Eight Most Useful Baby Gifts for New Parents
By Lisa Eclesworth
Becoming a new parent is one of the most exciting times in anyone's life. However, it can also be rather overwhelming. As such, receiving a gift that helps to make this incredible time that much more enjoyable is something any new parent will forever treasure.
1. Bottle sterilizer
Cleaning bottles by hand or waiting on a dishwasher to be able to use a bottle gets old rather quickly. Consequently, a bottle sterilizer is a godsend because most new parents are overwhelmed, exhausted, and strapped for time. For instance, with just the push of a button, a bottle sterilizer automatically kills up to 99.9 percent of germs, and it also dries the bottles. Finally, many sterilizers ensure the bottles remain sterile in the unopened unit for up to 24 hours.
As any parent can attest, there can never be enough bibs. For instance, babies make messes every time they eat, and a baby without a bib at dinner means another outfit change and a growing laundry pile. Additionally, babies drool. In fact, they drool quite a lot, leaving clothes soggy and uncomfortable. A bib that is soft, cute, and durable is a thoughtful gift that any parent will appreciate.
3. Changing mat
Having to change a new baby while out visiting friends and family can prove tricky as not everyone has a changing station ready and waiting. Fortunately, a changing mat eliminates any worries new parents might have about finding a place to safely change their baby’s diaper. Additionally, changing pads that are portable come equipped with a variety of conveniences that make this necessary task that much easier. For instance, many include large pockets to store diapers, creams, and wipes.
A stroller is a coveted gift as it allows new parents to get out of the house to visit friends, go to the park, or simply walk around the neighborhood. Of course, every parent has different needs. Fortunately, there are a variety of baby strollers to choose from, ensuring you will find one that best matches the needs of the parents and their baby. For instance, a compact stroller is great for parents who love to travel as this type of stroller is designed to fit in the storage areas located in the cabins of most airlines.
5. Nasal aspirator
Keeping a sick baby comfortable is of utmost importance for the sick infant as well as the parents. Additionally, listening to a baby struggling to breathe through a stuffy nose can be very stressful. Fortunately, a nasal aspirator allows parents to remove the phlegm in a safe, hygienic manner. Quickly freeing the nasal passages of mucus allows both the baby and the parents to rest easier.
6. Pacifier thermometer
Keeping abreast of a sick baby’s temperature should never be a stressful endeavor. Fortunately, a pacifier thermometer makes taking a baby’s temperature as easy as placing a pacifier in a baby’s mouth. Once in place, parents can easily read the temperature without having to remove the pacifier. For added convenience, many come with an alert feature that glows when a fever is detected as well as a beep that signals when the reading is done. Finally, many incorporate a memory feature that recalls the last reading. This is an invaluable feature that will help parents monitor their infant’s temperature.
7. Baby mirror for your car
Any new parent will instantly love a baby mirror for the car as there is nothing more stressful than not being able to see their beautiful bundle of love at all times. Because the mirror attaches to the headrest of the rear seat in which the baby is located, parents can easily enjoy a great view of their little one at any time by simply looking in the rear-view mirror.
8. Play gym
A play gym brings with it benefits beyond giving parents the ability to take a break for themselves while their baby has fun exploring. For instance, baby gyms are designed to help facilitate the development of a baby’s hand-eye coordination and eyesight. Additionally, as babies grow, a baby gym helps them to develop strength and coordination as they learn to interact with the gym in new and fun ways.
About the author:
Lisa Eclesworth is a notable and influential lifestyle writer. She is a mom of two and a successful homemaker. She loves to cook and create beautiful projects with her family. She writes informative and fun articles that her readers love and enjoy.