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Practical Baby Shower Gifts

Before the baby shower, it’s important that every guest that plans to attend purchases a gift for the expected arrival. Each guest wants to pick out the perfect gift, but it can be hard to choose, especially when there is so much to choose from. In any case, those attending the baby shower want to purchase a useful gift for both the parents and the baby.

In some cases, the parents may have set up a baby shower gift registry at a store. This makes gift buying for guests much easier, as they can choose gifts that the parents have already picked out. This narrows down the list of possible baby shower gifts, and those purchasing them know that the parents will make good use of them.

However, not all parents set up a gift registry, which makes it harder for guests to choose the right gift. If you are unsure of what baby shower gift to purchase, visit a local store that has baby items and look around. It’s important that you determine your budget so that you know what you can afford. It may also be helpful to ask the parents what kind of gifts they need.

If you are still clueless as to what present to buy, here are a few ideas to consider. Below are three gifts that are perfect for any baby shower.

1. Car seat

Buying a car seat as a baby shower gift is a great choice. A car seat is necessary the day that the parents and baby leave the hospital. When buying a car seat, you will want to find one that is well-designed and suitable for the baby. You will find that there are different types of car seats available, ranging from infant to in-toddler. It’s definitely best to buy an infant-toddler car seat as it will be useful until the baby is about 25lbs. Also when looking for car seats, do some research on brands. Use online websites to look for reviews of certain car seats to see which one is the safest.

2. Stroller with a diaper bag

Every baby is going to need a stroller, and mom and dad will surely thank you for it. Strollers are great as they are a safe place to put babies. They are extremely useful, especially when it comes time to travel to a different location, or just to go outside. Baby strollers are also a great way for mom to get exercise. To add a little more to your gift, you can find a matching diaper bag and fill it with diapers and maybe a pacifier, a bib, and wipes. All of these are items that are needed when traveling or on the go.

3. Playtime toys

What do babies do? Sleep, eat, cry, and of course, play. Play is extremely important for babies, as it allows their brains to continue to grow and learn new things. Playtime toys are great for a newborn baby. Try to find ones that are soft. You can also choose toys that have different materials, make noises, light-up, or a combination of these things. A mat to go with the toys is also a good idea.

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