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Practical Gifts for Babies

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What gift do you get for the third baby? Three kids, all boys so no need for more clothes or toys, not that I would have considered buying any toys..ha ha. Our friends’ house is already a “toy museum” – mom’s exact words. I turned to practical gifts: a few baby items I used for my own boys and loved and a bag of their favorite diapers. I knew what diaper brand our friends had been using for the oldest kids and this info came in handy now, plus you can’t go wrong with diapers. They’re always welcome as a gift.

Practical Gifts for Babies

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Practical gifts for babies are ideal gifts. Moms will appreciate them and babies will benefit from the use of good quality products. The  above links are to products I used myself for my two babies and would highly recommend.

1. A basket filled with bubble bath (I use California Baby Bubble Bath  and love it because it is natural and gentle on our kids’ skin, makes plenty of bubbles, it’s created by a mom and made in the US. It is a bit pricey but worth every pennies. I’ve tried several aromas and they all smell very good. The Honest Company Bubble Bath is another good  natural choice.), bath toys ( First time we went on a date night since having kids, my husband and I decided to get a little something for our kids, call it a guilt gift if you like 🙂 So we got two rubber duckies, one for each. What a hit! You can’t have a complete bath without a rubber ducky – the Munchkin duckies come with  a Hot Safety Disc which reveals the word hot when bath water is too hot for baby.), hooded towel (my youngest got a frog towel from his godparents and it’s absolutely adorable),  tooth brush and toothpaste, baby lotion (I’ve been using Burt’s Bees Baby Lotion for about 4 years and I can’t say enough good words about it: natural, great smells, not greasy or sticky.)

2. Shoes. When one thinks of practical gifts for babies clothes come easily to mind but shoes are usually forgotten. Once they start taking their first steps, babies need comfy shoes with flexible soles and these can be pretty expensive. Besides they will also be quickly outgrown. The MiniStar shoes at Target are an affordable choice and are made of leather, which means they are soft for the babies’ feet but also durable.

3. Summer items: sand box, kids pool (We used the Munchkin inflatable kids tub outside as a pool and both kids loved it), baby float with canopy.

4. Feeding supplies for when the baby starts on solids: plastic spoons, suction bowls with lids, silicone freezer trays.

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Harps

Thursday 6th of August 2015

Never thought to get babble bath! Will be trying this! Thanks for linking up on babybrainmonday x pinned on Pinterest too :) x

Stef

Friday 7th of August 2015

My boys love their babble bath, that's why I thought of including it.

Nicola Lighterness

Tuesday 4th of August 2015

We've got the Munchkin duck, it's great, and you can never have enough hooded towels! Shoes are a fab idea too!

Found you via #babybrainMonday, will be back for more! :)

Stef

Friday 7th of August 2015

My boys love their rubber ducks. What I love about the leather shoes you can find at Target is that you don't need to know the size of the kid, in case you're buying as a gift, just the age. This makes it so easy!

Jemma Chambers

Monday 3rd of August 2015

I love the baby bath basket idea - will be pinching that one! #babybrainmondays

Stef

Friday 7th of August 2015

Glad you like it, Jemma!

Alison

Monday 3rd of August 2015

This is a great list. I'd add socks. You can never have enough baby socks. The more you buy, the more you lose. #BabyBrainMonday

Stef

Friday 7th of August 2015

You're right, Alison. Socks are always welcome!

Kellie Kearney

Monday 3rd of August 2015

Great list! I would have loved feeding tools, we lose them daily here!

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