Baby gifts are a great way to help out both the newer parents and those with more experience. For the newer parents, making many purchases for the first time can be overwhelming for both the wallet and the mind. Parents who have had previous children may find it hard to justify buying newer versions of items they already have.
Some baby gifts are focused more on the parents. For instance, many people provide mothers-to-be with special certificates for mommy massages. Even though such purchases are oriented toward a parent's experience, the child receives a benefit also. A stress free mom or dad is in a better position to provide a child with a loving, nurturing, happy, and healthy environment.
Of course, most baby gifts are designed to meet the many changing needs of a child. The first few years of development are the most dramatic in the human timeline. This means that a child goes through a wide range of clothing, toys, and other products designed for different stages of development. Often, friends and family may chip in for a baby gift basket which provides for a wide range of needs.