Baby Laundry Basket Ideas

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Fill a laundry basket with essential baby items as a gift.
Fill a laundry basket with essential baby items as a gift. (Image: Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Any expectant mother can appreciate a practical gift for their baby on the way. Whether it's for a baby shower or something to drop off to the mom-to-be, forget the wrapping paper, and put your gift in a useful laundry basket. Fill the laundry basket with gifts of a common baby theme. The basket highlights the gifts in a decorative fashion and will be well-used by the mother when she has loads of baby clothes to wash.

Laundry Items

Fill a laundry basket with essential laundry items for the baby. Add baby laundry detergent, stain spray, a stain stick, a laundry bag for delicates, clothes pins and baby fabric softener sheets. If you want to go beyond the laundry products, include cute baby outfits, bibs or burp cloths that will end up in the laundry basket, needing to be washed in the future. Add tissue paper throughout the inside of the basket or tie a decorative bow around the basket.

Beach Baby Items

Fill the basket with warm-weather baby items that are essential for a trip to the beach. Include baby sunscreen, a sun hat, shovel, sandals, swimsuit, swimming diapers, baby beach towel and a variety of pool toys. To add further decoration to the gift basket, put starfish or seashells throughout the laundry basket.

Bedtime Items

Fill a laundry basket with baby items that are essential for bedtime. Put bedtime books like "Goodnight, Moon" in the basket. Other items to include are a nightlight, mobile, white noise machine, baby blanket, swaddling blankets and baby slippers. Add colorful tissue paper or shredded paper inside the basket and tie a bow around the outside to complete the look.

Meal Time Items

Fill a laundry basket with items that are essential for feeding a baby. Include items like bottles, bowls, spoons, forks, baby food, a drying rack and a place mat. Clean-up items like burp cloths, bibs, washcloths, baby surface spray and dish soap are important as well. Put colorful curling ribbon or tissue paper throughout the inside of the basket and tie a decorative bow around the outside.

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