Best Baby Shower Gifts
I love baby showers because they’re a celebration of a new life that’s being gifted to the world. We “shower” the mommy-to-be with gifts we’ve lovingly chosen for her and her new baby. Some baby shower gifts are a given. Every new mother needs certain baby items like diapers, wipes, lotions and more.
You might love to shop for a new baby, but if you don’t there are some easy ways to choose baby shower gifts that new moms will love and appreciate. When choosing a gift think about what makes it special. I always like to get something practical and something unique.
All new babies need clothes. Even if you’re attending a shower for a second time mom, it’s nice to have something new for the newest baby. Baby clothes from specialty shops are often the cutest, though more and more retail stores are carrying unique items too. If you don’t know the new baby’s gender, choose colors that either a boy or girl can wear.
Hats make a great gift. When my kids were babies, my mom and grandma were always telling me to put a hat on them! Babies do lose a lot of heat just from their larger heads. Cute hats are always fun. I loved putting Molly in bonnets! Booties are another great gift choice. You can find such adorable ones nowadays.
At some point, all babies begin teething. This is a rough time for new moms. That lack of sleep can really get to you! Baby rattles that double as a teething ring make great baby shower gifts. I love the ones that come with matching storybook character soft toys. You know how much I love books. Try to find rattles that come with a book.
With all the dangerous chemicals in our world, shop for green baby products that don’t contain harmful materials. Some cheap baby rattles have a coating that can actually contain poisons or chemicals like insecticides. Try natural teething products made from bamboo wood without any harmful coatings.
Consider buying an extra soft blanket or swaddling wrap for a baby shower gift. Search for baby retailers specializing in natural products that won’t harm the environment. Many baby items today contain fire retardant chemicals or other harmful dyes that are bad for new infants with a fragile respiratory system.
Baby blankets made from organic cotton are best. Look for baby blankets and snugly wraps made of 100% extra soft and cuddly cotton that is completely organic. There are beautiful items for babies that are both safe and natural. New moms will appreciate that you’re thinking of their baby’s health.
Find out what type of diapers that the new mommy is going to use. Having a nice selection ahead of time will save her from running out before she can get out to the store. A lot of today’s moms are opting for cool, breathable cloth diapers made from organic materials like downy cotton. These diapers are more absorbent, and they feel wonderful next to a baby’s sensitive skin. Having quality cloth diapers on hand are always a terrific gift even if the mother plans to use disposable ones. These organic cotton diapers can also double as burp cloths.
With so many adorable and useful baby products, you’ll be sure to find one you know the new mom will love. Just shop teething baby rattles online, and see what I mean. Many online baby product retailers sell top-quality items at extremely reasonable prices. No matter what you do, shower the mom with lots of love! And when the baby is born, don’t forget about her. She’ll need all the pampering she can get.