Baby number one – you get all the muslins and blankets you could need for your baby and all their friends too….and you want them right? Because you love all the pretty clothing gifts and you don’t know yet that your baby is going to spit up and ruin them all with explosive yellow poo….
By the time you get to baby number two, three or (really?) four…you’ve wised up. You’re asking if there’s a gift receipt in the teddy box. Forget twenty pairs of baby booties…you need the double (eek – triple!) pram. We are talking the gifts you were too polite to ask for the first time around but are desperate for now.
We have been researching the top most desired baby gifts in 2017 by asking mums what they would have loved to have been given and asking mums-to-be what they love to get! So check it, this is our best maternity gift guide.
So drop a quiet word to your bestie and direct them to GroupTogether and make the aspirational accessible this year! GroupTogether is fast becoming the ‘way’ to collect for group gifts. Setting up a collection takes a few minutes and then GroupTogether does the rest: invites friends, collects contributions, sends polite reminders, keeps track and transfers the $$$. They even create a group card with everyone’s messages and pics.
So let’s see the gifts you told us you’d LOVE in 2017…
Designer Baby Bag
It feels like it’s a luxury but with all the clever pockets and compartments it’s really a life saver (and we all secretly want one, right?) So get the best-ies to all chip-in for an ultra chic bag that will last the test of time (and tantrums).
The High Chair
The bad ones make you cry and the good ones make you drool. Highchairs come in all shapes and sizes but the good ones combine good looks and clean lines, with comfort, safety and durability. It is one of those items that is always on a mum’s wish list but the big price tag can make you think twice. So it’s the perfect group gift from all of your mates, stylish, practical and thoughtful!
Another thoughtful gift for a second or third time Mama. A travel stroller ranked at the top of our survey results because it folds down brilliantly and we all know that after swooning over the huge prams the first time around really what we want is light, stylish and fits in the boot of your car….
Is there anyone who doesn’t want a baby swing? Not according to our survey results, mums love the swing especially the newer versions that replicate the movements of Mama to keep baby feeling comforted and best of all, settled! SSSSssssshhhhhhh….
Whether the baby is sleeping out at the grandparents, you want to hang with friends or are taking a road-trip, the travel cot is a lifesaver. Portable bed and enclosed play area wrapped up in a stylish, easy to set up, lightweight form….nuff said!
Nanny or Childcare
Our mums told us they would have loved to hire a night nurse, nanny, babysitter or lactation consultant but either were too embarrassed to seek one out or didn’t have the spare funds. So, treat your mum-to-be with a guilt-free voucher from a reputable agency. By using an agency your friend can choose which service is best suited for them, it’s the ultimate indulgent gift for any mum.
Food delivery service
It’s an old classic but delicious, healthy meals that you don’t have to cook were definitely high up the wish list for a new mum! Group together to make sure Mama gets fed for a whole week…and her family too!
Whether it’s during pregnancy (think Demi Moore) or after the baby is born, a professional photo shoot is DEFINITELY high up on our countdown of the special gifts that mums told us they would love to receive. It really is the group gift that will last a lifetime…