Friday, July 13, 2012

I'm clueless.


So, remember not too long ago when I was talking about baby fever?

Well, I'm going to a baby shower tomorrow. I'm in charge of the games which I'm pumped about and will share with you later. :)

Games I can do. Games I'm cool with. I'm pretty creative and can find things that will be suitable for our church family group of ladies.

As I was getting some supplies I needed for the games, it dawned on me that I also needed to buy a gift for the baby.

I mean, that's what you do at showers, right? Give gifts? Yeah.

The expectant mother is not registered anywhere (it's her 2nd girl) so I was like, okay, I'll just browse the baby aisles.

Um.....this definitely reinforced the fact that I am not ready for a baby.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT BABIES OR NEW MOMS NEED.

When I think of what babies need, this is the list I come up with:

1. Food
2. Diapers
3. Clothes
4. Bottles
5. Uh....a blanket?

That's where my list stops. 

Sometimes I read blogs that talk about all of these recommended baby items and it seriously sounds like another language. So far the only translation I have is that a "bumbo" is some sort of little seat. And that's about it. And that might not even be correct.

Okay I just looked it up. I was actually right. Here is aforementioned "bumbo".


Which is like $40?? Fo real??? 

I am clueless when it comes to this stuff. 

So, moms or moms-to-be, or just people who know more about babies than I do:
What are good gifts for a baby shower?

I actually did pick out something (hope it's good!) but this would be for future reference. 


Thank you kindly. :)


Ashley

7 comments:

  1. I've always like the idea of taking a standard gift (like clothing items, diapers, bottles, etc.) and making it into something else. I've seen diapers taken out of their packaging and wrapped with towels or sheets to make layers and put together like a cake. I think stuff like that is fun and personal.

    I've also made personalized crafts for two showers in the past year too.

    Here's a how to: http://fitforlifewife.blogspot.com/2011/12/foamies-craft-for-baby.html

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  2. My go-to gift is some onesies, wrapped up and placed in an ice cream bowl, then a baby spoon (so that it looks like ice cream). Cute, creative, and relatively inexpensive! Here is a link of my most recent one!

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  3. I don't have children, but several of my friends are expecting and I got them some children's books. I thought it would be a good gift because it's something they can use for many years. Also, as a teacher, I think having books from a young age is very important. :)

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  4. Baby shopping is very difficult, even for a seasoned "pro"- each baby is completely different. Some like a certain bottle, a particular blanket, a specific toy, etc. Oh, and then you have mom, who probably has already decided on organic sheets and a foreign brand of pacifiers. It's just plain hard. I think if the parents haven't registered, than they are expecting a hodge podge of gifts with gift receipts. As a mom, I very much enjoy gifts of thought and personalization. Blankets with initials, a themed item to go with the nursery, or even a portrait package from a studio works. It really depends on the parents!

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  5. Oh you are too funny! When the time comes, you'll know exactly what your sweet one needs. Promise! Good baby shower gifts are children's books, hooded bath towels + washcloths, a bag full of goodies like qtips, wipes, baby hygiene products, etc, packs of cute onesies, and I LOVE the Aden+Anais muslin swaddle blankets at Target. I never used them to swaddle Avery, but they make great lightweight blankets for her. Just my thoughts! Hope you have lots of fun!

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  6. Board books are always great...no thin paper pages for baby to rip! And I always like giving clothes for future wear (size 12 or 18 months, at least). Just be sure to take in to account what season the baby will be wearing it in :)

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  7. My favorite gift to give is a monogrammed bib. The moms always love the personal touch and most everyone uses bibs. That being said, the BUMBO is one of my favorite things for a baby!!!!

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