It so happens that having a baby is an expensive business these days. Going through a pregnancy to delivery and beyond requires a lot of money for the doctor’s fee, in maintaining an appropriate nutrition plan for the mother, for buying baby clothes and for furnishing a nursery. Most new parents are ready to meet this cost however. The problem is that rarely do these parents have a realistic figure of how much it will cost to go through the whole process from the outset.
This is where newborn baby gift baskets come in. At a time when the parents might be pressed with expenses, with hundreds of items still not purchased, your basket can come in handy. Newborn baby gift baskets help in giving the mother the things she might have crossed out in the budget or things she had forgotten altogether. In a way, giving these newborn baby gifts is a way of supporting the parents in their new provider role, without giving out cash. Such gifts serve to show your love for the baby and appreciation for the parent.
Other than that though, newborn baby gifts save the mother from demanding shopping rounds at a time when she has a load of new duties on her hands, in addition to convalescing. It is not unusual to remember about important items after they become required and not before that. If these items were then given to the mother during baby shower events or even after, they are appreciated for a long, long time.
Newborn baby gift baskets remain a very practical way of welcoming a newborn into our world. Those little things needed by the mother to make the life of a newborn comfortable can be packed carefully into one gift basket as a single gift. One great advantage with newborn baby gifts is that you already know whether the baby is a boy or a girl and can buy gifts appropriate to either. In this case, a gift basket for a newborn boy could have a colour scheme of blue and green while for a newborn girl you can maintain a pink color scheme, from pink blankets to pink nightgowns and pink teddy bears.
Besides baby clothes, it is advisable that you also include some personalized items like an engraved jewelry cup or picture frame. You can also achieve the same with a blanket embroidered with the newborn’s name. Baby gift baskets for newborns present a plethora of choice only limited by your budget. The size of a basket is determined by how much you want to spend.
For men or even women who are not really good at shopping for babies or taking care of them anyway, baby gift baskets for newborns are not out of your league. Many stores today have baskets already thoughtfully filled with ideal newborn baby gifts or you can choose to fill them up yourself with a choice theme. Online shops also make it even more convenient for you since you can order a gift basket and have it delivered with your attached personal note.
In the baby gift baskets for newborns, you can include such assorted items as children books, pacifiers, disposable diapers, rattles, baby blanket and beddings, diaper pins, baby soaps, lotions, jells, powders, baby wipes, changing mats, wash clothes, bibs, infant cups and any baby product that you feel appropriate. It is also ideal to include some cozy baby clothes like gowns, one-piece outfits, caps, booties, burp cloths, hooded towels etc. It is fitting also to include some play baby gifts like stuffed animals, tub toys and sippy cups.
Include a lullaby CD to nudge the newborn to sleep at bedtime and then have something in the basket for the parents too. They could also appreciate some tasty goodies like chocolates, to savor as the baby sleeps. The basket itself can be handmade or purchased. Whichever one you choose remember that the basket can also be a gift to store the baby items in. It can even turn out a keepsake gift that will for a long time remind the family of your timely generosity.
This article has mentioned the term ‘theme’ repetitively. What the term refers to is a unique uniformity of items included in the baby gift baskets for newborns. For instance, you might decide on a color them where all items in the basket are of one color, like pink for girls and blue for boys, as already exemplified above. You can also settle for a theme on how and where the items are used. A bedtime theme for instance will feature all items that are only used during the baby’s bedtime from blankets to pajamas. A meal-time theme will have such items as baby cups, plates etc.
Choose a particular theme for your newborn baby gift baskets and your gifts will gain more value. Whatever choices you make, the gift basket will be a special way of communicating your love for the new baby and for the family at large.