Importance of Baby Gifts

By: Diane Hamments

There is a whole world of baby gifts, and a whole world ofreasons to give them.The birth of a baby is just about the most wondrous thing that occurs inanyone's life.? It doesn't matter whether the baby is your son or daughter,your niece or nephew, your cousin, or your granddaughter or grandson.? Anew baby in the family is truly a gift, a gift of love and affection that willendure for the rest of your life.Babies also having a charming effect on the lives of neighbors, family friendsand others.? Watching a baby grow, and learn to walk and talk, is one ofthe most magical things that anyone, related or not, can experience.Why baby gifts are important:1.? Of course you want to shower the baby in your life with affection.There are all sorts of occasions for giving a baby gift.? From new arrivalsto baby baptisms and christenings, from baby birthdays to celebrating a baby'sfirst steps.? Baby gifts can be given at a baby shower before the babyeven arrives.

And baby gifts are particularly special when they are given for no occasion atall.Whether you're a new parent, a favorite aunt or grandmother, a doting uncle. anext door neighbor or "just a friend," baby gifts are a great way totangibly demonstrate your love and affection for the baby.

2.? Baby Gifts can be educational.Baby gifts can help a baby learn about the world, but unlike some lessons, babygifts educate in an entertaining way.? Certain types of toys, like foamspelling blocks, baby books, and puzzles with large, soft pieces can all teachbabies how to relate to their surroundings. Mobiles hung above a baby's cribhelp the baby learn how to visuallyfocus and build attention span.? Baby spoons assist a baby in learning howto eat with utensils like a "grown-up."? And soft, cuddly plush toysand dolls help a baby learn how to show affection and attachment to others.3.? Baby gifts can assist the baby's parents.A baby shower is a traditional event that is held some period of time beforethe baby's arrival.? Typical baby gifts that are given at baby showersinclude baby blankets, diaper bags, lotions and powders, carryalls and totes,sweaters, hats, onesies, layette sets, socks, and baby booties and shoes.?All of these types of baby gifts help the prospective parents get ready fortheir baby's arrival and to be prepared for bringing their baby home from thehospital after its birth.4.? can commemorate a special day in a baby'slife and can become cherished family heirlooms.A keepsake baby birthday gift such as a bangle or bracelet set with the baby'sbirthstone, a beautiful music box that will delight the baby for years to come,or a photo album filled with pictures of the baby, can all become treasuredpossessions.? The same is true for baby christening or baptismal giftssuch as a child's first Bible, a christening gown or a baby's first tiny crossor rosary.? These types of baby gifts are cherished family mementos, oftenkept for dozens of years, and sometimes passed down from mother to daughter orfrom father to son.There are baby gifts that would be perfect for any occasion.? Baby giftscan be educational or they can be soft and snuggly toys.? Baby gifts canbe purely practical - such as baby clothing - or they can be beautiful anddecorative, such as an embroidered baby blanket.? They can be heirloomsthat are passed down from generation to generation, or they can become"hand-me-downs" that are lovingly passed from anolder child to a younger child.? But whatever baby gifts you give, you canbe sure that they'll be loved by all they touch.

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