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04/02/2014 at 10:11
I am attending my first on Saturday, and I have no idea what to take, what is the etiquette for such a thing?
04/02/2014 at 10:28
I haven't had one but organised one for my best friend, usually you should be told what to bring (baby pics of yourself for games etc)! The present thing is a minefield I have been to one where the girl insisted nobody brought presents and said she would decline anything brought but my friend had one for presents (which I didn't agree with). Did the invite say anything?
04/02/2014 at 10:46
for me it depends on how close i am to the mum
if its my best friend i buy her something for the nursery/ baby like bouncy chair,monitors etc and i also make a huge hamper of wipes, nappies, muslins, clothes etc
if its someone i dont know as closely i will buy from their gift list if one is available or make a small hamper,
i sometiems make a labour hamper , usually things like magazine, wine gums, lucozade a magazine for the dad etc
04/02/2014 at 12:34
I think I would buy vouchers if I didn't know the mum that well?
Monnie - I love the idea of the labour hamper, that is fab!! the Mum often gets forgotton in all the excitement!
04/02/2014 at 12:51
I usually put together a hamper of lots of little bits and pieces for close friends. For ones I don't know so well I usually do more of a token gift like a cute outfit/toy etc.
04/02/2014 at 13:18
ive never been to one as a guest but for my suprise one i got clothes for baby, champagne and a hamper of necessities e.g wipes etc
04/02/2014 at 19:07
I have asked the mum to be if there is anything she actually needs as I'd rather get her a present she wants/needs than another outfit baby won't wear. Never had a gift list thank goodness! I've therefore bought a handmade name sign for the room (delivered after the birth obviously), a giraffe (I can't remember tha make but it's the one lots of people love/swear by-the mum wanted this but it was not an essential item for her first so was more of a treat) and a book about communicating with your baby ((I'm a speech therapist so this was a personal link). In my experience, presents get opened at the shower in front of everyone.
04/02/2014 at 19:34
I was thrown a baby shower and the most amazing things was people putting together hampers of essentials, we had so much we didn't buy nappies until E was almost six months old and I'm still using toiletries now and he's nearly 18 months!
The labour hamper is a brilliant idea, I'm going to pinch that for my friends shower in May!
05/02/2014 at 10:18
Love the labour hamper!
05/02/2014 at 12:33
iv just had a look a t pictures of my last labour hamper
inside it was
pack of biscuits
bottle of coke
05/02/2014 at 19:47
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