Fun little fact, it’s been reported that mid-September is the most birthday-packed time of the year! Which means, right around this time you are probably being invited to one or more baby shower party! I’ve personally only been to two baby showers, and both time I recall not having a clue on what gift to buy. I’ve done some research for you, and I’ve rounded up a list of practical baby shower gifts for the new parents out there!
Practical Baby Shower Gifts For New Parents | Philips Avent Natural Baby Bottles
This post is in collaboration with Philips Avent and PTPA. All opinions are my own
When it comes to baby shower gift ideas, I like to be practical. Sure, a cute toy is a nice gesture, but I’d much rather give a gift that mom and dad can put to use immediately.
A tip for you: Check if the soon to be parents have a baby registry set up. This makes shopping for a gift so much easier because mom and dad already know what they want. Some baby registries even offer the option to buy the gift and ship it directly to the new parents. No baby registry? No worries, the list that I’ve rounded up are items that most (if not all) parents will be able to use for their little bundle of joy.
Diapers & wipes
Seriously, I think I went through a box of diapers every two days those first couples of months. I use at least a box of wipes per week. Trust me; new parents will need these two items, aplenty! And don’t feel shy about asking the parents which diaper & wipes brand they prefer! For the diapers, you can buy different sizes as well.
A baby monitor
Confession, those first months of bringing my daughter home, I was a hot mess! I had major anxiety about leaving her alone. I even took her to the bathroom with me a couple of times while I showered. When Jazzy was about 2, I got a baby monitor to help promote independent play, and it’s been a HUGE help! A baby will help ease the anxiety new parents often feel about leaving their baby alone.
Not sure what to get them and no baby registry? A gift card is a great place to go. Parents can grab what they’re missing or need for the baby. I would suggest getting parents gift cards for groceries, meal delivery services, pharmacy, and other places that will be useful.
Whether the baby will be exclusively breastfed or not, the Philips Avent Natural Baby Bottles are just right!
About the Philips Avent Natural Bottles
The wide breast shaped nipple promotes natural latch on similar to the breast, making it easy for your baby to combine breast and bottle feeding.
Petals inside the nipple increase softness and flexibility without nipple collapse. Your baby will enjoy a more comfortable and contented feed.
Innovative twin valve designed to reduce colic and discomfort by venting air into the bottle and not baby’s tummy.
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The Philips Avent Natural All-in-one Gift Set also comes with 3 Philips Avent Natural Bottles, a bottle warmer, two pacifiers, one bottle brush, and a microwave sterilizer. It’s an excellent start-up set for new parents.
Any of the gift ideas mentioned above would be excellent for soon to be parents. What other practical gift ideas can you think of for new parents?