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The Anti-Lame Baby Shower Gift Registry

by Kirsty Crowe (follow)
Baby Showers are back in fashion in a big way (or did they ever go out of fashion?) and for me they always send a shiver of fear up my spine. What to buy the mum who wants nothing? What to buy the mum who wants everything? What to buy the practical mum? What to buy the mum who is having a gender reveal party NOT a baby shower? The list is terrifyingly long.

Here are some tried and tested baby shower gifts that will blow a gift voucher out of the amniotic waters.

Husband & Co Baby Wrap – Baby Wearing is a huge parenting movement at the moment and why wouldn’t it be? After being in the womb for such a long time, it’s understandable that newborns would get the most comfort from being held close to you. Husband & Co Baby Wraps are made from 100% organic cotton and available in the very gender neutral but stylish colours of grey marle and ivory.
Check out the Husband & Co Website for more information.

Husband & Co Baby Wrap
Husband & Co Baby Wrap

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Baby Restraint Fitters Gift Voucher – I know I said this list would be voucher free but this isn’t any ordinary gift voucher- this is like the Golden Ticket to a child’s safety! At the start, new mums may think they will never venture out of the protection of their home but there will come a time when the lure of Mothers Group, Rhyme Time at the local Library or swimming lessons will beckon. Baby Restraint Fitters will ensure the car seat or capsule is installed properly and that new parents know how to use it correctly and safely.
Check out the Restraint Fitters Website for further information.

Baby Restraint Fitters

The Knit Studio – This is really for the mum who has known right from the start (probably even before she fell pregnant) what she was going to name her baby. Available in 3 sizes and made from either 100% cotton or 100% Merino wool, this is the gift that will suit everyone’s budget. These are also gifts that will be treasured well into adulthood I feel, plus I’m also a sucker for anything that has my children’s names on it so maybe I’m a little biased.
Head on over to The Knit Studio Website to order.

Husband & Co Baby Wrap
Available from The Knit Studio

Newborn Photography Shoot – Even if the mum to be says she doesn’t want one, trust me, once her baby is here she’ll want to capture as many moments as possible. There’s so many photographers out there these days but my two personal favourites are Maddie from Etta Photography and Carly from Carly Takes Pictures.

Husband & Co Baby Wrap
Newborn Photo Shoot

Snug Jugs – There are going to be days when the mum to be won’t even feel like getting out of her jammies. It’s a fact, so why not make her feel special and get her a gorgeous nightie to lounge around in (also great for those Mummies who are having a C-Section) that will also allow her to easily feed her little one? Snug Jugs have so much great choice, head on over to the Snug Jugs Website to check them out.

Carly Takes Pictures
Snug Jugs Nightwear

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Youfoodz – There’s no better gift in my book then pre-cooked (frozen or not) meals. They absolutely got us through the first few weeks after my second was born. If cooking isn’t your thing but you really want to get a practical gift, you can get Youfoodz delivered with no lock-in contracts and order anytime for convenience. Youfoodz meals don’t even need to be frozen, they will last in the fridge for 7-9 days so the Mum to be won’t even need to worry about taking the meals out to defrost!
Check out the Youfoodz Website for further information.

Youfoodz Meal Delivery

So next time you get invited to a baby shower, fear not, you really can't go wrong with any of these gifts!
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