This post has been created with the help of several parents by conducting a survey to discover what their most useful baby shower gift was. We bring you the top 10 baby shower gifts
If you have been invited to a baby shower, this post will give you an idea of the best and most useful gifts to give to the expecting parents.
Find out if the parents plan to cloth diaper or use disposables and get them some diapers. You can never have enough
This is another product parents can’t have enough of. Just like diapers, babies go through these very quickly.
A baby Carrier
Newborns love to be swaddled and held 24/7 but sometimes that can be a little difficult especially when mom or dad wants to do some laundry or cook a meal. This is where the baby carrier comes in handy. Depending on the carrier you get, it can be used well into toddlerhood.
A Video Monitor
This one came up consistently. Many parents said they found not only were they extremely useful but they also continued to use the monitor well past babyhood.
Babies go through bath products like crazy! It’s a good idea to help parents stock up. See if they have a preference on their bath products or try to go with a product that’s gentle on the skin like the company Live Clean or The Honest Company.
One mother commented that she found it so touching that someone put in the time and effort to make something for her baby. Baby blankets are a nice idea but they can pile up quickly. Something different could be some baby booties or some mittens if baby is born in the cooler months.
Actually Utilizing the Registry
We had one mom send us a private message and told us how she wished people actually bought what was on her registry. She created it because she wanted to let people know what she really needed but no one used it and she ended up exchanging and returning a lot of things. Be sure to find out if the person who are buying for is registered anywhere.
If you really don’t have a clue what to get, you can never go wrong with a gift card.
A Couple’s Massage
Thinking of gifting something a little different? Moms and dads everywhere will appreciate this one big time. They can either use it before baby or you can offer to watch the baby while they escape for a couple of hours to enjoy some alone time.
Sleep (AKA -Postpartum Doula Services)
Not sure what a postpartum doula is? Click here and read all about it. Parents everywhere will deeply appreciate the gift and the extra sleep.