Memorable Baby Gifts

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A brand new, cooing, bouncing baby is on the way or may be has already arrived.Whether the little angel is yours, a friend’s or a family member’s, they will touch your life in ways you never thought possible. The choices you have when buying a gift for that new arrival are overwhelming if you are not sure what someone needs or perhaps could do without. That doesn’t mean you should give up. There are a couple of categories of baby gifts which will be sure to please: necessities, memory makers, baby gift basketsĀ  and gifts for the parent.

One easy and much appreciated baby gift you can give is some form of necessity.Whether the family has had one or ten kids in the past, they’ll still need some basic necessities to make it through the first few months like diapers, diaper rash creams, baby wipes, lotions etc. If gifting diapers, find out baby’s weight, and buy the family a case of weight specific diapers. If the gift is for a baby shower, play it safe and buy newborn baby diapers with a gift receipt in case the baby is larger.If it is going to be a large shower, go for size one or two in diapers as other people may choose newborn size diapers to give. The problem in this is that most babies only wear newborn size for a week or two, and some larger babies start out right in size one. Other items like wipes (get the gentle and for sensitive skin type), bibs with cute sayings, wash clothes, samples of powders, lotions, spit rags, shampoos, and baby body washes are quite appreciated too.

When you are putting together new baby gift baskets, things like bottles and pacifiers may seem like logical choices for new baby gift baskets, but that is not always a good idea. There are many different and specialize bottles and pacifiers on the market, and unless you know what the new parents are going to use, you may very well buy the wrong kind of each and those items will never be used.

However, if basic supplies are not your thing, consider giving a baby gift that can be considered a memory maker. A memory maker baby gift allows parents to commemorate the birth of their child in their own way. The photo album is the key component of this baby gift, as it takes far less time to assemble than a scrapbook, which any parent will tell you is important when you have a newborn. Or Think about going to your local photo shop and prepaying for digital printing for baby pictures. Get them ink and photo paper for their home printer if they like to print at home. You could also gift certificates for any other type of service they can use to prepare and save the precious memories they are going to make while delivering and bringing home the new baby.

Another very kind idea for a baby gift would have nothing to do specifically with the child, but instead, the parents. Anyone who has ever had kids will tell you that the first year can be incredibly trying. It is rare that you get a moment to shower, let alone do something purely for yourself. Why not have your baby gift be something for the parents? Think about giving a coupon booklet for babysitting to the parents so that they can get some alone, adult time outside of the house. If you aren’t too good on the whole babysitting thing, think about giving them cash for a sitter and gift card for some sort of pampering, like a manicure or massage. The parents will thank you first, and their kids will thank you for a well rested parent.

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