Those of you with a baby shower invites in your hand may be at a loss when it comes to what to bring as a gift. There's the obvious go-to's - onesies, rattles and diaper packs - but it's not always easy to parse out what makes a good standard gift and what isn't so hot.
When it comes to baby clothes, especially, choosing sizes is not as self-explanatory as some of us may think, especially if we have no experience with babies of our own. Newborns grow so fast, it's hard to tell if you're better off buying a much larger size that the little one may be drowning in for a couple of weeks, or go with a smaller size that won't last longer than a fortnight.
According to Parenting.com, it's often better to purchase clothing in a 0-3 months size rather than a newborn size - some babies are born bigger than others, after all, and even if the clothes are bit oversized, the baby will grow into them in a matter of a week or two.
If you desire to give a gift that has more lasting value, consider bringing an engraved glass photo vase or engraved silver photo keepsake box with to house pictures of all of baby's finest first moments.