Baby Gift Ideas

Few things are as exciting as the birth of a new baby boy or girl. Congratulate the new parents—and show how much you share in their joy—by gifting a little something before or after the baby is born. Any gesture, whether you choose something soft and sentimental (like a personalized stuffed animal, a snuggly onesie, or a patterned blanket) or a little more practical (like a stroller or a boppy off of the registry) is sure to be appreciated during this important life stage. You could also save the new parents some time and energy by purchasing diapers and other newborn supplies (like soothing skincare products for babies or even a doll that may help toddlers sleep at night). And, since most people buy something for the baby, you could even get the parents a little something special to remind them that you haven’t forgotten that they probably need some TLC, too.

23 Gifts for New Moms

Give mom (and her newest addition) a little TLC with these clever picks.

13 Unique Gifts for New Dads

These clever, useful gifts cater to every new dad’s lack of sleep, time-management needs, and wide-open heart.

New Baby Supplies Checklist

Onesies. Diaper pail. Bassinet. Before your little bundle comes home, stock up on these essentials.

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10 Newborn Gifts That Real Simple Editors Swear By

Celebrate a new bundle of joy with one of these tried-and-true presents.

8 Gifts to Welcome a New Baby

Shower a bundle of joy (and the parents) with these special presents.

8 Soon-to-Be-Classic Children’s Books

These great works of kid lit are destined to be read out loud, or under the covers with a flashlight, for years to come. (And your children will love them, too.)

This Doll Might Help Your Baby Fall Asleep Faster

It has life-like qualities to provide comfort while your infant sleeps. 

8 Baby Shower Etiquette Issues, Solved

As the host of a shower, you face a unique challenge: To make the honoree happy without making yourself crazy. The good news: It’s actually doable.

The Best Skincare Products for Babies

When it comes to caring for your baby’s skin, hair, and nails, the options can be overwhelming. Here, six standouts that are safe enough for baby, but work so well, you just might start using them, too.