There is always such excitement when a friend or family member has a new baby. It is often the case that people want to bring gifts to meet the new arrival and these post looks at how to get presents that the parents really want.
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So let’s start with what not to get. Baby essentials are fantastic in general but you can be pretty sure that others will have contributed newborn clothes and vouchers for the local baby shop. These are great for those wanting to keep it simple and efficient but if you are looking for a gift that will stand out from the crowd, check these out:
- The rocket portable pram rocker.
Oh how I wish we had been given one at these when our little man was born! Luckily we discovered it within a couple of months and it is my personal favourite device we ever bought. This little rocket clips on to all sorts of prams, cribs and baskets and gently rocks your child to sleep. Anyone who has felt the pain of manually rocking their baby for hours on end will appreciate just what a game changer this device is, you will be a hero to Mum and Dad!
2. Schnuggle baby bath
Another favourite of ours that we purchased ourselves following advice from a fellow parent. Though a bath may seem limited in use, this particular one is far from it. Robbie (My son) sat in his for hours every day from around 8 weeks old and absolutely loved it! The bath contains a soft back and grooves at the bottom which make it an ideal ‘chair’ for babies aswell as a great bath. Well worth checking out.
3. Baby monitor
The make or model is really not too important, but having one of these is vital! Again it is not a gift that we received but soon realised how much we needed a monitor as we found how strange and scary it is to have your baby out of your sight! The model below is the one that we used and it done us proud for a year before we were brave enough to take our eyes off him at night.
4. Baby hand and foot print frame.
The tiny hands and feet of a new baby are so precious but don’t stay that way for long! These frames include all you need to make beautiful imprints of both alongside a photo of your baby in the centre. It really is a perfect gift.
5. Personalised keepsake box
Everyone loves a personalised gift and it is even more special for new parents. A keepsake box is ideal to store all the special memories from a baby’s early months and years. Everything can be personalised to suit the baby such as the box colour, name and date of birth. Every parent will want one!
6. Baby star projector nightlight
Another amazing device that helped us out so much. Not only did this light give a great sensory experience for Robbie in the daytime, with lights off obviously, it also really helped to improve his sleep overnight. We found he was waking every time the timed lights from his mobile switches off, he would wake up and scream due to the darkness. These lights not only made him happy but allowed us to get a little bit of sleep, amazing.
7. Red Letter Day voucher
Whilst everyone else is buying gifts for the baby, why not give a present to Mum and Dad? Red Letter Day vouchers give a choice of thousands of events and experiences ranging from Spa days through to driving race cars. Let them pick for themselves and and I’m sure they will remember your generosity when having the time of their lives!
And last but not least… Something every mum needs after birth, a spa set.
My wife had a tricky time with birth, to put it lightly! She, like every other new mum, deserved a little time to herself after and this makes a new mum spa set a gift that will always be appreciated. It may not be unique but it will certainly be loved!
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