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    Default What to put in a gift basket for new mum

    Hi girls, I am going to a baby shower on the weekend and want to put together some really useful things in it, mainly things you wouldn't find in a typical hamper.

    So far I have thought of
    - lansino
    - footstool for Breastfeeding (will also act as the basket)
    - a bath thermometer
    - nail clippers

    What else ....

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    large wraps (at least 1m square)
    Small soft pram blanket (or pram liner if you know what pram she has)
    knitted/crocheted beanie for bubs
    flat cloth nappies (for burp cloths, etc)
    small wipes packets (for throwing in the car/nappy bag)
    newborn nappies (just a few)
    fabric book for bubs
    clip on toy for clipping on bouncer/pram/car seat
    Photo frame
    Burp cloths - you can get rectangle shaped ones with pretty flannel on one side & plain white terry fabric on the other side.

    Personally I'd have no use for a stool for breastfeeding as I used my recliner to sit on to breastfeed, so you might want to find out if it's actually something the mum-to-be will use. Great idea if she does though .

    Hope this list inspires you to come up with even more ideas

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    I would put some things for mum, maybe a block of choc or a small bottle of wine! For bubs maybe some gripe water, teething beads (if she would be into that), book.
    I think the footstool is a great idea! I feed in my glider chair with the ottoman normally but if I'm in another room I'm always looking for something to put my feet on!

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    Maybe some stuff for her too .. Perfume, soap/moisturiser, voucher, parenting book or kids cook book etc etc. Mums usually get left out, they did all the hard work lol.

    I think the above suggestions are good .. Others are ...
    Baby wash and moisturise
    Nappy sacks
    Powder
    Bum cream or Vaseline
    Baby ear buds
    Dummy (if she's interested, can buy breastfeeding recommend dummies)
    Miltons tablets/solution

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    The brauers gift pack (natural remedies for colic, teething, stomach etc)
    Room thermometer
    Baby bath wash
    Baby massage oil
    Baby balsam ( the baby vaporub)
    A baby brush
    Baby toothbrush
    Breast pads
    At mine my girlfriend got me a separate basket for things I might need after baby which was hilarious and included:
    About 5 mini bottles of alcohol
    Pkt cigarettes ( I don't smoke!)
    Pkt condoms
    Coke
    Chocolates and lollies
    Ear plugs
    Panadol
    Everyone though it was very funny!

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    Paw paw cream because its good for sore bits after childbirth AND good for nappy rash, some good glossy magazines or if she likes books, a really good book, a variety of muslin wraps, chocolate, some belly butter, some gentle laundry powder for baby clothes

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    Amber necklace
    Some soft cloth breastpads
    A nice massage oil for mum or babe
    Chocolate for mum
    Some breastfeeding tea if she is planning to breastfeed
    Mittens for bub (if its winter/early spring)
    A nice wooden toy for baby. Wished I had had a good natural wood chew toy or one made with non toxic paint when DD was small.

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    I went to a baby shower recently and I had no clues on what to put in, so this is what I ended up with

    For Mum to be:
    - 1 x Mary Kay bamboo body scrub
    - 1 x sweet almond shower and bath gel
    - 1 x sweet almond body lotion
    - 1 x loofah body scrub sponge
    - 1 x packet of disposable nursing pads

    For the baby I have:
    - 1 x nice square tub to put everything in (can be re-used for storage or soaking clothes)
    - 1 x bassinet/cot cellular blanket (same as what is used in the hospital)
    - 1 swaddle blanket
    - 6 x singlets
    - 2 x all in one grow suit
    - 1 matching pair of hand knitted booties and hat
    - 1 bib
    - 1 x baby powder
    - 1 x packet baby wipes
    - 1 x teething ring you place in the fridge
    - 1 x Johnson's baby shampoo
    - 1 x packet of socks (5 pairs I think)

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    These suggestions are awesome - thanks !! Keep them coming

    I also thought I might put in some useful info like baby sleeping requirements by age, and the ABA do one on newborn poo (gross but so useful when u don't know what things should be like).

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    Just wanted to add. I got given a lot of "product" type things (baby powder, bath, rubs, creams, bath stuff etc) that I never used. We brought a big thing of the stuff we did want to use (NI organic instinct and any creams etc) and everything else basically got regifted.

    So personally I would suggest not buying products unless its something you know she will use (like hand sanatiser, lansino cream, nappies and wipes) as you don't want them to get wasted.


 

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