Sitting in the doctor’s office waiting for what felt like an eternity, I glanced through parenting magazines passing the time. As I sat there with a room full of strangers, I couldn’t help but imagine what life was going to be like with our new little one. We had tried to be pregnant for three years. The time had come and I was at my final appointment, when another young mom to be caught my eye. We started a conversation about pregnancy and due dates. Once I talked with her it became clear our lives were very different. I had just had a baby shower that was large and we received more than I could even use. I learned she did not have family support and there was no dad involved. She hadn't been blessed by a shower of gifts from friends and family. We both were having boys. What could I do for this girl I had just met?
I left that day knowing I had to do something for her. I only had a few days left before our own blessed event. I wanted to focus on my own needs, but how could I let her be alone? I decided to give her a baby shower in a box! I had read about it once and thought I could add my own special touch to it.
Here is what I did:
I found a huge box: I wrapped it in baby paper and left the top open
Inside I made a large diaper cake. This was one of my most favorite gifts I had received. A diaper cake is not only cute, it is fun. If you don’t think you can make a diaper cake order one online. You won’t regret it.
- A Diaper Cake
- A magazine about parenting
- A pacifier
- Baby Booties
- Add slippers. Every new mom needs slippers
- Make sure to include a swaddling blanket for the new baby
- Include the essentials: Baby shampoo, baby lotion, and baby diaper rash ointment
- Baby wash cloths are often forgotten and can serve both at bath time and as a great spit-up rag
- A gift certificate to a local coffee house is always a special treat
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