Friday, April 25, 2008

Getting the Right Gift

Had our second baby late last year and this time around I was better prepared and less shy about answering the question "Anything you need ?". Whilst it's romantic and nice to receive chocolates and flowers (I left that to hubby), I more often than not asked people to buy disposable nappies rather than accept flowers.

Here are some practical gifts a mommy can receive with a newborn:
  • Nappy Cake - put together to look like a cake but full of newborn disposable nappies
  • Bottles and teats
  • Bottle steriliser
  • Dummies
  • Bibs
  • Baby towels
  • Baby wipes
  • Shampoos
  • Small toy for the other child :)
  • Magazines for mommy to read
  • Tissues for when those hormones kick in
  • Baby clothes
  • Baby change mat
It's nice to get the support of your friends and family with these practical gifts as more often than not hubby can't cope organising these items and it provides you with financial support. Time to change a nappy now ....