Best Gifts for Newborns

Best Gifts for Newborns to 6-Month-Old Babies [Infants]

Best Gifts for Newborns to 6-Month-Old Babies [Infants]

 

When it comes to deciding the best gifts for newborns, most of us get confused. That's because, unlike adults or kids, babies do not express their feelings. So, you don't know if they are going to like it or not! However, you can always go for things that are useful to them in some way!

Here's a gift list for your idea:

#1 Baby Skin Care Products

baby skin care

 

What's better than a baby skincare kit for a newborn? As babies have delicate skin, their mommies can apply the products to prevent any dryness, skin irritation, or rashes. You can either go for individual skincare products or an entire kit. We believe a complete kit would make a better gift as they cover all the essential products in one place. You can also save your money and time from research. However, if you want to buy the products individually, here are some gift ideas:

  • Baby soaps, body wash, and cleansers: To keep their body clean 
  • Baby shampoos: To wash their hair
  • Baby lotion: For moisturizing their skin
  • Diaper rash ointment: To prevent any skin irritation due to wet diapers
  • Baby oil: To massage their body
  • Baby powder: To keep the skin rash-free and dry

#2 Swaddle Blankets

Swaddle Blankets

 

Swaddle blankets are the perfect gifts for infants. It gives a comfortable and snuggly atmosphere to the babies for better sleep. It also keeps the baby calm and peaceful. Make sure to buy a cotton swaddle blanket as it's more breathable and soft. It's best to avoid any fabric that's stretchy or uncomfortable. For size, an ideal 42" x 42" is good to go! Also, consider these factors when buying a swaddle blanket as a gift for a baby:

  • Size/shape (square), material, and elasticity
  • Ease of use
  • Baby size
  • Lightweight
  • Adorable designs
  • Comforting and bright colors

#3 Baby Toys

baby toys

 

Babies love toys! They are fun to play with, plus they have numerous benefits. Toys can help babies to develop hand-eye coordination and motor skills. The right toy can help develop their senses and interaction ability. However, always choose safe toys for babies. Anything sharp or intense is a big no-no! You can go for balls, rattles, large rings, squeeze toys, etc. Look for items that are easy to hold or shake. You can also give them teething toys, lullaby recording, or soft dolls.

#4 White Noise Machines

For a useful gift, you can give them a white noise machine or sound machine. These devices can block all the household hubbub while providing a good night's sleep. It can also help the babies to sleep faster and longer by creating a comfortable womb-like environment. Make sure to select a white noise baby machine that produces low-pitched yet steady sounds. You can also choose noise machines that mimic the heartbeat of the mother. Look for other specifications like automatic shutoff, sound selection, time, portability, night light, and adjustable sound.

#5 Baby Furniture

Baby furniture is another great gift for newborns! Not only do they give a unique style to the space, but also make things easier for the parent. There are numerous essentials to include inside a baby nursery like cribs for tummy time, rocking chairs, dresser, changing table, and high chair. You can either give any one of these furniture or combine two of them together. For example, crib mattresses and lining make a great pair with the crib.

Note: Make sure that the products meet all the safety specifications. 

And, if you're planning something for the mom also, check our some cool gift ideas for her.

#6 Cute Baby's Clothing

gifts for newborns clothes

 

You can also give soft and comfortable baby clothes to the little one. Stretchy jumpsuits with envelope necks look adorable on babies. Also, as they are flexible, they could easily get over the baby's head. Some common baby cloth options include bodysuits, onesies (makes unique baby shower gifts), tops/shirts, frocks, dungarees, and sleepwear. While gift shopping for baby clothes, always give priority to comfort.

Thus, it's best to choose a light fabric with subtle colors like blue, white, pink, yellow, etc. The clothes should be of the right size to fit the baby. You can ask the parent about the baby's cloth size to avoid any confusion. However, if that spoils the surprise, select the size as per the age given on websites. 

#7 Play Gym/Activity Gym

Playgym baby

 

Play gyms are one of the best gifts for newborns to develop their motor skills. They are soft mats with arches to hang toys over the baby. Some of them have mirrors and lights to make them look even more attractive. Make sure to select well-padded mats with baby-safe mirrors for the play gym. Plus points if they have vibrant colours and amusing toy collections. Look for a Play gym that focuses on sensory areas through jingly elements or sounds.  Besides being a delight to the eyes, Play gym can help in the development of a baby's senses and cognitive development. The patterns, colors, and illustrations can help the baby to understand new things. 

#8 Baby Books

baby books

 

You must be wondering how a book would make a good gift for any baby. Well, the ideal age to start reading books to a baby is around 3 to 6 months. It's the age where most babies learn to focus on things. So, it's the best time to add activities like reading to their daily life. Make sure to choose books with attractive pictures and bright colors. Some of the best baby books (featuring stories and rhymes) for gifts include:

  • Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book
  • Peek-a-moo
  • Moo, Baa, La La La!
  • The Three Bears Rhyme Book
  • Butterfly Kisses
  • Goodnight Moon
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Go Dog, Go
  • Baby Happy Baby Sad 

#9 Others 

Besides the above-mentioned products, you can give various other items to the baby. This list covers additional ideas featuring gifts for both newborn baby boy and gifts for newborn baby girl:

  • Gift card 
  • Diaper bags
  • Gift set
  • Baby gear
  • Baby photo album
  • Machine washable baby bed linens
  • Pacifiers and teethers
  • Feeding essentials
  • Board books
  • Night light for babies
  • Bath time gift set

That's all. These were some of the best gifts for newborns. Hopefully, our list will help you find an appropriate gift for the munchkin!