Here in India most people who come to see the baby bring some gift with them. If they don’t, they place money in the baby’s hand.
After my baby was born we got so many gifts and the gifts only increased during the naming ceremony. I value the gesture very much; it is very sweet of everyone to bring something for my baby. But at the same time there are some stuff that we did not use. Some which we put inside for use later.
So I want to list out some stuff which can be gifted to newborns, I’ll do a post later on what you can gift when a baby is 3 months, 6 months and so on..
Please add to the list in the comments section, please don’t be disappointed if your comments goin to moderation state, Ill recover it soon, we just don’t want people spamming the site.
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Baby Wraps- It’s very essential for newborns while taking them out.
Socks, Sweaters and Caps-Please watch out the weather, don’t gift if its peak summer, otherwise it’s ok as newborns need to be warm.
Sheets, Blankets, Quits- Babies needs many of these so it’s very useful
Rompers, Sleepsuits- this is one dress the baby wears irrespective of gender, it’s very useful to keep the diaper in place with the buttons at the bottom. You can’t go wrong with the size as most of these clothes are made for specific age groups.
Wet wipes- It’s needed for anything and everything, any quantity is not enough.
Money and gift cards- as it’s a custom I think it’s ok, Mom and Me makes these gift cards which can be used in their stores or online.
Rubber sheets, changing mats- essential for changing and oil massage.
Sterilization Kits- Its very useful for heating bottles.
Do not gift:
- Diapers- It can be decided only on trial and error.
- Frocks, pants, gender specific clothing- Most small babies don’t wear fancy clothing.
- Feeding bottles- Again trial and error.
- Johnson Baby gift set- please do not gift these. I have 8 unused sets And since Im using all of these I smell like a baby.
- No powders, soaps, shampoos, oils etc etc
- No jewels silverware so soon, wait for 3 months.
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