The days when all you could do was hope that you would get everything you needed at a baby shower are long past. Today, you can go to stores or online and fill out a registry to let baby shower guests know exactly what you want and need. If there is anything more stressful than being pregnant, it’s making sure you have everything for the baby when he or she gets here.
That’s why it’s super-important to figure out what you want to ask for when it comes to your baby shower ahead of time. You’ve planned everything else down to the last detail from the food to the games and even to ordering the gender reveal shirts to announce the gender of your little bundle of joy. Below, you can find a few of the top gifts that will help you and baby the most when you bring him home.
Doorway Jumper, Baby Bouncer, and Swing
You’ve already been given many, many tips on being a new mom, especially on how to juggle work and having a newborn. However, just in case you haven’t, asking for a doorway jumper, a baby bouncer or a swing for your baby is imperative. It’s super easy to spoil your baby, and you should, in those first weeks. But, the thing is, you still have to get things done, and having the freedom to hold the baby all day long isn’t going to happen.
One of the above items will ensure you can get your chores accomplished without your little one crying to be held. Most babies like to be cradled or on the move. Asking for one of these items will make your life a whole lot easier.
A Bottle Warmer
There are going to be times when you find yourself in a hurry to heat the baby’s bottle. It’s 3 am and the baby is crying loud enough to wake the neighborhood. At these times, a baby bottle warmer is invaluable and should be one of the first items on your list. A bottle warmer works 10 times better than running the bottle under hot tap water, as it will be heated evenly and ready to go quickly.
A Diaper Bag
As a new parent, you will soon find that a good quality diaper bag is invaluable and worth its weight in gold. You would think that a big bag would be pretty inexpensive, but since you need one that has separate compartments and is extra-sturdy, they are much more expensive than you might think. Put it on your baby shower list, if you want to save some money.
A Car Seat
A car seat is something that you have to have, not only to protect your precious cargo but because the law says so. Car seats are expensive and definitely list-worthy. However, make sure you do your research and specify the brand you prefer because every parent is different when it comes to which car seat they want for their baby.
These are just a few of the top presents you should add to your baby shower gift list. They are essential and most of them are quite expensive, so choose wisely.