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Easy Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Pregnancy is a popular topic "Early Show" these days. From baby health to child furniture, the pregnancies of two of our anchors, Maggie Rodriguez and Erica Hill have brought to mind to all things baby. So it's no surprise that the Rodriguez and Hill recently caught the attention of American Baby magazine, which asked the two moms-to-be to grace this month's cover. Rodriguez and Hill shared their cover photo on "The Early Show" Thursday.

With Hill's due date nearing, however, celebrating baby's arrival is next -- and that means a baby shower. So what's the perfect gift? How much should you spend?

Dana Points, editor in chief of American Baby, appeared on the broadcast Thursday to discuss some of the hot must-have gift ideas for new moms:

Chicco Liteway Stroller

Dana: This is incredibly lightweight. Most of strollers like this the seats don't recline all the way. This is cute and very lightweight. This is a very affordable, yet durable lightweight stroller.

This one is called Starlet. It weighs only 17 pounds. It has fully-reclining seat, which is uncommon in an umbrella stroller. The generous storage basket converts to drawstring backpack (this is helpful when out in the rain/in muddy conditions)

Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper

Dana: This is a unique new portable sleep seat for newborns. It features a secure inclined position for babies, great for when doctor recommends they sleep with their heads elevated, especially if your baby has reflux. With a simple push from mom, soothing rocking action will help put the baby to sleep. It has an easy, push button fold for true portability.

Usually an infant seat you can't let the baby sleep in it at night and this one you can, it's the only one you can let your baby sleep in at night. You can use it as a bassinet.


Dana: It's a feeding and infant support pillow and a true baby shower favorite. Parents love the versatility of this product! It transitions to offer support to you and your baby as they grow. Use it for support during feeding and bonding time with mom and dad. Then as your baby grows you can use it to help you little one during tummy time and while their learning to sit!

You can use it around your waist for feeding and you can also just place it on the floor and recline the child in it. This is a classic. It's a must-have. It's won awards from American Baby for many years now because it's one of those products mom say they got to have.

Aden & Anais Swaddles
$44/4 pack

Swaddle Love Book

Dana: Swaddling is essential with a newborn. Swaddling is the art of snuggly wrapping a baby in a blanket for warmth and security. Many moms have found that this is a great way to calm the baby because it reminds them of the security of the womb. These swaddles are made out of natural muslin, which is a breathable fabric and will help prevent your baby from overheating. The generous size makes swaddling easy. This also multi-tasks with mom and baby throughout the day. You can use it in the stroller, while nursing, as a changing table cover, a burp cloth or even a tummy time blanket.

Swaddle Love Book: Swaddle Love book is chock full of useful and interesting facts and anecdotes that explain how swaddling developed through the ages. Offers advice about safe swaddling techniques

Gymboree Monkey Onesie

OTHER PRODUCTS: Beanie $8.75, blanket $26.75, rattle $7.75

Dana: This is super cute. Gymboree has dressing Children head to toe since 1986. Known for adorable clothing that allows the clothing to last for years and years -- perfect for hand-me-downs. Gymboree makes very durable clothes.

Gerber Nuk Orthodontic Bottles
3 pack/10 oz. $15

Dana: These bottles are specially designed to reduce colic and promote healthy teeth formation. They are BPA Free. Bottles and nipple: Orthodontic nipple - its special shape is similar to a mother's nipple during breastfeeding which encourages healthy development of baby's jaw and teeth.

Johnson & Johnson Gift Basket

Dana: In this basket we have bedtime bubble bath and wash, PINK lotion, baby shampoo
head-to-toe Foaming Wash, and baby powder. Our readers love the bedtime moisture wash because it gets baby in the mood for sleep. All the Johnson's formulas are very easy on tender eyes and skin. These are wonderful because they're fragrant and inexpensive.

Munchkin's White Hot Inflatable Safety Duck Tub

Dana: This is the Munchkin's White Hot Inflatable Safety Duck Tub. It's adorable and fun. The White Hot Safety Disc in tub indicates when water is safe temperature for baby's skin. Disc turns white when too hot, blue when just right. The duck's beak quacks when squeezed for entertaining your baby. It's filled with the white hot safety duck, also from Muchkin, same idea here, the White Hot Safety Disc on the bottom indicates when water too hot for baby.

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