When being invited to a baby shower, it can sometimes be tricky to know what the best gift ideas would be to give. While baby clothes are fun to give, and super cute, many people will give clothes, and often new parents end up with a lot more clothes than they can put on the child before they outgrow them. Case and point Monkey had 50 onesies when he was 3 months old between hand me downs and gifts that we had been given. Don’t be that gift giver that gives another outfit. We have put together a list of our top 5 baby shower gift ideas to help you get a gift that will be put to great use!
Top 5 Baby Shower Gift Ideas for a First Time Mom
1 – A Diaper Bag – A great diaper bag is a MUST! Be sure to check if they have a one listed on their registry to get the one they chose. If not, find one that fits their personality and has lots of room for all the things they will need! Pockets, roomy main compartment, and a bonus change pad are great things to look for. Stocking it with a few essentials already can make it a great group gift, or you can add in that cute outfit you really wanted to get too!
2 – Playtex Playtime Cups – Cups are a great addition to any gift, as you need them sooner than you think! Having the on hand is one less thing Mom and Dad will have to run out for later. The Playtex Playtime cups come in 2 styles: spout and my favourite the straw. With Twist ‘n Click technology, you know when you have the lid tightened to ensure there are no leaks around the rim. The straw cups also feature a sliding closure that covers the straw to keep it clean and prevent any leaks from the straw as well. For hot days the double walled insulated cups help keep drinks cold while they are on the run! We started using the straw cups around 6 months with our kids, so don’t worry they won’t be sitting around waiting to be used for long. You can see my video review of the Playtex Playtime Cups:
3 – A Diaper Pail – Whether they are cloth diapering or using disposables they will need to put the soiled diapers somewhere. For disposables, Diaper Genies are a popular brand, that is quite effective at keeping smells locked away.
4 – Toys – There are so many toys that make great options that help a baby’s development, and physical abilities. We love gifting Stacking Cups and blocks, even young babies enjoy holding them and banging them around. Once the child is older there are endless hours of building towers and knocking them down. A stuffed toy that will become their “lovey”, may also make a great choice.
5 – Bottles – Even breast fed babies may get a bottle from time to time, so gifting bottles that are good for a breast or bottle fed baby is a great idea. We recommend getting the Playtex wide mouth slow flow bottles as they are good for breast to bottle transition. It takes out some of the stress of having to give a breast-fed baby a bottle. The Playtex Bottle & Nipple Gift Set includes 2 Playtex bottles (1 Drop-in Nurser and 1 Ventaire) along with 4 different nipples to try with the baby to see which nipple they like the best. Learn more about this great starter bottle set in my video review:
Shopping for a baby shower should not be stressful! Enjoy shopping for the new baby and mommy and keep these baby shower gift ideas in mind for easy shopping.
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