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Been invited to a baby shower and not sure what to buy as a gift? Layettes and soft toys are go-to gifts. You meanwhile can’t go wrong with practical gifts like nappies and bibs. However, if you want to buy a gift that’s useful and unique, there are other great options for gifts. Below are just a few great examples.
A pregnancy journal or bump book could be a great gift for recording memories of the pregnancy before the little one arrives. Such books may even have space for recording memories once the baby arrives such as helping to record milestones and first words. They’re a great keepsake item that can be fun to fill in.
A baby carrier is an often overlooked baby item. For occasions when stroller access is difficult such as places with lots of stairs and country walks, it can be useful to have a baby carrier for carrying your infant. There are different types of carriers that you can buy including backpack carriers and slings.
Even if the baby’s due date is not in winter, it could be worth buying them some mittens. Scratch mittens are useful not just for keeping a baby’s hands warm, but for preventing them scratching themselves. You can buy these mittens online.
This is another overlooked useful baby item that can be great as a baby shower gift. It can be difficult to travel with a baby as you need to make sure the place you’re staying has a cot. Owning a portable cot can offer the freedom to travel anywhere without having to worry about this. Whether they’re staying around a relative’s house or on vacation, it can be useful.
If the expectant mum is planning on breastfeeding, a useful gift to buy could be a nursing pillow. Having to hold the baby’s head while breastfeeding can get uncomfortable, which is where a nursing pillow can come in use, taking some of the strain. Some of these pillows also offer back support. These are different from regular pillows and have a distinctive crescent shape.
Baby bath toys
Baby toys are a popular baby shower gift. Rather than opting for regular soft toys or rattles, why not consider some baby bath toys? These can help to make bath time for fun for the baby. Popular examples include rubber ducks, toy boats and toys that squirt water. There are so many baby bath toys to choose from online.
Home spa kit
Not all baby shower gifts have to be targeted at the baby. Instead, why not buy a gift for the mum-to-be to enjoy during pregnancy or after birth. Having a baby can be tiring and strenuous and many mums deserve time to destress. A home spa kit could be great for those moments when they’re able to enjoy some relaxation time. Such kits often involve items like soothing scented candles, bath bombs and other items to encourage relaxation. You could even throw in a bottle of bubbly for them to enjoy after the baby is born.