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Posted on 17 Aug 2011 13:51:48 BDT
Andrew Shaw says:
We have a great product - Inkless hand and footprint kits.

Inkless baby hand and foot print keepsake kit

Posted on 20 Aug 2011 18:16:13 BDT
M. Jones says:
Our little boy's essentials are:
Baby sleeping bags.
Lamaze toys (Captain Calamari is our little man's favourite).
An activity gym - we have the Fisher Price rainforest one and it's excellent.
A babybjorn carrier for when he/she is under 6 months or a rucksack style carrier for 6 months onwards.
A vibrating bouncy chair is an absolute must (we've got the Fisher Price Precious Planet one)
Groegg room thermometer.

We also got given a wicker basket full of thoughtful little bits and pieces such as cotton wool balls, nappies, baby sponges and other bathing odds and ends, a few small toys, a photo album etc which was lovely and the basket's been useful for keeping his mountain of toys in.

Finally, a little pressie for mum goes down very well too! My best friend gave me a spa treatment voucher and some pretty new underwear for when the maternity bras and massive pants could be ditched!

Posted on 22 Aug 2011 21:29:13 BDT
M. Hilton says:
any of the lamaze toys are good my daughter loves them and they are very colourful. We got given nappies as well which was great cos lets face it you get through a few and handy if you don't need to fork out for them too soon. Also got older clothes which is fantastic cos the presents don't keep coming so its nice not to have to search for a new wardrobe for your little one when they have grown out of the first stuff!!!!

Posted on 25 Aug 2011 19:43:02 BDT
I would highly recommend the slumber bear - it makes womb sounds, i thought it was rather odd when we got it as a present but it seriously chilled our little girl when she moved in the night, she slept right through from just a couple of weeks and im sure the bear helped. It has a sensor and when they move it starts the soft womb sound. It is abs amazing and i have bought one for all of my friends who have had babies since. We didnt put the bear in just the heart shaped sound sensor, which is on velcro so it nicely attached to the handles of her moses basket.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Aug 2011 23:36:50 BDT
J DYER says:
Do, do, do get her a Sophie Giraffe... this is a rubber giraffe which all children love to hold from small babies, and which they can chew safely on, and teeth squeaks..and will always be greeted with a, it is washable!!

Posted on 28 Aug 2011 20:31:59 BDT
Search on here for Koeka. Fantastic well thought out items which make life simple. Many things are great new,, but think car seats. Most covers are awkward to remove, and trust me, they will need to be urgently cleaned quickly. Koeka do great covers which wash in the machine, meaning the seat doesn't need dismantling to use it the next day. They also do great soft blankets and items you didn't think you needed, but are a god send!

Posted on 30 Aug 2011 11:40:36 BDT
Dino says:
How about a baby safe ink pad? These ones are reuseable so you can track the baby's growth by taking prints every month...

Baby's Touch Baby Safe Reusable Hand & Foot Print Ink Pads - BLACK

Posted on 8 Sep 2011 23:37:49 BDT
shopaholic says:
Have you seen tummy with mummy? Got one recently... my little bambino has stopped crying when he is on his tummy!!! Godsend!!!! :)

Posted on 12 Sep 2011 19:13:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Sep 2011 19:15:42 BDT
VickyD says:
Check out RAINBOW MUSLINS from Faye and Lou

These are gorgeous muslins cloths and all mums need loads of muslins. Other muslins are white or pale and very quickly look grubby....these are really bright colours and look amazing. These make an excellent gift as they have really nice packaging and they are very funky. Babies love the bright colours and they are excellent quality cotton.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Sep 2011 15:15:11 BDT
wooden toys are always a classic buy and last for ages. always buy a good classic one and they will love it for years to come. if you have lots of money why not a rocking horse!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2011 10:46:34 GMT
Saparbayeva says:
actually, i didn't like any of the toys or mobiles that were given to my son as a present. You know, colors/music/shapes and forms are very important. I loved to buy the first toys for Arthur and i think he appreciates the fact that the toys that he has aren't JUST colorful, but they are also interesting to touch and look at.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2012 22:50:01 BDT
Mrs. J. Cole says:
My Niece is expecting her first baby in end June/July - I have bought her loads as she is like a daughter to me - but I have always asked her what she wants - I have bought clothes - from newborn to 6months old - she knows she is having a boy - so its easier to pick things up in a sale. but I have also bought her bottles - microwave steriliser - fisher price jungle mobile -which detatches and becomes a music box - and a play gym that doesnt have a mat - as my niece made one herself - I ve also got back into knitting so Ive Knitted a unisex pram blanket - and two cardis one in the first size and one in the second as well as a pull on hat in white as she didnt know the sex till feb - and she asked for white. Im now knitting a red Hoodie at her requst. Ive just bought a large tigger sticker nursery decoration for her to put up which was from Amazon - see if she has a preference for nursery decoration - also see baby cakes which has a link from amazon as my niece doesnt like flowers so I thought Id send one of these when the baby is born instead - they come with nappies bibs toys etc - have fun and enjoy - I love my niece to bits and she is 25 so really looking forward to the birth of my first great nephew - oh and lots of offers to help is always welcome - even if its not looking after the baby directly - hoovering - ironing etc always welcome to a new mum - or a tired expectant mum! good luck and enjoy!

Posted on 21 Apr 2012 21:21:48 BDT
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Posted on 25 Apr 2012 20:31:23 BDT
Annie73 says:
My baby girl was born in December and loves her security blanket from Aden and Anais (it's actually a muslim sqaure with soft silky sides)
aden + anais Amelia Monkey Muslin Issie (2-Pack)
Babygym, we have one with sides (that collapse), stops draughts and great for when really little.
Bright Starts Babys Play Place
A double sided pram book that was a great gift.
Taf Toys Clip On Pram Book
Also, all Lamaze toys have been brilliant.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2012 16:26:34 BDT
Kathryn27 says:
Favourite gifts I received before my baby was born:
Pebble Baby Rattle - Knitted Toadstool
Green Baby Reversible Hooded All-in-One Blanket (Red, One Size)

In reply to an earlier post on 15 May 2012 00:57:07 BDT
My daughter received a total of 12 blankets as presents, lots of 0-3 months baby clothes, which Baby boy grew out of at 6 weeks old, he is now in 6 -9 month clothes and willl be 4 months old on the 17th May. It is a good idea to wait till baby is born and acccording to his or her birth weight you can then assess what size clothes gifts to purchase. My daughter was so gratefull last week when I bought five lovely baby sleep suits for 6-9 months, as he sleeps in them now. I bought various baby toys from Tesco which he loves and good quality products.
Good luck and have a safe and healthy niece or nephew to love.
Regards Jenny Williams

Posted on 16 May 2012 21:30:39 BDT
T. O'Donnell says:
Would definitely recommend the Cuddledry bath towell and Sophie la Giraffe. Annabel Karmel books are also invaluable! The meal planner especially.

Posted on 20 May 2012 11:19:03 BDT
teachermum says:
Things I received as gifts that I and my LO loved:

1. Brightstarts Safari Baby Bouncer
2. Fisher Price Rainforest Play Gym
3. Anna the Banana toy by Tinylove
4. Bumbo Seat and Tray-comes in a variety of colours-we got red so perfect for b or g
5. Sophie the giraffe-friends had a boy and called it Trevor so again good for b or g
6. Cuddle Dry Apron Towel
7. Baby Book w/keepsake box
8. Tiny Love Take-a-Long Arch-perfect for journeys in carrycot, carseat, etc.
9. 'Guess How Much I Love You' board book with small toy bunny and other board books

Posted on 22 May 2012 21:37:40 BDT
tinka says:
My suggestions based on the birth of my baby 7 months ago are;

1. Any LAMAZE toy - really lovely, good quality toys.
2. A book called 'on the night you were born' (available on Amazon) such a wonderful little book - I still can't read it without crying!
3. Sophie the giraffe
4. Baby sleeping bags
5. Fisher Price sleep time seahorse - my son loves his

Posted on 25 May 2012 16:28:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 May 2012 16:31:48 BDT
Sunmi Choi says:
Asian Baby Carrier [Podaegi]-You can be free to move with your baby even at home!
It will be great experience for Mother and baby.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jun 2012 15:00:09 BDT
Love This multi coloured pony with a musical pull tail. My little boy loves his..

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2012 10:12:48 BDT
t-i-g-r-a says:
I am due in July, and we got this present - Fisher Price delux play gym (mat)

I told them what do I want for a present :)))

Posted on 6 Jun 2012 07:25:21 BDT
Sara says:
Take a look at Zippy Suit sets - each set for 15.75 has a fab Zippy Suit plus matching bandana bib. Makes a great new baby gift. Available on

Posted on 6 Jun 2012 08:34:19 BDT
I would suggest not to get her a blanket, I ended up with so many, It just wasn't possible to use them all! I would say the best buy was the Aquapod from Mothercare, not for straight away, but when baby's a bit bigger and wanting to sit up, its fantastic for bath time.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jun 2012 19:27:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Jun 2012 19:44:24 BDT
Laura says:
oHello A.B:

I don't know how much you would like to spend on your gift, but the baby Bjorn Miracle carrier would be a wonderful idea. BABYBJÍRN Baby Carrier Miracle (Black/Silver, Cotton Mix)
If she doesn't have the feeding basics I would definitely recomment the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Complete Starter Kit which comes with absolutely everything she will need to start feeding her baby at an unbeatable price. Check it out Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Complete Starter Kit
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