Here’s the situation: you know some expecting parents, and you’re absolutely overjoyed for them. There’s just one problem: you’re having a hard time figuring out what gift to get the soon-arriving little one. You’re looking beyond bottles and pacifiers to items that are truly unique, maybe even timeless gifts they’ll never outgrow.
The good news? A wide variety of gifts for babies under one are currently on the market for the new little one in your life. And when you purchase them from a reputable company, you can expect them to hold up time and time again.
Here’s a rundown on the top unique new baby gifts this year — gifts that both a new parent and their little one will appreciate now and cherish in the years to come.
Ergonomic Baby Carrier
One of the best gifts for babies under one is a comfortable baby carrier — one that is ergonomic for both the baby and the adult wearer.
As a general rule of thumb, a new parent can begin using a carrier on Day 1. That’s because the majority of carriers are designed to hold a child from the newborn stage to ages 2 to 3 years. Keep in mind, however, that a child who is under 4 to 6 months old should be carried facing inward. In addition, the carrier they’re in should provide them with proper bottom, neck, head, and hip support.
As you look for a carrier to suit a soon-to-arrive baby’s needs, make sure that its hip seat design allows a child to sit with their legs in what’s called the “M” seating position. In other words, their thighs need to be spread around the wearer’s torso, which will allow their hips to remain angled in such a way that the knees are higher than the buttocks. In this way, the carrier will support the baby’s hips and thighs. This is called the “M” seating position because the buttocks, hips, and legs form the shape of an “M” from the left to the right: from the foot to the knee, to the tailbone, to the opposite knee, then to the opposite foot.
Pediatricians recommend this seating position to prevent children from developing hip dysplasia, so make sure that the design of the carrier you purchase allows this. Any carrier certified by the International Hip Dysplasia Institution will definitely meet this need.
Long-Lasting High Chair
Another one of the top gifts for babies under one is a convertible high chair. Most high chairs are designed to hold children up to 3 years old. However, a modular high chair that is designed to be adjusted both quickly and easily over the course of several years can easily grow with your child. That means your child can use the chair from infancy to adulthood — making these a truly unique new baby gift.
Babies are usually ready for high chairs at the age of 4 months to 6 months. That’s because babies generally begin to consume solid foods at this stage. So even if the parents in your life don’t use the high chair immediately, they’ll be thanking you when they do!
Compact Waterproof Mealtime Bib
Other unique gifts for babies under one that family and friends will love include 100% waterproof baby bibs that are travel friendly. Look for bibs made from a material like silicone, which is food-safe and will keep even a messy eater’s clothes dry and clean at the table. In addition, choose bibs that can also fold up and snap with buttons to store the baby’s utensils securely. These unique new baby gifts are a dream for traveling parents with children at the self-feeding stage, as they can easily wrap up and take their child’s dirty bibs and utensils when on the go. Plus, the compact size of this type of bib saves space in a diaper bag, purse, or suitcase.
Keep in mind that the recipient of these handy gifts for babies under one will likely start using them when their baby turns 6 months of age. By 7 to 8 months old, their baby will be using them every single day as they explore brand new foods like cheeses, yogurts, vegetables, fruits, proteins, and infant cereals.
Shop for the Best Gifts for Babies Under One Today
At Abiie, we are proud to be a leading provider of unique new baby gifts. Surprise a new parent-to-be with our Beyond Junior Y High Chair or our Huggs Baby Carrier with our patented hipbelt. Our Ruby Wrapp Bibs also make excellent gifts for babies under one.
Explore our broad selection of high-quality, innovative products for babies and caregivers, and treat a loved one to their future favorites today!