Traditional baby shower gifts typically include a variety of onesies, bibs, washcloths and other common yet essential items every new parent needs for their bundle of joy. However, when pondering baby shower gift ideas, consider three useful but clever gifts that will surprise and delight the mom-to-be.
Designed for babies who are able to sit up on their own, the Bobalong is a unique way to eliminate dropped bottles and pacifiers. How many times have you seen a poor, frustrated mom picking up baby’s bottle that has dropped from the stroller or infant seat for the umpteenth time? The Bobalong eliminates the dropped bottle frustrations. It’s an easy-to-wear vest that keeps a bottle or pacifier within baby’s reach but safe from falling to the ground. Its thoughtful design puts baby’s safety first with a bottle sleeve that can’t be worked up and around the neck. It’s a truly useful baby shower gift any new mom will appreciate. Pair it with the whimsical baby bottle bank (in blue or pink) for a fun, unique present.
Portable Changing Mat
Every new mom can use a multipurpose, portable changing mat, because you never know when or where you may need to perform a diaper change. Parents today are on-the-go, and any type of baby accessory that allows easy, safe and sanitary changing capabilities is a winner. There are several great portable changing mats available. Look for one that serves multiple purposes such as a diaper bag that opens easily into an extra-wide changing mat with convenient storage for wipes, ointment/lotions, diapers and other essentials.
Take this idea to the next level by creating a theme gift that features not only the changing mat but a package of diapers, wipes, lotion and hand sanitizer. Add a personalized key tag with the family name for a finishing touch.
Self-warming baby bottle
Innovative baby products make it easier than ever for families to maintain their active lifestyle even after the arrival of a new baby. When baby is ready to take a bottle, breast milk or formula at body temperature is often the most preferred by the baby. A self-warming baby bottle can make feeding the baby super-easy when traveling. There are several models on the market, including the Yoomi, the Iiamo® Go and the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Travel Bottle and Food Warmer. Create a bottle-themed gift and place the self-warming bottle in a basket lined with a soft baby blanket and a DIY set of small baby bottles filled with several of mom’s (and dad’s) favorite candies.