I was asked recently asked to suggest a few gift ideas for attending a friend’s baby shower. Here is a list of a few things that I absolutely loved while on maternity leave and shortly after:
- Ergo baby carrier ($135, indigo.ca)
Loved this carrier. I had originally bought the Baby Bjorn carrier second-hand. I didn’t love it as much as the Ergo. The padding for the shoulders made a huge difference for me. In case you’re wondering, I never ended up buying the infant insert , but I did do the receiving blanket trick to use the carrier when she was very young.
- The Sleepeasy Solution ($15, indigo.ca)
Loved and still love this book.
- Munchkin Fresh Food Feeders ($7, walmart.ca)
We’ve just recently stopped using these. These feeders were great when our daughter was learning to self feed. We could put all kind of things in these feeders and not have to worry about her choking. My trick when I was shopping? Fill them up with Cheerios or Goldfish, attach a pacifier cord to it and let her munch on it while you browse your little heart away.
- Munchkin Inflatable Duck Bath ($15, amazon.ca)
Once she grew out of the baby bath, we moved her to the inflatable duck bath. It was great when she was just learning how to sit up. It was soft on her back to keep her upright in the tub. Highly recommend.
- DK Touch-N-Feel Books ($7, amazon.ca)
She was always (and still is) attracted to books that are touch-n-feel. There are lots to choose from. I like the ones about animals.
- Munchkin Stay Put Bowls ($10, amazon.ca)
I found suction bowls hard to find in the stores. Amazon has a few different ones to choose from. We have these ones and love them.
- Diapers size 4
Because I feel like our daughter will be in size 4 diapers f-o-r-e-v-e-r.
- PJ’s with zippers only (18 months +)
Buttons are stupid. Our kid moves around all the time. I can’t imagine trying to do up buttons when she’s wiggling around. I also recommend buying 18 month + sleepers or pj’s, because everyone will buy the mommy-to-be 12 months and under pjs.
What are your go to shower gifts? Let me know in the comment section below.