Between juggling all the new responsibilities from late-night feedings to endless diaper changing, work and unavoidable household chores, new parents are often stretched too thin. If you’re looking for some unique and thoughtful presents to help make parenthood (and adulting) more stress-free and manageable for the new parents in your life, you’ve come to the right place!
From innovative gadgets to essential self-care goodies, here’s a roundup of the best gifts for new parents that would make their life simpler and easier:
For babies, shushing triggers a natural calming reflex as it mimics the relaxing hum of life inside the womb. This is what makes the Baby Shusher a miracle worker for new parents as it emits rhythmic, soothing human shushing sounds instead of white noise to gently lull a fussy baby to sleep. The sound can be set for 15 or 30 minutes, depending on the baby’s needs. Its wireless and compact design ensures that the device can go anywhere the baby goes. Plus, it comes with a handy wrist strap making it easier to carry or tether to the car seat.
This nifty stroller organizer will make trips and outings less stressful for busy new parents by helping them organize all the essentials systematically—from pacifiers, baby bottles and toys to keys and wallet—so they can be easily accessible when needed. It features three compartments that are spacious enough to store bottles, coffee cups, toys and snacks and a large zipper pocket to safely stash your valuables.
Your skin needs a whole lot of TLC after giving birth—which is why this postpartum recovery kit from Palmer makes for a thoughtful self-care present for new moms. The skincare set includes a soothing nursing butter to heal sore and cracked nipples, luxurious body oil to diminish the appearance of scars and stretch marks and even the skin tone along with a firming and toning body lotion and bust cream to promote healthy and supple skin. All the skincare essentials are dermatologically-tested and formulated without toxic ingredients like parabens and phthalates.
This practical diaper bag organizer kit is a godsend for all new moms and dads. The set includes a diaper pouch to hold everything from diapers and wet wipes to creams and baby powder, a bag for clean clothes to store all the extra onesies, pants, socks, etc. for backup while away from home and a wet bag to stash all the dirty or wet items so your diaper bag stays clean and fresh. In addition, it comes with a snack bag with stretchable mesh pockets to carry bottles, cups, utensils and snacks for everyone and a toy bag to store binkies, rattles, baby books, etc.
With HD night vision, two-way audio, sound and motion detection notifications, a 130″ wide-angle view and a room-temperature sensor, the Owlet Cam baby monitor makes for a thoughtful present that allows new parents to hear and see their little one from anywhere. Plus it’s easy to set up and uses an AES 128-bit encryption and TLS connection to Wi-Fi, making it safer than analog monitors.
This baby formula dispenser from the future simplifies the process of preparing a bottle for feeding by taking the guesswork out of the equation. Just add water and formula in the airtight containers at the top and the device automatically mixes, heats and dispenses formula or water. It features three temperature settings (room temp, body temp and warmer than body temp) and works well with most formula and bottle brands. Plus you can easily connect the machine to your smartphone to mix formula from wherever you are as well as keep track of the baby’s feedings.
Newly minted moms and dads would appreciate this efficient essential oil diffuser that can help combat the lingering nasty stink of a dirty diaper pail or spit-up. In addition, its quiet operation and auto-shutoff feature makes it a great addition to the bedtime routine. The soothing mist not only promotes relaxation but also helps tackle dry indoor air that can often cause itchy eyes, stuffy nose and scratchy throat.
This bestselling baby food maker makes food prep a breeze with its simple four-in-one setting that allows you to warm, defrost, steam or blend anything from fruits and veggies to meats and fish in 15 minutes or less—eliminating the need for pots, pans, blenders and microwaves. In addition, the BPA-free device is easy to clean and comes with an auto-shutoff feature for added safety.
Designed by child development experts, Lovevery’s play gym helps parents connect with their little one while simultaneously supporting the child’s learning during important developmental phases. The award-winning set includes thoughtfully curated toys—like organic cotton teethers, batting rings and picture cards—designed for specific ages and stages of brain development. In addition, all items are crafted with sustainably harvested wood, organic cotton, nontoxic paint and baby-safe plastics.
Let’s face it, between work, household chores, feedings and other unskippable baby duties, new parents typically don’t have the energy (or a lot of time) to meal prep and plan elaborate meals. Instant Pot’s 10-in-1 smart cooker is an ideal holiday present for stressed and overwhelmed new moms and dads who are tired of ordering takeouts. Besides cutting down cooking time, the versatile cooker allows users to do everything—from choosing a recipe to actual cooking and releasing steam through a simple smartphone app. Plus it’s dishwasher- and stovetop-safe and induction compatible.