Baby Shower Gift Registry
Ok, so here's a great reason to opt for a gift registry website like MyThofa.com.
You're having a baby shower. These days the intention of a baby shower is for a close woman friend or family member to host a gift giving party for the expecting mother. As the parent to be, you may have an idea as to what you would like for your baby in terms of:
1 - Diapers- normal diapers or cloth or the in between diapers you get these days or no diapers. Will you use wipes or cotton and olive oil or always wash them? Huggies NewBorn, Cotton Cloth Nappies, EIO Baby Infant Washable Reusable Pocket Nappy Diaper Covers with Inserts (Pack of 3), Huggies Cucumber and Aloe Thick Baby Wipes, 80s Pack Combo of 2 Packs (White), Pampers wipes, Cotton Balls for Baby .
2 - Feeding- Breast or Bottle or both? You may need bottle sterilisers. Maybe an anti colic bottle or a natural teat to help when combining bottle and breast feeding. Think about gripe water and teething gels etc.
Philips Avent Natural Bottle 125ml (Single Pack), True Anti-Colic Glass Bottle with Protective Plastic Cover (240ml), Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Complete Starter Set, When Your Baby Won't Stop Crying: A Parent's Guide to Colic Paperback – Import, Apr 2006, Balguti Syrup by Green pharamcy, BONJELA TEETHING GEL, Lansinoh HPA Lanolin - 100% Natural.
3 - Clothes for the first six months- neutral colours, plain whites or gender specific bright colours.
Baby Clothes for Newborn Infant Girl Boy Cotton Rompers Bodysuit Onsies Complete Summer Clothing Set , Gift (LBCOTRP1099, 0 - 6 Months), Muslin Baby Swaddle Blankets - 4 Pack, By Ickle1 Unisex X - Large Best Newborn Receiving Blankets for Boys & Girls in Stylish Designs - 100% Muslin Soft Cotton Baby Swaddle Wrap And Best Baby Gift, Tantra Pinch Romper ,Dark Violet, Gerber Unisex-Baby Newborn 3 Pack Longsleeve Mitten Cuff Onesies Brand, White, Newborn, HALO SleepSack Micro-Fleece Swaddle, Cream, Small.
4 - Bath products- all natural or Johnson and Johnson type products or hypersensitive, hypoallergenic, fragrance free. Maybe you have a specific brand in mind. Maybe you have specific products for nappy creams or stuffy nose soothing ointments.
Ancient Living Baby Bath powder-100gm, Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Bath Lavender & Vanilla 18 Ounce, Others Baby Bath Tub Foldable, Mee Mee Compact Baby Bather (Blue), Burt's Bees Baby Bee Nourishing Fragrance Free Lotion.
5 - Baby Room- is it themed, would you choose a crib, a cot, or a baby hammock? Will you need a cupboard,bookshelf, a toy box and/or a changing table. How about a baby monitor- will it be video or audio. Do you have a specific brand in mind. How about night lights and lamps or decorative fairy lights. Will you choose a music system for classical music in their room? Will you have a vaporiser or a humidifier. Maybe a mosquito net? Only you will know what suits your home and your taste including fabrics, curtains, decal wall stickers etc.
BreathableBaby Breathable Bumper for Portable and Cradle Cribs (White), Snug Harbor 3 Piece Baby Crib Bedding Set by Wendy Bellissimo, Multipro Indian Style Ghodiyu Born Baby Sleep Swing Cradle, Pink, Mothertouch Baby Cot Dx (Light Blue) , Graco Pack 'n Play Playard with Automatic Folding Feet - Tinker (Green/Grey), CuddlyCoo Baby Hammock - Cradle - (Blue), Clevamama 60 x 120 ClevaBed Cot Mattress Protector - Fitted (White), Alrens(TM) Cute Elephant Butterflies Acrylic Mirror Surface DIY 3D Wall Sticker Baby's Room Nursery Decor Creative Mural Decal Art Home Decoration Gift for Kids, Badger Basket Baby Changing Table with Six Baskets Espresso, Ollington Street Toy Box - Jungle Print, Motorola MBP36S Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor with 3.5-Inch Color LCD Screen, Remote Camera Pan, Tilt, and Zoom.
6 - Strollers, car seats, food processor, breast pump, milk bags, extra swing crib for downstairs or for your parents home?
LuvLap Sunshine Baby Stroller (Orange), Maxi-Cosi Mico 30 Infant Car Seat, Red Rumor, Baby Food Maker - Sage Spoonfuls Award-Winning All Natural Baby Food System - "Homemade Essentials" Package with Immersion Blender and Food Processor, Glass Storage Jars, Trays, and Recipe Book, Medela Swing Breast Pump (Yellow), Medela Pump and Save Breastmilk Bag - 20 Pieces.
As you can see, having a baby could potentially be an expensive affair in the beginning. Some of us like to go with the flow and buy as we deem fit but others love to organise everything before the baby gets here as to save all the running around after. Both are A-OK. Please don't feel pressured to overthink everything because your baby will surprise you and you may need to adjust to her needs.
Point is, there are the basics you can cover or go all out which seems to be the trend these days. Why not? Preparing for a baby is so exhilarating.
Through MyThofa.com, you can set up a gift registry and shop online for the products you have in mind. Remember to use the search function if you cannot find what you are looking for. The products in our categories are just examples to get you started. The Search Function should be your best friend.
When choosing your gifts- Choose as many as possible to make sure your friends have a good range to pick from. This way they can select what suits them best, price and taste wise. Also, the more you choose, the more you are surprised when you get the gift, you won't know exactly what it is. How exciting right???? It will be a gift you are sure to love and still excited to find out about. Win-win!!
After choosing your gifts, all you have to do is invite your friends and family to take a look. If they plan on buying you a gift, they will love you for saving them time and energy and all the confusion. Plus they will love to spend money on something they know you will use. Again, Win-Win!!
If you worry your friends and family will misunderstand. Write a beautiful message explaining they are not pressurised to buy you anything but if they choose to buy a gift to please take a look at some of your ideas on the registry. Maybe explain you have a theme in mind or your baby room is small so you can't fill it with too much. Or you love the idea of your baby being surrounded by gifts your friends and family have bought. Imagine how personal that would feel for you and for those who visit you to see what they bought is used in such a lovely way. They will always understand. Plus this helps them the most.
If a friend is organising your party, she will love you for taking care of the gifting bit and she can concentrate on the party bit of the shower!
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