10 Practical Baby Gift Ideas

There is an insane amount of baby items out there but at the end of the day, you would want to get new parents something that they can truly appreciate. This means something that is extremely useful and practical. Marie Kondo too would agree that you would want to only gift things that are necessary for the baby.

Here are some of the best gift ideas that I personally find to be helpful, and something that new parents can use on a daily basis.

  1. Infant car seat - they can range between RM300 - RM1500 so you have a nice wide range of car seats that you can choose from according to your budget.

  2. Baby carrier wrap - I use this a lot when Jake was smaller at around 1-4 months before he became a little heavy for me. He loves to be carried so this was very helpful for me, all I needed to do was wrap him around myself and I can do other things while he is strapped to me.

  3. Changing mat - this is a must-have in every diaper bag, when you're out and about and want to change your baby's diaper, using a changing mat is the cleanest way to go.

  4. Diaper bag - a convenient place to store all the must-haves a baby needs, like diapers, feeding bottles, napkins, change of clothes etc. I would recommend a diaper bag with a lot of compartments.

  5. Months worth of diapers - never thought I would say this but I would be the happiest person if someone could get me months worth of diapers for my baby.

  6. Wet wipes - just like diapers. If you're getting wet wipes as a gift, get a whole bundle of it.

  7. Thermometer - this was in my baby registry amongst other things and I have been using it a whole lot. Sometimes you just want to make sure your baby is crying not because he is down with a temperature.

  8. Muslin squares - this or little handkerchiefs are helpful in every way. Babies drool a lot, and once they start eating solids, they are messier than ever. The first thing moms would look for is a nice little handkerchief or a muslin square to wipe their faces with. Big muslin squares are also good as a nice light blanket in the car.

  9. Towels - they often come in pairs or a pack of three, good stuff. We all need one.

  10. Basic onesies - Jake has loads of these. I got them from several places like Debenhams, H&M, Primark and George. They are the simplest most useful everyday wear. If you're in a tropical country like us, you could go for sleeveless or short-sleeved ones suitable for the warm weather here.

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