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Gifts for New Parents

8 November, 2021 – 5 min read

What should I buy for a new parent? It’s a tough question to answer. We’re here to help with ideas for some of the most thoughtful and useful gifts to buy new parents that will not only keep their baby safe, healthy and happy, but will also make the lives of new mums and dads easier. From monitors to playtime to food prep, here are 9 of the best and most useful gifts for new parents.

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Health & Wellbeing

Blender

Feeding babies nourishing and healthy food is a lot easier when you have a blender like the NutriBullet Baby. For pureed veggies and fruit when your baby is starting out on solids to mashing or mixing as they get older, it’s the ultimate convenient and time-saving appliance that even comes with portioned containers.

Thermometer (for that first sniffle)

Every parent needs a non-invasive and easy-to-use thermometer because sniffles and coughs are inevitable. Check out the Beurer Infrared Non Contact Digital Thermometer, which doesn’t touch the skin to record an accurate reading (so you can even check sleeping babies!), and can also test surface and room temperatures.

“Every parent needs a non-invasive and easy-to-use thermometer because sniffles and coughs are inevitable.”

Air Purifier

Keeping babies safe from bacteria, viruses and other pollutants and allergens will get their life off to the best possible start, and that’s where the Dyson Pure Cool Purifying Tower Fan comes in. The Dyson features a HEPA filter, which removes 99.95 per cent of bacteria, mould, dust and other harmful air particles.

Microwave

Heating bottles, veggies and other pre-prepared food is easy with a microwave – and it’s also great for mum and dad, who are short on time, so they can quickly heat their own meals without standing by the stove. Check out the Panasonic 32L Inverter Sensor Microwave, which features a range of auto settings for heating and defrosting.

Sleep Time

Portable Speaker

Sleep is key and what new parents may or may not know is white noise, ocean sounds and other soothing audio can help babies sleep. The JBL GO 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker is perfect to play these calming sounds and there are no messy wires to deal with. Trust us, new parents will love you for it if it helps their baby sleep.

Heating and Cooling

Trying to achieve that perfect room temperature can be a challenge for new parents. Maintain baby’s perfect body temperature with a fan that heats, cools and purifies the air, such as the Dyson Pure Hot+Cool. This fan can be used all-year round – a purifying heater in winter and purifying fan in summer. Plus there are no blades, so it’s very safe around kids.

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Safety and Security

Baby Monitor

Ensure baby is safe and secure without disturbing sleep (yes, please!) with the Uniden Pan & Tilt HD Smart Baby Camera. The camera can be viewed via your phone and even displays the room temperature so it’s never too hot or cold, while the monitor itself plays lullabies and white noise to encourage sleep, can turn into a night light and has two-way talk so parents can calm their baby without entering the room!

Electronic Doorbell

An electronic doorbell, such as the Ring Video Doorbell 2nd Generation 8VR1SZ-SEN0, is a lifesaver when you’re busy feeding or trying to settle your newborn and the doorbell rings. This doorbell has a camera, so you can see who’s there (even from your phone!) and a speaker, so you can communicate from the couch, bathroom or even if you’re out and about. No interruptions = perfection!

Tablet

Every new parent spends a lot of time streaming TV and googling overnight (it’s so glamorous at 3am or 5am) while feeding or when the baby just won’t settle. That’s where a tablet, such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite 8.7” comes in VERY handy. Stream, google, read, you can do it all – and use headphones so the audio won’t disturb the baby!

The Good Guys know good gifts, so visit us in-store or online for a huge range of great gift ideas and the latest range of products, such as blenders, microwaves, air purifiers, video doorbells and more.

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