Four Unique and Useful Baby Shower Gift Ideas
Do you have a baby shower coming up and cannot seem to find the perfect gift? You don?t want to buy the generic clothing that the baby will grow out of within the first couple of weeks. You also don?t want to purchase furniture that will cost you hundreds of dollars. You could go with a package of diapers, but that seems a little too impersonal. What are some better options that will be both useful and thoughtful?
Baby crib bedding
A newborn baby goes through a lot of bedding. The parents will appreciate a new crib bedding set, which will reduce the amount of laundry loads they have to do. Also, you are gifting something that is comfortable and promotes sleep. When a newborn baby is comfortable and warm, they are likely to get a better night of sleep. Percale is a great cotton option for crib bedding. Percale is any cotton woven with a 200 thread count or higher and will be more durable than a cotton satin of the same thread count. It is also less likely to pill than cotton satin because it has a denser weave.
Personalized bedding items
If you are looking for a gift that is even more unique and personalized, consider personalizing a bedding item such as a pillowcase or blanket. You can customize it with the babies name or with the date the baby was born. When the baby grows out of its crib, the parents can save the fitted crib sheets and give them to the child when they are. The child might even choose to use the same baby waterproof sheets or monogrammed pillowcase for their own children, one day. Just make sure your sheets are waterproof to ensure that they last for a long time.
Comfortable baby bathing items
Babies also need a lot of baths. Bath time can relax them and can be an important bonding time for the parents. Babies actually need two to three baths a week in warm, not hot, water to stay clean. The first step to a great baby bath is to find the perfect temperature and then fill the bathtub with no more than two to three inches of water. Gift the parent?s bath items that will make bath time easier and more relaxing. Items include baby soap, baby bubbles, and even warm clothing after the bath is over.
Hypoallergenic crib sheets
Babies are also very sensitive for the first couple months of their life. Hypoallergenic crib sheets can be more expensive, so the parents are sure to appreciate the gift. The hypoallergenic crib sheets can act as a baby sheet protector or baby sheet savers also. Just remember, hypoallergenic crib sheets do not have to be uncomfortable and comfort is still important to promote sleep. Simply put, thread count is the number of threads that are woven into one square inch of fabric. This number is based on the threads woven horizontally (known as weft) and vertically (known as warp). Extra treads can also be woven into the weft threads to increase the thread count. Higher thread counts are going to be more comfortable and last for a longer period of time.
It can be difficult to come up with the perfect baby shower gift. You do not yet know the baby and purchasing a generic gift does not feel very personal. A great gift option is anything that promotes comfort and quality sleep for the baby. The parents will appreciate it and will enjoy the extra bedding. It is important, however, to remember that babies might also require hypoallergenic sheets and sheet protectors.