If you were 18 and pregnant with your first child, what gift would you really like someone to give you?
I'm about an hour away. I've been making supportive comments on Facebook, though. (She's not married.)Originally Posted by 34me
If you are close in distance, the gift of time. Not so she could necessarily drop off the babe and go out with friends (although that might be a nice break) but some one to kind of mentor in a non pushy/judgemental this is what worked for me but this is what works for others kind of way.
She's 3 months along.Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama
If she is close to labor I would suggest things that are more for her, but if she is just getting started Id suggest baby items that she might need.
Thanks!Originally Posted by nextcommercial
Some sort of infant seat. I love the Fisher Price Rocker (infant to toddler) It's so nice to have a safe place to set the baby down.
Also, Sophie the Giraffe is nice. It's an expensive toy that you kinda want, but wouldn't normally spend the money on.
Those big gauzy blankets are awesome! I can't remember what they are called... but look up swaddling blankets... etsy has some cute prints, but I don't know if they are as soft as the popular brand.
Baby carrier as in sling-type thing?Originally Posted by AmaraMonillas
A good baby carrier!!
The baby book can be picked up at goodwill for a couple bucks, and is a great reference.
If she is interested in cloth diapers that is a great route to go. As a first time mom with no virtually no budget for baby stuff, the hugest blessing has been our friend who passed down cloth diaper stuff. She got some of it from a diaper service that was discarding stained & worn ones, and they look pretty sad, but we have had to spend almost no money on diapering which is amazing.
All I felt like I needed were diapers and a carrier, and those were the things people didn't buy from the registry.
If you have the dough, I'd go for an Ergo or similar, something easy to strap on that will fit baby for a long time. Moby is good for little ones but doesn't work when they get a bit bigger, and pocket slings have the same problem. Maybe you could sniff out some used ones, and give her a variety?
Good idea!Originally Posted by cat13
I second Dr. Sears's The Baby Book. It is such a great resource and is written in such a gentle, non-judgmental way.
Also, since she's 3 months pregnant, I'd vote for a Old Navy or Motherhood Maternity gift card. It's hard to spend money on yourself when you know you have this very expensive baby coming along!