A new study of British parents has discovered the top ten gifts most commonly bought for a friend or family member’s new baby.


Myvouchercodes.co.uk polled 1,273 parents with children aged two and over, finding that 83% had been given baby-related gifts before the arrival of their first child.

The mums and dads were then asked what kinds of gifts their nearest and dearest had bought for them for their baby’s birth, and the most popular answers were:

1. Clothing 79%
2. Bottles/ Feeding Equipment 51%
3. Baby Bath 45%
4. Cot 41%
5. Nappies 39%
6. Toiletry products 34%
7. Car seat 32%
8. Moses Basket 24%
9. Pushchair 21%
10. Changing station 15%

It would seem that all this present buying can only be a good thing as 59% of the parents spoken to said that having friends and family buying items for them was a ‘considerable financial help’, while 16% confessed they didn’t feel ‘financially prepared at all’ for the birth of their first child.

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