A baby shower is a wonderful time for friends and family to get together and support a pregnant mum and their new baby to be.
For those who are first time mums it can be quite a daunting task trying to compile a list of what you will need and want when baby arrives. For those who have just received an invite to a baby shower, the first thought is of finding the most perfect and unique baby shower gift around.
To make life easier on the mum to be and her friends & family KJ Essentials for Baby has done the research for you and sourced the best baby gifts from all around the world to celebrate each moment.
These items make the perfect gift for a baby shower or a new baby gift.
1. Change Mat
The Leander Matty Change Mat transforms any flat surface into a safe baby change station.
Bub will be super comfy lying straight on Matty thanks to its super soft material. It’s wipe clean surfaces means that there is no need for a cover that needs to be washed constantly
Easy to clean and wipe the Matty is made from an hygienic 100 % waterproof surface so that no fluids leak into the cushion.
It’s super soft non-slip base complete with 4 silicone “feet” will keep it safely in place on any table, dresser or bench top.
It’s function & portability enables you to create the perfect changing spot anywhere you may be.
Made from pliable yet strong PUR (polyurethane foam) you will love the sturdiness of this change mat.
The Matty weighs a sturdy 2.9kg so you can rest assured that the mat will stay in position even when bub is super active during change times.
Available in a range of beautiful colours here
2. #1 Breast Pump
The Haakaa New Mum Premium Pack is the perfect gift for a new mum whether it’s for yourself or a gift for another mummy. It contains all of Haakaa’s best sellers in a gorgeous gift pack that is just the thing for the breastfeeding mum. This pack includes:
- The Haakaa Gen. 2 150ml ) Silicone Breast Pump
Made from 100% food grade silicone this compact breast pump is perfect for long distance trips, planes, car rides, family BBQs or anywhere you would like to discreetly & quickly express. To operate just suction to your breast and let the pump do the work for you as it draws your milk using suction. 100% eco-friendly and safe for mum, baby and our environment.
2. Silicone Flower Stopper
This little stopper sits tightly in the neck of your breast pump and will stop any spills or accidents.
3. Silicone Breast Pump Cap
If you want to protect your Haakaa Breast Pump from accidental spills and keep your precious breast milk safe the Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump Cap is the ideal solution. Made from 100% food grade silicone, the Haakaa Breast Pump Cap fits securely over the top and seals your pump to keep it free of airborne dust and other nasties to remain clean and hygienic between uses!
3. Space Saving Drying Rack
When bottle feeding baby there is always the problem of how or where to store all of those washed and sterilised bottles, teats and attachments. They take up so much space!
Free up valuable bench space with OXO Tot Space Saving Drying Rack.
With a compact design that makes a big impact, the Space Saving Drying Rack will hold cups, bottles, and all their parts without cluttering the bench top.
The angled pegs hold cups and bottles at just the right angle for thorough drying, while the top and base are perfect for drying small parts like valves, or even pacifiers.
This best selling Drying Rack fits neatly under cabinets, so it can be tucked out of the way against the wall.
The base tray features ridges to keep lids and more elevated for quick drying, and both the base and top trays are removable for thorough cleaning.
4. Breast Care
The BodyICE Woman Maternity Care Pack Gift has been carefully designed to help soothe your body during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. With two comfy breast pads and a dependable perineum strip the BodyICE Woman Maternity Care Gift Pack will provide cooling or warming relief in all your sensitive areas.
When heated and/or cooled the breast pads can be used top provide relief from soreness associated breast feeding, blocked milk ducts, engorgement and general soreness.
When cooled the perineum strip provides soothing, cooling relief to the perineal area which may be irritated, swollen and tender from childbirth. When heated the perineum strip provides perineum strip can be effectively used during the 2nd stage of labour to help reduce the occurrence of perineal trauma.
For cold therapy simply pop in the freezer for around 2 hours or submerge in icy water until the desired temperature is achieved. For heat therapy pop in the microwave for up to 20 seconds or submerge in hot water until the desired temperature is achieved.
5. Spiral Toy
You can’t go wrong gifting a good toy to a new mum. Play time is an important part of a baby’s growth and development plus when a bub gets busy that means mum catches a break.
We love the Done by Deer Spiral Toy as it can be curled around and tied at both ends so it works as a cot toy, a pram toy and an anywhere toy.
Soft Elphee will delight with soft touches and a sweet rattling sound.
Squeeze Ozzo’s tummy and hear the crackles.
The little mirror is perfect for curious eyes and itchy gums can find relief in the two teething rings.
The flexible activity spiral can be fastened to the cot, car seat, pram or even mummy’s arm. A perfect on-the-go entertainment.
Babies can start teething as early as 4 months old so giving the gift of teething relief will be most most appreciated when the time comes.
Teething babies will love the MioPlay Teething Toys for soothing sore gums as well keeping them entertained as they chew and explore and grasp the teether.
Made from 100% non toxic silicone so you know it is safe for baby. You can even pop it in the freezer for extra soothing.
The size and shape of each Mio Play Teether promotes grasping motor skills.
They are manufactured with compression moulding technology which means there are no seams or joins for bacteria to hide and grow.
Features patterns on its back stimulate cognitive development.
These are modern, practical teethers at its best!
7. Brush & Comb Set
Part of a baby’s health care routine is brushing or combing their hair. Even if they don’t have hair, gently combing, brushing, or massaging baby’s scalp can stimulate hair growth.
This routine assists in preventing cradle cap, generating blood flow and removing dried skin while keeping them relaxed.
The Haakaa Goat Wool Baby Hair Brush & Comb Set is perfect for baby’s hair and scalp health routine.
The Haakaa eco-friendly brush is made from 100% natural goat wool. The bristles are so soft Haakaa guarantee no itching or scratching.
Both the Haakaa brush and comb have an easy grip curved handle made from sustainable wood.
8. Automatic Pram Rocker
Babies often fall asleep with the gentle rocking motion of being pushed in the pram but once you stop pushing they can easily awake.
Keep the pram rocking when you stop pushing asleep the Rockit.
The Rockit is a portable automatic pram rocker designed to rock bub to sleep.
Simply turn on when the pram is stationary and it will go to work rocking and soothing bub just as if the pram is still moving along.
Battery operated the quiet motor has an adjustable speed so you can select just the right motion for baby.
Please be advised the Rockit is not designed to be used on a bassinet or cot.
9. Award Winning Nappy Bag
Every mum needs a good nappy bag and every mum deserves a beautiful one. The OiOi Tan Faux Leather Nappy Backpack is a stylish and easy way to carry all of baby’s needs and a few of your mum’s too. This stunning nappy bag is made from a premium faux leather making it super soft and so easy to wipe clean.
Mum will love the large zip around top opening for full and easy access especially when in a rush to grab something. With 8 handy pockets with zip or elastic closures all the baby necessities will have it’s own space making quick grabs a breeze. Included with the Oi Oi Faux Leather Nappy Bag is a cushioned changing mat, an insulated bag for baby’s bottle and a zip top purse for any soiled items.
Travel hands free in comfort with the adjustable padded shoulder straps, or attach it to the pram using the complimentary stroller clips when heading out & about.
10. Luxe Pram Caddy
11. Nappy Clutch
One of the biggest challenges when out with baby is finding a nice clean spot to lay bub to change their nappy. Plus you want to have all your nappy changing bits and pieces at hand to smash through that change as fast as you can.
With the stunning OiOi Nappy Clutch you can change nappies safely, hygienically and in total style too.
What we love so much about this clutch is the stunning Australian botanical print that sets it apart from your standard plain boring clutch. Not only is this print beautiful but it is actually hand printed making it even more special.
You will love it’s generous size and inner sections that allow you to comfortably fit the all important wipes and a few nappies.
It folds out to a super comfy change pad that is waterproof and easily wipes clean.
Isabella who is the very talented designer at OiOi has thought of everything when she designed this clutch. She even added a zipped pocket at the back to store your personals too!
Head out in style with this gorgeous Australian designer clutch.
12. Levo Ergonomic Baby Rocker
The Charlie Crane Levo Baby Rocker is the ultimate rocker for your new baby. It goes above and beyond a standard rocker with its ergonomic design and natural rocking motion.
It’s the perfect place for your little one to chill out and rock away in comfort and style.
The Levo rocks gently with your baby’s movement so you can just sit back and watch bub self soothe and chill out.
The Levo Rocker features a child-friendly design that includes proven ergonomics to support your child’s healthy growth and it’s natural rocking follows softly the movements of your baby.
The slight incline of the rocker helps to reduce the symptoms of reflux and also means that the baby can look around and interact with loved ones.
The Levo’s artistically shaped birch and beech timber wood frame is made with reclaimed wood from Europe. The soft yet durable cotton padding cushion top makes for a beautifully modern piece of nursery that will be adored by all.
It is suitable for newborns up to around seven months. The soft strap provides extra comfort and security.
The cushion cover can easily be detached and washed.
13. Vibrating Cushion
The Babocush Colic Relief Comfort Cushion has been named the miracle product for babies worldwide. Designed by a mum for those times when you need an extra pair of hands to soothe your baby and none are available.
The magic of this miracle cushion is that you lay bub on it, strap them in securely and press the on button and it will gently vibrate and play the soothing sound of mother’s heartbeat. This has an amazingly soothing and calming effect on babies as it simulates the feeling of being back in the womb.
You can also attach this shaped foam mattress to the Babocush Ergonomic Bouncer or to almost any other bouncer, rocker or baby swing, at an angle that simulates the position of laying against a parent’s chest. This will also add another layer of comfort to baby’s experience with the gentle movement created from the bouncer, rocker or swing
The Babocush can also be used on a non-slip surface without being attached to a bouncer, rocker or swing.
The Babocush helps support tummy time and is great for strengthening your baby’s neck, back and trunk as well as helping prevent flat head syndrome, and promoting cognitive development.
It allows airways to remain to remain open and relaxed, reducing time taken to burp the baby.
It attaches securely to the Babocush Ergonomic Bouncer.
Although it is suitable from newborn up to 6 months, we have found that newborns and very young babies love it best!
14. Cocoonababy Sleep Nest
The Coocoonababy was first created by a paediatric physiotherapist over 25 years ago.
Since then it has been used by thousands of health care professionals in hospitals, medical and maternity clinics across the world.
Thanks to the enveloping shape of the ergonomic nest baby lies in a semi-foetal position which helps to reassure them and promotes deep sleep.
The contact of baby’s shoulders and arms against the cocoon limits the effect of the startle reflex, thus preventing unnecessary disturbances during baby’s natural sleep cycles.
The way baby’s head is cradled also limits the risk of flat head syndrome.
The Cocoonababy’s slightly inclined position helps prevent and relieve symptoms of gastric reflux and colic, while the positioning of the hips and knees is ideal for baby’s physical development.
When baby is awake the slight incline also encourages interaction between you and your baby, as they don’t stare directly up at the ceiling.
The Coocoonababy’s ‘wedge’ is repositionable with simple velcro fastenings and can be easily adjusted as baby grows, then later removed when it is no longer necessary.
The Cocoonababy foam is protected by two removable, breathable and washable covers: A waterproof protective cover, and a fitted cotton sheet.
15. Baby Carrier
Keep baby close and snug from day one with a purpose designed baby carrier.
Indulge in the ultimate comfort with Ergobaby's newborn carrier – soft, cosy, and designed for maximum comfort. No fuss with complicated wrapping or tying – the Ergobaby Embrace is your go-to for effortlessly staying connected with your little one. Embrace the journey of finding your new rhythm together with this sweet and snug carrier.
Not just cosy but also "hip healthy"! The Ergobaby Embrace has earned recognition from the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, ensuring your baby's comfort and healthy hip development. Elevate your bonding experience with the Embrace – where style meets practicality for you and your little one
16. Mama Robe
Everyone knows that a normal pregnancy has three trimesters but you may not have heard of the fourth trimester.
The fourth trimester is those first few weeks after baby is born and can be a hectic time with round the clock feeding and not a lot of time.
During this time it is important that mum is as comfortable as possible. The best fourth trimester outfit is one that is forgiving & comfortable on a new mum’s body as well as being able to take her from feeding to napping to resting up.
The perfect fourth trimester outfit is hands down a robe and the best one is OiOi’s Mama Robe.
Luxurious, lightweight and breathable OiOi’s gorgeous Mama Robe is the ultimate in stylish comfort.
A popular gift for new mums, this robe has been designed thoughtfully to accommodate mum’s growing belly during her pregnancy or her post-partum bod.
The strategically placed ties are perfect for your growing belly and will cause no peek-a-boos.
Made from bamboo which is lightweight, breathable and extra buttery soft for your skin. It is hypoallergenic, allowing moisture to evaporate and dry quickly.
Its natural weave makes it stretchy enough for a nice snug fit, yet comfortable for all-day wear.
17. The Gift of Play
This Scandi style Tiny Activity Toys Gift Set from Done by Deer is the perfect gift for a tiny human who has just entered the world.
This set of 3 baby toys for the newborn has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot design award for design and function. Each toy is designed to appeal to a certain stage and to stimulate baby motor skills and cognitive development:
The crocodile sensory rattle is for babies 2-4 months old when their motor skills are still quite erratic as it is very soft with tactile tabs and shapes for stimulation.
At 3-5 months the textured star teething rattle with its soft handle is ideal. Everything is explored via their mouths and the gums are starting to itch as teeth are starting to move through.
At 6 months old baby can explore with both hands and will enjoy testing the loops and the shaped handle of the circle toy.
18. Baby Book
Record baby’s first step, first words, first tooth, first birthday and many more moments with this beautiful linen bound baby journal from Write to Me. Keep your memories forever and safe in a matching keepsake box.
With generous space for memories, photos from pre birth through to five years old.
“Baby” is bound in gold electroplate wire binding which allows for expansion to home many photos. The pages are also a high end 180GSM thick.
The Baby journal also features an extra section called Day To Remember for journaling memories created that don’t always fit into a month, year or occasion.
Gender neutral for baby, parents and grandparents and is also neutral for celebrations making it the perfect journal for any family make up and all families as we all celebrate many different occasions and religious holidays.
This guided journal will become a cherished keepsake of those special early years.
19. Baby Food Maker
If you are looking for a showpiece baby gift then look no further than the Beaba Babycook Neo baby food maker. The Neo comes with a glass bowl and a stainless-steel steam basket.
Babycook Neo’s four settings eliminate the need for pots, a blender and a microwave so that making baby food is as simple as possible.
Create everything from a fine purée to a chunkier purée and everything in between – the unique pulse-blend feature ensures that your baby is getting the correct consistency of baby food every step of the way.
The patented steam cooking system turns off automatically, so you never have to worry about watching over the Babycook or overcooking your baby’s food.
The Babycook Neo makes up to 1 250 ml of food in a sleek, patented bench top appliance that steam cooks, blends and reheats/defrost all-in-one, in 15 minutes or less. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers, then simply defrost and reheat right in the Neo.
Mum can even make soups, purees, steamed vegetables, sauces & more for the rest of the family.
20. Tableware Set
The Eco Rascals Bamboo Dinnerware set contains everything you need for happy mealtimes all packaged up and presented in a beautiful gift box.
The Eco Rascals Bamboo Suction Plate is a super suction plate. It has a detachable silicone suction base and works on an airtight mechanism to ensure that it grips firmly to the highchair or table top.
Made of bamboo which is a natural material that is organic, recyclable, biodegradable, grown and harvested without the use of pesticides.
The set also includes the large cup with bamboo straw and silicone lid, a spoon and a suction bowl with matching food-grade silicone elements.
Easy to clean and and cool to touch.
Suitable for toddlers and beyond who are eating three solid meals or more a day. The suction base can be removed for the older kids too.
The two sections are perfect for separating food and helping little ones to try new foods. Section plates are brilliant for helping parents to create balanced meals.
Available in Owl and Car with blue or pink suction bases
21. Aromatherapy Sleep Aid
The Aroma Snooze Sleep Aid Vaporiser is specifically designed to improve and enhance the sleep of the whole family, from new born babies, to senior family members.
The latest technology has been ulitised and is underpinned by evidence-based research on the science of sleep. The Aroma-Snooze has innovative new features which have been combined to really set it apart from other sleep-aids on the market.
The red/orange light has a 8 second rhythmic cycle to stimulate melatonin levels – the hormone in our body that regulates sleep. Aroma-Snooze’s light can also oscillate between shades of the full colour spectrum of LED light, for a soothing and mesmerising effect and can be set to individual colours if desired.
One of Aroma-Snooze’s secret weapon lies in its built-in music and sound component which has a selection of sleep inducing sounds
Included with your order is the amazing Snooze essentials oil blend.
Available in white, bamboo look, pink or blue
22. Breathing Monitor
Monitor baby’s breathing movements with the Oricom Babysense7 Breathing Movement Monitor. This life saving device will constantly monitor your baby’s breathing movements and sounds an alarm to alert the carer should baby’s breathing become irregular or distressed before it becomes critical.
The Oricom Babysense7 Breathing Movement Monitor continually monitors the breathing movements of your sleeping baby and if their breathing movement slows to a rate of less than 10 breaths per minute or their breathing movement cannot be detected for more than 20 seconds then an audible alarm is activated.
The Babysense7 consists of two sensor sections that fit securely underneath the mattress. No part of the device ever comes in immediate contact with the child. The sensors are attached to a small battery powered control unit which may be attached to the side of the baby’s cot or bassinet or positioned on a close flat surface.
Included as a medical device on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods the Babysense7 is an integrated system with a control unit connecting to sensor pads which are placed under your baby’s mattress.
The Babysense7 is battery operated so there is no power source in or around the cot.
Babysense7 is an additional aid to the normal precautions taken by families in the care of their infant.
23. Portable Nightlight
The Tommee Tippee Penguin Nightlight is he perfect addition to any nursery or kids room.
This super cute penguin is a gentle dimmable night light for baby and a guiding glowing egg light for toddlers making trips to the bathroom or night time reading from 18m+
As well as looking very cute in your nursery, this adorable Penguin nightlight comes with controllable lights on both the Penguin and the egg . You can turn the brightness down for a gentle glow or turn it up for late night nappy changes.
The portable egg is great for toddlers from 18 months’ old. Carry the egg as a guiding light during night time visits to the bathroom or, when they get older use it to read under the covers. The egg is made from soft tactile silicone which your little one will love to hold.
Simple to charge the egg light sits on its penguin base and recharges during the day and lasts up to 10 hours once removed.
The Penguin night light is powered by a mains power USB cable which also saves you hunting around for batteries.
It takes time for a baby’s immune system to fully develop. The passive immunity that passed on from mum at birth doesn’t last long and will start to decrease in the first few weeks after birth.
This is why babies tend to pick up all sorts of coughs and colds and fevers. So it is important that every home with a baby has a good thermometer to effectively monitor the symptom of fever.
The Infra-red Thermometer by Beaba is one of the best thermometers out there as it is a multi-purpose non contact thermometer with fever indicator.
The age selection mode enables effective and accurate measurements from birth to adult.
Take the temperature using three different methods: ear, forehead & room temperature
The back lit LCD screen makes for easy reading reading by day or by night.
The Beaba Thermospeed Infrared Forehead & Ear Thermometer records the temperature very quickly and without skin contact making it quick and simple especially when you have a wriggly unhappy or sleeping patient.
There are 20 memory spaces to record and monitor your child’s temperature which is essential for measuring fever patterns
25. Nasal Aspirator
When baby gets a cold they tend to get quite snotty and congested and breathing through their nose becomes quite difficult. This will often make sleeping very difficult which is not what baby needs when trying to heal and mum doesn’t have much fun during this time either.
As baby can’t self clear their nasal passages by blowing or sniffing a nasal aspirator can work to clear their nose.
The Oricom HNA100 Rechargeable Nasal Aspirator gently cleans and clears baby’s blocked nose.
This medical device makes breathing easier by providing a fast, efficient way to clear the mucus from a baby or child’s nasal passages.
Ergonomic and comfortable design and one touch operation makes it easy to use.
Choose from two levels of suction power.
The flexible silicone tips are easy to clean.
It is also rechargeable with the USB cable supplied.
26. Baby Rattle
Between 3 & 4 months of age babies will start to open and shut their fists. This is such a fun time for bub (and mum)as now they can hold a rattle and soon discover that they’re the one that made the rattle make noise. So cute!
The Done by Deer Raffi Rattle is the cutest of rattles as it can stand by itself.
Made with 100% cotton it is soft on baby’s skin but firm enough to grasp and shake, rattle and roll.
The little giraffe has different sized bits for baby to grasp on to from his short little legs, to his long neck to his nice big head. This makes Raffi perfect for exploring little mouths and hands.
The bonus is Raffi is machine washable!
27. Blackout Blind
Babies have no sense of time. They sleep around the clock. So it can be quite hard trying to get then to sleep when there is sunlight pouring into their room.
This problem can be easily solved with the Tommee Tippee Sleep Tight Portable Blind.
The Tommee Tippee Sleep Tight Portable Blind is the best selling, innovative solution to create a dark sleepy environment.
Using premium blackout material and pre–attached suckers the Sleep Tight Portable Blind can be set–up in minutes.
The suckers stick to the window and the material can be adjusted to fit windows.
It comes in two sizes so you can mix and match to create a dark dreamy room where ever baby needs to sleep.
Each blind comes with it’s own carry bag so you can fold it up and take it with you anywhere. Perfect for sleep overs, holidays and rentals.
28. Suction Tableware
When baby starts to be weaned off milk and onto food it can be a messy time. While they love exploring new foods and their textures and tastes, they also are experimenting with cause and effect. This translates to picking up their plates and pouring out their food just to see what happens.
Make feeding time a little less messy and a lot more fun with the EZPZ Happy Mat. This silicon toddler tableware is an all in one sectioned bowl and mat designed for kids meals and snacks and their messes too!
The best part about it is the placement lightly suctions to smooth surface tables and selected highchairs so no more tipped plates.
The happy smiley face design of the Happy Mat puts kids in the right mood for a positive mealtime experience while the three compartments remind parents to serve a fruit or veggie, protein and carbohydrate.
Made from silicone so you can safely pop the whole thing with food directly in the microwave or serve cold meals. Built to last (silicone is bendable and doesn’t fade or corrode).
31. Teether + Gel Applicator
Teething can be a really tough time for bub. Their gums ache and caused a lot of pain. This tends to get worse at night and during this time many parents resort to pain relief such as baby panadol or teething gels.
It can be really hard rubbing teething gel onto an upset teething child when they just want to clamp down and chew.
This is where the Matchstick Monkey can be a bit of a life saver. Not just any teether, the Matchstick Monkey is an award winning teether that will soothe and calm baby’s sore gums with it’s innovative and clever features.
It’s wide monkey arms are easy to grasp and your lil one will love chewing on it’s flexible parts. It is designed to pass through front teeth and right to the source of the pain.
On the back of the monkey head are little bumps that are soft and kind to your baby’s gums. This is where you can pop the teething gel to add further pain relief in a way that is both easy and hygienic.
Thanks to these clever bumps, the Matchstick Monkey is also perfect training toothbrush.
32. Bandana Buddy
Babies love to explore with their mouths and hands. This is how they learn and develop.
When they are young they love to feel and touch and hear and see.
The kind of toy that meets all of these needs is the Skip Hop Playtime Bandana Buddy.
Each Bandana Buddy is world of multi sensory play for your little one.
From the crinkle inside, to the attached soft chew toy, to the rattle and to all the different textures and shapes it will keep baby busy at home or on the go in their pram
33. Hooded Bath Towel
Bath time is such a special time with baby. It’s such a good time to bond with baby and they love the soothing warm water that often prepares them for sleep.
Once you have lifted bub out of bath you want to dry them as quickly as possible so they stay warm and cosy.
You need a quick drying, super soft towel preferably with a hood to keep their head warm and dry.
The Storksak Hooded Towel with matching washcloth ticks all the boxes when it comes to dry baby after bathtime .
Wonderfully soft it is made from luxurious 100% viscose from bamboo super-soft towelling.
Quick drying and up 60% more absorbent than cotton, this bamboo fabric means your little one keeps warmer & dryer quicker after bath time.
The luxuriously soft fibres used in this set are silky soft and so ideal for baby’s delicate skin.
The hooded towel and washcloth both feature a patterned muslin detail to add a special touch to this premium set.
The hooded towel and matching washcloth is presented in a beautiful printed box making it perfect as a baby shower gift or simply a special something for the little one in your life.