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View Poll Results: Shower gift-which would you give?
sling 10 20.83%
Dr. Sears book:any title 24 50.00%
Mothering mag sub. 12 25.00%
cloth diapers 2 4.17%
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#1 of 16 Old 06-03-2003, 10:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Have a babyshower to go to and don't know what the best gift would be...can you help?

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This is my dh's step sister whom we do not know all that well but she is a sweet person and is really open minded.
I guess I want to throw something AP at her...lol.....subtle like...

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I liked all your suggestions, and it would depend on the person. I voted Sears in your case, and I would give The Baby Book. That covers slings, cloth dipes, bf-ing, cosleeping...it's all in one!

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I voted a subscription to Mothering. That was honestly my favorite gift that I recieved.
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I voted for Mothering too because it's a gift that keeps on giving for a whole year!!!

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I think "The Baby Book" would be the best gift. It introduces all the ideas of using a sling, cloth diapering, etc
With those ideas planted they might have a chance to grow. Sometimes you need to have the baby before certain parenting ideas sound good to you.

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I'd give a sling, I think - in fact, it's what I decided to give a HS friend who has a baby on the way. Slings are so wonderful and convenient I think every mom should have one! I think any Dr. Sears book would be a good second choice.

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I voted Sears... Mainly because all I know is MAINSTREAMERS... So normally onies, Gift Certificates, or a pack of diapers works for me...
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I voted "sling", because I generally like to pick out my own reading material. I have a friend who gives slings to new moms, and they're always well received. It's something people might not think to buy, but once they have it, they may enjoy using it - especially if you'll be around to demonstrate.
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I voted Sears book. If she is open-minded, she may just change her whole outlook because of the book. You don't know what her ideas are now about raising kids, right? This could have a huge impact. I'd go for that impact above the usefulness issues of say, slings and CDs, which if she is going to be mainstream-style parenting she wouldn't get much use out of anyway.

If you have extra $ to throw around I'd get a mothering mag. subscription. OR, I'd get the subscription and hand-me-down her a couple of your old books, a sling, etc if you can spare them (I wouldn't do the hand-me-down as a shower gift, but I would do it at some other time, maybe before or after the shower).

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i voted sling because it is hard to find a good one if you don't know too much about them. also i really like the 25 things book by martha sears
also i like even just one copy of mothering... that is how i got started on the ap road
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my standard baby shower gift is a sears book and a sling that i make. always well received

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I always give dr. sears baby book, the no cry sleep solution, and super baby foods along with something small off the registry.

Jillian wife to Ryan and mommy to Janelle Ashlynn (9/09/2002), Kincaid Chance (3/29/2004), Travis Neil (8/13/2007) and River Anderson (5/02/2009).
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Dr. Sears' Baby Book saved my butt. My dd had reflux. No other book mentioned it. So that's my vote. I also like to give the Boppy Pillow with the toys attached so if she BFs, she's got the Boppy. If not, she's got the baby propper with toys.

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I am getting :
Dr. Sears Baby Book
and One issue of Mothering
..I loved that idea Lisa!
TYVM all!

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ohhh.... thats a hard one! I'd like to receive them all so its hard to vote for just one!
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