32 Ingenious Things You'll Want As A New Parent

These also make awesome, quirky baby shower gift ideas for the mom-to-be who's already got the basics covered.

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1. A snack/activity tray is a lifesaver on long car rides.

2. Here's a DIY version.

Get the tutorial here.

3. This pacifier closes when dropped.

As an extra hygienic precaution.

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

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4. A hoodie baby carrier keeps both of you warm on chilly days.

Get it from Amazon for $76.01.

5. The "Woombie" is a safe and natural way to swaddle your baby.

6. Onesie extenders will add a size to bodysuits for rapidly growing toddlers.

$13.95 for a set of 3 from Etsy.

7. This (pricey) gadget turns your iPhone into a baby monitor.

8. This portable fabric high chair makes traveling easy.

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

9. You can mask any nasty taste with this medicine-dispensing sippy cup.

Get it from Amazon for $9.90.

10. The Molar Muncher is a pacifier that soothes the entire gum line simultaneously.

11. A car-seat sun shade keeps the seat at a comfortable 69 degrees.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

12. The pacifier thermometer is the easiest way to take your baby's temperature.

Get it from Amazon for $9.84.

13. This sippy-cup leash keeps it from tumbling to the ground.

Get it from Etsy for $9.50.

14. A kid's urinal makes potty training a little more bearable.

15. This bottle sling attaches to the car seat and offers an extra hand during bottle feedings.

16. Those shorties need their own showerhead.

17. Give your child their own mailbox outside their bedroom and leave them letters and tiny presents.

18. This bike stroller means you can really go the distance with baby in tow.

Get it from Amazon for $950.

19. Fill these Sili Squeeze bottles with pureed food for easy feeding.

Say goodbye to messy spoon-feeding.

20. Or if you prefer spoon-feeding, this all-in-one gadget will make your life so much easier.

21. The Blooming Baby Bather turns your sink into an easy cushioned cradle for washing your baby.

22. This inexpensive adapter turns any water bottle into a baby-friendly bottle.

23. Keep your belongings in a zippered storage pouch made specially for strollers.

24. This nursing reminder tag helps a breast-feeding mom keep track of what side she's on.

25. This tactile bottle holder provides extra grip for toddlers lacking in the hand coordination department.

26. A hooded car-seat blanket.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

27. This bath caddy is padded so your knees don't get all sore.

28. This airline baby seat lets your baby relax hammock-style.

Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

29. This time-out stool will come in handy for naughty kids.

Get the tutorial here.

30. This handcrafted growth chart makes an awesome gift.

Get the instructions here.

31. Let the kids feel a grand sense of independence with this remote control, which can be programmed to seven kid-friendly channels.

32. The Baby Nes is like a Keurig machine for baby formula.

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