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    Question to the mums....

    My friend gave birth to a baby boy on wednesday night and I'm going down to see her later today.

    My question is what do I get for the kid and what do I get for the new mum? I've never had to buy anything for a baby before lol.

    When you just had a baby what would you have liked to get from a friend coming to visit?
    I don't want to go with just the standard cards and chocolate.

    Thanks

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    a dummy for the baby and contraception for the mother, lol

    Mam, i'd of loved some nice bath stuff.
    Baby, don't buy clothes, teddys etc, i would get something like a foot/hand mould kit

    All I wanted was chocolate! And a gift voucher for Mothercare would be a good gift if you don't know what to buy for the baby.

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    wickedteen;4566425

    a dummy for the baby and contraception for the mother, lol



    pmsl


    op do you know what sort of things she likes, baby is easy a new bank account - lol

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    wickedteen;4566425

    a dummy for the baby and contraception for the mother, lol



    lol, dummy sounds like a good idea but the contraception would be a bit late.... don't they teach sex education these days :-D

    clothes for the baby but make sure you get bigger sizes like 0-3months or 3-6months and flowers for the mum

    How about some nice flowers for the new mum and a pack of babygrows in blue for the boy? I love getting flowers and when i had my children it's amazing how quickly they grow out of babygrows or stain them by spewing all over them!

    Either a nice outfit or teddy for the baby. Most people buy flowers for the mum, but some nice toiletries may be apreciated too. I would recommend a balloon too.

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    champagne, although the bottle i had to celebrate my daughters birth is still in cupboard

    sassie;4566464

    champagne, although the bottle i had to celebrate my daughters birth is … champagne, although the bottle i had to celebrate my daughters birth is still in cupboard



    depends if she's breast feeding

    I find this thread sexist and insulting....... why is it just for mums?

    have a look online, the best present i ever saw was a teddy in a big balloon, where are they from? a gift voucher to a certain photography studio for baby pics would be a great idea :lol:

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    Lulu'sMammy;4566436

    Mam, i'd of loved some nice bath stuff.Baby, don't buy clothes, teddys … Mam, i'd of loved some nice bath stuff.Baby, don't buy clothes, teddys etc, i would get something like a foot/hand mould kit



    I dont know if ur being serious or taking the p lol?.... foot/hand mould kit:?

    rose_cat_jr;4566440

    All I wanted was chocolate! And a gift voucher for Mothercare would be a … All I wanted was chocolate! And a gift voucher for Mothercare would be a good gift if you don't know what to buy for the baby.



    Gift for mothercare sounds good, thanks :thumbsup:

    sassie;4566442

    pmslop do you know what sort of things she likes, baby is easy a new bank … pmslop do you know what sort of things she likes, baby is easy a new bank account - lol



    lol the dad can take care of the bank account. I'll stick to putting some pennies in the card :-D

    sassie;4566464

    champagne, although the bottle i had to celebrate my daughters birth is … champagne, although the bottle i had to celebrate my daughters birth is still in cupboard



    I'll come and visit in July and we'll open it then!!


    Nothing wrong with a card and chocs.

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    lyndsbowes;4566474

    depends if she's breast feeding



    who my daughter - lol

    the champagne can be opened at any time, although a half ratted baby may not go down well

    King of Thieves;4566481

    I dont know if ur being serious or taking the p lol?.... foot/hand mould … I dont know if ur being serious or taking the p lol?.... foot/hand mould kit:?



    its a tub which you fill with plaster of paris and put the babys hands and feet in, so you have a mould of them at that point in time...... its NOT a medical condition like athletes foot :lol:

    sassie;4566495

    who my daughter - lolthe champagne can be opened at any time, although a … who my daughter - lolthe champagne can be opened at any time, although a half ratted baby [COLOR="Red"]may not go down well[/COLOR]



    I'm sure they'd go down very well.........be out like a light :lol:

    a baby photo book, take a few photos and chuck them in the album.
    Fannys your aunt.

    make sure u dont overly long out ur visit.... i know its harsh but ealry days short and sweet visits are appreciated as new mum is all over the place.

    u know it sounds bozzare but i most appreciated balloons and cack to make out the achievement..maybe cos i liked buying clothes myself.... so i liked the flowers and what not!! but then i thimk im jus weird like that.... maybe get them DVD mebership! hehehe!!

    sassie;4566495

    who my daughter - lolthe champagne can be opened at any time, although a … who my daughter - lolthe champagne can be opened at any time, although a half ratted baby may not go down well



    looool no her son :lol:
    and champagne could work :giggle:

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    lyndsbowes;4566447

    clothes for the baby but make sure you get bigger sizes like 0-3months or … clothes for the baby but make sure you get bigger sizes like 0-3months or 3-6months and flowers for the mum



    bluetigermobiles;4566450

    How about some nice flowers for the new mum and a pack of babygrows in … How about some nice flowers for the new mum and a pack of babygrows in blue for the boy? I love getting flowers and when i had my children it's amazing how quickly they grow out of babygrows or stain them by spewing all over them!



    Clothes sounds good. I've no idea what babygrows are though lol.
    Haven't they banned flowers from hospitals. I might get her some when she goes back home.

    kidcat;4566454

    Either a nice outfit or teddy for the baby. Most people buy flowers for … Either a nice outfit or teddy for the baby. Most people buy flowers for the mum, but some nice toiletries may be apreciated too. I would recommend a balloon too.



    Looks like I'm getting bath stuff. Sounds good to me.

    MinstrelMan;4566478

    I find this thread sexist and insulting....... why is it just for … I find this thread sexist and insulting....... why is it just for mums?have a look online, the best present i ever saw was a teddy in a big balloon, where are they from? a gift voucher to a certain photography studio for baby pics would be a great idea :lol:



    I'm not from Manchester. Further south in Bristol, unless you know of a good photography studio in Bristol?

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    go with the champagne ya tight ****

    seriously though the hand kit or photo album sounds good. u can also buy those photo things where u get 4 photo shoots in a year or something....

    or get some fab designer wear.... for kiddie....cos if ur young thats whats expected...and its sweet

    Hi, have a look at these, they're called nappy cakes ]http//sh…-Zw

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    chesso;4566493

    I'll come and visit in July and we'll open it then!!Nothing wrong with a … I'll come and visit in July and we'll open it then!!Nothing wrong with a card and chocs.



    Chesso! :lol:
    Card and chocs are standard gifts. I would prefer to give something different, she's been going through a rough time. Her family and the dad haven't exactly been supportive.

    magicbeans;4566523

    make sure u dont overly long out ur visit.... i know its harsh but ealry … make sure u dont overly long out ur visit.... i know its harsh but ealry days short and sweet visits are appreciated as new mum is all over the place.u know it sounds bozzare but i most appreciated balloons and cack to make out the achievement..maybe cos i liked buying clothes myself.... so i liked the flowers and what not!! but then i thimk im jus weird like that.... maybe get them DVD mebership! hehehe!!



    lol I dont think they would have time to watch DVD now there's a little one around.
    How long is long... half an hour?

    Clothes, teddys, flowers ...BORING! Brain power used loads there...not! I like to buy original gifts, not what everyone else buys, therefore will stick in the memory a little longer....
    Bath stuff like i said for mother, and something to keep for the baby, hence a mould kit

    Doh, just seen 'later today' in the op:?

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    sassie;4566542

    go with the champagne ya tight ****



    lol, no. Her and drinks don't go down to well she's a bit of a lightweight.

    magicbeans;4566547

    seriously though the hand kit or photo album sounds good. u can also buy … seriously though the hand kit or photo album sounds good. u can also buy those photo things where u get 4 photo shoots in a year or something....or get some fab designer wear.... for kiddie....cos if ur young thats whats expected...and its sweet



    Not sure about the hand kit. Photo album sounds good though, I'll see if I can get her a gift voucher for one. Thanks mb :thumbsup:

    King of Thieves;4566561

    Chesso! :lol:Card and chocs are standard gifts. I would prefer to give … Chesso! :lol:Card and chocs are standard gifts. I would prefer to give something different, she's been going through a rough time. Her family and the dad haven't exactly been supportive.lol I dont think they would have time to watch DVD now there's a little one around.How long is long... half an hour?


    o yeah they will!!! believe me....cinema is over for a bit :-(

    Lulu'sMammy;4566563

    Clothes, teddys, flowers ...BORING! Brain power used loads there...not! I … Clothes, teddys, flowers ...BORING! Brain power used loads there...not! I like to buy original gifts, not what everyone else buys, therefore will stick in the memory a little longer.... Bath stuff like i said for mother, and something to keep for the baby, hence a mould kit




    do it KoT or LLM is gonna buy it for ya!! hehe!! ...

    What about a VIP card from Pixi foto (normally in Mothercare) 4 photo shoots, and get to keep one picture each time, only £20
    Google pixi foto for website and your local store.
    Done it for ya... pixifoto.co.uk/loc…ons

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    michelleleemoo;4566554

    Hi, have a look at these, they're called nappy cakes … Hi, have a look at these, they're called nappy cakes ]http://showermybaby.co.uk/index.php?cPath=29&gclid=CKjHo7TBjpkCFUaK3god1m_-Zw


    michelleleemoo;4566588

    Doh, just seen 'later today' in the op:?



    Don't worry, the thought's appreciated :thumbsup:

    Lulu'sMammy;4566563

    Clothes, teddys, flowers ...BORING! Brain power used loads there...not! I … Clothes, teddys, flowers ...BORING! Brain power used loads there...not! I like to buy original gifts, not what everyone else buys, therefore will stick in the memory a little longer.... Bath stuff like i said for mother, and something to keep for the baby, hence a mould kit



    Haha, I agree.... I'll get the bath stuff like u said, but u can keep ur foot/mouth mould kit lol. I'll try and get a photo set booked for her instead. Plus I'll get the standard card and chocolates.

    Now my problem is im only going to have a couple of hours to get all of it before I see her!

    [url]lush.co.uk/ind…php?page=shop.browse&category_id=608&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=80[/url]

    ......and they have some lovely Mother's day gifts. For the baby buy a nice shawl or blanket. Good quality cuddly toys are nice too. Best thing anyone bought me in hospital was Coca Cola..I was gagging for it!

    if they have other children dont leave them out even a colouring book or something so they dont feel left out ;-)

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    magicbeans;4566592

    o yeah they will!!! believe me....cinema is over for a bit :-(do it KoT … o yeah they will!!! believe me....cinema is over for a bit :-(do it KoT or LLM is gonna buy it for ya!! hehe!! ...



    I will I will, jeez. Remind me never to ask women for advice again :roll:



    Lulu'sMammy;4566601

    What about a VIP card from Pixi foto (normally in Mothercare) 4 photo … What about a VIP card from Pixi foto (normally in Mothercare) 4 photo shoots, and get to keep one picture each time, only £20Google pixi foto for website and your local store.Done it for ya... http://www.pixifoto.co.uk/locations



    Haha, ur amazing llm :-D

    Actually i think these look rather cool....no need for the wee taking!!

    http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll181/lulusmammy/img.jpg

    I wouldn't buy bath stuff for the mum, especially if she had a natural birth and has stitches.

    She'll appreciate a tub of salt more than smellies.

    Even if she didn't have a natural birth, its advised not to use anything in the water....its obvious the bath stuff is for a later date!

    King of Thieves;4566655

    I will I will, jeez. Remind me never to ask women for advice again … I will I will, jeez. Remind me never to ask women for advice again :roll::pHaha, ur amazing llm :-D


    You taking the mick!

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    Den38;4566688

    I wouldn't buy bath stuff for the mum, especially if she had a natural … I wouldn't buy bath stuff for the mum, especially if she had a natural birth and has stitches.She'll appreciate a tub of salt more than smellies.



    salt?....smellies?

    :thinking:

    Lulu'sMammy;4566713

    You taking the mick!



    Na, being serious :friends:

    King of Thieves;4566733

    salt?....smellies? :thinking:Na, being serious :friends:


    So.....you single ? LOL!

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    Lulu'sMammy;4566765

    So.....you single ? LOL!



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