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Gifts To Put On Your Baby Shower Wish List

Gracie Watkins
Are you organising a baby shower? A baby shower can be a wonderful experience for expectant parents, where friends and family can express their excitement and anticipation for the forthcoming arrival with gifts, party games and merrymaking. While asking for specific gifts may seem somewhat impertinent, supplying your guests with a wish list is an excellent way to ensure you are fully prepared for parenthood. Here are some useful items to add to your lift. 

Diapers And Wipes

You can never have too many packs of diapers and wipes! Young babies may need changing as many as 10 or 12 times a day, and on average, a baby can go through between 2,000 and 2,200 diapers in their first year - that’s a lot of diapers. When caring for a baby, running to the store when you’re out of diapers or wipes can be a nightmare, so make sure you have plenty in stock in varying sizes for your new arrival. 


Your growing baby will go through clothes at an alarming rate. While many expectant parents put “newborn clothes” on their baby shower wishlists, it is important to note that your tiny bundle of joy won’t stay tiny for very long - your baby’s clothes will be too big for them one day and too snug the next. As such, request a range of clothes in varying sizes so you always have something on hand that fits. This is also an excellent way to acquire adorable garments and accessories you may not have chosen yourself. 

Books And Toys

Reading to your baby is one of the most beneficial things you can do for their cognitive development, aiding language acquisition and boosting their communication skills. With such a vast range of excellent baby books available, your guests can provide your family with an ample library, instilling a love of literature from day one. Additionally, enjoyable, educational toys and puzzles are always welcome if you want to fill your baby’s nursery with fun and enrichment. 

Baby Skincare

Once your precious little one has arrived, caring for their soft, fragile skin will be crucial for a happy, healthy baby. Baby skin is structurally and functionally immature compared to adult skin, making it prone to dryness, rashes and breakage. However, supporting the health of your baby’s skin with infant-appropriate skincare products, free from fragrance and alcohol, will help keep it soft, supple and moisturised. As such, don’t forget to add baby skincare to your wish list. 

Nursery Furniture

Adding nursery furniture to your wish list may seem like a big ask - after all, high-quality baby cots tend not to be cheap - some guests may decide to pool their finances to buy you something a little more expensive. While you may already have the basics for your baby’s nursery, such as a bassinet and changing table, extra storage in the form of cupboards, drawers, boxes, and bins will always come in handy, helping you keep the environment tidy, functional and free from clutter. Here is an essential checklist for nursery furniture to help you out. 


A baby monitor will allow you to keep a close eye on your precious baby as they sleep, alerting you to any issues during naptime and throughout the night. With helpful features such as sleep tracking and the ability to monitor your baby remotely from your smartphone, you can rest easy while your little one sleeps. Moreover, with many varying models available online and from independent baby retailers, you have plenty of options to choose from that suit your individual needs. 


Some parents choose to bottle-feed their babies, while others prefer to breastfeed. If you are planning to bottle feed your baby, you will need plenty of bottles, as your newborn will need to feed at least 8 to 12 times, or more, every 24 hours during the first few weeks of their life. With so many different types of baby bottles available, it can be difficult to know which to choose; hence, a baby shower is an ideal opportunity for you to acquire and experiment with several different options, so you can discover which one best suits your baby's preferences and needs.

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