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Gift Tips for Newborn Babies

Sandra Sully

It is always wonderful when a new baby is added to the family. This also calls for the next step; visiting the baby and getting them gifts. Especially if you are someone who has not done this before this will be a bit of a difficult and confusing matter. Here are some of the best newborn gift ideas that might help you to choose the perfect gift for the little one.

Clothes

Clothes is one of the easiest choices. You can get them new clothes such as onesies, mittens, bibs, sock vests, swaddle clothes and caps. For a more personalized gift, you can get them customized with the baby’s name or initial on the clothes. Do not limit yourself when choosing outfits for them. Since the little one is a new addition to the family and the parents are still in the process of getting the stuff necessary for the kid, you can help them out by giving them a summer outfit or a winter outfit to dress their baby up in the coming season.

 

Diapers

When there is a newborn in the family, diapers are one of the most important items you can give as a gift. There will be many brads in the market which produce disposable diapers. If you do not know good brads to choose simply ask a friend who knows all about raising babies and changing diapers. If you are a nature lover and is environment conscious you can buy cloth diapers. One thing to remember in buying them is that come in different sizes based on the ages of the kids so make sure that you choose the right age.

Baby Toys

Babies love toys, whatever their age maybe. Kids under the age of one are at a stage where they respond to certain senses. Therefore, items that can help to develop the baby’s development of senses. Mobiles are a famous gift that are loved by babies all the time. You can also get them toys that create sound such as rattlers and squeaky toys. Apart from these, there are also the bath toys that you can shop for if you are looking for toys to be given as gifts.

Feeding Items

Giving the little one feeding essentials is another useful gift. This will include items such as different bottle to feed the liquids with nipples of different sizes. You can also create gift pack including all the baby feeding essentials. Try to include gifts such as feeding bottles, together with bottle covers, bibs, sippers and even breast pumps and breast pads. This will not only be useful to feed kids but also will be a gift for parents as well.

Since you are choosing a gift for a newborn baby who still cannot tell you what they like or dislike, choosing gifts for them can be a difficult task. The items given above are some of the most common items that are needed by babies during this age and therefore they are some of the best presents for newborn kids.

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Tips to Get Gifts for Kids Based on Age

Sandra Sully

When the kids are given a gift that is not suitable for them, it might be a bit of a disaster. If you are planning to give them play items as a gift, you definitely need to consider their age and how appropriate you gift is for them at that age. Here are some of the best play items for kids based on their age.

Under Age One

This is an age where the baby’s senses slowly start to develop. Therefore, gifts that suit this age include items that helps to develop baby’s use of senses and curiosity. Mobiles that can be hung above their crib is one of the best examples for this. Rattle and squeaky toys are also a safe bet since they are attracted to different sounds. If you want to help in calming them down during a bath, then get toys designed for baby bath time. Soft toys are also safe items for those in infant stage. To develop visual aid, you can start giving them books with pictures as well. But you have to make sure that they have round edges and is not harmful for the little one.

Toddlers (One to Three years)

There are some things to avoid at this age. Small objects that can fit into their mouths or noses are extremely dangerous. Especially since kids don’t know the danger of choking. And this is a risk that can happen during this age since it is also the teething stage. Avoid the ones that use small batteries as well as they and be swallowed too. Even ones that have sharp edges, and stuffed animals that are not properly sewn also can be hazardous. Some of the safe items to gift them are modelling clay, picture books, blocks, shape sorters, musical toys and puzzles. Not only are they safe gifts but also are educational.

Preschoolers (Four to Five Years)

Some of the items that can be given to toddlers are also good for preschoolers such as clay and puzzles. However, you can also give them more advanced things such as books instead of picture books. Some other items include art supplies such as crayons and color pencils, outdoor toys (sandbox, pail, shovel), dress up clothes and costumes and board games that are not too complex. What to avoid include electrical toys and those that are operated by remote controls, sharp objects and objects that use lead based paint.

Be very careful and conscious of the age of the children when you are choosing gifts for them. Since children often do not understand that these items are harmful they may get injured or even choke on these items after swallowing them accidently. Also make sure you do not give them items that are too complex for the kids such as complicated board games can actually become too strenuous on their thinking. So make sure you consider their age and check the labels and warning messages on the toy covers and packages before buying gifts for kids.