According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the months of July through October tend to be the most popular birth months in the United States, with August being the most common by far. For those who have friends falling into that statistic, with baby showers creeping onto calendars in the next few months (whether in-person or virtual), we’ve got you covered with these must-have products all new parents will love.
Created in England, Ewan the Dream Sheep is a parental favorite, as it mimics the comfort of the womb with a selection of pink and white noises, combined with a warm, pink, calming glow, to lull your newborn to sleep. The multi-award-winning item is ideal for those under 12 months and can be suspended from the bars of their crib. // Ewan the Dream Sheep, $39.95; SweetDreamers
The act of swaddling is about to become a new norm for these soon-to-be parents. Help them out by purchasing a highly rated swaddle, an essential piece of baby sleep gear that helps little ones feel snug and secure, while also giving parents that much-needed rest they deserve. // Sleepea 5-Second Baby Swaddle, $27.95; Happiest Baby
As your baby grows through his first year, this milestone tracker will keep all the memorable moments in your mind forever. While on the front of each photo-ready card you’ll find quotes like, “Today I sat up for the first time,” on the back you’ll be able to write a mini journal entry about what the experience was like. // Baby Milestone Keepsake Cards, $25; Uncommon Goods
While your little one won’t be able to read it for a little while, Make Way for Ducklings is a classic storybook that every child should have on their bookshelf. Plus, this pack comes with a little ducky that your child can snuggle with as you read the soothing verbiage to put him to sleep. // Adorable Ducky & Storybook, $104; Olive & Cocoa
Created by an organic-focused mom and pop shop in Tennessee, this basket is the perfect way to say congratulations to new mothers. The entire box comes with organic products of lavender soap, lime and wild mint lip balm, bath salts and a chamomile essential oil sleep spray, all guaranteed to keep Mom calm and relaxed as she enters this new journey. // New Mom Gift Basket, $52.95; MadeInTheShady
Get your little one giggling with these adorable critter rattles that will keep them entertained for hours on end. According to Pottery Barn Kids, this product is best for kiddos ages 3 months and up. // Critter Teeth Rattles, $19; Pottery Barn Kids
Founded by Jessica Alba, The Honest Co. is a child-focused brand that creates safe, effective products for families, using all-natural ingredients that won’t harm babies. With the Baby Arrival Gift Set, new parents will be ready for the early stages of parenthood, as it’s equipped with diapers, wipes, shampoo and body wash, body lotion, hand sanitizer, organic all-purpose balm and diaper rash cream too. // Baby Arrival Gift Set, $49.95; The Honest Co.
Every new parent needs a baby monitor, and this specific one is ranked as one of the best of the best by several parent-focused brands. The product comes with an LCD color screen that has infrared night vision, a rechargeable camera and room temperature display, all of which will keep you calm as your baby sleeps in his own room. // Motorola 5” Portable Baby Monitor, $149.99; Target
Post bath time, every baby needs to be swaddled in a cozy, adorable towel. This one from Parachute is lightweight and made of Turkish cotton, ensuring your baby will dry quick and stay comfortable in the process. // Hooded Baby Towel, $29; Parachute
The first year of your baby’s life is going to be whirlwind, but also contain many memorable moments you’ll want to cherish for years to come. With this handcrafted clipboard calendar, you’ll be able to document that lovely first year long after your baby graduates from the terrible twos. // Wood Calendar, $25; Artifact Uprising
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