11 Moms Share the Weirdest Gifts They Got at Their Baby Showers

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In the traditional sense, baby showers are wonderful occasions in which friends and family come together to offer well wishes, advice, and, of course, presents to help ease new moms and dads into this labyrinth we call parenthood. Onesies, burp cloths, and diaper bags aside, chances are every new parents will have a friend, relative, or colleague who sort of (or entirely!) misses the mark in terms of baby shower gifting. 


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When it comes to baby showers, the guests can run the gamut from people who haven't ever had a newborn (yet, ever, or in the last 25 years!) to those who think they know it all and bombard new moms with their version of "the best" in baby gear. (Thanks but no thanks for the cloth diapers I already said we're not using.) Even if a mom registers in advance for all the things she wants or thinks she needs or at least wants to try out, there are no guarantees she won't get some really oddball gifts of all kinds. 

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It may be the thought that counts, but trust us, some "thoughts" and "keepsakes" (like the ones that are supposed to save a baby's nail clippings!) are truly better left unexpressed. Just ask these 11 moms who experienced some uncomfortable (and even mind-boggling) gift-opening moments at their baby showers. We're really not sure what some of these people were thinking ... 

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