Time to Eat! For Breast Fed Babies Gift Basket

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Making a Time to Eat! gift basket may be difficult if you don’t know whether mommy-to-be is planning to breastfeed or formula feed.  Here I will give you tips for putting together a Time to Eat Themed Gift Basket for $30 for a breast fed baby, and everything in it will be absolutely useful!

The Container:

You could go with a traditional bag or one of these containers.  But, if you want to really make your gift stand out, consider putting the items in a dish drainer or a basket that mom can use to store bottles in the cupboard.  Here are some great, and cheap, options:

I use these in my kitchen cupboard to store bottles, their parts, formula, etc.
Mainstays Storage Basket
$2.50 at Walmart

Rubbermaid Antimicrobial Dish Drainer, Small, White
$8 at Walmart

What to Include:

Bottles

Evenflo TruVent Angled Bottle
$5 at Amazon (can also be found at some local Walmarts and Targets)

Breast Milk Storage Bottles (or bags)

Lansinoh Breast Milk Storage Bottles $7.50 for 4 pack at Babies R Us

Burp Cloths

    • These Dundee burp cloths will work just fine, but if you want to splurge on the best burp cloths (I’m talking $22 for 10) then get these ones from Gerber.

Dundee Burp Cloths
$10 for 6 pack at Amazon

Bottle brush

    • Mom will still need to clean parts to her breast pump and the bottles for when she expresses milk.  So, she will need a bottle brush.  Wonder why I prefer the bottle brush below?  Check out Product Review: Bottle Brushes!

Munchkin Bottle and Nipple Brush Two for $4 or one for $2 at Target

Dish soap

    • Normal dish soap is fine.  You can even get a 9 oz. bottle of regular stuff for $1.  But if mommy-to-be is one of those over-the-top safety nut kind of mommies, make sure it is hypoallergenic or baby safe.

Optional Items to Include (if you want to splurge):

Dishwasher basket

Manual breast pump

Breast pads

Lanolin Cream

Boppy pillow w/ cover

Breast feeding cover-all

For more information on the best (and worst) gifts for baby showers, check out my Baby Shower Gift Ideas page! 

Have any of your own suggestions?  Share them in the comments!

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