Jul 26, 2010

Decorating a Nursery? 3 Adorable, Must-Have Baby Products + Baby Shower Gift Tips

If you're awaiting a sweet little bundle of joy, there's no doubt you're spending time creating a magical place for your baby. I loved decorating the nursery in anticipation of both of my little ones, and now, it seems like everyone I know is getting ready to welcome a brand new baby into their families. Whether it'll be soft yellows, baby blues, or precious pinks, finding adorable and affordable baby products can help you make the nursery a special place for your little one.

CoCaLo Orchid Grace 6-Piece Bedding

This set is absolutely precious! The cozy bedding is perfectly pink, with accent colors in cranberry, green, and purple. It includes the bumper, dust ruffle, quilt, valance, fitted sheet, and diaper stacker.

One of the greatest things about choosing the baby bedding first is that you can then decorate the room around that bedding. For instance, anything with green, purple, and the cranberry color would coordinate perfectly!

Oopsy Daisy Too My ABC's Wall Art

This wall art is absolutely adorable! It contains the alphabet, as well as corresponding pictures. What I love most about this item is that it can be used for a long time, as opposed to art that is simply baby-ish. For example, this could stay in your child's room from birth until age 5 or 6.

Also, it's a perfect opportunity for you to help your toddler or small child to learn his or her ABC's. The whimsical pictures are also stimulating for your child, helping grow that brain that will soon soak up anything and everything in sight!

Baby Love Activity Mat

Starting at just a few months old, your baby is going to need significant floor time! This will help him or her learn to roll over and eventually crawl. The Baby Love activity mat is not only adorable, but your baby will love the bright colors and shapes.

It's super soft, so you won't have to worry that the floor is uncomfortable for Baby. You can also use it as your child gets older, for playtime or even naps.

Going to a Baby Shower? What to Give...

If you've been invited to a baby shower and you're not sure what to bring as a gift, you might be a little hesitant to purchase anything. Well, I'm going to reveal the absolute BEST gifts I received - and you ladies can chime in and let me know what you think a great baby shower gift is.

Receiving Blankets - Not only did these help in the beginning, when my tiny newborns wanted to be swaddled, but as they got older, they were used for EVERYTHING. Spit-up guards, chew-things for teething babies, etc. Now, my daughter uses the receiving blankets to play with her dolls! You can't go wrong with these.

Diapers - Whether the mommy-to-be plans on using disposable or cloth diapers, she can never have enough of them. Find out which route she plans to go, and you'll have a perfect gift. Also, you might want to check out diaper cakes, as they come with diapers and numerous other things Mom will need - and they're SUPER-cute. You might even look up the instructions and make one yourself so it will be really meaningful.

Gifts for Mom - The ladies invited to the baby shower are going to go NUTS in stores, poring over ribbons and lace, pinks and blues, sweet little onesies and more. This means that Baby is going to get a TON of presents. So, purchasing something exclusively for Mom is a great idea. Spa-sets, movie tickets, gourmet snacks...these are all great ideas. Anything that will help your friend feel pampered and relaxed!

So...what do you think the best baby shower gifts are?

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