A simple rule of thumb is -- if its is apparel, it has got to be super soft and itch-free, while any toys or bath accessories have to be made of non-toxic material and should really be CE-marked for safety.
One thing that a new mum can never have enough of is disposable nappies, and more nappies! You can even get innovative and make a 'nappy cake' which comprises of nappies arranged in a tier shape.
Of course, a few extra dresses are always welcome -- they grow out of them so quickly! So some of the most popular new born gifts are apparel sets, vests, baby suits, sweaters and socks as well as utilities gift set comprising of feeding bottles, bibs with food-catching pockets, pacifier, and a teether.
Bath and body care products for the new born make great gifts. Throw in a bath tub with a rubber toy and make bath times fun for the little one. This is something that will last for at least a year so the new mum is going to be quite pleased on receiving it. Or, why not make up a gift hamper containing baby towels, baby soap, shampoo, hair oil, body oil, moisturizer, and powder?
Want the sleep-deprived new mum to catch some much-needed shut eye? Then make sure her baby sleeps well! A compact present for the new born would be a sleeping set that includes a fleece blanket, a comforter, soft pillow, bed sheet and a teddy bear.
Finally, always include a little something for the new mum. It could be a lovely keepsakes box in which she can happily store all the precious memorabilia of her new born -- first tooth, first lock of hair; a survival guide for the new mum; an easy-to-read book on parenting and handling a baby in its first year would be an immense help and a very thoughtful gift.
Be a part of the joyous occasion and make sure you purchase presents for the new baby that create special memories.
Christening gifts and presents to mark the birth of a new baby are traditionally keepsakes that will be treasured for years to come by the proud parents. Our christening and new-born baby memory boxes and hand-embroidered personalised albums will still be keeping precious memories safe long after the baby has turned adult.