You know what Mom is going to get thousands of? Diapers and onesies.
You're right, you can't have too many diapers. But, if you're like me, you like to be original with your gifts.
Here are THREE things Mom probably won't get, but needs at her shower.
1) Liquid Benedryl
No, this isn't for sleepless nights (I'd be lying if I said I'd never considered it though). Allergies can occur out of nowhere. The first time you introduce peas may be when Junior's throat closes up. Even if allergies don't run in your family; EVERYONE needs liquid Benedryl on hand at all times.
I had my own ADULT incident where I needed it...twice...due to allergen overload (thanks Mountain Cedar)
2) Cloth Diaper Inserts
Remember when my cats flooded my bathroom? I discovered cloth diaper inserts (bamboo heavy wetter kind specifically) soaked up as much water as a large towel! But they're SO much easier to ring out!!
Babies are messy. They puke, pee, and poop all over everything you own and love. All the time. You want something that can soak it up in a flash and is easy to toss in the wash. Cloth diapers to the rescue!
3) Gift Certificate For A Hair Wash And Style
Hear me out. I know most of the "salon" gift certificates you're thinking about involve hour long massages and extensive facial or hair treatments.
You know what I wanted most out of life during those first few months? Someone to wash and style my damn hair.
Seriously, it's fast and cheap (for the gift giver) and something simple that will make Mom feel pampered. Because when you're operating on 4 hours of sleep a night, the act of washing and styling your hair feels like the biggest chore ever.
Feel free to take my ideas and run with them!