Top tips when choosing a gift for the new baby in your life
Do you know someone with a quarantini on the way? Here are our top tips when it comes to choosing the right gift for the new baby in your life:
Basics are a great gift
Mum will appreciate basics the most. She will thank you for a pack of adorable sleepsuits or some pretty bodysuits to pop on under baby’s outfits. Choose the Dunnes Stores Sheep Organic Sleepsuit three pack, suitable from newborn for just €9.50 or the Elephant Bodysuits five pack, suitable from newborn for only €7. She will be delighted with a set of soft muslin cloths or a sweet blanket for baby. The pink cellular blanket from Dunnes Stores at just €5 is perfect. These are essential and you can guarantee that your gift will be used and cherished.
Choose outfits
Buying a single piece for a baby to wear can make life even harder for mum, as she might have to search for matching bits to complete the outfit. Why not choose a little outfit that comes as a set to make her life easier?
Size matters
When buying clothes as a gift for a new baby, you need to think ahead. Avoid purchasing a summer frock in size 9-12 months if the baba in question will be this age during winter. Unless you know that the baby you’re buying for is extra petite, think big as babies grow quickly and will need more wiggle room.
Balancing cute with comfort
Mums love getting comfy baby clothes as gifts. Newborns need cotton, fleece or velour. Not sequins, net or tulle. Any material that might feel scratchy on their perfect skin is a no-go. Choose soft if you want to win at the baby gifting game.
Bright, textured and engaging toys
Babies are stimulated by bright colours and interesting textures. Items that feel fascinating to the touch, light up or have mechanical movement will engage and enthral – and might even gain mum and dad five minutes peace. The NUBY Light & Sound Penguin Sleep Aid at Dunnes Stores, omits a soft light and a soothing lullaby which is wonderful for sleep time. Or consider the NUBY cot mobile  with gentle music and cute furry animals. They're both €29.99 and make a fantastic gifts.
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