Best Baby Gifts
  • 29 Best Baby Gifts You Will Love

    September 02, 2019
    21 min read

    Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift to bring to a baby shower, shopping for a baby’s first birthday gift for a close friend or loved one, or looking for something small but thoughtful for a colleague who is expecting, we have the best baby gift ideas for you.

    And for parents-to-be who are reading this article, some of these items may offer inspiration as you create your own baby registry.

    We surveyed more than 6,000 Pampers Parents to learn which gifts they would most like to receive. Among these 29 baby gift ideas, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at a price that suits your budget.

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    Feeding Bathing Clothing Skin Care and Hygiene Sleep Soothers and Teethers Keepsakes Baby Toys
    Dr. Brown’s Original Bottle Newborn Feeding Set

    Why pick this one? These aren’t just your basic baby bottles; they are designed to mimic breastfeeding (read more about baby bottles here). The bottles also feature vents to release air from the bottle, which means there’s less trapped air the baby can swallow. It’s a feature that Pampers Parents raved about. Even if you’re not sure whether the recipient will breastfeed or bottle feed, bottles can come in handy if, for example, a breastfeeding mom might need to store breast milk or supplement with formula.

    The set includes:

    • Three eight-ounce standard baby bottles
    • Two four-ounce standard baby bottles
    • Five Level-One silicone nipples
    • Two extra Level-Two silicone nipples (faster-flowing for the older baby)
    • Five two-piece patented internal vents
    • Two storage/travel caps
    • Three cleaning brushes.

    Highlights: These bottles are BPA, PVC, lead, and phthalate free, which means that the baby won’t have contact with these potentially harmful chemicals.

    Price*: about $23.45 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “We love Dr. Brown bottles, and they are one of the more expensive gifts, so receiving these would be a great gift.” —Pampers Parent

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    2. Magic Bullet Baby Bullet Baby Care System

    Magic Bullet Baby Bullet Baby Care System

    Why pick this one? If you know the parents are interested in making their own baby food, then why not select one of the most popular baby food blenders as a gift? The Magic Bullet Baby Bullet comes with extra storage cups that can be stored in the fridge or freezer once a big batch of food is prepared. The containers feature a dated dial storage system. If you’re feeling extra generous, this is one of the higher-priced items on the list.

    Highlights: There’s a tip-proof tray to help keep the cups organized. The system also includes a freezable silicone tray, which makes it easy to pop out purees when parents need them.

    Price*: about $59.88 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “I would love to be able to easily make my own baby food with no preservatives, and save money at the same time.” —Pampers Parent

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    3. Kiinde Breast Milk Storage Twist Gift Set

    Kiinde Breast Milk Storage Twist Gift Set

    Why pick this one? The Kiinde Breast Milk Storage Twist Gift Set is an entire system the mom can use for breastfeeding and breast milk storage. It contains:

    • 20 twist pouches
    • Direct-pump adapters (for all major pump brands)
    • Breast milk organizer
    • Two natural feeding bottles
    • Slow-flow active latch nipple with case
    • Medium-flow active latch nipple with case
    • Fast-flow active latch nipple with case
    • Breast milk warmer and bottle warmer
    • Two nipple brushes.

    With any one of the included adapters, any pump can attach to a twistable pouch, which stores the breast milk. Once the pouch is filled with milk, it can be stored in the fridge or freezer for later. The system also includes a milk warmer for reheating. And when the baby is ready to feed, the pouch just needs to be added to the feeding bottle with a nipple attached. This system is simple and hygienic, and parents won’t have to worry about transferring milk between different containers.

    Highlights: With these pouches it’s easy to squeeze out the air bubbles so the baby won’t swallow so much air. All the parts are top rack dishwasher safe and steam sterilizer safe.

    Price*: about $37.80 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “I’m currently pumping and storing and this set would be so helpful to get. It would make storing and giving milk from the same bag a breeze.” —Pampers Parent

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    4. BABYBJORN Soft Bib

    BABYBJORN Soft Bib

    Why pick this one? Parents will love receiving this gift because, as many Pampers Parents mentioned, it makes cleanup a breeze. This bib works as a spill pocket to collect food that might fall from the baby’s mouth, even if she moves around a lot. It can easily be rinsed clean or put in the dishwasher. The neck band is adjustable for a growing baby and fits neck circumferences of 7.5 to 12 inches. It’s one of the more practical gifts Pampers Parents said they’d love to get.

    Highlights: The product is made with BPA-free plastics that are safe for the baby in case she chews on it.

    Price*: about $16.76 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “Silicone bibs are easier to clean and they don’t come off as easily.” —Pampers Parent

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    Aveeno Baby Daily Bath Time Solutions Gift Set to Nourish Skin for Baby and Mom

    Why pick this one? This bath time kit from Aveeno makes a very nice gift for any new mom, especially because it includes a product for her, too. What mom wouldn’t like that? The set has a bottle of baby wash and shampoo, a bottle of baby bath soap, a tube of baby moisturizing lotion, and finally a bottle of stress relief body wash for mom. The kit comes in a lovely wicker basket, making it a gift you don’t need to wrap.

    Highlights: The baby formulations are made for sensitive skin; are tear free, nut free, and dairy free; and are made without toxins, dyes, parabens, phthalates, steroids, formaldehyde, fragrances, PEG, and drying alcohol.

    Price*: about $17.50 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “The lavender vanilla scent smells amazing and doesn’t bother my baby’s ultra-sensitive skin.” —Pampers Parent

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    2. Johnson’s Sleepy Time Baby Gift Set

    Johnson’s Sleepy Time Baby Gift Set

    Why pick this one? This bath time set, made with calming aromas, makes a good present if you’re on a budget, but you still want to give something practical for the parents. The gift set includes shampoo, lotion, bath soap, and a reusable caddy.

    Highlights: The products are free of parabens and phthalates, so are suitable a baby’s sensitive skin.

    Price*: about $9.92 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents Love the Gift: “I have been using Johnson’s bath products since my little one was born. He loves them and giving him a bath as part of his bedtime routine has helped him sleep more at night.” —Pampers Parent

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    3. Skip Hop Moby Baby Bath Set with Four Bathtime Essentials

    Skip Hop Moby Baby Bath Set with Four Bathtime Essentials

    Why pick this one? To make baby bathing more comfortable for the parents and fun and safe for the baby, this bath time kit contains

    • a soft whale-shaped spout cover, shielding the baby's head in case of an accidental bump on the metal spout
    • a bath kneeler, so that the parents won’t have to kneel on the hard bathroom floor
    • a padded elbow rest, which can be placed on the edge of the tub to make bathing the baby more comfortable for the parent
    • and a waterfall rinser, basically a pitcher so that the parents can gently pour water over the baby.

    Price*: about $49.99 on Amazon.com

    Pampers Parents review: “I would love this set because when I bathe my babies my knees kill me on the hard floor. I would love that mat!” —Pampers Parent

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    4. Spasilk 23-Piece Essential Baby Bath Gift Set

    Spasilk 23-Piece Essential Baby Bath Gift Set

    Why pick this one? Who wouldn’t want to wrap their little one in one of these cute towels? The gift set includes 3 hooded towels and 20 washcloths. You can choose from six different colors/designs. Although any of the designs would be perfectly OK for both a boy and girl, the gray giraffe one could be a good gender neutral choice if you don’t know the sex of the baby. It’s also a very trendy color and style, so if in doubt perhaps go with that one.

    Price*: about $16.76 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “Bath time is so much easier with the Spasilk washcloths and towels.”—Pampers Parent

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    Clothing

    1. Aden + anais Silky Soft Swaddle Baby Blanket

    aden + anais Silky Soft Swaddle Baby Blanket

    Why pick this one? For the ultimate in luxurious softness, choose this set of blankets, which are made from viscose bamboo that’s been pre-washed. In addition to swaddling infants, these baby blankets can also be used for privacy when nursing, for tummy time, as burp cloths, as a stroller cover, or as a changing table cover. The fabric is breathable so it won’t cause overheating, and it’s soft enough for sensitive skin. It makes a great practical gift for new parents.

    Highlights: The fabric gets softer with every wash.

    Price*: about $45.00 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “Soft swaddles are great to have in the beginning for swaddling during the night and naps. You can also use them for playing and extra layers for the stroller or car seat.” —Pampers Parent

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    2. Baby Bandana Drool Bibs by Dodo Babies + 2 Pacifier Clips + Pacifier Case in a Gift Bag

    Baby Bandana Drool Bibs by Dodo Babies + 2 Pacifier Clips + Pacifier Case in a Gift Bag

    Why pick this one? These bandana bibs would make a cool gift for any baby boy or girl, as they're both stylish and practical. The set comes with

    • four bandana bibs
    • two pacifier clips
    • a multifunctional pacifier case
    • a gift bag.

    Highlights: The bibs are hypoallergenic, super absorbent, and easy to use with snap buttons. They’re made of 100 percent organic cotton, backed with 100 percent polyester fleece, and are soft against your baby’s skin.

    Price*: about $12.95 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “I received the Dodo Babies Baby Bandanas as a gift with my third child and wish I would have used them with my older children. So good for catching all the baby drool while looking stylish.” —Pampers Parent

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    3. Baby Socks Gift Set

    Baby Socks Gift Set

    Why pick this one? Parents will get a kick out of this adorable gift of socks with funny sayings on the feet. Since they’re great for both boys and girls, they make a great gift if you don’t know the gender of the baby. The socks are made from soft combed cotton and a bit of spandex for stretch. The gift set includes four pairs of socks, each with different funny sayings.

    Price*: about $16.95 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “Who has enough cute socks? Normally I get plain-Jane socks. These would be adorable and fun!” —Pampers Parent

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    Skin Care and Hygiene

    Summer Infant Complete Nursery Care Kit

    Why pick this one? Every parent needs a kit like this. The set is designed to include everything needed to help keep the baby clean and healthy. The set includes

    • a medicine syringe
    • pacifier medicine dispenser
    • nasal aspirator
    • forehead thermometer
    • digital thermometer
    • nail clipper
    • emery board
    • comb
    • brush
    • teething ring
    • gum massager
    • finger brush
    • storage case
    • an emergency information card that can be filled out with the baby’s healthcare provider information.

    Price*: about $14.99 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “The nursery care kit has everything you need in one convenient bag. It’s small enough to carry in your diaper bag and everything is great quality.” —Pampers Parent

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    2. Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail

    Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail

    Why pick this one? The Ubbi diaper pail is made out of non-porous steel so that odors are kept locked inside. The lid features a tight rubber seal, a child safety lock, slow-close lid, and sliding opening, which helps keep smells from being released. It holds up to 55 diapers and can be used with any type of bag — no special liners are needed.

    If you’re looking for a gift that’s on the higher end of the price range, and will be really appreciated by parents, then consider this diaper pail.

    Highlights: This diaper pail comes in a variety of colors and patterns.

    Price*: about $69.99 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “This pail is expensive at first glance but it’s steel so it won’t absorb the smells like other diaper pails, and the most important selling factor is that you can use any 13-gallon kitchen bag. This makes it more economical in the long run. We love the Ubbi so much we have two!” —Pampers Parent

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    3. Burt’s Bees Baby Getting Started Gift Set

    Burt’s Bees Baby Getting Started Gift Set

    Why pick this one? Another great personal care product, this Burt’s Bees set includes five items: a shampoo and wash in one, a buttermilk soap, a cream-to-powder diaper cream, a nourishing lotion, and baby oil. The set includes trial-size versions of each product.

    Highlights: The products are safe on the baby’s delicate skin, and they are free from phthalates, parabens, and petrolatum.

    Price*: about $9.87 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “I love Burt’s Bees! My daughter inherited very sensitive skin and their products work great on her.” —Pampers Parent

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    4. OCCObaby 3-Piece Wooden Baby Hair Brush and Comb Set

    OCCObaby 3-Piece Wooden Baby Hair Brush and Comb Set

    Why pick this one? Here’s a very practical gift that parents will appreciate receiving: a brush and comb set. Packaged in a cute gift box, the set has a natural goat hair brush with very soft bristles, a massaging and detangling brush with wooden bristles, and a wooden comb.

    This is the type of gift that the parents may find more useful a little later on, when the baby is older, but there’s no reason you can’t get them the set in advance.

    Price*: about $19.89 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “The baby’s soft hair and tender scalp deserves a good tool to brush them.” —Pampers Parent

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    Baby Shusher for Babies — Sleep Miracle Soother Sound Machine for New Parents

    Why pick this one? This sleep soother is designed to help lull babies to sleep using a shushing sound. The soothing sessions can be timed to be between 15 and 30 minutes. It also has an adjustable volume control.

    It’s easy to use and has a removable wrist strap in case the parent wants to use it while holding the baby. It comes with two AA batteries so it works right out of the box.

    Highlights: It’s made from a durable and easy-to-clean BPA-free plastic.

    Price*: about $34.99 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “The shusher is a lifesaver! My baby won’t fall asleep at night unless there is white noise and the shusher is great for on the go.” —Pampers Parent

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    2. Nuby Silicone Teethe-EEZ Teether with Bristles

    Nuby Silicone Teethe-EEZ Teether with Bristles

    Why pick this one? This fish-shaped teether is made from super soft 100% silicone. It features multiple teething surfaces, and includes a hygienic carry case to keep the teether clean when not in use. This is a great little gift that parents will be sure to use and appreciate.

    Highlights: The teether is BPA free.

    Price*: about $4.99 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “The Nuby teether was wonderful when my girls were getting their front teeth. They loved to rub their gums against the teether.” —Pampers Parent

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    3. Cloud b Sleep Sheep on the Go Travel Sound Soother

    Cloud b Sleep Sheep on the Go Travel Sound Soother

    Why pick this one? Not only is this cuddly little sheep adorable as a stuffed animal, it also doubles as a sound soother. Any parent would love to receive this as a baby gift. The sheep has four sound options: gentle stream, spring showers, ocean waves, and harmonious whale sounds. The volume is adjustable and there is a sleep timer with auto shut-off. This is the travel size version, so it can easily fit in a diaper bag or in carry-on luggage.

    Highlights: With the sound box removed, the sheep can be machine washed and dried.

    Price*: about $27.45 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “We have the sheep travel sound machine and it’s great. It has four different sounds and it’s great to take in the car or have in restaurants.” —Pampers Parent

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    4. Whisbear the Humming Bear Sleep Soother

    Whisbear the Humming Bear Sleep Soother

    Why pick this one? Instead of white noise, the Whisbear sleep soother uses pink noise, which is more delicate and aims to duplicate the sounds the baby heard in the womb. The bear also has a cry sensor, turning on automatically when the baby starts crying. Magnets in the paws make it easy to attach the bear to a stroller, for example.

    Highlights: The bear is made of soft material for the baby’s delicate skin, and it’s machine washable. The Whisbear is available in different colors such as turquoise, watermelon, and citron.

    Price*: about $49.99 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “The humming bear soother would be nice for on the go and at home. We have found that noise has really helped our child sleep better during naps and at night. I’d love to have one for when we’re in the car or stroller.” —Pampers Parent

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    5. Comotomo Silicone Baby Teether

    Comotomo Silicone Baby Teether

    Why pick this one? The Comotomo baby teether is sized for the baby’s fingers. It features a non-choking design, and has multiple points for grabbing and holding. It’s available in either blue or orange.

    Highlights: The teether is made from hygienic silicone, and it’s BPA, PVC, and phthalate free. It’s also safe to place in the microwave, boiling water, dishwasher, and sterilizer.

    Price*: about $6.99 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “The Comotomo teether is built for baby’s fingers so it’s comfortable and easy for smaller hands.”—Pampers Parent

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    Pearhead My First Year Photo Moments Baby Keepsake Frame

    Why pick this one? The Pearhead keepsake frame can display a photo from each month of the baby’s first year. The frame is made of wood that’s painted white and includes an acid-free beveled mat with the words “my first year” in silver on the mat. It can be wall mounted. This gift would work well for a newborn, and perhaps when the child turns 1 year old you could even provide 12 images to place in the frame, if you regularly get to see the little one.

    Highlights: The frame is available in horizontal and vertical formats.

    Price*: about $19.95 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “The frame is a special keepsake. You see how much your little one has changed in such a short amount of time.” —Pampers Parent

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    2. Baby Handprint Kit

    Baby Handprint Kit

    Why pick this one? What a creative way to capture the baby’s footprint and handprint! This is a unique keepsake that the parents will cherish. This kit comes with everything the parent needs, including air-dry clay, a roller, a solid wood picture frame, and three different colors of mats to choose from. The frame also holds two photos.

    Highlights: The kit is available with a black, espresso, or white frame.

    Price*: about $19.95 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “The handprint kit is a lovely keepsake that I wouldn’t have thought of buying myself (I was more focused on practical purchases). ”—Pampers Parent

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    3. Pearhead Newborn Baby Handprint or Footprint “Clean-Touch” Ink Pad

    Pearhead Newborn Baby Handprint or Footprint “Clean-Touch” Ink Pad

    Why pick this one? Like the clay handprint kit, this kit also captures the newborn’s handprint and footprint but with ink. The manufacturer claims the ink is 100 percent safe for the baby. The kit comes with two imprint cards, which can be stamped onto, so you can use one for a handprint and one for a footprint, or get two handprints, for example. Keep in mind that a frame is not included so you may want to gift a frame as well.

    Highlights: The ink is available in black, blue, or pink.

    Price*: about $5.99 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “The handprint and footprint ink pads are not only perfect memorabilia but are also good for Christmas presents.” —Pampers Parents

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    4. Pearhead First 5 Years Chevron Baby Memory Book with Clean-Touch Baby Safe Ink Pad

    Pearhead First 5 Years Chevron Baby Memory Book with Clean-Touch Baby Safe Ink Pad

    Why pick this one? This memory book is both sweet and practical. The kit from Pearhead comes with an inkpad for taking the baby’s handprint or footprint as well as a memory book. The memory book can hold baby pictures and written memories, with a section for each year for the first five years. This is a great way to help the parents document their baby’s firsts, and later it can be shared with the child when he is older.

    Highlights: The memory book comes in three different colors: blue, pink, or gray.

    Price*: about $19.99 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “I love the memory book. It has places for information and pictures and has some awesome sections to fill out.” —Pampers Parent

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    Baby Toys

    1. Infantino Balls, Blocks, & Buddies Activity Toy Set

    Infantino Balls, Blocks, & Buddies Activity Toy Set

    Why pick this one? This activity set from Infantino is a great gift for infants and toddlers. The set includes

    • eight multi-textured balls
    • eight numbered blocks
    • four squeezable animals
    • a handled storage bag.

    Price*: about $16.99 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “The Infantino ball set helps your child feel different textures and shapes and see different colors.” —Pampers Parent

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    2. Oball Kids Shaker Toy

    Oball Kids Shaker Toy

    Why pick this one? This baby toy is a rattle and a teether in one, making it a cute and practical must-have. The rattle beads are contained in a clear cylinder so that the baby will be entertained as the colorful beads move and make sounds. The baby can safely chew on the spheres at the two ends of the rattle.

    Highlights: This toy is BPA free.

    Price*: about $3.55 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “The Oball was the first toy our son enjoyed playing with because it was easy for his little fingers to latch on to.” —Pampers Parent

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    3. Cloth Book Baby Gift

    Cloth Book Baby Gift

    Why pick this one? This animal-themed cloth book is the perfect gift for a baby boy or girl in the infant or toddler stage. The tactile book is made of durable fabric, and it’s even machine washable in case it gets covered in spit-up. The book has a carrying handle on the side and can be attached to a stroller.

    Highlights: The soft pages include a peek-a-boo flap, a safe flexible mirror, sounds, and touch-and-feel textures. With your purchase you’ll also receive an e-book, which offers tips on how best to utilize the book with your little one.

    Price*: about $14.97 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “I love to read books to my little girls but sadly my oldest likes to eat anything that is cardboard — so all the books we currently have are all chewed up. I think a cloth baby book will be perfect for my 3-year-old and my newborn.”—Pampers Parent

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    4. The First Years First Rattle

    The First Years First Rattle

    Why pick this one? Like the other teethers on our list, this multi-textured baby rattle offers multiple surfaces for teething. It also has high-contrast colors and patterns to encourage the baby’s visual tracking. There are plenty of places for the baby to grab and hold so this rattle is easy for the baby to grip.

    Price*: about $6.00 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “My child loved the rattle for her whole first year. It was easy to hold, colorful, and she loved sucking on the bugs' antennas.” —Pampers Parent

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    5. Bright Starts Rattle and Shake Barbell Rattle

    Bright Starts Rattle and Shake Barbell Rattle

    Why pick this one? This barbell-style rattle features a textured handle, which is easy for babies 3 months and older to hold onto. The rattles on either end have colorful beads and mirrors that reflect colors and light and will likely capture a baby’s attention. This rattle is the least expensive item on this list.

    Price*: about $2.99 on Amazon.com

    Why Pampers Parents love the gift: “The shaker toy is a great multifunctional toy for a baby.” —Pampers Parent

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    Any of these baby gifts would make a lovely present for a friend or family member who is expecting a new arrival. They're great choices not only for a baby shower but for a visit to the hospital or the parents' home after the baby is born. Later on, you may need something for the baby’s baptism or other religious celebration, or for a first birthday gift.

    Luckily, all of the gifts on this list are practical and received high ratings from Pampers Parents, so you can be sure you’re giving something that will be used and cherished. And if you’re still unsure what to get, you can always ask the parents what they’re still looking for or need, and make your decision based on that.

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    *Prices are correct at the time of writing.

    How We Got These Results

    We surveyed thousands of parents in the Pampers Community and asked them to choose the products they love the most, and to share their views on specific products and product categories. Based on the survey responses, we have taken the top product picks and added our own research to create this article. The aim is to help you choose the right product for you and your family. We might receive commissions on purchases made from the links in this article, but the products featured are the Pampers Community’s top choices.

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