There's a reason these are perennial favorites - newborns admittedly do go through a lot of clothes and blankets - and I confess I often find myself powerless over them. Over our last festivity-stuffed week I handed out no less than three of 'em.
However, if you're looking for something a bit outside the norm, or perhaps something more practical than Arctic freeze-level coverlets for the babe born here in deathhellheat summertime Texas (*ahem*), might I suggest my following favorites, many of which we received as gifts when Master P was but a wee colicky thing.
If I were on my A Game - a big *if* nowdays - I'd pair one of these with a gift for the new mom and present it in that fantastic "I Like Naps" tote below (with thanks to my girl Forever 29 for finding that one).
Special Frugalista Note: I kept all of these gifts below $50 - if you, like me, find yourself afloat on the happy Sea of Second-Born Babies, these gifts can really add up.
|Tote / Burp Cloths (my favorite brand) / DVD (without which neither MP nor I would have survived his infancy) / Diapers (ask mama whether she's doing cloth or disposable) / Aden + Anais swaddling blankets (lightweight & useful for a billion other things too) / book (with apologies to Jane for hijacking her opening line above) / sleeper / drying rack (doubles as superb wine glass drying rack) / birth announcement prints|
Any other baby favorites you'd add?