5 Baby Gifts That Are Actually Gifts for You

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Oh sure, a lot of parents might see the holidays as a time to spoil their precious little babies, but some parents (*cough* not me *cough* or maybe me) might view them as an opportunity to pick up a few “baby” presents that are actually useful for them, too.

We're nothing if not selfless parents, right?

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Image via Diono, LLC.

A stroller organizer that won't tip your stroller over

I can't tell you how many times I have wished for something like this for our stroller. I tend to either stuff the diaper bag deep down in the recesses of the stroller basket, where it is completely inaccessible, or fill the cup holders to the brim with crackers and snacks for my kids, leaving no room for my phone or anything else equally important.

This stroller organization bag called the Buggy Tech Tote would be perfect to keeping what you need handy — without tipping your entire stroller over when you try to just wing it and hang your bag on the handlebars, which, yes, I've totally done.

 

 

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A light that won't wake up the baby

So this is pretty genius. Four kids later, I've pretty much gotten away with nighttime awakenings by buttoning the babies' onesies in the dark or turning on closet lights and cracking the door slightly.

Everyone knows that you have to try to keep the baby in that ideal half-awake, half-asleep state if you want to get them back to sleep, which is what the Sleepy Baby Biological LED Lamp tries to do — provide enough light for you to see what the heck you're doing when you change that diaper, but not so much that it wakes the baby up.

Win-win.

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A bottle sanitizer that sanitizes almost anything

OK, honestly, you guys, let's be real: how disgustingly germy is your phone? And your remote? And your keys? And anything else that the baby chews on in the span of a day?

It's really horrifying if you think about it, but most of us try not to think about it because #life. But really, we shouldn't let our baby be exposed to that crap, especially if you're guilty of taking the phone in with you to the bathroom. And I know you're guilty.

I saw this little sanitizer-in-a-box called the UviCube, and honestly, it's my germaphobic dream come true. The product is launching this month, and we can all rejoice, germ-free.

Image via Fisher Price

A zoo you don't have to drive to

Because we're all honest here, I love the zoo for my baby, but I also love staying home in the comfort of not having to change diapers in a public restroom and dealing with a cranky baby near the tigers, which is why this little number would so come in handy. It's recommended for ages 1 and up.

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Image via Misha and Puff

A baby bonnet fit for royalty

Is this the baby bonnet that Princess Charlotte wore? Maybe it is, maybe it's not, but either way, this “gift for the baby” from Misha and Puff will look mighty cute in pictures that you will take to show off your bundle of joy.

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5 Baby Gifts That Are Actually Gifts for You

Chaunie Brusie is a writer, mom of four, and founder of The Stay Strong Mom, a community + gift box service for moms after loss. ... More

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