Baby Shower Gift Guide

I just went to a baby shower in preparation for the newest member of our family. The parents have decided to wait until the birth of their baby to find out the baby's sex so I had to go for gender neutral gifts. I totally understand because we didn't find out the sex of our baby until delivery day and I know a number of other people who did the same. If you are looking for a bit of inspiration for what to buy as a baby gift then take a peak at what I gave to this baby. :)

First up is this really cool 3-stage bathtub from Skip Hop. It has an adjustable insert for teeny little babies which then comes out completely for when the baby can sit but isn't quite ready to transition into the full bathtub. I threw in some baby wash because I love a theme.

Speaking of themes, I bought diapers! This family plans to cloth diaper so I gave them a package of diaper inserts and a couple of my favorite diaper covers from Rumparooz. How cute is that plaid one?! I also got them a wet bag, which is a necessity if you are going to use cloth diapers but would also be a good gift for anyone because it can come in handy for travel or even a beach day.

These little extras are super affordable, cute and useful. Seriously, anything that you don't have to buy for yourself when you have a baby is so helpful. No gift is too small. The Cleaning Brush Set from Munchkin has different sized brushes to get in all the little parts of sippy cups. I LOVE these fruity teethers. The Baby Banana teether is kind of like a toothbrush and the RaZ-Berry teether is a favorite in our house. Since I truly believe you can never have enough spit rags when there's a baby around I also got some flannel receiving blankets.

Books are always a good choice, whether they are requested or not. These alphabet books by Greg Paprocki are sturdy board books that can withstand the rough handling of a baby (along with their need to chew) and they are full of historical vocabulary. A is for Atom is our book but there are a bunch of different versions so we went with J is for Jazz for the new baby.

Last but not least is a personal gift from Steve. He loves Batman and found these adorable Batman crib shoes for the baby. I really think giving a special gift having to do with you is a nice touch. :)

Conveniently I was able to wrap everything up and carry it all into the party in the bathtub! :)

One last thing is that Harold wanted to get in on the gift giving action so we picked out a few gender neutral hand-me-downs to pass along. I bought Harold his first box of crayons so that he could scribble in the card and on the envelope, which made his present extra cute!

Thanks for reading!
:) Alice

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OOTD | Spring Outfits

Happy Spring! To celebrate the new season I wanted to share what we all wore to a baby shower last weekend. It was still technically winter (the last two days) and of course, it snowed! But we felt spring-y and really these outfits would be perfect for Easter.

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My dress is from Seraphine, which is a maternity and nursing wear line. They have a lot of really beautiful tops and dresses that work for nursing moms who still want to look stylish. This is the first real clothing item I have worn from them but I do have a Seraphine nursing bra which is honestly my favorite one.

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Harold wore a super cute outfit from Target with mint green pants, a button-down shirt (it is a onesie with snaps so it stays "tucked in") and a plaid bow tie! You can see the bow tie in the first picture in this post as well as in the Mom & Baby Spring OOTD video we made. He also had some blue shoes from Target but they had long since come off by the time we took these pictures...but that's babies for ya! :)

ice cream sundae

There was a make your own sundae station at the shower so I happily made this creation.

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We made a whole weekend out of going to the baby shower because it was out in the Hudson Valley in New York. I had bare legs and little white sneakers on so that maybe wasn't the best choice for the snow but the views were so pretty, both at the party and driving around during the weekend.

Thanks for reading!
:) Alice

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