Fantastic Gift Ideas for New Parents
New parents are faced with a variety of stresses and difficulties once gifted with one of life’s greatest blessings—a new baby. Do what you can to make the adjustment period easier and find a heartfelt gift that they will surely appreciate.
Make it Personal
Baby gifts are a dime a dozen, and no doubt by the time the baby has arrived, the new parents have received all the necessities or simply bought them themselves. However, you can take your gift idea beyond generic versions available in every store. Getting the new parents baby gifts that are personalized is always a great idea. You can get them a necessary item, such as a blanket or a Bible that will instantly become a keepsake unlike any other.
New parents have a host of things to worry about; proper nutrition and car safety being just two of a long list. Ease their worrying by purchasing a practical item that will keep their child in the safest of conditions during a long drive. Safety can also mean proper hygiene. Buy the new parents a pacifier that automatically closes upon being dropped. Never again will they have to worry about baby boy or baby girl popping a dirty binky back into their mouth.
For an item you’ll wish you had when you were little, check out the medicine dispensing sippy cup. Parents can easily hide cough medicine in its container and it will gradually release small bits of the necessary medicine along with gulps of their child’s favorite drink.
Dinner is Served
The first few weeks after the baby comes home can be a difficult adjustment period. Sleepless nights and a new little person to cater to makes staying healthy more of a chore. Cooking scrumptious and satisfying meals will be the last thing on the minds of new parents, so help them avoid the drive thru line for the fourth night in a row and take over by making a delicious dinner that they can enjoy. Use a great crockpot recipe to create food in bulk that they can enjoy the night of, then freeze the rest for a future evening that they can easily pull out and reheat. If you live far away, send them a delivery meal from a company like Plated that comes with all the necessary ingredients and requires simple put together for a quick but nutritious and delicious meals. They will be thrilled to know you’ve saved them a trip to the grocery store.
Make Bed as Comfy as Possible
What’s the most important commodity that parents miss out on with the arrival of new baby? Proper sleep. Anything you can provide to make the sleep they do get a more quality experience will be appreciated more than they can say. Whether it be a set of high-quality sheets that they couldn’t splurge on for themselves, a set of sleep masks to darken any room for better shuteye, or aromatherapy oils to make breathing calmer and easier, they will appreciate your thoughtful gift and hopefully rest better than ever.
There are a variety of baby bath items that are truly lifesavers. Select a padded bath mat caddy that protects a mom or dad’s knees and provides perfect pockets for baby necessities, or look for a bath cradle that will transform any sink or tub into a baby-appropriate washing space.
Send in the Cleaners
A clean space is essential, especially for a new baby who is susceptible to dust and bacteria. Make cleaning their home easier on new parents by ordering them a subscription of a cleaning service. If you can’t afford to spring for a professional cleaning service and you live in the area, take an hour or two out of your week for the first month to help them keep the place spick and span.
It’s been said a million times, but I’ll say it once more. There’s no better gift you can give new parents than time. Offer to watch the baby for a few hours, and let them have a date night or simply time to sneak in an overdue nap. They’ll love the chance to just relax and they’ll have peace of mind knowing a trusted friend or family member is watching their most precious cargo.
Make the day of the new parents in your life with a gift they won’t expect. Whether you choose a practical item that new baby can use every day, or a present designed to treat mom or dad, they’ll be more than appreciative.