Stock up on the essentials such as cloth and disposable diapers, beddings, newborn clothes, mittens and socks. You can also purchase pacifiers, emergency medicines, baby wipes and ointment for diaper rash and so much more. Better make a checklist on the additional things needed by the newborn before shopping.
If you get invited by either a good friend, relative or a co-worker to attend a baby shower it is an unspoken rule to bring a gift either for the expectant mother or the baby. Of course it can be somehow challenging to think of what to give that would be very much appreciated. Below are some effective gift suggestions for a baby shower: Please note that some gifts may be more expensive than the usual but you could encourage your family and friends to chip in.
Diapers- as we all know that diapers eats a big chunk of the budget once the baby is born. Most parents would appreciate getting diapers for their newborn. You can choose to the traditional cloth diapers or disposable diapers. Note that newborn babies would need to change their diapers more often.
Crib- Getting a playpen or baby furniture Australia is something that almost all parents would surely appreciate. Choose something that is sturdy and safe since the newborn will be using this for a very long time. You choose something that suits the gender of the newborn or go neutral. If you happen to find this gift quite expensive then you can talk to some friends or relatives and suggest if they are good with the idea of chipping in as a group.Another good and practical suggestion for a gift is a travel cot Melbourne that can be useful during out of town trips for the newborn to remain safe and comfortable at all times. Most parents invest on this and can be passed on the next generation if still in good condition.
Car seat or a Baby carrier- it is important that we consider the child’s’ safety during travel. Choose something that sturdy, comfortable and easy to install and clean. You can check for some models online before deciding on things.
Assemble a gift basket – You can fill the gift basket with baby essentials such as shampoo, body wash soap, lotion, diaper rash cream, bath towels, squeaky toys and so much more, Choose brands that have positive customer reviews, organic and hypoallergenic to be on the safe side. You can also create your DIY baby basket by purchasing a cute basin and bathing mattress then you can add the baby essentials and wrap it all together. There are stores that can help you find and customize all the items and even gift wrap it for you.
Feeding bottles- You can never run out of feeding bottles so this will always be one of the best baby essentials. Choose bottles that are BPA free and easy to clean and if you are feeling more generous than the usual then you can add a bottle sterilizer as well.