Baby shower gift guide

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My cousin is pregnant with her first baby and I was asked to help plan her baby shower. If you’ve ever been invited to a baby shower, I’m sure you’ve wracked your brain to think of a meaningful and useful gift for the mom to be. Well, I’m here to save you. I’ve put together a great gift guide for you.

My top 5 picks

  • NoseFrida
    Number one on my list is the NoseFrida. I don’t why it took me so long to buy this little gadget but it’s been a lifesaver with Harper. Babies can’t blow their noses but get blocked up pretty quick. The NoseFrida is a nifty nasal aspirator where you suction baby’s nose safely and effectively. It sounds gross but there are filters that prevent the transfer of mucus and germs.

  • Baby Bullet (from Nutribullet)
    I handmade all the kids first foods using a stick blender. But I had my eye on the Baby Bullet from the second I saw it. Unfortunately, it was just a bit out of my price range so I had to make do with our stick blender. I can promise you, the mommy-to-be will love you forever if you get her this.

  • Snuza Baby Movement Monitor
    First time moms are going to stress about every little thing. Trust me. Help ease the new mom’s anxiety with this amazing little gadget. This guy clips onto baby’s nappy and monitors normal movement (like breathing). If no movement is detected after 20 seconds, the alarm will sound and mom will be alerted. It’s portable so it can come along when mom goes out for a quick break.

  • Toiletries
    Find out if the mom has any specific brands in mind that she would like to use on her newborn and get her 1 or 2 of all the products in the range. You can never have too much toiletries like wipes, body wash, lotions, etc. My personal favourite is the Baby Dove range as it’s soft on baby’s skin, is hypoallergenic, and smells amazing. They have a sensitive range as well which helps to minimise the risk of skin allergies.
  • Gift of time/help
    If all else fails, and the above isn’t something you’d like to gift the mom-to-be, perhaps a gift voucher would be best. Or print vouchers to help mom out at home. Maybe ones that say you’ll watch baby for 10 minutes while mom takes a shower, or a voucher for homemade meals, or even one that she can redeem to sleep for an hour.

Did this help you? Do you have any other must have items to add? Let me know in the comments section below.

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4 thoughts on “Baby shower gift guide”

  1. I can’t remember ever having to suction Liam’s nose, but I can see how this would be useful.
    I agree, you can’t have too many wetwipes, Vaseline etc. I was given 8 huge pots of Elizabeth Annes Vaseline not long after Liam was born. I’ve just finished the last pot (on my lips & hands) this year. Liam is 9, haha

    1. I have so many pots of Vaseline and lotions that I got at my baby shower, Harper will probably be the same age by the time I finish them lol! Yeah, that NoseFrida is really a lifesaver. You get one that you connect to the vacuum cleaner too, think it’s called a BabyVac or something along those lines.

  2. I also never used a nose suction with either of my kids, but I absolutely love the last idea! I think it would work a charm for mums that are not having their first children ‘cos often, they still have hand me downs, so don’t need much i.t.o. gifting for baby.

    1. Yes! And who wouldn’t want someone to come wash the dishes or clean the floors while you’re busy with babe? 😀

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