AIN'T I A MOTHER OF 4?
I know, it does sound like a funny question coming from a mother of four. You'd think I would know what would be the ideal gift. With my kids, I received stuff like:
- Jewelry (from relatives)
- Baby clothes
- Flower bouquet
- Baby powder, soap and shampoo
- Soft toys
- Ang Pow (cash)
Diapers, powder, soap and shampoo are definitely useful but they seem more like essential items rather than a "gift". Plus, these are stuff that the parents would have in abundance already. Clothes are nice but what size would you buy? If you buy for newborns, they will outgrow it in a few months. If you buy a bigger size, then it gets kept in the drawer or somewhere and it might get forgotten. 1 year later the parents might find it and say "Hey, we forgot to bring this out for baby to wear. Oh no, it's too small already."
Asking myself what sort of gift I would have liked to receive, I would say "I'm not really sure." Before baby was born, I would have already purchased all the necessary stuff.
Some ideal gifts may be a bit to pricey for example a good baby sling.
What do you guys think about some cute baby booties? Or maybe something for the mother instead of baby?
So, what do you think are some good gifts to give a mother with a newborn?