Baby shower season is upon us! Whether you’re an experienced mother or supporting your friend groups first child, we’ve got you. We took the time to sum up the best reviewed baby shower gifts into a buyer’s guide for you. It’s never easy to know what to get an upcoming new momma. If you’re lucky enough to be given a registry, maybe this guide will only serve as a research endeavor. For most of you who are left to search the vast sea of new born products available, this guide is for you.
Without further ado, let's dive in.
9 Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier
The first product on our list is an excellent carrier for infants to toddlerhood. It has 4 available positions to best suit any parents carrying style. The Infantino is very inexpensive and useful for new parents. The adjustable padded straps allow for comfort for either parent, as well as a soft and padded carrier make the trips just as comfortable for the little one. The multiple adjustment points allow both parents, no matter the size difference, to take turns footing the load.
- Durable build
- Nice design
- Adjustable for varying size parents
- Very affordable
- Strap padding is not very thick
- Adjustment straps can be difficult to use in certain positions
8 Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys
Next on our guide is an excellent inexpensive toy, that is easy to clean and helpful in the developmental process of any baby. Safe for all ages of development and incorporates easy to hold grips. Mother’s pro-tip; place the toy in a cold environment, such as the freezer, between uses. This will add a numbing component to help soothe the baby as it teethes. Grips make it easy to hold.
- Easy to clean
- Helpful during teething
- Key ring does not open, weight of keys can tough for younger babies
- Thin design does not retain the cold long
7 Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad
The Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad boasts raised sides, buckle in the center, and comfortable fabric. These features help keep the baby in one place, making the changing process easier, even on the wiggliest of babies. The plush padding is hypoallergenic and very soft to the touch, making it more comfortable for the baby.
- High sides
- Fits on most changing tables and dressers
- Material is soft
- Buckle helps secure baby
- The perforated holes tend to hold material requiring more regular washing
6 Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens
Before writing off one of our most expensive gift ideas, hear us out first. This product is good for a range of parents, from the tech savvy momma to those still using Windows95. The self-contained system transmits solely to the receiver, negating any transmission through the internet, allowing privacy to be kept at a high standard. Additionally, the temperature feature and easy mounting process are just added luxuries.
- Self-contained system providing ideal security
- Easy connectivity
- Temperature feature
- Easy mounting
- Price is on higher side
- No touch screen
5 Skip Hop Moby Baby Bath Tub 3 in 1 Smart Sling
This product should be no surprise to any parent to be. Multi-functional baby tubs are ideal for safely cleaning babies until they’re big enough for the big tub. The multi-function feature offers stage adjustments which will follow the baby’s growth into the toddler days. The soft mesh holder is comfortable and easily to clean. Fits in most sinks and has suction cups under to fixate the tub in the bath tub.
- Cute design with 2 color availability
- Mesh can cause smaller babies to slouch in-between stages
4 Boppy Newborn Lounger
The soft, wipeable fabric follows JPMA certification, ensuring comfort and peace of mind for any parent. Machine washable and very comfortable for the baby. Great for parents who want their child to lounge near them without having to hold them.
- JPMA Certified
- Very comfortable
- Great value for price
- Cover is not removable
3 Hudson Baby Unisex Baby Animal Face Hooded Towel
Guaranteed to be the cutest item in this guide. This hooded towel comes in 3 different animal designs. The hood feature is both adorable and useful, allowing the hair to dry faster and keep the little one warm. The absorbent fabric great for quickly drying the babies at the beach or after a bath time.
- Adorable designs
- Hood functionality
- Very absorbent material
- Not very thick
- No hand inserts
2 Philips Avent SCF190/01 Soothie 0-3mth Green/Green, 2 count
Hospital grade pacifiers... need we say more. The 2 pack is a great gift for any expecting parent. There are never too many pacifiers when it comes to babies. These offer a soothing relief to newborns, and their durability makes them last.
- Hospital recommended
- Easy to clean
- Come in variety of pack sizes
- Best suited for newborns
- Color vibrancy could be an issue when finding dropped ones
1 Pampers Sensitive Water-Based Baby Diaper Wipes
This product needs no introduction. New parents are always going to need any diaper related cleaning products. These wipes offer a better clean while changing, making new parents lives easier. The easy dispensing is useful and easy to grab with one hand when changing. All around useful buy, that continues to have use after they are out of diapers.
- Excellent travel wipes for all ages
- Very soft
- Great value
- Very wet compared to other brands