Baby Gifts for New Mothers and Babies26/04/2017
Baby Showers are getting more and more popular in Ireland these days, have you been invited to one recently? Here at VOYA we have decided to write a Blog on baby gifts for new mums to help those that are at a loss about what to get and what not to get! Help is here!
Pointers to keep you on the right track when buying gifts for a baby shower
Stick to the list
If the expecting couple have put together a list of gifts for their baby shower, these are gifts that they really want, have spent lots of time researching and would love to have them for their new arrival. So have a look and if there is something you like within budget it’s a safe option to buy.
Talk to you friends first
If you do choose something from this list do let your friends know, perhaps set up a group message so the same gift isn’t bought twice.
If there is a large or more expensive item on the list it may be a good idea to get a few friends to chip in and buy this item between a few of you.
You can never be too practical large baskets or hampers of necessity’s will always be welcomed include things like nappies, wipes, baby detergent, baby shampoo, body lotion, rash cream, baby scissors etc.
Mum knows best
Vouchers or a credit note this way mum can buy what she actually needs and something to her own taste.
Things to remember when buying baby clothes
- It is possible to receive too many baby clothes, some expecting mothers like to pick their own stuff especially the newborn essentials like bibs vests babygrows hats socks, their own little newborn outfits.
- When buying clothes try to avoid buying to many outfits for newborn babies, it is so easy to fall in love with how small and cute these adorable little outfits are but every baby differs in size, some are born too big for newborn clothes, if they do fit it will only be for a handful of times so 0-3 months is a much safer option.
- Always consider the season if the child is born in June, and if you’re buying a baby gift aged six months, make sure it is appropriate for winter not summer. It is very easy to be overwhelmed about how cute the outfit is but give or take 6 months it can still be bought but calculate what age the baby will be.
- Always include the gift receipt, outfits can often be bought twice or can be forgot about meaning there too small when they are pulled out of the wardrobe, being able to exchange for when the baby is bigger is a nice practical option for mum.
- Everybody has different tastes you might see the most gorgeous pair of baby dungarees but unnoticed to you this is one of new mum’s pet hates. Include your gift receipt and don’t be insulted if you don’t see your outfit on the baby, tell mum you are happy for her to exchange.
Gifts to think twice about buying for new baby
- Hand-Wash-only baby clothes, new mums might not have time to hand wash these items.
- Baby dummies or pacifiers mum may not be planning on using these and if she does there may be a particular brand that she wants to stick to.
- Baby tops & jumpers that have no buttons or zips these are often difficult to get over the baby’s head.
- Newborn baby shoes as they always fall off and get lost!
- A sterling silver rattle — has anyone ever seen a baby hold one of these.
It is easy to get wrapped up cooing over the beautiful new bundle of joy, but remember mum has done all the hard work and a thoughtful gift for her will always be appreciated.
Nice Gifts for Mum
A Practical Beauty Gift
Pamper for Mum, include items such as Dry shampoo, Body Butter, Lip Balm, Body Mist, Deodorant, a nice Face Mask, Body Scrub or Body Oil.
VOYA’s Mindful Moments is excellent for stretch marks.
A Bottle of Wine
Even if she does spend 6 months looking at it.
To go and have a facial or a massage at a nice Spa such as the Voya Seaweed Baths Sligo
A Nice Handbag
No girl has ever has ever said she has too many handbags. It’s not a thing.
These pictures will hang on the wall for ever are so so personal.
Gifts to think twice about buying for new Mum- the NO NOs
But let’s be honest we have all heard about unwanted baby gifts so perhaps consider the following before visiting new mum.
- The most popular unwanted gift is parenting advice this gift keeps on coming long after the baby is born. Be considerate! Don’t judge mum and only offer your opinions and recommendations if asked.
- Insisting on babysitting duties or a night out, some mums will happily take you up on it others just may not be ready to leave their baby. When they are ready, they will be ready to rock!
- Buying her new clothes, styles and sizes could easily have changed a voucher for her favourite shop is always a safer option.