Babies are so precious that they instantly bring joy and light up a room. But as adorable and cute as they may be, they are also fragile and quite vulnerable. That is why the appropriateness of toys and apparel for infants and young children is categorised according to age group.
Not everyone is familiar with the dos and don’ts of choosing baby presents. With so many options to choose from and the desire to impress both the little recipient and their parents, the pressure is on. Don’t sweat it, though. This blog aims to guide you in choosing the perfect gift for your family’s sweet new addition.
In this case, you should not be looking for a perfect fit. Buying clothes for babies means choosing apparel in larger sizes. Babies tend to grow fast, which is why if you give them onesies, shirts, or pants that are fit exactly for their current age, the chances are they can only wear it for a short period.
As with purchasing adult clothes, choosing comfort over style is also an unspoken rule in baby clothing. You might come across a bright yellow or pink blanket or find pillows in farm animals’ shape. Instantly, you pick up these items, thinking that it would be the perfect gift. Always check the material and structure of the blanket, pillow, or plushie. Fleece and gauze are two of the most appropriate types of fabric for baby blankets. Jersey and bamboo rayon fabric are comfortable and appropriate for baby skin, while firm pillows without cases are ideal for infants.
Strollers, carriers, and baby accessories come in different shapes and colours. Ultimately, strollers with a stable structure, snap-on bassinets, built-in coverage, and comfortable seats, and cushions. Experts recommend high-seating carriers and those that provide more space for the baby’s bum and legs to rest while you carry them. Narrow-seated carriers tend to affect spine development and bone structure in infants.
Sometimes, parents are not after fancy dresses and tuxedos for their babies. All they want are additional supplies of diapers, milk, and baby wipes. It might not be something that will last a long time, but it is useful and will help out the baby’s parents a great deal. Practical baby gifts are money-saving and thoughtful.
When choosing baby toys, find one that will stimulate the infant’s senses. Musical toys, rattles, and soft toys with different textures allow babies to explore their surroundings and make better sense of the environment around them. You can also buy storybooks that parents can read to them at night.
It might be old-fashioned, but you can buy a photo album or storage where parents can preserve pictures of their little one. As mentioned earlier, babies grow up so fast that it is only a matter of time before they spend more time running around than cuddling in their mother’s or father’s arms. By offering something that lets parents reminisce and take a piece of their baby’s most precious moments while growing up, you are sure to give them a gift that’s worth more than cash.
Baby presents should be prepared with the infant’s safety and development in mind. Skip the fancy glitters, the mini figurines, marbles, magnets, and balloons. Opt for something appropriate for their age. Better yet, consult their parents’ opinion and ask if the child has specific or special needs that need to be addressed when choosing clothes, blankets, and accessories for them.