7 Useful Gifts for New Moms

Learning how to take care of a newborn can be exciting and overwhelming, and there are a million and one gadgets out there promising to make new parenting life a little easier. I bought so many useless things as a new mom and had trouble finding the ones that fit just right. Believe me when I say I’ve tried every single baby pacifier out there. What I really needed was a robot that can pick up a dropped pacifier, sanitize it and put it back in a baby’s mouth. There are a few gift ideas for new moms that are total lifesavers, and if you know a mom-to-be, keep reading for baby gadgets that will keep her sane in these crazy times.

One of the best gifts for new moms is a white noise machine; something I had no idea I needed before I had children. They’re like baby earplugs. Hushh Compact is highly rated and will keep your baby calm even when you’re not in the room with three kinds of sounds.

Yogasleep Hushh Portable Compact Sound Machine

I really could have used this when I was a new mom. Instead of hovering over your baby while she sleeps, use the Owlet Smart Sock to monitor her heartbeat and breathing. This amazing device will alert you if anything is amiss and let you get back to sleep.

Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor

You might be surprised at how difficult it is to take a baby’s temperature. I recommend this Vicks Rectal Thermometer. Take the guesswork out of how your baby is feeling!

Vicks® Rectal Thermometer

As a working mother or any human that doesn’t have a full live-in staff, juggling nursing and your day-to-day tasks is tough. The Willow Breast pump is worn inside your bra and won’t slow you down, making it easier for your partner to help you with feedings, too. 

Willow® Generation 2 Wearable Double Hands-Free Electric Breast Pump


Middle of the night feedings are way simpler with the Baby Brezza Formula Dispenser. Choose your size and temperature for auto mixing and warming, so you can both get back to sleep quickly.

Baby Brezza® Formula Pro Advanced Formula Dispenser

If you’re looking for gifts for new moms that aren’t just for the baby, set up an Amazon Echo Show in a place where mom or dad feeds and rocks the newborn. Use voice activation to play music, find white noise to put the baby to sleep, catch up on some episodes of your favorite show or help you keep track of your schedule. You can even use the Echo to call someone’s cell phone or page someone on a device in another room. It’s very useful when your hands are busy.

Amazon Echo Show 8

Help your friend feel human again with a HoMedics Shiatsu Neck Massager. Constantly holding a baby, even a small one, takes a toll on your shoulders and neck. I remember how many uncomfortable positions I endured just to keep a baby happy and asleep.

HoMedics NMS-375 Shiatsu & Vibration Neck Massager with Heat

Send your favorite picks to a friend and let them know they can get Cash Back every time they shop with Rakuten. What are some of your holy grail products as a new mom? Let us know in the comments below!

Mariko is a high school English teacher who has three children, illegible handwriting and an obsession with mail-order artisan ice cream. She lives in Hawaii, but she makes a point to eat her way through big cities as often as she can.

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