Not sure what to buy the new parent in your life? Becoming a new parent is an incredible journey filled with moments of joy, love, and, of course, the occasional challenge. One aspect that often poses a challenge for new parents with a new baby is the feeding process and keeping up with all of the feeding phases their little will go through. And one of the best gifts you give a new parent is the gift of convenience!
To make life easier and more enjoyable for new moms and dads, we've curated a gift guide featuring essential products and thoughtful gifts for new parents that will help streamline the feeding journey for them. From stainless steel drinking cups with straws to baby food containers and everything in between, every item on this list will make a great gift for new parents.
Stainless Steel Drinking Cups with Straws and Lids:
New parents will appreciate the durability and safety of stainless steel cups as an alternative to plastic. These cups are durable and easy to care for, with the added convenience of lids and straws with built-in straw stoppers to prevent spills from curious fingers. They help transition babies from bottles to cups and are built to last through their formative years. Plus, a set like this one even doubles as snack containers!
Baby Food Freezer Tray:
Preparing homemade baby food is a fantastic way to ensure a child's nutrition. However, it takes a bit more work and special supplies to get started. A baby food freezer tray simplifies this process by allowing parents to freeze and store individual portions of baby food – a thoughtful gift for any new parent. Made with flexible silicone, it's easy to pop the frozen food out when it's time to eat. Try to find one with a hard plastic lid to prevent messy spills in the freezer.
Baby Food Containers:
For parents on the go, having the right containers for baby food is essential. These containers are perfect for storing homemade baby food creations and work well with the freezer trays mentioned above. Gift them a set like this one and they'll be whipping up pre-portioned snacks and meals in no time! An excellent gift for any new mom or dad.
Silicone Suction Placemats:
Mealtime can be messy, especially with a little one learning to eat. Silicone suction placemats adhere to the table, creating a clean and defined eating space designed to cut down on the mealtime mess – a welcome gift for any busy parent! They're easy to clean and come in vibrant colors and fun designs that any young child will love.
Baby-Led Weaning Spoons:
Baby-led weaning is a popular feeding method that encourages self-feeding. Special baby-led weaning spoons are designed to fit little hands perfectly, promoting independence during mealtime. They are typically made from safe, non-toxic materials.
Kids Chef Kit:
As a child grows, involving them in meal preparation can be a fun and educational experience, but tools designed for adults can be cumbersome for little hands and create more mess than is necessary. A kids chef kit, complete with real child-sized cooking utensils, an apron, and even mini chef hats is a wonderful way to encourage their interest in food and cooking (And makes for a great gift and some really fun memories!)
Baby's First 6 Months Feeding Bundle Gift Box:
For the perfect gift, consider a comprehensive feeding bundle that includes everything needed to feed a baby during their first 6 months. Such bundles typically contain a combination of the above items, along with additional feeding essentials like bibs, plates, and more.
Feeding a baby should be a joyous and stress-free experience. With these essential products in their parenting arsenal, new parents will be well-prepared to tackle mealtime with confidence. Whether they're transitioning their child to solids, exploring baby-led weaning, or simply looking for ways to make feeding more enjoyable, these items will be their trusted allies. Gift these essentials to new parents, and you'll be providing them with the tools to create a positive feeding journey for their little one. Happy shopping for the new parents in your life!