The birth of a child is always a joyful and long-awaited event. Not only close relatives, but also friends rush to congratulate mother and baby. The best gift ideas for such a special occasion are collected in this article.
What to give a sister or girlfriend?
It is very important to think over a gift for discharge from the hospital in advance. It will be great if the presented things are useful to both mother and baby. Hover, if you want to please your girlfriend or sister first of all, then you can use the following list of useful things for the newly-made mom:
- Certificate for spa, llness, fitness or yoga. Such a present is perfect for an active woman who is used to taking care of herself. After childbirth, many women may experience problems with skin tone, as ll as being overight, so such a gift will come in handy. It is better to purchase a certificate that is not tied to a specific date and time. Thus, a friend or sister can safely dispose of it at a convenient time for her, even if there is a baby.
- Radio or video babysitter. This thing is extremely useful for the parents of the baby and greatly simplifies the care of the baby. Hover, this technical tool most often belongs to the category for which it is a pity for a young mother to spend money. Therefore, the radio nanny will be a wonderful practical gift. Due to the fact that good models are not cheap, it is usually customary to collect money for such a present from several friends or relatives.
- Bottle sterilizer with heating function. Such a gift will become relevant if the mother has little or no milk. Then this device will facilitate the feeding of the baby with the mixture. The convenience of the sterilizer is especially important with mandatory night feedings, which can be very exhausting for the mother at first. Therefore, having made a choice in favor of this gift, you should be ready to hear words of gratitude and rave reviews from a relative or girlfriend more than once.
- car seat. Such a gift is unlikely to suit a friend, due to the high cost, but it is quite possible to give this irreplaceable thing to a sister or other relative. Now almost every family has a car, and many women drive very ll themselves. The 0+ car seat will make it easier for the mother to visit the clinic and other places with the baby, and also make travel safe for the little person.
If the choice of a gift is too complicated, then you can give money in a beautiful gift envelope. It’s always a win-win. Mom herself will be able to spend them on the right thing and will be grateful for this opportunity.
Gift ideas for newborns
The most popular as a present on the occasion of the birth of a baby, of course, is clothing. As a rule, it is always given a lot, because children grow very quickly in the first year of life. If you really want to give exactly things, then you should consider the following nuances.
- Do not buy a lot of one-dimensional clothes of the same size. The best solution would be to buy several bodysuits, slips and t‑shirts of the smallest size 56 and several pieces for growth. Many children grow by 4–5 cm in the first month of life, and clothes will simply become small in a month.
- Give preference to natural fabrics. The ideal solution would be cotton and soft knitar. Baby skin is very sensitive, so synthetics can cause serious irritation.
- When choosing clothes for a baby, you should give preference to buttons, not buttons. This will save not only time for dressing and undressing the child, but also the nerves of the mother. In addition, the slips should have a comfortable bottom that allows you to change the diaper without taking off your clothes entirely.
- All decorative elements must be firmly sewn on and not have sharp details that could injure the baby. It is better if the decor is also textile or thermal.
Practical gifts for a baby will not only please the mother, but will also greatly simplify life. With care for the health and ll-being of the baby, you can give the following presents.
With the birth of a baby, special requirements are imposed on the microclimate in the apartment. A comfortable level of humidity, especially in winter, is difficult to achieve due to heating. Dryness in the room can cause the baby to feel unll, as ll as frequent colds. Therefore, every mother will appreciate such a gift.
It is better to give preference to ultrasonic models, as they are silent, and some of them allow you to additionally aromatize the room with essential oils.
Most children’s stores offer ready-made kits for hygiene procedures in the bathroom. Hover, it may turn out that it will be cheaper to collect the necessary things on your own, and the quality of the items will be better. Such a set may contain:
- large terry tol with a “triangle”;
- 2 small tols;
- a set of toys for bathing;
- thermometer for water;
- hypoallergenic baby bath products (gel, shampoo, soap, baby wash).
A great and practical gift, especially for winter babies. In cool ather, sometimes you don’t want to pull out the stroller for a 20-minute stay outside with your baby. Then the envelope will be a great way out:
- the baby can be quickly collected for a walk and then also quickly undressed;
- there is no risk of catching a cold in the envelope, as it is reliably protected from wind and cold.
In addition to the envelope, you can purchase a warm slip that mom will ar under the envelope.
Such a gift will not be useful in the first months of a baby’s life, but it will be appreciated by the mother at 4–5 months of age. It is at this age that the child spends a lot of time lying on his stomach, and a rug with a bright design will perfectly develop sensory skills, stimulate the motor and cognitive activity of the baby. Excellent rugs are made by Tiny Love and Fisher Price.
Traditionally, the main difference beten a gift for a newborn girl and a boy is the color scheme. The girl will suit all shades of pink, the boy — blue and blue.
DIY gift option
Sometimes you want to please a new mother with something unusual. Then the original surprise will be what you can do with your own hands. It is also not forbidden to purchase cute and useful little things from handmade masters.
You can make the following presentations yourself.
- Cake or other figurines from diapers. On the Internet you can find master classes that describe in detail how to make a snail, a bear and even a motorcycle from these hygiene items. Such a gift will be not only beautiful and original, but also useful, since diapers in the first months of a baby’s life are the main “consumable” material.
- Picture-embroidery with the metric of the baby. The gift cannot be prepared in advance, but only after the birth of the child. The picture usually indicates height, ight, time and date of birth. You can also embroider the name of the city in which the baby was born. Usually, the metric is supplemented with a suitable image. The color scheme is performed in classic shades (blue for a boy and pink for a girl).
- Knitted booties and plaid. From such gifts always breathe warmth, they are especially dearly loved by close relatives. It is important to use yarn that does not contain natural wool, is not capable of causing skin irritation and allergies. Ideal for knitting from acrylic.
- Photo album in scrapbooking style. A similar thing, if there is no experience in self-production, it is better to purchase from experienced craftswomen. Handmade photo albums usually contain a large number of additional sections and pockets where a mother can store the first curl, tags from the hospital and other little things dear to the heart.
Choosing a gift for discharge from the hospital is a responsible event. In each case, completely different things can turn out to be the perfect present. But with a little attention, you can easily guess what will be the most desirable and useful for both mom and baby.
An overview of all kinds of gifts for newborns, as ll as an analysis of good and bad options, see the following video.