(Closed) Moms!!! What was your BEST baby shower gift?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

EVERYTHING and ANYTHING for babies… I was gifted a cute little Johnson and Johnson bath set with soaps and shampoos, I used it and it lasted a good while. Just this year I gave the same gift to another girl! Diapers in all sizes are extra helpful, those are so expensive. A tub for the baby is also helpful. Washcloths and towels are great. Bottles were used and trashed regularly as well as the bottle cleaners, so those will get put to use. Teething rings and pacifiers are also useful. Honestly, it is hard to go wrong with baby gifts. Of course a car seat and or a stroller are wonderful.  Gift cards are always welcome because she may need something that no one buys.

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would say stroller and the pack and play with changing table would be at the top of the list. The swing is fun, but not necessary and the babies can quickly grow out of those things. Also, the high chair is not needed right away, like the stroller and pack and play. I never had a crib for my son (too broke and not enough space) so I just used the pack and play. It was also lower to the ground when he was at the age where they like to climb out of things! 

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Stevens Estate

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Barbiestylez:  I’m not a mom..yet…but I’ve been to many baby showers. My mom and I usually make a big basket of all the essentials that a new baby needs within the first couple of months. It’s always a huge hit with the expecting mom. The basket has everything from little baby nail clippers to that bulb thing you use to clean the baby’s nose out lol. Its all inexpensive things that add up to one useful basket. We just go to babies r us and pick up all the items then decorate the basket real pretty. My mom has been pregnant three times so she knows what’s needed within those first couple of months lol. But the moms love it.

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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Barbiestylez:  mine were from target and only about $15 each. 

As for diapers I would stick to the bigger sizes. My son is bigger and has been in size 3 since about 2 months. I didn’t get many at all and now at 6 months I know I would have appreciated some. No matter how big she is at birth at some point she will wear size 3 or 4. <br />

Someone commented that the high chair isn’t used right away but that doesn’t matter. We use it daily at 6 months and I’m glad I didn’t have to shell out for it now. 

Please no more clothes or boots or cutesy things! She won’t use those boots. The first few months they live in sleepers (grab Carter’s zippered ones in all sizes if you really want to buy clothes). I have a boy so I didn’t get a ton of clothes but that’s fine. He is already in 12m clothes and it’s hard to predict what size they will at what time of year. 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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julies1949:  not lookimg to buy baby stuff for anyone ATM, but WOW that’s the best idea I have heard in a long time! I don’t have kids yet but am always cursing when I need a thermometer/tiny nail scissors etc as it’s just not something I think to buy when I’m shopping! Stealing for every future kid born in my vicinity now 🙂

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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Barbiestylez:  I bought clothes and a special teddy but best thing I bought for my sister was pre mum pamper kit because no one thought of her, once you have or are having children all gifts are for them so I got her a mums to be kit with special luxury bath products and creams to help with her changing body 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m only one week postpartum so my opinion might change as time goes on but the gift I appreciate most was the one that included all of the things I would need for recovery that I didn’t really understand until now.  I got a basket that had overnight pads, lanolin, breast pads,  stool softner, motrin, etc.  So freaking useful and I definitely wouldn’t have had it otherwise.  

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I bought my sister a stroller/car seat combination. She loved it. Outside of that one of her friends got her a “breast feeding survival kit” she said it was the best gift she recieved. 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Cradle swing…

Post # 26
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Probably my bouncer because I use it all the time and it’s really handy.

For diapers, I use cloth mostly but my baby fit NB size diapers for about a month and then size one diapers for 2 months and can now wear size 2 at 3 months old.  So I wouldn’t want 5 boxes of size 1 diapers!

Worst presents…maybe ugly clothes (I got some I wasn’t a fan of) and shoes (why the hell does a 1 month old need shoes?).

I’d probably go with the stroller or pack n play.  Swing after that.  It’s hard to say how much you’ll use a swing though.  We use ours, but not every day. 

Post # 27
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

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Barbiestylez:  I use my Boppy pillow every time I sit down to hold my son. I don’t know if your sister plans to breastfeed or not, but it can be used whether she plans to or not. Granted you can use a pillow and prop that under your arm, but I find I most most comfortable holding my son or taking a nap with that pillow to prop him up.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Aden & anasis swaddle blankets.  I had never heard of them and a friend got them for me.  I freaking loved them!  I also received a pair of sock ons (search them on amazon) and they are amazing!  They keep socks on babies who have a tendency to kick off their socks!  They are now a must have item in all of the baby gifts I give. 

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Anything NOT a blanket! I swear that is 80% of what I got and (while I am grateful) I really could have used stuff tht I NEEDED… like a baby bath, or crib sheets, or a crib liner… essentials. People forget the essentials. A mirror for the backseat of the car so you can see the baby in the rearview mirror. A screen to put on the car window to keep the sun out of the babies face. Things that people would overlook. 

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I put together a basket of lots of goodies for a friend of mine and she loved everything, but seemed most thrilled for the “My Breast Friend” breastfeeding pillow and the mustache pacifier. But in the basket I had the following…

  • My Breast-friend Pillow
  • Chevron Baby Blanket
  • Babyganics Diapers (newborn, then they’re cloth diapering)
  • Babyganics Wipes
  • Spoons
  • Pacifiers
  • Mustache Pacifier
  • 4 Organic Cotton Onesies (cute), Various sizes up to 12 mo
  • Organic Cotton Baby Plush Broccoli
  • Storybook Bible (on her registry)
  • Whole gift was given in a reusable tote

From the entire shower though the best gift was probably from her mother who bought her like 20 Bumgenius cloth diapers and lots of extra inserts. Something really useful like that is a great gift.

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