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Paleo gifts for a baby?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 26, 2012 at 12:24 PM

My daughter is expecting with my second grandchild in July. Aside from the standard type baby gifts, what would you suggest? She's very into attachment parenting and is a Montessori teacher. They live in New Mexico - very dry.

Some possibilities - natural diaper wraps (soakers) (I think she'll be getting a lot of these), sling or front carrier (I think she still has), a lambskin pelt....

Parents, what were the favorite things you were given for your new babies?

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on May 28, 2012
at 12:47 PM

I think it used to be called "Happy Babyfood Grinder", but now it is a Kidco food mill.

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on May 28, 2012
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I'd forgotten all about this wonderful little grinder. Don't know if it was the same brand, but I had one when my daughter was a baby 34 years ago! Fabulous little thing that I carried everywhere. All the other ideas are great too, but I picked this because I remember it being so useful compared to it's price.

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on May 27, 2012
at 07:57 AM

You can also nurse using the Ergo. It's very easy, i used to nurse while walking around, plus it's discreet which is very useful when you're not comfortable whipping the boobs out!

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on May 26, 2012
at 03:31 PM

Great idea on the cleaning service! The gift of allowing mama to spend more peaceful time with baby.

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on May 26, 2012
at 06:01 PM

I've given this as my "standard "first baby" gift" for the last 20 years with ONLY rave reviews. Even the Dads love this one!

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NO BATTERIES OR ELECTRICITY NEEDED - PERFECT FOR TRAVEL!
SEPARATES SEEDS, SKIN, BONE, AND MORE
4 OZ. SERVING CUP
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AND!!!!!...it is only ~$13!

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on May 28, 2012
at 12:24 PM

I'd forgotten all about this wonderful little grinder. Don't know if it was the same brand, but I had one when my daughter was a baby 34 years ago! Fabulous little thing that I carried everywhere. All the other ideas are great too, but I picked this because I remember it being so useful compared to it's price.

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(4878)

on May 28, 2012
at 12:47 PM

I think it used to be called "Happy Babyfood Grinder", but now it is a Kidco food mill.

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on May 26, 2012
at 01:23 PM

I prefer to give "mama" gifts. Happy mama = happy baby.

A gift certificate for a massage/spa day/fave clothing shop.

A pretty nursing top.

Cleaning service for a few months.

"Mama's helper" to ease the first few months (or longer.)

Gourmet (paleo) food basket.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on May 26, 2012
at 03:31 PM

Great idea on the cleaning service! The gift of allowing mama to spend more peaceful time with baby.

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on May 26, 2012
at 01:10 PM

If your budget can stretch to it I recommend the Ergobaby carrier, the Performance model is great,I still use mine all the time for my 18 month old! It was the must useful thing I bought, and you can buy a rain and fleece cover for cold/wet weather, and also a little bag that clips on.

You could also consider the Baby Led Weaning book for later on http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Led-Weaning-Essential-Introducing-Confident/dp/161519021X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338037376&sr=8-1

The 'baby sees' range of board books are lovely too.

And lots and lots of muslins! They're so useful.

D5ca469ff78fdcc17607f9c16efb1b55

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on May 27, 2012
at 07:57 AM

You can also nurse using the Ergo. It's very easy, i used to nurse while walking around, plus it's discreet which is very useful when you're not comfortable whipping the boobs out!

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on May 26, 2012
at 09:52 PM

Like Marie, I loved my KidCo food grinder. Got a lot of use out of that one. The second baby didn't have a lick of "baby food" other than mashed sweet potato and avocado. She pretty much went straight to ground up whatever we were eating for dinner.

My favorite favorite accessory for #1 was my Baby Hawk mei tai carrier. I carried her in it pretty regularly until she was past three. #2 doesn't like to be carried as much, so even though she's just 2, we're kind of done with it. I figured out how to nurse with the baby in it with #2, and it made our trip to Disney when she was 4 months old super easy. Another thing that's neat about it is that you can choose the fabric--mine is a really pretty, modern floral and it makes me happy to have it.

Another idea would be glass baby bottles with silicone sleeves by Life Factory--I would have used these but they were cost prohibitive. Can't go wrong with a Kleen Kanteen sippy, too.

ETA: The Life Factory bottles made me think: there's a lot of eco-friendly stuff that's really cost prohibitive when you've got a young family. If your daughter leans that way, I'm sure there's lots that would make her happy!

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on May 26, 2012
at 01:29 PM

A variety of cloth diapers--all-in-ones, pockets, covers, prefolds with snappis. Go to http://www.diaperpin.com/home.asp for real reviews.

Cloth swim diapers are fun, too.

Arm's Reach co-sleepers are awesome.

Ameda breast pump. Even if she's staying home they are handy, especially if she gets mastitis.

These things http://amzn.to/K9BXYR are a MUST.

Essential oils so that she can take a much-needed stress-relieving bath.

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on May 26, 2012
at 03:33 PM

Lavender hydrosol is great for preventing and treating chafing and rashes on delicate baby skin, as well as for refreshing mama by a spritz on the face (keep in the fridge for an extra cooling effect). A nice basket of hydrosol, oils, and epsom salts would be nice for both mama and baby! Also, they can be a little pricy and less likely to buy for yourself, so lovely to get as a gift.

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