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43 Life-saving Gifts for New Moms (Must-Have Gear of 2018)

Great gifts for new moms can make the toughest job in the world a bit easier. From high-end electronics to classic and cozy options, this list contains some mind-blowing suggestions. You can choose from a wide selection of innovative sleepers and loungers that help both mom and baby – there is something amazing here for everyone.

gifts for new moms

DockATot

DockATot

DockATot is an amazing new snug and soothing environment for babies made with lightweight and comfortable fabrics that are safe and hygienic. This portable nesting station is great for supervised tummy time, playing, resting, bed transitioning, and more. DockATot is one of the best gifts for new moms you can buy.Price varies

Binxy Baby

Binxy Baby

The Binxy Baby is the new shopping-cart hammock that gives your little one a safe ride while you shop. Comfortable and secure, it is designed to hold up to 50 pounds but is also lightweight and compact. You can fold it up and keep it tucked in the diaper bag, ready when you need it. Price varies

nanit

nanit

The Nanit smart-baby monitor is an amazing technology that lets you track how long your baby sleeps, how long it took them to get to sleep, how many visits you made to the room, and more. With the beautiful, high definition video quality, you will be able to track and improve your baby’s sleep.Price varies

bluum

bluum

Bluum is a monthly subscription service designed to delight both mom and tot with a beautifully curated box delivered every month. The retail cost of the goodies inside will always far exceed the price you pay per box and you’ll know that you are getting quality, innovative, and well-reviewed products. Price varies

4moms mamaRoo 4 Bluetooth Baby Swing

4moms mamaRoo 4 Bluetooth Baby Swing

This isn’t your mama’s baby swing that’s for sure. This futuristic, high-tech beauty has five unique motions and speeds, is Bluetooth enabled to control motion and sound, and has 4 built-in sounds and an MP3 plug-in, adjustable seat recline, and more. It’s like having a live-in nanny!

$215.99


Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor

Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor

This amazing “smart sock” allows you to monitor your baby’s heart rate and oxygen level and alerts you if they register outside of the pre-set norms. Now both mom and baby can get a good night’s sleep without worry. Convenient and easy-to-use, each kit comes with three reusable, washable socks.

$276.00


Sho Cute Carseat Canopy

Sho Cute Carseat Canopy

This car seat canopy provides 360 degree protection from germs, bugs, wind, intense light, and more while carrying your little one around in their car seat. It is easy to assemble, completely windproof, and adjustable. The playful peek-a-boo window provides extra ventilation when needed and the built-in loops hold toys to keep baby happy.

$26.99


Boppy Newborn Lounger

Boppy Newborn Lounger

The Boppy newborn lounger is the perfect place for baby to rest, nest, sleep, and play. It comes with a carrying handle for easy travel and is designed for babies up to 16 pounds. Best of all, the soft wipeable fabric can also be removed for machine washing.

Prices Vary

Graco DreamGlider Gliding Swing and Sleeper

Graco DreamGlider Gliding Swing and Sleeper

This gliding swing does double duty as a sleeper. The seat fully reclines with the easy pull of a lever, while the cozy seat provides comfortable support. The three-point harness ensures safety while the 6 gliding speeds, 10 melodies, and 5 nature sounds provide a relaxing and soothing experience.

$187.23


Baby Crawling Anti-Slip Knee and Socks

Baby Crawling Anti-Slip Knee and Socks

Protect babies’ precious knees while they crawl and their tiny feet as they toddle along with this delightful set of knee-covers and socks. Each package contains 3 matching knee cover and sock sets and come in two color combinations. These are practical, thoughtful, and adorable all at the same time.

$10.99


Baltic Amber Teething Necklace Gift Set

Baltic Amber Teething Necklace Gift Set

This Baltic amber necklace is said to provide safe and organic teething relief for your fussy baby. Each necklace is beautifully polished to perfection and is verified to be authentic stone. Guaranteed to provide comfort for your baby, use for up to 30 days risk-free, or return the product for a full refund.

Prices Vary


Graco Pack 'n Play Playard Snuggle Suite

Graco Pack 'n Play Playard Snuggle Suite

The Graco Pack and Play is one of the most amazing gifts for new moms. It is a portable infant seat, bouncer, changing station, and secure play and sleeping area. It also has a built-in storage organizer to hold diapers and wipes. The bouncer features 2 speeds to sooth baby while resting or playing.

Prices Vary


Baby Bottle Drying Rack

Baby Bottle Drying Rack

This extra-large baby bottle drying rack holds up to 24 bottles at once or a combination of other parts and pieces used for feeding. You can expertly air dry breastfeeding gear, sippy cups, spoons, pacifiers, pump parts, and more. It also comes with tongs for moving hot sterilized parts to the mat.

Prices Vary


Fisher-Price On-The-Go Baby Dome

Fisher-Price On-The-Go Baby Dome

This on-the-go “Baby Dome” is the perfect 2-in-1 play space and napping spot. It can be used indoors or out, has a canopy to protect against sun, 2 clip-on toys, and it folds flat and comes with carrying handles. This is the most useful and versatile piece of baby equipment you can own.

$151.40


Baby Shusher Sleep Miracle Soother

Baby Shusher Sleep Miracle Soother

The Baby Shusher provides the same “shushing” sounds the baby heard while in the womb and these familiar noises instantly breaks a baby’s cry spell and engages their natural calming reflex. There are two timer options – 15 or 30 minutes of play – and it has an adjustable volume control.

$34.99


Angelcare Baby Bath Support

Angelcare Baby Bath Support

This baby bath support is designed to be used directly in the bathtub where it holds your baby safely and comfortably for bath time. The mesh material allows water to easily drain and it dries quickly. It has a built-in loop so you can hang it up for convenient storage.

$19.99


Skip Hop Playspot Waterproof Foam Baby Play Mat

Skip Hop Playspot Waterproof Foam Baby Play Mat

This play mat consists of 40 interlocking foam pieces and 32 edge tiles to create multiple puzzle designs and customs sizes. The thick foam tiles provide a soft surface for playing and crawling. Best of all, it is waterproof and easy to wipe down with baby wipes for quick cleaning.

$76.50


Baby Bath Silicone Brush by Fridababy

Baby Bath Silicone Brush by Fridababy

These tiny brushes do amazing things. Use to soothe and massage baby during bath time, or brush off dry skin with the antibacterial silicone material. The set comes with 2 brushes and a storage case. Help mom keep baby clean and happy with this gift.

$9.89


Little Martin’s Drawer Baby Nail Trimmer File with Light

Little Martin’s Drawer Baby Nail Trimmer File with Light

This nail trimmer and file keeps those cute little baby fingers and toes in tip-top shape. The nail file won’t damage cuticles or soft nail beds and you can safely and quickly trim nails with the whisper-quiet operation. You can even do the job while baby sleeps without them ever knowing!

$24.99


Boba Baby Wrap

Boba Baby Wrap

This amazing Boba wrap is easy to tie and perfect for keeping baby comfortable right next to mom. It is machine washable and made of 95% cotton with a touch of stretchy spandex. Babies love to snuggle with mom and a wrap allows her the freedom to do other things while keeping baby happy.

$39.95


SwaddleMe By Your Side Sleeper

SwaddleMe By Your Side Sleeper

The best gifts for new moms are the ones that help her and baby sleep comfortably and safely. This little sleeper allows mom to keep baby close by without worry and the mesh sides provide a clear view and much needed ventilation. Made from soft, comfortable fabrics, it includes a mattress pad and fitted sheet.

Prices Vary


Ingenuity SmartBounce Automatic Bouncer

Ingenuity SmartBounce Automatic Bouncer

The SmartBounce automatic bouncer provides a secure baby seat made for multi-tasking moms. The 2-speed auto-bounce mimics mom’s natural movements, leaving her free to actually get other stuff done. The 3-point safety harness makes baby totally secure and the machine-washable pad keeps it clean. New moms will love this one!

$59.99


Wellements Organic Gripe Water for Tummy

Wellements Organic Gripe Water for Tummy

This interestingly named “gripe water” is a dietary supplement designed to safely ease your baby’s stomach discomfort and gas often associated with colic, teething, and hiccups. This pediatrician-recommended formula is certified organic and requires refrigeration due to the fact that it is preservative free. No alcohol, dyes, artificial colors, or flavors.

$16.98


Lansinoh Soothies Gel Pads for Breastfeeding Mothers

Lansinoh Soothies Gel Pads for Breastfeeding Mothers

These soothing gel pads are just what a breastfeeding mom needs to provide comfort for her own skin. These nipple pads provide a cooling relief on contact to help heal sore and cracked skin. They can be reused for up to 72 hours. Storing them in the fridge provides additional cooling comfort.

$14.08


Bath Spout Cover

Bath Spout Cover

These bath tub faucet covers provide a fanciful way of protecting baby from painful contact with the metal faucet while taking a bath. The universal fit works with nearly all faucet styles and the material is non-toxic and FDA approved. Choices include elephant or sea lion in pink or blue.

$9.86


Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Activity Gym

Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Activity Gym

Now your baby can play on a soft cloud of comfort with this adorable sky-themed activity gym. Designed to be used at various developmental stages, it comes with five tactile toys – musical sheep, light-up star, cloud squeaker, bird rattle, and sunshine mirror. It also comes with a cloud-shaped tummy time pillow!

$80.00


Amazing Baby Cotton Sleeping Sack

Amazing Baby Cotton Sleeping Sack

This amazingly adorable sleep sack is a soft, wearable blanket that keeps baby cozy and safe. The handy two-way zipper zips up for easy diaper changes and zips down to place baby inside. This cute elephant-themed sleeper is a multi-tonal gray and comes in comes in three sizes.

$15.04


AGGIE MD Gripebelt Colic and Upset Stomach Stress Relief

AGGIE MD Gripebelt Colic and Upset Stomach Stress Relief

This precious hot/cold gel pack is a swaddling belt that can help soothe an irritable infant. The attached plush toy offers a sensory distraction with crinkle ears, fuzzy body, tags and tail. You can also attach other toys by clipping them to the loops on the side. This is a great relief for tummy discomfort.

Prices Vary


Baby Safety Headguard

Baby Safety Headguard

This sweet little bear is actually a helmet designed to protect baby’s precious head when they are learning to walk. It’s easy to take a tumble on tiny feet and get a boo-boo, but this safety head gear takes some of the worry away. The soft cotton lining and breathable mesh is cool and comfortable.

Prices Vary


hiccapop Day Dreamer Sleeper Baby Lounger Seat

hiccapop Day Dreamer Sleeper Baby Lounger Seat

Looking for life-changing gifts for new moms? This stylish baby lounger is perfect for feeding, sleeping, and playing, and it also makes a convenient travel bed. The comfy moisture-wicking fabric helps prevent heat build-up so baby can sleep better and it has a waterproof seating area. Both mom and baby will love it!

Prices Vary


Wayfinder TravelTot

Wayfinder TravelTot

This baby travel tent is so versatile. With the UV50 rating, it is perfect for the park or beach to protect baby’s delicate skin from the sun. The mesh netting keeps out mosquitoes while providing cooling ventilation. Weighing less than a pound, there is zero assembly. You just pop it up and start having fun!

Prices Vary


HALO SleepSack Micro-Fleece Swaddle

HALO SleepSack Micro-Fleece Swaddle

Baby will be pretty-in-pink in this micro-fleece sleep sack. With the comfort of a blanket, this sleeper also has the features of a swaddler with side flaps that can be wrapped snuggly around baby. Sleep sacks are safer than blankets and the cozy features of this one are sure to keep baby warm and happy.

Prices Vary


Fresh Food Feeder

Fresh Food Feeder

Make introducing fresh fruits and vegetables a snap with these amazing “food feeders.” Place food in the mesh bag and snap to secure. The colorful mesh strains the food into small digestible pieces reducing the risk of choking. This comes in a 2-pack in vibrant blue and green.

$6.97


Skip Hop Moby Floating Bath Thermometer

Skip Hop Moby Floating Bath Thermometer

This adorable whale named Moby floats in baby’s bath to indicate whether the water temperature is “too hot” or “just right.” The LED color-changing light immediately alerts mom to unsafe temps. You can suction it to the wall or tub when not in use and the tail provides a convenient wash cloth hook.

Prices Vary


Boudreaux's Butt Paste Diaper Rash Ointment

Boudreaux's Butt Paste Diaper Rash Ointment

The name says it all – Butt Paste. This maximum strength diaper rash ointment contains no harsh ingredients and is gentle on baby’s skin. Made with 6 simple ingredients designed to be effective in kicking diaper rash in the butt, this cream is a life-saver, and will be a most appreciated shower gift.

$6.68


Dr. Smith's On-the-Go Diaper Rash Spray

Dr. Smith's On-the-Go Diaper Rash Spray

Dr. Smith’s on-the-go diaper rash spray is hypoallergenic and alcohol-free. Spray is easier to apply than a cream when you are out and about. Just spray and leave it to do its work. The safety-tested formula is dermatologist and pediatrician recommended. Pair with some baby wipes for a thoughtful gift.

$22.00


Love To Dream Swaddle Up

Love To Dream Swaddle Up

This swaddle sleep sack is designed to place babies’ arms in the “up” position so that their hands are free to roam around for self-soothing. Unlike a traditional swaddle that restricts baby’s arm movement, this one comforts them in a more relaxed and natural position. It comes in a classic gray striped design.

$29.95


Baby Nasal Aspirator Nose Frida the Snotsucker

Baby Nasal Aspirator Nose Frida the Snotsucker

Once again, the name says it all. Ladies and Gentlemen: meet NoseFrida the Snotsucker. This doctor-invented nasal aspirator uses parent’s own suction to safely and effectively clear stuffy noses. This comfortable and non-invasive device creates a seal with the outside of the nostril for seamless, gentle snotsucking.

$9.50


Moby Bath Tear-Free Waterfall Rinser Bath Cup

Moby Bath Tear-Free Waterfall Rinser Bath Cup

This clever bath cup has interior walls that channel a steady flow of water for a quicker rinse. The soft rubber lip fits snuggly to the forehead preventing water from getting into the eyes, while the easy grip handle lets you use it one-handed so the other hand is free to hold baby.

$9.99


Henry Hunter Baby Swaddle Cocoon Sack

Henry Hunter Baby Swaddle Cocoon Sack

The best gifts for new moms are the ones that comfort baby so she can rest. These simply designed swaddle sleep sacks are soft, stretchy, and snuggly. Best of all there is no Velcro, zippers, or snaps. Just bunch it up like you are putting on a sock and snuggle up the little one.

Prices Vary


OCCObaby Universal Bassinet Wedge

OCCObaby Universal Bassinet Wedge

This baby bassinet wedge improves baby’s sleep, helps reduce spit-ups, and relieves congestion all due to the recommended 12 degree incline that safely elevates the head and torso. The luxurious 100% cotton cover is hypoallergenic and easy-to-clean, while the non-skid bottom adds to the feeling of safety as you watch baby sleep comfortably.

$34.90


The First Years Sure Comfort Newborn To Toddler Tub

The First Years Sure Comfort Newborn To Toddler Tub

This baby bathtub – available in pink or blue – grows with your baby. The removable mesh sling holds baby securely as an infant and then can be removed for a child who sits up. The mesh sling is machine washable, mildew-resistant and has non-slip pads, and works for use in the sink as well as the tub.

Prices Vary


Organic Wool Dryer Balls

Organic Wool Dryer Balls

New moms will be doing a LOT more laundry than ever before. Make it easier on her with these wonderful wool dryer balls made in New Zealand with local wool. Just toss in the dryer to reduce static, wrinkles, and drying time. Anything that makes mom’s job a little easier is sure to be appreciated.

Prices Vary

5 Easy Diy Baby Essentials

Diy Cloth Diapers

Diy Cloth Diapers

Go the super-earth-friendly eco route by making your own reusable cloth diapers. Follow this tutorial for upcycling old flannel pajamas into super cute diapers than can be washed and reused over and over again. You can also make them in your choice of any fabric. Save the planet from disposable diapers!

Diy Homemade Baby Wipes

Diy Homemade Baby Wipes

Now you can make your own natural, organic baby wipes. Check out this blog for directions on how to turn a roll of paper towels into your own inexpensive baby wipes. And if you want to go one step further, you can cut up old baby blankets and make reusable baby wipes. How great is that?

Diy Natural Baby Bottom Balm

Diy Natural Baby Bottom Balm

Turn beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil into your own homemade jar of diaper cream. Safe enough to use daily as a preventative or as an antidote when a rash occurs, you will want to keep a stock on hand. They would also be appreciated gifts for all your new mom friends.

Diy Organic Baby Lotion

Diy Organic Baby Lotion

Want to use clean, wholesome ingredients on your baby made from things you can pronounce? Follow this tutorial for making your own homemade baby lotion. This luxurious formula is actually great for kids or adults of any age. These would also make great gifts for all your new mom friends.

How to Make Non-Toxic Baby Wash

How to Make Non-Toxic Baby Wash

Now you can make your own safe, non-toxic baby wash with wholesome ingredients that you can actually say. Many baby products on the shelf contain harsh chemicals that may not be good for baby’s skin. By making your own healthy, organic products at home, you can feel comfortable about what you use on your child.
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