A friend or loved one is either expecting or has recently had a baby. It is an exciting time for everyone. Buying baby gifts can be fun and exciting, but often, it is hard to decide what to get for the newborn baby. Newborn babies need plenty of items, so there is a multitude of choices, and there is definitely a wonderful gift suitable for all budgets.
While some gifts are appropriate for newborns of both genders, the majority of gift ideas for a newborn baby are dependent upon the sex of the baby. In rare cases where you do not know the baby’s gender, try to identify gender-neutral gifts based on color.
Practical Gift Ideas for a Newborn Baby
Diapers — babies will literally go through thousands of diapers. Whether you opt to buy the newborn size or buy a size or two larger for the future months you can’t go wrong when giving the gift of diapers. Other items used in large quantities include wipes, washcloths, baby lotion, baby shampoos, and baby oil. Gift sets or packages containing these items would be greatly appreciated and put to good use.
Also planning ahead with essential items is good, such as diaper rash medication, teething medications, baby toothpaste, and other baby medications, such as infant pain killing drops like Tylenol or gas relief drops such as Mylicon.
Clothing for babies — you may opt for that cute outfit, such as a dress for a girl or a suit for a boy. What about those cute little sleepers that make the baby look like an animal? You know. Those with the puppy ears on the pull up hood or those with the frog’s webbed feet. Clothing appropriate for all seasons would also be needed, and you may want to consider how much a baby will grow when selecting sizes. As an example, if a baby is born in June, he wouldn’t need newborn winter clothing because will have grown taller and heavier by then.
One clothing article that can always be used and that is inexpensive is the onesie. These one-piece outfits are easy to put off and on. They can be worn by themselves in warm weather or can be used as underwear during the cold winter months. Onesies come in a variety of sizes, so you may want to get some in a larger size so the baby will have clothing as he or she grows.
Other necessities for larger budgets include car seats, strollers, and bedding sets are also great additions to any newborn’s collection. Before making a larger purchase, you probably want to check any of the gift registries the parents have set up. If you don’t know where the parents have registered, do not hesitate to ask. It will help you know which pattern, style, and brand they would prefer for the little one.
Gift ideas for a newborn baby are basically endless. The only thing to consider when purchasing a baby gift is that there are some things parents do not need in multitude. As an example, a baby doesn’t need 50 dresses all in size newborn because she grows too fast. Plan ahead. Realize the baby will need things for ages 3 to 6 months, 6 to 9 months, 9 to 12 months, and even more. Go shopping and have fun!