8 Wedding Gifts for Newlyweds Who Are Also New Parents
Many couples were forced to postpone their weddings because of the coronavirus, but that didn’t stop some from deciding to start families anyway, ahead of getting married. Now, as restrictions are being lifted, and more weddings are getting planned, some couples will be marking two major life events at once: a new marriage and parenthood.
Which puts a twist on the traditional wedding registry — new parents have new needs for the baby and for themselves. We asked some experts to recommend wedding gifts or registry items for couples who are no longer just twosomes.
Dr. Zabina Bhasin
Child psychiatrist and founder of “In Kidz,” cultural awareness subscription boxes for children.
“Kids are going to tire you out, so you need your strength. Find ways to incorporate strength training in your day-to-day activity. It’s hard to get back in shape! This little board slides under the bed.”
URBNFIT Wooden Balance Board Trainer, $84
“When a newborn arrives, parents have no time to prepare meals. They are overwhelmed and exhausted. This meal kit comes with all ingredients pre-proportioned and ready to be cooked. You can have an amazing, healthy meal ready in 10 minutes, and barely any cleanup.”
Home Chef Meal Delivery Service, starting at $7 per serving.
Founder and chief executive of Frida, the parent company of Frida Mom and Frida Baby products.
“This machine is a workhorse. It can make soups, smoothies, ice cream and baby food. One appliance, minimal counter space, and quick and easy meals.”
Vitamix Professional Series 750, $600
“Matching PJs. They transition seamlessly from sleepwear to loungewear when it’s an all-day-in-the-house kind of week.”
Eberjey Gisele Long PJ Set, $120 and Eberjey William Men’s PJ Set, $158
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Doula and founder of “Mama Glow,” a maternal wellness company.
“The conversion from car seat to carrier makes it easier for being on the go. It’s great for running errands, facilitating closeness and bonding. A cross-body carry feature protects your back, and the duffel bag style hand grips make for more comfortable transit.”
Maxi-Cosi Coral XP Infant Car Seat, $340
“I love the Elvie hands-free pump because it makes breastfeeding in any scenario easy and discrete. It’s silent. It has an app that also helps you keep track of milk supply. Whether you are on a Zoom call, traveling or in the kitchen cooking, multitasking is made easier with this amazing pump.”
Elvie Pump, starting at $279
Baby product expert and speaker formerly known as “TheBabyGuyNYC.”
“Ready Rocker is an absolutely brilliant product that turns any chair into a rocker. Not only does this eliminate the need for buying an additional piece of furniture, but you can move it around the house as needed and it’s easy for travel.”
Ready Rocker, $199
“The Big Flopsy pillow by Beaba is a body pillow that is meant for maternity, but it is just a remarkably comfortable pillow for lounging on the couch or to prop you up while you read a book in bed. It’s full of micropearls so it doesn’t get hot like a lot of other pillows.”
Beaba Big Flopsy Maternity and Nursing Pillow, $120
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