The arrival of a new born baby into the world is always a time for celebration. Family and friends all rejoice and blessings and good wishes are showered upon the little infant and the new parents. Along with the wishes are the gifts by the dozens – often duplicates. This happens because people are often unsure what the new parents may have already collected in anticipation of the new arrival.
Of course, there are many standard gifts such as baby clothes, toys such as rattles and musical boxes, or nursery accessories – basically more of the same. In countries like India, it is usually a tradition for family and close friends to give gold or silver articles, often items such as little bangles, anklets, bowls, spoons, glasses and so on.
For those who want to give baby clothes, it is often a dilemma to find the right size since even new born babies can be of varying sizes and at this stage in their lives (and for quite a long time after, too!) they tend to outgrow their clothes quite fast. And no one wants to give something which will be of no use within a matter of weeks.
Although there is no dearth of baby products in the stores nowadays, people still have a problem choosing what they think the new parents may need since the baby really is too young to care. Of course, there are many products that will always be of use such as baby linen, sterilizing kits, feeding bottles, baby toiletries, and so much more. But then again, how does one know what the new parents have already stocked up on? After all, how many sterilizing kits can they use? And feeding bottles are a matter of personal choice. Linen too may already be color coordinated with the décor in the nursery.
So it really can be difficult to choose exactly the right gift for the arrival of a new born baby – especially if one wants one’s gift to be meaningful and useful for both the new parents and the new baby.
The best solution may be to give gift cards from reputed baby care brands. These gift cards give access to innumerable baby products, all safe for use in the nursery. And they give the new parents the option to choose exactly what they need for their little baby. Although the baby may not care at this stage, the parents definitely will!