When it comes to giving gifts for newborns, it can be tough to find the perfect present. After all, your littlest love can't create their own wish list. Some of the best gifts for newborns, in fact, are actually gifts for parents of newborns—because they make life with a tiny one much easier. But in our list below you'll also find products that my kid was legit obsessed with when he was a tiny peanut.
Get ready to shop all these adorable gifts for newborns:
These sheets will surely bring about sweet dreams—and believe me when I tell you, your little baby will look adorable snoozing next to such beautiful designs. These are game-changing for all those newborn pics you're gonna be posting on Instagram.
Sleep gowns are ideal for newborns because there will be a lot of diaper changing happening in the middle of the night, and these allow you easy access to their diaper without having to undo a lot of snaps or zips. The buttery-soft cotton fabric of this newborn sleep gown (and seriously cute matching hat) will keep your infant as snug as a love bug in a...well, you know.
Speaking of snug as a bug... if you want to give a luxe gift, these deliciously soft Sunday Citizen pieces—a plush blanket and matching hat with tiny ears—are extra extra soft and so adorable.
I didn't even know these existed until my neighbor gifted me hers! They help support baby's eye development as they start to discern between white and black, and it's also super fun for them to explore new images. My son, even though he is way into toddlerhood now, still loves to play with his flashcards and name the animals.
This play gym from Lovevery is versatile as it's built for babies to grow with it. Initially it's great for putting your newborn down in a safe space, but then it can turn into the best tummy time mat ever. As they sit up on their own they love playing with the different toys. Plus, the beautiful design means you won't mind it having a permanent place in your living room. (Read our full review here to see why we swear it's absolutely worth buying.)
This colorful toy is good for little ones to start discovering their motor skills and also play peek-a-boo with the cute animals. My son has had it since birth and the way he interacts with the toy changes as he grows older (it's so fascinating to watch).
What better gift to leave your children than the sweet and real memories from when they were tiny? This lovely memory book set includes a matching box and pouch and invites parents to share the big and little moments of everyday life with a newborn.
Apple Park's print onesies are almost too cute to handle. Honestly, I kind of want all of them in my size. They make several products with the same print so you can have your little one rocking a head to toe matching outfit.
This stuffed bun is not only adorable, but also super soft and sized just right. Your little one can hang out with their new friend on their play mat or keep it in their stroller as they take the whole world in.
There are so many things we love about this set of teethers. It comes with six different fruit shapes and is the perfect size for your newborn's tiny hands. They're made with a gentle, but sturdy, food-grade silicone that offer baby relief when they're cutting their teeth and they're dishwasher safe. Win win win.
You'll be using this one for a while mama. It's a good place to serve baby's first solids as they learn to sit up by themselves, and with the tray attached you can keep them entertained well past mealtime. As they grow, you can turn the seat into a dining chair or play table chair.
This carseat cocoon will keep your little tiny one super comfortable during the coldest months of the year without interfering with the safety of their car seat. The cocoon is placed over the car seat and can even be used when clicked onto a stroller. Bonus: They come in several different stylish colors. 🙌
This super high-quality blanket from max + moose is ideal to have handy wherever you go with your baby. It's perfect for them to play on while you prepare dinner for the rest of the family, or to keep their feet warm and toasty while you stroll around the park. The quality is superb, so chic and well-made.
Repeat after me: Swaddles are magic. All kidding aside, newborns love being swaddled because it reminds them of being inside the womb (that's why in hospitals they give your baby tightly wrapped like a burrito). This one will help them feel cozy and safe while also allowing them to freely move their hands inside. We love that once they are ready to go arms out, they can.
Newborns shouldn't sleep with anything near them for safety reasons, but you can have this lovey around for play time or trips in the stroller while supervised. Once they are 6 months old, you can start introducing them to the lovey at nap times and bedtime. But in the meantime, it's a super cute product to play peek-a-boo with.
Keep your newborn bundled up and warm without lots of extra bulk in a puffy down snowsuit. The bottom zips together newborn sleep-sack style, but also zips apart into separate legs as baby grows stronger (and wigglier).
A gentle body wash and lotion set specially formulated for newborns makes for a thoughtful upgrade on the everyday drugstore bath products you (or your new-parent friends) probably already have in the tub. This duo is moisturizing, light and mild, with packaging so pretty you hardly need gift wrap.
Meet your baby's new best friend. All the textures, tabs, colors and crinkles of this sensory lovey toy are irresistible to babies, for whom developing those fine motor skills is basically a full-time job (whenever they're not sleeping). It's also machine washable, easy to tuck into a diaper bag and built to stand up to lots of grabbing, gnawing and mashing.
This baby dome allows you to take your baby wherever you go (and keep them safe). The side mesh allows air to flow through to keep them comfortable, the dome itself is SPF 50 and the flat surface makes it safe for sleep. Even better, it folds up for storage. We've used it everywhere from the park to the beach to our living room to keep our dogs away from our baby.
Your newborn may seem like they'll be nursing or bottle-feeding forever (especially when you're on your third late-night feeding session in as many hours), but in about 6 or 7 slow-but-so-fast months, they'll graduate to solids. Be ready for the big moment with a stylish feeding set, including a mess-catching silicone bib, tray, spoons and a plate with suction cups on the bottom to discourage frisbee-style flinging.
Babies love toys that feature texture and noise, and this adorable mint ice cream cone rattle delivers the goods with its waffle-knit cone, satisfyingly squishy "scoop," and soft rattle sound.
Babies are champion droolers, and while it's kinda cute, it's also a liiiiiiittle bit gross (in a sweet way). Plus a drool-soaked onesie is a recipe for chafed, irritated baby skin. Enter the stylish alternative to the terry-cloth velcro bibs we all used to sport as babies: These absorbent, soft bandanna-style bibs come in adorable patterns and are made muslin that gets more dreamy-soft with every wash.
A lovey and a teether all in one, this ultra-soft plush is machine-washable and so sweet to cuddle with. It may not be the giraffe-iest looking giraffe you've ever seen, but one look at its sweet goofy face and your little one will be too in love to care.
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