The parents in your life need help. They need toys, they need time-savers, and they need some self-care every now and then. They say it takes a village to raise a kid, but one of these gifts would at least be a good start.
There’s nothing that will keep a new parent from worrying about the vitals of their child 24-7, but the Snuza Hero Baby Movement Monitor gets damn close. Clip this onto your baby’s diaper, and it will sound an alarm if it thinks your baby hasn’t taken a breath in 20 seconds, allowing your giftees to breathe deep and get some sleep.
If I ever meet the designer of this Rainforest Jumparoo, I’m going to give them a massive tearful hug. This device kept both of my kids hopping, happy, and out of the way for countless hours.
New parents check their baby’s temperature far more often than needed. You’re not going to stop that impulse, but you can at least speed up the process. This forehead hermometer makes incessant temperture readings easy for parents, and comfortable for baby.
After using a microwave sterilizer multiple times each day with our kids, my wife and I now purchase one for every friend who becomes a new parent. They are super simple to use in a foggy state of mind, and super effective at sterilizing everything from nipples and bottles to breast pump parts.
Toddlers are generally not exciting or all that interesting to anyone except their parents and grandparents. But getting your friends a thrill ride for their kids will actually liven up their playtime (and your social feed.). The wheels on the Step2 Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Roller Coaster slot into tracks on the outside of the coaster, while steps in the middle make it easy to climb, and add some “delightful” bumpiness to the ride.
As children creep into their terrible twos and threes, changing their mood is an essential hack to have on hand. An inexpensive tablet with a protective case is perfect for this, assuming you limit their time on it otherwise. They’re also great for long car rides and quiet grocery store runs. The Fire 7 Kids Edition can handle all the basics, and even includes a two year “no questions asked” warranty.
When parents graduate from snap-in baby carrier strollers, they’ll need a stroller for the long haul… and probably for a second kid. Toddler strollers that have a stand and ride area for older siblings will keep both kids out of whine country on long walks. Don’t have that older sibling yet? Most stand areas can be used as bonus storage for packages, kid gear, and more.
These parents finally have kids that can pour themselves a bowl of cereal without dumping half a gallon of milk on the floor. All they want is to sit on the couch after their kids go to bed, enjoy some wine, and binge watch Netflix.
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