If you are gearing up to attend a baby shower for an expecting family member or a friend and running out of ideas to bring a unique gift, this article is meant just for you.
A baby gift basket can be a fun, useful as well as a thoughtful gift for an expecting mother.
Baby Gift Baskets- Right way to Choose One
To begin with, you need to determine whether an expecting mother has any special needs or preferences. For instance, it would be inappropriate to gift a mother with bottles or formula feeding supplies if a mother intends to breastfeed her baby.
Most mothers generally have strong preferences about how they plan to clothe, feed or diaper their babies. Therefore, it is important to keep few things in mind while presenting a mother with a basket for the baby.
Different Types of Baskets You Can Present to a Baby
Diaper Supplies Basket- A basket full of diapers, all in different colours, shapes and designs will make an impressive gift for a newborn. Add diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream, baby powder, diaper wipes warmer, waterproof diaper changing pads, pail liners for the diaper pail and a dirty diaper bag to put all the used diapers in.
Adding all the above stuff in a basket will make a really useful gift for the newborn.
Bath-time Basket- Another type of basket that you can prepare for a baby is the unique bath-time basket. You can use the baby bathtub in place of a basket in this case and fill it with different bath supplies.
You can include soft hooded baby towel, a baby sized bathrobe, baby lotion, baby oil, baby soap, baby shampoo, baby soft wash clothes, as well as cute rubber bath toys in the basket.
You must arrange the basket in an attractive manner in order to create a high impact on the parents.
Mealtime Basket- This can be a little tricky, as you should know whether the baby is being breastfed or bottle-fed before preparing a basket. For the mothers who intend to breastfeed their babies, prepare a basket with ‘The art of breastfeeding’ book, burp clothes, a lanolin cream, a sling so that a baby can easily be carried, a nursing pillow and a music CD.
While for bottle-feeding mothers, you will have to prepare a totally different basket, which will include choices of bottles, a bottle-drying rack, a bottle warmer as well as burp clothes.
In order to make your mealtime basket more impressive, fill in your basket with shredded gift papers and arrange all gift items in an attractive manner.