One of the most important things in a baby’s life is having a comfortable sleeping environment. You want them to sleep as deeply and sound as possible so that their bodies produce as much growth hormone as possible. You know how good it feels to get a really restful sleep. You want that kind of sleep for the baby every single time she closes her eyes. During their first year of life, babies sleep over 15 hours each day, sometimes much more. Owning a good baby crib and bedding set is important.
A high quality bedding set makes a wonderful present for an expecting mother. If you know the sex of the child you can choose something that is suitable for the new baby. Keep in mind that buying a set after the mother has already purchased one is a waste. So ask questions without being too obvious. It also helps to ask family and friends that are going to the shower about what they have purchased. You might want to split the cost amongst a few family members to buy an even nicer bedding set.
A baby crib set will also make a beautiful heirloom gift. If the quality is good enough and the set is unique, then that makes it even better. A mother and father that are expecting a newborn will certainly appreciate the thought that goes into this kind of gift. This sort of thing is best given by someone very close to the new family. Heirloom bedding is best for the first child in the family.
Of course, knowing what colors the parents prefer is important so that you get something the parents will want to keep. Don’t get a blue bed set if the room is pink and the baby is a girl. Think in terms of coordination. By the time they throw a baby shower, parents already know the sex and what they want the room to look like. Just ask them if they have any special theme for the nursery or if they are keeping it generic.
If you want to go the luxury route, baby bedding made from one of the top baby crib designers in the world is a great gift. These aren’t for everyone though. Some people prefer to keep it less expensive.
Many crib bedding sets are made with too many chemicals and inferior materials. You should avoid these at all costs, because they can cause a reaction in the child. Be sure to buy a set that is gentle and easy on the skin. Babies are likely to have a reaction to something much easier than an adult. In this case, choose something you know will be safe.
Shopping for a nice baby gift is sometimes easier than shopping for people’s birthdays. Face it. These kids aren’t old enough to be picky yet. Most parents will appreciate just about anything that is decent quality and actually useful. There are so many different things that they can use for kids at this stage of the game. I usually try to get something that is both practical and a little bit special.