So your friend is expecting a baby. You know what else she’s expecting? An amazing baby shower gift. This is your cue to bag something that is cute, thoughtful, unique and useful. That’s right. While something for the shelf will look pretty in the nursery, what mama-to-be really wants and needs are practical pressies that she can use on a daily basis. We know what you’re thinking… Where’s the fun in that? Well, the good news is we’ve put together a list of useful – and adorable – gift ideas. Bag one of these useful baby shower gifts and mama-to-be will be very happy come baby shower day.
If you’ve been asked to plan your friend’s baby shower, you may be feeling a little intimidated. From guest lists to party favours, there is a lot to think of, and that’s before you’ve even got onto the tricky topic of baby shower games. Finding suitable and inclusive entertainment for a diverse group of ladies, some who may never have met, is a daunting prospect. Fortunately, there are plenty of activities that help to break the ice and bring people together for a fun-filled baby shower. Read on for our suggestions…
When I was pregnant, I looked at my second-time-mum mates as if they were mamma veterans. They seemed so secure and sorted, while I was utterly clueless. Admittedly the latter is true, I was clueless. But I’ve since come to realise that even second-time mums need a little TLC, which is why baby showers shouldn’t just be reserved for the newbies. Continue reading
Let’s not beat around the bush – one of the perks of being pregnant is that you get to have a baby shower. Obviously it’s not just the presents; it’s the ritual – the hesitant shaking to the friend what’s in there, that first pull on the ribbon, the uncontrolled joy of tearing through pretty paper in a whirl of delight and anticipation – it’s utter bliss. Until, that is, you open up your fourth baby thermometer and realise that for the next few weeks you won’t just be lugging round a belly the size of a watermelon, but also a bag of items that need to be returned to baby boutiques all over town. Suddenly that baby registry seems like an awfully good idea. To help avoid a burst of gifts you can’t use, I’ve picked some great items to include on your wish list (hint, hint to friends and family). Put them on your registry NOW and that way your baby won’t end up with a wardrobe full of ill-fitting onesies on baby shower day.
I’m rocketing towards my due date now and I don’t mind saying, the prospect that life will never be the same again is starting to give me the heebie jeebies. In honour of all the mum-to-bes out there who are feeling apprehensive about how life will change come D Day, I’ve put together this list of fun things to do before your baby arrives.