Post # 1
I have an old friend from HS who is about 5 months pregnant. She just found out the baby is a boy and I’m so happy for her! We don’t speak much – maybe a few times a year and mostly through facebook and I’ve only seen her once in the last 2 years, but I want to get something small for the baby. I was thinking about getting the little froggy plush toy from Pottery Barn – is this an appropriate gift? TIA!!
Post # 3
When the baby is born, I highly recommend a personalized baby block. They are just $15-20 (depending on how much personalization you want to do) and that includes shipping. Everyone who I give these to RAVES about them and you can’t beat the price.
I don’t have children myself but my sister always complains about all the stuffed animals her two kids received as babies – and still receive as gifts. They don’t play with them and the stuffed animals always just get stuck in a bin somewhere until she can donate them to a non-profit.
Post # 4
Oh my gosh, so cute! It’s definitely appropriate.
Post # 5
I think the frogs are adorable. I would go for the rattle or the thumbie. Your friends baby will get to play with them much sooner that way. The little blanket / thumbie reminds me of the tag blankets, which kids LOVE and I think it would be a really great gift. It’s all adorable though.. I say good instincts.. go for it!
Post # 6
I’ll be honest I hated getting stuff like that…now that I look back on all the baby gifts I’ve given..yeah it was cute but useless lol. I also got WAYYYY to much baby bath stuff- I have so much Johnson and Johnson crap and my daughter is allergic to it ughh so it sits. If your gunna give stuff like that California Baby- it organic and smells good. But things new moms need- Diapers (you can make them look nice in a diaper cake) but always need diapers, burp clothes, grooming set, little rattles (sassy brand), anything black white and red- babies can’t see very well for the first couple months so those colors are bright and babies love them, Moby sling(love mine) it lets the mom get a hands free break, Swaddler wraps for the baby- it’s very helpful..
these are some of the things I could think of that helped me out but Good Luck!!
Post # 7
I think that it is a very cute gift and the pottery barn chamois stuff is sooo soft.
@lilperiwinkle- I know what you are saying too but people enjoy giving cute stuff. I usually try to balance some practical stuff, like diapers burp clothes etc, with a cute item that I like.
You can’t go wrong that way.
Post # 8
As far as getting too many stuffed animals.. I think it really depends on the person. I have a 3 moz old and so far (including Christmas, babyshower, labor.. etc) I have only recieved 4 stuffed animals for her. And one was just some bear a friend was trying to get rid of because she had been gifted it. So you never know…
Post # 9
@lilperiwinkle: Maybe you could donate some of those items like that johnson and johnson stuff that your daughter has an allergy to, to a women’s shelter or another charity?
Also, I agree with all the other posters, definitely practical stuff is a plus!