real mom talk BLOG_realmomtalk

Published on July 2nd, 2013 | by Jessica von Wallenstein


Real Mom Talk: A Guide to Babyshower Gifts

sophie-the-giraffe-openedHooray! Someone you know is having a baby. It’s an exciting time and you get to go celebrate with them. But, wait – what should you bring as a gift? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the strategy to choose the perfect gift, no matter your budget. 

Step one: Check out the registry. Most moms-to-be register for everything under the sun. (You can even register at Cotton Babies!) Look early and see if there is something on the list that you loved/your baby loved/someone you know loved. If so, that’s a perfect place to start because you know it’s a great gift! I try to choose something from the registry because the mom put it there for a good reason, even if that reason is only that she loves the color.
If the registry is filled with only larger items, consider sharing a gift with another person. If it’s filled with only smaller items, collect a few similar things together and put them in a cute container. I love baby shampoo, lotion, towels, and washcloths in a baby tub or sheets, receiving blankets, and mattress pads in a laundry basket.
Step two: Give your most useful baby items. When I had my first baby, one of my friends included in her gift a Sophie and a snot sucker. I had never heard of either item. Each of these gifts has been spot on for both of my kids. For something a little bit larger, consider a carrier such as an Ergo. It is hands down my most useful baby item for both of my kids.
Step three: Consider cloth. Is your friend interested in cloth diapering but doesn’t know where to start? Give her a starter pack of cloth diapers. I had a girlfriend who wanted to cloth diaper but wasn’t registered at a store that sold any. I had her choose her own online and purchased them for her baby girl. Talk about a gift that will get used every day!
Step four: Make something. If you’re crafty (or you just pretend to be), a handmade gift is something that will be treasured for years. I personally like to make blankets because they’re straightforward and one can never have too many. Be creative!
Step five: Give your time. On a tight budget? Offer to bring the new family dinner a time or two after the baby is born. Then follow through with a meal that can easily be frozen to enjoy later. If you’re really close, tell the new mom you will come over and clean her house so she can sit and snuggle the new baby. Then make her take a shower and/or a nap while you take care of the bundle of joy.
By following this guide, you’re sure to have a gift that will delight the new parents and make their baby’s first year a little bit easier. (If you're short on time, check out these gift ideas.) What is your go-to baby shower gift?

Tags: , , , ,

About the Author

Jessica von Wallenstein is a stay at home mom who chronicles her parenting adventures at She has three children and is buried in cloth diapers.

24 Responses to Real Mom Talk: A Guide to Babyshower Gifts

  1. Hello! I just would like to give an enormous thumbs up for the very good info you might have here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for even more soon. lululemon cheap

  2. I absolutely love your blog and find almost all of your
    post’s to be what precisely I’m looking for. Would you offer
    guest writers to write content for you? I wouldn’t mind producing a post or elaborating on most of the subjects you write with regards to here. Again, awesome website!

    Check out my weblog … memory foam topper india

  3. Its like you learn my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you
    wrote the e book in it or something. I believe that you can do with some % to power the message home a bit, but other than that, this is magnificent blog.
    A great read. I will certainly be back.

    my homepage; lose weight spinning

  4. Nila says:

    memory foam mattress consumer reports memory
    foam mattress topper queen memory foam mattress xl silver memory foam mattress in a box memory
    foam mattress yahoo memory foam mattress made in america

    My homepage sealy memory foam mattress big lots (Nila)

  5. Unquestionably believe that which you stated. Your favorite justification appeared to be on the net
    the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get irked while people think about worries that
    they plainly do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon
    the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people can take a signal.
    Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

    Have a look at my web site vacuum cleaner maintenance

  6. I read this paragraph fully regarding the comparison of
    most recent and previous technologies, it’s remarkable article.

    Feel free to visit my page: tent manufacturers

  7. memory foam mattress reviews back pain memory foam mattress hot memory foam mattress discounters memory foam mattress king reviews memory foam mattress in walmart memory foam mattress reviews ikea

    Feel free to visit my page – memory foam mattress delivered to france

  8. Why users still make use of to read news papers when in this technological
    world all is accessible on net?

    Review my weblog: bbq smoker pits

  9. Thank you, I have just been looking for info approximately this topic
    for a while and yours is the greatest I have came upon so far.
    However, what in regards to the bottom line?
    Are you sure in regards to the supply?

    Also visit my site premier bark collar

  10. Great delivery. Outstanding arguments. Keep up the amazing effort.

    Feel free to surf to my webpage: candy crush saga

  11. Hello, I enjoy reading through your post. I like to
    write a little comment to support you.

    Also visit my web page gas grill enclosures

  12. Hi! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a
    group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same
    niche. Your blog provided us useful information
    to work on. You have done a extraordinary job!

    my page: force factor legit

  13. Somebody necessarily assist to make significantly posts
    I would state. That is the very first time I frequented
    your web page and so far? I amazed with the analysis you made to make
    this particular put up amazing. Excellent task!

    Feel free to visit my web page … car battery honda accord

  14. Good post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon every day.

    It will always be exciting to read content from other writers and use
    something from their web sites.

    My blog post :: memory foam topper on a memory foam mattress

  15. maillot psg says:

    Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! However, how could we communicate?

  16. i would like neverwinter gold match better.

  17. buy rs gold says:

    In general especially frustrated for a reasonable length of time buy rs gold bringer. A hole constructed at the bottom after having a little while regarding deliver

  18. hgh says:

    winstrol depot zambon

  19. Real Mom Talk: A Guide to Babyshower Gifts – Beyond the Diaper by Cotton Babies – Cloth Diapers. Natural Parenting. Support.

  20. Real Mom Talk: A Guide to Babyshower Gifts – Beyond the Diaper by Cotton Babies – Cloth Diapers. Natural Parenting. Support.

  21. Real Mom Talk: A Guide to Babyshower Gifts – Beyond the Diaper by Cotton Babies – Cloth Diapers. Natural Parenting. Support.

  22. Real Mom Talk: A Guide to Babyshower Gifts – Beyond the Diaper by Cotton Babies – Cloth Diapers. Natural Parenting. Support.

  23. Real Mom Talk: A Guide to Babyshower Gifts – Beyond the Diaper by Cotton Babies – Cloth Diapers. Natural Parenting. Support.

Back to Top ↑