Buying for a baby shower is one of the most fun and exciting things to do. It can also be very stressful and daunting, as there are so many different items that you need to get for your loved one. Very often we purchase infant gifts at a baby shower that the parents don’t use or forget to pack when they leave hospital.
These newborn gifts include clothing, toys, books and much more. The best gift you can give a new parent is help out with their newborn’s care by providing them with infant essentials like diapers, wipes, bottles of formula or breast milk as well as other neonatal products like blankets and hats.
Everything you need to take care of your newborn baby is available at the hospital. However, it can be tough to know what you want or need vs. what will be useful and practical for the parents and baby.
One very popular item that new parents will buy soon after birth is a new outfit, or outfit set consisting of a set of clothing, bathing suit, diaper and bibs that fits the newborn. This type of clothing is usually given out by hospitals, in addition to gifts such as canned food and diapers.
The most popular baby shower gifts are things like blankets and sheets, which will be useful as the baby grows. The parents also need feeding items such as bottles, pacifiers and bibs, diapers, wipes and washcloths.
Baby clothes are not practical for the first few months after birth since babies have very sensitive skin, so it is best to stick to blankets and clothing that is cotton or wool. It is very important that you buy clothing that has been made specifically with your newborn’s needs in mind. This can prevent rashes from occurring later on. As exciting as it may be to find cute outfits for your new little bundle of joy, think about practicality over looks when buying clothes for a newborn.
You can also give your baby shower guests some of the items that you will need as a new parent. This includes things such as formula, bottles, diapers and pacifiers.
Bath and Body
Baby products are always at a high demand and are a great gift to give at any occasion. Infant garments that fit your newborn’s age and current size will be very useful when you’re trying to figure out what size shirt or pants your little one is wearing. You can also find adorable infant clothes in stores as well as online stores that sell newborn clothes for babies up to two years old.
Lifestyle and Entertainment
Babies can’t sleep under the same conditions as adults, so you will need to purchase a snug bedding set. Choose a set that is soft, but not too soft so that it won’t be uncomfortable for your newborn. A cozy crib in a nursery is another great gift that you can give to your baby shower guests that they can use while they are taking care of their little ones.