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Needing gift ideas for a new grandbaby?

Here are 7 quality gift ideas for that new infant grandchild

Grandparents are generally so over the moon about a new grandchild that they want to shower the new little person with gifts. And that is one of the privileges of being a grandparent.

But there are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for a gift for the new baby. Safety, of course is a concern, so it’s important to buy quality items that are approved by governing boards such as the Academy of Pediatrics in the US or the Toy Safety Standards board in the UK.

Any small toy may be a choking hazard, and there are new guidelines today for crib safety and car seat safety. It’s wise not to buy these gifts for baby without learning about safety hazards or if you do, be sure to follow all safety standards.

But there are many gifts for the new baby that don’t pose any problems at all and are a real blessing to the new family. Here are some tried and true options:

Cuddle Boxes

Carefully-selected gift boxes are popular items for Baby. They can be a coming home from the hospital box or be geared to a certain portion of Baby’s first year. They often include blankets, hats, beautifully soft clothing items and perhaps a stuffed animal or slippers. Monica and Andy have some wonderful cuddle boxes.

Sound Cancellers

The new mom and dad will absolutely love a sound cancelling machine to help baby get to sleep and stay asleep without being inadvertently awakened. New parents are often sleep-deprived and they’ll enjoy every hour of time baby naps or sleeps at night. The Baby Shusher is a portable sound cancelling machine that has high marks.

Wraps

New moms today love to “wear their babies” as they move about their homes. Boba Wrap is a one size fits all wrap that can carry babies up to a year and is both washable and adjustable. Solly is another baby wrap that is popular with young moms today. Babies love the feel of being close to a warm body and Moms love having their hands free to do chores while keeping Baby comfortable and content.

Board/Cloth Books

Babies need to be introduced to books as early as possible. But, yes, babies do chew and drool and tear and they can ruin traditional paper books. Not to worry. There are hundreds of choices in heavy duty board book materials or other options such as cloth or plastic paged books. Whichever baby proof book you choose, look for bright colors and books with lively words, rhymes and rhythms to begin Baby’s road to literacy.

Wooden Name Puzzle

Personalized name puzzles, usually made of wood are special gifts for Baby. Double check the spelling of the name and then search for the design you like. They come in all sizes and colors. Some are meant to be used as a puzzle and others are designed to hang on Baby’s wall.

Quality Clothing

While new parents may be operating on a tight budget, grandparents take pleasure in splurging on clothing items that parents may not be able to afford. Look at companies like Cat and Jack Marlowe Bear and Caden Lane, Mikimiette, Lacuna Child or Roundabout Childrenswear.

Memory Books and Boxes

New parents want to capture as many memories of that first year as they can. They want to document each new benchmark and even want to save items of clothing worn for special events or that lock of hair from a first haircut. There are many memory books available for Baby and a new trend are a variety of Memory Boxes in which to store Baby’s special items.

Enjoy the excitement of the coming of a new family member. And take pleasure in giving lovely gifts to the parents as they anticipate the arrival of your new grandbaby.