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Attending a baby shower is a fun event for the mom-to-be and her guests, but there are only so many newborn outfits and accessories that a newborn baby can use. Babies grow quickly and will outgrow the newborn diapers and outfits that are usually given as gifts for a baby shower. For the next baby shower you attend, make the gift you give one that will be useful for months after the birth. The parents will thank you for thinking ahead.
Clothing is always a great gift to give, but choose items that are sized larger such as 3, 6 or 12 months. Babies go through a lot of diapers, but they outgrow the newborn sizes very quickly, so consider giving a couple of packages that are one or two sizes larger than newborn size.
A great gift for any mother of a newborn is a gift basket filled with items just for the mother. Some of the items could include a pair of fuzzy slippers, chocolate bars, some over the counter pain medication, two books (one for her and one that she can read to the baby) and a lavender scented candle to help her and her baby relax.
Giving gift baskets are a great way to create a unique gift that is designed specifically for the new mom. The gift basket could include products that will help mom relax, like a warm bubble bath product, tickets to a movie, and homemade coupons offering to babysit while the parents have a night out.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|