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    Default Baby shower gifts?

    What would you like for a baby shower gift? I remember I just wanted the essentials, not cute small baby clothes !

    I am more practical.. I want to buy my sister in law things she will use and need! But mainly for when baby gets a bit older ? Everyone always gives you new born things.

    So can anyone suggest useful things for older babies?

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    Love to dream swaddles, feeding bowls/spoons etc. , bath seat, jolly jumper, bouncer, nappies, larger size clothes-eg 00 and 0. A hat, medication- eg, Nurofen, panadol, gripe water, bonjela. Teething toys.

    That's all I've got at the moment

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    Nice but functional baby crockery/cutlery; a more expensive item such a as baby swing, bouncer or wheely walker; bath seat; toys like a shape sorter or stacking cups. Good luck!

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    I usually get practical things to put in my baby presents such as

    - sudocrem
    - baby bath/wash
    - cute onesie/outfit usually one in 00 and one 0 (I can't resist baby clothes)
    - pack of cheap facewashers if they're having a boy (to protect from baby boy sprinkler system! My sister recommended this to me)
    - bottle of bubbles for Mum and Dad to toast their new addition
    - vicks baby balsam
    - nappy bags (if they're doing disposable)
    - travel change mat
    - one of those multi sensory toys that squeak, crinkle, hard rubbery bits for teething etc
    - stretchy or muslin wraps
    - "collectible" books, ie the Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. While they can't read them now, it will be something for the child to treasure as they grow up.
    - baby hairbrush (I never thought much of it til someone said they love theirs)
    - baby thermometer

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    Face washers
    Bibs
    Terry cloth flat nappies - for spew rags, places over bedding in the cot so you don't have to change the sheets if they dribble/spew.
    A set of ikea kiddy plastic plates, bowls and cups

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    A beautiful picture story book
    Very nice baby bath wash or massage oil
    Clothes for the season in which baby was born but in a size 1
    A nice aluminium drink bottle for mum
    A voucher for a birth announcement design
    A promise to bring around a meal that mum can reheat for dinner, once a week for the first six weeks
    If mum wants to breastfeed I also offer to make lactation boosting cookies

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    Oh yeah, a nice thermos mug for Mum so she can hopefully drink a hot cup of tea/coffee!

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    ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1432729605.407291.jpgImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1432729618.738300.jpg

    My friends baby shower is owl themed so I made these today

    I also got her a salt lamp and toy for the baby and I'm doing her bump photos and then framing one for all her shower guests to sign for her


 

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