S.M. asks from Los Angeles, CA on October 08, 2008
What's a Good Gift for a 3Rd Baby?
I need to think of a good (baby)gift for a family who's just had their third child. I figure they already have a good lot of the stuff you need for babies from the first two -- does anyone have an idea?
So What Happened?™
THANK YOU, thank you, THANK YOU for all the thoughtful responses - they were very useful - i ended up getting a personalized blanket and an offer to babysit the older two one night, which i think they really liked.
T.G. answers from Los Angeles on October 10, 2008
diapers & wipes - no matter how many children you have - you can't go wrong. Buy size 1 or 2 and they will grow into them.
J.L. answers from Reno on October 09, 2008
Diapers,Diapers,and more Diapers!!!! Or maybe some homemade certificates good for baby sitting. Or even as distasteful as they maybe- a gift card with a little gift, so they can get what they need. Hope maybe these ideas help.
W.G. answers from Los Angeles on October 09, 2008
Take them a few meals they can heat and eat. It sounds like they have their hands full and it's always nice to have something quick and easy to make at the last minute. My sister gave me a weeks work of meals after my daughter arrived and they were a life saver.
D.B. answers from Los Angeles on October 08, 2008
As a mother of four, let me just say YOU ROCK for even thinking of a gift for baby #3!!! My third child got nothing. No shower, no presents, zip. And from what I hear, that's not uncommon! The fact that you think to get anything for this child will make you a hero, so don't stress.
Also remember to think in terms of the gifts you would get for a first baby. The sad part of being child number three is that you're pretty much destined for hand-me-downs. Having things typical of a new baby -- that are yours and yours alone -- becomes a priceless thing when you're a later child. Something to keep or to cuddle or to bear the child's name/accomplishments -- these are the things my third and fourth kids treasure now that they are older. There are so few things they have that were ONLY theirs from the beginning. Even though the baby won't notice yet, the mother will be touched that you gave her third child the same special treatment a first child would get. It'll make mom smile right down to her toes. I speak from experience. Good luck!
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S.H. answers from San Diego on October 09, 2008
Well, it's not so much a gift for the baby, but for the entire family, okay, it's for the Mom so she doesn't have to worry about cooking;) You could go to Super Suppers and buy some pre-prepared meals for the family. They just stick 'em in their freezer and pop 'em in the oven when they're ready to eat. No hassle, no cleaning, and great for a busy Mom with a newborn who doesn't have time for a shower let alone time to make dinner. And, healthy, made from fresh ingredients. They're located in Tierrasanta and you can find them online to see the current menu and pre-order what you want to pick up: www.sssdtierrasantaca.com.
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C.O. answers from Los Angeles on October 09, 2008
Here is a terrific idea for a gift... a gift certificate to Love Printz! Love Printz captures handprints/footprints in ceramic and they are gorgeous! The new parents can do just the newborn (they are soooo cute when the prints are so tiny!), or you can do multiple kids on one piece, or the child's hand captured inside the parent's hand, or any other combination that you can think of. I've had a couple pieces made by her and the quality is second to none. She is a perfectionist and it shows! I got a gift card for a friend who just had a baby and it was really appreciated. You can get contact info and check out examples in the Love Printz gallery at the following link: http://www.loveprintz.com/ Good luck!
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S.G. answers from Los Angeles on October 08, 2008
Diapers and wipes are always needed.
L.O. answers from Los Angeles on October 09, 2008
How about a Teddy Bear? They probably have all the clothes & other stuff they need, and a good Teddy Bear will stay with the child for years.
Good luck, L.
E.O. answers from Los Angeles on October 10, 2008
Coupons for local restaurants/food delivery/take out! Or coupons to watch the older ones!
I'm sure they don't need any "things", but help with food, shopping, or baby care is probably the best. If you're out of town, see if they use a diaper service, or would like fresh fruit/fresh flower delivery or something.
A.M. answers from Santa Barbara on October 09, 2008
Well I had my 3rd boy a year or so ago. I actually wanted this little guy to have his own room, so I opted not to hand me down the bedding from his brothers. I registered for it at Pottery Barn, so ask her if that is something she is interested in--his/her own room decorations. I am more of a sentimental type, so the personalized things are right up my alley. But it is true, bibs, burp cloths, socks, shoes dont make it thru 2 kids. And diapers are great, especially those bigger sizes. You could also do something like a basket of green/organic baby products. You could get some 7th generation diapers, Earths Best Baby food, and Jason by Earths Best diaper cream, shampoo/body wash etc. That might turn her on to being more "green" if she isnt already. How about a puzzle made with the baby's name? Good luck deciding, Im sure you got tons of ideas from this request!
M.Z. answers from Reno on October 09, 2008