12 Baby Gifts That Parents Actually Need
A present for the little ones in your life can be useful—or it can just be more stuff. Read on for a selection of baby gifts that parents actually need.
A universal truth: babies beget things. Even for the most eco-minded among us, the stuff (whether essential, extra, or just cute) is a reality, and so are the gifts that are sure to come this year. The best way to gift a new parent? With usefulness in mind.
Below, you'll find a selection of sustainable baby gifts that will please the parents you love instead of stressing them out. From an environmentally friendly playmat to an all-in-one baby food maker (trust us), these gifts will make life a bit better for the entire family.
12 Useful Baby Gifts in 2023
1. Vegan Leather Play Mat, $325
This durable, eco-friendly option is ideal for the most active little ones. Toki Mats' vegan leather play mat is made from natural foam, providing babes with a soft but firm surface to practice milestones and hang out on the floor.
2. Waffle Baby Blanket, $59
Accessories designed to aid in cuddling sessions (and several hours of sleep) are always welcome. This baby blanket is crafted from touchable Turkish cotton and washes well when necessary.
3. Organic Baby Washcloth, $12
Tub time should be a gentle affair. This organic cotton washcloth is made sans harmful chemicals or synthetics, helping keep bathtime clean.
4. Hooded Waffle Towel, $31
Infused with naturally antimicrobial bamboo charcoal, this towel is proven to reduce bacteria by 99.9% compared to cotton. Plus, the fabric is sustainable, absorbent, and so soft.
5. Coconut Oil Kids Bamboo Bandages, $7
Patch's bandages are made from 100% natural bamboo fiber and enriched with soothing coconut oil. And let’s not forget the cute panda print, designed to comfort during life’s little emergencies.
8. LEN Nursing Pillow, $35
A parent's arms can only hold so much! A nursing pillow makes cozy, hands-free feeding a reality—and this one is made from recycled and sustainable materials.
9. Bamboo Wet Wipes, $7
Clean-up is quick and easy with these bamboo wipes. The nourishing, hypoallergenic formula is designed to keep babies' skin soft, soothed, and rash-free.
10. Babymoov Meal Making Station, $180
Making baby food from scratch is an easy feat with this meal station. This all-in-one allows parents to steam, blend, purée, defrost, sterilize, and warm fresh and healthy food.
11. Bamboo Crib Mattress Protector, $59
This crib mattress protector is made from 100% organic bamboo and has a water-resistant TPU lining. It's breathable, hypoallergic, and thermoregulating, keeping the baby warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
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