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    Recommended presents for newborn babies?

    I've got quite a few friends who have recently had their first kids and really no idea what to buy for them and was wondering for young parents here if there was anything aside from the usual stuff for a baby that worked out particularly well and they'd recommend?

    Thanks,
    John

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    Breast pump.

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    ear plugs for the men

    when we had our little one the mrs mates got us a baby handprint/footprint session. we took the little one and made a cast of her hand print and they framed it in a 3d picture frame thing. nice present

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    Danny_d

    when we had our little one the mrs mates got us a baby … when we had our little one the mrs mates got us a baby handprint/footprint session. we took the little one and made a cast of her hand print and they framed it in a 3d picture frame thing. nice present



    Can you remember the name of that? I like this idea and seen a few kits but reviews seemed pretty mixed on them.

    John

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    size 0-3months clothes or 6-12 months, we got a load of 3-6 months but nothing else ....a box of nappies size 1 or 2, a gift certificate for a canvas print.

    edit: we had a tin for soft clay that hardens in the air
    Edited by: "lumoruk" 26th Jun 2011

    Johnmcl7

    Can you remember the name of that? I like this idea and seen a few kits … Can you remember the name of that? I like this idea and seen a few kits but reviews seemed pretty mixed on them.John



    i had one of these and i had a right time doing it, my daughter wouldnt keep her hand still long enough so i ended up having to bin it. i got lots of vouchers for places which was good as then i could just buy what i wanted.

    I always buy an ear thermometer. Quick and easy to use, not something new parents think they will ever need, so don't want to shell out the £20+.

    iglimpse

    I always buy an ear thermometer. Quick and easy to use, not something … I always buy an ear thermometer. Quick and easy to use, not something new parents think they will ever need, so don't want to shell out the £20+.



    Good thinking, I have one of these and its been a god send for my 3 kids. Would of saved me forking out for it too if I got it as a gift!

    Ive got 2 boys , aged 6 and 7months, i would reccomend (if your budget covers it) buying a stack and store box and filling it with nappies - ask parents what they use and buy size 2, wipes and baby shampoo, bibs, rattle and rusks! Then for the parents a pamper box, a voucher for a meal somewhere, bottle of wine, box of chocs, condoms (if you know them well enough), voucher for dvd rental.
    these were the gifts i appriciated most as i wasnt keen on some clothes people chose and felt awful asking to return them so ended up wasted

    Broadsheet newspaper (Times for mine) and commemorative coins from the day they were born.

    I would defo steer away from any form of clothing or soft toys, you end up with tonnes as new parents. Get them essentials such as nappies, wipes, sudocrem etc, or a gift for parents, someone mentioned above a voucher for a meal out, that is a lovely idea, so maybe combine it with an offer to babysit (or offer to find them a babysitter). Theres loads of stuff you could get.

    With my first my Uncle (who is the least baby oriented person I know) brought me 2 packs of nappies, 2 massive sudocrems, and a load of Johnsons stuff. I have to say this was probably the best and most useful pressie I received!

    nappies for sure! wipes are always on offer and you use loads...we got one of those cardboard boxes with thomas the tank on filled with stuff like that...i also loved the tiny pjs someone bought..

    Syringes for squirting Calpol into their mouths. No one told my wife and I about this, and we spent the first year or so trying to get the little madam to take it from a spoon. Mostly we ended up wearing it.

    We appreciated a little hamper some friends of ours gave us. Nappies, creams, teething powder, beer, chocolate etc

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    Paternity test - you can't put a value on peace of mind.

    I'd say a Ps3 320gb with a 50" plasma with a preorder for Mw3. Sure he'll be absolutely over the moon.

    groupon.co.uk/dea…115
    What about this as a gift from groupon. Over 16000 bought.

    Scaletrix

    As mentioned above, I usually do a hamper and fill it with wipes, dummies, sponge, dribble cloths and you can then put in a newspaper on the day they were born (obviously if they've already been born you're a bit late with this) and perhaps a thermometer and calpol syringe as mentioned above. I then put in a box of choccies and bottle of wine/bubbly for mum and dad. The basket I buy from Wilkos for next to nothing and they always go down REALLY well.

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    Swiss army knife

    to be fair most couples with newborns will have everything they need for the 0-3 month category clothes and equipment wise.

    In my opinion your best bet would be money or the next bracket of clothes 3-6months etc.

    A carrier bag

    meds syringes are free in our pharmacies...just ask for one instead of a spoon..
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