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Top 10 Baby Gifts

Updated: May 7, 2019

Whether you're expecting or you're looking to be the friend with the best baby gift at the shower, this blog is for you!  And when you're through, head over to my new Newborn List! A completely FREE list of everything you need for a brand new baby!

10) Summer Infant Complete Nursery Care Kit

The Summer Infant Complete Nursery Care Kit reminds me of the little kits I used to use with my dolls.  No worries... this is the REAL deal and what a deal it is!  This nursery kit is sure to be one of the top baby shower gifts.  It has everything you could possibly think of.  Oh... it also comes in blue as well.  See the complete list of what's included here:  Summer Infant Complete Nursery Care Kit.

9) Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier

Yes, strollers are fantastic but trust me when I tell you, the Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier is going to be such a time saver.  It's good for babies 8-32 pounds. There are going to be times when you are not about pulling out and setting up that stroller.  There's also going to be times when you have the inevitable chore list and your little one does not want to cooperate.  This carrier is definitely going to be one of your favorites.  Oh... there are also nearly 1600 reviews on Amazon for this particular infant carrier so you know just how great it is!  You can read the reviews or you can buy it here:  Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier.

8) Playtex Diaper Genie

Yes!  Yes!  Yes!  You are going to want The Diaper Genie.  Best invention EVER!  This one comes completely assembled and it's ready to use immediately.  We like that kind!  It's got a foot pedal and an air tight closure to keep the stinkies tucked away where they belong.  You can get this Diaper Genie here:  Playtex Diaper Genie.

7) Gerber Birdseye 3-Ply Prefold Cloth Diapers

I make it a point to recommend these to every new parent and they always thank me up and down.  Now, you may already be aware of this little money-saving tip.  If so, please feel free to move down to the next.  These are exactly what they look like... Gerber Birdseye 3-Ply Prefold Cloth Diapers.  Yes, I would most definitely say this brand is my highest recommendation when it comes to cloth diapers.  However, that's not what I'm thinking when it comes to the intended use.  I used these as feeding / burping cloths.  Not only did it save me hundreds of dollars in fancy bibs, they're super absorbent so those feeding leaks are immediately absorbed AND they're 100% cotton.  SO much softer than those itchy bibs!  They wash well too!  You can get them here:  Gerber Birdseye 3-Ply Prefold Cloth Diapers.

6) Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat

I'm fairly certain it's the same today as it was when I had my little ones.  You will NOT be permitted to leave the hospital unless you have a car seat for your new baby.  The absolute best one I've found is the Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat.  Now, car seats aren't cheap so investing in one that will give you many years of use is a very smart idea.  This one goes from 5 pounds to 100 pounds.  Having a boy?  Don't let the photo deter you.  It comes in 9 different color variations.  You can see them all here: Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat.

5) Metene Medical Forehead and Ear Thermometer

This would most likely be the most appreciated baby shower gift for any expecting mommy.  The Metene Medical Forehead and Ear Thermometer.  While none of us like to think about our babies being sick, it's inevitable.  Being so easy and practical, I can guarantee you this thermometer will have it's fair share of use.  You can also rest easy knowing that it went through some serious FDA clinical testing.  It's actually recommended by medical experts because it's so reliable.  There are quite a few other features and you can see them here:  Metene Medical Forehead and Ear Thermometer

4) Fridababy NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator

Making a conscious effort to stay on topic, let's talk about the "not so glamorous" parental duties... The Fridababy NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator.  Fun times (not really)!  Back in the day, we had what resembled a stumpy round turkey baster.  We've come a long way guys.  Thank goodness!  This one also has more than 8,000 reviews so you know it's awesome.  Personally, I like the fact that this nasal aspirator was invented by doctors.  To new parents, that's extremely comforting to know.  Add the disposable filters and the fact that it's BPA & Phthalate free, you can't go wrong with this one.  Read more or buy it here:  Fridababy NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator.

3) Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad

The obvious necessity for new mommy's and daddy's... The Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad.  Best idea to hit the market!  When my "babies" were little, I had the basic, boring changing pad.  This one here is not just awesome, it's awesomely safe!  Not only does it have the contoured sides and safety strap, it has a non-skid bottom.  Impressed?  Me too!  Read more about this one right here:  Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad.

2) Graco Premium Foam Crib and Toddler Bed Mattress

The Graco Premium Foam Crib & Toddler Bed Mattress.  We all know that when we think "baby", we think "Graco".  They're simply one of the top baby item suppliers around.  As a result, we trust they too want the best for our little ones.  That definitely holds true for this mattress!  Read the fantastic features or buy it here: Graco Premium Foam Crib and Toddler Bed Mattress.

1) Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor

If you want to talk about a must-have, this is it!  The Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor has more than 18,000 reviews on Amazon.  What does that tell you?  A LOT of people are buying up this baby monitor and for good reason.  This is the first ever baby monitor to have an interchangeable optical lens.  You can actually customize the viewing angle and the zoom.  Pan, tilt and zoom with a remote!  How cool is that?  You can see more photos and all of the features right here:  Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor


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