Gifts for Baby
Baby Gifts to Treasure
And, YES, we have bought one special book for each baby (these are the three we bought for our kids) and wrote a letter to them on the inside cover. The kids know “their” book by heart and we talk about how loved they are. It is really a gift that keeps on giving.
I’ve got through 3 labors.
Amanda less than 1 hour after an unmediated V-Bac
- 1. Induced with an epidural.
- 1. Emergency caesarean
- 1. Unmediated V-Bac (see me here packing my bags for baby #3!)
Each labor was wonderful (& difficult) and each left me HUNGRY. If Mom is allowed to eat, bring her a basket of healthy food!
My mom sent me a basket of fruit and one of these super cute ducky vases filled with flowers! We actually used the vase for all 3 kids! It was a nice tradition! I’m not a big jewelry person, but I’ve heard that women sometimes get necklaces or bracelets from their spouses too.
I know this isn’t “as” typical, but I always got something little for my husband to open on the day our babies were born. Whether you go sweet and add a Willow Tree New Dad Figurine or cute and get him a Show Dad How book, I’m all for showing the Dad’s how important they are.
When in doubt, a cute frame for Dad is always a good option!
Again, these are not gifts that you HAVE to get, rather are kind of fun to have pre-wrapped and ready to go in your hospital bag. My kids were 3 and 7 for my last birth and they enjoyed having a little big brother and big sister gift to open at the hospital. It makes them feel extra special too – especially when visitors all want to see and hold the new baby. It was also nice for them to have something to do while the other one had a chance for some time with their new baby.
I have always included a book, because we like to celebrate almost every occasion with books.