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Some of my favorite baby shower gifts…
October 14, 2009 2:53 pm | by

I am not a mom, but I am a very proud “aunt” many, many times over. As such, I find myself constantly going to baby showers – all the time lately. I love going and celebrating the life that is coming into the world. It is so important and significant to me to honor the women in my life and watch, love and support them as they have cared for the life growing inside them before they even met them…face to face that is.

Now, every time I am invited to a shower, I want to take something really great, but also something practical. So, I thought I’d share some of my favorite baby shower gifts with you all.

Favorite Baby Shower Gifts

Chew on It

First and foremost, I must introduce you to Sophie the Giraffe. Sure, she looks like your average squeaky toy, but let me tell you, Sophie is far from average. I have never met a child that doesn’t fall head over heels in love with her. She is made from 100% natural rubber and food paint – so she is totally safe for your baby – she squeaks, she is chewable, she is easy to hold…she is just about perfect!

I have given Sophie as a gift more times than I can count…and each time the mom says thank you politely at the shower and puts Sophie with the rest of the gifts. About 3 months after their baby arrives, I get a phone call from my friend, it always goes something like this: “Thank you SOOOOOOOOOO much for Sophie, I don’t know what I would do without her. I just ordered 2 more because if this giraffe gets lost, I am going to be in trouble!”

Get Carried Away

My next “go to” baby shower gift is a baby carrier of some sort. More often than not, I go for the Moby Wrap. Why? Well, I constantly hear such great things about this wrap from my friends…and I have used it myself with their babies. It is so much easier to use than you think. I promise! They come in fantastic colors, and they are really affordable. The design of this wrap makes carrying baby so easy, and truly comfortable. And the baby looks so snug as a bug, while mom can have 2 free hands!

So Soft

Finally, if you are looking for clothes to give, let me introduce you to Kickee Pants Coveralls. They are seriously the softest clothes ever! I love giving them – they are so cute and come in fantastic colors. Kickee Pants are a great “go to” outfit.

So these are just a few of my favorite baby shower gifts…what do you like to give?

About the Author

Jenn is the founder of Cotton Babies & creator of bumGenius, Flip, and Econobum, worldwide leading cloth diaper brands. She has four children (Andrew, Oscar, Elsie and Louis) and holds an MBA from Washington University. When she's not working full time, she enjoys teaching business leaders how to implement sustainable economic & social change.



  • Anonymous said...
    August 5, 2010 at 11:58 am

    my “go to” gift, is the Cloud B sleep sheep. It plays soft soothing sounds to help your baby and you get to sleep. I like the smaller travel size, fits on the stroller easily and attaches to the crib. This thing has paid for itself i don’t know how many times!

  • Anonymous said...
    October 23, 2009 at 12:45 am

    My baby doesn’t care for Sophie that much:(, well everyone is different:)

  • ~aja~ said...
    October 20, 2009 at 9:44 am

    after reading all the rave reviews for Sophie, i broke down and ordered one on amazon for DD who is four months and just cut her first tooth. it’s more than i would normally spend for a baby toy, but from what i have read, Sophie is well worth it!

  • Ali said...
    October 15, 2009 at 10:49 am

    My son LOVES Sophie and I got it as a shower gift and the same thing happened. The mom just looked at it like ummm ok. Well Ihave to order another one bc of course we lost ours and it makes me said to think that Sophie is lost somewhere and missing her loving family. Then I remember–she is a toy she will be ok LOL

  • Carly said...
    October 14, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    My son loves Sophie. Its a great gift

  • Leigh Anne said...
    October 14, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    my DD loves sophie!