Items for a Baby: Top Baby Gifts
Baby shower parties and christenings are occasions to celebrate for the impending arrival, birth or christening of a baby. Sometimes, it can be hard to come up with good gift ideas; you want to buy items that not only will be useful but also make an impression on the parents.
Gifts are as much for the mother as for the baby. Anything that makes life easier in the household will be appreciated by the parents. The number of items that new parents need to buy can become prohibitive as costs soon add up. Friends could really help by purchasing items that the mother can use but cannot always manage to buy.
Be thoughtful when buying presents, by that I mean make sure that these are appropriate. For example, it is now winter and you may wish to buy a cute warm sweater for the baby when he or she is 6 months old. However, it will then be the summer and by the time winter comes; he or she will have grown out of it. Sounds obvious but you will be surprised by the number of people that have done this!
Popular Baby Gift Ideas
Baby Monitor – This is a parent’s essential item as safety is constantly at the forefront of their minds. Baby monitors allow parents to constantly be aware of their baby state without being in the same room 24/7. There are many types available and varies in cost depending on the functions available.
Baby Stroller – This is a necessary item and one that parents cannot do without. These can be costly so some help here will undoubtedly be appreciated.
Baby bouncers – Another essential item. This is where the baby “sits” (or is laid) – it is a sturdy safe place where the baby will not roll but can wiggle and “bounce”. Many bouncers come with toys and bright items attached to occupy the baby. Hence, baby bouncers can also free up the parent’s hand.
Baby Clothes – Another popular and traditional gift although as mentioned, please choose wisely.
Blankets and Sleep Wear – These are traditional baby shower gifts and personalization of blankets adds to it being a unique special gift.
Crib Bedding - This can vary from the mattress towards sheet and blankets. Please note that some parents may prefer to use baby sleeping bags although that decision may not be made until the baby is born.
Baby Bath and Sundries – While a baby bath itself is not an essential item as one can get by without one; it is a very useful gift to give. Sundry items such as baby cuddle towels would no doubt be appreciated.
Baby Books – You can give the infant age appropriate books. While newborn babies cannot focus well, soft crinkly books targeted for the very young with bright colors and patterns fascinates a baby's eyes.
Soft Toys – These are always popular and can last a lifetime with proper love and care. However, buyers must make sure that these are age appropriate and do not contain any dangerous materials for infants. Read the label!
Baby Jewellery – This gift will be valued for life and can be unique. While these may not be practical, these will be remembered for much longer, past all the useful day to day items which will one day be no longer needed.