There’s so much changing for a new mom after the birth of their child that many people don’t think about outside of having a new human being to look after. For one, they often suffer from a severe lack of sleep given their baby’s sleep schedule and need to feed every few hours. Secondly, new moms’ bodies have just been through labor and need time to heal. Third, babies are unpredictable. Even with two active parents taking care of the newborn, there are endless unknowns as the baby grows and many anxious new parents can use all the help they can get!
We’ve created the following list to account for items that may not be on the baby registry but sure can help new moms and new parents in general ease into parenthood.
New parents might not know the ropes just yet unless they have close friends who have gone through the process and they bear witness to the things that worked well for them. Some common missed items are:
- Nasal aspirator: Moms swear by it. This contraption sucks boogers out of a baby’s nose with your mouth. It sounds and looks disgusting to the non trained eye, but it is a safe, gentle way of keeping their baby’s nostrils clear to breath better at night.
- A dual car seat and stroller: One of the best combinations to get so new parents can easily transfer their sleeping baby from the car to the stroller without struggling to unclip them from everything. Pick up the car seat and pop it in the stroller or vice versa. It’s that easy.
- Breast-Feeding Cover: Baby needs to eat every few hours. It’s really impractical for moms to find a private room to breast feed when they are out and about. Instead, with this breast feeding cover, they no longer have to! This cover has an easy viewing window to see how baby is doing while keeping mom covered. It’s easy to put on and take off.
- Infant Rocker: These rockers rock! Babies often love constant movement to feel safe and be lulled to sleep. Help a new mom out with the gift of sleep while their baby sleeps safely clipped in.
- Healing Cream: Mom’s body continues to go through a lot of wear and tear with baby feedings. Help her heal with gentle lotions.
- Unisex Diaper Bag Backpack: Going anywhere with baby means carrying around a dozen items for changing, feeding, and the occasional milk puke. Be prepared with an easy to carry and go ergonomic diaper backpack that won’t weigh down one shoulder and comes with insulated bottle holders among other things like a built in changing pad.
Take a look at our list for more new mom ideas. If you see anything we’ve left out, leave a note in the comments below!
51 Monthly Milestone Personalized Blanket
We know babies grow in a blink of an eye! That is why our Baby Milestone Blanket is the perfect way to capture your baby’s first year. Document and track how chubby and tall they are getting!
50 Diaper Genie Gift Set
Make the transition to parenthood a breeze for new moms and dads with this newborn gift set. It’s all your Playtex Baby must-haves in one!
49 Ollie Swaddle
Made from custom moisture-wicking material to reduce the risk of overheating Custom fit to allow for fit to be individualized to meet the needs and size of each little one.
48 Boba Wrap Baby Carrier
Making your life with a Toddler easier with a MACHINE WASHABLE French Terry blend and a lifetime guarantee.
47 Multifunction Diaper Bag
Fashional backpack diaper bag, it reliably holds all your essential items for baby care (like diapers, food, and extra clothing) – freeing up your hands,You can even strap it to your stroller.
46Evenflo Sibby Travel System
This stroller, baby carrier, and ride-along board are made of high-quality materials and assembled to precision-manufacturing standards. This helps the system maintain safety and durability.
45Skip Hop Alphabet Zoo Activity Gym
Multiple fabrics & activities on the mat: soft embroidered whale & elephant with crinkle ear, zebra with tactile mane, crinkle tree flaps & bird wings, removable apple mirror, & squeaking monkey.
44 Portable Play Yard
An essential piece of gear for families with twins, offering abundant room for two babies. Low Center of Gravity The heavy duty padded mattress supports a baby from 0M+ up to 35”. Two wheels help in moving the playard.
43 4-In-1 Play Yard
Baby Playards – All in One Nap and play, home and away. The 4-in-1 Evenflo Arena Playard grows with your child, offering four uses in one convenient bundle. Newborns will feel cozy in a soothing, removable napper that rocks baby to sleep and includes 2 delightful soft toys.
42 Sleep Aid Womb Sound Soother
Cinch by dexbaby is an integrated line of infant products and stylish gifts that brings peace of mind to parents through safety, simplicity and value. For parents whose vocal cords can’t hold out for 200 rounds of “Hush Little Baby,” a sound soother is a must for baby bedtime routines. And the Cinch Sound Sleeper in this stylish plush animal is the perfect choice.
41 Soothies Cooling Gel Pads
These gel breast pads provide instant cooling relief to soothe and heal sore nipples so moms can continue feeding baby.
40 Nursery Care Kit
The Complete Nursery Care Kit includes 21 grooming and health care items essential for any nursery. A durable storage case is included so parents can keep each item conveniently close at hand at home or on-the-go.
39 Sound Machine
With plug-in power, this nightlight soother features a dimmable nightlight that emits a warm glow, our baby soother plays eight gentle melodies and calming nature sounds. An adjustable pivot lens projects a starry nightscape onto any surface so little one can see the luminous sky from his or her favorite sleeping position.
38Baby Feeding Set
Because YOUR CHILDREN ARE TOO PRECIOUS, our set is MADE FROM 100% FOOD GRADE SILICONE meeting the HIGHEST FOOD SAFETY STANDARDS (FDA & Strict European standards – LFGB). Unlike most of our competitors, our silicone baby plates and bowls actually STAY ON THE HIGH CHAIR, are UNBREAKABLE, UNSCRATCHABLE and are also ANTI-MOLD.
37 Nasal Aspirator
Nosefrida The Snotsucker is an easy, natural way to keep baby snot free. Just use your own suction to draw mucus out of the baby’s nose. The disposable filters prevent any bacterial transfer. It is risk-free, more effective than a bulb aspirator and easy to clean.
36 Baby Nail Clipper
Whisper-quiet operation boasting an LED front light and whisper-quiet motor, you can trim their nails while they’re sleeping without them ever knowing.
35 Video Baby Monitor
The Infant Optics DXR-8 video baby monitor has a long track record as a monitor that you can trust. Its compact size strikes a perfect balance between performance and versatility, for being a small and light enough monitor to carry around the house, whilst offer stunning video and audio quality.
34 Night Light
The safest ABS and PC materials contain no harmful substances and make for a night light that’s 100% safe for your toddler to play, cuddle, and grow with! Even the LED filters blue light so you and your child can use it securely for longer without straining your eyes.
33 Milk Storage Bags
The Medela Breast Milk Storage Bags have been hygienically pre-sealed with durable material and double-zipper protection to prevent leaking. These bags safely store breastmilk in the freezer, fridge, or when traveling.
32 Convertible Carrier
4 ways to carry baby-facing in narrow seat for newborns, facing in wide seat for older babies, facing out narrow seat for babies with head control and back carry wide seat for older babies and toddlers
31 Baby Carrier
Our baby wrap carrier is specially designed using stretchy yet sturdy fabric so that baby’s weight will not be straining to your tired back and shoulders after long period of usage. The right amount of elasticity also keeps your baby safe and snug in the wrap without having to constantly readjust the wrap. Easy to use for new baby wearing moms!
30 Baby Bouncer
Your baby will love snuggling into the comfy, deep seat of the Fisher-Price Moonlight Meadow Deluxe Bouncer! This cozy infant seat gently bounces along to your baby’s natural movements, with soothing vibrations and up to 20 minutes of music and nature sounds to help your baby relax.
29Chicco Caddy Hook On Chair
The Chicco Caddy Portable Hook-On Chair simplifies mealtime at home or on the go with secure attachment to dining tables, a lightweight frame, and a trunk-friendly fold. High-back cushioned support and a three-point harness help create a comfortable, secure seating area
28 Electric Breast Pump
Loved by moms and lactation consultants worldwide, the Spectra S1 Plus Premier RECHARGEABLE Breast Pump is designed to bring confidence and comfort to every moment of the breastfeeding journey. The S1 is portable and quickly rechargeable for active moms, and also quiet and discreet for soothing pumping.
27 Double Electric Breast Pump
This double electric breast pump is the ultimate in comfort, with 5 pumping styles & 9 suction levels to match baby’s feeding patterns & maximize comfort & milk production.
26Portable Baby Sleep Soother
An adjustable pivot lens projects a starry nightscape onto any surface so little one can see the luminous sky from his or her favorite sleeping position. Just choose the light and sound combination that’s right for your baby and our sweet friend will do the rest!
25 Infant Rocker
The Go With Me Sway Portable Infant Rocker was designed to provide comfort on the go. The super soft, plush seat is slightly inclined and allows your little one to lay comfortably, while the rocking base can be used for an added sense of contentment
24 Swivel Glider
The DaVinci Olive Glider with Ottoman has been thoughtfully designed to meet mom’s and baby’s feeding time needs then transition to your home in the later years. Mom can rest easy in this soft and durable 100% polyester glider that glides forwards and backwards as well as swivels. Bonus upholstered ottoman included to rest those tired feet.
23 Relaxation Gift Set
Deep relaxation and lasting rejuvenation come together in this beautiful, handmade French rose spa mom gift featuring all natural items. The gift box comes wrapped with a beautiful artificial rose flower and twine and ready to give or mail it direct to your loved one.
22 Aveno Essential Daily Care Gift Set
Pamper yourself and your baby with Aveeno Baby Essential Daily Care Baby & Mommy Gift Set, a selection of skincare & bath products for babies and moms. The collection of baby washes and shampoo, lotions, and creams is everything you need for babies’ sensitive skin.
21 Shower Gifts Moms Pampering Mothers
So whether you are looking for a gift for a brand new mommy to be or maybe a mom of teenagers, this is the 5 piece bath gift set they will adore.
20 Breathe, Mama, Breathe
Moms can feel as if they are sprinting through life, crashing onto the pillow at day’s end only to start again the next morning. In Breathe, Mama, Breathe, psychotherapist Shonda Moralis outlines the benefits of daily meditation and shows moms how to do it—in just five minutes! Plus, she shares over 60 “mindful breaks” that will help moms tune into their own well-being.
19Newborn Blanket Swaddle
Suitable for baby from 0-6 Month. Features: Adjustable baby’s secure hook and loop fastener, free to adjust swaddle size.With separate feet, it allowing baby to kick, but cannot be kicked off. Cute bear hoodie, protecting baby’s ear,stay warm all night.
18Diaper Bag Backpack
Our Diaper Backpack (waterproof changing pad Included) has a streamlined design, great construction and all the functionality parents need in a diaper bag.
17Organic Herbal Nipple Cream
Breastfeeding is an ideal way to nourish and bond with your little one, but nursing can come with the discomfort of sore, cracked nipples. Get quick relief and help meet your breastfeeding goals by using Motherlove’s Nipple Cream.
16Hair Brush and Comb Set
The specialize baby brush and comb set are made of soft goat hair and tea wood,which is hypoallergenic,BPA free,a beauty and safety item. Please Note:Our baby hair brush is made of goat bristle, so it is very soft. Besides, it maybe shed off for it’s natural goat hair feature which unlike the synthetic fiber.
15Baby Grooming Set
Put the other kits bag on the shelf! The Big Bundle of Joy is the ultimate fuss-busting mom & baby toolkit with the full line of Fridababy solutions to take you from hospital bag to boogers, butts and beyond.
14Nursing Cover with Sewn-in Burp Cloth
The neckline is made with a flexible bow that allows mothers to maintain eye contact with their baby while breastfeeding. Mothers also enjoy the extra wide coverage that will maintain their modesty and will give their little one a safe, comfortable place to nurse peacefully.
13Boppy Original Newborn Lounger
The Boppy Newborn Lounger is the perfect place for wee ones to coo and kick in comfort. It is uniquely designed with a recessed interior perfect for a newborn’s bottom. This must-have for newborns is a lifesaver for moms and dads.
Still looking for a little extra privacy while nursing your babies in public? UHINOOS Nursing Cover will allow you to comfortably breastfeed anytime, anywhere, and even in any company. Our special open neckline allows mom and baby to maintain eye contact while nursing and also promoting airflow– and our cloth patterns will match perfectly with even the most stylish wardrobe.
11 Organic Bamboo Nursing Breast Pads
Breastfeeding is one the most beautiful journey through motherhood. We understand the emotional roller coaster, tiredness and breastfeeding pains that you have to go through during postpartum.
10Baby’s First Year Memory Book
We celebrate and capture the memories of your little one in this modern & beautiful baby journal. This new heirloom-quality baby memory book stands out not just for its beautiful designs, but for being the first baby book available to be inclusive of all families.
9American Collection Comfortable Bamboo Nursing Pillow
Our New Portable, Soft and Light Nursing Pillow provides not only comfort to Mom and Baby but it is multipurpose too. You can use it on the floor to support your child as they learn to sit upright or wear it around your house for proper nursing support.
8Org Store Premium Nursing Pillow Cover
The Org Store presents our premium nursing pillow slipcovers. Their modern designs are made of 100% cotton material that is soft and comfortable for both the mother and newborn baby. Our breastfeeding pillow covers comes with a high quality covered zipper to keep it hidden and safe. Our slipcovers fit snug on Boppy and other pillows.
7Ergonomic Baby Carrier with Nursing Cover
Bable baby carrier suits the weather. The front panel up keeps your baby warm. Roll it down and the breathable mesh allows air flow to avoid your baby sweats much in hot days. It’s not necessary to buy one more for hot and humid weather condition.
6 Nursing Cover Baby Seat Covers
Being mom is a full-time job. You could use a helping hand, and this multi-use cover is here to make life easier for you. Parents caring for baby can relax knowing this nursing scarf for breastfeeding will take care of so much and even keep them warm as a winter carseat cover for baby.
5 Go the F Sleep Book
Go the F*** to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach’s verses perfectly capture the familiar–and unspoken–tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night.
4Skin Recovery Kit for New Moms
New Moms Skin Recovery Set helps to firm and tone stretched skin associated with weight fluctuation to help your skin return to it’s pre-natal condition.
3The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby’s First Year
A laugh-out-loud guide to the first year of motherhood, filled with helpful advice and wisdom from real moms and dads who aren’t at all afraid to tell it like it is.
2My New Name Is Mommy Mug
You can full these mugs with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, beer and so on. They are safe for any hot or cold drinks. And they are available for microwave oven and dishwasher. What’s more, Mugaholics also pay lots of attention on designing the packing box.
1The Baby Owner’s Manual
Through step-by-step instructions and helpful schematic diagrams, The Baby Owner’s Manual explores hundreds of frequently asked questions.