Best Baby Shower Gifts of 2018
When considering what to give a new mom as a baby gift, there are several ways to go. The first thing I consider when choosing a gift is, how well do I know the mom. If she is a close friend or family I usually want to help out with the big basic items like diapers, mattress or stroller, although not very fun. Giving a sentimental gift is always a good choice, but lots of pressure. It is always easy to pick a gift from the registry but the most satisfying is being able to choose the gift that is most used or most appreciated.
I have purchased several baby shower gifts this year and I feel compelled to share my findings with you. This list has been compiled from research on Parents.com, Amazon, Buy Buy Baby, asking new moms and of course, my own experience.
Baby Day-to-Day Essentials:
At this price range, this gift is a no-brainer because there are so many uses and they grow with your child, meaning you don’t have to purchase a new pair as your baby grows.
I highly recommend them for several reasons:
- Loud noises are startling – baby senses are heightened and they get easily startled. HearMuffs are protective ear muffs for newborns and infants up to 4-years-old. HearMuff’s active compression of sound can be used while the baby is sleeping to reduce noises that might wake them.
- Soothing Sounds – HearMuffs Sounds comes with four soothing sounds including babbling creek, heartbeat, white noise and lullaby. Perfect for naptime or when you’re trying to calm your child.
- Push-to-Soothe Technology – HearMuffs allow you to communicate with your child without having to take on and off the ear muffs in order to do so.
- Ear protection – going to a concert or a sports event? Take baby with you and feel good about protecting their ears.
Check out HearMuffs here.
Organic Oversized Muslin Swaddle Blankets: $8.99 – $29.99
Swaddling is one of the 5 ways to nurture your baby. Nurturing helps develop a baby’s disposition according to www.parents.com. Have you felt these things? My gosh, they are so soft, big for easy swaddling and the material breathes so baby does not get too hot. They sell in adult size too!
Drool Bandanas – $9.99 – $21.99
When babies are teething, they can go through as many outfits in a day as diaper changes. These are soft, inexpensive and practical. I see moms using them every day.
Child Carrier Sling: $14.99 – $49.99
Keep your baby close while you go hands-free, the wrap is ERGONOMICALLY designed to distribute your baby’s weight so it doesn’t strain your back.
Sleep Sacks – $3.99 – $89.99
Sleep Sacks were developed to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). These sacks leave the baby’s arms free while keeping the baby warm without the risk of the blanket covering the baby’s face.
Swivel Sleeper – $279.99
Keeping your newborn nearby while you sleep will help you rest better. This bassinet rotates 360 degrees for the ultimate in convenience and safety. Now your little one can sleep as close as you like while in their own sleep area. The unique design makes it easy to soothe and tend to your baby.
Nursing Nightgown: $19.99-$49.98
Nursing a baby does not feel sexy. Make mommy feel betting in one of these Motherhood Maternity nursing nightgowns. They are cute and practical.
Postnatal Mommy Massage: $110.00-$160.00
The process of childbirth causes immense strain on new moms both physically and emotionally. This type of massage helps moms get grounded and relax. Search for the best massage locations in your area.
No matter what you choose, the new mom will appreciate your thoughtfulness. Don’t forget to negotiate an opportunity to cuddle with that precious new baby!