When it comes to buying gifts these days, many of us prefer practical gifts. Choosing practical gifts even extends when there is a need of giving baby gifts. There are various occasions that require baby gifts, perhaps the most famous one is the baby shower. Buying practical baby gifts, however, can be a bit daunting sometimes. It's a challenge for a gift-giver to be torn between cute and cuddly baby toys and baby blankets and diapers.
So what are the solutions for this uncertainty?
If you are a gift-giver who prefers giving baby toys, don't worry because you can still apply practicality to the toys. Before buying anything, consider first the safety and educational value of the toys you want to give. Apparently, it needs you to choose age-appropriate toys. If you are gifting a newborn, avoid electronic toys or toys that have sharp edges. Skip toys that have small removable parts as well, because they can pose choking hazard for the newborn. Instead, settle for toys made of soft fabric. Toys that have bright colors and produce sounds are also great for babies. It would also be much better if those items can move. There are also practical gifts that can be used during playtime, like a new mat for the baby's play area. Mats can be quite handy, which is great especially when going out with a baby that is starting to crawl.
If you are planning to give clothing as a baby gift, skip on buying too many of the same kind. Keep in mind that babies grow so fast and chances are clothes you give will get easily outgrown. When you choose clothes, consider as well the current season and the next. Giving baby clothes that fit in both warm and cold season makes an awesome idea, but just make sure that the clothes that the child will wear in the next season still fit on him/her. Consider clothes that are larger than the age of the infant, because most often during baby showers, it is very common to gift the mom-to-be infant clothes. So adding another set in the infant-age size would really be too much. Choose baby clothes that are made pure natural fabric - go for organic items, in short!
Other layettes such as baby blankets, bibs, and burp cloths also make practical gifts. These items are actually easy to make unique. Simply have them personalized with the baby's name or initials. You can also get very creative in wrapping or packaging these items. One creative idea is to present them in a nice baby gift basket. Feel free to add some extra gifts that the new mom will also love such as baby powder, lotion, soap, shampoo, rash cream, and oil.
Baby diapers are simply practical. But to make them become unique baby gifts, one excellent idea is to organize them to mimic a real baby shower cake. Making a diaper baby cake is actually quite easy. Your final creation will definitely become a hit at the party. Usually, baby diaper cakes include some other cute baby accessories such as rattles, teething rings, teddies, and more.
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