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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
Friend's baby born at 28 weeks a month ago. Doing very very well. Little girl and already has lots of clothes.

Very unexpected pregnancy (and birth) - gap of 10yrs. But she does already seem to have got most of the hardware needed for babies.

Can anyone suggest something more unusual and perhaps useful budjet of £30
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
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#1
How about something like this.

http://www.thekidswindow.co.uk//images/products/fullsize/53797.jpg

It would be a nice reminder for when she's older, of how tiny her little hands where.

http://www.thekidswindow.co.uk/Selling.asp?product=3922
#2
have u heard of nappy cakes, i make them, i could do you a specail one with specail size nappies, and an itme of tiny baby clthing and some extra senstive bbay toilteries, or what ever you want to fill it with, even choloate for mum. a nice pretty way to give a new baby and mum practile things, if you are interested give me a shout, you do also get on ebay!!
banned#3
How much are you thinking of spending??

Premium bonds great for a good spend.

Vouchers handy for Mothercare etc.
#4
Prissymiss
How much are you thinking of spending??

Premium bonds great for a good spend.

Vouchers handy for Mothercare etc.



I think the clue is in 'budjet of £30' :whistling:
#5
Well if it is for the mum I think you could buy her a packet of condoms, after 10 years she seems to be forgetting things :giggle: and if it is for the child you could buy some silver items like soft hair brushes or a silver bracelet with her details engraved in it.
#6
Crazy1
Well if it is for the mum I think you could buy her a packet of condoms, after 10 years she seems to be forgetting things :giggle: and if it is for the child you could buy some silver items like soft hair brushes or a silver bracelet with her details engraved in it.


Why would I buy condoms, all free where I go (GP surgery and clinics)

Just as the divorce came through -found she was pregnant. He ran off with 25yr old (they are considering IVF because she can't get pregnant - the ex and the new model have been trying for a year...apparently)

Crazy,, looking for more practical things she might really need.
#7
iglimpse

Crazy,, looking for more practical things she might really need.


Who for? Baby or Mum?

Gave you some suggestions for the baby :thumbsup:
#8
was my sujjestion of any interest?
#9
Crazy I appreciate the help but I have a trunk full of silver items in the loft from my 4. I was thinking of something more practical...but long lasting...if you know what I mean...

Was considering a digital themometer but friend said too morbid. Expensive item and can make life so much easier when they are unwell. Any opinions??
#10
shellscreativeca
have u heard of nappy cakes, i make them, i could do you a specail one with specail size nappies, and an itme of tiny baby clthing and some extra senstive bbay toilteries, or what ever you want to fill it with, even choloate for mum. a nice pretty way to give a new baby and mum practile things, if you are interested give me a shout, you do also get on ebay!!


These are really nice, have bought something very similar previously. Lady in our village makes something similar. Looking for something more practical this time but thanks for your help
#11
Good to hear the baby doing well.

I can't really suggest anything new,what come mind when I read post was the clay kit but somebody already posted that.
What I'm always pleased with when someone wants to buy something is nappies or a baby shop voucher like Mothercare,but I expect you actually like to buy something than just give nappies.
banned#12
No ideas, but wanted to wish baby and family well, my friend had a baby at 28 weeks and hes 19 now xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
#13
How about a bottle of wine or whiskey or something that will age well and the baby can have when she is 18yrs old or mum can break into when she is frazzled!!!:giggle:

A nice charm bracelet that can be added to on every birthday? :)
#14
Hi, when my son was in special care I found the extra small nappies very hard to get hold of and also the tiny baby clothes are much more expensive than the first born size. Boots do a lovely range of tiny baby clothing and these were invaluable to me.

I also had specially ordered a book (can't remember what it was called) which gives you a insight into a premature babies development from birth to five year which really helped me out as you do worry about these things. I still have the book at home and if you want it for your friend pm me your address and I will send it to you.
#15
Not sure of an actual gift, but a nice idea is to make a booklet of vouchers with stuff like -

1 nights babysitting
1 girlie day out
1 night in with a dvd
1 full day babysitting

That sort of stuff, shows real thought and will come in really useful. Costs you nothing but time :)
#16
That is a really nice idea Kelly :D

Other suggestions:

Hand knit a wee dolly cardigan cos it will probably be the only thing that fits properly!

Sleepy bags are useful:

http://www.vertbaudet.co.uk/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=V702293008&&DocumentId=V317&&CompanyId=V&&Path=504%2f718%2f774&&source=

Half price one at vertbaudet.
#17
I'm with Gaia on the sleeping bags.

Have to ask but have you thought about a nice cloth nappy,Reusable,enviromentally froendly and very cost efficent Give me a shout if your interested

when I had Ankle muncher a freind made up a basket for me full of little practical things like cotton buds cotton wool,some burp clothes, a themometer,a bath themometer, nail clipers,a small brush,some terries (great if you have a sicky baby) etc etc perhaps something along those lines?
#18
Silver plated spoon? :?

Me personally, I'd buy a nice photograph album, For all those future pics! :)
#19
Gaia
That is a really nice idea Kelly :D

Other suggestions:

Hand knit a wee dolly cardigan cos it will probably be the only thing that fits properly!

Sleepy bags are useful:

http://www.vertbaudet.co.uk/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=V702293008&&DocumentId=V317&&CompanyId=V&&Path=504%2f718%2f774&&source=

Half price one at vertbaudet.


Thanks!

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