Tips For Picking Gifts That Are Safe For A Baby

Whether it is you that is having a baby or you want to buy something extra-special for someone who is having a baby, picking the right products or gifts can be a daunting task. Many people worry about buying the most expensive gift, the most educational toy, or the trendiest outfits, but, how many people stop to consider the safety standards of anything meant for a baby? Besides, the last thing you would want to do is buy a toy that is not appropriate for a new born baby or even synthetic clothing that may harm the baby’s skin. Here are a few guidelines to help you choose gifts that are safe for a baby.

1. Toiletries

When it comes to buying toiletries for a baby, the safest bet is to choose all-natural soaps and shampoos. Pick products that are produced from plant-based formulas or even from oatmeal which is great for baby’s sensitive skin. You may also want to look at organic, milk-based bath soaps which will soother baby’s tender skin and help to keep the skin hydrated.

2. Toys

Before choosing toys, make sure you read the requirements carefully, regardless of whether you shop on a land-based store or look for unique baby gifts online. You do not want the little recipient swallowing a piece of a toy and choking. A good rule of thumb is to ensure that toys are about 2 inches wide and 3 inches long. Don’t give the baby anything that is breakable, either.

3. Clothing

If you have your heart set on new clothes for the new born, opt for organic materials, like organic cotton, which has not been treated with chemicals during farming. You may also want to get the new mom non-toxic laundry detergent that is also organic to keep clothing soft, fresh, and safe.

4. Gift Baskets

Gift baskets are wonderful gifts for new parents and babies. They usually include high-quality, safe, baby-appropriate gifts. Best of all, you can pick themes for your gift basket, such as baby bath time accessories, playtime toys, and even a basket filled with appropriate teething toys and soothing creams and gels. The choices are endless.

A Few Things to Remember

If you want to buy baby dishes and bottles, always choose those that are BPA free. The chemical, BPA, has been banned in most bottles and sippy cups for several years now due to the harmful reactions reported. Sadly, the chemical is reported to get worse as you wash dishes and bottles in a dishwasher since the chemical is then absorbed by everything else in the dishwasher. It is not mandatory for new baby dishes, bottles, and utensils to be marked, so be sure to read before buying.

Finally, head online and check out information and ratings to see what other consumers have thought about the products or items you want to buy. Take a look at safety standard, especially, and take note of any items that have been recalled, especially when it comes to toys, car seats, and strollers. Keep these tips in mind and you’re sure to find the perfect gifts.

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  1. Jessica

    8 May, 2017 at 10:18 am

    What a lovely post!.I love kids a lot and I love picking gifts for them but I’ve never considered all these.I usually go for the colourful toys cos I feel kids love colourful stuffs a lot.Thanks for these guidelines.They would help me choose safe gifts for my nephews.

  2. Lynne Harper

    8 May, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    What a fabulous list and some great items featured. Love that you have featured childs farm we are massive fans 🙂

  3. Ali Rost

    8 May, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    What wonderful picks for baby gifts. Usually I’m boring and bring a big box of diapers .. although I think I’m going to have to branch out a bit!

  4. Ashleigh

    8 May, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    I think I would play it safe and always buy clothes for any young child when it comes to choosing a gift.

  5. Becca Talbot

    8 May, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    One of my friend’s is due her first baby in just a few weeks, so will make sure I follow these tips when buying a gift for the little baba

  6. Jen

    9 May, 2017 at 10:44 am

    A good guide for anyone buying gifts for a baby. I’ve found (having had children of my own) that not everyone follows the common sense logic. I’ve been surprised with some things I’ve been given as gifts.

  7. Jenni

    9 May, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Some great tips here. I like the sound of a gift basket

  8. shelley

    9 May, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Such a good post, as I don’t have kids myself yet I sometimes struggle what to get for my friend’s babies and usually end up just buying clothes which can get boring, aha!

  9. Mellissa Williams

    11 May, 2017 at 8:13 am

    A great gift guide, especially if you don’t have a baby yourself

  10. Clara

    15 May, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Helpful gift guide, thanks for sharing. But actually i always ask for my friends what they need for their babies. For example, now my friends child is teething, so she has a problem, you know first child, he is fussy, cries a lot and etc. so i dont know what kind of gift to give. Maybe something with amber, because i heard that amber helps from teething. Amber anklet (
    , because its from my view safer than necklace or bracelet. I dont know. maybe you have some other ideas for teething baby???

    1. amyandtots

      17 May, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Amber anklets are great, I use them with my children. As for teething I would highly recommend you look into the Nuby brand, they make some amazing teething products that are reasonably priced.

  11. Julie Nelson

    31 May, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Hello Amy, this is a great blog about picking up gifts that are safe for baby. I was worried about safe and educational toys. But after finding your blog, this problem has resolved. You have consider an awesome points for selecting gifts. Thanks for sharing such an amazing blog with us.

  12. Ana De- Jesus

    31 May, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    I like the idea of being organic clothing for newborns. I wouldn’t be able to bear dressing them in clothing that has pesticides! x

  13. Lisa Kelper

    14 July, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Good List. But one should be careful while choosing toys for a baby. I have seen people gifting toys which are not at all suitable for the baby

  14. Baltic Secret

    21 September, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Great list. All the gifts you suggested are best for a baby. But what you think about Amber Teething Anklet
    Which is also safe for baby.

  15. Catherine

    13 October, 2017 at 6:10 am

    Hi Amy, these are great gifts to keep in mind when it comes to baby’s safety.
    Thanks for sharing.

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