The Best Gifts for Babies in the Fourth Trimester (0-3 Months)

Last Christmas, Aiden was only three weeks old. At that point, there wasn’t a ton of stuff we really needed for him because we received the bulk of what we needed for the early months at our baby shower and right after his birth. For the unlucky babies who have an October-December birthday this one is for you (I can say that because my birthday is three days after Christmas!) Here are the best gifts for babies in the fourth trimester (0-3 months) and a giveaway from Templeton Silver!

So, what do you get a baby who already has everything he or she needs? There may still be some things from the registry that weren’t received. However, it will likely be heavily picked through.  You can ask the baby’s mom or dad if there is anything they really wanted that they didn’t get. That can be a good place to start. If there is nothing, or it’s all too much/too little ( just not right) try some of these gifts for babies 0-3 months! The best part about these gifts is many of them will last the first year or even longer!

Hat/blanket set: Trust me when I say you can never have enough blankets or hats (especially if you have a baldy like we do). I don’t think I received any hats before Aiden was born, but because it was cold outside he wore one every day. I love this Teal Subway Baby Blanket by Little Faces Apparel. Use promo code GG15 to get 15% off through the end of the year.

Hat/gloves: Along the same line as above, a baby will need scratch mittens! I love Happy Hen Organics’ Winter Baby Bear Bonnet  or Baby Bear Hat  and adorable Scratch Mittens. If you recognize the name it’s probably because Aiden lived in his summer Happy Hen Organics Hat all summer and I wrote about it a few times!

Message Teddy Bear: One great thing to get a new baby is a memory keepsake. I love this My FIRST Teddy Bear from Message Teddy Bear Company. The baby’s name is printed on the front and birth details on the back. It is THE SOFTEST bear you will ever feel! It also comes from a company with a great story — a family owned and operated knitting mill that has survived several challenges including Hurricane Sandy.  Use the code COLLAB8mc to get 20% off your purchase.

Starting solids supplies:  Things that we didn’t get during our baby shower were supplies for starting solids. Really, we started thinking about that process at around four months so it would have been great to have everything ready to go. You can get ideas for starting solids in this post. I would start with a set of bowls, and the books Baby Led Weaning and Little Foodie, and spoons (Hint: the spoons and bowls are really cheap as add-on items at Amazon!)

Hooded towel: One thing I felt we didn’t have enough of in those first three months was hooded towels. We had two and I think we could have used at least three or four. I love these hooded towels from Stitches by Natalie. The other great thing about these hooded towels is that they are larger than some of the more popular baby brands so you will get more use out of them.  Also from this shop, you can get an embroidered memory blanket dog. If you are like us you may have left the hospital *accidentally* with several blankets. By three months they won’t really be useful anymore so having one of these made is such a cute idea and a great keepsake.

Personalized labels: Right around 2-3 months is when a lot of working mamas have to go back to work and there is a good chance the baby might be starting daycare soon. One thing he or she will need is labels for bottles, clothes, and personal belongings. StickerKid makes really cute personalized labels specifically for babies that are starting daycare called the “Dream Baby Pack.” The stickers are dishwasher safe and iron on labels are machine washable.  They have tons of designs to personalize your labels. Use the code BABYC5 for 5% off your purchase.


Templeton Silver Pacifier Clip: So this is one of my favorite things ever. A pacifier clip that turns into a bracelet for mom once baby no longer needs it. I am such a keepsake/memory freak so I LOVE that once Aiden stops requiring a pacifier clip I can wear it. Anything multi-use is great with me! There are other benefits too, of course. Sterling silver is a great choice for a pacifier clip because it is naturally microbial, so there are 85% less germs than a plastic/fabric clip. Also, if the baby in your life is anything like Aiden one of his favorite tricks might be throwing the pacifier or teether which makes a clip like this essential. Even better? Templeton Silver sent me an extra pacifier clip to give to a Baby Castan on Board reader! Please refer to the Rafflecopter link below for details on how to enter.


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What are your go-to gifts for the fourth-trimester baby?

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out the Best Gifts for a New Dad and Easy (and Inexpensive) Gifts for Mom.

For new babies who have a October-December birthday this one is for you. Here are the best gifts for the fourth trimester (0-3 months).
For new babies who have a October-December birthday this one is for you. Here are the best gifts for the fourth trimester (0-3 months).

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About Melissa

Hi, I’m Melissa! I am a mama to an energetic toddler, a wife to my amazing husband Dan, and I work full-time as a meeting planner. I started this blog because, after having my little guy, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the amazing (sometimes horrible and sometimes wonderful) details related to the first several months of raising a baby. Considering we may have more kids in the future, I want to document everything we do, so we remember what worked the first time around, and hopefully help other first time mamas along the way!
  • These are fantastic ideas, Melissa! I especially love the message teddy bear. It’s such a great keepsake as they get older and makes for some adorable photos!

    • Melissa

      Thank you Naya! That is exactly what we love about it 🙂

  • Diedre

    Personalized labels is a great idea! I didn’t realize how valuable these were until my kids started school. Great suggestions!

    • Melissa

      Yes! I feel like it’s not really talked about and then all of a sudden it’s like you need personalized labels. It would be a great gift so you don’t have to worry about it!

  • Stacy taylor

    Awe I love that teddy bear! My sons name is Aiden too but he just turned 7 months ❤️

    • Melissa

      I love that name, Stacy 😉 Some of these would work for a seven month old too, but I am also doing a post in a week or so for gifts for older babies 🙂

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  • Belle Bermudez-Tubel

    These are great picks; love the personalized labels!

    One Awesome Momma

    • Melissa

      Thank you Belle!

  • Arianne

    Aw what a cutie pie! Loving the teddy bear idea. This auntie is going to have some fun this Christmas. This is great, thanks for sharing.

    • Melissa

      Thank you Arianne. Aiden loves the Teddy Bear — it’s a perfect gift from an aunt 🙂

  • All Babied Up

    The pacifier clip is a great idea!

    • Melissa

      Thank you! We love it.

  • Stef@CraftyChristian

    Great ideas! I love the label idea.

    • Melissa

      Thank you!

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  • Douglas Gerard

    thanks for the chance to win!

  • Casey Fossett Powers

    What fantastic suggestions for gifts! I love those ornaments…did you make those?

    • Melissa

      Hi Casey. Thank you! I did not make the Ornaments. I got them from LilStinkerDesign on Etsy! Here is a link in case you want to take a look

  • My Daily She

    These are such great ideas!

    • Melissa

      Thank you!

  • Tandi Cortez-Rios

    Great gift ideas!

    • Melissa

      Thank you Tandi!

  • These are such great gift ideas! Makes me wish we had a little one around….

    • Melissa

      Thank you Georgiana!

  • Brigitte Bauman

    I have a couple of newly born nieces in my family so I would definely consider buying a few of the suggestions you gave in your wonderful review.

    • Melissa

      Thank you Brigitte! I am sure your nieces would really love these (or their parents would!)

  • I love that Teddy Bear. My husband and I were just talking the other day, what do we buy our 7 month old. A lot of these would make great gifts.

    • Melissa

      Thanks Stacy! Aiden loves his My First Teddy Bear — it’s so cute and soft!

  • Personalized labels are so practical! Great gift for a niece or nephew!

    • Melissa

      I agree, Megan. It’s not something you would necessarily think about, but it is so helpful!

  • Cami Valenzuela

    Great gift idea. I will have a niece that will be born the 22nd (via c-section so we know the day) I would definitely buthis some of these for her.

  • Mothre Fathre

    I love all these ideas! I just gave birth to my second a few days ago and these are all perfect gifts for the “4th trimester”.

  • Rija Ranch

    Awesome ! I love Teddy Bear !

  • Rija Ranch

    My go-to gifts are hooded towels and baby hat/mittens sets !

  • that teddy is so cute

  • Stacey Roberson

    I love the hat and mittens. So precious!

  • Heather Kinser

    I love how versatile this clip is. It’s gorgeous.

  • Small Town So(Lace)

    These are great ideas. I decided to buy PJs and board books for my nephew this Christmas and of course are spoiling our own little man for his first Christmas!

  • These are great items. I really think hooded towels are important. Babies get coldness quickly after a bath.

  • Allyson Tice

    this paci clip is genius! i like that it is so germ proof! the mommy keepsake bracelet part tugs at my heart!! i cannot imagine my baby growing up yet!

  • Naturally M W Love

    That’s the prettiest paci clip I’ve ever seen! Whoever wins it will be one lucky ducky!

  • Crystal Veasey

    This has to be the prettiest paci clip I have ever seen! So beautiful! I hope to win for my 6month old daughter. Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Briana Marie

    Aww. Look at the little cutie! Such great ideas here! Thanks for sharing.

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