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Article: Practical Baby Shower Gifts - Useful Things for New Mums

Practical Baby Shower Gifts - Useful Things for New Mums

Practical Baby Shower Gifts - Useful Things for New Mums

So, you've got to buy a baby gift but you want to spend your money on something practical that will actually get used and be useful? Here are some of our favourite ideas for practical baby shower gifts - useful things for new mums. 

Reusable Nappies Modern Cloth MCN


One of the biggest costs that comes with babies is nappies!

A good set of quality reusables (aka modern cloth nappies) will save new parents a fortune in the long run. Plus they are gentle and safe on baby's skin and good for the environment too.

"This was a present for our daughter and her new baby boy. She loved them." Verified Customer Review

Spewy Waterproof Baby Mats


Everyone knows there is a lot of mess with babies! Waterproof mats are brilliant at protecting clothing, flooring and bedding. They can absorb up to 2 litres of liquid!

"The Spewy Bed Mat is definitely a must to have for little ones that have the occasional accident when staying over. Saves on bed linen and washing if they do have a accident." ~ Andrea, Verified Review

Baby Lotion Skincare


Babies need the very best skincare products for their delicate, sensitive skin, so a little hamper of quality organic baby products is always welcomed and will always get used. Think baby wash, lotion/moisturiser, repellent, sunscreen and nappy cream for starters.

 Silicone Baby Teether


Baby teething rings are always useful for when teething starts (and ones like these are still super cute especially when combined with a comforter).

Read more about baby teething here.

Nasal Aspirator


A good nasal aspirator is a lifesaver for parents, and godsend for little ones. They work quickly and quietly to relieve congested little noses in as fast as 10 seconds flat!

Bubba Bump Baby Lounge


A baby lounge is great for keeping baby safe and comfy no matter where you are in the house or out and about. They also double as a changing mat.

Boba Bliss Baby Carrier


A baby wrap or carrier is so handy for new mums. Keep fussy babies close by and happy while they get things done. 

Read more about babywearing here.

Nappy Bag Back Pack


A stylish nappy back pack that fits all the things and is comfortable is a must for new parents. It's ergonomically better for your body and it frees up your hands for baby. 

"The Zebra backpack was a baby shower gift for my daughter. She was very happy with it, especially how much the bag could hold (as we had filled it with baby stuff). A few of the other Mums-to-be were very impressed with it too." Julie C, verified review 

Silverette Nursing Cups


They may not be the most glamorous gift, but when mum is struggling with sore and cracked nipples, this gift is going to be loved the most! Silver nursing cups can help prevent, soothe and heal nipples. 

"The Silverettes definitely helped with my breastfeeding journey. I struggled to wear bras and tops as I was very sensitive and sore after feeding, the Silverettes created the barrier I needed and helped my nipples heal." ~ Anna H, verified review

Baby Trolley Liners


These come in handy when you are out shopping and need a safe, hygienic and comfy place for baby to sit in the trolley. 

"Absolutely amazing shopping cover. The fabric is even more adorable in person. The padding is so thick and soft. Extremely happy and will definitely purchase again". Kelly J, verified review

Finger Toothbrush for Babies


These are one of our most popular items! Use to safely and effectively clean baby's new teeth as they come through. Genius. 

ergopouch sleeping bag


A brilliant and practical idea for keeping babies warm and toasty, without blankets or doonas. A safe sleeping option so new mums have one less thing to worry about!

Baby nail trimmer Nail Snail


Super practical and useful, baby nail trimmers are one of those things you don't know you need until you need it. Trim baby's nails safely and easily (without the stress!)

Baby Noise Machine Night Light


A white noise machine (with a soft night light) makes a great gift to use in the baby nursery. We all know getting babies to sleep can be a challenge, so anything that makes it easier on new parents is a winner!
Nappy Caddy Baby Gift Basket


This is a gorgeous idea! Grab a nappy caddy and fill it with some practical baby essentials to make a multi-purpose gift that will also be useful for nursery storage. You can colour co-ordinate and have so much fun with this. 

Ask us in store or by email if you need any assistance putting this together (we would be happy to help make one up for you!)


If you are really not sure what the new parents need or what they have already got, a gift voucher is always a good, safe option!


Mums-To-Be, take advantage of our gift registry service to make a list of all the things you need for your new baby. Friends and family can easily see what's on the list and purchase exactly what you want. Set one up here.

Want more ideas? Check out our Gifts for Babies section.  

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