Monday, October 25, 2010

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

The main purpose of a baby shower, apart from all the fun, is to give the mommy-to-be gifts. The general idea is that these gifts are gifts the mom will need once the baby is born.

Whether you are looking for baby boy shower ideas or baby girl shower ideas, the gifts still need to be practical. Of course there will be some difference in the color of the gifts you buy etc.

With the popularity of baby gift registries today, looking for that perfect gift that the baby will need and the couple will truly appreciate has become easy. But for those will-be parents who did not sign up for a gift registry, or if you want to choose a baby gift on your own, this list of baby shower gift ideas may truly be helpful.

1. Disposable Diapers

Diapers may not be the fanciest gift to give for a baby shower. But this would definitely be the most thoughtful and most appreciated.

Diapers are expensive and babies will use them up very quickly. The new parents will appreciate them. Even those parents who opt to use cloth diapers may also find disposable diapers useful when traveling.

A tip when buying diapers, pick the larger size ones instead of newborn diapers. After all, babies nowadays grow very fast and the newborn-size diapers may not be useful for very long. And while you are at it, why not thrown in some baby wipes as well.

2. Bottles and Pacifiers

Babies may sometimes be picky about bottles and pacifiers. Some babies prefer to use only a particular brand or shape for these items.

If the parents-to-be have specified in the baby registry a brand or shape of bottles, nipples, and pacifiers, these items may be a safe choice for a baby shower gift. Otherwise, just steer clear from these baby items.

3. Baby Clothes

Choose larger sized baby clothes instead of the newborn sizes. Babies grow quickly.

If you know the gender of the baby it will help you with the choice of color. If you do not, it is best to go with colors suitable for both boys or girls.

4. Toys for Baby

Give the gift of fun baby toys. You may buy toys for older babies that the baby can use when it grows a bit older. For the sake of safety, stick to the toys suitable for kids aged 3 and under.

5. Knowledge for Baby

Boost baby's brainpower with educational baby items. Choose a classic baby book, educational videos, music CDs.

For educational videos, Brainy Baby and Baby Einstein DVDs are highly recommended.

As for books, a selection of your own favorite books from childhood would be a great gift idea. Choose books with bright and bold pictures, and those new interactive toys that feature counting or touching.

6. Bath Time Goodies

Baby's bath time is a high (or low!) point of the day. A nice selection of baby bathroom essentials would be very thoughtful. Stick to products developed specially for babies.

Well, these are only a few of the possibilities for baby shower gift idea. Remember, even though a lot of stuff are "cute" practical will always be very important to the mommy-to-be!

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