Moms and Dads

7 Practical Gift Ideas for First-Time Parents

Navigating parenthood for the first time can be daunting. So for those looking to help them out, here are some gift ideas to get first-time parents.

Becoming a parent for the first time is truly an incredible and transformative experience. However, it can also be overwhelming, especially when it comes to figuring out what the little one may need. If you’re stumped on what present to get a new mom and dad, you might want to buy them a thoughtful and practical gift to help them navigate this new and exciting chapter in their lives. Here are some great and practical gift ideas for first-time parents!

Gift Ideas for First-Time Parents

1. Diapers and Wipes

One of the most practical gifts you can give to new parents is a supply of diapers and wipes. This might not be the most glamorous gift but they will be extremely grateful for it! Babies go through a lot of diapers and wipes in a day. And these supplies can quickly add up in cost. You can opt for eco-friendly brands like Noopii or ECO BOOM to help first-time parents stock up on quality diapers.

Diapers can be a good gift idea for first-time parents

2. Newborn Care Classes

Thanks to technology, there are so many classes that first-time or soon-to-be parents can attend to help set their expectations when the little one is born. A newborn care class is a great gift to give so they can welcome their baby with certainty and confidence. Through this class, they can learn tips on how to feed, bathe, and soothe their infant. It can also include all the items they’ll be needing to care for a newborn. Check out the Birth Basics Workshop or classes held by The Parenting Emporium.

Newborn care classes are also a practical gift idea for first-time parents

3. Meal Delivery Service

New parents often struggle to find time to cook and prepare meals, especially in the first few weeks after their baby is born. Gift them a meal delivery service from GeLai, which offers holistic postnatal recovery meals for moms, or Quisina, which provides healthy ready-to-cook, or ready-to-eat meals. This will help take some of the stress off of meal planning and allow them to focus on their new bundle of joy.

Meal delivery services

4. Baby Monitor

A baby monitor is an essential item for any new parent. This allows them to keep an eye on their little one while they are sleeping or playing in another room. Look for a monitor that has a good range, clear sound, and video capabilities like the Timeflys Marathon Baby Video Monitor or the Xiaomi Mijia IP Camera.

Baby monitors

5. Nursing Pillow

If the new mom plans to breastfeed, a nursing pillow can be a lifesaver. This type of pillow helps support the baby and takes the strain off the mother’s back and shoulders while feeding. Try to look for a pillow that is adjustable and has a removable cover for easy cleaning.

Nursing pillow

6. Personalized Storybooks

A personalized storybook is a very sentimental gift that parents and their kids can treasure for years to come. It can be something the parents can read to their child every night as they grow up, and the fun part is that it features their child as the lead of the story. Paper Trails Books creates books about milestones, celebrations, or any story that families are willing to share with them!

Personalized storybooks

7. Baby Clothes and Accessories

Finally, you can never go wrong with cute baby clothes and accessories. Consider gifting first-time parents with onesies, pajamas, hats, booties, and blankets. Look for soft, comfortable fabrics that are easy to wash and care for. For premium pieces, check out Bunnybean Baby.

Baby clothes and essentials

There are plenty of great gift ideas for first-time parents. Giving them something practical will make their lives a little easier. Meanwhile, giving them a sentimental item is something they’ll surely appreciate, too. Whatever you choose, the new parents will no doubt be grateful for your thoughtfulness and support!

Read more stories for first-time parents:

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