Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Barefoot Books Baby Shower Gift Ideas

The first week of our "Giving Diapers, Giving Hope" Fundraiser is coming to a close.  Thankfully there is still time to support your favorite cloth diaper charity with 25% of your purchase going to help families in need.

"Giving Diapers, Giving Hope" Barefoot Books Fundraiser
June 1st- June 20th 2013
25% of all sales will be donated
(Please select "Giving Diapers, Giving Hope" Event)
Fundraising Goal: $200
Take 20% off your purchase (one time use, so make the most of it!) with code TWENTY13

I talked a bit about why we love Barefoot Books in my recent post, but today I want to share some ideas about how you can incorporate Barefoot Books into your gift-giving at baby showers.

1. A book in place of a card
When I was pregnant with my first child, my friends threw me a surprise baby shower.  To make the party extra special, each guest was asked to purchase a book to give in place of a card. They each wrote a message for us somewhere on their book.  To this day, it still warms my heart every time I pick up one of these books and see a thoughtful message from a friend inscribed in the pages.

*Photo credit, Barefoot Books

2. Grow-with-baby gifts
A new parent will tell you that although it may be fun opening a thousand newborn-sized baby outfits, the gifts that get used the most are ones that grow with your baby.  I love the book "Bear on a Bike" because it will appeal to even the youngest babies: the colors are captivating and the story incorporates repetition that a small child loves.  Yet this is a book that will hold a child's attention easily into his toddler years and beyond: there are many subtle details to notice, objects to name and identify, and situations to discuss.  Best of all you can purchase the matching "Bear on the Go" puzzle and create a gorgeous baby shower gift for less than $20.
*Photo Credit, Barefoot Books

3. Create new classics
What I love most about Barefoot Books is that these books are not the usual additions to a new parent's library.  Of course there are the classic books that every parent wants to own, but do you really want to be the gift-giver who provides a 3rd copy of Goodnight moon to an expectant mother?  Take some time to create new favorites for our young readers and give something unexpected and unique.  I highly recommend "Clare Beaton's Nursery Rhymes," "Who's in the Garden," and "I took the Moon for a Walk."

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  1. I love the idea of giving books instead of cards at baby showers. I also give books to kids as gifts other times of the year like Christmas and birthdays. My daughter loves getting new books.

  2. I love the "Who's In The Garden" book, and I am sure my kids will too! I am currently reading them books about gardening and the fruits & veggies that we are growing in ours :-)

  3. Why should people give to Giving Diapers, Giving Hope?

    Diapers are EXPENSIVE! Besides being more Earth-friendly, the great thing about cloth, is that there is always access to a clean diaper (yes, they can be washed by hand without much effort...I have had to do it) and unlike disposables, they only need to be purchased once.

    Giving Diapers, Giving Hope is an AMAZING non-profit organization that helps place cloth diapers into the hands of families that are struggling financially and cannot afford to keep their baby's bottom clean and dry. Without the expense of disposable diapers, the family can use their hard earned money on other items such as food, housing expenses, etc.

    So what are you waiting for? Protect our planet and our nations families who are struggling to provide for their children...donate! Any bit helps! :-)

  4. Supporting cloth diaper charities is a win-win for everybody! For families struggling financially, they will ultimately help save money. Families who are encouraged and enabled to cloth diaper learn that just about anything can be "repurposed" as a diaper, and this can open up a whole new world as far as reusable products go. Cloth diapering mamas usually go on to try other things that are good for Earth: unpaper towels, cloth wipes, mama cloth, etc. So when we help families, it's not just a temporary solution. It's an investment into their future AND ours. Anne Sweden

  5. Bear on a Bike looks cute! We love listening to audio CD's on car rides.

  6. WOW, this is so cute and adorable, I especially love bear on the go. Thanks for the share!

  7. We all Go Traveling By would probably appeal to my toddlers!