Affirm lets you pay off large online purchases over time – here are 60+ stores across home, fashion, and travel that accept it

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  • It’s now easier and more convenient to buy the things you need, when you need them, with microloan providers like Affirm.
  • Affirm lets you pay for online purchases over a period of time (usually three, six, or 12 months).
  • Annual percentage rates (APR) range from 0-30% and Affirm does not charge any additional fees.
  • It’s available at 60+ of our favorite online retailers, including mattress, home and kitchen, and clothing brands.

You’re working with a tight budget, but you need to buy an important essential, you want to take advantage of an online sales event, and you have gifts to buy for everyone in your life – what do you do? Short of having an awkward conversation with a friend or family member to borrow some money, there’s now an easier, more convenient way to manage how you pay for online purchases, on your own terms.

Affirm is a payment option you’ll see when you check out your cart at many online shopping sites. It’s especially useful for large purchases such as furniture and mattresses because it lets you pay them off over a period of time (usually three, six, or 12 months). Annual percentage rates (APR) range from 0 to 30% and you’ll always be shown upfront the total amount of interest you’ll pay. Affirm does not charge any additional fees.

You can apply for a loan as you’re shopping at one of many Affirm’s partner stores, which include women’s and men’s fashion, furniture, sports and fitness, electronics, jewelry, and watch brands.

When it comes time to pay, you’ll see something like the below:

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From there, you can create an account, get approved for a loan, and pay off your purchase at a pace you’re comfortable with.

You can see which online retailers accept Affirm below.

They’re divided by category and we’ve also designated which ones offer loans starting at 0% APR with an asterisk.

While there are some more established companies, many are up-and-coming startups that are changing the way you shop for things like shoes, glasses, and home goods. Partnering with Affirm is just another way they’re helping to modernize and simplify the online shopping experience.

Here are 60+ stores that accept Affirm:

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24 fun gift ideas for toddlers in 2021

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  • Finding gifts that toddlers will love more than the boxes they come in can be a challenge.
  • I’ve already gone through that process with my toddler and have rounded up 24 of the best toddler gifts.
  • You can check out all of Insider Reviews gift guides to shop for everyone on your list.

Toddlers can be picky little humans. You know this if you’ve ever seen how long they’re entertained by a cardboard box or bubbles, only to leave a pricey toy sitting by the wayside day after day.

I would know – my 2-year-old has a big personality. But I’ve become a pro at buying gifts that she plays with longer than the packages they come in. That’s why I’ve rounded up 24 gifts that will be a hit with any toddler. Many of the gifts on this list have also been tried, tested, and well-loved by my own child.

Check out 24 of the best gifts for toddlers below:

Their first toolbox

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Hape Fix It Kid’s Wooden Tool Box and Accessory Play Set, available at Amazon, $19.59

Toddlers can fix things up around the house with this 17-piece toolbox. The small set is just the right size for toddler hands and includes a hammer, nails, screwdriver, screws, and more.  

Recommended ages: 3 years and up

Educational place mats

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Little Likes Kids Educational Two-Sided Place mat Variety Pack, available at Amazon, $14.99

Even as they refine their eating skills, toddlers still often make a mess. Keep your table clean and your toddlers entertained with these three double-sided place mats.

Recommended ages: 3 years and up

Books to build their library

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“Baby Goes to Market,” available at Amazon, $14.56

“The Rainbow Fish,” available at Amazon, $9.99

“The Snowy Day,” available at Amazon, $4.95

“Chicka Chicka Boom Boom,” available at Amazon, $4.59

“I Like It When . . . /Me gusta cuando . . .” available at Amazon, $7.41

There’s nothing quite like cuddling up with a good book at bedtime. From simple board books to narratives that encourage kindness, toddlers will ask to read these books again and again.

Animal-themed bingo

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Banana Panda Let’s Play Animal Bingo, available at Amazon, $17.92

Toddlers can get in on the action with this simplified version of bingo. Each bingo card features animals in a different habitat, and the boards and tokens are made of thick cardboard that will hold up to rough play.

Recommended ages: 2 years and up

A World of Eric Carle puzzle

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Mudpuppy World of Eric Carle Brown Bear 4-in-A-Box Puzzles, available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, $14.99

Four-piece puzzles are a step up from peg puzzles, another toddler favorite. This set of four puzzles is inspired by the popular book “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?” As a former English teacher, I can’t resist a toy that encourages reading. Even if you don’t have the book at home, these puzzles will still be engaging and challenging while simultaneously exposing toddlers to color matching.  

Recommended ages: 2 years and up

The ultimate racetrack

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Corkscrew Tower

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Corkscrew Tower, available at Walmart and Target, from $29.82

This quickly became our family’s favorite Go! Go! Smart Wheels track after the company sent us a review sample a few months ago. It can be configured into one tall spiral or two smaller spirals for racing. You’ll get one race car, and the track includes a switch track, hazards, and a trap door. Five different locations along the track prompt the car to play various sounds, songs, and phrases. If you already have other Go! Go! Smart Wheels tracks, you can connect them to the tower.

Recommended ages: 1 to 5 years

An interactive thinking chair

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Blues Clues and You! Play and Learn Thinking Chair, available at Walmart, $49.44

If you have a Blues Clues fan, this real-life thinking chair will be a big hit. It comes with a mailbox, letters, and an interactive handy dandy notebook. The chair can detect when kids sit down or get up, and there is even a storage space under the seat. We’ve been testing it for a few months, and my daughter hasn’t let it leave our living room since. 

Recommended ages: 2 to 5 years

A color-changing bath book

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“Color Me: Who’s in the Water?” available at Amazon, $12.95

Toddlers will think this book is magic when it changes color in their bathwater. The illustrations are the central focus with just a few words on each page. This creates an ideal environment for reluctant readers to pick up a book. Use it for some water painting fun out of the bath, too. 

Recommended ages: 1 to 3 years

A dump truck made of recycled plastic

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Green Toys Dump Truck, available at Amazon and Walmart, from $18.86

Whether you have a sandbox, a dirt pile in the backyard, or a bunch of toys that need to be moved around the house, toddlers will enjoy loading this truck and dumping things out. The brightly colored toy is made of 100% recycled plastic. An added bonus: After this truck spends a long day hauling materials for your child, you can throw it in the dishwasher. 

Recommended ages: 12 months and up

Reusable mess-free coloring pads

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Melissa & Doug Water Wow! 3-Pack, available at Amazon, Target, and Kohl’s, from $10.99

If you have a toddler living in your house and you haven’t yet discovered the magic that is Water Wow, you’re missing out. Each pad comes with four reusable boards that change color when they make contact with the water pen. They make absolutely no mess and are some of our favorite travel toys for toddlers. We keep one in the car and always bring them along to places like the doctor’s office and restaurants. 

Recommended ages: 3 years and up

A picnic play set and shape sorter all in one

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Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket, available at Walmart, Buy Buy Baby, and Amazon, from $20.99

 This picnic play set is one of our favorite toys for 1-year-olds. It teaches toddlers concepts like shapes, colors, manners, and sharing. The basket includes a shape sorter, two cups, two forks, two plates, six food items, and a picnic blanket. 

Recommended ages: 6 months to 3 years

A doll to love and care for

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Manhattan Toy Wee Baby Stella, available at Buy Buy Baby, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Amazon, from $16.99

This doll can grow with children as they move through different developmental stages. Toddlers can practice caring skills and strengthen their fine motor skills by removing and replacing the doll’s binky as well as changing its clothes. At 12 inches tall, Wee Baby Stella is also a great size for toddlers. 

Recommended ages: 1 year and up

A starter dollhouse

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Melissa & Doug Fold and Go Wooden Dollhouse, available at Amazon and Walmart, $50.14

Dollhouses can keep toddlers entertained for hours as they imagine new scenarios and practice everyday skills. The set comes with 11 pieces of wooden furniture and two dolls, which is a big plus as many dollhouses don’t come with dolls. 

Recommended ages: 3 to 6 years

Toddler-size crayons and coloring books

My First Toddler Coloring Book

My First Toddler Coloring Book, available at Amazon, $4.10

Crayola Jumbo Crayons, available at Walmart, $2.97

Crayola Multicultural Large Crayons, available at Amazon, $4.19

This is a simple yet exciting gift for young toddlers who are just learning how to color and develop their fine motor skills. The large pictures, numbers, letters, and shapes have thick lines, and the pages are durable. These are all characteristics that make coloring easier for toddlers. Thicker jumbo and large crayons are designed for toddlers to have success coloring. This book was one of the first coloring books I bought my toddler over a year ago, and it’s still going strong. 

Recommended ages: 1 to 3 years (coloring book); 3 years and up (crayons)

A push car with all the bells and whistles

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Step2 Whisper Ride II Ride-On Push Car, available at Buy Buy Baby and Amazon, $74.99

My neighbors can’t help but smile when they see my toddler roll by in this push car. Step2 sent a review sample that we’ve been testing since the beginning of the summer. It’s still in great shape and handles hills and bumpy roads well. Some standout features include a storage trunk, a working horn, cup holders (for you and your toddler!), and a seat belt. 

Recommended ages: 18 months to 4 years

A cuddly version of everyone’s favorite Star Wars character

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Star Wars The Mandalorian The Child aka Baby Yoda Plush, available at Target and Kohl’s, from $19.89

Toddlers can cuddle up with quite possibly the cutest Star Wars character ever. Toys based on characters like this one give kids just enough inspiration for imaginative play scenarios without doing all the work for them. Even if you haven’t seen “The Mandalorian,” it’s hard to resist this endearing little creature.

Recommended ages: 3 years and up

A cleaning set so they can ‘help’ around the house

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Melissa & Doug Let’s Play House! Dust, Sweep & Mop Set, available at Buy Buy Baby, Kohl’s, and Amazon, from $26.99

My daughter loves to “help” me clean around the house and this set is the perfect size for her. It comes with a pint-sized broom, mop, duster, brush, dustpan, and even a storage rack. My toddler has consistently used it for more than a year, and it’s still in excellent shape. 

Recommended ages: 3 years and up

A doctor’s play set

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B. Toys Toy Doctor Kit, available at Target and Amazon, from $19.99

Doctor visits can be scary, but role-playing with a play doctor kit makes them more approachable and even fun. This 10-piece kit comes with a stethoscope, otoscope, blood pressure cuff, syringe, scissors, thermometer, mirror, a pair of tweezers, a beeper, and a carry case to keep it all organized. The pager beeps and lights up, and the stethoscope makes a heartbeat sound. 

Recommended ages: 18 months and up

A Lego set for learning the alphabet

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Lego Duplo My First Alphabet Truck, available at Amazon and Target, from $15.99

This Lego Duplo set encourages hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as toddlers stack blocks and move the truck around. It comes with 36 Duplo pieces, including 26 letter bricks, a truck, and 10 other bricks and figures. 

Recommended ages: 18 months and up

A customized tricycle

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Radio Flyer Custom Build-A-Trike, available at Radio Flyer, from $55

There’s nothing quite like a classic red tricycle. Radio Flyer sent this tricycle for me to test, and I’m impressed by its quality. Depending on how you customize it, this tricycle can grow with your child from 9 months to 5 years old. Available customization options include a classic bell, a canopy, and a footrest. What I appreciate most about it is the push handle — I use it to help my daughter learn to steer and make sure she is safe while learning to ride. 

Recommended ages: 9 months to 5 years

A set of musical instruments

B. Toys Drumroll Please Instrument Set

B. Toys Drumroll Please Instrument Set, available at Amazon, $35.99

This musical set inspires imagination and creativity. It includes a drum, two drumsticks, castanets, a whistle, a tambourine, and a shaker egg. All of the instruments fit neatly inside the drum so toddlers can take it anywhere.

Recommended ages: 18 to 36 months

A cash register with play food and money

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LeapFrog Count Along Cash Register, available at Target, $19.99

My daughter and I have played many hours of “grocery store” with this set. It comes with a working cash register, eight pieces of play food, 10 coins, and a credit card. Prompts encourage kids to count coins, and buttons on the display correspond with the play food.  

Recommended ages: 2 to 4 years

A stylish play mixer for the budding chef

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KidKraft Modern Metallics Baking Set, available at Kohl’s, $19.99

This stylish mixer can be an addition to an existing play kitchen, but it’s also ideal if you have limited space. The set comes with a mixer, a bowl, eggs, flour, sugar, milk, a baking sheet, cookies, and a working rolling pin. Toddlers can’t help but imitate daily life, and this set let my daughter “make” cookies without making a mess. 

Recommended ages: 3 years and up

Everything they need to complete rescue missions

Paw Patrol Rescue Rev Up Vehicle with Mystery Dinosaur Figure

Paw Patrol Dino Rescue Rev Up Vehicle with Mystery Dinosaur Figure, available at Amazon, $10.29

For less than $15, this toy comes with a figurine, a vehicle, and a surprise dinosaur egg. Choose from six different Paw Patrol characters: Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Skye, and Zuma. Each vehicle has a rev-up motor and a working tool.

Recommended ages: 3 years and up

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36 fun and practical gifts that new parents will love

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The best gifts for new parents are practical and fun – stuff they can use to make their lives a little easier during a difficult but rewarding time. They’re bound to love any of these 36 gift ideas, while putting them to good use too.

We’ve got gifts that will help them wake up or get some sleep when they have the chance. There are handy items here that they can use in the nursery or on the road, along with some fun stuff, like mustache pacifiers, that are great for a laugh.

Read on for 36 of the best gifts for new parents:

A safe, easy-to-use nail trimmer

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Bblüv Trimö Baby Electric Nail Trimmer, available at Buy Buy Baby, $29.99

Baby nails can get really sharp. And because they’re so small and delicate, they can be intimidating to take care of. This electric trimmer makes it easy to gently cut fingernails and toenails without having to worry about getting them too short. The electric file gently rounds off the rough edges.

Delicious homemade baby food

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Baby Brezza Glass One Step Baby Food Maker, available at Buy Buy Baby and Target, from $99.99

Buying baby food by the jar gets expensive, and it leaves you with an ever-expanding pile of empty containers that may or may not be getting recycled. The Baby Brezza solves that by letting you steam and puree your own baby food. It comes with a handy recipe book to get started.

A comfortable seat for baby

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Bumboo Infant Floor Seat, available at Buy Buy Baby and Target, $39.99

Made from soft, durable foam, the Bumboo seat helps babies learn to sit upright, starting at three months. Parents will appreciate its portability as well as how easy it is to clean.

A fun way to clean up snot-nosed kids

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Frida Baby Nose Frida the Snotsucker, available at Buy Buy Baby and Amazon, from $15.99

Stuffy noses can make a baby uncomfortable. Since they can’t just go blow it out with a tissue, they need a little help. The Nose Frida Snotsucker looks, well, weird, but it’s safe, clean, easy to wash, and if we’re being honest, it’s kind of fun too. 

Cozy moccasins for baby’s first steps

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TPMOCS Custom Moccasins, available at TPMocs from $74

Handcrafted at every step of the way by Native American artisans, these beautiful, durable customized moccasins keep baby’s feet comfortable with every step. A portion of all purchases goes toward addressing poverty for Native American communities in need.   

A pillow spray to help parents get a good night’s sleep

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This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, available at Dermstore, $29

Sleep is a tenuous proposition, at best, for new parents, so when they finally get the chance to turn in for the night, this spray will help them fall into a deeper and more relaxed sleep. Featuring a pleasing blend of lavender, chamomile, and vetivert, the relaxing scent helps a person doze off. One of our reporters swears by it for a better night’s sleep.

A cleverly designed towel that quickly dries and comforts babies

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Parachute Hooded Baby Towel, available at Parachute, $29

Getting out of the bath is cold for babies, too, but this this absorbent towel keeps lets you wrap them up to keep them cozy while drying off. The adorable hood adds extra warmth.

A keepsake calendar filled with sweet photos

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Artifact Uprising Wood Calendar, available at Artifact Uprising, $25

Parents can’t get enough photos of their newborn. Take some of those photos to create a unique, practical calendar featuring their little one that they can use every day.

An essential supply they can never get enough of

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Honest Diapers, available at Honest.com, $10.95/pack

Cloth diapers aren’t for everyone, but these absorbent disposable diapers made from Earth-friendly materials are a good alternative for the eco-conscious. They also feature fun prints, even holiday designs. And to up the convenience factor for busy new parents, the company also has a diapers and wipes subscription box to save money and precious time. 

A comfortable and flexible baby sling

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Baby K’tan Original Carrier, available at Buy Buy Baby, Amazon, and Target, $49.99

Hands-free carrying is a convenient way to keep baby close that parents will appreciate, whether they’re grocery shopping or talking on the phone. This sling is comfortable for the baby as well as parents. It’s a gift one of Business Insider’s own gives to new parents after having used it with her kids from the time they were born until they were toddlers. You can check out our top picks for the best baby carriers here.

Crib sheets in cute prints

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Brooklittles Crib Sheet Sets, available at Brooklinen, from $28.80

From spit up to diaper blowouts, crib sheets have to endure a lot, so it’s essential that there’s always a clean one handy. Parents will really appreciate such a practical gift when they need one. Brooklinen’s line of sheets for little ones feature fun patterns and prints that look great in any nursery.

A baby book parents will actually want to fill out

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Lucy Darling Flower Child Memory Book, available at Maisonette, $34.99

Parents always appreciate looking back on the special memories they otherwise might have lost to sleep deprivation during baby’s first year. Jotting down moments to savor won’t feel like more paperwork with this spiral-bound baby book adorned with fun floral patterns. There’s even a place for the baby’s hand and foot prints.

A warm cup of coffee on a cold day

Contigo Autoseal West Loop Insulated Travel Mug under $25

Contigo Autoseal West Loop Insulated Travel Mug, available at Amazon, $17.24

Life with a baby doesn’t pause so parents can rest, so having a little caffeine on hand can be a lifesaver when a parent’s running morning errands on five hours of sleep. This leak-free travel mug keeps drinks hot or cold for up to seven hours, and it comes in 30 colors and a variety of sizes.

An Amazon Prime membership so new parents can order supplies

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Amazon Prime gift subscription, three months, $39

Nobody wants to make an extra trip to the store, especially busy new parents. A Prime membership lets them avoid the hassle, allowing them to order whatever they need and have it delivered instead, in two days.

A full-year subscription is $119. And if they already have a Prime membership, they’ll be able to convert your gift to credit so they can spend the money on anything they need.

A portable gadget for fussy sleepers

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Baby Shusher Sleep Miracle, available at Buy Buy Baby, Walmart, Amazon, and Target, $34.99

White-noise machines are useful gadgets to have around because they’re helpful for getting a fussy baby to fall asleep. The Baby Susher plays a real human voice, and it’s easy to use at home, in the car, etc. 

A pacifier that won’t keep falling to the ground

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Philips Avent Soothie Snuggle Pacifier Holder with Detachable Pacifier, available at Buy Buy Baby and Amazon, from $14.88

This pacifier features a plush animal that can be detached to make cleaning both pieces fast and easy. You can choose from a variety of animals, including elephant, giraffe, monkey, and seal, that make it easy to find and comforting for babies to snuggle. 

A swaddling blanket that transforms their baby into a burrito

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Tortilla Baby, available at Uncommon Goods, $48

What’s better than a delicious burrito? A swaddling blanket that looks like a burrito and helps baby sleep tight after a long day.

A warm, embroidered blanket that will last for years

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Metallic Star Sherpa Baby Blanket, available at Pottery Barn Kids, $38.99

This cotton jersey blanket with a soft Sherpa backing is great for trekking outdoors when the temperatures drop. In addition to the stars, it can be personalized with the baby’s name or initials.

Socks for tired feet

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Gift a Bombas Gift Box, from $65

Bombas’ comfortable gym socks feature a blister tab and cushioned footbeds that wrap feet in luxury. Busy, tired parents will appreciate comfortable socks. Also, Bombas also donates a pair to a homeless shelter for every pair purchased. 

A jolt of caffeine after a sleepless night

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Agaro Free-Dried Coffee (6 cup box), available at Swift Cup Coffee, $15

Instant coffee isn’t what it used to be; it’s actually good now, and that’s excellent news. Tested by our experts, these six individual packets of freeze-dried Ethiopian coffee will give sleepy parents the quick jolt they’re looking for, and all they have to do it add 10 ounces of hot or cold water and stir.

A sleek bassinet that rocks crying babies to sleep

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Snoo Rental Gift Card, available at Happiest Baby, from $29.69/week

There’s nothing new parents will appreciate more than a little help with a baby who doesn’t sleep well. Sensing when a baby is tense, the Snoo automatically rocks them to sleep with a gentle motion. There’s also a built-in white noise machine and a swaddle to help calm fussy little ones. Parents can control the bassinet and monitor it via the app. And while the Snoo is expensive, the company has a rental program for a more affordable option.

Bilingual board books for early learning

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Canticos Board Books, available at Amazon, from $5.99

It’s never too soon to start learning a second language. These books help by introducing important early words like numbers, shapes, and more in both English and Spanish.

A mustache pacifier

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Mustachifier, available on BuyBuyBaby, $9.99

This pacifier will have everyone doing a double take to see if that baby really does have a hipster mustache. And don’t overlook the value of peace and quiet that comes with it too.

A meal kit delivery service so they can cook for themselves

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Blue Apron Subscription Gift Card, from $60

Cooking can be an extra hassle for frazzled new parents, but a delivery service like this can make it a little easier to get a healthy, home-cooked meal. Blue Apron boxes come with preportioned ingredients and three easy-to-cook recipes. They’ll get one week of meal kits for $60.

Check out our guide to the best meal kit delivery services, which includes options for special diets.

A gadget to make diaper changes easier

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Diapertainment, available at Amazon, $19.99 

Diaper changing is much easier when a squirming baby is occupied. This smartphone mount does helps hold a little one’s attention with their favorite short videos so parents can get down to business.

An interactive play mat

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The Lovevery Play Gym, available at Lovevery, $140

This activity gym has different learning zones and a range of accessories designed to engage a baby as they grow. Designed by childhood development experts, there are features here for infants as well as toddlers.

A pregnancy journal to track progress and memories

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“Expecting You: A Keepsake Pregnancy Journal”, available at Amazon, $13.46

Pregnancy is a journey, and this journal gives new parents the chance to track their memories and experiences. Whether they end up using it as a reference for subsequent children or just as a way to look back on a special time, this keepsake journal makes a timeless treasure for parents.

A portable way to secure babies to their seats

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Inglesina Fast Table Chair in Black, available at Buy Buy Baby and Amazon, $69.99

A popular choice for an easy-to-use high chair because of its convenience, the Inglesia Fast Table Chair can be used with any table up to 3.3 inches thick. And it can be used for children ranging in age from 6 months to 3 years.

A 5-in-1 machine to help baby sleep

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Baby Dream Machine, available at Baby Dream Machine, $99

On top of smoothing “pink noise” sound that help infants relax, the Baby Dream Machine is also a cool-mist humidifier as well as an aromatherapy machine. It even provides red light and night light therapy with an adorable bear design that will great in the nursery. 

The gift of getting some shut-eye

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Halo Sleepsack Swaddle Wrap, available at Buy Buy Baby and Target, $21.99

Swaddling helps a baby feel more relaxed, and a more relaxed baby is a better sleeper. This transitioning swaddle features a unique design that allows a baby to be wrapped with their arms in or out, which is important for safety once they start rolling.

An adjustable, washable pillow to ensure a good night’s rest

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Coop Home Goods Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow, available at Amazon, $59.99

Few things help exhausted parents fall asleep faster than a comfortable pillow. This customizable pillow is hypoallergenic and works well for all sleeping positions.

Fun PJs’ for any occasion

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Earth Day Baby Zip Sleeper, available at Hanna Andersson, $42

Whether they’re cozying up to watch a parents’ favorite show or settling in for a special holiday, matching family pajama sets are a fun way for families to share an experience. Hanna Andersson makes a comfy set of pajamas featuring everything from holiday prints to dinosaurs to popular characters.

A time-saving food hack parents can feel good about

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Cerebelly Pouches, available at Cerebelly, $2.17 each

With organic vegetable-based recipes that babies will love, these handy little pouches are perfect in a meal-time pinch. They’re self-stable, so they’ll last long enough to be around when you need them. Created by a neurosurgeon, this go-anywhere babyfood is also loaded with nutrients that help with brain development.  

A smart home device to act as an assistant

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Echo Dot 4th generation, available at Target, $29.99

A smart speaker is the perfect nursery assistant. It can play gentle music to help lull babies to sleep or set timers for feeding times. They’re also compatible with a long list of smart home devices, which makes it easy to turn off light or set the thermostat while parents are busy changing diapers.

An Instant Pot for easy meals

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Instant Pot Duo 60, available at Amazon, $89

Our favorite Instant Pot includes a number features and functions, from pressure cooking to sautéing. Parents can make delicious one-pot meals for themselves and the baby with just a few easy steps and a lot less cleanup.

Something to soothe and protect baby’s delicate skin

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Baby Dove Derma Care Body Wash, available at Walmart, $8.86

Baby Dove Eczema Care Cream, available at Rite Aid, $8.69

Newborns have delicate skin that requires gentle, soothing products to keep them clean and their outer layer soft and hydrated. Developed alongside pediatric dermatologists, Dove’s wash and cream are free of dyes, parabens, phthalates, steroids, and fragrances.

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