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Danelle Ice is an entrepreneur in Los Angeles and mom of 3. She is the creator of HomeEverAfter.com and SimDanelle.com. Danelle is also known as internet personality SimDanelle, the first virtual person. Danelle is a beauty guru on YouTube, vlogger, blogger, and new media darling. She is a current brand ambassador for for Keurig and previous AMD Tech Mom, Kraft Foods Delicious Byte brand ambassador, and Purex Insider.

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  1. Hillary @ The Dunham Diaries
    February 24, 2009 @ 8:10 pm

    Love these ideas! I’ve had 2 babies and I still sometimes question what to bring to a shower. I ususally bring the basics because I know that they will always need those.
    And I had NO idea about the battery operated nose sucker! WHAT?? I’ll have to check into that! Thanks for the great tips!

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  2. mub
    February 25, 2009 @ 12:03 am

    I love making diaper cakes since you can gift diapers and a lot of other little goodies that sometimes get overlooked. I usually put a bottle on my diaper cakes, but wouldn’t have thought to add extra nipples. Great article =)

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  3. Posts about Baby Shower as of February 25, 2009
    February 25, 2009 @ 2:50 am

    […] e-retailer, and blogger. Shop La La Baby Boutique for all of your Unique Baby Shower Gifts 7 Must-Have Baby Shower Gifts – homemakerbarbi.com 02/25/2009 7 Must-Have Baby Shower Gifts There are many necessary and […]

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  4. Sarah
    February 25, 2009 @ 5:11 am

    I’ve had people tell me “but gift cards aren’t fun to give.” That may be true but they are very much appreciated and useful. This is a great list.

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  5. Hadley
    February 25, 2009 @ 6:40 am

    Great ideas! I always add boredeaux’s butt paste with whatever gift I give (I try to stick to the registry otherwise) – It’s the best stuff ever for the hiney!

    I’m with you – stick with practical!

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  6. Britt
    February 25, 2009 @ 6:00 am

    Hey, add Nosefrida to your list, it’s the most awesome little gadget on the planet, recommended by Dr Sears.. got mine at Whole Foods but they sell them online at Amazon and on their own website. Really the only thing you need…

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  7. Maria
    February 25, 2009 @ 3:33 pm

    This is a great list of pratical gift ideas. I can’t remember how many gifts I received at my baby shower that I did not need. I also love making diaper cakes for baby showers. They are a great way to give the mommy-to-be a unique gift that includes a lot of useful baby products.

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  8. Tiff
    February 25, 2009 @ 5:35 pm

    Love your ideas AND your website!

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  9. Charles
    November 10, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

    I know this article is over 2 years old and so this comment may not be read… but of these 7 “fantastic” gifts, 3 would have been completely useless to us! (disposable nappies, formula, diaper genie). Potentially 4 as expressed milk I think needs a different type of bottle but not 100%. Of course parents are entitled to make whatever choices they want as to how they look after/raise their child but to list these as “must haves” is a bit much!

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  10. Home Ever After
    February 24, 2009 @ 8:43 pm

    @Hillary: It’s great that you bring the basics- you can’t go wrong by sticking with what you know! The power nose sucker – my hat is off to the inventer of that contraption. Totally!

    You’re welcome and thank you so much for stopping by. Glad you left us a comment!

    Barbi

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  11. Home Ever After
    February 25, 2009 @ 9:09 am

    @Kim (mub): Me too! I had never seen or heard of a diaper cake until my sister, Jen, made me one for my baby shower. It was too cute and I’ve been in love with them ever since! I’d love it if you sent in a picture of one of the diaper cakes you’ve made; I’d love to include it in an article.

    Barbi

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  12. Home Ever After
    February 25, 2009 @ 9:10 am

    @Sarah: I’ve heard that too! In that case you could always give a gift card for half the amount you were going to spend, and only spend half your budget on buying an item. That way both giver and receiver are happy! Thanks for sharing :)

    Barbi

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