What are some types of things you do when the gender of the baby is a surprise? People keep asking if we are doing a baby shower, but we decided to do a welcome home party instead, but people are asking us what we need/want and to send registry lists, but we are unsure what to ask for because we don’t know the gender… anyone else done a surprise gender before?
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Gender neutral items
My boyfriend and I don’t know the sex of our little bundle and had a baby shower we just asked for gender neutral things.
Yellows greens soft peach type of colors … diapers and wipes
Do the shower bf the baby gets here bc a party once the kiddo gets here is way more stressful, IMO. Stick with gender neutral gear and clothes- there are a ton of options out there these days. That’s what we did for our kiddo since wanted to find out the sex.
I’ve seen parents that choose this option usually ask for gender neutral colors for car seats, strollers (gray or black) & for clothing they usually gift gender neutral onesies (white, yellow, green). You can always ask for diapers too, that’s pretty straight forward. Once you announce the gender you can get more specific on the types of items you want for your child and the nursery. Hope this helps, congrats on your newest addition!
We did! I asked for diapers, wipes, lotions/baby wash/necessity items and gender neutral (grays/mint colored) towels, rags, blankets. I did not want anyone to buy clothes beforehand. You usually have baby in sleepers and onesies at the beginning anyways and those are easy to just get yourself.
Pacifiers, swaddle blankets, onesies, color neutral outfits, if it ends up being a girl you can always put a pink hat on any neutral clothes like grey brown tan black yellow blue…diapers…free and clear laundry detergent…baby wipes and wash cloths… Lots of stuff you can ask for
I always wanted it to be a surprise, but I had no willpower. Lol. Its awesome you’re doing it. I think the welcome home party is a great idea.
Neutral colors - yellows, greens, tan, blues etc.
With my last we didn’t find out until birth and we had a decent amount of clothes. We did a meet and greet after he was born. Diapers, wipes, bottles, bath stuff, high chair, seat things and bounces/jumpers are pretty neutral items.
Well all babies can use diapers, wipes, bottles, neutral/solid color onesies, blankets, bath items, stuffies. There are plenty of things to register for!
That’s all they use to be have a gender neutral theme, it will match whatever you want. Every baby needs the same basic things.
Bottles, teething gel or tablets, a white baby bath, cloth diapers for burp rags, diapers, a white diaper pail, shampoo, baby bath, lotion, white socks, white onesies, snap button white t shirts, white, cream, green, yellow or peach receiving blankets, swaddle blankets, any color play pen, binkies, car seat in any color, stroller in any color, stuffies in gender nuetral colors, a Bumbo seat in any color, a bouncer any color
Gender neutral items for clothing, towels or blankets (yellows, greens, greys, whites, browns), bottles (if you’re planning on doing bottles), soothers, diapers, wipes.
We didn’t know the gender of our babe and the things we received were amazing.
Until you know, just ask for the basics: diapers, wipes, binkies, bottles, spit up cloths, etc. That can all be “gender neutral.”
I knew gender before hand with my first but registered for gender neutral items so they could be reused since it was always the plan to have more than one. I did grey for big items, primary colors for toys, blankets, etc. We also did books instead of cards & a diaper raffle. It worked out great because I have a girl & a boy now & the only thing I needed for my second was clothes.
I personally would just ask for gift cards instead of clothes and basic baby items like diapers, wipes, bath towels, soaps. things like that. You can always use the gift cards to buy clothes later on!
Diapers sizes 3 and 4 mostly those are the sizes my daughter was in mostly. She’s been in size 6 for awhile now
I’m having a c section Thursday. Baby has been shy. Not shown the goods. If it’s a boy we got 2 boys age 1 & 2. If a girl my sister and a good friend got girls under 1. Hand me downs r fine by us lol. They grow so fast. Diapers r gender neutral until pullups. We’ve just said gender neutral this time around and ppl r anxious to know, of course. But baby is healthy and that’s all that matters.