(Closed) Baby shower/baby gift

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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princessbride2017:  Hopefully she is not considering hosting her own shower, as that would be inappropriate and greedy. Someone else in the family or a friend could host a shower if they so choose.

A gift I like to give is a collection of books and a small bookshelf to start the child’s library. You can add books for birthdays and Christmas’ as they child grows up.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I guess it really depends on what you want to spend. There are some great baby toys and swingsets or bouncers that I know my nieces used/use, but they can be on the pricier end for the good quality stuff (and with babies you must get good stuff for their security.)

That said, you can really never have too many socks, bibs, or cute onesies with a baby. Not only do they get wet often, but they outgrow everything in the blink of an eye! (My new 3-week-old niece is no longer in newborn clothes!) I would personally skip the bath stuff and toiletries. If it were my baby, I’d be very peculiar about the ingredients and the brand etc. 

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’d honestly wait until she has her registry up. Sure people love buying the cute stuff, but what you really need is nursing supplies, linens for the crib/pack n play, a monitor, baby medicine, diapers, gear (like stroller or car seat). Not cute little baby bath robes or a million “funny”  onsies. Practical stuff can still be cute, but it will be SO much more appreciated 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

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princessbride2017:  I’m also having a boy and it may be a good idea to get her start a registry. I really like https://babyli.st/ since the registry is very flexible.

I agree with what PPs say about not throwing your own baby shower… The only thing I’m involved in is baking favours (onesie or bib sugar cookies) and sending out Thank You cards.

If you are looking for toys, Sophie the Giraffe is a huge hit as it squeaks and also works as a teether. I opted for teething bibs instead. If your SIL plans on cloth diapering, helping her with a starter set also is very helpful.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wait until she has a registry.

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