Having a baby is exciting. Everyone wants to give gifts for the baby to make the little angel comfortable during the first few months. When a friend or a family member is nearing the big day, you know it’s time for a baby shower.
Before you head to the baby store, here are some gift suggestions both moms and babies will love.
New moms love cool gift baskets for babies. Most baskets have the basics, such as bath essentials, onesies, pacifiers, and diapers. Depending on the size of a basket, you may also add some things for the mom. Your friend or loved one will appreciate items, such as a baby sling, nursing bras, and a baby memory book.
Want to add something, fun, unique and personalized? Act like a fairy godmother by giving the baby a guide to their future. Think about adding an astrology gift certificate in the basket. With some certificates, you don’t have to know the baby’s birth date. In addition, you’ll find items without expiry dates.
On January 2012, Babycenter.com conducted a survey about baby shower gifts moms love. A respondent said gifts made with love, such as handmade hats and blankets are her favourite.
It’s not too late to learn to sew, crochet, or cross-stitch. Common handmade items you can give are booties, hats, blankets, mittens, and onesies. You can also make a cross-stitched portrait of your friend or loved one while she’s pregnant.
Baby Blankets and Bedding
When it comes to caring for a baby, there’s no such thing as having too many blankets and bedding. Chances are, the new mom probably has these items tagged on her gift registry, and for good reason. This may seem like a common gift, but if everyone thinks somebody will give a set of baby blankets as a gift, the mom may end up not receiving any.
A baby shower isn’t just about giving toys for the newborn. Help your friend or loved one adjust to her new role. Give her items that can help care for her baby.