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    It's a great idea. One of my favourite baby shower gifts was a practical one - baby hair brush & nail clippers. I knew I needed them and I hadn't managed to even look at them. Although the dresses & toys for my dd were cute I loved the practical gift.

    BUT, the fact that my friend who gave me the practical gift apologised multiple times for giving something practical, took some of my joy out of getting the present. Don't apologise for giving a 'bad' present. Give it and smile - it's a great gift you've chosen!

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    Great idea, except I would leave out the baby panadol. Use of paracetamol in the first year of life has been linked to higher rate of asthma, so I would use nurofen instead.

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    I think it's great. I had mine a fortnight ago and especially liked the baby nail clippers and nappy rash creams I was given.

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    I did something similar to this for my SiL when she was expecting only I made a 2 tier nappy cake and decorated it with all the goodies. I added a big stuffed toy at the top, a couple of teething toys, a couple of bath toys that squeeze out water (just to add some colour to the hamper) and wrapped it in clear cellophane with a huge big bow at the top. Turned out I was the only one to give her really good quality (fullsize) baby toiletries and it's funny because all the stuff she uses today is all the stuff I purchased her ... she says she finds they work best. Funny considering I have no children of my own... yet!

    I don't think its something that people think of as a baby shower gift so I'm sure she will really appreciate it. Especially when there comes a day and bubs gets sick, she'll be praising you for ages!

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    I do the exact same thing, and I add bath time things(I check with mum about which brand of baby toiletries eg curash, aveeno,


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    If mum is breastfeeding I add lansinoh cream(she will love u for life), breast pads,hooded towels face washer,baby pjays,robe And slippers,bath toys,thermometer and heaps of other things, I place them all in a baby bath the good thing is you can just put as much as you want or enough to suit your budget and you can place small cheaper items with a few bulkier items and it looks like a great gift


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    This is the baby shower gift I get for all first time mums - so I love the idea. I got it for my shower and I thought it was a great gift as it was something I had not thought about, but was so helpful to have on hand

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    Great idea. A few of my friends did up little gift boxes with some of the practical things you need for a baby and most of it was things I had not even thought of buying so I was really pleased!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LG View Post
    Great idea, except I would leave out the baby panadol. Use of paracetamol in the first year of life has been linked to higher rate of asthma, so I would use nurofen instead.
    Great present idea, I would have loved something like that!

    LG where did you hear about the panadol and asthma thing? I'm just curious because it's usually the other way around, nurofen is the one to watch out for asthma typically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savingfishfromdrowning View Post
    So I'm going to a friend's shower on the weekend and I wanted to get her something I know will be really useful. I was thinking of making up a little hamper with some baby panadol, fess, baby vicks, thermometer etc, all the things you need if bubs gets sick, so she doesn't have to do the midnight dash to the chemist. I have a toddler and know I would have appreciated it.

    But then I started thinking that maybe this is a bit pessimistic?? Like I'm saying her baby is going to be sick?? What do you think?
    That sounds like an awesome idea


 

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