I love attending baby’s bowers , it’s like a grown up version of the tea party games I used to play with my cousins when we were younger.
It’s all fun and games until you have to think of a gift for the mommy to be. Some feel awkward asking the mom to be what they would like and some moms actually don’t know what they would like , well today’s post will help you offer a meaningful , helpful, cute and useful gift to a mom to be or new mom.
We going to break this down in sections by the baby’s stage (1-3/3-6/6-9/9-12) , so you are not overwhelmed with the info.
Gifts before baby is born
This is the best time to give a gift because you can buy literally anything , as we can assume that the mom is still preparing the new addition.
Good straight forward gifts that welcome the baby are great:
- Blankets (not more than 2)
- Receiving blankest (not more than 2)
- New born clothes (not more than 3 as babies grow very quickly)
- A set of hats, hand muffles and little socks
- Milk bottles and accessories such as milk warmers, bottles sanitizes etc
- New born nappies ( if you know the parents preferences)
- Baby bathtubs or things for bath time
- Manicure sets for babies
- Changing Pads
- Dipper Bag
- Nursing Pillow
I personally avoid all types of toiletries for babies, because 1. i don’t know the brand the mom will use, 2. many babies are born with sensitive skin and end up not using any of those commercial products.I used 100% glycerine soap for an eternity.
Gift from 1-3 months
At this stage baby is here, and now mom knows exactly what she needed. It is your chance to step in and buy things that help mom with transportation of the baby.
- Cute weather appropriate clothes are always a winner
- Car seats
- Baby carriers
- Sun umbrellas ( yes, i never though of this until i got as a gift)
- Baby monitor
- Breast Pump
Gifts from 3-6 months
Gifts that help mom cope with the new baby are the best at this stage.
- Bouncer Seat
- Baby swing
- Play mat
- Baby gym
Gifts from 6-9 months
Cute clothes with sayings are ALWAYS a nice gift. Just make sure you know the kgs of the baby before you buy , it’s more accurate than buying according to months.
At this point baby is starting solid food and juices. Feeding supplies will be good at this stage. Things like little plates, bowls, baby cutlery , sippy cups, splat mat,baby food maker interesting bibs will definitely be welcomed.
Teething will also start sometime soon, so teething toys are also a good idea.
Gifts from 9-12 months
At this point you can start introducing toys (YAY). But let’s be smart about the toys you buy, stick to toys that entertain the baby. Luckily those same toys help develop sensor and motor skills.
Stay away from small toys that can easily be a shocking hazard. HINT: If it can go through the toilet paper roll hole, it is a shocking hazard
Gifts for All months
These gifts are welcome at any stage.
- Weather appropriate clothes
- Digital Thermometer
- Baby nail scissors and clippers
- Bulb Syringe
- Blankets/ Receivers
- Waterproof mattress pad
- Hooded Bath towels
When buying gifts for a baby, remember you are technically buying it for the mom, so try to go according to her tastes. If you know she truly despises the color pink, don’t go buying pink things as a gift for her baby.
Hope these guidelines help out. Mommies adore receiving gifts for her babies, if you unsure keep it simple, and you will never go wrong.