Remember the traditional baby shower, with its baby-themed games, gifts , and no husbands? While these still remain, baby showers have evolved. Here are a few fresh new ideas!
The green shower
Green is in! From organic cotton clothing, to cloth diapers and eco-friendly toys, the possibilities are endless. Some moms even request "gently worn" clothing to continue the upcycle theme. Continue the green theme by giving small potted plants as party favors, serving a farm to table buffet and using paperless invites.
The dad shower
Why should dads be left out? Have a "Diapers for Dads" shower, inviting all the guys over for a BBQ and card game. Just have them bring over a box of diapers and have some guy time fun.
The gender reveal shower
Instead of finding out your baby's sex via ultrasound, why not share the big moment with all your family and friends at your shower?
Ask your doctor not to divulge the baby's gender to you. Instead, ask them to write the baby's gender on a piece of paper and seal it in an envelope which is then given to your shower hostess. Your hostess then prepares a cake with either pink or blue frosting hidden on the inside which then reveals the baby's sex with the very first slice of cake.
What if you are a second or third time mom with plenty of hand me downs? That's when you need a "sprinkle" rather than a shower.
Have guests bring diapers, gift cards, babysitting coupons or frozen meals to stock the freezer with for after baby's birth.
Registering for baby gifts is a great idea. That way your guests know exactly what you need and for those who are unable to attend, they can ship the gift directly to your home.
Atterdag KidsBaby Registry offers a wonderful selection of boutique baby gifts. Gift wrapping is available and they ship anywhere in the world!
Have you seen new moms wearing colorful necklaces lately and wondering what they were? Those are the new Chewbeads, a line of non-toxic chewable jewelry with chic mamas in mind. The soft beads are made of 100% FDA approved silicon, like pacifiers, and free of BPA, PVC, phthalates, cadmium and lead. The jewelry can be easily cleaned with soap and water or tossed into the dishwasher.
They are soft on babies gums and emerging teeth. They are a great sensory tool to help your baby focus while nursing, and contain no detachable parts. And for sleep deprived moms, the bracelets are a great colorful reminder for which side you've just nursed on.
The necklaces and bracelets are available in a range of colors and styles. These are currently available at Atterdag Kidsand make wonderful gifts too!