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Are toys a suitable gift for a baby shower?

SIL baby shower next month and I don't want to give clothes... everyone normally does that. I found some baby toys for 6months and up. Would that be okay or should I do clothes, baby wash & lotion, detergant, etc like everyone else? Her registry has bouncers, crib, carseat, playpen, changing table,,, only one or two items for less than $50. Any suggestions are welcome.

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:26 PM on Sep. 12, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I think the toys are a great gift. The baby will need all kinds of different thing, toys being one of them.

    Answer by dmbutler at 2:28 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Toys are awesome. You know they will get used.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 2:31 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • It's fine. Especially for a little bit older .............she will be glad she has them when the baby gets old enough to use them.

    Answer by elizabr at 2:32 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Toys are great! It's always nice to have gifts to stash away for "later"...she'll forget she had them, and it's kind of like opening gifts all over again.

    Answer by aliceryannesmom at 2:35 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • soft baby toys are always a cute gift! especially if it comes with a matching blanket

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 3:06 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Toys are a great idea! At my shower I got tons of clothes and bath type gifts, but no toys. So I ended up having to buy all that stuff myself. I would have loved to have gotten a few toys. Especially something for her to play with in her early developmental stage. Not necessarily rattles and things but learning type toys for around the 6 month age

    Answer by teagansmom10 at 3:12 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Toys are awesome! I try to go with educational varieties.

    Answer by scout_mom at 3:33 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • yeah you can do that.. heck i would.. maybe a mobile for the crib, crib toys are great too.. because some of them light up and play music..

    Answer by Audreysmommy123 at 6:10 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • I think that is a great idea.  I always give a Whoozit (infant toy) with my gifts at baby showers.


    Answer by mama_l at 7:11 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • I think books are always a good gift. Some of my favorites are Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? by Eric Carle, Snuggle Puppy and Hippos Go Berserk by Sandra Boynton, and Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney.
    And for mom and dad, Baby 411 by Denise Fields and Ari Brown, M.D.

    Answer by Christina807 at 9:52 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

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