Monday, September 27, 2010

Baby Gifts 101

There is nothing quite as momentous as the birth of a child, especially to a new mom! It is an experience that is both joyful and terrifying. If you have a friend or a loved one who is a first-time mom, we have a roundup of the best baby gifts to help ease her into the wonderful world of motherhood. This week, we’ll be blogging all about baby gifts!

Today, let’s start off with the most practical baby gifts for new moms.

During baby showers for new moms, the usual gifts are adorable baby clothes, cuddly stuffed toys and baby mobiles. While we are sure that the new moms appreciate these gifts, sometimes we tend to forget the more practical things that she’ll need.

Baby Monitor
To help busy moms keep track of every sigh, yawn, or cry, a good baby monitor will be a much-appreciated gift. With a baby monitor, she can still attend to other needs in the house as her baby sleeps.

Hair Accessories
If it’s a baby girl, among the most practical baby gifts are her very first hair accessories! Cute baby clothes are always fun to receive, but it’s that little bow or headband that can tie it all together. Plus it screams “I’m a Girl!” They’ll be no mistaking if she’s a girl when you adorn her with baby hair accessories! Wonderful gift ideas are No Slippy Hair Clippy® Baby’s First Hair Clips® and Baby’s First Bows® trio. There are 7 choices, and they each come with an adorable organza bag. This option makes gift giving easy and affordable!

It’s never too early for story time! One of my favorite gifts as a new mom were my first books for the family library, like the classic Doctor Seuss, Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear. Some of my fondest memories were reading bedtime stories, even when my kids were babies.

Books in general are a must for a new mom. One of my personal favorites was “What To Expect When You’re Expecting”. It’s about the whole experience of motherhood, and educating ourselves about this new chapter in our lives. Acquiring a nice reading collection is a must-have for families. Books are timeless heirlooms and wonderful gifts.

Nappy Needs
Gifts to ease diaper duty are always appreciated! A diaper disposal bin will help take care of those soiled diapers in a hygienic way. Or for a care-free day outdoors, find a cool diaper bag with lots of pockets to store those necessities when you’re on the go, like baby wipes, bottles, diapers, changing pads, you name it! There are endless options for diaper bag shopping, ones to fit any budget, and they make terrific gifts.

Baby Blanket
Another fabulous gift idea are baby blankets. Whether it’s a smaller receiving blanket or a full sized crib blanket, new parents truly appreciate blankets as a baby gift.

1 comment:

  1. Don't forget the Padalily! The stylish infant car seat handle cushion! Mommies love the comfort it provides those tired, sore arms! :) It's one of those gifts that everyone oohs-and ahhs over at the baby shower! :)