Ever been to a baby shower where a mom-to-be got a ton of monogrammed towels, but nothing that they’ll actually need?! If I could do it all over again, I would have stayed away from monogrammed anything and recommended the below 5 Baby Shower Gifts that Don’t Suck.
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As a party decorations designer, Baby Showers and Sprinkles probably make up over half of my business. That’s probably because as a newly pregnant person, you have dreams of doing it all, including hand-making your own shower decorations. Reality is different. For example, by the time you’re planning your shower, you’re 6 to 8 months pregnant, your exhausted and you realize you need help. Therefore, people typically head to my Etsy Shop or my Website for decorations.
Similarly, as new moms, we think we don’t need help picking out what we’ll need as a first time mom. However, as it turns out, we don’t need half of the things that most blogs tell us we do. For example, a monogramed hospital gown? Skip it and use the one you’re hospital will still charge you for. Know what I’m sayin?
So with that, here’s 5 Baby Shower Gifts that Don’t Suck:
5 Baby Shower Gifts That Don’t Suck
Firstly, is this Oxo bottle brush. We originally got THIS sponge bottle brush and it SUCKS. The sponge comes out and you have to buy one after the next. Save yourself the hassle and get this Bottle Brush. Now that my daughter is older, this is PERFECT for cleaning wine glasses, bowls, jars, vases and SO much more.
The Doc-A-Tot so single-handedly changed our lives. After three months of a colicky baby, and very little sleep, I read the reviews over and over on Amazon. I wondered if it would work! I pressed BUY NOW and don’t regret it for a minute.
Next, a new mom before me gifted this to Boppy Newborn Lounger me. You can just lay your baby in it and take a shower, walk around, put her on the counter, etc. It is awesome.
Fourthy, I know it looks huge. And it is. We moved our daughter into it as soon as she could sit up and was too big for the infant one. And at almost three years old, she was still using it. Did I mention it was a saving grace when cleaning the tub? Do you need me to convince you any more? If so, it’s also really inexpensive!
Originally, we got this noise machine. Twice. Because it broke. Twice. Therefore, the one I am recommending is just a plain noise machine. It doesn’t have any bells and whistles, just the promise that you can watch TV, do the dishes, and talk loudly, all while your baby (or toddler!) sleeps soundly.
More baby shower gifts that don’t suck
Additionally, I asked people to share their favorite baby shower gifts that don’t suck were on my social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram). I got some great recommendations, which I’ve included below:
- Soothies Gel Pads
- Velcro Swaddles (such a good one!),
- Blackout curtains (also, another fab suggestion! We got these and love them).
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Lastly, thank you so much for taking the time to read about 5 Baby Shower Gifts that Don’t Suck! I hope this gives you some ideas about how to easily pick out some great gifts for a mama to be! I love to help you celebrate life through party decorations and positivity! But above all, I’d love to connect with you. Reach out to me on Instagram and let’s chat. Get started celebrating your life! Grab your FREE gratitude journal printable or by subscribing to my podcast, The Celebration Effect Podcast! I can’t wait to connect with you more.