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    18 Thoughtful Baby Gifts That Any Expectant Parent Will Love

    Blankets, monitors, onesies, and more!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pair of bestselling leather-sole baby shoes that have an elasticized ankle, so they won't fall off.

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    These are great shoes for babies who are learning to crawl and walk. The soft leather bends easily, so the baby can move around comfortably without constriction.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.99 (available in sizes 3-24 months).

    2. A breathable car seat cover that also functions as a breastfeeding cover. It's like a soft, stretchy canopy for the baby, and creates a quiet, private space for them to sleep or nurse.

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    The cover protects the baby from outdoor elements like wind, sun, dust, and dirt. It also has a small slit in the top, so you can check on the baby at anytime.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.95 (available in two prints).

    3. Inspire an early love of reading with a classic children's book like Guess How Much I Love You or The Very Hungry Caterpillar. These board books are printed on thick paperboard, so they're extra durable!

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    Get Guess How Much I Love You from Amazon Canada for $10.50 and The Very Hungry Caterpillar for $11.50.

    4. A car mirror that can be adjusted to get the perfect view of the little one at any time. It comes with two multiway straps, so it's easy to install and fits most headrests.

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    The mirror is made of shatterproof acrylic safety glass and is encased in a thick plastic frame that's practically indestructible.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.99.

    5. An adorable clothing set that any Potterhead parent would love to dress their new baby in.

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    The entire outfit is made with a soft, breathable cotton blend, so the baby will be both cute and comfortable as they wait for their Hogwarts letter like the rest of us.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.09+ (available in sizes 0-18 months).

    6. A large-capacity diaper bag that fits all the necessary baby items inside, but is also so stylish you'll actually want to carry it with you everywhere.

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    The diaper bag has seventeen compartments including an insulated pocket for bottles and a tissue holder for easy access. It comes with a changing pad and has two extra-durable stroller straps, so you can attach it to the handle and save space in the basket.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $59.99.

    7. Keep the baby close and your hands free with this super-snuggly baby sling. The stretchy cotton band is strong enough to support the baby until they're 35 pounds and is so comfortable you can wear it as you accomplish all your day-to-day chores and activities.

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    This versatile baby sling allows you to wrap the baby in several ways and comes with a small storage bag, so you can take it with you anywhere.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $42.99 (available in sizes 0-14+).

    8. Capture every moment with this Insta-worthy baby milestone blanket. It's large, extra-fluffy, and is a great backdrop to photograph every week and month of the baby's first year.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.99 (available in three styles).

    9. You can mix, blend, and puree anything into fresh baby food in minutes with this bestselling mini food processor and store it all in a set of food storage containers that are the perfect portion size.

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    The food processor is part of a 17-piece set including six cups, eight lids, and three blades. The cups are also safe to wash on the top shelf of your dishwasher. The food storage set includes six two-ounce containers and a tray, so you can easily stack them in the fridge or freezer to save space. You can also heat them up in the microwave and wash them in the dishwasher.

    Get the 17-piece food processor set from Amazon Canada for $49 and the set of six storage containers and storage tray for $12.89.

    10. A hooded towel that's made of thick, organic bamboo, so you can swaddle the baby in nothing but softness. The towel is eco-friendly and hypoallergenic, too!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.88.

    11. A pack of extra-durable cotton bodysuits that are so soft, breathable, and comfy that the baby can wear them every day. They're machine-washable and come in neutral colours, so they'll go with anything!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.99 for a pack of six (available in sizes preemie-24 months, four prints/colours).

    12. A baby lounger that gently cradles your newborn baby, so you can have a much-needed hands-free moment. It's designed for babies up to 16 pounds and has a handle at the top for easy portability.

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    The lounger is made of a soft, easy-wipe fabric, but is also machine-washable.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $49.99.

    13. A bestselling static-free baby monitor that blocks out background noises and uses an encrypted signal for extra security. It has a built-in belt clip, so you're free to move anywhere in the house.

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    It requires two AAA batteries (not included) and has a sound indicator feature that lights up based on how much noise is coming from the baby's room.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99 for two units and two power cords.

    14. A super-gentle electric nail trimmer that makes cutting the baby's nails a safe and anxiety-free affair. The filing discs are soft and rounded, so they're safe to use on a newborn baby.

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    The trimmer is a great alternative to metal nail clippers. It's very quiet and has two speeds for extra efficiency. The filing discs are also organized by age, so you can switch out the discs as the baby gets older.

    Get the nail trimmer and four filing discs from Amazon Canada for $27.96, and a pack of three replacement filing discs for $5.99.

    15. A cute whale-shaped bath cup with a sturdy handle, so you can easily rinse the baby off without getting water or soap in their eyes.

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    The spout is made of soft silicone that will sit flat against the baby's forehead to prevent spilling.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.94 (available in blue and grey).

    16. A minimalist, odour-controlling diaper pail that will look good in any nursery and comes with a foot pedal for easy diaper disposal. The refill bags are super easy to change out and can hold up to 270 newborn diapers!

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    The diaper pail has an air-tight system to lock in odours and a replaceable carbon filter at the top to capture lingering smells.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $44.97 (available in four colours).

    17. A multifunctional electric bottle sterilizer that also dries and warms bottles at the touch of a button. This spacious device has two baskets that can fit four nine-ounce bottles and an assortment of baby accessories like pacifiers, cutlery, and breast pumps.

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    The drying function is the real MVP of this multi-purpose sterilizer, because it eliminates the need to dry bottles on a dish rack.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $79.99.

    18. And finally, a small LED night light that will make midnight feeds and diaper changes infinitely easier because you can actually see everything. The light also has a timer setting and a night mode feature, so the baby can sleep or breastfeed in a soft light that won't hurt their eyes.

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    The night light comes with a charging base and last up to six hours at its brightest setting.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99+

    Your baby gift is going to rock the socks off everyone at the baby shower. Just be prepared for tears.

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