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Thread: Baby Stuff

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    Ladies,
    I just found out that a co-worker of mine and his wife are expecting their first child.
    I don't have kids but would love to use this as an excuse to make some cool, useable things for baby and mom and dad!
    I will make a quilt but what other things do new parents to be need for a baby?
    Please help with any suggestions.
    I can Machine Embroider as well and am looking at cute baby designs...
    Onesies, what are these, where do I get em and how many...
    Bibs...how many?
    Burp cloths...do they really use these?
    Any help would be appreciatted? Bottles? Gift Cards? Help!!!!
    Thanks,
    Kirsten
    Scubak@comcast.net

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    Bibs work well when they start to eat. Burp Cloths are necessary! I go through at least 2 or 3 a day! Onesies are t shirt type things with snaps around the diaper area so it won't fall off or anything. They are great. You can get these anywhere (Wal-mart, Target). They sell them in a package, usually like 4 or 5 for $10. Honestly, a gift card is the best because they can go get whatever they need that they didn't get off their registry. I love homemade gifts the best! Hope I helped!

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    Changing pad is a must. Along with a Dipper/all perpuse bag. So when they go out with the little one.

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    Thanks for all the help.
    I think I have a few months to get some things together.
    Kirsten

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    Babies live in sleepers for the first six months of their little lives. They are always appreciated. Don't get anything too small, I wouldn't get anything smaller than 6 months.(the onesies are nice but if you live in a really warm climate otherwise they need something more)

    Sometimes, I buy an outfit that is 18-24 months in size because by then it seems like all the shower gifts are too small! Moms always seem to appreciate that.....

    A quilt made by you is the nicest gift possible! You are so sweet to spend the time making one, it will be most appreciated and loved. :lol:

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    Get some Sleep Sacks. They are great because they are safer than putting a blanket in the crib. You could get solid color ones and embroider cute things on them.

    https://www.halosleep.com/products/detail/20/100_cotton_sleepsack%E2%84%A2_wearable_blanket/15/100_cotton_sleepsack%E2%84%A2_wearable_blanket_-_prints_solids/]https://www.halosleep.com/products/d...prints_solids/[/url]

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    Since your a sewer, you could just make stuff instead of buy. The pattern companies have baby accessory patterns.

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    Honestly, I HATED burp cloths... They were WAY TOO SMALL. Then, a friend received some at a shower... One of the craftier ladies in her group had taken pre-fold diapers (Target, Wal-Mart, Babies R Us all sell them) and embroidered cute little baby designs on them. They were big enough, and super-absorbent (wonderful for those babies with a 3-cloth-a-day habit!)
    Bibs are great, and Hobby Lobby sells some that can be machine embroidered.
    Onesies are a staple of every baby wardrobe! Like someone else said, all stores that carry baby things carry them, and they're fairly inexpensive. Embroidered, they are a wonderful gift.
    (I also do a fair amount of machine embroidery, and I love it!)

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    I bought a heap of hand towels that I found were a bit narrower then normal and embroidered on one end for burp cloths

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    the suggestion to buy a few bigger items in larger sizes - especially things like the onesies and sleepers is an excellent idea. The babies usually grow SO FAST!

    Also, last time I looked, the onesies came in short sleeves and long sleeves.
    But it's been a while since I've looked.

    For a baby shower gift, I would usually get a small laundry basket, some Dreft, some disposable diapers and wipes - and then depending on how much more money I wanted to spend, some more diapers in a larger size, and baby clothes hangers. Then I put the stuff in a large trash bag and tied it with pretty ribbons.

    Usually didn't get much in the line of "oh, how cute" comments at the shower, but I did get comments later from the Mom on how useful this was

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