Five Baby Shower Gift Ideas that Every New Parent Will Appreciate

We rounded up useful baby shower gifts that make life a little easier on parents. These practical presents can be overlooked on the registry, but they help any parent-to-be feel more prepared.

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This cool-mist humidifier is a practical addition to the nursery—and the parents will appreciate it when their little one experiences his or her first head cold. The 1.2-gallon tank adds moisture to the air for up to 33 hours to help relieve coughing and congestion. It has a space for soothing VapoPads if desired, and it doesn't require filter replacements, which will save Mom and Dad some money in the long run. ($38, usually $50;

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Baby First Aid Kit

Cover most of baby's medical needs with a single kit. It features 30 pieces (including a thermometer, finger nail clippers, and nose aspirator) to help groom and aid baby's health during the first few years. Plus, it's packed in a convenient storage box that keeps everything organized. ($30;

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Baby Bathtub

Bathtime is a breeze with this baby bathtub—complete with a color-changing drain to detect the water's temperature. With its non-slip foam and contoured back, the tub offers a comfortable and supportive place for a newborn to recline. It also features an adjustable bump for easy positioning as baby grows. The tub works for three life stages: newborn, infant, and toddler. ($30;

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Baby Book Set

Give the gift of quality family time with this baby book set. Featuring 12 classic Mother Goose rhymes, they'll be able to enjoy classics like Humpty Dumpty, Pat-a-Cake, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, and more. Mommy or Daddy can read it aloud at first, and then it will serve as a great learning tool when the child is old enough to start reading alone. ($13, usually $15;

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Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapers are a great alternative to disposable options—especially for environmentally conscious parents. This pack comes with 10 flatfold Birdseye diapers they can use for their newborn. Made of 100 percent cotton and Oeko-Tex certified, the diapers don't contain harmful dyes, so they're gentle enough for baby's sensitive skin. And at $13 a pack, you can grab a couple to help Mom and Dad stock up. ($13 for 10;

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