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A Baby Shower Gift Idea Doesn't Have to Come From the Registry

Aug 17, 2007
With a little creativity, you can find a baby shower gift that mom and baby will love. Of course, for those guests that don't have a lot of time to spare, there's always the gift registry to fall back on. But not everyone wants to be told what to buy for a shower gift.

Most baby shower gift lists will include the things that a mom really wants or needs to have before the baby arrives. This might include a crib or a stroller, for example. Larger items like these might be great for more than one person to chip in on to buy. In that way, it's a great gift without the higher price.

Other ideas for a present can include a play station (not that kind) or a swingset. Try to think of things that will help a mom during her day so that her child can learn and grow while he or she plays. Things like rattles and chewable toys are always great for babies who want constant stimulation for their growing brains.

A nice music CD or tape can help to soothe baby and mom's nerves when the crying just won't stop. It can also make for a great baby shower gift for dad as well. Look for classical selections as well as musical groups that are targeted at certain age groups. Anything soft and soothing is generally a good choice for everyone that is listening.

You might also want to step in and help a new mother with things that she will already need to buy during the first few months. Things like diapers and baby wipes are easily forgotten during a shower. But these gift ideas are practical and always useful and can be included in a baby shower gift basket.

For the environmentally conscious mom, she may want a full range of natural, washable diapers for her little one, along with pins and plastic protectors. Things that are reusable are great for anyone who wants to cut back on the things that they throw away. And there will be a lot of diapers to throw away. This unique shower gift will certainly be appreciated.

A baby shower gift is a way to welcome a mom into the challenges of motherhood. While they don't have to be practical, they can certainly step in and give the mom a little help every now and then.
About the Author
Jonathan Sapling writes extensively on Baby Shower Parties and related subjects.
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