Being pregnant with baby number 2 has got me thinking about the sorts of gifts we want people to buy us or that we would buy for someone pregnant with their second child (like 2 of my besties). Of course, this could be adapted to third or fourth children etc…
We kept a lot of Lambs stuff from when he was a baby. We have plenty of clothes, blankets, muslins, his swing and bouncer etc. So we really don’t need to buy much for baby number 2.
The thing is people like to buy gifts for new babies, I certainly do! So I thought I’d look at what gifts would be ideal for a second or third baby, that would be really useful or not necessarily something you would keep from a previous baby.
First up is this lovely The Essential One Little Brother Sleepsuit. As we are having a boy this would be a perfect gift for him. This is something we wouldn’t have from Lamb of course, and something we can keep in a keepsake box.
I found these gorgeous Alva Baby bibs on Amazon and they are perfect for my monochrome obsession. Bandana bibs are hugely popular these days and parents use them not only as dribble bibs, but also as an outfit accessory. Something like this would make a really great gift for a new baby.
You can never have enough toiletries for a baby or toddler. You go through so much. I found this gorgeous Green People Organic Babies Newborn Hamper on Amazon and it’s the perfect gift for a new baby, whether it’s a first or second baby. The basket will most likely come in use for storage which is always helpful in the nursery. Could be a new place to keep bibs, nappies or more toiletries.
This gorgeous The Peter Rabbit My First Year Book would make a lovely gift for a new baby. We have a record book for Lamb and it would be lovely to have one for baby number 2 (even though I was rubbish at filling out Lambs book!) Also, Lamb bought baby a Peter Rabbit Comforter as his first teddy so this would go well with that. 🙂
A Keepsake Memory Box is always a lovely thing to buy a new baby. I’m a very sentimental person. Hubby is always prising things out of my hand to throw away but I’ll always have a reason to keep it. Lambs keepsake box has his hospital tag, first hat and vest and scan photos etc. It’s nice to have somewhere to keep everything safely.
You don’t always have to actually buy a gift. Often parents stock up on a few things and it’s not until the baby is born they realise what they’ve forgotten or would like to get. A voucher or gift card is the perfect solution for this situation.
If you want to be super helpful to new parents you could always buy them a pack of Nappies for them to stock up with. Newborns can go through 10-12 nappies per day so the amount parents need to spend is crazy. I’m sure any new parent would be extremely grateful for something like this! If you want extra brownie points you could get a couple of packs in different sizes for them to have ready for when baby goes up a size.
If you’ve got a little more to spend then this luxury New Arrival Unisex Baby Hamper is gorgeous. It’s filled with beautiful and unique products and I’m sure any new parent would love to open this once they’ve brought their baby home. If you don’t want to buy a hamper, then making your own would be super easy. Just pop to your local boots or supermarket and get some baby toiletries and a cuddly toy and wrap up with a ribbon. 🙂
My best friend bought Lamb a Personalised Print when he was born and I was so pleased with it. It’s such a lovely got for a new baby and so special to that child. Plus it’s a lovely decoration for the nursery and east to pack away in a memory box once they are older. You could either give it to them in a frame or maybe unframed so they can choose the perfect one themselves.
Something I really want to do when baby number 2 arrives is a newborn photoshoot. These things can be pricey, but so, so special so why not ask around friends and family and put money towards a photoshoot, I know I would be extremely grateful if friends and family did this for us.
These are just a few ideas for you, of course not all parents keep everything from previous babies, but it’s worth thinking about what they may have packed away. Also, remember to take into consideration what month baby is being born. A summer baby won’t need any chunky jumpers and fleecy onesies. A winter baby will want long sleeves and warmer clothes.
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