There’s nothing worse than wanting to get someone a gift but having no clue what they want or need.
What’s even harder is getting a gift for new parents who may not know what they need themselves.
According to a recent Babylist survey, most new parents create their baby registry during the second trimester. But only 11% actually feel prepared and confident in the products they choose.
But, if we know anything for sure, it’s that there’s no better gift for a new parent than a thoughtful and convenient one.
And while we love the idea of toys or clothes as great gift options, they may eventually end up in a pile of other toys and clothes their kiddos already have. More often than not, this adds to their parent’s growing list of things to clean or put away.
So, what do new parents really need?
They need something that makes their lives easier.
Something simple —not too fancy— especially nothing with an instruction manual.
At the same time, they need something safe and durable.
And if you’re struggling to find the perfect gift, we’ve got good news and bad news for you.
The bad news is that you’re not alone. In fact, hundreds of people have no idea what to get new parents. And many new parents end up with a mountain of bibs, pacifiers, and a year's supply of size 6-9-month onesies they can’t use.
But the good news is that your gift doesn’t have to end up in the pile of things everyone else got.
Even more good news is that the Busy Baby Mat is a gift most new parents don’t even know they need. We’ve kept our design simple and versatile, so parents can use it nearly anywhere without having to put a lot of thought into keeping their little one entertained.
More importantly, the Busy Baby Mat is proven safe for new parents to use. The silicone placemat and tethers are made from 100% food-grade, FDA approved silicone that is BPA, BPS, PVC, and Phthalate free.
And we promise that purchasing a safe product not only makes you look good, but it will also make you feel good.
While we know this is the perfect product for new moms and dads, it’s up to you to make sure you grab one for the right occasion.
Ways to Save the Day
Baby Showers – we’re going to be honest. Most new parents won’t know they need the Busy Baby Mat —until they’re partaking in the infamous toddler toss at dinner time. On the other hand, we’re sure veteran parents will know right away how convenient this placement mat will be for them. They’ll feel more confident throughout different developmental stages, instead of dreading the busyness ahead. And aside from keeping their baby occupied, our mat is backed by rigorous safety testing. This makes it perfect for teething babies who put everything in their mouths the first 6 to18 months of life.
Birthdays – our Busy Baby Mat is perfect for ages 6 to 18 months because these are the key developmental months. This gift is ideal for first birthdays because research shows that babies begin feeding themselves at 12 months. That means parents get the most use out of using the placement mat at dinner time.
But maybe you know parents who aren’t so “new” and their babies have been around for a little while? Don’t worry…you’ve still got a chance to give one of the best gifts they’ll get. Our mat is used by kiddos from birth to age three, so we’re certain parents of toddlers will appreciate it too.
Even when you get past the ‘drop and throw’ stage, the mat remains a convenient, clean place to put your little one’s food and can keep them busy with washable markers while you finish your own meal.
Holidays – this is the perfect time to grab a thoughtful gift for parents struggling with the toddler toss. It lets them know you’re really thinking of ways to make their life easier as a parent; something they’ll really appreciate.
Any Day Really… - There’s never a wrong time to get the Busy Baby Mat for a new parent. From using the mat on infant carrier handles during infancy to using it as a safe surface for food and fun during playtime, the possibilities are nearly endless.
As you can see, we’re all about ease and convenience. So, we’re going to throw this out there…
Leave the gift wrapping to a minimum.
Now’s the chance to save yourself some time! Roll the mat up with some tissue paper, place it in a decorative wine bag, and TADA! You not only give your new parents a great gift for their baby but also a nice gift bag to reuse.
With countless gifting options at your fingertips, it’s important to give a gift that’s affordable, durable, safe, and beneficial to new parents. We think it’s clear, the Busy Baby Mat encompasses all these things and more.
But you don’t have to take our word for it. Test it out for yourself.
Grab one of our placement mats for your next gift and don’t be surprised if you become a hero to the new parents you know!