Baby gifts are among the most fun gifts to buy. There are so many sweet little clothes, tiny toys and gadgets and gizmos aplenty. However, the choices are so plentiful that it can be overwhelming to choose just the right one.
If you want to give a unique gift, something that will stand out among all the onesies and bottle warmers, it can be even more challenging, so we’ve narrowed it down for you. From those that will elicit oohs and aahs at a baby shower to those that parents will bless you for... in the middle of the night, here are eight unique baby gifts that parents will go ga ga over.
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For the little monkey, this toothbrush is all sorts of adorable. Not only is it good to start a dental hygiene habit early, but it’s great for when teething starts as the soft bristles massage the gums while they gnaw away at it. It makes brushing fun and “a-peeling” from the get go. You can put it in the dishwasher for easy cleaning or stick it in the freezer—the cold bristles feel so good on those sore little gums.
Perfect for little hands with easy-to-grab handles, it’s designed for babies... three to 12 months. It’s made of flexible silicone and is BPA-, latex- and phthalate-free, which means it’s safe too. Most of all, though, it’s crazy cute, and will make for some seriously sweet photos while monkeying around.
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This may look like just another adorable baby outfit, but it’s oh so much more. If you’ve ever tried to change a squirming baby in the middle of the night, or heck, in the middle of the day for that matter, you know just how challenging it can be to line up and fasten all those little snaps, buttons and zippers. (If not, trust us.). This outfit has none of those, however, instead it has magnets that secure it on baby in a… snap.
You simply put the baby in the outfit, and the rest is almost like... magic. It saves time, frustration and parents will wonder why all outfits don’t come equipped with this technology.
Made of 100 percent cotton, it’s machine washable and comfortable. It comes in plenty of other colors and styles too, each one cuter than the next.
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It’s a bag, it’s a playmat, it’s a two-in-one product mom and dad will love. It starts as a cute bag in which you can carry toys or other kid essentials. When you open it up, it expands into a great play mat. When it’s clean-up time, you simply fold it up along with all of the toys that are on it, and it converts right back into a bag. Take it from room to room for portable playspace anywhere in the house. It’s also great for travel or taking anywhere where you want a clean spot for your kids to... play.
When it’s open, the mat is 44" in diameter, which is a nice amount of space for playing without taking up too much space. It comes in various patterns and designs to match any taste or design scheme, but it’s hard to beat these particularly cute porcupines.
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For all those pictures new parents will want to send to friends and family and post on social media, these little necktie stickers are must-have fashion for baby’s first year.
Little dudes will be as dapper as can be with these statement ties that tell the world just how old they are. There are 16 ties in all, one for each month of the first year, plus four with special milestones including: “Just born,” “I can smile,” “Slept all night,” and “I can stand.”
The stickers are made of vinyl, and they... stick to any outfit, making them easier to use than other milestone props that can get knocked over easily. The background colors and patterns are hip and happening and will compliment a wide variety of onesies and other outfits. Say cheese!Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Is there a better gift than sleep when it comes to babies? Most parents would offer an enthusiastic “no!” This sweet turtle night light is designed to lull kids to sleep with soothing lights it projects.
It turns the walls or ceilings of any nursery or bedroom into a starry sky for a sweet, calming setting. It projects eight different real-life constellations, including the Big Dipper, which makes it educational too. A timer makes sure the lights turn off after 45 minutes, which will likely be... long after they’ve drifted away, dreaming twinkling dreams.
It’s great for older children too, and adults can even be mesmerized into a great night’s sleep by it. It comes in a variety colors to match any decor and requires three AAA batteries, which are included. Sweet dreams.
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Bathtime has never been more adorable than with this baby bather in the shape of a sunflower. Just set baby in the middle of the soft, cuddly petals in your kitchen or bathroom sink, and let the splish splashing fun begin. Beyond the cute factor, however, this plush bath is actually ultra soft and comfortable compared to traditional hard, plastic baby bathtubs.
It fits in any sink and is easy to dry and clean—just squeeze it out and pop it in the dryer or hang it up to dry. It’s recommended for... babies from birth to six months, and after that it makes a great cushion for a regular tub. Parents rave about it and say it has turned bathtime around for those who previously didn’t like it. Some have even found it useful for their pets too.
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Babies learning to hold their own bottles is a big milestone, but getting there can be bumpy. It’s frustrating to be enjoying a good meal, only to have it pop right out of your mouth. This vest, which was invented by a mom, is a brilliant solution.
It has two interchangeable sleeves — one to hold a bottle and one to hold a pacifier. You simply slip them into their respective sleeve, and they’re right there at baby’s fingertips, but they’re secured in the vest, so they’re not going to hit the... floor and roll, spill and elicit screams from baby.
Designed for children 6-18 months, the vest works great while kids are riding in car seats, strollers, grocery carts and more to prevent spills. It gives babies more independence and moms a break from the constant cycle of pick-up-and-wash-off. It’s machine washable, comes in a variety of colors and, most importantly, is designed with safety first.
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One of the most terrifying tasks of new parenthood is clipping a baby’s fingernails. They’re so very tiny, but they can do a heck of a job scratching up baby’s sweet skin if you don’t get them nice and trim. This electric fingernail trimmer makes the job easy though.
It’s basically a little motorized nail file that whirls around and safely trims the littlest of nails. With a “whisper-quiet” motor, you can even do the job while they sleep. It runs on two AA batteries (not included) and is also... equipped with a light so you can see what you’re doing.
The trimmer comes with six different heads, including three cushioned ones perfect for babies and children. It also comes with three attachments for adults, so mom and dad can get some manicure action as well.
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