Holiday Gifts for New Parents

December 12, 2014 Aviva browsed the net for the handiest. coolest and newest “new-parent” gifts on the market. Get inspired!
  1. CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT
You may be thinking: Oh, sureevery parent will already have a car seat for the baby, puhlease! But let me tell you what — there is no greater gift than an extra car seat for those times that grandma, grandpa, a friend or a spouse needs to take the baby in a hurry. It’s invaluable and saves time and precious back muscles to not have to switch car seats. Picking one up specifically for transfers is the perfect thoughtful present.
  1. BUMP WATER
This refreshing bottled beverage can help curb nausea, promote folic acid intake and help moms-to-be who have trouble swallowing those prenatal pills still get the vitamins they need.
  1. HAPPY MAMA SURVIVAL KIT
Described as the “ultimate go-to solution to help women feel healthy and happy during pregnancy, nursing and beyond,” this Make Mama Happy Survival Kit includes solutions for sleepless nights, aches, pains and heartburn, along with a bedazzled case for her to tote her medications or prenatal vitamins. A healthy mama = a happy mama,
  1. HAIR LOSS SUPPLEMENTS
As most moms know, postpartum time also can mean hair loss time. Gone are the shiny, full locks of pregnancy and in are the clumps of hair lost in the shower. Hair growth vitamins and supplements can help prevent that loss and support new growth, especially for nursing moms. “Adding a supplement to a well-balanced diet like Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition, which contains biotin, zinc, iron, selenium and chromium can get your hair growing and glowing, supporting healthy hair growth,” notes Marnie Nussbaum, M.D., F.A.A.D. and cosmetic dermatologist with Aviva.
  1. BABY CARE GIFT BASKETS
You may think that babies are sweet and innocent, but odds are that precious newborn baby will get dirtier than a mud wrestler on a rainy day. We go through baby wash like crazy in my house, which is why I think any parent would appreciate some free baby care goodies, like a care package of baby wash, lotion or diaper cream, especially a brand that is paraben- and sulfate-free.
  1. 6. THE COOLEST BATH TOWEL EVER
OK, we have to be honest — when we first saw this bath towel, my first thought was how ridiculous it looked. And then, in the next second, our thought was, Holy cow, that thing is pure genius. Because it really is. We hate trying to hold a towel across my shoulder while simultaneously bending over to pick up a wet, wiggly baby. We usually end up dropping half of the towel in the water and that’s no fun for anyone. This towel lets you fasten straps around you to prevent that and, yes, I’m overly excited about it.
  1. MONOGRAMMED FAMILY PILLOW
We totally got lost browsing in this website because there are so many awesome family pillows to choose from. They are so original and we really couldn’t pick just one to recommend. Our favorites are the “family tree,” “state love” and “dates to remember” pillows.
  1. A CLASSY FAMILY ORNAMENT
You really can’t go wrong with a family ornament, can you? It’s small, simple and this version could also sit on a shelf with a photo to enjoy year-round.
  1. A SUPER-SAFE BABY MONITOR
We have to admit that sometimes, we wonder what kind of effect all of this Wi-Fi and connectivity flying through the air is having on our bodies and our babies. Which is why we found the Smart Nova Baby Monitor an intriguing idea — it allows new parents to keep a virtual ear out for Baby with 97 percent less radiation than a traditional baby monitor.

10. THE SOFTEST BLANKET OF ALL TIME

This present is meant to induce some serious snuggle time. These luxury blankets available in full and “snuggle” sizes. With each purchase, the company also donates a blanket to a baby in need, so this is a gift that keeps on giving.        
comments powered by Disqus