Australia is a country that embraces diversity and has a zero-tolerance policy on racial discrimination. This openness to the migrant population makes Australia a great country to live in and start a family. As of 2020 statistics, Australia is considered the 52nd most populous country globally, with an estimated 25,659,800 mixed-raced population. The latest fertility rate for women in Australia is estimated to be 1.76 births per year. This rate accounts for over 300,000 babies born in Australia every year.
If you live in Australia, you may be getting an invitation to attend a baby shower soon. But if it is your first time to attend a baby bash, you may become overwhelmed with what to expect and what baby shower gifts Australia has in its kitty. So, here is a guide that will help you in choosing the best pre-baby bash gifts.
First-time parents will be overwhelmed when their newborn arrives. One of the main reasons baby showers are held is to help the new parents acquire the necessary gear and stuff to help them raise their babies. It is, therefore, important to think of practical gifts that the parents can use.
Diapers and Wipes. Probably the most common and safest gift to present at a baby shower. It is a fact that babies will go through a supply of diapers in no time. It is estimated that a newborn baby will use an average of 8 to 12 diapers per day. It will help the new parents a lot if your gift adds to their diaper stock. However, there is a drawback in giving diapers as gifts. The baby’s skin may be sensitive to the diaper brand that you choose to give. Likewise, there are different types of diapers to choose from. Should you go for the higher quality diapers but only give a handful, or do you go for the more affordable ones but buy it in bulk.
Plush Toys. Plush toys such as a stuff bear or rabbit are great baby shower gift ideas. However, when you are purchasing a plush toy, it is important to know the new parents’ stand when it comes to the gender issue for their child. If you want to be safe, choose a plush toy that may be universally enjoyed, no matter what the gender of the baby may be.
Muslin Blankets. Muslin blankets are large, breathable, and super absorbent blankets that may be used in different ways. They can be used as a burp cloth, a swaddle blanket, or a nursing cover when you are breastfeeding. There are many muslin blanket designs to choose from, and it is always appreciated if you give several blankets during a baby shower party.
Combination. There are stores for baby shower gifts in Australia that can combine the previously mentioned practical items into one adorable box that you can present to the mother-to-be. You can even choose to have them arranged within a cute basket that can double as a baby hamper basket after opening the present.
Whatever baby shower gift you end up giving the would-be-parents will surely be appreciated. Just being there for them is an assurance that you are there, as a friend, to support them when they begin their new journey as parents.