Helpful and Practical Baby Shower Gifts

When people see their baby shower invitations arrive in the mail, they immediately think of what to give the expectant mother and her baby.  Let’s face it, Ed Hardy baby clothing and designer pacifiers are expensive but utterly useless gifts.  Here are some shower gifts that will be able to help mom and dad.

Baby Monitor  

Thanks to the wonders of communications technology, baby monitors have come a long way from their simple microphone and radio days.  The best gift you can give new parents is peace of mind and sense of security, and a high tech baby monitor is the one of the best ways you can give them the ultimate gift.  Video capable baby monitors are almost standard for today’s new parents, and with today’s technology mom and dad could check in on junior from work with a click of a button on their cell phone.   Some baby monitors are even equipped with motion and temperature sensors, and can alert parents immediately if movements of the baby cease.

Bath Kit

Johnson and Johnson has set the baby bathing standard, but new parents will still need a little bit of guidance when it comes to bathing their new born.  A bath kit will make bath time a lot less stressful for new parents, and you’ll be able to put together a great kit for little money.  Don’t stress on including a ton of bath toys (one cute traditional rubber duck is fine), the baby won’t be able to play with them until they’re older anyway.  Head to your nearest Bed. Bath, and Beyond and get a baby bath tub, then get ready to fill it with baby bathing essentials.  Baby shampoo and mild soap are a must, and also be sure to include a soft wash cloth, sponge, and a hooded towel to make drying off and keeping the baby warm a breeze.

Emergency Housekeeping Services

This is something you and other baby shower guests should collaborate on.  These first few months are going to be a major adjustment for new parents, and there are going to be some days that they’ll feel like crying right along with junior.  Ask guests on the baby shower invitations to volunteer to make a few freezable dinners, and see who has enough of a flexible schedule to offer cleaning services.  When mom and dad are at the end of their ropes with their new bundle of joy, you and your friends will come to the rescue.



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