When you are expecting a baby and getting close to the big day, you’re likely going to have family and friends asking to hold a baby shower for you. This type of event has become increasingly popular over recent years, with many mums-to-be enjoying the chance to relax with friends before the baby makes an entrance to the world.
A baby shower is also a great way for you to get items in preparation for the arrival of your new bundle of joy. Raising an infant can be very expensive, and for many new mums the baby shower is a great way to get some of the essentials that are crucial for after the baby is born. In order to ensure you get the items you need it is a good idea to create an online wish list for your friends and family to access. In this article, we will look at some of the key items to put on your baby shower wish list.
Essential Items to Add
From bedding and clothes through to personalized gifts for women, there are all sorts of purchases your friends and family can make for your baby shower. However, creating a wish list can help to ensure you do not get items you will not really use, and you don’t get duplicate items. Some items to include on the list are:
One ideal gift to add to your wish list is a steriliser for your little one’s bottles, breast pump and dummies. These can be costly to buy depending on which type you go for, but are also essential for your baby’s safety and well being. Having someone purchase this for you as a gift beforehand will ensure you are prepared and will save you a good amount of money.
All new mums want to be able to keep a close eye on their infant, even at night and when the little one is asleep. However, you also need to rest or get on with other things around the home. With a baby monitor, either audio or visual, you can keep an eye or ear out for your baby while getting on with other things.
When you are taking your baby out and about, you need to be able to carry supplies such as nappies, wipes, and other essentials with ease. With this in mind, asking for a changing bag on your wish list is a great idea. You can get some really stylish ones that double up as a handbag. My tip is to get a back pack style one, they’re easier to carry.
Another item that can be a big expense for a new parent is buying a stroller, but this is essential if you want to take your little one out and about in safety. You could add this to your wish list and allow some friends or family members to group together to purchase it, or maybe get some accessories for the one you’ve chosen, like a raincover, buggy organiser or footmuff..
Benefit from Being Prepared
By creating a wish list for your friends and family in time for your baby shower, you can look forward to being properly prepared for the arrival of your baby. In addition, this saves your friends and family lots of stress and confusion, as it means they will know exactly what to get for you rather than just guessing.
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