You know who needs gifts? New parents. The first three months of a newborn’s life are commonly referred to as the “fourth trimester.” This phrase was coined by Dr. Harvey Karp and it’s a clinical term for “hellish conditions.”
The fourth trimester can be a rough season. New parents are dealing with sleep deprivation, new routines, and abject terror. Everyone is trying to figure out the new baby-and where everything stands after such a momentous event.
These gifts aim to make life a bit easier for new parents.
Gifts for New Parents
In this modern age, the crackling sound of the ‘walkie talkie’ baby monitors have been replaced by video baby monitor. New parent’s minds will be put at ease with the ability to watch their little one snoozing-while doing their own thing for a few precious minutes. The video feed is streamed from camera to phone through encrypted wifi, keeping the little one’s privacy secure.
On Amazon, this baby monitor received mostly positive reviews and is rated at 4 stars. Customers really liked the quality of the camera and their peace of mind.
With the new demands a child brings, vacuuming can move down the priority list. But, regular vacuuming means clean carpets that last longer and smell better. It also lessens the amount of airborne dust in the house-helpful when there’s a newborn in the house. This robotic maid is ready to pitch in and help out! The iRobot Roomba even knows to plug itself in and recharge, ready for another day.
Amazon reviewers love this latest model of Roomba, saying it has come a long way from the first models. The dirt detection sensors work well to help Roomba focus on heavily trafficked areas. The extended brush helps clean along walls and in corners.
It’s a well known fact that babies get thirsty. This ingenious device lets parents fill up a 2 gallon bottle once in the morning with milk (or maybe even soda!) and not have to worry about their baby for the rest of the day. The perfect parenting life hack!
Actually… this isn’t a real product but rather a parody box. Put your real gift in the box and watch your new parent friends’ eyes grow three sizes when they unwrap the box. New parents need to laugh too, right?
Newborns don’t move, why do they need a play yard? True, but in six short months that kid will be rolling, scooting, or crawling all over the house. Getting a play yard now will ensure the parents have it when they need it. The kids will love the bright colors while parents will love that skid-resistant pads prevent scratched floors. The yard is sturdy and easy to tear down, making it convenient to move around the house (or even outside).
This play yard has received many positive reviews and 4.3 stars. Owners love the size of the play yard. Also, they report that it won’t collapse when a baby leans on it. Good to know.
No, this doesn’t fit over a baby’s mouth. It is a small speaker on a timer that delivers up to half an hour of shushing. This is the perfect slumber inducer, providing an auditory cue that it is time to sleep. Since it’s portable, naps can be eased on the go.
The Baby Shusher currently has 3.9 stars. Parents say this works wonders to help their little one fall asleep. Some complained that the timer shuts off after 15 or 30 minutes. They wished there was a continuous shushing setting.
The aromatherapy, skincare, and body products included in this box are designed to reduce stress-a must for new parents. Go ahead and gift a lifetime subscription.
Therabox has 4.6 stars on Amazon. The positive value-for-money of the products involved was a key highlight of this product.
As new parents will be saying this under their breath roughly 80 times a day, this fun book will come in handy. Babies don’t know how to go to sleep, it’s something they literally have to be taught!
This has a huge 4.7 stars on Amazon-with over 4,000 reviews. People who didn’t like this book were either prudes or just didn’t get the humor.
This wireless pager is designed for caregivers. It’s like having a hospital-esque alert. But it’s an ingenious device for new parents: parents can put one of the buttons in the nursery or next to their bed and have an easy way to call for help without having to shout through the house, waking the little one who just fell asleep.
The pager received 4.4 stars on Amazon. Most reviews came from those using it with an elderly relative, but this is perfect for new parents who need a quick and easy way to get their partner’s attention.
What were some of the products you couldn’t live without during the fourth trimester? Let me know in the comments! Share this article and tag any new parents!
Check out my last gift list here.