Parent Aid

Gifts for anyone with a child, it takes a village, and every little helps!

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".

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.

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.

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!

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.

Hatch Baby Grow Smart Changing Pad and Scale

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.

Pico Car Seat

The Pico Car Seat is a fantastic gift for parents of a two year old and up. This car seat is a baby travel essential that makes any child safe on a car trip. It is super light and compact, weighing only 8 pounds, and it’s firm and strong, with an aerospace-grade aluminum frame.

Pockit Lightweight Stroller

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.

Children Safety Strap Car Seatbelt Pillow

Comfortable support for a child's head and neck on the car, the Baby Children Safety Strap Car Seat Belts Pillow Shoulder Protection is a baby travel essential. Road trips will never be the same with it. Made from micro-suede fabric, this seat belt cushion is very easy to clean and has a super soft touch for the child's cheek and shoulder.

Earplug for Airplane Travel

The Earplug for Airplane Travel is amazing for babies and toddlers, who are usually bothered by noises, especially on airplanes. The noise reduction rating is of 20 decibels, enough to relieve the discomfort of the variation in the air pressure and to reduce harsh noises. They are safe, comfortable, and disposable.

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.

Cozy Cover Easy Seat Portable High Chair

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!

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

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.

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.

3 Sprouts Play Mat Bag

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.

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.

Delta Children Playard

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!

Silver Cloud Counting Sheep Bouncer

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.

LulyBoo Portable Infant Bed

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

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.

Infantino Grow with me Activity Gym and Ball Pit

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.

Baby Einstein Neptune's Ocean Discovery Jumper

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?

Tiny Love Super Mat, Black & White

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.

Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottle

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!

MiniDream Baby Musical Jumbo Playmat

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.

Lil' Spout Belly Blanket, Gray Elephant

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.

Soft Foam Baby Play Mat

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!

3 Sprouts Diaper Caddy - Elephant, Pink

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!

Lanbeibei Kids Wireless Electric Toothbrush

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 Baby Storage Basket Organizer Bin

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?

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"?

Ready to Rise Children's Sleep Clock

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!

3 Sprouts Hanging Wall Organizer

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!

3 Sprouts Book Rack - Lion, Yellow

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!

Organic Muslin Everything Blanket by ADDISON BELLE

A useful, luxurious blanket to give as a gift for a one year old! The 100% Organic Muslin Everything Blanket by ADDISON BELLE is a four-layer everything blanket, made from the finest quality organic muslin cotton and finished with non-toxic reactive dyes. This is ultra soft and extra large, great for taking anywhere to use as a playtime or surface blanket, stroller cover and more.

Cloud b Twilight Turtle Purple Nightlight Soother

Cloud B Twilight Turtle is a plush toy that transforms any room into a starry night sky to help comfort children to sleep. From within his plastic shell, Twilight Turtle projects a magical constellation of stars onto bedroom ceiling and walls in three soothing color options. This makes an excellent 2nd birthday gift. Twilight Turtle's shell illuminates to help ease children's fear of the dark. The Twilight Turtle includes eight actual constellations within the star pattern.

Melissa & Doug, Let’s Play House!

Playing house is a great way for kids to develop confidence and responsibility whimsically. This Melissa & Doug toy is a great birthday gift for a toddler. The Let's Play House Pretend is a six-piece play set that gives kids all the housekeeping tools they need to keep it clean. Sized just for children and built to last, the broom, mop, duster, dustpan, and hand brush are comfortable to use and easy to store. This set enables kids to learn to clean up after themselves, using tools that perfectly fit them - if there's a second birthday gift out there that parents will thank you for, this is it.

Comotomo - Baby Bottles

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

Premium Organic Cotton Baby Swaddle Blankets

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

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!

Aquascale Digital Scale & Thermometer

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.

Smart Temporal Thermometer

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

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.

Itzbeen Pocket Nanny Baby Care Timer

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.

Ergobaby Carrier, 360

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.

Bumbo Floor Seat

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.

WEKAPO Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Chair

Were you overwhelmed the last time you visited your parent friends and saw all those stuffed animals everywhere? Then this is a fantastic birthday gift for their kid (and them!). The WEKAPO Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Chair turns stuffed animal chaos into functional storage that works just like a bean bag chair, ideal for reading, snuggling, or lounging. It is extra large and can hold up to 100 various size stuffed animals.

Play Mat and Toy Storage Bag

Looking for a gift for that 4 year old who loves cars? Well, the Play Mat and Toy Storage Bag is a fantastic birthday gift choice. Cars that are under the bed, on the floor, and in the dog's basket won't be everywhere anymore, they'll be on the roads on this Play Mat! The Play&Go bag is a simple and effective solution for toy storage and its lots of fun. Made from pure cotton fabric, it has a portable design that makes it a great toys storage sack for the beach, the park, holidays, or trips to visit grandparents.

"I Can Do It" Reward and Responsibility Chart

Kids love prizes. The Kenson Kids "I Can Do It" Reward and Responsibility Chart encourages a child to be more responsible and self-reliant. This fantastic 9th birthday gift features 20 different chores and behaviors to choose from in the chart and 45 reusable stars that kids will love to earn. This chart develops positive self-esteem in kids, besides the motivation to make things independently like getting dressed, brushing their teeth, making the bed, and more!

Just Between Us: Mother & Daughter

Mothers and daughters will bond and share things with each other with the help of this deluxe hardcover journal. The bestselling “Just Between Us: Mother & Daughter” makes an excellent 12th birthday gift to strengthen any mother-daughter relationship. It features fun mini quizzes, and thoughtful writing prompts that pave the way for them to discuss many things.

Portable Reusable Toilet Potty Training Seat

The Travel Portable Reusable Toilet Potty Training Seat Covers Liners with Carry Bag is a baby travel essential - it is compact, has a lovely design and allows parents to potty train their toddler anywhere on the go. This amazing gift idea features the toddler potty seat in bright colors and cartoon images, the foldable or unfoldable toilet seat cover, and includes an excellent plastic zip waterproof storage and carry bag,

Baby Movement Monitor

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.

iBaby Air Smart Baby Audio Monitor

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

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.

Bluetooth-Enabled high-tech Baby Swing

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

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.

Travel Crib - Backpack Portable

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

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.

Infant Airplane Seat - Airplane Comfort System

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.