Turns out that the month of August has the highest rate of births (at least in the United States)… so guess what Leos, you populate the zodiac most.
As friends, cousins, and colleagues all start to grow their families, I’ve been front row in the baby bump celebrations (and genuinely like it). PS- have you seen the awesome Baby List Baby Registry? If you’re expecting, it’s the coolest.
So aside from the necessary breast pump, bath-time gear, and diaper pails, what are the FUN and unique gifts to give your favorite Mama-to-be?
Start stocking the library. But you know someone else is going to buy classics like The Very Hungry Caterpillar or Brown Bear, Brown Bear. Grab these must-reads that both Mom and Baby will enjoy reading:
Sandra Boynton Volume I and Volume II, I cannot praise her enough. She is my ultimate favorite for children’s books with her rich vocabulary and catchy rhymes. Buying the box sets means savings too, such a bargain hunter are you!
Give the new parents a first glimpse into parenthood with Boss Baby. “From the moment the baby arrived, it was obvious that he was the boss. He put Mom and Dad on a round-the-clock schedule with no time off.” For more, check out my Top Books for Baby
Seuss it Up
Oh, The Places You’ll Go is popular for graduation, but these awesome variations are great for Baby! Oh Baby the Places You’ll Go, a Book to be Read In-Utero is an adapted version of the original story… and studies show that reading to your baby while they’re still on the inside counts!
For the traveling parents, gift Oh the Places I’ve Been! Or gift all three for ultimate cuteness versions for ultimate cuteness.
One for the Dad-to-Be
Be Prepared is, by far, the best introduction to Fatherhood in written form. It’s realistic and comical (Chapter 4 is entitled: Bidding Farewell to the Boob… as in don’t even think about touching them), and teaches Dad how to be resourceful like constructing an emergency diaper out of a towel, a sock, and duct tape .
Kickee Pants are the softest onesies that ever existed in the world of onesies (side note: they actually started making stuff in adult sizes). The softness lasts after multiple washes and it’s ok if you cuddle with them before putting on baby. A must!
Primary is a new opportunity to give baby simple and affordable every day wearable stuff. I’m a particular fan of their bodysuit set and the baby pants.
Playtime is the best time…
As you’ve heard before, play is baby’s work. So what they’re playing with matters. Rattles and teething rings are super. But besides the classics like Sophie, stack the playroom with these unique finds:
Blocks have multiple uses and play advantages. If you’ve got a bilingual baby, Uncle Goose makes Foreign Language blocks in 21 different languages. The Mom-to-Be will be head over heels for this one.
Buying lovies are usually popular. I see at least two lovey gifts at each shower, don’t you?! I really like Kathe Kurse Dolls, which are soft and washable (like a lovey), but as baby grows older they can be used during pretend play too.
Happy Showering to the highly populated August babies — and all the babies before and after too!