Thursday, November 08, 2007

O wad some Power the giftie gie us

OK, all you new and relatively new parents out there. I need your input.

Like I said, I've got a new great nephew coming in a matter of days. I have yet to buy a gift for this new nephew. Why? Call it gift anxiety.

My niece (the mother of said great nephew) has had FOUR (count 'em, 4! 4! 4! 4!) baby showers. So she's received a lot already. I want to get her something that she'll like AND that will be distinctive.

So...any suggestions? Maybe something you didn't register for but that you're really glad you got? Or something you registered for but no one gave you? Or just something?

(I was thinking at one point of something like this hoodie swaddling blanket, but someone out there suggested the hood might pose a breathing hazard. So I'm thinking maybe not.)


Lance said...

Neither I nor my wife had ever seen one of these until we received one as a gift, and we LOVED it.

jeff said...

Let's Play Restaurant!

Bradley said...

Babies get enough gifts. Get something for mama and daddy!

jenny said...

You see how much I use my sling, right? It's a Hotsling, and it is heaven on earth. (You've seen it.) I don't know what I would have done without it.

Also, if she's using a crib, Ijust bought fleece sheets that are terribly awesome. They're from Fleecebaby.

I would have loved more things with Vered's name on them--stuff for the walls. Cutesy wall hanging stuff.

As much as I loved cute onsies and outfits, they ultimately were not that useful or long-lasting. You end up just grabbing whatever is handy/clean-ish.

So, I vote Hotsling or baby name decorations. Let me know if you wanna talk Hotslings.

jenny said...

Also, re: swaddling blaknet. You shouldn't sleep in a hooded blanket. But, even beyond that, Vered could break out of her pre-swaddled blanket within a few weeks. Velcro just can't hold active babies.

We ended up using cheap ass receiving blankets for swaddling, and they worked just fine.

DR said...

I'm a big fan of the Maya wrap, as slings go (if you google that phrase, you'll find it right away). And -- ye gods -- a BOUNCY CHAIR. Because you can't actually be holding the child *all* the time.

Donna said...

Hey, thanks for all your suggestions! I think I've got it narrowed down: one thing suggested here, one thing I came up with on my own. And you would be surprised how many of the suggestions (like the bouncy chair and shopping cart cover) my niece has already received!

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