birth­day gifts

What to give for the birth of a child?

When the first­born appears in the fam­i­ly, this is a big and very impor­tant event for every­one. Hap­py par­ents try to share their joy with close rel­a­tives and col­leagues. They quite log­i­cal­ly have a ques­tion — what to give for the birth of a child?

Features of choice

It is not easy to make a choice — it is nec­es­sary that the hotel be orig­i­nal and like new par­ents. In some fam­i­lies, there is a tra­di­tion when a girl, in antic­i­pa­tion of her first child, thinks about com­pos­ing gifts her­self, and this is won­der­ful, because rel­a­tives do not have to “puz­zle their heads” over acquir­ing things for the baby.

Sur­pris­es should not be intend­ed for chil­dren over 6 months old, oth­er­wise your gift will be set aside for use on the back burn­er.

Let’s decide on the choice of a gift for the baby from rel­a­tives and the team.


You won’t regret choos­ing duvets (for sum­mer and win­ter), bed­ding, valances and drapes. It is nec­es­sary to take into account the fact that things relat­ed to the child’s sleep should be made of cot­ton and linen.


Col­leagues can present such a gift as a crib. The child should sleep on a chil­dren’s ortho­pe­dic mat­tress, in a com­fort­able bed, and this is very impor­tant for the health of the baby, and besides, this is a good finan­cial sup­port for the moth­er and father of the child. Take a clos­er look at the beds that “grow” with the baby, to the struc­tures that have lock­ers and devices for installing a canopy.

Baby clothes

When choos­ing ele­gant things for your baby, pay atten­tion to the fol­low­ing:

  • do not buy clothes for the future, espe­cial­ly sea­son­al ones: so that the win­ter jack­et does not fit the child only in the sum­mer;
  • clothes for the baby should con­sist only of nat­ur­al mate­ri­als;
  • choose cute sim­ple mod­els — so that you can eas­i­ly put on and take off;
  • avoid buy­ing clothes with details that can be acci­den­tal­ly swal­lod (but­tons, beads).

Washing machine

If the fam­i­ly has not acquired this device, or the wash­ing machine is old and often dete­ri­o­rates, such a joint gift from rel­a­tives or col­leagues will be very use­ful. Many mod­ern wash­ing machines are equipped with spe­cial modes for del­i­cate wash­ing of chil­dren’s clothes — the instruc­tion man­u­al for the equip­ment should con­tain this infor­ma­tion.


Often, young par­ents with the birth of their first child keep an album of moments in their baby’s life and after many years they all review and reread won­der­ful moments togeth­er. Chil­dren’s albums, “Diaries for Mom”, pho­to frames can be a won­der­ful sou­venir that will last for many years.

It is very inter­est­ing and touch­ing to open a chil­dren’s album or “Mom’s Diary” with a child and remem­ber the moments from the “gold­en child­hood”.

diaper cake

The dia­per cake is orig­i­nal, cute, but do not for­get that a dia­per is a per­son­al hygiene item, like a tooth­brush, for exam­ple. There­fore, it will be wrong to use it if it has lain with­out a pro­tec­tive box.

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If you still decide to give such a sou­venir, then let such a gift be pure­ly sym­bol­ic, in addi­tion to it, buy a whole pack­age of dia­pers.

Mobile phones and carousels

Carousels are chil­dren’s toys that are hung over the baby’s bed: it can be a cir­cle of mov­ing ani­mals or men. The mobile phone runs on bat­ter­ies, and the carousel is start­ed man­u­al­ly. The mobile carousel is often com­ple­ment­ed by the func­tion of play­ing musi­cal tunes using mov­ing toys, mini-pro­jec­tors, demon­strat­ing an intri­cate shad­ow the­ater per­for­mance on the wall or ceil­ing.

Baby cosmetics

For a child, you should choose only high-qual­i­ty cer­ti­fied prod­ucts, with­out “chem­istry” and aro­mas. Baby sham­poos, bath foams, pow­ders, creams should be neu­tral and have a nat­ur­al com­po­si­tion.

Chaise longue for babies

Chaise lounge — a portable seat for a child, on which there are seat belts. Some mod­els are equipped with a car­ry­ing han­dle and a remov­able feed­ing table, which allows you to use it for your baby’s trav­els in nature.

Developing mat

A rug, a warm blan­ket or a thin mat­tress made of dense fab­ric, dec­o­rat­ed with bright chil­dren’s draw­ings, will be of inter­est to the baby. The kit for the rug includes foam-coat­ed arcs — “bridges”, which are installed on the rug in order to con­ve­nient­ly hang rat­tle toys.

Baby toys

Young moth­ers them­selves rarely buy toys for their unborn baby even before birth, so they will come in handy. A big request for sis­ters, broth­ers and girl­friends who pur­chase games for a child, do not exper­i­ment, but leave it to a pro­fes­sion­al con­sul­tant in the chil­dren’s goods depart­menthe will tell you what babies need in the first months of life.

Electronic swing

A young moth­er will cer­tain­ly expe­ri­ence the delight of an elec­tron­ic swing. They gen­tly imi­tate sway­ing in the arms of the moth­er, the child calms down and falls asleep. Of course, chil­dren are all dif­fer­ent and not every­one can behave in the same way, some peo­ple like rock­ing, and some do not, but as prac­tice shows, this thing is irre­place­able. The mar­ket pro­vides dif­fer­ent mod­els and prices vary. It is bet­ter to choose a swing with sev­er­al modes of motion sick­ness and with a music pan­el, where you can hear the sounds of nature, clas­si­cal music or mom’s heart­beat.

Changing table

It may hap­pen that young par­ents did not have time to pur­chase a chang­ing table before child­birth, try to help and buy it as a gift. It is bet­ter to pur­chase a spe­cial fold­ing table, but some par­ents buy chang­ing chests, which is less prac­ti­cal, since the baby behaves more active­ly after 5–6 months, and it will be prob­lem­at­ic to swad­dle him on the chest of drars. On the table it is much more con­ve­nient to dress the child, of course, the table should fold out.

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When the table “works out” its own, it can be hid­den in a clos­et or giv­en to rel­a­tives “by inher­i­tance”.

What to give if a boy is born?

If you have a boy, all rel­a­tives and friends have been wait­ing for all these 9 months. He was born, and every­one is bare­ly expect­ing a meet­ing with the baby and young par­ents. So, what to give a new­ly born boy so that the sur­prise turns out to be nec­es­sary? A great gift for a child is clothes. When choos­ing it, it always takes a lot of time. Since boys grow up very quick­ly, you should not choose suits “just right”, because the thing will quick­ly become small. You need to pick up out­fits a lit­tle more, tak­ing into account the upcom­ing sea­son.

It is prefer­able to give a jump­suit made of wool. This off-sea­son cloth­ing is ll in demand. As a gift, you can knit orig­i­nal booties, a beau­ti­ful blue suit or sew a linen hat with your own hands. A boy’s prod­uct can be embroi­dered with a name or an invent­ed emblem, and your cre­ative gift can become a favorite cloth­ing for the baby. You need to know what you need to take for work nat­ur­al mate­r­i­al.

Might be a fun sur­prise a cake or a bou­quet of clothes. Clothes will still have to be washed before use, so you should not wor­ry too much about the hygiene of things. Beau­ti­ful ros­es from socks should cheer up young par­ents. The gift will def­i­nite­ly remain in the his­to­ry of pho­tographs and will be a fun mem­o­ry in the future. Also a good gift would be a large ter­ry tol with a hood and a beau­ti­ful appliqué. A great gift, because the baby takes a bath every day.

Orig­i­nal­ly, if sil­ver is a gift for birth. It could be a beau­ti­ful sil­ver spoon. After some time, she will need to feed the baby. There is no bet­ter mate­r­i­al than sil­ver for a baby spoon.

When choos­ing sil­ver, it is not at all nec­es­sary to con­sult the baby’s par­ents, since sil­ver is always lcome in the house.

Gifts for the birth of a girl

Since walk­ing is one of the impor­tant parts in the life of a baby, walk­ing is not always con­ve­nient with a stroller. Of course, if young par­ents do not have an ele­va­tor in the house, or a young moth­er needs to go shop­ping, a gift can be an unusu­al idea to use on a walk. “scarf — for moms” and “mom — beads.” “Scarf for moms” is a wide dense fab­ric that is attached to mommy’s waist, and “mom beads” is a use­ful and nec­es­sary sou­venir made of high-qual­i­ty food-grade sil­i­cone or treat­ed wood, fas­tened with nylon thread.

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When worn around the mother’s neck instead of beads, “moth­er beads” play the role of a toy and per­fect­ly facil­i­tate the baby’s teething time, as ll as devel­op fine motor skills and help a lot in learn­ing col­ors and shapes. You can also give a per­son­al­ized paci­fi­er hold­er. It can be made from the same mate­ri­als as “moth­er — beads”.

And to make walks in the fresh air more col­or­ful and brighter, you can give a stretch for the stroller (if the moth­er walks long dis­tances with the stroller), also made of mate­ri­als that are safe for the baby, from cer­tain types of wood: juniper, beech, horn­beam. These breeds are pleas­ant to the touch and smell.

Other options

You can list a lot of dif­fer­ent gift options that are no less nec­es­sary and use­ful for the baby and new par­ents.

  • The humid­i­fi­er not only main­tains the nec­es­sary humid­i­ty in the room, but also puri­fies the air.
  • Large pil­low for feed­ing in the form of an arc. It comes in a vari­ety of col­ors and is very com­fort­able to ar.
  • A ther­mome­ter in the form of a paci­fi­er that mea­sures the tem­per­a­ture of the baby.
  • Pho­to frames that will dec­o­rate and delight hap­py moments.

Also an inex­pen­sive and orig­i­nal gift is per­son­al­ized beads-cubes for teething. They look like small sil­i­cone cubes (or beads) where each item is writ­ten with the let­ter of the child’s name. This indis­pens­able item will help your baby’s teeth to appear more pain­less­ly with­out any prob­lems.

How to make a present with your own hands?

The best gift as a present is, of course, hand­made things. Warm knit­ted items made of pure wool are main­ly lcome, such as hats, socks, over­alls and blan­kets. And if the baby was born in autumn or win­ter, it will be a very nec­es­sary and pleas­ant gift, made with love and from the heart.

The list for a present for a baby is huge. What­ev­er you choose, whether it’s store-bought or hand­made, it should be filled with per­son­al­i­ty. You can pack it in bright, col­or­ful paper, you can tie a beau­ti­ful blue or pink bow. Do not for­get an impor­tant rule: you can’t save on things for a baby.

If you go to vis­it where there is a baby, you need to make sure that the present is safe, bright, indi­vid­ual.

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