55 Helpful Gifts For Rockstar New Parents



In lieu of a casserole, we propose gifting these colorful toys, soothing balms, and adorable accessories to your family, friends, and acquaintances who are totally ready to rock parenthood—but could maybe use a little help.

Baby Max’s bedroom (in his parents' Los Angeles A. Quincy Jones house) is outfitted with a Gulliver crib and a red PS cabinet, both from Ikea, as well as a Birds in Harmony mobile by Christel Sadde and Katsumi Komagata for the Museum of Modern Art Store. The custom

Brooklinen Baby Swaddle Set

Includes 3 OSFA cotton-bamboo swaddles. Photo Courtesy of Brooklinen

Fridababy BreatheFrida 3-in-1 Humidifier

The BreatheFrida humidifier not only brings moisture back to baby’s room; it is also equipped with an essential oil diffuser and a range of nightlight colors. The ultimate triple threat, it uses the power of ultrasonic vibrations to turn water into a cool hydrating mist while providing 12 hours of run time that covers up to 320 square feet. Transitioning from gentle mist to tropical rainforest for soothing relief, the machine also features an automatic turn off when the water runs out or the tank is removed. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Lovevery Baby Play Kits

Perfect play essentials designed by experts, for months 0 to 24. Wonder-inducing playthings, delivered by stage.Subscriptions start at $36 a month. Photo Courtesy of Lovevery

Baby’s First Eames: From Art Deco to Zaha Hadid

Baby’s First Eames by Julie Merberg is a one-of-a-kind board book that takes babies (ages 0–3) on a charming alphabetical tour through the world of modern architecture and design. Beautifully illustrated by French illustrator Aki, it features iconic furniture pieces and buildings by Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Isamu Noguchi, Eero Saarinen, Frank Lloyd Wright, Zaha Hadid, and many more. Publisher: Downtown Bookworks Photo courtesy of Downtown Bookworks

Snuggle Me Organic Infant Lounger

This lightweight and portable lounger snuggles your baby with a tight fit that keeps baby in place with a calming hugging sensation. Made of GOTS-certified organic cotton, this award-winning design is perfect for naps, tummy time and traveling. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Ekobo Baby Feeding Set

For tiny tummies. The tot’s cups and bowls have to put up with more than your average wear and tear, and luckily this pint-sized set is up for the challenge. These champs are made from FSC-certified bamboo fiber—a highly renewable resource—plus a 100% food-grade melamine binder for extra strength. And that small sipper? The lid’s made from premium-grade silicone that’s super soft on baby’s mouth. Bonus: These are totally free of BPA, PVC, and phthalates, so you know they’re safe for the little one. Now how about those irresistible hues? Photography by Liz Andrew

Parachute Baby Washcloth

Turn bath time into quality time with this gentle terry washcloth. Made from soft, natural long-staple Turkish cotton that will soothe your little one. Free of any harmful chemicals or synthetic materials. Photo Courtesy of Parachute

A to Z Menagerie

Step right up to Suzy Ultman’s alphabet menagerie! This unique multi-sensory reading experience features a die-cut letter to trace and a satisfying pull-tab reveal for each letter of the alphabet. In addition, Suzy Ultman fills each page with a diverse and colorful collection of illustrated first words to find and identify. An alphabet book unlike any other, this feast for the eyes and the imagination teaches young readers hand-eye coordination, prediction skills, and rich vocabulary. Learning from A to Z has never been this charming! Photo Courtesy of Amazon

Meri Meri Organic Cotton Knit Blanket

A supercute print defines a blanket cut from extra-soft organic cotton that’s gentle against baby’s skin. Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

Fridababy Baby Basics Kit

Take the fuss out of newborn health and grooming with this convenient kit for dealing with everything from snotty noses to hangnails. A baby-shower hit that’s perfect for first-time moms, the kit also features a zip-up travel case that makes it easy to organize the essentials on the go. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

East Fork Onesie

For babies who love banging, throwing, and tipping over mom and dad’s East Fork Mugs. Soft and organic cotton is healthy for little ones and easily cared for by machine washing and drying. The perfect gift for a growing family adding another seat to the table or for super fanatics that just want a onesie with a really cool illustration and EF logo on it. Photo Courtesy of East Fork

Lalo the Daily Stroller

The stroller built for your everyday life. All accessories are included at no extra cost. The Daily is ready for your first stroll. The newborn bassinet and car seat adaptors make it easy for you to get out as soon as you’re ready. The Daily is also compatible for two kids with our second seat adaptors launching later this year. Storage that expands to fit it all, an organizer for you with a phone charger, and intuitive standing fold so it doesn’t replace your coffee table. Photo Courtesy of Lalo

Odette Williams Baby Bib + Spoon Set

Handmade in Brooklyn, this sweet set features an untreated wooden spoon and cotton linen bib with organic French terry on the reverse. Brooklyn studio Odette Williams designs products that encourage families to slow down and be together. Photo Courtesy of Terrain

Puj Hug Baby Hooded Towel

Made from thick, ultra-soft cotton, this bath towel makes drying your baby a breeze. The Hug has two silicone tabs that interlock around the neck, allowing you to pick up your baby with two free hands. Unlatch the hooded side of the towel to gently wrap it around babys head, covering your baby completely. Photo Courtesy of Maisonette

Babyganics Toy & Highchair Cleaner

Let the games begin! They play with their food and put toys in their mouth. It’s a baby’s world, we just live in it. With this cleaner, there’s no dirt, no grime, and no yucky stuff left behind-you’re good to go from high to low. Photo Courtesy of Grove Collaborative

MINNA Cozy Cotton Baby Blanket

Call the cuddle crew. When it comes to littles, these snuggly blankets are just the thing. Handwoven by artisans in Chiapas, Mexico on an authentic backstop loom, each panel is embroidered together by hand for a lovely, one-of-a-kind piece of textile art baby will feel snug as a bug in. Photography by Rocky Luten & Ty Mecham

Weleda 2in1 Gentle Shampoo + Body Wash

Weleda 2in1 Gentle Shampoo + Body Wash gently cleanses both hair and body with natural, plant-based ingredients. Featuring a tender formula with calendula extract and moisturizing almond oil, hair and skin are softened for easy detangling and improved hydration. Generating a delicate lather, this 100% natural gel is specially designed to be easy on eyes and babies’ complexion. Photo Courtesy of Weleda

First Year Baby Calendar & Photo Prop Cards

Capture favorite moments from your baby’s first year and add a sweet touch to monthly milestone photos with this adorably illustrated desktop calendar. This is an essential all-in-one for new parents looking for quick, simple ways to record and share precious memories of their newborn. Photo Courtesy of Chronicle Books

Arlo Baby Monitor

1080p HD Video Quality – View live or recorded videos in excellent detail and rich color, from anywhere in the world. 2-Way Wireless Talk – Comfort and talk to your baby from anywhere, whether you’re at the office or in the living room. Advanced Night Vision – Near-invisible infrared LEDs let you see your baby clearly even in total darkness; Night vision- 940nm LED: illuminates up to 15 feet. Instant Smart Alerts – Get motion, sound, and air quality notifications sent to your smartphone. Adjustable motion detection up to 50 feet. Wireless range 300 feet line of sight. Smart Nursery Features – Multi-colored night light, lullaby player, temperature, humidity & VOC air sensors. Monitor and control all feature anytime from your smart phone. Works with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, IFTTT – View your live video with a simple voice command and easily integrate Arlo Baby into your smart home Photo Courtesy of Amazon

ERGObaby Omni 360 Cool Air Baby Carrier

The lightweight and versatile Omni 360 carrier provides four convenient carry positions while keeping you and baby cool and comfortable. No infant insert is needed for the four positions: front-inward, front-outward, hip and back. The Cool Air version features breezy cutouts for use in warmer weather. No matter how you wear it, the structured bucket seat will keep your baby comfortably and ergonomically seated, with a sun-shielding sleeping hood for on-the-go naps or privacy while nursing. From day one, you’ll feel so comfy in the padded shoulder straps and extra-wide hook-and-loop waistband that the next time you and your little one visit the zoo, you might feel a certain kinship with the marsupials. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Art for Baby

A collection of fascinating black and white images created by some of the world’s leading modern artists. Each one has been specially selected to help babies begin to recognize pictures and connect with the world around them. This board book also includes a stunning frieze featuring all the images used in the book — a perfect way to bring contemporary art to your baby. Publisher: Templar Photo Courtesy of Amazon

Ubbi Diaper Pail

Exceptionally easy to load and clean, the Ubbi Diaper Pail can be used with ordinary trash bags or reusable cloth liners. It features a sleek, clever design and will minimize odors while cutting down on waste. Crafted from steel and equipped with rubber seals, it also features a convenient sliding lid with childproof safety look. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Parachute Linen Crib Sheet

A miniature version of our best-selling Linen Fitted Sheet. Light, airy and soft for your baby’s best sleep. Accommodates standard size cribs and toddler beds. Photo Courtesy of Parachute

Bugaboo Fox Complete Stroller

A super-compact fold option makes this lightweight, fully loaded stroller perfect for travel or limited-storage living spaces, and the faux-leather trim gives it a polished look. This complete stroller package includes the chassis, seat and bassinet—everything you need to go exploring with baby from the day he or she arrives. Why parents will love it: Responsive and maneuverable, this stroller feels effortless to push and steer, making it perfect for navigating busy aisles, crowded sidewalks or tight turns. The seat carry handle rotates out of the way, so it’s easier to get baby in and out of the five-point harness, and high seat placement makes it easy to lift baby in and out without having to stoop too far. Why kids will love it: Improved drive performance and a new central joint suspension combine with big tires to deliver a smooth ride, and the ergonomic seat can face forward or back as baby prefers. Maximum child weight/height: Suitable from birth to 4 years and up to 48.5 lb. Stroller weight/dimensions: 21.8 lb. stroller with seat; 23.6″ unfolded width; 15.7″ x 23.6″ x 34.6″ folded standing dimensions; 26″ x 21.3″ x 7.5″ folded storage dimensions. Fold: Pushbutton two-step fold; super-compact fold option; stands while folded. Recline: Three-position seat recline with lay-flat option. Tires: Foam-filled rubber tires; front swivel wheels; advanced all-wheel suspension. Car seat compatibility: Works with Maxi-Cosi® Mico AP, Mico Max 30, Mico NXT or Prezi; Cybex Aton Q, Aton 2 or Cloud Q; Chicco KeyFit or KeyFit 30 and Peg Perego Primo Viaggio infant car seats (all sold separately, adapters required and not included). Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Erbaviva Baby Essentials Duo

What it is: A Nordstrom-exclusive cleansing and hydrating set featuring two products perfect for baby’s sensitive skin. Duo includes: Baby Body Wash (16 oz.): a cleansing wash naturally nurtures and cleans even the most sensitive and delicate skin and is made with soothing chamomile and nourishing aloe, oat and calendula extracts. Baby Lotion (16 oz.): a luxurious and light lotion carefully crafted with natural emulsifiers and organic oils to moisturize tender and sensitive skin. How to use: Lather Baby Body Wash over wet skin. Rinse. Smooth Baby Lotion over baby’s dry, cleansed skin to nourish. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Doddle & Co 2-Pack The Pop Pacifier

Brilliantly engineered so that the nipple pops back into its protective bubble when baby drops (or throws) this pacifier, you won’t have to worry about washing it when you’re out and about—and, since it’s 100% silicone and dishwasher safe, you might even have time to sit down and relax for a few minutes. Photo Courtesy of Maisonette

Rive Droite Darcy Changing Bag

Details : Zip fastening, 1 changing bag, 1 Elastic Baby Bottle Pouch, 1 Large adjustable strap, 2 Handles, 1 Large zipped pocket, 2 Patch pockets, 1 Removable pouch(es), 1 Discrete back-flap, which allows the bag to be carried easily atop of luggage. This product is carefully packaged in a padded lined cotton pouch, handcrafted, items can vary slightly, due to the artisanal, handmade nature of the product. Photo Courtesy of Smallable

Radius Pure Baby Toothbrush

You only want the best for your baby, and so do we. As sensitive as it is effective, the Pure Baby is exactly that — free of BPA, dyes, and harmful chemicals. Designed for the delicate teeth and gums of 6– 18-month-olds, it softly massages the whole mouth as it works to remove plaque buildup on your little one’s tiny teeth. Photo Courtesy of Radius

Babybjörn Bouncer Bliss Convertible Quilted Baby Bouncer

Baby-powered and battery-free, this ergonomically designed bouncer supports your baby’s back, neck and head as it rocks gently to every kick and wiggle. Three adjustable positions take your little one from play to rest to sleep, and it folds flat for easy storage or travel. Once your child can sit without help, just flip the washable quilted cover to convert the bouncer into a comfortable seat. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Liewood Dino Organic Cotton Bedding Set

Composition : 100% Organic cotton grown without pesticides Details : 1 Duvet cover, 1 Pillow CaseSize 1 100 x 140 cm. Pillow case : 45 x 40 cm. Size 2 140 x 200 cm. Pillow case : 70 x 65 cm. Machine washable, 40°C max Photo Courtesy of Smallable

Baby Art Gallery: Turn Your Baby into an Art Critic

It’s never too early to look and learn together! As soon as they are born, babies are learning to focus on high-contrast images. Stimulate and entertain your little genius with these striking black-and-white art cards, inspired by the world’s greatest artists. For the cot, changing mat, and on the move… Your little one will be entranced by their first art experience. Includes 8 double-sided art cards, printed on sturdy board, with rounded corners for safety. Note for Parents: These cards cannot guarantee your child will grow up to be a creative genius. Photo Courtesy of Maisonette

Bamford Baby Balm

Formulated for delicate skin with soothing lavender and chamomile, this body balm nourishes and hydrates baby’s skin gently and effectively. Excellent for use as a diaper cream. Photo Courtesy of Terrain

Banz Baby Earmuffs, Sky Blue

Finally! Infant hearing protection! You now have a solution to providing hearing protection for infants with sensitive hearing and need hearing protection. Banz Infant Hearing Protection Earmuffs effectively attenuate harmful loud noises without shutting out other ambient sounds. Infant Hearing Protection Earmuffs are easy to wear, with a low profile and no protruding parts that can catch on things. The wide, foam-filled cushions ensure that the set doesn’t squeeze uncomfortably, and there is plenty of space for the ears inside the shells. Banz Infant Hearing Protection Earmuffs have a comfy leather-like cover over the headband to ensure all over comfort!! The weight is also important to comfort; each headset weighs just 142 grams. Recommended for ages 3 months – 2 years Safety Tested for newborns 0-3 months – be sure cups fully and snugly cover childs ears. Photo Courtesy of Maisonette

Petitfelts DIY Felted Animal & Plant Kits

Animal, vegetable, felt. Make this afternoon a craft-ernoon with a felting kit that makes an adorable creation. Felting may look tricky, but we promise it’s not! Once you get the hang of using the barbed needle to bunch up the wool fibers, you’ll be well on your way to your own solid wool whale, lamb, hen, strawberry, or succulent (in its very own terracotta pot!). Each kit includes everything you need to complete your craft and a booklet with very detailed instructions and beautiful illustrations to walk you through things. The whale and lamb kits even have paper to make into a party hat for them (because all whales and lambs secretly want party hats). Photography by Rocky Luten

Thisworks Baby Sleep Pillow Spray

What it is: A natural aromatherapy blend to help lull little ones to sleep. Who it’s for: Suitable for babies three months and older. What it does: When spritzed onto bedding shortly before bedtime, this safety-approved sleep solution will help settle your baby. It helps gently soothe them to sleep with no risk of skin irritation. Its scent is an expert blend of relaxing and calming lavender, vetiver and chamomile. How to use: Spray onto sheets before bedtime. Do not place directly onto skin. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Nuna MIXX Bassinet

A lightweight, sturdy bassinet makes it easy to maneuver snoozing little ones from stroller to crib in a snap with quick and quiet connections to the MIXX stroller frame (sold separately). Once the stroll has ended, there’s no need to interrupt baby’s trip to dreamland—the bassinet is approved for overnight sleeping. An oversized canopy with a removable, flip-out eyeshade provides UPF 50+ sun protection, while the integrated mesh panels help circulate air to keep baby comfortable. For easy cleanup, the bassinet mattress cover and top cover are machine washable. Nonslip feet on the bottom surface help provide additional security and protection for the bassinet fabric. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Crane Air Drop Humidifier

An ultrasonic cool-mist humidifier is whisper-quiet and features variable output control for customizable relief from dry air. Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

D is for Design Board Book

Mudpuppy’s D is For Design Board Book teaches kids that everything from the hat on your head to the chair you’re sitting in has been thoughtfully designed. Learn your ABC’s as well as explore the archives of the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum with 34 pages of designer fun. This book also makes a great quirky gift for your design-minded friends! Photo Courtesy of Mudpuppy

Bibito Modern Silicone Baby Bib

Messy meal approved. Mealtime just got a little less sticky, thanks to these lifesavers. Each bib is made from soft, lightweight silicone that not only feels comfortable around baby’s neck but is also a breeze to clean. Plus, the scooped bottom helps catch any food that doesn’t make it into the little one’s mouth (which, let’s face it, can be a lot of food.) The best part: Each bib purchase results in a donation that provides one healthy meal to someone in need. Photo Courtesy of Food52

Parachute Baby Quilt

This miniature version of our Essential Quilt is soft with a medium weight ideal for layering. Drape over the side of the crib, inside a stroller or on the floor for tummy time. Photo Courtesy of Parachute

Minois Delicate Gel

Dermatologically tested, without parabens, without sulfate, without phénoxyethanol, without silicone, without dye. Enriched with organic floral water of orange blossom and honey, organic transparent gel that gives a creamy foam, lightly scented and easy to rinse. Suitable from birth. Photo Courtesy of Smallable

Halo Bassinest LUXE Plus Bedside Swivel Sleeper

A rotating bedside bassinet gives you the closeness and convenience of co-sleeping, while allowing baby his or her own protected space. The side wall lowers, allowing you to tend to baby without leaving your bed, and the entire bassinet swivels 360 degrees so that you can position baby in a way that’s just right for both of you. The LUXE Series includes a floor light to help you find your footing in the dark without waking your little one as well as a soothing center that includes a nightlight, three soothing sounds, three lullabies, two levels of vibration and a convenient nursing timer—ideal for nursing moms and those recovering from C-sections. The stable 4-point base tucks under beds and only requires 32 inches of clearance from walls, making it ideal for smaller spaces. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Pehr Reversible Cotton Play Mat

Playtime pal. Oh, what fun! Now playtime can be anywhere, thanks to these quilted cotton companions. The whimsical prints will give baby lots to focus on, especially in those early crawling stages, and each one’s got a poly filled interior for extra fluffiness—perfect for tummy time. We can’t get enough of those cute sea creatures on the aquatic themed mat (which…psst…pairs perfectly with these storage bins), and those bright hues on the rainbow one are sure to brighten any kiddo’s day. And did you notice each side has its own pretty pattern? Photography by Ty Mecham & Rocky Luten

MADE OF Calming Organic Baby Powder

What it is: This baby powder is made without talc so it is safe to use on a daily basis. Who it’s for: All skin types, even those with sensitive skin or eczema. What it is: It is created with organic plant starches and oils, like argan and aloe. It prevents chapping from wetness and soothes red irritation. Keeps skin dry and protected, so that diaper rash isn’t an issue anymore. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Keekaroo Peanut Changer Diaper Changing Pad

Standing out from other diaper-changing stations that require extra covers and pads, the Peanut Changer is made in the USA from keekaroo’s state-of-the-art Dura-Soft material, which is soft to the touch and impermeable to ANY liquid, stopping bacteria growth and deterioration. The Peanut Changer also features a slip-resistant design, so it stays put on the table and keeps your little one in place during changing. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Parachute Cashmere Baby Blanket

Knit from pure Cashmere, our Baby Blanket is the perfect gift (for you or a new parent). Adds a soft touch of luxury to nurseries, strollers or even car seats. Photo Courtesy of Parachute

Lovevery The Play Gym

We did all the research and built The Play Gym for you. Lovevery’s award-winning debut product includes everything you need in an activity gym—from batting to teething to learning to focus—for a whole year of play. Designed by child development experts. Photo Courtesy of Lovevery

Mustela Newborn Arrival Gift Set

Mustela Newborn Arrival Gift Set is a wonderful gift set that provides you and your newborn with the essentials for proper skin health. Newborn Arrival Gift Set includes: Foam Shampoo for Newborns (5.07fl oz.) Gentle Cleansing Gel (6.76fl oz) No-Rinse Cleansing Water (3.38fl oz) Hydra Bébé Body Lotion (10.14fl oz) Diaper Rash Cream 123 (3.8fl oz) Photo Courtesy of Mustela

Morihata International Organic Cotton Japanese Baby Bib & Rattle Gift Set

Shake, rattle and roll. We take so much care when choosing which shampoos, soaps and lotions to use on our babies’ skin. Now how about everything else that touches their skin? Opt for this ultra-soft, 50% organic cotton baby bib and rattle set. The bib features an adjustable strap and is woven with just a touch of linen for extra absorbent and drying capabilities—you can reach over and wipe off a chin with a corner, then toss the whole bib in the wash. The rattle, made from the same cotton-linen blend, is also machine washable and comes in a small, pyramidal, easy-to-grip shape. Photography by Ty Mecham & Rocky Luten

PlanToys Palomino Mono

This classic rocking horse comes with a saddle and is built on parallel rockers so minis can rock back and forth. Final sale – no returns. Photo Courtesy of Maisonette

Tubby Todd The Newborn Gift Set

What it is: A collection of natural and organic products essential for newborns. Set includes: Lavender & Rosemary Hair & Body Wash (8.4 oz.): a pure, hypoallergenic wash that lathers well and is packed with natural extracts and plant-based ingredients to soften, clean and moisturize. Lavender & Rosehip Baby Massage Oil (2.2 oz.): a gentle massage oil perfect for parent and baby connections, with gentle, calming effects and moisturizing ingredients, too. Lavender & Rosemary Natural Everyday Lotion (8.4 oz.): an everyday moisturizer packed with natural extracts and plant-based ingredients to moisturize and condition dry, sensitive skin. Natural All Over Ointment (3.5 oz.): a rich, creamy balm made from plant-based extracts including jojoba, beeswax and honeysuckle to naturally moisturize skin. Sweet Quince & Honeysuckle Baby Fresh Spray (4.2 oz.): a natural deodorizer safe for even the most sensitive skin types that protects, hydrates and refreshes skin while neutralizing odors. Muslin Cloths (2-pack) Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Stokke Convertible Sleepi Crib and Toddler Bed

A lovely beechwood crib grows in sync with your little one to form a comforting, seamless sleep environment for those first years. Beginning as a rolling full-sized crib, it converts to a stationary toddler bed when you remove the wheels and the side panel. One kit, two beds—that’s the beauty of the Sleepi concept, a masterpiece of minimalist Scandinavian design. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom

Louise Gray Myna Little Blanket

Breezy and carefree. The Myna is equally at home on or off the wall. Create a comfortable, nap-worthy space to settle into. Photo Courtesy of Louise Gray

Lovevery The Organic Cotton Play Tunnel

The Organic Cotton Play Tunnel is perfect for playing hide and seek. Crawling helps develop strength and balance even after your toddler has started walking. Tie it together on one side to make a corner, stand it on its end to create a silly costume, or scrunch it up and watch it bounce back. Comes in its own organic cotton carrying case for on-the-go spelunking! Photo Courtesy of Lovevery

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