You come home from a long day when your friend calls you out of nowhere and gives you the good news. She’s pregnant! And she’s having a baby shower in a few days. This is a pleasant surprise; but the part where you have to look for suitable baby shower gifts, not so much.
First, you might not know the baby’s gender yet. Secondly, baby gift shopping can take forever. You already take long enough just looking at baby stuff and how cute they are. Just imagine how much more time it’s going to take picking something that your expectant friend will like but will also be used by baby and not just sit in the box.
To help you out, we list down some genius ideas for baby gifts to give to your friend’s last minute baby shower:
A SIPPY CUP LEASH
When you’re a new parent, some items can seem just strange and you won’t get used to them until baby is about a year old. Avoid having to dig through dozens of baby items in your baby bag with a sippy cup leash that you can strap to your stroller.
DUMMY/PACIFICER MEDICATION DISPENSER
This makes it so much easier to give baby the medicine that she needs with a soothing pacifier medicine dispenser rather than battling with a spoon or sringe.
A MESH FEEDER
Mums & dads keep an eye on their little one the best way that they can. Make it easier with a mesh feeder that allows baby to gnaw on real food without the risk of choking. You can also use this for relieving baby’s painful teething by putting in frozen fruit.
Shoelaces & wriggly babies don’t mix, plus baby won’t care about tying his shoelaces until he is about 4 or 5. Until then, save them from having to mess around & gift the parents with Velcro shoes instead.
A PORTABLE CHANGING MAT
Having a portable changing mat in your nappy bag is a must, changing facilities are not always the best. It’s light, foldable, and, is just the right size for baby to lie on while getting their nappy changed.
It’s a classic and one that mummies will appreciate having on their stock, I always pop some baby toiletries in a gift hamper.
A PORTABLE BREAST PUMP
Your friend will probably award you the medal for Best Aunt for this and with good reason. Breast pumps, with all its parts and process involved, is already tedious enough. A portable one that keeps all the important items in one bag makes the mum’s life easier as she’s able to produce nourishment for the baby anywhere
AN IN-EAR OR FOREHEAD THERMOMETOR
Life is easier when new parents don’t have to struggle with sticking a thermometer up baby’s bum when baby is already uncomfortable being sick as they are. This practical gift will be appreciated by expected parents during times when their baby unexpectedly gets sick.
I’ve reviewed the Braun Thermoscan 7 which is a great option.
A SWOOP BAG
This is something parents won’t be able to use until baby is older enough to accumulate many toys. A swoop bag lets you gather all toys in one space and with one swoop, it clears all clutter in that space and stores it in the bag. Now that’s a foreseeable headache you just saved your friends from!
A PEEK-A-BOO ONESIE
So baby pooped in his pants again and it just so happens that he did right after mommy made a lot of effort to put him in an onesie. Avoid this from happening with a peek-a-boo onesie which allows mums to change baby’s diaper without having to remove the onesie altogether.
Hundreds of unique baby gifts lie around the internet just waiting to be discovered but the ones mentioned above are useful and are easy to find.
What other genius baby gifts did you have in mind? Let me know in the comments.
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