Attention dads, grandpas, uncles, boyfriends, and brothers! I know that you all have a horrible time thinking about what to give all the tiny people in your life. If you aren’t a seasoned pro on babies, then this guide will help you find the best gifts for babies.
In this quick guide, I’m going to highlight a few of the best items to get for a baby. These things won’t break the bank and you will look like a rock star to the moms! Plus, by giving these gifts you’ll be helping those tiny people grow into brighter and more engaged kids!
Toys for Tots
This first gifts that come to mind when you think of kids are toys! However, you may not think that babies really have a need for toys since all they do is eat, sleep, and poop. But they need a lot more stimulation than just mom and dad making funny sounds and kissing all over their little bodies. That’s where Fat Brain Toys comes into play (no pun intended…ok maybe a little)!
Giving Mom & Dad a Break
Moms and dads play a key role in the development of their babies. Obviously, they provide food, comfort, language development, and a ton of love. Being a parent is one of the most demanding and rewarding jobs that we will ever have. Toys and activities play a key role in not only the development of our babies, but they also give mom and dad a little break!
Once our little babies are strong enough to hold their little heads up, it’s time to introduce them to an activity center and eventually a walker. These toys will keep them busy for hours and allow moms and dads to take a little break to get some things done around the house. Albee Baby and Amazon have some of the latest and greatest activity centers. There is nothing better than giving one of these as a gift to your tiny person!
Dress the Baby
All babies need clothes. Babies grow so fast and what they fit into two weeks ago, may no longer fit today! It’s so frustrating for moms and dads to keep up with the outfits of their little ones, so one of the greatest gifts you can give are new outfits!
Carter’s and Osh Kosh B’Gosh have some of the cutest and trendy outfits for babies and they are always running sales so you could easily pick up a few cool outfits! Make sure that you check with mom and dad (mom especially) on what size to get before you pick out an outfit. That tiny person might be six months old, but they could be wearing nine-month clothes!
Unless you live under a rock, you should know that on average all babies wear diapers for at least the first 2 years. Outside of baby food, this is one of the most costly expenses parents provide for their babies. Giving the gift of diapers and wipes is one gift that moms and dads will truly appreciate!
Some parents have a preference for what brand they use, but you really can’t go wrong with any brand unless you buy the wrong size! Make sure you check with mom and dad on the size before you buy. If you are feeling generous and you want to give an ongoing gift, you should check out The Honest Company. They offer monthly supplies of premium diapers and wipes in a single purchase or a flexible bundle subscription! If you choose a subscription box you can save at least 17% on all shipments!
There are tons of great gifts to give to babies. Although the baby might not appreciate it as much as mom and dad, you are on your way to giving the best gifts to that tiny person in your life. If you still need help finding a gift you can always send me a note and I can give you some more ideas. However, sometimes it’s best to just ask the mom or dad what their baby needs.