Post # 1
We are expecting our first little one Mid Nov, so like all first time parents we need everything for the baby.
I am the oldest child (I am 37) , my parents had my brother and I. He is/has already past the stage of needing baby stuff and never wanted what my parents offered him. My parents kept stuff from when we were babies.
I am now the proud owner of a wooden cradle hand made by my grandfather (who passed away when I was 16). This cradle was made for me when I was a baby, it is in excellent shape. Just needs a new cradle matress and bumpers.
I also inherited a wooden high chair also made by him. There is also a little table and chair like a old school desk (seriously looks like made for a doll but is made for a toddler.), that also was made by him. I have pictures of me sitting in said table and chair.
We also inherited a rocking horse, which actually was my dad’s when he was little!
I am so excited that these things have been handed down to me, it makes me feel so special knowing that our child will get to use these!
Post # 3
That’s awesome, it will be so special using the things you used when you were a baby!
I have tons of baby blankets my mom gave me that people made for her when she had kids. And a wooden doll crib and some dolls. My mom didn’t save as much as I’d probably like, but that will motivate me to not get rid of everything and save it for my grandbaby!
Post # 4
I don’t think my Mom kept anything, but my grandmother has. We have a Baptism baby gown that has been used by all of my grandma’s 5 children, and all of her 9 grandchildren. She has it hanging on her wall in a shadow box, but I can’t wait to have a baby one day and have my baby use that gown for baptism.
Post # 5
How amazing. One of the best things about heirlooms, especially sturdy handmade ones, is that they were built to last!
My parents were never like that–not big on the keepsakes. Thankfully DH’s mom is amazing. His baby room was all antiques and family furniture (+200 years old), and she is giving it to us when we get a house with more space.
Post # 6
That’s so awesome! I don’t know what my parent’s kept from me and my siblings but since there are 3 of us, anything that is available will probably end up being split amoung us.
Post # 7
That’s so awesome, I love those kinds of things! Hubs and SIL had a real wooden table and chair set from when they were little. Hubs and I used the chairs for a few years, and just recently gave them back to SIL for her kids to go with the table she’s always had (not sure why she didn’t take the chairs with her when she moved). It so cool to see how tiny they were, and to see pics of them using them almost 30 years ago!
Post # 8
I have a rocking chair that was given to my great grandmother in 1902. She used it as a child then used it for my grandpa later on. All of his four children used it and there are pictures of my brother and I in it when we were younger. I can’t wait for my daughter to get big enough to use it. I also have an antique curio cabinet from the early 1900s, with rounded glass and everything. My great grandmother used it for her antique doll collection and it was given to me along with her collection when she passed away. Right now it sits in our living room displaying cards and important pictures but maybe one day my daughter can fill it with her own collection. Growing up I had a hand carved wooden canopy bed with pineapple posts that was also my great grandmother’s. My aunt has been storing it for a while now but it will be coming back to us in a few years when my daughter gets older. There’s just something so special about these pieces, they just don’t make furniture like that anymore.
Post # 9
Wow, sounds beautiful That’s awesome that you’ll get to use those things with such history.
The only thing I’d be worried about is maybe the high chair since modern high chairs have so many safety features in place so that the baby is secure and can’t tip themselves over and such.