When you’re getting a baby gift, what you’re really doing is buying something for the parents. Sure, you want the newborn to laugh at, snuggle or coo over your carefully selected item, but what you really want is to please the ones who take care of her.
The best baby gifts will hold an infant’s attention, help the parent with time-tested pain points like naptime or tummy time and hold up longer than it takes for a baby to grow out of them. What doesn’t help? Products that don’t work the way they’re supposed to, or gifts that work once or twice but can’t stand up to a baby’s “love.”
From blankets to bodysuits, changing pads to nursing covers, these are items that you can feel good giving at the next holiday, baby shower, sip-and-see or baby girl birthday. They should last until you’re looking for the best gifts for 1-year-olds.