There is nothing more exciting than a baby shower. This especially true when the recipient is a brand new mommy. Although there aren’t really any wrong gifts to get on this occasion, choosing the right gift can really make a huge difference in a new mother’s life.
A new born baby feeds approximately every two hours or so. At times, it can seem like all you do is feed and change your baby. You really can’t imagine how many diapers a newborn goes through on a daily basis until you have experienced it for yourself. Not only is this costly, but it can be cause some pretty unpleasant odors. One of the most useful gifts that I got when my first child was born was a dirty diaper container. These specialized containers keep dirty diapers separate from your other garbage and will close air tight to keep the stink to a minimum. It may not be the most glamorous gift but it ranks very high on the useful scale.
Vibrating Baby Chairs
It may sound silly but my favorite gift of all is a vibrating baby chair. There are times in an infants life when it is almost impossible to calm them down. Whether they are in pain because of gas or some other discomfort, there is only so much you can do. Both my children went though good and bad phases and it seemed that the only way to console them was by placing them in their vibrating chairs. They would settle down almost immediately and it wouldn’t be long until they were fast asleep. This little gem didn’t just give them some relief, but it also gave me a chance to catch my breath. It was a real life saver and would make an amazing gift for any mom.
Musical Sound Machines
Another fun and useful gift is a musical sound machine. This device can be strapped to the side of a crib and play soothing sound and lullabies all while putting on a calming light show. Both of my sons had an underwater themed sound machine. It made their first few night in the crib alone much easier on them. When they are younger they find the soothing sounds comforting and as they get a little older they seem to enjoy the lullabies.
Choose any of these gifts and I guarantee you will not just make the new mommy happy, you will make the next few months or years of her life just a little bit easier.