Monday 9 December 2019
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What She Said! with Christine Bentley & Kate Wheeler

Practical baby gifts are a hit with new parents / by Andrea Howick

A lot of moms want really practical shower gifts.  They’re moving away from the cute onesies and teddy bears and they want those items that will get them through sleepless nights, the baby’s first sickness and something that is going to keep their baby entertained while they do the dishes.  And gift givers are really looking for that item that is going to stick out in a parents mind as the lifesaver when they needed it. Or they may be something the child can one day appreciate, such as a registered educated savings plan.  Below are some gift ideas that you may not have heard of but are sure to be a hit with new parents.

My First Pet Jumper by Evenflo:

This is not something that everyone knows about but it is something every mother knows about.  You’ve probably heard every new mom complain about how they can’t get anything done because they can’t put the baby down.  This is your answer. WWW.EVENFLO.COM

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 4.20.19 PM Boogie Mist and Wipes:

If you don’t want to spend a fortune or you’re looking for something little to give to a coworker, you can put together a little first aid kit with band aids, some teething rings and these new products called Boogie Mist and Boogie Wipes. They loosen your little one’s congestion and protect their little noses during frequent wiping.  WWW.BOOGIEWIPES.COM

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 4.20.40 PMV-Tech Baby Monitors:

Baby monitors have changed so much- they do so much more now.  This might be one of those ideas you have some friends pitch in for.  Give a mom some piece of mind so she can keep an eye on baby while she is watching her favourite show or taking a bath.  She’ll thank you at the shower and she’ll thank you later.

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Diono Rainier Car Seat: 

The car seat is another gift that’s a go in with a group of friends item.  Find out what car seats the parents are looking at, or what features they want.  The Ranier car seat from Diono can be the only car seat a baby ever needs and it stays rear facing for a lot longer than most car seats. CA.DIONO.COM

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 4.21.15 PMGiraffe and Friends RESP: 

Grandparents are often looking for something that has real lasting potential, something that both mom and dad and their grandchild will attribute them for years to come.  An RESP is a great idea and something that will make a huge impact for a child. The Giraffe and Friends RESP can be set up in the comfort of your own home online and there are no administration fees!   WWW.GIRAFFEANDFRIENDS.COM


Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 4.21.24 PM Flipp: 

Finally for anyone looking for a gift at a great price, Flipp is a fantastic place to start for your shopping.  Flipp digitally delivers hundreds of the most up-to-date flyers from users’ favorite retailers to any device (iPhone, iPad, Androidphones/tablets). It’s also a great way to save your shopping list and to search for gift ideas.    Available on iTunes and Google Play

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