what are some ideas for baby shower gifts for first time mums?
Christine - posted on 10/17/2010
Diapers, wipes, onesies! My favorite shower gift was the Bundle Me. You put it in the car seat and the baby doesn't need a coat, it keeps baby snuggled and warm. Washes great too! Organic/natural baby products are great too, you are giving the baby a healthy start to his/her skin! A little something special for mom is always nice too, like a gift card to her favorite coffee shop or bookstore....
Susan - posted on 10/17/2010
One of the best gifts I got was a gift certificate to my salon! Other than that, stick to the registry, if they have one. I was annoyed that I got so much clothes and blankets and stuff, I could have made do without all that, and had to go buy a bunch of the stuff off of my registry myself after the shower.
for my friends who were pregnant with their first babies i made up a basket of things for them stuff like sterilising solution (if they were bottle feeding) baby bath washers bibs nappies singlets (it gets really hot here) a towel, powder, nappy cream and a little teddy bear...then i did up a small pack for the mother, a voucher for a massage, hot chocolate mix two mugs and some marshmallows and if they weren't breast feeding some chocolate. got this idea from my step sister in law who did me up one for my baby shower
Connie - posted on 10/17/2010
I have given nappy cakes. To them i add a couple of newborn singlets, socks, bibs, a teething ring, baby powder, baby lotion and a pkt og the scented diaper bags u put dirty nappys in. They look great and are inexpensive and such a personal gift. Not to mention they are fun to make too! :)
Erica - posted on 10/16/2010
You know what you could tell people on the invitations: 1 outfit or pack of onesies per guest. that will make them get you useful things like diapers, wipes, bath supplies, and the BIG stuff too. You could give hints that combined gifts are fine from people (for the really expensive necessities). A thermometer and teething toys are also good. Congrats!
Julienne - posted on 10/16/2010
I found The Woombie at a baby market after my dtr was born and was getting out of her wrap. I have given it as a gift to all friends and family now since as I loved it and so did my dtr.. have a look at the website it's great
Melissa - posted on 10/15/2010
Whatever I have found that I cant live without! I found a cute towel cover for bath time...they are so cute you soak them in warm water and drap it over them while giving them a bath so they dont get cold...so far it has been a big hit!! And I dont think you can have to many sleepers and diapers! If you give diapers always keep the gift reciept taped to the box so they can exchange them if needed!
Clothes are hard though...I got sooo many that our son never wore because of the season and size!
Erin - posted on 10/15/2010
Whenever I go to a baby shower I always get basically the same things... an outfit or two (the baby always needs clothes and they go through a lot!), a necessity item (like burp cloths, bibs, or a towel and washclothe set), and finally a toy for the baby. I really like buying the floor playmats because my kids loved them and lots of the people I've bought them for have said they've used it a lot too. So those are the items I buy but my favorite gift that I got at my showers were home made blankets. I've always thought it was really sweet to put the effort into making them. Unfortunately I'm not that talented so I can't give them out but they were my favorite to receive :)
Jennifer - posted on 10/06/2010
diapers...moms always wind up with way more clothes and bibs than they will ever actually use. you could also do something special just for the mom, like a prenatal massage or maybe a nice set of jammies to wear in the hospital after the delivery!
Kathy - posted on 10/06/2010
I'm gonna be an odd one out and say not diapers. UNLESS you know what the mom/baby uses. Some babies are sensitive to some diapers and others aren't. I'd go more with clothes, receiving blankets, bibs, any furniture they need if you want to go bigger. I would ask momma what she needs first and if that isn't an option go with the safe stuff. Here some people also have a diaper party though for the men, same time as the baby shower the guys hang out, watch a game/movie, play video games whatever, but they have to bring a pack of diapers, but even then I'd ask the mom or mom to be if there is a preference on the diapers before getting any.
On another note my hubby's favorite gift was a car seat cover with his hockey team on it... mine was the playpen, and her baby blanket from my mom
Vicki - posted on 10/05/2010
Depends on the person. Most of my friends use cloth nappies, so buying packs of disposables usually isn't an option. Clothes in a larger size than newborn are helpful. I had so many hand me down newborn clothes I didn't want anymore! I knit so have given handmade gifts. I think the most useful thing is a promise to bring over meals and come clean or do laundry fate the birth so mum can just concentrate on healing from the birth and getting breastfeeding going.
Alison - posted on 10/05/2010
I like to go with a homemade baby sling or blankie (I usually let mom choose). My favorite shower gift - the one I used the most - was probably the sleep sack. Another good one is a jolly-jumper. I think they are great, but for some reason, a lot of parents never get one.
If it is a mother who's got quite a bit of stuff, you can go with some nice books (I'm a fan of the Eric Carle collection).
Karen - posted on 10/05/2010
definately agree with the diapers of all sizes, wipes, rash cream, soap/lotion, also nail clipper sets, bibs , diaper shirts (go through a lot of them in the first while when the poos are up the back/out the legs), i also found it really helpful to receive clothes of all sizes; that way when he was changing sizes i didn't have to run out and buy things, i had some to hold me over for a bit.
Nichole - posted on 10/05/2010
Diapers all sizes not just Newborn or size 1. Also wipes, bath stuff, diaper rash creme, and all the little practical things most people don't think to get mom's. Most people gets cloths, shoes, hats/bows, blankets, bottles, binkies, and all the cute stuff.
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