A baby shower is a party where you celebrate an upcoming birth of a new baby. It is also an occasion where friends and families, help the parents gather stuff for their babies as baby gear/items can get quite costly. you may have an impending question, "What should I ask for a baby gift?" Can I ask for expensive quality items? or, is it too much? This is what we're going to find out!
To give you a little bit of history about baby showers, they started in America in the late 40s and 50s. It was the baby boomers era; this occasion helped provide the mothers with suitable functional home goods. As the tradition continues, the modern version of baby showers includes games and welcomes male friends, not like before, when it was an all-female event.
What is a Baby Registry?
Having a baby registry will make things easier for new parents in terms of buying what their baby needs. Coming up with a list, you can help your loved ones know the things you need, avoid duplication, and they will feel glad to give you the items that you asked for. Having a list can also let you know the items you still need to buy for your little one.
Can you ask for an expensive quality item? or is it unnecessary? Based on the Baby shower etiquette, you can ask your family or close friends to buy the costly stuff. If you are comfortable asking friends about it, then let it be. You can also assign 2 or more friends to a specific baby shower gift if the item's cost is expensive.
What should I put on my Baby Registry?
We have created a list to help you save time and decide which essential baby products should you add to your baby registry. Since there are a lot of brands to choose from, we suggest doing your research about the features, advantages of each product, how it helps you as a parent, and how it will suit your baby's needs. We recommend to choose items that are organic, chemical-free, fragrance-free, and most importantly, JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association) certified.
For the Nursery:
Bassinet Cot/Crib Crib mattress Cot/Crib accessories, beddings, etc. Changing table Dresser Changing Pad Changing Mat Mobile Night Lamp Storage Baskets Rocking chair Comfy chair (for breastfeeding, reading books, etc.) Baby monitor Sound machine (for white noise) Nursery Decor Humidifier Bins for storage
Singlets Jumpsuits Undershirts/Shirts Sleepers/Pajamas Rompers Baby hats Sun hat Winter baby hat Baby socks 2 jackets or cardigans (for winter) mittens Burp towels Swaddle blanket Wearable sleep sack Baby towel Washcloths Bathrobe Baby Belly Band (for gas & colic) Hamper
Baby bottles Pacifier Silicon Bibs Bottle warmer Bottle Sterilizer Formula Dry formula dispenser Bottle & Nipple brush Breastmilk storage containers Baby food blender/ maker Baby utensils Baby-friendly plates (with suction at the bottom can be helpful) Sippy cups Small bowls Teethers Dishwasher basket for small baby items Bottle drying rack
Baby carrier Baby stroller Baby sling Car seat Baby high chair Nursing pillow Playmat Baby swing Baby bouncer Playpen Portable changing station
Baby body soap Baby shampoo Baby oil Baby sunscreen Baby lotion Baby powder Cloth Diapers (if you're into using cloth diapers) Disposable Diapers Baby wipes Cotton Balls or swabs Diaper rash cream Diaper bag Diaper pail Baby nail clippers Baby toothbrush and toothpaste Baby hairbrush Bath toys Baby tub Baby bath seat Bulb syringe/suction bulbs
Baby thermometer Baby first aid kit Baby gate Furniture Anchor Cabinet/Drawer Latches Outlet covers Fireplace bumper Corner guards Toilet lock
Nursing pads Nursing bra Nursing cover Breast pump Nipple cream
These are the only basic items that you and your baby can use. In this modern-age, there are a lot of baby products out there that can bring convenience to parents. You can search for other trending baby items that can help you efficiently take care of your little one and help make your parenting more easier.