What is Cuddlecloth?
For those not in the know, Cuddlecloth sells hooded towels that moms can wear around their necks while bathing their babies. This helps keep mom dry. Because of the cloths’ naturally clingy cotton velour, these towels stay on the mother until the baby’s bath is finished. Once the baby is ready to come out of the bath, moms can snuggle the baby against the towel while using their other hand to unclasp the bib and wrap the baby up in the cloth. The hood keeps the baby safe and warm. Cuddlecloths have no Velcro or ties, so moms can wrap up their babies with no trouble. This process is a lot safer than picking up slippery babies and holding them with one hand while struggling to grab a towel from nearby and wrap them up. With a regular towel, getting a baby out of the bath can be a two person job—one person to hold the baby, the other to wrap him or her up. With Cuddlecloth, getting babies out of bath-time, drying them off, and taking them to the changing station becomes a smooth, one person process.
Great, now you have a unique baby shower gift idea. What basket do you use and what do you put in it?
Since Cuddlecloth is designed for bath use, why not gift it in a baby bathtub? Cuddlecloths come in clear wrapping with bows that look perfect in any basket, whatever shape this basket may take. If you decide to go with the bathtub theme, you can add various baby shampoos, rubber duckies, or lotions. Once you’ve assembled all your items in the baby bathtub, you can wrap it up in clear cellophane and tie it with a bow. Classy and simple! Some other cute baby shower gift ideas include CuddleTotes, which are similar to Cuddlecloths but are designed for the beach. CuddleTotes are 4-in-1—they function as backpacks, bags for swimming suits, changing mats, and Cuddlecloths. Try a large sand bucket as a basket and some beach toys for this gift, and you have the perfect baby shower gift for summer. This type of basket would be ideal for outdoorsy, active parents.
Cuddlecloths sound too big? Try a smaller version!
Cuddle-rounds, which are washcloths for babies, make a nice add-on to either of these gift ideas, and if you’re not up for making a DIY baby shower gift, you can give these by themselves. They come in White Polka Dot, Florida Spa, and Gingham Check, with various colors of red, pink, green, and blue. Note that Florida Spa only comes in blue Gingham Check, and red is only available in White Polka Dot. Also, if you think that a smaller Cuddlecloth would suit the new parent and baby much better, you can buy a Cuddlette instead, which is a smaller version of the Cuddlecloth and can double as a nursing cover. For parents with newborns, this gift is flawless.
Know the gender of the baby? Buy in pink or blue
Cuddlecloths, Cuddlerounds, and Cuddlettes are available in pink and blue, which makes them good baby shower gifts ideas for boys or girls. If the parents have decided to surprise themselves and everyone else, take a wild guess and hope for the best. Unlike the items above, CuddleTotes only come in one color, so no deliberation is necessary. They’re rainbow colored, which makes them a good fit for anyone, and what’s more, are sure to be noticed on the beach.
There, you now have DIY baby shower gift idea. Try it!
Before, you were stumped because you thought there were no new ideas for baby shower gifts. Now that you’re not stumped anymore, go buy a Cuddlecloth or a CuddleTote (or both if you’re adventurous. Or just a really great friend). Remember to put it in a bathtub or a sand bucket if you want to build on a theme, but an actual basket or other container will do just as well. DIY baby shower gift baskets add a nice personalized touch to any baby shower you’re attending, and Cuddlecloths will delight any new parent.