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Newborn Baby Idea: The Perfect Gifts

Is someone you know going to have a baby? If so, then you will need to find the perfect gift. You don’t have to be wealthy to use these newborn baby ideas, after all, the best gifts are from the heart.

Newborn Baby Idea #1: All of your Favorites

If you are already a mother, why not give your friend a “best of” box. Go to Target or Walmart and find a pretty canvas box (pink or blue depending on if it is a boy or a girl). Then fill the box with all of your “can’t live without” items….breastmilk storage bags, stain remover, favorite pacifier etc..

Newborn Baby Idea #2: Girl’s Night OUt

If you are friends, why not offer to treat her to a night out…dinner, chick flick etc.  Plan this gift around the 6 week mark, so mom will be ready to leave the baby a bit and get some much needed time with her friends.

Newborn Baby Idea #3: Personalize It!

For just a few dollars more, there are many stores and even local shops that will embroider that special blanket or hat you just bought. Put the baby’s name on it and birthdate, then mom will have a practical blanket/hat as well as a beautiful keepsake!

Newborn Baby Idea #4: Boppy

If she hasn’t already gotten it…the Boppy makes a great gift. Ideal for breastfeeding as well as supporting the baby once he/she is sitting. There are dozens of ways the Boppy can be used…personalize the washable cover and you’ve got a winner!

Newborn Baby Idea #5: Closet Organizers

For my baby shower, my friend bought me ordinary plastic closet dividers for the baby. I didn’t think anything of it at the time, but now it is hands down the most practical and useful thing I received. Each divider has an age on it..3 months, 6 months, 9 months, etc. You can use them to separate clothes in the closet easily so you can store “next size” garments easily and without the danger of loosing or misplacing them

If you have any other great newborn baby ideas…please comment..

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