Baby Shower Gift Ideas & Bright Start Swing and Taggie Review + Giveaway

It seems like I’m surrounded by ladies having babies.  I guess it’s because my husband’s family is so large, and I know many young couples.  I feel like I’ve been to a ton of showers this year and we are only half way through.  After attending so many showers, and having 5 of my own, I started to think about the things moms receive at a shower that they really love or that they didn’t receive and could really use.

I’ve assembled a list of my top baby shower gift ideas.  Hopefully this helps when it comes to picking a gift for that special upcoming bundle of joy.

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

  • One of my favorite gifts to give and receive are swaddle blankets.  They are perfect when you are trying to come up with baby shower gift ideas.  They are versatile. They are great for swaddling, wiping up spit up and for laying down on the ground for baby to play.
  • You can’t go wrong with a Bright Starts Playful Pals Portable Swing.  These are my favorite.  Portable swings don’t take up the space that a traditional swing will.  Bright Starts Playful Pals Swing folds up completely for storage under the bed or in the closet.  We took our Bright Starts swing with us to the lake.  It gave my baby Mischa a comfortable place to lay and relax.  She loves playing with the cute lion on the toy bar.  I love how soft the material is on the swing, super cozy, and easy to clean since my little girl is quite the spitter. Baby Shower Gift Ideas
  • Diapers, diapers, diapers.  You never can get enough.  I was lucky enough to receive enough diapers to get me through the first 4 months.  I couldn’t believe it!  If cloth is your preference, why not try Naughty Baby Cloth diapers.   Super cute and easy to use.  Check out my post here where I tackle some questions I had about cloth diapering.
  • Although we love to snuggle with our little ones, it’s important to give baby a bit of a stretch.  I love this Taggies Tag n’Snuggles Play Mat.  It’s super soft for a new baby, a crawler and even my 11 year old.  Yes, caught her using it as a pillow when watching television.  Mischa loves playing with the cute bears face and chewing on the tags.  The bright colored tags catch her eye and she is instantly drawn to them.  It’s completely machine washable, since, like I said before I have a spitter.
  • One wardrobe necessity that every baby needs are plain white onesies.  A little girl or little boy always needs a white shirt under a dress or a cute dress shirt. Although the colored ones are totally welcome, I found myself always short on the plain white ones.


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About Christine

Christine is currently a stay at home mom of 5 kids. Since they range in age from newborn to teenager, she spends an enormous amount of time chauffeuring around town. When she's not driving, she loves to curl up with a good book, exercise or spend time with her husband. Her passion is singing and acting, and watching her kids develop a love of the same. She is excited to be a part of the team at A Mom's Take.


Baby Shower Gift Ideas & Bright Start Swing and Taggie Review + Giveaway — 68 Comments

  1. The Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Ocean Adventure Play Gym would be a great baby shower gift. I got one for my shower!

  2. I love the Elephant March™ Cradling Bouncer. So cute for a shower gift!

  3. I think the Taggies Plushie Blanket would make a great shower gift!

  4. I think a great baby shower gift would be the Peek a Boo™ – Rub a Cub.

  5. the taggies owl crib set is super cute and would make a great shower gift


  6. I think the Disney Baby THE LION KING™ Premier Pounce & Play™ would make a great gift

  7. The seat cover would be a great gift.

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  8. I think the Disney BabyFlowers & Fairytales Bouncer would make a great gift!

  9. The Swingin’ Safari Baby’s Play Place™ would make a great gift! With 2 babies due in the family, I am becoming an expert on baby gifts. :)

  10. Another great baby shower gift would be their Bright Starts Playful Pals Playard.

  11. The Perfect Place High Chair in the Kashmir pattern would be a nice gift for a mother-to-be.

  12. The Dots & Spots Safari™ Bouncer would also make a great gift!!

  13. I think the Ingenuity Smart & Simple Playard would make a great Shower gift!