We’ve all seen those lists of the most essential and useful gifts to buy the first-time mother, but what about those items that are best skipped? As told to super babysite theknot.com, below are some baby items considered to be overrated by real mothers. Consider this list before attending your next baby shower to ensure that baby thank you card gives genuine thanks from the new mom.
Baby Jumbo by Sneha Sheth (also available in pink and yellow)
Baby wipe warmer: a gadget that our own mothers most certainly didn’t own. Warm baby wipes may be a luxury but are they truly necessary? And do we really need another plug-in appliance in baby’s nursery?
Stretch mark lotion: stretch marks are created under the skin so regular lotion works just as well to moisturize skin.
Diaper stacker: this adds a decorative touch but the reality of unpacking a package of diapers just to re-stack them in something better looking is just not a priority for many busy new moms.
Stand-alone bassinets: these are not cheap and infants outgrow them in a matter of weeks. Most babies will do just fine in a pack-n-play or sleeping straight in a crib.
Baby shoes: miniature footwear is so very cute but unfortunately impractical as the tiniest shoes are often stiff, difficult to put on, and they won’t even touch the ground anyway!
Baby snowsuits: one-piece snowsuits can be difficult to put on an infant and the youngest babies are not usually out in the cold for too long and can be more easily wrapped with blankets.
It’s always fun to give that perfect gift at any shower. And if the registry list doesn’t contain anything that seems to perfectly fit the bill, consider ordering baby thank you cards for the mother-to-be. This simple gesture can be a lifesaver for a new mother with little time and many thanks to give. The growing selection of baby thank you cards at LookLoveSend has a custom design for every taste.