A newborn baby is a great event not only for parents but also for the whole family, as well as for close friends. The most important question, in this case, is what to give a newborn?
Gifts for newborns are usually selected based on relationships between families. If you are visiting friends, you can limit yourself to nice little things for the baby like toys and games and a gift for parents. However, if you are very close, choosing a gift for your baby is likely to be a responsible process that will take you a lot of time and money. However, you first need to decide whether the gift will be practical or sentimental.
Most often, people choose practical gifts for the bride’s bridegroom. After all, a little person needs so much, he is growing rapidly and the list of necessary things is changing rapidly. So, if you are also an advocate of practical gifts, ask your parents what they are missing. And if you decide to choose a gift yourself, pay attention to a few things:
A present for the future
Usually, the bride’s bridegroom takes place during the second month after the birth of the child, so keep in mind that in this case, this will no longer be a gift for a newborn. In addition, parents usually take care of the newborn themselves, so choose a gift around the third month of your baby’s life. After all, it is likely that the supply of parents will run out, the baby will grow up significantly, and your things will definitely be useful. The actual gift will be: diapers, clothes, a bottle, which will be needed a little later, but parents will not have to worry again.
A seasonal gift
When going to visit your baby and choosing gifts for him, evaluate what time of year they are suitable for. If you donate a thick woolen blanket in the middle of summer, chances are, when winter comes, it will no longer be used, as it will be too small. If you decide to give your child clothes, choose also the one that suits the season.
A universal gift
There are items that are very practical, they don’t need to be combined, and they really come in handy. Therefore, if you do not know at all what to give, or do not know what this family needs, you can choose a universal gift. It can be diapers, towels, wet wipes (choose a natural composition, good quality). By the way, one of the most versatile gifts is bed linen, but before giving it, check the size.
Toys are probably one of the most common gifts. The choice is very wide, you do not have to rack your brains for a long time thinking whether a gift is suitable or not. However, toys are often hidden in a drawer and the gift remains unused. Of course, some toys become favorites, and the baby plays with them throughout childhood. Therefore, the choice of toys should be taken responsibly, and also think about an educational toy.
Gifts for a newborn can be sentimental – something that will be remembered for a long time and will be appreciated. Avoid figurines, sculptures, and other items that collect dust unless you’re sure the family really wants a particular item. If you want to choose a keepsake gift, make sure your parents or others haven’t chosen it yet.
One of the most popular gifts is 3D prints. Today there are a lot of them – along with a photo frame, 3D prints of hands and feet. Thanks to this gift, parents will have the opportunity to make prints of the baby’s palm and feet.
Box for the first tooth
Although the loss of milk teeth will still have to wait, often parents keep their baby’s first tooth. A specially adapted box will make this event sentimental.
One of the gifts can be an ornament – a chain or pendant, which will always remind the family of the person who gave this gift. One of the gifts can be a box in which parents will keep many different symbolic things that they want to keep and then give to adult children. Just do not give the box empty, leave the first item in it as a keepsake.
A fun photo session for a young family
If you are planning to go to the bride’s show with the child’s family, which has already managed to take care of almost all the necessary things, consider buying a family photo session.
Photo sessions for young families are a particularly relevant and demanded gift these days, which grandparents, relatives, and close friends also like to watch. This is more than buying a material thing – it is creating an atmosphere that is filled with love, and the result will be beautiful photos that will go into the photo album of young parents.
The resulting photos can then be framed to decorate the interior of a children’s bedroom. It should be noted that the photo session will be a particularly suitable gift for those parents whose families already have several children because older children will be interested in participating in this process.
The bottom line
When choosing a practical gift, be sure to buy quality items. There is no need to follow fashion, but all baby products should be of high quality, durable, and as natural as possible. Pay special attention to quality and composition if you are planning to donate hygiene items.