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The reality is that all of those cute baby gifts you got for your baby shower are only used for a short period of time. Some stuff, as nice as it is, might not be appropriate when you start redecorating the nursery to look more like something that a preschooler or school-aged child would want. That means a lot of the baby gifts wind up at the bottom of a toy bin or at the back of a closet.
Why not put the stuff aside and give it to charity or donate it to a local nursery? It's better than letting the toys collect dust for the next five years. A few things to consider before giving away those former baby gifts include: