“If you know someone who is about to become a new mother, you may be thinking about putting together a baby gift basket for her. A new baby gift basket can be a wonderful gift for a baby shower, a welcome home baby party, or even just to give to someone that you know is becoming a new mother. When two people become parents for the first time, they do not necessarily know everything that they will need for when the baby arrives. Even if this is the parent’s second, third, or even forth or more baby, there are little things that parents do not necessarily remember that they will need.
Preparing A Baby Gift Basket For A New Mom
Preparing a gift basket for a first time mother is exciting and fun. This is especially true if you are already a mother yourself and know what this woman is in for. You know exactly what type of things to put in the baby gift basket, even things that the mother would not even think of.
So what are some items to put in your baby gift basket? The most important thing for a first time mom baby gift basket is to put in essential items. A first time mother will remember things like bottles if she plans on bottle feeding, binkies or pacifiers, clothing for the baby, baby socks, and bibs. However, there are plenty of items that she possibly will not even think of. These are the items to put in your gift basket! If she is planning on breastfeeding, you can make an entire baby gift basket filled with just breastfeeding essentials. Put in some nipple cream for cracked nipples, breast feeding friendly binkies or pacifiers, breast pads (you could even purchase some very nice, reusable Lilypadz that will last her for many months!), a breast pump, nursing tank tops, nursing bras (if you know her size, of course), and a nursing in public breastfeeding cover up. Other items you could put in a neutral baby gift basket are receiving blankets (you can never have enough!), extra sleepers, large bibs, larger sized clothes (she will get plenty of newborn clothes!), and diapers.
Preparing A Baby Gift Basket For An Experienced Mom
You can also prepare a baby gift basket for an experienced mother. An experienced mother who is breastfeeding can always use the above described breastfeeding baby gift basket. A bottle feeding mother could use new bottles, bottle cleaning materials, and even formula or gift cards for formula. In addition, an experienced mom could use a gift basket that is filled with quick and easy recipes to prepare for dinner or lunch for the family.
A baby gift basket is a great idea for any expectant mother!”