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

posted 11 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Worker bee

My initial thought was a carrier/sling. Also, I absolutely ADORE perusing etsy baby items for things like handmade bedding, diaper bags, blankets, nursing cloths, etc.

[Warning: You might get distracted for hours! Almost as bad as weddingbee!]: http://www.etsy.com/category/children/baby

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you live close to her and you want to do something creative.  Maybe you could include a “night of babysitting/night out for the parents”  coupon on top of the present 🙂

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee

at the risk of being booooring, just get something off her registry, unless it is a keepsake item, like from Tiffany’s/Hallmark…as a first time mom, it seems like no one wants to buy you a “basic” item that you need, from your registry…so, I now try to buy people one super practical item (carseat, nice thermometer) from their registry & one “cutesie” item, depending on your price range

since she still has awhile to go, make sure to give a gift receipt

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My niece used her boppy for several months (she’s 10 now, so I don’t remember exactly how long, but we have A LOT of pics with her in it).  It is great for infants and also great once they start sitting up and moving around more.  

The covers are both nice to look at, and it would be good to have a spare in case it does get spilled on or something.  Some come with a cover already on, but I have also seen ones without covers so you have to buy at least 1 cover.

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

At my sister-in-law’s baby shower, the hit gift was actually just a ton of smaller gifts packaged up beautifully. Someone made this huge (really huge) gift basket filled with all sorts of smaller necessities from the registry that cost a few dollars each.

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

One item I could absolutely not live without is swaddle blankets.  SwaddleMe blankets are incredible, and the Aiden and Anais blankets are also nice.  I would second the sling/carrier suggestion as well; I use my Moby on a regular basis, and so does my husband.

As far as more expensive gifts that will last for a while as the baby grows, maybe offer to buy their crib?  Our crib is convertible, so it turns into a toddler bed and then a twin sized bed.  It was more expensive, but it will last the baby its whole lifetime and grow with him/her.

 

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would say if you really want to be awesome, go for the crib. Like a really beautiful crib that’s convertible, like Mrs. Spring’s. But prepare to spend quite a lot (definitely more than $150)! Remember, you are being awesome. 😉

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would say if you really want to be awesome, go for the crib. Like a really beautiful crib that’s convertible, like Mrs. Spring’s. But prepare to spend quite a lot (definitely more than $150)! Remember, you are being awesome. 😉

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