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post #21 of 35

And another one... The best baby shower gift for a new mom-to-be is something that will help her to breastfeed (if that is her plan). Top picks -- My Breast Friend pillow (http://www.mybrestfriend.com/), Lansinoh cream (http://www.lansinoh.com/), or a gift certificate to Bravado -- I love the body silk seamless bra and the essential nursing tank (http://www.bravadodesigns.com/). 

post #22 of 35

the best gift for the new parents is something from their registry (if they have one)

post #23 of 35

Don't count this as a comment for the game, but rainbow nurse I just have to say how much I agree with you!!! I can't believe how many people ignore the registry and get wacky stuff I don't need! Baby gifts often seem to be about the giver, not the recipient. OK, rant over! :)
 

post #24 of 35
I don't think gifting something not on a registry is so terrible, if it's a well thought out and personal touch. But if you just want to be helpful, getting them what they think they need is always an solid option.
post #25 of 35

No, you are completely right, Cynthiamoon. I usually give off registry myself anyway, so I'm being a bit of a hypocrite.

 

What I was trying to say, inelegantly, was that (usually) if it's on the registry, it means that the mama really wants/needs it. But heartfelt/handmade/personal gifts are so, so awesome, as are gifts of something that the giver knows will be useful based on their own experience.

 

It's the middle ground that bothers me -- when people go out and buy random baby crap that often is redundant with what's on the registry and is just clutter or wastefully manufactured.
 

post #26 of 35
Absolutely. For example, we received a silver baby spoon from a friend of my husbands, and I still don't know how I feel about that one.

I guess it's a traditional family heirloom sort of of gift in some cultures, but all I can think of is that expression about privilege and how this friend isn't "family," so it's just weird.

But to keep on theme fr the thread...

I think if you are doing an "everyone contributes to a big gift" thing, a doula is an excellent choice!
post #27 of 35

Silver also apparently has antibacterial qualities, so it was both a gift of privilege and health. No...it's probably not what you really want or need, but it is lovely.

post #28 of 35

the best gift is a rosk blanket 

http://shop.rainorshinekids.com/Woobee-Plush_c3.htm

post #29 of 35
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Originally Posted by Ruheling View Post

Silver also apparently has antibacterial qualities, so it was both a gift of privilege and health. No...it's probably not what you really want or need, but it is lovely.

 

Oh yeah, I did think that the anti-bac thing was really cool, but I get the impression that in the modern day, most "silver spoons" are actually aluminum or other metals, and are just intended as a keepsake, like something you display in a cabinet.  

 

We decided to make it into a Christmas tree ornament, since we like making our own every year. 

post #30 of 35
The best gift is the gift of time. Whether that's bringing a meal, doing a chore or watching an older child, freeing up mom to rest, relax or bond with baby.
post #31 of 35
The best gift is a carrier your husband/partner is excited to wear!
post #32 of 35

how about a beautiful organic wrap by elleville? they're on sale right now!

http://www.ellevill.com/en/products/organica-olai

post #33 of 35
The best baby gift is a healthy baby. I have GD and the only thing I'd like is to go into labor naturally and deliver a healthy baby.
post #34 of 35
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The best baby gift is a healthy baby. I have GD and the only thing I'd like is to go into labor naturally and deliver a healthy baby.

 

Good point! 

post #35 of 35

What about something impractical but lovely? My friend gave us a little painting she did of a fuzzy penguin. I love it! 

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