We had a baby in August. I think the best thing you can do is know what the parents plan to do. Whether the mom is going to breastfeed or not, cloth diaper or not. I wanted to breastfeed exclusively and cloth diaper exclusively. People actually didnt' believe I would stick to either one so they didn't get me items that went with those and that is what I ended up needing the most. If they are going to cloth diaper you can NEVER have enough and they are absolutely fabulous (Bumgenius is the brand we use). As far as breastfeeding, I could never use enough of milk storage bags. However, I have a ridiculous surplus of bottles that we will never use because even when I pump we use the same bottles over and over. So that was sort of a poor choice of present and several people gave me nice bottles and bottle cleaners. We also got WAY too many blankets. The Aden and Anais blankets are very nice and good for swaddling but we had so many other types that I ended up dividing them up among family members to use at their houses. Pacifiers were good because we said we weren't going to use them but we do now and those tend to disappear! Like others said, organic baby shampoo is always great! I had way too much diaper cream and you can't use zinc oxide on cloth diapers so we can't even use the normal diaper cream people gave us and had to buy our own special kind, so again if they are going to cloth diaper that would be a good buy is the special cream to go with them. Hope that helps!
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