My friend got me a backpack for Our LO from tinyme - I was going to get one when I went back to work so he could put all his stuff in there when I dropped him off at my mums
They also have cool puzzles
Which reminds me - old school wooden toys! (I've seen Kmart have some cool cheap ones)
A girl at work gave me one of those old school spinning tops (I'm guilty of playing with it for like half an hour when I got it out of the box lol)
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16-02-2016 21:34 #11
Baby shower gift ideas
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17-02-2016 06:57 #12Member
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Milestone cards? 2 different friends have just had their 2nds and I got them these (amongst other things). with the second child they just don't have time to make a baby book like with the first so these are a great solution- so easy to just plonk the relevant card in front of the baby and take a photo! There are loads of companies that do them -etsy in particular
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17-02-2016 06:58 #13Member
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Link was deleted - just google 'baby milestone cards'
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17-02-2016 07:42 #15
Lactation cookies for a hospital snack?
17-02-2016 07:51 #16
I prefer dineamic to lite n easy for convenience dinners as they have special mums & bubs packs. I bought one and got 10 meals for $99. check out the website for more info.
other small things like a baby thermometer, a bath thermometer, a non slip mat to go in the bath, hooded towel etc
I found we got a lot of the same stuff, clothes and stuff like bibs and face washers. all good but they seem to be the go-to gift ideas and you end up with a lot of the same stuff.
I also like to avoid the gender stereotype coloured stuff. everyone knows we're having a boy and 99% of the stuff we got is blue. it's a bit unimaginative and I don't really like baby blue so I've got a lot of stuff I kind of think ho hum about 😂
I also prefer to stay away from buying people baby products as everyone is different. we got a few old school j&j products from older relatives and I prob won't use them as I prefer the organic stuff.
I think small, useful things you can't go wrong with. oh and no stuffed toys! they're annoying and useless and people usually have quite specific tastes about what they like toy-wise. I've got a few plush bears I've stuffed to the back of the closet as they're unbearable (excuse the pun lol) to look at lol
20-02-2016 11:26 #17
Thanks for all the suggestions! So this is what I've ended up getting.
for the baby - a homemade balloon cover, basic onesie, and a cute Royal doulton money box.
For mum - a feeding night light and a copy of "go the f to sleep".
For big brother - two board books and a homemade book bag.
Does that sound okay?
15-04-2016 20:37 #18
The best thing I got was a huge picnic rug. It's called a Love Rug. It's amazing. Not so much when DS was small, but from 6 months, almost daily. I have bought a couple for gifts as well.
16-04-2016 10:43 #19
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