Gifts Mom and Baby Really Need – Plus a Free Gift Card Offer

When I was a new Mom, I was very overwhelmed with what baby essentials I needed to have, not only in selection but just the cost! Some baby gear is of no-question such as a stroller, car seat, bottle, blankets and clothes; yet once I had all those must-have items, everything else {especially with experience} fell into place.

I do give much credit and thanks to friends and family for gifting those essentials and the other items though, it very much helped so that I could concentrate on the other fine details that needed to be done or purchased. Even if it was to relax more and enjoy parenthood, instead of rushing to the store for another purchase. 

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Research from a recent study titled, “Baby Gifting – The Bizarre, the Useful and the Needed” shows some baby gifts, such as a five-speed bike, are quite impractical. It’s also been found that almost half of gift givers {42%} are unaware that they may actually be gifting something completely impractical, oops! 

Let’s face it, becoming a parent is such a learning curve in itself, gifts given should be practical since they are literally the helping hands which make every day easier and more efficient.


For those looking for gifts for mom and baby, I do have a few key suggestions:

First of all, find out what they already have, since this will cross possibilities off the list. There’s no harm in asking them what they want and need. Don’t be surprised if you get a polite ‘oh you don’t have to‘ reply, it’s common nature. Yet, insist! Explain that you’d like to give them something they need, and that suggestions are most welcome.

If necessary, have a peek at the baby’s room and take note of what’s in there. Even if it’s to decide on colours and theme of the space, it’s a starting point in choosing that perfect gift. Also, make sure to listen to suggestions in conversation, I complained a lot about the bottles all over the counters before I got a bottle drying rack and it was one of the most helpful items I had, it just helped so much with cleaning and organization. 

Since I like to shop and save no matter what I’m purchasing, including gifts for Mom and baby, I’m pleased to share an exciting deal with you!


PlaytexBaby™ is helping to make gift giving easy with an exclusive Babies “R” Us promotion.

From September 30 to October 31, spend $40 or more on PlaytexBaby™ products at all Babies “R” Us stores and on {excluding all Playtex® Diaper Genie® products} and you’ll receive a bonus $10 gift card!


As a starting point, here are some Gifts Mom and Baby Really Need:

  • Car Seat
  • Stroller
  • Feeding essentials such as bottles {Playtex has many kinds like the Nurser with Drop-In Liners and Ventaire} 
  • Blankets
  • Clothes {not too much but you do need to change babies often!}
  • Diapers, wipes and ointments {70% of Canadian moms think diapers are helpful gifts!}
  • High Chair and bibs
  • Bathing Seat or tub {don’t forget cleansers and grooming products}
  • Thermometer
  • Monitor
  • Gift Cards

Car seats and strollers make the top cut for useful gifts coming in at 42% and 40% respectively. For those more expensive gifts such as these, consider joining forces with another friend or family member and each pitch in for these items. If they are needed and wanted, new parents will so appreciate the effort to make having those essentials possible! 

BONUS $10 Babies“R”Us gift card when you spend $40 or more (before tax) on select Playtex Baby® products*

PlaytexBaby™ helps provide the items that baby needs and ones that parents will find useful. With this promotion, those essentials come with a bonus, the $10 gift card is perfect for picking up something extra once baby arrives or you could keep the $10 gift card for yourself and use it when needed in the future.

Personally, I’m all about gifts cards and they would have been very useful when I had babies – you just do so much shopping during that time and every bit helps! I’m not alone either, just over six-in-10 Canadian moms consider gift cards to be useful gifts. 


What are your ideas on Gifts that Mom and Baby Really Need?


Disclosure: This is a compensated post, yet as always, all opinions are my own.




  1. I like to buy some diapers and wipes and a little outfit that is larger sized such as 18 mos.

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