Babies symbolize the future. For many, they also represent life. Some people try to quit bad habits before having a child, but whether an expecting parent’s trying to change or not, having a baby is always a life-changing event.
The arrival of a baby is a catalyst for change. A baby’s arrival affects everything from the ability to sleep to a new parent’s social life. That’s just one reason why baby showers are significant. They’re an opportunity to visit with friends and family before the infant’s arrival. They’re also an opportunity to help expecting parents acquire essential items they’ll need. Let’s explore some ways you can host a memorable baby shower.
Splurge on the essentials.
Babies eat regularly and need to be changed often, which is why they can use as many as 3,000 diapers before their first birthday. That’s a lot of diapers, and that’s a considerable expense for parents, which is why diapers are one of the best things expecting moms can receive at a baby shower.
There are many factors to consider when shopping for diapers. Absorbency’s crucial. If a parent’s using diapers that aren’t absorbent, the diapers can leak, increasing the number of diaper changes each day. The proper fit will also prevent leaks. There are newborn diapers and toddler diapers designed for children of different sizes. There are also thin diapers, which are great for daytime wear, and overnight diapers are perfect when the baby starts sleeping for extended periods.
Another feature to look for is breathability. Breathable diapers keep skin dry even after the diaper’s wet, which keeps the baby from getting diaper rash. Cloth diapers may be the best diapers for environmentally conscious parents. Those shopping for disposable diapers can consider Pampers Swaddlers, Huggies Little Snugglers, Pampers Baby Dry, and Pampers Pure Protection. Babies grow quickly, which is why it’s a great idea to shower a new mom or dad with diapers of various sizes.
In addition to diapers, other essentials new parents need include bottles, diaper bags, onesies, and a car seat. Parents may also appreciate a baby monitor, rocking chair, or crib and bedding.
Include some presents with a personal touch.
Use photos of the expecting parents to create personal presents they’ll cherish for a lifetime. Upload photos and customize pillows and blankets when it’s time to shop for shower presents. Use prints to make ornaments and other personal presents. Turn ultrasound pictures into metal prints, wood prints, or canvas prints for their walls. Create a photo book documenting the pregnancy.
You can also use personal photos to create party banners for the shower or photo plates featuring the guests of honor. You can use them to serve snacks and let the guests of honor take them home after so they’ll have something from the party to cherish.
Invite the people who matter.
Baby showers are special events for expecting parents. Whether you’re throwing a party for the mom, dad, or an expecting couple, keep their interests in mind. Although having a baby is exciting, it can also be stressful, and a baby shower should be an enjoyable experience the parents cherish. Customize the guest list to focus on the people you know they’ll want to see before the baby arrives. Try to avoid obligatory invitations for coworkers or acquaintances who could cause tension. If you know there are family issues, consider a party just for friends.
Throwing a baby shower’s a great way to help expecting parents enjoy time with friends and family. It’s also an opportunity to ensure they have essential items before the baby arrives. Providing the essentials and a personal touch is a great way to host a memorable baby shower.
Article by Born Realist