A front carrier that holds your baby close to your chest not only promotes bonding, but you’ll also be able to use two hands to get things done around the house.
Not the most glamorous gift, but considering newborns go through an average of 8 to 10 diapers a day, it’s a helpful one.
Playtex Diaper Genie II Elite™ System:
Hands-free, odor-inhibiting, germ-fighting diaper disposal? It’s every parents dream!
If you don’t quite get the swaddle fold down pat, register for some swaddling blankets that have Velcro flaps that make things easier.
Electric breast pump:
An electric breast pump
is ideal if you will be pumping a lot or plan on returning to work while nursing. Another bonus of pumping: other people can feed your baby while you get some much-needed rest! Why not register for bottles that mimic breastfeeding and a storage kit so you can pump, store, and feed in a single system, too?
You are going to cherish each and every photo of your beautiful baby so why not make them good ones?
Baby nail clippers:
You’re going to take one look at those tiny fingernails and say, “I’m supposed to clip those?” Be prepared with a pair of infant-sized nail clippers. Here’s a tip if you’re nervous: Try trimming nails while your baby is sleeping.
Really, really cute baby outfits:
Soft pastel booties. Footsy pajamas. Little hats with teddy bear ears. Who can resist?
Another good idea is to ask your friends who have kids what their favorite shower gifts were. Which were most useful? Which were the most fun? Which ones had the most sentimental value? You may get some great suggestions.