Baby Sprinkle Gifts and Ideas

We have a variety of baby sprinkle gifts and ideas that any new parent would love to receive. Here is a sample of some of our sprinkle gifts while further below we have our top ideas.

A baby sprinkle is a celebration of the upcoming birth of a 2nd, 3rd, 4th or more children. It is a more relaxed, smaller-sized party than the traditional baby shower.

The gifts given will differ from the standard baby shower presents as the parents will have many items from the first baby. Based on this we would recommend buying items that are considered consumables. You are not expected to spend as much on a baby sprinkle. It is more about spending time with family and friends. The recipient would much rather be in your company than receive a gift. 

Baby Sprinkle Gift Ideas for Second Baby

In addition to the sets above, we have compiled a list of baby sprinkle gift ideas that would be useful for parents having their second or subsequent babies.

1. Bibs

Babies use lots of bibs, especially when they start to teeth. So buying newborn bibs for a baby sprinkle is a great idea as they are stylish and practical.

2. Nappies

Yes, they can be boring but they are a practical baby gift. As a new parent, having lots of nappies around the house is a must. The last thing you want to do is run to the chemist in the middle of the night to pick up more nappies.

3. Breast pads

This present is for the mums and they will love this gift once the baby starts feeding. These washable pads will help absorb leaking breast milk and help protect their clothes. The bamboo backing is soft and gentle on the mums’ nipples too.

4. Bath Toys

Bathtime is a great time to bond and play. And bath toys are a great present for a baby sprinkle as previous ones will be a little worse for wear. We love the Oli and Carol range which is made from 100% natural rubber from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree. These are hand-painted using natural materials and don’t have any holes. This stops water from going inside, making them mould free.

5. Toys

Our favourite toy is the Micki range. They are a Swedish design who specialises in wooden toys for babies and toddlers. They are simple yet elegant while helping a baby develop their motor skills. This would make an ideal second baby present. Most likely all the toys brought for baby number one are old and in poor condition.

6. Teething Toys

Toys for teething are a great sprinkle gift as they will be used around the 4-month mark. You will want to get the second baby this type of gift as you don’t want them chewing on an already chewed teether.

7. Hair Accessories

For girls, baby hair accessories are a fabulous present whether it’s for baby number 1, 2 or 3. It gives them their own style rather than hand-me-downs from their big sister. 

8. Suction Bowls

As a parent, this was the single best gift I received. The suction bowl has a suction cup on the bottom to prevent spillage. And since the parents already have children there is already enough mess to clean up. We have a whole section on feeding products that are practical and stylish. and a great gift for a second child.

9. Books

What better gift to give than books. There is a book for any baby girl or boy to enjoy and each has an educational life lesson. Books are practical and thoughtful presents that are great baby sprinkle gifts.

10. Burp cloth

Practical and affordable, burping towels are a great gift for any parent with a new baby. The absorbent backing and beautiful prints make this an easy gift to love.

Other information on Baby Sprinkles

In addition to the gift giving there is much more to know about baby sprinkles, here we answer as many questions as possible.

When is it held?

Baby sprinkles are held around the same time as baby showers. This is between 24 and 30 weeks. But you can have it sooner or later depending on your personal circumstances.

Who Organises a Baby Sprinkle

The baby sprinkle celebration is normally organised by a close friend or group of friends. The parents-to-be shouldn’t organise it as it comes off as a gift-grabbing exercise.

Do you have Games?

Like baby showers, yes it is still very common to have games at a sprinkle party. If you are after some suggestions our article on games for baby showers is a good place to start.

Who attends?

Unlike baby showers, it is only the closest friends and family that attend. This would be on average between 10 and 20 people.

What’s the difference between a baby shower and a baby sprinkle?

Although there are many differences between the two. The major one is the size. A baby shower guest list can be extensive while a baby sprinkle is for the closest family and friends. The presents for a baby shower are much larger while the sprinkle gifts are smaller and appropriate for a second or third child.

Thank you for taking the time to read our ideas on baby sprinkle gifts. We hope this has provided some inspiration for you.

This article was originally published on 2nd April 2022 and has been updated with current information and more sprinkle gift ideas.

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This article was written by Luisa Figueroa. She is the owner, designer and maker of the My Little Love Heart range of baby products. I have been working within the fashion industry for over 15 years and specialising in baby accessories for the last 5. My love of fashion has enabled me to work and study around the world.

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