Ditch the usual gifts that anyone can pick up from a shop. Try these amazing ideas instead to symbolise a healthy, nourishing beginning instead
When a baby enters in your life, everything changes. It’s daunting to think that your friends who were joking around and playing pranks yesterday are today responsible for a new life. And of course, as the newly-crowned aunts and uncles you are responsible to lend support whenever needed.
But, let’s start with a celebratory present for the baby. Ditch the same old toys and clothes that are available for everyone to buy. Show your love with these amazing unique gifts instead.
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1. Wood rattles (< Rs 500)
Being one of the first toys that a baby ever plays with, rattles are a must-have for every baby. But why put your niece/nephew at the risk of plastic when you have an all-natural alternative? No food grade plastic can be compared to a finely shaped wooden rattle. When the infant is just developing its grip, let them work on their motor skills with these rustic looking rattles by Ariro.
2. Booties for the new boss in town (Rs 849)
What is with baby booties and their ability to melt the hardest of hearts? These white woollen booties are no different. They are hand-knit and undyed, so the baby’s feet can stay perfectly warm in the rough winters. The temperatures are dropping already and you’d want the baby to enjoy their first winter to the fullest, right? This baby shower, be the one who gives the best gifts!
3. These diapers keep bums clean and expenses under control (< Rs 900)
If the baby doesn’t thank you for this, their parents definitely will. Bum 2 Bum’s free size cloth diapers are reusable and non-itchy. Disposable diapers have layers of plastic in them which makes them a risk on the delicate skin of a newborn that is just adapting to the world. They may be easy to throw away but then you have to keep replacing them.
Treat babies to these cute diapers that come in a variety of colours and patterns to assure them that parenting need not be costly or difficult.
4. Snuggle in a swaddle (Rs 550)
Swaddles recreate the ambience of a womb, assuring the little one that this new world is safe. Help the new parents tuck their precious bundle of joy nice and warm in these organic muslin swaddles. This one is lightweight and breathable so the baby sleeps soundly with nothing disturbing their much-needed rest. The light fabric allows the swaddle to be used as a burp cloth, nursing cover and a wipe too!
5. Teethers for those baby milk teeth (Rs 475)
Cranky baby chewing on everything they could get their chubby hands on? Teething trouble has started! Handcrafted and washable, these teethers are completely baby-proof. Give them these wooden and cloth teethers that keep them from chewing something dangerous. And the little one will love them, we guarantee it!
6. Go all out with this all-in-one baby set (Rs 1400)
A bib, rattle, teether and clothes – if you can’t decide what will be the perfect gift for the newest member in your family, gift them all! This baby essentials set by Ambaram is perfect for babies between the age group of 0-6 months and since the contents are free of toxic dyes or plastic, they are completely safe for the infant. At just Rs 1400, you can gift the perfect present!
(Edited by Saiqua Sultan)