Proper Baby Shower Gifts and Etiquette

Shopping for the proper gifts for a baby shower can be trouble-free experience if you know where to begin. Start with the baby shower registry. Parents can register at a minimum of two locations for the baby shower. For expecting parents, it may take time to complete the registry; however, this list of selected items will save time and money once the baby is born. It will also significantly reduce the possibility of duplicate gifts. All invitations should include the gift registry information. Guest can select appropiate gifts by referring to this wish list of baby items. In return, this will create a relaxed atmosphere for the expecting mother as well as the baby shower guest. Choosing a proper baby shower gift eliminates disappointment at the shower when selected gifts are duplicated continuously.

Parents today can select from a wide range of exceptional gifts for newborns. These gifts include a large collection of memorable keepsake items. Photo albums, scrapbooks, personalized banks, toys and pillows are fantastic gifts. Keepsake items are great gifts because they reflect the time in which the child was born and allows him or her to reflect on this period of time as an adult.

The Acoustic Relaxation Machine is usually on the gift registry list. This device plays soft and soothing music and sounds to relax the infant and make it easier for him or her to fall asleep. Some of the music and sound may include ocean waves or the sound of a heartbeat.

Diapers, clothes, bottles and bibs will never go out of style. These items are usually needed during the baby’s first year. These items can be presented in a gift basket or by diaper cake. The diaper cake is creative presentation of diapers stacked on top of each other to resemble a cake. It’s a superb way to present a practical gift.

Let’s not forget about the mom. Acceptable gifts for the new mother can include all natural products, such as, lotions, shampoo, and soaps. A quality diaper bag would also assist the new mom with the organization of the baby’s items for travel.

For the posh shopper there are unlimited collections for the newborn. Grandparents can purchase items from the registry if parents have created a theme for the nursery. These items can include a bassinet, changing tables, strollers, and an armoire. Some grandparents can chose more personalized items such as silver spoons, banks, bracelets and necklaces.

It is important to remember to stick to the gift registry. It allows the parents to select items that they need. When items are duplicated it causes unnecessary trips to the mall and takes away precious time that can be spent with the new family. All thank you cards should be mailed with in a two week period. All gift cards should be placed in the box or bag of gifts at the shower after opening the gifts. This will make it easier to identify the buyer. Baby showers are a great way to show the expecting mother that she is appreciated and supported by her friends and family.