Definitely very thoughtful of you! My Mum has a portacot, highchair and lots of toys for my DD to play with at her house. My MIL on the other hand has nothing! Every time we go to visit her we have to take a portacot and portable highchair with us and I dread it as it is a pain in the backside when it already feels like we have to pack so much without considering these things! Our DD is her 4th grandchild so I would have thought she would have the basics already.
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23-12-2013 11:02 #21
23-12-2013 11:03 #22
Sounds like a good idea in your situation.
My parents are literally 5 minutes down the road so I wouldn't/haven't expected them to get anything as it's unlikely we would need to stay etc being that we are so close to our own house anyway.
Although a high chair would be handy when bubs is older, but I wouldn't expect them to buy one I would purchase one and bring it over.
23-12-2013 11:05 #23
My parents only live 15mins away but they have a few things at their place. Nappies, nappy sacks, pram (but that's all we need at the moment cause bub is only two months old). My grandparents bought a portacot for Christmas which will be kept at my parents place. It definitely makes things easier when we visit!
23-12-2013 11:15 #24
Its a great help and a lovely idea
23-12-2013 11:17 #25
My parents created a 'kids' room - cot, toddler bed, toy box, books, toiletries etc. Its great, the Grandkids have somewhere to sleep & play & parents don't have to worry about bringing anything with them.
23-12-2013 11:22 #26
My parents have a high chair, bibs & toys. We keep our porta cot there too.
I would say a high chair & porta cot are very handy for any grandparent to have on hand.
23-12-2013 11:36 #27
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23-12-2013 11:48 #28Senior Member
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My MIL has clothes, nappies, wipes, more toys than we do, excessive amounts of plastic bowls and spoons.
While I appreciate that she has all that the clothes, nappies and wipes make me feel like she doesn't trust me to pack stuff for my children (stems from a SIL who never packed anything). All I really want her to have is a high chair, playmat, a few toys and a cot/portacot. Not having a cot is the most annoying thing because she sleeps my children on the floor and it's not ideal when she is a hoarder and sleeps at the other end of the house. I'm worried they will get out of bed and pull a pile of **** on themselves or touch the fire.
23-12-2013 11:49 #29Senior Member
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Lovely idea OP. So thoughtful. Perhaps take your lead from the soon-to-be-parents as to what they think might be a good idea to have? A cot would be great for day and night sleeps, nappies(Although they grow so fast when brand new), wipes, some toys. The highchair can come later. Your first grandchild, how exciting
23-12-2013 12:05 #30
My mum has everything for dd at her house. She runs a family daycare so uses it for that too. Dd has her own bed, clothes, toys etc when she was a bub she had a cot, high chair, stroller. And she bought a car seat when we had her too. It makes it so easy I barely have to pack anything and dd sleeps over there all the time cos her nani is her favourite person in the whole world!
It's a great idea not pushy at all makes life easier if you'll be visiting often.
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