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Baby talk ARGH

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by JJAK, Apr 1, 2011.


  1. JJAK

    JJAK PetForums VIP

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    My friend gave birth to her beautiful daughter the other day (30/3/2011)
    And iv been named "the cool aunty" although we are of no relation.
    So i want to get her a really nice present. iv got a few baby grows...but i want to get her something 'out of the box' so to speak.

    So i need your help. What really nice, unexpected pressie can i get mum and baby?
     
  2. francesandjon

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    Photo shoot of mum, dad and newborn (and any siblings) - or whoever the important people in the family are

    Memory box - first pic, lock of hair etc

    .............i'll keep thinking.........
     
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    OHs mum is a photographer so i asked if shed do a shoot for mum, dad & baby (other family etc) Which were having done once baby is settled and into a routine.

    But i was just so 'stumped' asto what to get her. babies are alot of hard work...even when their not yours :p
     
  5. Sergeant.Floyd.Pepper

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    costs?

    If cost is of no problem why don't you commision a local potter to creat a wall plaque with names and d.o.b.'s and maybe a hand print. I mean something completely original - not a clay boxed kit. It won't be cheap but it will be unique.

    My mother did this for me and my brother back in the seventies and she still has them on the wall.

    Other wise you could take a special photo and frame them.

    Hope that helps. :)
     
  6. JJAK

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    i dont want to go too OTT, but then again i do.

    Basically, she had twins before but they both passed away & was told shed NEVER have kids. So to have new baba really is a BIG thing. But, we (theres about 6 of us!) dont want to make a huge fuss incase it spurs memories although we want to do something really nice which will last for a life time!

    As well as spoiling baba and mum rotten :p
     
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    What about a nice comforter for the baby,,, my friends little boy had one and he adores it, he is 6 now and only has it at night,, a soft square of very soft fabric with a teddy head,, I can honestly say this is a wonderful gift ,mum sleeps with it on her breast then give it to the baby so it has mums scent.. mother care of harrods baby department do it, john lewis i think do as well.

    Good luck.
     
  11. Chinquary

    Chinquary PetForums Senior

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    Get something relevant to the family.

    Our friends had their first baby back in October. The daddy is a self employed photographer... so along with a baby grow, t-shirt and some adorable baby jeans, we got him Fehn Robos Baby's First Camera Soft Toy: Amazon.co.uk: Baby. They absolutely loved it.
     
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    Babysitting vouchers.

    I.e. I will watch your baby for 1 hour while you have a bath.

    I will watch your baby for 5 hours while you sleep.

    I will babysit on your wedding anniversary so you can go out for a romantic meal with your OH.

    Home help vouchers.

    I will come and wash all your pots.

    I will vacuum and dust your living room etc.

    Baby toiletries are nice and no one ever gets them, also get the mum and dad a present. They might be feeling a bit left out :)

    My daughter makes Nappy Cakes which are stacked nappies with blankets comforters and bibs etc in shaped to look like a big wedding cake.
     
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  13. iheartsonic

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    I LOVE those, they're brilliant!
     
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