(Closed) What to buy someone having a baby?!?!

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

what I enjoyed the most as a mom was nice nursing pyjamas, a bunch of home made food that I could freeze and just use when needed (we survived exclusively on that for the first 6 weeks), creams and stuff to take care of myself.

for babies, swaddling blankets with a velcro was my own life saver. Also practical are diapers of different sizes. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Swaddling blankets, feeding blankets, baby caps, and baby clothes! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

i think nice swaddling blankets, check out etsy for some. or clothes that are a bit bigger, they grow so quickly.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Unisex gowns. They are easier to move when changing diapers.

Plain white socks. So she can always find a match.

Gerber cloth diapers. For using as a burp cloth. They are super absorbant.

Dishwasher basket for baby items like nipples and passies. Steaming will get old, fast.

Passy keeper. It attaches to the passy and the baby’s clothing so it won’t get dropped or lost.

Diapers and wipes obviously.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think a cute outfit is a good choice. They should have all the essentials. An extra bouncer is no help, but you can always use an extra outfit. Like PP says, I advise buying one up from the newborn size because they grow so quickly, at least mine did! In Australia that means buying size 00 instead of size 000.

Another nice option is a rattle or a stuffed toy, because again one extra one doesn’t matter. My kids are teenagers / young adults and we still have some of those toys!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Gift cards to a local restaurant or deli so they can get takeout food. You can buy a gift for the baby later.

I love to give books and a small bookshelf. They can only wear so many clothes.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am due in less than 3 weeks. I have most of what I need at this point.  Def do not need more clothes. 

Gift cards to take out near her home is a great idea p/p mentioned. Maybe small packs of larger size up diapers as well? I am cloth diapering so I don’t need a ton but some are good. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

I alway like to give newborns something that they can keep like a pewter money box, jewellery box or a really special set of books.

I gave my sisters litte boy the whole series of Peter Rabbit books. He’s 4 now and he loves them and always reminds me that I gave them to him. 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Gift cards for takeout!  Or books with pictures for baby!  (vs. illustrations.)

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

5-weeks post-partum here! We appreciated meals we could heat up, and no one bought us this but a take out gift card but it soundss like a nice thought. Newborn diapers are nice. My favorite gift was my girlfriend gave me some nursing hand-me-downs, so maybe a nice nursing tank top or something?  As for baby clothes, one of my favorite  shower gifts was a plain old 2-pack of Gerber white kimono style shirts. They are so tiny, at first you don’t want to put anything over their little heads, and it was nice to have her in a shirt until her umbilical cord fell off. 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

A spa voucher for the mum.

But since it is family why not just call and ask?

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I second the spa voucher idea! I’m only halfway through my pregnancy and we’re already being inundated with hand-me-downs and gifts, most of which are clothing and burp cloths. I love baby clothes, but they’re going to grow out of that 0-3 months stuff in no time. I wouldn’t want random baby junk like picture frames or handprint kits, but useful stuff like diapers (not glamorous, but necessary!) or meal vouchers would be great. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I second the gift card or homemade food ideas. I think at this point she would appreciate that more than more baby stuff (clothes, blankets, etc.) which she probably has plenty of.

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