(Closed) Best gift/product for first time parents?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Not a mom but I know moms who would have loved a nice, stylish diaper bag. And then you can fill it up with some diapers, perhaps not newborn diapers though because I hear you don’t need those for very long. That way she has something that looks nice for herself and is practical. I find that people who are parents LOVE practical things. hehe.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

2 things have made our lives better.  One is Lovey Duds baby wearing wrap.  (So awesome that I have two of them!) and the other is our yoga ball.  I couldn’t get through a single day without these!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

My favorite gift ended up being diapers. Lol I was like “oh…thhhannks.” at my baby shower, but after I had him. Soo grateful.

I really loved my boppy pillow for feeding him in the hospital.

But I think sceeder is on the right track.

A super soft cozy blanket /nightgown /slippers for the mom too.


Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My 2 go-to gifts for new parents are the Boppy pillow and the diaper genie.  Both are fantastic and SO useful 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Just as a counter-point, I hate my boppy and never use it! Oh but, classic keepsakes are always good, like a silver Tiffany rattle, etc.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think things like swings, slings, vibrating chairs, etc – anything useful – run the risk of not being AWESOME gifts because babies are so different.  You get the best sling, but then it turns out the baby likes to sit in a vibrating chair, so your awesome swing isn’t a great gift for THIS baby. They’re also likely to get a 100 soft blankets…

What’s their design style? You could do something with the baby’s name for the nursery.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My sister got a ridiculous amount of things as gifts when she was pregnant with my neice.  Her favs were the Boppy pillow (and the extra covers she got – very useful to be able to switch out) and a baby food maker (it steams fruits and vegetables so you can make your own organic baby food – obviously she saved this for a little while before using it!).  

The only thing she really wanted and didn’t get was a rocking chair for the nursery.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Boppies are awesome – a good one and some great covers is a great idea.  My son absolutely lived in his swing but PP is right that every baby is different.  My son also loved his exersaucer.  They have a new one now that the baby moves around (instead of sitting in the middle).

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

my friends are having their 1st any day now i agree with diaper bags but i got them one from etsy *oh how i love that site* that clips onto the stroller it’s smaller and can only hold a little but it’s perfect for short outings

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It depends so much on the person. Someone got us a certain brand of diapers, and a lot of them! But DS just peed right through them. We have found only two brands that work for him. I loved my boppy and our video monitor, my son hated the sling, and barely used a pacifier. Bath stuff and baby medications are always good to have!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

This is a stroller that grows with kids.  My SiL has one and loves it.

ETA: But lots of new parents get their heart set on a stroller they pick out.  Does she have a baby registry set up yet?

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@ddw: a stroller or travel system would be awesome if you have the $$ for it. The travel system comes with a stroller and infant car seat. Every child needs that. We still use the boppy and my son is 12 months. Heck, it even makes a nice neck pillow for the parents. Hehe.

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