Baby showers are filled with smiles and excitement. I had such fun at my own showers, and it's hard to believe they took place nearly five years ago. My friends and family planned two separate baby showers for me before my daughter was born. We brought home so many wonderful gifts. My husband and I enjoyed registering for all the baby gifts even more than our wedding gifts. All the little cute clothes and products--it's a world of babies, baths, books and bedtimes and absolutely nothing can prepare you for the exciting and exhausting times ahead.
One of my favorite gifts to give when I attend a baby shower is what I call a bath and bedtime basket. I usually fill a basket or bag with some Johnson's baby products, a rubber ducky, washcloths and, of course, plenty of children's books. I wrap the basket with a baby blanket and tie a bow on top. A new mother can never receive too many bath products or too many books!
I received three bottles of Johnson's head-to-toe baby wash for my own shower and still use the product every night for my son. A few years ago, we started using Johnson's bedtime bath (the one in the purple bottle) for my daughter. It has a wonderful, soothing aroma, the no more tears formula and includes NATURALCALM™ essences that, according to the manufacturer, helps the child fall asleep easier at night. But, I absolutely love the scent and would use the product for that reason alone.
Just recently Johnson's came out with a new combination bubble bath and wash. We had the chance to try out the baby bedtime bubble bath & wash in the purple bottle. The aroma is slightly less strong than the normal bedtime bath and smells a little more like bubble bath. As expected, when used in the bath it does generate bigger and more numerous bubbles for the kids than the normal bedtime bath product and it lathers a little more. My daughter likes the idea of using bubble bath and prefers the bottle design with all the bubble graphics. I think we'll use the product occasionally when the kids want a few more bubbles in the tub and use the normal bedtime bath for everyday use.
The johnsonsbaby.com website includes several printable coupons for their products, other informative guides and even downloadable lullabies. It's definitely worth a visit if you use Johnson's products regularly or plan to pick up a few gifts for an upcoming baby shower.
Next week, Tuesday, February 23rd from 3-4 pm EST Mom Central is hosting a Johnson's Baby Shower Twitter Party. Talk about favorite baby shower gifts, Johnson's Baby products to gift at showers, and other tips and tricks for new Moms. They will give away Johnson's products and prizes! Use the hashtag #MCBabyShower and join the virtual shower.
What kind of gifts do you give at baby showers? Some of my favorite books to give include Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose, Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton, any of the Bright and Early Board Books and Chugga Chugga Choo Choo by Kevin Lewis. One of the favorite books I received at my shower is The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by William Sears, Martha Sears. I'm pictured to the left opening that gift at my shower and have referenced it often.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Johnson’s and received samples of Johnson’s Baby products to facilitate my review. View my full disclosure statement for more information about my reviews.