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9 Dog-Inspired Gifts For Parents Welcoming A Human Baby

9 Dog-Inspired Gifts For Parents Welcoming A Human Baby

Bringing home a baby is an exciting time for new parents, and the months leading up to the big day are filled with scouring the internet for items a baby will need. Whether you are a friend or relative of someone having a baby or you’re expecting your own child, these 9 charming baby shower gifts will make a welcome addition to any dog-loving human’s home.

Best For Most Babies:
CARTER’S RECEIVING BLANKETS

Made of super soft 100% cotton, these receiving blankets will keep baby cozy and make the perfect understated baby shower gift. I bought these for my son before he was born, and they worked really well as swaddling blankets. They work well to keep baby warm while still being light enough that baby won’t overheat, so we still use these exclusively even though my kid is way past the swaddling age.

WHY WE LOVED IT:
-100% soft, breathable cotton
-Cute allover print
-Machine washable

BUY HERE, $26

Best for newborns:
CARTER’S UNISEX SLEEP BAG

The most precious gift you can give a new parent in the first year of a baby’s life is sleep, and this sleeping bag makes it easier to keep baby comfy all night long so the adults can get some well-deserved rest. I got two similar ones for my son and he slept in these like a dream, while I was able to stop checking on him every two minutes because I knew he was safe and still covered during chilly winter nights.

WHY WE LOVED IT:
-Good for safe sleeping in the first year of baby’s life
-Long sleeves
-Zip front closure

BUY HERE, From $8.98

Best For Babies Who Love To Shake It:
MUD PIE PUPPY WRIST RATTLE SOCK SET

These rattles are so good for babies who are not yet mobile. Anytime I placed these on my son’s wrists and feet for our daily music time, he would happily move his tiny limbs and stare at his hands to see where the sound was coming from. This is definitely one of those items I never thought we’d both enjoy as much as we did.

WHY WE LOVED IT:
-Suitable for babies 0-12 months
-Plush velour rattles encourage baby to develop hand-eye coordination
-Gender neutral

BUY HERE, $15

Best For The Dapper Dog Parent:
HUDSON BABY DAPPER DOG HOODED TOWEL

Everyone else can keep their lamb or duckling hooded towels — this Boston Terrier towel is for the classy human pupper. It’s super big and absorbent, so your baby can grow into it.

WHY WE LOVE IT:
-Super soft and absorbent
-Wrapped with bow for gift giving
-Extra large size for babies

BUY HERE, $12.95

Best For Gift Giving On A Budget:
SET OF SIX WATERCOLOR PUPPY PRINTS


This is a beautiful addition to any child’s bedroom and would make a wonderful baby shower gift. Printed on glossy paper, you could gift them as-is or get them framed if you’d like.

WHY WE LOVE IT:
-Set of 6 8×10 prints
-Original artwork
-Sweet way to finish off a gender neutral nursery

BUY HERE, $16.88

Best For Babies Who Need A Little Extra Soothing:
MY LITTLE SNUGAPUPPY CRADLE AND SWING

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Here’s another item I can personally vouch for. I dragged this thing all over the house in the first few months so I could get a quick shower in or pump while the baby happily watched from his swing. My dog Lady loved watching her baby brother lying in it, and would bump her nose gently against the edge of it to try to rock the baby herself.

WHY WE LOVED IT:
-Side-to-side cradle motion and head-to-toe swing motion
-6 swing speeds, 16 songs, soothing nature sounds
-Adjustable seat positions and recline

BUY HERE, $115.99

Best For A “Welcome Home” Gift:
LITTLE ME NEWBORN PUPPIES FOOTIE

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This adorable dog print footie with beanie comes in sizes Newborn to 9 months and is made of super soft 100% cotton for baby’s comfort.

WHY WE LOVE IT:
-Snap closure for easy middle-of-the-night changings
-100% cotton
-Machine washable

BUY HERE, $11.98

PLUSH PUPPY NEWBORN PACIFIER

WHY WE LOVE IT:
-Makes it easier to keep pacifier from getting lost
-Latex-free pacifier
-Durable one-piece construction

BUY HERE, $8.99

Best For An Extra Not-On-The-Registry Gift
“THE DOG I LOVE BEST” FINGER PUPPET BOOK

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What’s better than a book about a dog? A book with a dog you can actually pet! This finger puppet board book features a pup with sweet eyes for both parent and baby to interact with during story time.

WHY WE LOVE IT:
-Good for babies 6+ months
-Encourages motor skill and language development
-Features a rescue dog

BUY HERE, $6.97

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