It’s so important to provide the mother-to-be in your life with support and love. The baby shower is your chance to show her that you are anxiously awaiting her little one and that you are so happy and excited for her. If you haven’t yet waded the seas of parenthood, it can be difficult to know what to invest your money in or what will remain useful after the newborn stage. For the scoop on what mom really wants at her shower, keep reading.
Whether or not her nursery has a theme, a unique piece of artwork is a lovely addition to a baby shower basket. A loving quote, an adorable hipster animal, or a personalized name print—the options are endless. For truly uncommon art that no one else at the party will have, shop Etsy, which is an excellent source for all things nursery art. Plus, you’ll be supporting small-time artists.
A social media-ready blanket
You may be thinking everyone will be gifting baby blankets, and you’re probably right. However, baby blanketsare one thing you can never have enough of. Between spit up, blowouts, and late-night feedings, blankets take the brunt of the abuse from newborn age far past toddlerhood. To ensure that your blanket stands out, invest in one that offers a modern, iconic print perfect for social media posts. Bright colors, beautiful graphics, and unique features will guarantee that your baby blanket shines among the crowd.
Unless you know for sure that mom wants to try cloth diapering, investing in diapers for your shower gift is a no-brainer. For the next two to three years, the new parents will be changing at least six diapers a day—that’s a lot of diapers. In addition, the growth patterns of a little one can be intense, one day newborn diapers fit, and the next day they are in size ones. Size four diapers feature the largest weight range (22-37 pounds), which means they will fit for the longest amount of time.
Burp cloths that get the job done
Gift a large burp cloth that is super absorbent, as mom will be needing one every couple of hours for the first few months. An option that pulls double duty (like the burpy bibs), burp cloths from aden + anais are a phenomenal gift idea and will help limit laundry pile ups. These burp cloths can be draped over mom’s shoulder while burping or placed over your little one’s shoulders and snapped into place at the back.
Skip a bag or box and incorporate versatility into your gift by packing everything in a useful basket instead. It will help mom get organized during her nesting craze and double as storage once her baby arrives.
About aden + anais
aden + anais (pronounced UH-nay) has been creating fun, hip baby essentials since 2006. Their modern aesthetic and iconic prints are unique to the baby industry and allow parents to remain stylish while taking care of their young ones. Featuring versatile products that grow with your little one, such as a receiving blanket that doubles as a stroller cover, nursing cover, burp cloth, and tummy time play mat, aden + anais makes products that make sense in motherhood.