Having a baby is one of the most significant events in a person’s life. If you’ve been recently invited to a baby shower you’ll know just how much the parents want to celebrate, and you might be feeling a little pressured to get the perfect gift. Here are a couple of ideas that will please both parent and child.
1. Parent-Child T-shirts
Many guests at the baby shower will show up with cute baby clothes, so take things one step further by purchasing matching t-shirts for the parents as well as the baby. Some t-shirt manufacturers even print funny slogans on the t-shirts that will have passersby cracking up when the family goes out.
2. Baby Booties
A baby can never have enough shoes, and there are so many amusing baby bootie designs out there that it isn’t hard to find something that the parents will love. From booties shaped like little cars to those modeled after cartoon characters, you’ll be able to find something that’s both adorable and functional.
3. Photo Printed On Canvas
A parent knows all too well that childhood is fleeting, and documenting their child’s growth is a huge concern. Choose a beautiful photo of the baby and have it printed on canvas for the parents to display at home. This service is available at many online vendors such as TheCanvasFactory. Not only will it be a lovely addition to the home, it will also function as a record of their baby’s first few months of life.
4. Hanging Mobile
Babies spend an awful lot of time in their cribs and can get restless with nothing to capture their attention. A hanging mobile instantly brightens up the room and also gives the little one something to look at.
5. Diaper Bag
The mother of the child will thank you for your gift of a stylish and commodious diaper bag. People without kids cannot imagine the hassle of having to lug diapers, milk bottles and towels everywhere. Get a bag which is functional and yet looks good enough to go with most outfits.
Mealtimes can be a mess when you’ve got a baby with you, and a bib can help to catch the dribbles as the little one tries to get the hang of eating without having any accidents.
7. Changing Mat
As if going out with a baby in tow isn’t stressful enough, when a diaper change is suddenly needed, it can be hard to find a clean surface and avoid soiling public property. A portable changing mat will enable mum and dad to effect painless diaper changes virtually anywhere.
When the baby starts wailing and nobody knows what’s wrong, sometimes the only thing that can calm him or her down is a pacifier. Just pop the pacifier into the child’s mouth and like magic, all is right with the world.
9. Baby Book
The baby might not be able to read right now, but leafing through a favorite picture book is something many kids like to do. Give the child his first book and years later he might thank you for introducing him to the joys of reading.
10. Baby Supplies
Baby supplies can place quite a financial burden on parents. From diapers to milk powder to baby food, there’s a lot that parents have to shell out for. Help them to stock up on baby supplies and they’ll be more grateful than you would expect. It’s a practical gift that can turn out to be a lifesaver.