I was sent this gift bundle from Kiddies Kingdom to aid with creation of this post.
I am now of the age where the majority of my friends have either had children or are having children. I’d like to think I’ve got the gift buying down to an art but buying the perfect gift for a newborn can be a minefield. With my friend Lisa due very soon, I’ve been thinking about what the perfect gift for a newborn truly is.
It can be tough to know what size to get – some babies are born early and need smaller than the newborn and some are quite large at birth and go straight into a larger size. Baby clothes are always a welcome gift though – you go through many outfit changes in those early days.
Now a blanket is something that will probably be gifted thrice over – it seems to be a very popular gift to buy a newborn. However, you can always do with more than one blanket – one for the car, one for the house, one for the pushchair when out, one at the grandparents. A blanket is always a good gift to opt for if you aren’t sure.
We all know that newborns don’t exactly sleep like we do. A nightlight is a wonderful gift to have as the baby will spend some time distracted by the pretty shapes on the ceiling and the calming lullaby sounds drifting them off to sleep. My parents had one for me, we had one for Jack and even Olivia too.
A Car Seat
I suppose this is a gift for a newborn although really it helps the parent out more by saving them some money. Car seats are a necessity for getting out and about and Kiddie Kingdom’s stylish range of car seats for sale are certainly worth a look. Safe, durable and affordable; just what every parent needs.
Some Baby Toys
A newborn isn’t going to have the dexterity of an older baby, of course – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy some age appropriate toys. We always made sure the kids had bath toys and some toys to help them with their development.
It is never too early to start reading to a child so I’m sure any parent would be appreciative if you bought their baby some books to start off their own personal library. Jack was gifted plenty of books as a baby and his library has grown exponentially since then.
Do you have any suggestions of good gifts for newborns?