Living Simply: Baby Shower Necessities #ad & a {Giveaway} 8/20 #babygear #newbaby

Baby Shower Necessities #ad & a {Giveaway} 8/20 #babygear #newbaby

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Disclosure of Material Connections: I am participating in this campaign as a member of The Niche Parent Network & Conference. Although I received compensation and product, all opinions are my own. Full Disclosure.

A baby shower isn't just a party where you get presents for the new baby. It is a celebration as well as a great time to learn. Sure, it is fun to get the items you registered for, but it is also a great time to grill the guests on their wisdom on baby care and baby gear. Since some of the items you get will not be on the registry, you will also get new ideas.  Never thought about cloth diapering but just got some, here's a chance to talk to the guest and get some insight and tips. Haven't ever tried baby wearing but you got a carrier, get your curiosity sated by the generous giver.

At my baby shower, I found that I had actually forgotten to register for some essentials that I was given by thoughtful relatives. Those gifts came in very handy in the early months since all I had to do was reach in the stocked nursery chest of drawers for what I needed. I received tons of socks, bibs and bodysuits. I can't believe I forgot those necessities and I am thankful that I did receive bunches and bunches. The drooling starts early and lasts a while! I bought the cloth diapers myself in case you are wondering - and I haven't stopped shopping for them yet!

Another item you may not think you need or are confused about is the crib bumper. Never fear, Just Born has a completely safe and breathable alternative to the traditional crib surrounds that can come loose and present a hazard to new babies. The Fresh Air Crib Liner is multifunctional. It helps keep baby inside crib slats, allows fresh air in through its mesh layer, stays in place securely and adjusts to fit most cribs. You can now get it at Target and save $5 via this rebate. Get ahead of the trends and get one for your nursery or the newest baby soon to enter your friend's or relative's life!
Photo courtesy of Just Born via instagram

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Now for the fun part, one lucky mama or mama to be or papa or papa to get the picture...has the chance to win a Fresh Air Crib Liner! Open to US residents only. 

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Christine is a multi-cultural mama living in a bilingual household with her husband and two children. Before entering the blogging world, she worked in the corporate world. She currently spends her days exploring and learning with her children while trying to make every day earth day. Her dream is to retire in the sunshine of a pristine New Zealand shore.

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  1. I love your list of essential baby shower items, I can definitely agree with them all. Although I have never tried a breathable crib bumper, and would love to! I just had my third baby and I can definitely see the advantage!

  2. I am so excited for this giveaway! Thanks for all of the great tips! I found everything so informative and you're are so overwhelmed with the actual birth aspect that you always forget things that you need for your little miracle!

  3. I love the idea of this crib liner. I like that it holds in little arms and legs but is still breathable.

  4. Good post. Coming up with the essentials is hard. I have put on a couple baby showers, and people always ask what they should get. Granted there is a registry, but often does not have the "needs", it is more about the cutest outfits and such.