A friend asked me for a list of the best baby shower gifts under $50 for her expecting friend. Here are 20 or so baby gifts that I actually received as a new mom, and I use each one of them! I feel these are not only useful, but thoughtful — because every time I use the item, I think of the person who gifted it to us.
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Thanks to the Ergobaby 4 position 360 carrier that I received as a baby shower gift, I am able to be somewhat productive with a needy and heavy baby by my side. There are 4 different ways to carry baby, and the Ergo 360 carrier has lots of unique features!
A first time mom shares her top 10 must have baby items. Wondering which baby things you’ll really need? What should you put on the baby registry? I’ve used these unique items almost daily in the first 6 months my baby’s life!
Looking for a DIY baby monitor or cheap iPhone baby monitor that isn’t too complex? Using the Cloud Baby Monitor app and 2 or more Apple devices is the easiest way to make a WiFi baby monitor yourself! See how to get the only baby monitor you’ll need for only $3.99 using Apple devices that you probably already have.
See my list of really cool features that I love about the Quinny Buzz Xtra stroller (with pics & video), plus a few things I don’t love about this Quinny baby stroller. Pros & cons of the Quinny Buzz stroller from a new mom’s perspective.
Got a baby who won’t nap? (Me too!) My baby doesn’t like to nap. He will show signs of tiredness but will fight sleep almost every time I put him down for a nap. Fisher Price baby swing to the rescue! See why I like the Snugabunny Cradle ‘N Swing the best.
Every mom would benefit from a baby exercise saucer / baby activity center of some kind. There are several to choose from… too many! Lucky for me, my guesswork was done for me when I received the Oball Bounce O Bunch Activity Center as one of my baby shower gifts. This baby exersaucer has become an item we simply wouldn’t want to be without — not to mention an absolute sanity savior! Here’s why…
Tired of taking the same ordinary gifts to baby showers? You’ll LOVE these clever baby shower gift ideas! A helpful list of unique baby gifts. These are the best gifts for new parents and first-time moms.
If the idea of having lots of free baby stuff when your newborn arrives gets you as excited as it does me, then you’re in the right place! Check out this list of websites where you can get completely free baby stuff.
My best advice for finding cheap maternity clothes in stores… and online. Here’s how to make each dollar count by shopping frugally for pregnancy clothes.
Pregnancy clothes are expensive! Here are 2 simple ideas for hacking your current wardrobe during pregnancy so you won’t have to buy as many maternity items
Time to start looking for a diaper bag? Here are 8 things you should look for in a diaper bag. Plus our top picks – diaper bags that meet a mom’s needs best
Wondering about buying baby registry gifts vs unique & creative gifts? Here are 3 things I learned that have changed the way I buy baby shower gifts: 1) Registry gifts are better than unique gifts, 2) Don’t give baby clothes as gifts, and 3) Think beyond the newborn. See why…
Have you tried compression hosiery, tights, and power panties made just for the pregnant woman yet? They work wonders at helping to control the sudden jiggling and lumpiness that pregnant women often experience.You may be wondering if it’s safe to wear compression body shapers during your pregnancy.The answer is yes, it is completely safe. Here’s what you need to know.
You’ll find only the bare necessities here… from baby clothing and bedding to all the best baby gear, feeding & diapering needs, and some little extras just for newborns.
Wondering which baby nursery products you REALLY need to buy? What new mom isn’t, right? You can save money by buying the things on this list. Plus, there’s a list of baby nursery products to avoid too!
If you’re plus size and pregnant, you’re probably wondering where to find plus size maternity clothes and how to wear them so you’ll look your best. These plus size maternity stores, tips and tricks will help you!
Here are a couple of lists that highlight several ways that you, as a dad-to-be, can help your pregnant wife get through all 9 months of pregnancy.
With so many baby bottles on the market, does it really matter which one you choose?
What’s the difference between all these baby bottles? Which are the best …and why? What do the experts say? Here are the best baby bottles, according to mothers and other experts.
If you’re pregnant and trying to be more frugal, make do with what you have, and keep your life free of clutter, what in the world are you supposed to do with all that baby stuff you receive as gifts? Here are some tips for controlling baby clutter.
In this video, see how to put together a maternity clothes survival kit with just a few basic items
Yep, the SSA keeps track of the most popular names each year, based on newly registered Social Security numbers. What a neat way to see which names were popular each year!
Here are the essential baby items that every new mom REALLY needs to buy and have on hand for the day your baby is born.
As a gift for a new mom — for her baby shower or for you to personally deliver to her — diaper cakes are unique and easy to make yourself. Here’s how to do it.
Following are some tips for making your own diaper cakes, plus some places to order diaper cakes online. That way, you can have it delivered to the new parents — at the hospital or at home. Or have the diaper cake delivered to you, and you can take it to the baby shower!