The Five Best Baby Gift Ideas
So you’ve been invited to a baby shower, and you have no idea what to bring. Why? Because the party is for an infant, and it seems that the usual fare just isn’t going to cut it. You need baby gifts, but when you walk into the typical baby themed store, there are just way too many options. So what do you do?
What to Buy a Baby
The first thing that you will need to do, of course, if determine whether the child is a boy or a girl. Though there are many stores that are doing the best to blur the lines between the genders, there are still many parents who would prefer that you do not buy pink for their male child. In other respects, many toys are the same, but choosing something that is useful is definitely the key to making an impression. The following are a few items that you might want to purchase for an infant child.
Clothes – When it comes right down to it, babies are going to need clothes. Rather than necessarily making this a surprise, do your best to find out what the right size is, and always provide a receipt just in case.
Diapers – Yes, parents already have diapers, there is no question there, but do they have enough? The answer is probably not, and diapers are always going to be expensive. They may in fact be a strain on the parents' finances, and with that being the case, helping them out by buying replacements is going to be a tremendous release of pressure. Consider that when you are buying gifts. When you do purchase diapers, always make sure to purchase organic, or at the very least diapers that use safe materials. You can determine this by looking at the materials list on the back of the box. Don’t worry, you can never go wrong with diapers at a baby shower!
Teething Rings – These might not be used right away, in fact, we can almost guarantee that they will not, but having them on hand will save quite a bit of trouble for the parents later on. If you are not a parent yet, read about how useful teething rings are. When a baby begins to teeth at about one to two years of age, they will actually chew on just about anything they can get their teeth on. This includes the sides of their cribs, windowsills, chairs, tables, people, pets, anything. There are many different types of teething rings on the market, but when you are buying, it would be best to find one of the softer rings, preferably one that is filled with liquid, and definitely one that can be carried about. This is something that will last for quite a while, and the parents will be glad that you thought of it.
Pacifiers – Babies cry, this is simply a fact of life, and having a pacifier is without a doubt one of the best things that you can do when you are a new parent. There are a few different types out there for you to consider. Finding a pacifier is a bit difficult and a matter of trial and error, but if you follow the age suggestions on the packaging, you can't go wrong.
Toys – All babies are going to need toys, and here is where you need to use discretion. Bright colors and noisemakers are usually a hit with newborns, though simple mobiles and stuffed animals are classic gifts, too. Always make sure you buy a good quality toy, even if it costs a bit more. Remember, toys can come in many forms, and most are educational even if they aren't labeled as such. At that age, play is all about discovering the world around the child, so toys can help them learn basic motor skills and more.
Buying toys and other supplies for a newborn child does not need to be difficult, and you will quickly find that there are a plethora of options. Start looking today and make sure you research the different types of toys on the market. Also remember to check out various forums for new parents – it will help more than you think! This research will lead you to the best items made of the best material. It may even help you out when you buy toys for your very own child.