Best Baby Boy and Girls Gift Ideas In One Place
There are thousands of toys out there for babies which can make it hard it to choose the right one. With so many choices, how do you know which one is absolutely perfect? Well stop stressing out because we’ve got you covered! Whether it’s for your baby or someone else’s baby we have the best gifts that stimulate their minds while they’re having fun. And you don’t even have to worry about breaking the bank for these gifts because we feature all different types of toys in a wide range of prices. So whether you want to get the most expensive toy we have or you need something less pricey but still of good quality we’ve got you covered!
What to Look Out for When Shopping for Baby Gifts
Is someone close you expecting a little bundle of joy? If so, it is only natural to want to shower the mom to be and her little baby with tons of gifts. And while there is certainly nothing wrong with that, there are some things that you should be aware of as you search for the perfect gifts.
Are you invited to a shower and wondering what to get? Or are you just feeling generous and want to help out a close friend or family member? To really go the extra mile keep these things in mind so that you can be sure you get the best gifts that any mom would really love and get a lot of use out of. You also always want to keep safety in mind when shopping for baby gifts- you don’t want to purchase something that baby won’t be able to use!
Here are some great tips on things to look out for when shopping for baby gifts.
1. Go for one pieced outfits
We can totally admit that shopping for baby clothes can sometimes be more fun than shopping for our own clothes. They are just so cute, and there are so many options today! If you want to shop for a cute new outfit for baby, there is nothing wrong with that! However, we recommend that you be on the lookout for cute one pieced outfits. While cute pants, shirts, and jackets may look adorable, they are simply not practical especially for newborns and really young babies. All new moms will agree!
Onesies are easier to get on and off, and there is a lot of that going on with newborns! Make life easier on mom and baby- save the other outfits for when baby is a little bit older!
Don’t despair, though! There are plenty of totally adorable onesies available, so you can still have fun shopping for the perfect outfit, just keep practicality in mind while you search!
2. Consider a baby carrier
Most attention when it comes to traveling with baby goes towards strollers, and with good reason. A stroller is certainly a necessity, but it’s not the only way mom can travel around with baby! A baby carrier (that allows her to attach baby to her front) is a great alternative to a stroller and can actually come in handy in certain situations.
If you have any experience with children, you know how needy they can be at times, always wanting to be right by your side! If you need to be up and moving getting things done, it doesn’t seem practical to drag a stroller or highchair around the house with you get chores done. It certainly isn’t practical to have to hold baby the entire time either. Instead, strap baby to you and off you go! Many moms prefer having baby close to them and like that it gives them more freedom- two hands free!!
If you are on the lookout for a great gift for baby, keep a look out for baby carriers and don’t count them out - it may be just the perfect thing that the new mom won’t be able to live without!
3. Make sure it is age appropriate
Now, of course this doesn’t mean that we think you’ll be buying baby a bottle of champagne. Of course not!! Instead, you just want to make sure you are looking out for the age range on any gift you are thinking of purchasing- anything from clothing, to diapers, toys, you name it! There are a lot of items that a new mom needs for her baby, and getting her a thoughtful gift she can use right away is a great thing. Notice we said right away!
You don’t want to accidentally get baby something that he or she can’t use right away. This leaves mom having to store the item and go out on her own to buy the items she needs. Don’t accidentally make that mistake! When shopping for a baby gift it is about both getting something sweet for baby, but also making life a little bit easier for mom!
A lot of new parents also end up running out of storage space in their home or apartment to keep all the new items they need, so getting them something they won’t be able to use for a few months forces them to find more space to store it. Make sure anything you get can be used and enjoyed right away! Keep a look out for those age markers, you’ll find them on all baby items!
4. No small parts!
As you shop for baby gifts, be on the lookout for any toys that have small parts to them! This is a major no-no when buying a gift for baby. The last thing you want to do is give baby something that is not safe for them! Make sure the gift you buy is safe and doesn’t have small parts. If it does for some reason and you still want to purchase it, make sure that baby’s parents know about the small parts so that they can make the decision if they want to use it or wait until baby is older.
Most gifts will say on the packaging if they have small parts, so make sure you give items a good look when deciding what to buy. You have more options as baby gets older, but for now, safety is a major priority and small pieces can accidentally be swallowed and baby can choke- you don’t want that!
Toys to help a baby develop and learn are great, just make sure they are age appropriate and most importantly, safe. They make for a great gift and will help baby with his or her movement, coordination, and so much more!
5. Beware of used gifts
Finally, one big thing to look out for when shopping for baby gifts is to make sure that you aren’t buying a used item. This is mostly an issue when you are shopping online. You might find a great deal on a bigger ticket item such as a stroller or a car seat and think you’ve found the perfect gift. Don’t jump to buy just let! Look a little closer- often times upon closer inspection you’ll see that the item is used.
While all used items are not bad, you do need to be very careful with them, especially when it comes to things like car seats that help keep baby safe. When an item is used some of the most important safety features may be less effective, in which case you would not want to go with that item!
To play it safe, we recommend not purchasing a used item, especially if you are buying it for someone else. Instead, why not consider joining with another friend or family member to split the cost of a larger item? It is a great gift to give that will help out new parents, but we understand how pricey these items can be! Instead of going for a used and cheaper item, split the cost of a new item and rest easy that baby is getting the best, safest product there is!