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Is it just me, or does it seem like there are suddenly babies everywhere?
It could just be that I’m in my mid-twenties, so I just naturally see them more. It could be because A is getting out of the tiny squish stage and into the little boy stage, and I’m starting to get some serious baby fever. It could be because I live in Utah. Who knows?
In any case, I thought it was time I put all my baby product research to good use. While I tend to lean toward homemade gifts for baby showers (for both sentimental reasons and budgetary constraints), I’ve found lots of gift ideas for police babies through sources like Amazon and Pinterest that have me just dying.
I mean, a ton. There are over 50 items on this list. So whatever your budget, whatever your relationship to the parents-to-be, there’s bound to be an idea in here for you! (you’re welcome!)
(But bear in mind, 50+ items = 50+ images, so this page may take a minute to load! Sorry!)
How cute are these? Every kid needs a rubber duck or two.
I think this is my favorite thing on this entire list. There’s also a pink one available for baby girls!
A would absolutely love this one. Well, to be fair, he loves anything with wheels… but he seems to like “wee-oo” sounds a lot, too.
This is such a fun way to commemorate all those birth stats. I know A loves his piggy bank: if I give him a roll of pennies, he’ll easily spend an hour putting them in the slot. That means down time for mom, plus fine motor skill practice. Win!
I’m a sucker for natural wood toys, and this adorable police badge rattle is no exception. It’s also great for a teething baby to chew on!
This is so cute, and I love the fact that it can be personalized. Just contact the seller if you want to change the colors or have the baby’s name embroidered on it.
Super cute, and perfectly sized for baby hands. The seller also offers the choice between safety lock eyes and embroidered eyes if you’re concerned about the possible choking hazard!
Again with the natural wood toys! This wooden police car teether is made of unfinished maple, perfect for gnawing. This one also comes with a free tether clip in your choice of color.
Books are a great gift because they can be used for so long. This one in particular we’ve checked our from the library before. When A was younger, he liked cuddling while I read to him. Now, he likes pointing out the “trucks”, and I’m sure eventually it’ll be a great way to teach him his numbers 1-10.
Before I had a baby, I didn’t really understand the appeal of these taggy blankets, but it’s another one of those things I’ve come to really appreciate. These blankets have kept A happy on a long car trip more times than I can count.
Of all the swaddle blankets I had when A was a newborn, the gauzey ones were by far my favorite. They kept him warm without overheating him, they were great for keeping the sun out of his eyes in the car, and I could use them as nursing covers.
Because we bought an Ikea crib, I never got to take advantage of the fun crib sheets that are available (Ikea cribs aren’t a standard size!). Nonetheless, I wanted to mention these, because look how adorable. And the busy print is great for covering spit-up stains 😉
I’m crazy about these. I had actually pinned these shoes when I was pregnant, but forgot all about them until A was in “big boy” shoes and I couldn’t justify them anymore. But man, look how cute! And the red color would be adorable for a boy or a girl.
How cute is this onesie? The seller can also write “mommy” instead of “daddy” by request.
I love these police car shoes! They’re adorable, plus they have a nice soft sole to help early walkers and are lined with faux sherpa for comfort.
This one would be especially funny for children of corrections or parole officers.
This will make all those dirty diapers a little funnier… Maybe. 🙂
This one just melts my heart, especially on that pigtailed model. Like the others, the seller of this shirt can print “daddy” instead of “mommy” if requested.
Like the Doody Calls onesie, this one might make frustrating “nap strikes” a little less frustrating. Even if it doesn’t, it’s adorable!
These are so cute, and a great way to help baby show support for law enforcement 😉
Now, I don’t have a baby girl, and I’ve never gotten to use cute headbands like these, but I love them. Maybe one day. 🙂
Pacifier clips are a must-have. I love this one with pink police cars for a baby girl.
I took a lot of pictures of A’s first year, but my favorite are the pictures I took each month to show how much he’d grown. It always blew my mind what a difference a month made! These are a great way to document the monthly pictures, and show support for a parent in law enforcement.
Seriously, I’d be so happy with either a boy or girl next… but I’d love to have a little girl just so I could buy headbands like this one.
Here’s another pacifier clip. This one’s great for boys or girls!
This is a great hat and diaper cover set for newborn photographs. She also has a sparkly set for baby girls in her shop, and you can select whether you prefer a gold or a silver badge.
One more pacifier clip, this one with the classic thin blue line. What’s great about these as gifts is that they’re so inexpensive, and so dead useful.
Again with the cute little girl accessories! You can buy just one for the left or right side for $3.50, or a set of two for $6.
So. Darn. Cute. This is another baby thing you can’t have enough of. I know I washed countless bibs when A was first starting solids.
Okay, these aren’t technically police themed, but these were some of our favorite bottles for A, and the blue color can be a nod toward the thin blue line.
I love customizeable baby gifts and, again, these are so useful. I went through soooo many bibs every day when A was a newborn.
So I have a few bibs on this list, but this one takes the cakee. It’s HUGE! So great for the messiest meals.
That being said… these bibs are dang adorable. Sometimes you don’t need the full-on “bapron”, and for those times, these uniform-themed bibs are great. And they make a huge impact for the price!
This is such a cute print for the nursery, and a great inspirational reminder.
I’m a sucker for polka dots, and I love all the different police vehicles. I know A would love to see these on his bedroom wall every day.
This is such a pretty print. It’d be great for a boy or girl’s nursery!
Not only is this print adorable, at $1, it’s also a super affordable baby shower gift for a police officer’s family.
I just love this quote. Both “Mommy” and “Daddy” versions are available.
This is just so pretty, and it’s bound to keep the attention of a fussy baby at naptime. Maybe. But if not, it’ll make a nursery just a little more sophisticated looking!
Okay, the only downside of this one is you can’t buy it – you have to make it yourself. But that’s okay. Look how cute it is! And the thing a new mom is going to need most (aside from a few hours of sleep) is diapers. Lots and lots of them.
Here’s the deal. I know there are water bottles with the thin blue line on them, but I’d swap them for a simple blue Nalgene bottle anyday because I trust the brand. And I know I craved water like crazy the first few days of breastfeeding, so a high-quality, durable water bottle like this would have been a very welcome gift! Plus, it’s wide-mouthed, so it’s easier to add ice.
Because, well, Dad deserves it.
I’m a twenty-something LEO wife and stay-at-home mom to a one-year-old little boy. I enjoy writing, reading, taking my son for walks and runs in the stroller, and crafting. My goal is for Love and Blues to be a resource for first responders and their families. I write about marriage and family topics, as well as about the quirks that come with being married to a man in law enforcement, firefighting, or emergency medical services.
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