents to carry around.

Bowbear Adorable Newborn Socks

Adorable! Very good quality. I love them...

These adorable bootie socks are not just adorable, they also have non-skid material at the bottom for young children's protection.The playful and colourful designs are sure to keep the child entertained! They fit 0-12 months olds and are made out of cotton, polyester and spandex. Perfect for any newborn!

Tiny Love Soothe 'n Groove Mobile

This was such a great purchase for my son. He really enjoys laying in his crib, babbling to his little friends and kicking at the buttons. I bought this when he was just a month old and he still enjoys it at 3 months old.

The Tiny Love Soothe 'n Groove Mobile makes an amazing gift for newborns and toddlers. The mobile moves softly and contains 18 different melodies, either soothing for napping or energetic for playtime. Extra features are the nightlight and the possibility to remove the mobile to entertain toddlers with the separate music box.

3 Sprouts Play Mat Bag

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. This mat is a great buy and must have for new parents. The material is sturdy and great. It’s breathable too so works wonders for tummy time. The fabric is durable, but comfortable for our baby. The design is adorable too, I have received so many compliments.

Perfectly practical, this adorable toy storage bag and playmat is great for parents who are on the go, making it easy to carry and layout toys from place to place. Adorable animal prints: choose from hedgehog, elephant, fox and more. It's also soft and easy to clean, and under $30, making it one of the best baby shower gifts we've seen.

Rub A Dub, Who’s in My Tub?

Love this set! It is even cuter in person. Great material and held up well during wash. Shower gift for my grandson, big hit at the shower!

This "Rub A Dub, Who's in My Tub" gift set combines reading and playing in the bath! It contains a 100% cotton hooded elephant towel, a storybook and the 3 accompanying bath toys. Shipped in a beautifully packaged gift set, this makes for a baby shower gift that will bring heaps of fun to the newborn and parents.

Delta Children Playard

It is bigger than pack and plays. Very sturdy. Easy to put together to use. Comes with a bag to pack it in if you want to take it with you. Design is very....cute! Colorful ! Hoping to use this for many years.

No baby trousseau is complete without a playpen! This 36inch² playpen from Delta Children features a colourful print with giraffes and elephants. It is collapsible and comes with a travel bag with handles to make it portable and perfect for travel. It meets the highest standards and certifications and makes for a useful and beautiful baby shower gift!

Bunny Rabbit Play and Activity Floor Mat

Looking for the best baby shower gift? Then look no further! This Play and Activity Floor Mat is so soft and plushy, any newborn will love it! The cute Bunny Rabbit design will endear the new parents, and they will surely appreciate the fact that it's washable and made of 100% polyester.

NEQUARE Portable Tent

This baby beach tent and sun shelter is a must-have for new parents who want their newborn to safely be able to spend time outside. The NEQUARE portable pop up tent is easy to set up and package away, won't take up much space and blocks up to 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays. Thanks to the premium nylon fabric, it's not only waterproof, but als ventilated and mosquito-free.

Disney Lion King Crib Bedding Set

I'm satisfied with my purchase and see no difference between these and other sets costing way more. Very soft and works great in my baby's crib! Zero complaints.

Bring the jungle into a newborn's bedroom with this Disney Lion King Simba's Wild Adventure 7 Piece Nursery Crib Bedding Set. The two fitted sheets are made from 100% cotton for maximum comfort and fit perfectly with the Simba and Nala-featured comforter. The set also contains an earthy dust ruffle and three embroidered appliques to hang on the wall.

LulyBoo Portable Infant Bed

I cannot possibly say enough about how amazing this little invention is. I am a new mom who is exclusively breastfeeding and this has made all the difference for me. We put it on the bed so it is easy to just pick baby up in the middle of the night for feedings. It is so lightweight and portable. This will definitely be my go to gift at babyshowers!! Did I mention the cover is machine washable too! Amazing 😉

Are you looking for a multi-purpose baby shower gift? This LulyBoo Portable Infant Bed is a crib, co-sleeper, playpen and changing station all in one! The bottom is waterproof and the lining is machine-washable for easy indoor and outdoor use. It folds up into a backpack so parents can take it with them on the go. Extra features include a toy bar and movable canopy to shade babies from the sun.

Minnebaby Baby Nursery Organizer

I love it! It holds everything I need! Made really well too. I have it hanging up next to my changing table and I can’t believe how easier it makes things

Looking for a baby shower gift for organized parents-to-be? Or to help the less organized keep all essentials handy? Then this Minnebaby Baby Nursery Organizer and Diaper Caddy Organizer is the solution! It can be easily attached to cribs or changing tables and will keep everything parents need within reach. There is room for diapers, towels and wipes, but also for clothes and lotion or even some plush toys.

Silver Cloud Counting Sheep Bouncer

My baby loves this bouncer! We had a different one and he was forever hurting his feet on the bar from kicking his legs so we decided to get this one and it is 100% better for him plus it lies flat too! Always a bonus when they fall asleep, really easy to put together too

If you are looking to spend a little more for that perfect baby shower gift, then we recommend a baby bouncer. Bouncers are amazing to keep babies occupied and immersed in playtime. This Silver Cloud Counting Sheep Bouncer has a 2-position reclining seat, adjustable vibrations and 8 different musical tunes. It also comes with a removable toy bar and adjustable waist strap.

Luvable Friends Gift Cube

I love the variety of this cube. and the case that it comes in was perfect for small toys we had around for my son as well. There were alot of bibs in comparison but we purchased this because of that. Would definite recommend!

Don't know what to buy for that upcoming baby shower? How about a Luvable Friends Gift Cube? It contains 24 pieces of clothing made from 100% cotton and decorated in 15 possible styles. The 5 bodysuits, 5 tee tops, 2 pants and 12 bibs are all machine washable and optimal for everyday use. These soft, comfortable clothing items will make both babies and parents happy!

OXO Tot On-The-Go Drying Rack with Bottle Brush

This was wonderful to travel with. I used it to clean my baby's bottles and all the pumping equipment. Would recommend for all traveling mothers for pumping and bottle feeding.

This super useful travel item is loved by moms of new babies! The OXO Tot On-The-Go Drying Rack with Bottle Brush is a compact, all-in-one cleaning kit that can be used to wash bottles, breast pumps, and all baby's dishware. The brush is excellent at cleaning, and the drying rack provides enough space for ventilation and drying. This baby travel essential is a thoughtful gift for parents who need to go out and take baby’s bottles everywhere.

Cozy Cover Easy Seat Portable High Chair

We used this seat with our 10 month old son while traveling for 2 weeks. It worked on various chair sizes, even adjusted to fit over a high chair with broken straps. We really like how adjustable this seat is and we feel our son is secure with the shoulder straps, clip that goes around the bottom of the chair, and the drawstring that tightens on the chair-back

The Cozy Cover Easy Seat Portable High Chair turns any chair into a high chair for babies. It is a baby travel essential for easy seating anywhere. The cover seat has shoulder straps and a back strap for safer use, and they can be set up with just a few clicks. This portable high chair is a lovely gift for a new baby - it’s also machine-washable and comes with a convenient light carry bag that fits in a purse!

Infant Airplane Seat - Airplane Comfort System

I highly recommend this to any parent for either long or short flights. It is lightweight and supper simple to use.

Babies usually get uncomfortable on planes. That’s why the Infant Airplane Seat - Flyebaby Airplane Baby Comfort System is a baby travel essential. It attaches easily to the seat in front of an adult, and around their waists. This hammock makes a great gift and allows parents and their infants to have face to face interaction in any kind of plane seat.

Infantino Grow with me Activity Gym and Ball Pit

My daughter has been using this since she was a new born to now at 10 months. I did buy rings that attached and her hands easily knocked into. This kept her entertained and developed her hand eye cordination. It stayed packed away for a month or two when we moved and now that she is walking and crawling she loves it as a ball pit. She goes in and out and moves the balls around. Great toy that has kept her interest as she has grown.

How do you feel about a gift that will keep babies entertained for hours on end and give their parents a bit of peace at the same time? That is what you will be able to present to newborn parents with this Infantino 3-in-1 Grow with me Activity Gym and Ball Pit. This colourful turtle doubles as an activity gym mat or, by adding a circle of see-through netting, as a ball pit. The balls for the ball pit can be sorted in the turtle's head when not in use. And as a cherry on top, there is also a mobile included with colourful, squishy toys to keep the little ones interested.

SkyBaby Travel Mattress

Babies should be as comfy as possible during plane journeys. Usually, they don’t get their own seats, and that’s why the SkyBaby Travel Mattress is a baby travel essential. Lightweight and compact, this mattress fits nicely into hand luggage, or on the bag provided.

Frog Hooded Towel

What a cute hooded towel. I got this for a baby shower and wasn't quite sure about buying it without first touching it, but am glad I did. It is very soft and perfect for a new baby all the way up to a small toddler. It feels rich and luxurious and was a gift I was proud to give to a first time mother.

Do we even need to explain why this is the cutest gift ever for a newborn? This bright green, square towel is made of 100% cotton, which makes it super soft and comfortable for the skin of newborns. Its hood in the shape of a frog is not only a cute detail, but also makes it easier to swaddle babies and keeps their heads warm. And to make things even better, this towel is delivered in a beautiful gift box.

Travel Crib - Backpack Portable

The best baby gear item we have! For traveling and adventuresome families, you can't go wrong!

A lovely, comfy crib is all the bed a baby needs! The awesome Travel Crib - Backpack Portable, Lightweight, Easy to Pack Play-Yard is a baby travel essential for sure. It makes an excellent gift for babies and parents, designed with a light carrying case and with a fast 15-seconds setup. The access door can be left open or closed for a safer sleep - and the mattress is made from a thick, soft foam, approved by newborns and infants.

KidCo - GoPod, Portable Baby Activity Station

Love love love this thing!! Recently went on a Caribbean cruise with my 7month old. Was a life saver. She used it on the boat at the pool, where ever we ate. She used it at the beach. Allowed her the freedom to play and be upright.

Just because the family is traveling it doesn't mean that a baby can’t have fun. The KidCo - GoPod, Portable Baby Activity Station is the only thing babies need to be entertained at home or on-the-go. This baby travel essential makes a lovely gift for little ones who want to be entertained anywhere - and inside a safe and comfy seat.

Bluetooth-Enabled high-tech Baby Swing

The best invention ever made for a baby. If only they did one in adult size!! Helps sooth baby in minutes if not seconds. A must buy!

Regular swings don’t swing babies with the same movements parents do. The 4moms mamaRoo 4 Bluetooth-Enabled high-tech Baby Swing though, has 5 different swing movements, that imitate parents bouncing. One of the best baby gadgets, this baby swing has a soft, velvety surface, and machine-washable fabric seat. It’s a lovely gift, and parents get to choose between motions like car ride and tree swing, and from five different speeds.

4 in 1 Steam Cooker and Blender

By far my most favorite baby item. This thing is awesome. So Simple and clean and they cooked everything so well. If you are planning on making your own baby food. I highly recommend this cooker.

All babies should have their own baby blender. This is what the BEABA Babycook Plus 4 in 1 Steam Cooker and Blender is. Besides blending, it steams fruits, vegetables, meat, or fish. This is one of the best baby gadgets out there, able to prepare baby food in 15 minutes, and can be given to parents as a gift. It includes a mixing lid/smoothie filter, a spatula, and a recipe booklet.

NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

“NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children” by the award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman is a fantastic gift for expecting parents, and parents in general. This excellent book is an in-depth study that investigates and discusses the strategies used by society to nurture children and the things we are doing wrong as a whole.

Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Parenting

A book about decision-making in the early years of parenting, the “Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool” makes a fantastic gift for a new or expecting parent. This is the second book from award-winning economist Emily Oster, author of runaway best seller "Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know".

Expecting Better

If you’re looking for a fantastic expecting parent gift, you’ve found it. “Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know” is written by the award-winning economist Emily Oster, and in this book, she debunks myths about pregnancy, by digging into the real data behind some of the best known pregnancy advice. Oster analyses the real effects of caffeine in pregnancy, the dangers of gardening, and more!

Bringing Up Bébé

“Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting” is one of the best expecting parent gifts out there for those who are seeking inspiration on how to raise their soon-to-be child. In this book, the American journalist Pamela Druckerman discusses how French parents parent in a way that their kids sleep all night long, play by themselves, and more.

Hatch Baby Grow Smart Changing Pad and Scale

The Hatch Baby is fantastic. As a new mom, it was amazing not only to know that my baby was growing and thriving, but also to get a sense of how much milk he was eating. This was also critical for when I was going back to work to make sure I understood how much I would need to be pumping. I highly recommend the Hatch Baby. Also, I love the easy to clean design!

New babies frequently need their diapers changed, and the Hatch Baby Grow Smart Changing Pad and Scale is the place to do that while measuring the baby’s weight! This lovely gift idea is one of the best baby gadgets out there. Besides the built-in, wireless smart scale, it also features the Hatch Baby App, a highly rated tracking app, that records nursing sessions, pumping amounts, sleep, and more.

The Happiest Baby on the Block

The Happiest Baby on the Block; Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer is one of the best expecting parents gifts out there. Any parent will struggle with sleep deprivation when they have a newborn, and the book will give them methods, tips, and tricks to calm a baby down, and get more sleep.

Munchkin Travel Car Baby Bottle Warmer

Whoever invented a bottle warmer that plugs into a car adapter is a genius. The Munchkin Travel Car Baby Bottle Warmer is a baby travel essential for sure, and a thoughtful gift for a new baby! It features a digital display that indicates the temperature and the remaining warming time, and it warms evenly in a few minutes. This bottle warmer is conveniently designed to fit most bottles and car cup holders.

Pockit Lightweight Stroller

Excellent compact stroller for travel. Not only is it super compact and portable (which is my go-to feature when it comes to kids stuff) but it feels super sturdy and well made. The fabric is soft and my husband and I (5'4 and 5'11) can both comfortably push it.

The Pockit Lightweight Stroller is considered the world’s smallest folding stroller, with a two-step folding design. This baby travel essential is suitable for extended travels or day trips and was built using high-quality, durable materials. The stroller is excellent for a new baby, as it is securely equipped with a safety belt and protective comfort pads, both adjustable for when the baby grows.