3
4

As a new mom I often have friends that ask me what would be a good baby shower gift? I would like to us establish a good list. As a mom what are things that you found to be the most useful? Please list one thing per answer so that they can easily be voted up or down. Feel free to post as many answers as you would like.

This question is marked "community wiki".

asked 07 Sep '09, 15:56

Tammy's gravatar image

Tammy ♦♦
7.6k22139
accept rate: 18%

edited 06 Oct '13, 20:18


123next »

I got a couple friends together to get a Bumbo chair and tray.

On my own I've put together a small gift bag of necessities like: zinc cream, lotion, soap, bath cloths, a pack of hooded towls, bibs, etc... all available at any WalMart and always well received! We all need that stuff, and it's just one more expense when baby comes home! Just make sure to get the "sensitive" or "unscented" soaps and lotions just in case baby reacts!

link
This answer is marked "community wiki".

answered 12 Sep '09, 02:33

Chantelle's gravatar image

Chantelle
1112
accept rate: 25%

edited 25 Oct '09, 02:44

Tammy's gravatar image

Tammy ♦♦
7.6k22139

Diapers! I know it sounds lame, but I received so many diapers from my baby shower that we only bought 3-4 packages ourselves until our daughter was about 8-9 months old and it was awesome! (even some of the generic brand diapers we received worked out fine or you can easily exchange them) When I throw a shower for a friend I always do a raffle prize for people who bring diapers/wipes. And I always include diapers with my present when giving a gift to a friend.

link
This answer is marked "community wiki".

answered 18 Sep '09, 07:06

Sabrina's gravatar image

Sabrina
4.6k12241
accept rate: 21%

One of my most favourite gifts that I received was a monogramed blanket. We received one for each of our kids from friends of the family, they are super soft fleece and include the kids first and middle names as well as their birthdates. They were ordered from Land's End and I'm not pushing the company but the blankets rock and will make a great keepsake.

link
This answer is marked "community wiki".

answered 10 Sep '09, 01:34

Lisa's gravatar image

Lisa
11
accept rate: 0%

If you're going to buy clothes, get them for 3-6 months or 6-9 months: typically new parents are swamped with newborn's clothes and they don't last very long.

Also when buying for a few months ahead, remember it'll be a different season by then!

link
This answer is marked "community wiki".

answered 18 Sep '09, 15:36

teedyay's gravatar image

teedyay
2811310
accept rate: 0%

Something I would recommend to all moms is the Baby Wrapper towel http://www.cheekymonkey.ca/BabyWrappers.htm . It is great for bath time. When my daughter was really young and wiggly after a bath I could have my hands free and easiler pick her up without getting soaked myself. Now that's she's older I wear it to keep myself from getting soaked from her splashing at bath time.

I know that they sell them at Cheeky Monkey in London. Even if you're not located here, you can order them online.

link
This answer is marked "community wiki".

answered 09 Sep '09, 02:43

Tammy's gravatar image

Tammy ♦♦
7.6k22139
accept rate: 18%

A friend of mine gave me a diaper bag filled with some necessities you don't always think about such as diaper shirt type onesies, sunscreen, soothers with a clip, and a container to carry formula (or snacks later if you don't ever use formula).

link
This answer is marked "community wiki".

answered 12 Sep '09, 12:39

DLCmommy's gravatar image

DLCmommy
175128
accept rate: 0%

These items were lifesavers for me:

My other advice is to always buy one or two gifts off the mom-to-be's baby registry in addition to a cute outfit you couldn't resist or another cute/funny item she might not be thinking of. This way you have a nice balance of something she really wants and needs with something you think she will love and need.

link
This answer is marked "community wiki".

answered 16 Sep '09, 20:09

Liz%20H's gravatar image

Liz H
29326
accept rate: 33%

edited 16 Sep '09, 22:33

Tammy's gravatar image

Tammy ♦♦
7.6k22139

If there was a fire and I could only grab one baby care item, it would my brest friend. This is such great item for nursing moms!

(12 Jul '10, 10:07) johearn

My lifesaver was and still is my swing! I love my fisher price cradle swing! It's perfect for tiny infants up to toddlers.

For my friend's shower, I bought her a bunch of little things to help her with breast feeding. I know not everyone is comfortable buying these things, but I went through this stuff like crazy the whole time I was feeding my boys. I bought her nipple cream, nursing pads, gel pads, breast milk storage bags and containers.

I also bought a friend the book "Your babies First Year Week By Week" to help answer parenting questions as well as a magazine subscription to a parenting magazine.

I think its nice to get stuff for the mommy as well as the baby :)

link
This answer is marked "community wiki".

answered 26 Sep '09, 04:53

Shannon%20B's gravatar image

Shannon B
2.6k11327
accept rate: 9%

Sophie the giraffe is great. Especially when babies are teething or just learning to grasp things. Here's a link to Toys R us, but you can get the giraffe at almost any baby store . http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=2854311

link
This answer is marked "community wiki".

answered 08 Sep '09, 01:37

Tammy's gravatar image

Tammy ♦♦
7.6k22139
accept rate: 18%

Baby swaddling wraps and Teething Tablets. I found both invaluable with both of my kids.

link
This answer is marked "community wiki".

answered 16 Sep '09, 21:19

mkcoehoorn's gravatar image

mkcoehoorn
8.2k11946
accept rate: 8%

Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

By RSS:

Answers

Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "Title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "Title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Tags:

×198
×15
×3

Asked: 07 Sep '09, 15:56

Seen: 11,017 times

Last updated: 07 Jul '15, 06:19