When you reach a certain age, you will realize that friends around you are starting to have babies and then there are baby showers to attend. One question that comes up frequently is ‘what should I get?’. At the back of your mind, you might be thinking about something practical and useful, but not cash or gift vouchers as it kind of lose the meaning of the gift. We have done the searching for you and compiled a list of practical and meaningful gifts in Singapore for baby shower.
Helping the Nursing Mum
Breastfeeding is a tiring but rewarding journey. Many will try and some will eventually choose to give-up because the circumstances just isn’t right. Support your friend with some help on her breast feeding journey. A nursing pillow can help to ease some load off the mother during feeds. Milk Storage bags are also something that mothers will find handy. Even when they are no longer feeding, the bags can be used to store puree for freezing. Would avoid milk bottles unless you pretty much know which ones to get.
Baby Care Products
What I am referring to here are not the usual baby moisturizing cream or body wash. I am referring to products that new parents may overlook because they never knew that they needed those. A baby is sure to have some form of nasal congestion, itchy spots, or bloated tummy at some point in time. Get these stuff for the new parents and they will appreciate your thought when the situation calls for it. For example, there is an organic vapor balm to ease nasal blockage (same as Vicks, only organic and does not contain petroleum), an organic tummy rub cream to relieve tummy wind (similar to Ru Yi oil, only organic and does not contain paraffin), or an organic cream that soothes itch and rashes. If you want, you can also consider an ear thermometer, because the baby is sure to have a fever and a reliable ear thermometer would come in handy.
We live in the age where disposable diapers are a norm in many household with babies. Diapers are also one of the biggest need for a new parent. A suggestion is to get ‘S’ size rather than ‘newborn’ as the baby can grow quite fast. But to just give diapers in the raw form may not look presentable. Get a diaper cake instead. A diaper cake is, firstly not edible and, made up of diapers to resemble a cake. The cakes are usually personalized and bundled with other baby products like baby bibs, blanket, and booties. However, only at The Diaper Cake Company, will you find that the diaper cakes are bundled with premium and organic baby care products that solves problems for the parents. You can actually check out their products at http://tdcc.sg/
Relaxing package for the mother
Reward the mother with a well-deserved spa or post-natal message. Some believe that it can help with getting back to shape and get rid of ‘wind’. Maybe a pedicure or foot spa for mothers who are not due because it can really be a treat after not being able to cut your own nails with the growing tummy. However, some shops may refuse to serve pregnant customers due to liability concerns.
The norm has always been chicken essence, bird nest or even Yomeishu. If you know that your friend is someone who is not fond of these stuff, an alternative could be the InnerShine® Berry Essence by Brands. It contains the goodness of seven types of premium berries, and is an excellent source of antioxidants. It contains Zinc and is fortified with Vitamin A, C & E.