It doesn’t matter if you’re an aunt, uncle, family friend, grandparent, or related to a baby in any other way. If you’ve got a baby in your family, you’re either fascinated or terrified. But with either of these feelings, you’re still thinking about getting the baby some gifts whenever you visit. If you’re fascinated, you probably want the kid to like you. If you’re terrified, which is a normal feeling for people without kids, you’re thinking of a way to befriend the baby instantly. We’re here to help you! In this article, we came up with some gift ideas that you can get the next time you’re visiting your friends with a baby. Read along and make sure you confirm with the parents before getting anything, as some might be a little strict when it comes to their kids.
Ask the parents
The first thing you want to do when looking for a gift for babies is to ask the parents. This will help you make sure that you’ve got their approval on whatever you get, and it can also be something that they would buy anyways, so you’re doing them a favor. Everyone buys plushies and blankets, so this will also ensure that your gift is a little more useful or unique. If the parents don’t give you any directions, the safest choice is to get a photo album or something else that is memory related. This is a gift for both the baby and the parents, so you’ll make everyone happy.
Our second suggestion is something that you probably thought about already. Considering that babies grow very fast, buying clothes for a baby will always help out the parents. Some things that you want to keep in mind when getting baby clothes: Pay attention to the material. Babies have sensitive skin, so try to go for natural materials such as cotton, wool, or linen. Get more sizes. It won’t hurt if you get some clothes that fit the kid now, and some that will be perfect in a couple of weeks, the parents will probably thank you for it. Also, look for some fun colors and silly patterns so that you grab the baby’s attention.
With small kids, it’s pretty hard to choose toys, as you think everything is a little dangerous. To be honest, in the first months, they won’t even pay attention to toys, they can’t play with them just yet. But if you want to go for something fun, look for some practical toys. There are many items that are stimulating for babies’ teeth, so something like that could be useful. Make sure you ask the parents as well, they might tell you what to look for.