Gift Ideas for New Parents And Baby
When someone in your family or a friend announces they are expecting a new bay or babies to their family one of the things that springs to mind, after jumping for joy, is 'BABY SHOPPING!!!!!'
So the search for the present that no one else has bought for them starts......
When I was pregnant with Mia, my Mum got together a basket of goodies for me I think she started collecting when I was 12 weeks. Baby grows, muslins, cream, baby wipes, baby nail scissors were all very helpful and well used. Mia's Nonna also put together a basket for her with baby towels, clothes and baby bed linen. The baskets are still very useful 13 years on for storage! My Sister-in-Law, Auntie Wanna, gave us a baby book when I was pregnant with Rosie which in which I have all her scan photos in, keepsakes and have written down all her 'firsts' in.
I always want to buy something that will be useful and will actually get used!
Not On The High Street has brilliant original gifts as they say 'From stylish toy crates with their name on and penguin bathrobes to story books with them at the heart... These unique gifts for babies are the perfect way to celebrate your favourite little humans.'
You can NEVER have enough muslins to hand and I love the really big ones they make now which makes sooooooo much sense
A little toy to put in the cot with the new baby is always so cute and Mamas & Papas has some beautiful ones
Other Useful Gifts.....
Baby nail cutters
Hand cream for Mum
Getting your crafty head on......
The girls have been lucky to have these made for them by Mama, Grandma, & Nonna. I treasure them.
A handmade gift that has had some though put into it is always much loved, so if you want to get making Pinterest is a good start for ideas
And The Gifts That Money Just Can Not Buy........
Sleep - offer to pop over and enjoy baby cuddles while mum gets some well earned sleep in between feeds
Cleaning- Empty their dishwasher, empty the bins, hoover (if everyone is up!)
Bring a dinner- A lasagne or shepherds pie...yum
Take baby out for a walk
Bring cake....new Mums need a sugary snack!
I hope this blog has given you some ideas about gifts....let me know what you think!
Lots of Love