Excellent baby shower gift ideas for first time parents

Larger Items

When considering buying the parents-to-be any larger items check with the shower hostess first, as often parents or benq e800 digital camera Baby Shower Gifts that are sure to pleasegrandparents have been given or will be getting these items themselves. If not, these items are perfect to have a few people pitch in together to purchase for the mom and dad.

  • Digital Camera – if the parents don’t already have one – this is a MUST (both still and video)!
  • Bassinet
  • Crib
  • Changing Table/Pad and Cover
  • Baby dresser
  • Stroller – regular or jogging
  • Large Toys such as a Baby Play Gym
  • Baby Bouncer – they make a few that vibrate which is a lifesaver for cranky moments when the baby is resisting sleep.
  • Car seat
  • Baby Carrier – Sling, Pouches or Wraps
  • Diaper Genie
  • Baby Monitor
  • Diapers, Wipes & Baby Powder GALORE!standard babycare essentials Baby Shower Gifts that are sure to please
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Smaller Baby Essentials

  • Baby Thank You Cards
  • Books on parenting and childbirth a great book is “What to expect in the first year”
  • Bottles
  • Pacifiers
  • Bibs
  • Burp cloths
  • Diaper bag
  • Clothes
  • Teething Toys – the ones that freeze but give the baby an unfrozen area to hold onto are the best.
  • Smaller Toys – High Contrast black, white and red are the best for developing newborns.
  • Baby DVDs – a great gift idea is the Baby Einstein DVDs
  • First aid kit
  • Bed linens
  • Swaddling blankets
  • Baby Fingernail Clippers
  • Hair brush or comb
  • Lotion
  • Wash cloths
  • Baby shampoo -A tearless shampoo is a must.
  • Baby bath tub
  • When in Doubt – Giftcards
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Excellent baby shower gifts for experienced parents

Parents with other younger children usually still have the crib, stroller and larger toys, so the focus for these “sprinkles” are usually disposable items and items that wear out such as bottles, bibs and clothes.

  • Diapers, Wipes & Baby Powder GALORE!
  • Bottles
  • Pacifiers
  • Bibs
  • Burp clothsgenius babies 2101 50392877 Baby Shower Gifts that are sure to please
  • Clothes
  • Teething Toys – the ones that freeze but give the baby an unfrozen area to hold onto are the best
  • Smaller Toys – High Contrast black, white and red are the best for developing newborns.
  • Baby DVDs – a great gift idea is the Baby Einstein DVDs
  • Bed linens
  • Swaddling blankets
  • Baby Fingernail Clippers
  • Hair brush or comb
  • Lotion
  • Wash cloths
  • Baby shampoo -A tearless shampoo is a must.
  • When in Doubt – Giftcards
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Other Fun Thoughtful and Personalized Baby Shower Ideas

  • Custom Painted Onesies/Shirts
  • Custom painted Receiving blankets
  • If you’re an artistic type – paint artwork that matches the baby room
  • Gift Certificates to local restaurants that deliver
  • Mixed CD’s with the parent’s favorite music, especially anything they will find peaceful and calming

 

Another fun idea is to create a Coupon Book including such items as:

  • Babysitting – Gift the parents a night out
  • Cooking dinner for the family – With just a few hours of sleep, cooking a good meal often gets neglected.
  • Helping the family keep the house clean in the first few weeks
  • A fun day created by you for baby and mom – maybe a movie night at home or an afternoon at the local park or a relaxing day planned in your backyard.
  • Offer to pick up groceries
  • If there are older children, offer to take them out for fun events so they don’t feel neglected in the hustle and bustle and this will also give the parents some quiet(er) time.

 

What items did you find most useful at your shower? Did you receive anything special or unique that  stood out among the rest? Please share!
 

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