I don’t know if a new mom will be happy about having guests at her home for the first few months, but she will definitely love it, if you give her some presents.

You just have to choose the right ones, of course.

A household with a newborn baby may seem a mystery to those who don’t have kids, and for a good reason – there are so many mystical devices, napkins, creams…

Everything’s white and sterile, you have to walk on your toes and never enjoy a movie with a glass of wine in this house ever again.

Well, those were the perks. Now to the downsides.

Do you know what used diapers smell like? If you don’t want to find out, we have a solution.

Like this Diaper changing station, we’ve got 45 cool ideas to inspire you getting something really useful.

Because once the child is born, there is little place left for presents that do not have any practical value.

In this article we’ve gathered everything a new parent might wish.

1. Snuggle Me Sensory Lounger for Baby

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This baby nest is so comfy that a baby can sleep for hours in it without feeling any discomfort.
And when a baby sleeps, mom can sleep too, and mom’s sleep is priceless!

2. Baby Shusher

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Shhh…. Shhh… Shhh…
I almost fell asleep listening to the demo. There’s no way a baby will not stop crying listening to this shusher.

3. Cocoon Cam Plus – Baby Monitor with Breathing Monitoring

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Big Brother is watching you. So do the parents with this amazing Wi-Fi camera.

4. Ubbi Portable Diaper Changing Station

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If baby were a Formula 1, that would be its pit-stop.
This changing station is portable, durable, and can be transformed into storage box when there is no more need for diapering.

5. First 5 Years Baby Memory Book + Clean-Touch Ink Pad + Gift Box

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This is one of the best memory books we’ve found!
Parents just have to lay 6×4 inch photos on the pages, the rest was done by the amazing team at Tiny Gifts.

6. Large Health and Grooming Baby set

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Everything a mom might need to soothe a baby. Go suck some snot!

7. Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor

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Every mom wants to know that her child is ok.
This smart sock monitors heart rate and oxygen levels and will keep parents informed and less anxious.

8. Vulli Sophie The Giraffe

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Sophie the Giraffe is perfect for soothing baby’s sore gums during teething – so many body parts to chew on. And it’s all-natural rubber from the Hevea tree.

9. Jellycat Bashful Grey Bunny Soother

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Grasping this little fellow will soothe the baby in no time, and who knows, maybe it will become its favourite toy.

10. Philips AVENT 3-in-1 Electric Steam Sterilizer

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Sterilizing the bottles has never been easier with this Philips station.

11. Baby Monthly Milestone Blanket for Girl

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There is no need for advanced Photoshop skills to make a calendar with a baby’s photo.
Just put the baby on a huge calendar blanket and that’s it!
Parents can be infinitely creative with this, and I assume it is also going to be a lot of fun!

12. Premium Solid Wood Milestone Age Blocks

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These natural wooden blocks are perfect for a photo shoot with a baby to document a certain milestone.
And in the meantime, are just a nice toy.

13. Hatch Baby Rest Night Light, Sound Machine and Time-to-Rise

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Create the ideal sleep environment for your child. Choose from preset sound and color combinations recommended by sleep experts!

14. Muslin Swaddle Blankets Gift Set

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This swaddle blanket can be used in so many diferent ways, and not to say, it looks simply adorable!

15. Johnson’s Bedtime Good-Night Kisses Baby Gift Set, 5 Items

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Did you notice that owls are never out of fashion?
This is what I would call “Five star baby spa set”, but you can call it “clinically proven bedtime routine”, too.

16. Hooded Baby Towel and Washcloth Set

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Incredibly soft, all-natural bamboo towel and washcloth set.
“Amazing” is the most used word in the product reviews!

17. Aden + Anais Classic Swaddle Baby Blanket

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There can never be too many swaddles, so don’t hesitate getting these beautifully designed blankets as a gift.
Plus you don’t have to worry about packaging – the box is already perfect.

18. Ergobaby Original Swaddler, Sheep

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Every baby needs some time to get used living “outside”.
This 100% cotton swaddler will be a comfy “womb simulation” for the first couple of months – a great way to feel free AND secure.

19. Bandana Bibs for Boys and Girls

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Drooling is an issue not only with men watching sports car magazines.
Babies drool just as much – and these soft bibs are a good way to save clothes from soaking.

20. hiccapop Wipe Warmer and Baby Wet Wipes Dispenser

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If you think this device is excessive, try rubbing some cold wet cloth on your delicate parts. Who’d possibly like that?
The new mom in your life will appreciate the extra comfort her baby gets with this wipe warmer.

21. Skip Hop Baby Pronto Portable Changing Station

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Help the new mom get military-level organized with wipes and diapers!
Must-have pouch for mommies on the go.

22. Lilax Baby Boy Newborn Crown Jewels Layette 4 Piece Gift Set

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Baby must get used to the luxuries, this jewels-packed boy suit is a good starter!

23. BABYBJORN Bouncer

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Bouncers help babies get calm and fall asleep.
This one is made of soft fabric and is super portable.
I remember trying to put my baby to sleep swaying her in a car seat when we were in the country – a really athletic endeavor.
The new mom in your life will thank you with tears in her eyes if you give her this lightweight bouncer.
Available in different colors.

24. BABYBJORN Diaper Bag

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Go Scandinavian with this Babybjorn diaper bag!
Daddy won’t feel ashamed carrying one around, too.

25. URPOWER 150ml Essential Oil Diffuser

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Ancient aromatherapy in a hi-tech device – what more can you ask for?
Whisper-silent, reliable and beautiful, this aroma humidifier will make a great present.

26. The Gro Company Gro-Egg Room Thermometer

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This egg will change the color depending on the temperature, so a mommy will be able to quickly determine if a baby needs extra clothing or less of it.

27. Letters to My Baby: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.

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There are so much things a new mom would want to say to her child – and the best way to do this is writing it down and sealing it for much, much later.
With years, this letter will become a real treasure – could there be a better gift for a son or a daughter?
By the way, it is Oprah’s Favorite Things Pick for 2015!

28. Teething Necklace For Moms To Wear and Baby To Chew

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The baby will chew on anything it sees anyway, so why not wear a chewable silicone necklace?
Mommy will have time for whatever she needs to do while the baby is busy biting on “jewelry”.

29. Baby Bonding Bracelet

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Breastfeeding is not what it looks like in the pictures. It can be frustrating, painful and exhausting.
Help the mommy in your life remember which side she should start nursing with this beautiful bracelet.

30. VonHaus Triple Sonogram Picture Frame

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Sonograms are underrated works of art – and without doubt, every parent should have them hanging in frames!
This beautiful frame is made for 2 sonograms and baby’s first photo – a perfect way to document the whole pregnancy adventure!

31. I’m Cute. Mom’s Hot. Dad’s Lucky.

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Well, obviously!
Baby has the right to make a statement, even though they can’t talk yet.

32. I’m A Mom, What’s Your SuperPower? 12oz Coffee Mug

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This large mug is not only funny, it is really stylish and feels solid – also the dots and the text are raised, not just printed – giving a pleasant boost to all senses!

33. Lalabu Soothe Shirt

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This soothe shirt is both traditional and hi-tech. The textile is extremely soft and supportive, and there are so many ways a mom can wear it – in any weather, at any place.

34. Puj Tub – The Soft, Foldable Baby Bathtub

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Carrying around a full-size baby bathtub can look strange to say the least, so this portable tub is a life saver for travelling parents.

35. Baby Document Organizer with Health Record Book

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Baby’s health is no joke.
Keeping all the records in one place is a wise thing to do – help the mommy in your life get organized with this health record book. The frosted plastic briefcase it comes with is another reason to get this bundle.

36. Baby Keepsake Box

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This cute box will help the mom store and organize such dear things as hospital wrist band, first tooth, hospital cap – there’s enough compartments for everything!

37. Malden International Designs Baby Bump Metal Baby Memories Picture Frame

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Most moms don’t realize they need a frame for a sonogram… unless they see it!
This one is the best we’ve found.

38. Pure Deluxe Spa Gift Basket

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Every mom needs her time off, and the best time off is spent in a Spa, or in case with most new mommies, a home Spa.
All the ingredients are 100% natural, with no animal testing.
And the bathtub container? Even I loved it!
This gift basket is wrapped and ready to deliver, so no need to worry about packaging.

39. Stretchy Baby Car Seat Cover

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While a baby might become a great and famous adventurer when it grows up, harsh sunlight, wind and rain might not be the best environment for a newborn.
That’s why this cat seat cover is perfect for going out – weather is so unexpected at times.

40. Johnson & Johnson Baby Take Along Travel Pack

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Nothing should stop a new mom from traveling, and this set includes everything to keep baby clean, healthy and happy.
These are not full size containers, but they are really convenient to have on the go.

41. Nikki’s Deluxe New Baby Blossom Clothing Bouquet

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Fancy a bouquet that is not only beautiful, bus also very practical?
That is an original way to present clothes for a newborn – 19 pieces of baby accessories all in one beautiful composition!

42. Diaper Pail with Odor Lock Technology

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Do you know THE ODOR of used diapers? You better keep away for that, and this pail is perfect for keeping the house sanitized and odorless.

43. Fridababy Bitty Bundle of Joy

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The perfect starter collection of all-natural, safe and effective fuss-busters from the makers of the parent-favorite and pediatrician recommended, Nose Frida the SnotSucker.
Not just for babes, the Bitty Bundle of Joy comes with Fridet the Mom Washer, a postpartum peri bottle and hospital bag must-have for new moms.

44. Ergobaby Natural Curve Nursing Pillow

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Super soft and ergonomic nursing pillow is absolutely necessary for a mommy to feel comfortable during nursing.
Nursing itself might bring many challenges, so why not help the mommy in your life relax a little bit with this delightful Ergobaby pillow?

45. Ergobaby Breathable Ergonomic Multi-Position Baby Carrier

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This lightweight baby carrier will keep mommy and baby comfortable at all times.
It is suitable for wearing on the front, back or hip, as baby grows.
If you know for sure they don’t have one already, this might be it.

Conclusion

These were our picks of presents for new mommy.

To be honest, my personal favourite is Baby Monthly Milestone Blanket [see on Amazon]– being a photographer and a father myself, I think this calendar is delightful! Kids grow up so fast, one should never miss a chance to take a photo.

There are still many gifts I would have been happy to receive when our baby was born – any present, big or small will tell the parents how much their baby means to you!

But as you choose, try to see the gift with mother’s eyes – you will almost definitely go for something practical!