Gift ideas to help you complete that new baby checklist
Whether you're looking for baby shower gifts or newborn baby gifts, buying for new arrivals and parents can be tricky. There are so many choices out there and, unless you've already experienced life with a baby, it can be pretty confusing. So wouldn’t it be helpful if you knew what they wanted beforehand? To give you some inspiration, moms and dads tell us the best gift they received for their baby.
"One of my favorite gifts was a personalized book, telling the story of how a little boy goes on an adventure to find his name. In the end it spells out my son’s name,” says Jenny, mom of one. You too can give something personal by adding the new baby’s name to Baby Dove products. By personalizing bottles of Baby Dove Tip to Toe Wash and Lotion, they can have their very own skin care products - gentle enough for baby's first bath
With so many things on the newborn checklist swirling around a new parent's mind, baby toys are easily forgotten - so they can make great gifts. “When I was expecting, my concern was to have the room ready and all the baby clothes washed, and I completely forgot the baby needs toys!” says Yasmine, mom of two
Practical presents are popular too – and our Complete Care Bath Time Essentials Set, containing products that will provide complete care for a baby’s delicate skin, is certainly that. Baby Dove Research and Development expert and mom of two, Diane explains, "If people buy you individual products, you don’t always know how to use them in the early days. But having a whole baby bath set can give you an idea of a routine and all the skin care products you might need.” Plus, the hypoallergenic Baby Dove Rich Moisture Hypoallergenic Wash, Shampoo and Lotion included in the set are all gentle enough for a newborn's first bath
Something for mom and dad.
Often with a new baby around, new parents put themselves right at the bottom of the priority list – but it’s important that they look after themselves too. As Craig, dad of a newborn, explains: “I would make some delicious meals, ready to stick in the oven – there’s no time to cook properly in the early days and it’s important to put your health and comfort first at times.” Many moms and dads may also love to have five minutes' peace to themselves – Baby Dove Superior Care for the Whole Family gift set offers just that
Something for the kids.
The arrival of a new sibling can be a challenge for older brothers and sisters, too. So gifts for them can be a special way to welcome a new family member, as Laura, mom of two remembers, "When our second child was born, friends and family sent small gifts for our eldest too. Not just so he felt included, but many of the gifts kept him occupied while I was feeding the baby"