At this same shower, I held my son (7 mo.) the whole time.
Another mother with an 8 mo. put that baby on the floor to feed himself his bottle of formula.
I know that the original purpose of the syringes was for medicine, but this was a LARGE version of a syringe, and it would be too big for medicine. And it was called the "baby feeder" or some absurd title like that. And all of these moms were like, "Oh, wonderful, now you can feed him mush and he'll sleep through the night," etc.
She also got a baby monitor that vibrates the crib when the baby cries (because "of course" the baby will be in another room), so you can hear the baby cry, but "hopefully" the vibrating motion will put the baby back to sleep and you won't even have to get up.
I gave the new momma a sling, BTW! (It was her only "AP" gift.)
But I didn't know anyone there very well--including the new momma--she's just a distant friend--so I didn't speak up about the dumb gifts she got.