A well-made Tote Bag is a must have and it makes a great gift! A Tote Bag needs to be tough, and great looking with nice features. The interior should be lined for easy wiping. Inside zippered pockets are needed for the smaller baby items. Outside pockets are recommended for any items that you may need at a moments notice (for example: face/hand wipes, kleenex, burp cloth, pacifier) Many Tote Bags have nice well-thought out features, like wide comfortable shoulder straps, and pockets that make it easier so you don’t have to go digging around to find the items that always sink to the bottom. One of these great features is a Key Clip. Keys are so hard to find! When you are carrying your baby, a Tote Bag, and possibly a purse or diaper bag, it is often frustrating to fumble around for those keys!
Many Tote Bags can be monogrammed with your babys’ name or family initials. This makes it look special and is really helpful for identification.
Many considerations are needed before purchasing a Tote bag. Think about where you are going and how long you will be away from home. It is amazing how fast babies can go through diapers, clothes and blankets. Some mothers tend to pack way too much stuff, especially if this is their first child! I know I did! I wanted to be prepared for anything! As you get more “experienced”, you start to figure out exactly what you need and what items can stay home.
Expecting a child can be a wonderful, exciting time. There are a lot of things to do and think about before the big day arrives. One way to help, is to organize a baby shower! Not only is it a fun party for the expectant mother, but it gives all relatives & friends the opportunity to give a gift, making the transition into motherhood a little easier. During this exciting and sometimes anxious time, the new mother may not think of everything she needs. That’s why her friends & relatives are there, to help her.
A baby shower gift can be almost anything, from ordinary items (but much needed) to something a little different or unique. Ordinary items can be things such as diapers, baby wipes, formula, bottles, burp cloths, newborn clothes like “onesies” & t-shirts, receiving blankets, infant thermometer, baby shampoo & lotion, baby bath & powder, small portable bath tub, more baby wipes, nail file & clipper, waterproof cloths, did I say baby wipes?!…
You can also give cute little clothes (if you’re not sure whether it is going to be a boy or girl, go with something neutral), booties, bonnets, newborn toys and much more! I love buying baby items and gifts. It is so much fun, and sometimes I go a little overboard if you know what I mean!
Do the new parents have things like a baby swing? This can be pretty important for a fussy baby. It also helps put them to sleep for a nap, and sometimes even to give Mom a little break. A rocking chair is nice, along with a nursing pillow (helps support the mothers arm) if she plans on “nursing”. I also found that having a small CD player (or tape player) with some soothing music works very nicely when the baby is falling asleep.
Now for some more unusual or unique gift ideas. With a little looking around the internet, you should be able to find some sites that sell more unusual gifts, such as a large tote bag filled with essentials and fun things, a diaper bag filled with items of your choice, “baby gift baskets”, personalized receiving blankets and hooded bath robes. Maybe some personalized or monogrammed t-shirts. You can also find some wood items, like a little stool or chair with the babys’ name on it. How about a hand or foot print kit? Parents love keepsakes, you know? A Moses basket is another idea. You lay the baby in it with bedding and you can carry the little one around from room to room.
Do you know any creative people? Some people just have a knack for making unique gifts. It could be a sandpail filled with little baby stuff. I know I have seen some things that made me say “Why didn’t I think of that?”
Finally, I must say that the ideas can be endless! You can give traditional gifts or go with something a little different! The new parents will appreciate it very much!