The Best Presents For Parents With Kids On The Way

By Staff Reporter, Parent Herald November 01, 06:04 pm

The Best Presents For Parents With Kids On The Way

You are invited to a shower or gender reveal party to celebrate the upcoming arrival of a little boy or girl, along with your friends' first forays into parenthood. To give you an idea of what gifts to bring them, ignore the cluttered registry and get the items that they will really need right after the baby is born.


A blanket is great for nursing, swaddling, changing and warming up a newborn baby, so consider knitting one for the parents-to-be. It's important that you use the right baby yarns for the gift because they have very sensitive skin and rough fibers could be irritating for them. To make sure your project doesn't cause any unwanted tears, you should go to the website Yarnspirations to find the best yarn for baby blankets - they have a special selection of colors with yarn types like Bernat Softee Baby and Bernat Baby Blanket. The one-stop craft shop also has instructions and knitting patterns that you can follow for free.


Never underestimate the number of diapers that parents will go through on a daily basis - they will use an average of eight to ten per day in the first few months of their child's life. They are notoriously expensive and can put a significant dent in their bank accounts for the first year. Many people throw diaper parties in place of traditional baby showers so that all of their guests bring them boxes of these child-rearing essentials as gifts in various sizes and designs. To make the present more exciting, you can put together a cake or another artistic creation out of the diapers and decorate them with ribbon.



If you are having trouble coming up with what to bring someone who had a baby or who is having a baby very soon, look to the cookbooks on your shelf - you should whip them up healthy and easy dishes that they can stuff in their face in a hurry. New parents barely have time to get a wink of sleep, let alone cook a nice balanced meal in their kitchen. If the shower is really close to their due date, give them casseroles, pies and other dishes that can be shoved in the freezer until they need them. When the little one is born, bring them wholesome snacks that they can eat during a short moment of peace like fruit salad, muffins or granola bars. Don't forget that there are foods to avoid while breastfeeding that could upset the baby, cause allergic reactions or decrease the production of milk in larger doses, like parsley, peppermint and sage.

Another important gift that you can always give new parents is some of your free time and effort. Drop by for a quick visit and offer to hold the baby while they take a moment to shower, brush their teeth or throw a load of laundry in the wash. Even if you show up for twenty minutes, they will be incredibly grateful that you gave them a helping hand.

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