Purchasing The Right Baby Presents

When a family is expecting a new baby there is a tremendous expense involved. Not just for the crib, stroller and other large items but for the small things that are needed as well. Fortunately, for many such families, there are usually baby presents that fill many of these needs.

Gifts for babies, that are on the market today, come in very attractive packages. There are matching girl and boy outfits, colorful blankets and practical things, such as feeding sets, bottles and diapers. When purchasing gifts for such an occasion there are a number of things one should consider. The size to purchase, for example, should be considered carefully.

With newborns, it should be remembered that they grow very rapidly. In addition, it is not unusual to have one weigh 8 to 10 pounds at birth. Newborn clothing, as a rule, is manufactured to fit up to approximately 9 pounds. This information will be found on the clothing packaging.

Considering the rapid growth, that babies experience in the first few months of their life, a ‘newborn’ garment would not be used for very long. This is why, in thrift store, one often sees brand new items of this size for sale. The baby can only have their clothes changed a certain number of times a day and usually some sort of a plain nightgown is used.

Therefore, to be practical, if purchasing clothing for a new baby, always purchase the 9 months to a year size. This will allow time for the baby to have their rapid growth spurt and then be at a size where the clothing will fit and will be used. Nightgowns are always appreciated as they often have to be changed many times a day.

Another very practical, and appreciated, gift is a basket of usable items. This would include such things as powder, safety pins, wash cloths, baby oil and other things that are needed daily. Of course, diapers for newborns are always welcomed as they will be used and a large number is needed. Crib sheet sets are not only practical but also appreciated as they must be changed on a regular basis.

If purchasing a gift for older babies one should always be careful regarding safety items. Small things that could be put in the mouth, causing choking, or any item that is dangerous should be avoided. Always be sure that the gift is ‘age appropriate’. This information is usually printed on the outside of an item purchased. Baby presents are fun to buy and are always something one knows will be welcomed and used.