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09/07/2013 at 17:53
I'm sorry for posting this when so many people are having a hard time at the moment, but after my last post regarding my sister most likely suffering a loss, it seems finally things have settled and hopefully she will carry to full term so I am stupidly excited.
I was thinking that, as she won't find out the flavour, we can't buy anything gender specific till it comes, but in the run up, I was going to buy one thing a week in my shopping to make up a baby hamper thing to give her at her baby shower. That way it doesn't cost me much a week, but hopefully she will like having lots of useful things when baby is here. Does that sound like an ok gift? (Can you tell I don't know many people with children yet).
Of course nearer the time we can start thinking about bigger things, but for now my list includes things like nappies, wipes, baby shampoo, baby bubble bath, talc, cotton buds/pads...
Is there anything else that would be useful?
09/07/2013 at 18:18
I think thats a great idea and its stuff she will definitely need. Just be wary on toiletries as lots of mums dont like Johnssons stuff as its too strong. How about Lansinoh boob cream if she is going to bf. Best stuff out there and she will need it!! Baby thermometer. Sudocreme or other nappy cream. Baby sponge/flannel. Large cotton wool balls. Will keep thinking!
09/07/2013 at 18:21
Great idea - a few thoughts from me
- a thermos mug - it was the only way that I had a hot cup of tea in the first few weeks!!
- baby vests/sleepsuits - you can pick them up really cheaply at supermarkets
- treats for mum - chocolate/flapjack
- baby sitting vouchers!!
09/07/2013 at 18:29
It sounds a lovely idea, although personally I wouldn't bother with toiletries for baby but get something lovely for mum instead. We didn't use anything other than water on Zoe until she was around 1 yr old, little babies don't really need it.
If you are giving it to her before she goes in to hospital (presuming she isn't planning a home birth) then I would include some handy things for her hospital bag like snacks (dried fruit is good as well as the ubiquitous chocolate), ear plugs & flip flops for the shower. You could include some fancy muslins too, there are loads of coloured / patterned ones around at the moment.
09/07/2013 at 19:30
I wouldn't bother with too many toiletries either.
Lansinol (a must!)
Roll on deodorant
Shampoo and conditioner for mum
Nice shower gel for mum
Thank you so much for your replies ladies, it is very helpful, and I'm pleased to not be the only one who thought it might be nice. I will def add some bits for her too, it shouldn't all be about baby afterall :) Thanks again
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