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Old 18th March 2008, 12:38   #31
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Sam, that was so cute
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Old 18th March 2008, 12:54   #32
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I'm looking to gift something to a very dear friend's newborn girl child. Any suggestions? No budget restrictions as such, basically because I can't think of too many expensive things that an infant would desire.
dont think infant. think infant's parents. all the infant really desires at that age is food, burp, poop and sleep usually in that order.

a gag gift that also can be useful is an avent milk expresser/pump (avent is the dada of baby stuff). but you gotta know the couple well or you will get strange looks and be banned from the house forever.
Philips Avent: Breastfeeding: Manual Breast Pumps
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a baby monitor mothercare, graco, tomy
Monitor My Baby - BT Digital Baby Monitor Plus

a carry cot this allows the baby to travel with parents

diaper bag (stuffed with baby mat and goodies)

visit just mom's on warden road vilas has a selection. also adornica/premsons.

ensure clothes are soft cotton.
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Old 18th March 2008, 13:12   #33
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* Baby Bottle Sterilizer and set of feeding bottles (set of four or six)
* A bottle warmer which also could be used in Car.
They are pretty useful.

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Old 18th March 2008, 13:24   #34
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Sorry to mention this last moment, but this isnt the couple's first child. They have another toddler, about 2 years old now. A baby boy. So I reckon they must have some reusable stuff lying around anyway. So now I'm even more confused. It sucks to think that I might buy something that will be a complete waste.
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Old 18th March 2008, 13:55   #35
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If you are still confused, Just keep it simple and get gift vouchers from Mothercare.

You get vouchers in multiples of Rs 250/- 500/- and 1000/- .

Accepted in all Mothercare outlets in India and valid for 1 Year.
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Sorry to mention this last moment, but this isnt the couple's first child. They have another toddler, about 2 years old now. A baby boy. So I reckon they must have some reusable stuff lying around anyway. So now I'm even more confused. It sucks to think that I might buy something that will be a complete waste.
If this is for the girl i am (not) planning to have, get her a Ferrari or the Dodge Viper or the Toyota Supra, my boys will love them.
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Old 18th March 2008, 16:45   #37
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If this is for the girl i am (not) planning to have, get her a Ferrari or the Dodge Viper or the Toyota Supra, my boys will love them.
Uh, in order for me to afford those maybe you will have to wait for atleast your grandchildren.
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if budget is not a problem, then i feel that gifting gold to a new born is good.

but if you are confused about what to gift as she may outgrow things like rings or chains, then it is better to get to know of her sun sign and gift her a pendant of the same.

just keep in mind, not to buy something very small but something which she can wear even when she goes to school/college.

my two cents.

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1. Ask the parents to name the kid something sensible; most kids with traumatized childhoods start this way.

2. When the parents ask you to hold the kid, Refuse politely. If i were a kid, I'd hate being a handout and I'd absolutely detest the stupid noises adults make AND the damn large fingers don't tickle.

3. If you must ( pt. 2) , use mouthwash; let the kid afford his own Benson & Hedges.

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4. Insist that the parents throw a party with Biryani and Kebabs for everyone who has contributed to this thread!

Ah well, the gift... a pram fitted with illusion components that emit cooing noises perpetually so that the brat doesn't bawl. (LBM can suggest the placement of the tweeters; I'm sure he's on Google already!) This should preferably emit loud burping, fart noises intermittently, just to keep the parents on their toes and embarrass them suitably in front of visitors ( think of it as training them for the kids' teenage).
Hey, Gifts are supposed to be fun, right?

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Pic 1 :

mmuah Bro, don't leave me alone. This kid in shorts is too large for me to take on alone. The next time he puts me in a neck lock, you get him from behind!



Pic 2 : Grrr! Where's my home boy?


Pic 3:

He bribed you with Ice-cream ...Oh the stinker!

Sam, The Pics are way too cute!

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A few months ago I was in a similar dilemma for my best friend's kid.
I finally presented a gift voucher from a "Baby shop".
Not a pucca gift. But,wont be in rusting in a loft either.
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Old 18th March 2008, 21:21   #42
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You will get as many viewpoints as are possible.

Generally, new born gifts would be either usable stuff (clothes/cosmetics) or a gold ornament.

about muslims and gold...i dont know about that...but am sure no one would mind a gold biscuit or a brick

Take your pick....
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whatever you get, dont buy the johnsons' baby care pack. i got half a dozen as gifts for my son, and all they do is give him a rash. johnsons' aint what it used to be 20yrs ago.
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The friend is a staunch Muslim. Isnt there something about Muslims and gold? Not sure about this, my muslim brothers please excuse my ignorance if I'm wrong but you guys arent particularly fond of it, right?
Maybe Speedzak can help you in this matter
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Ajay, I was in a similar dilemma when I was supposed to buy a gift for my niece who was about 6 months old then. I knew she had some passion for cars et al. So I went out and bought her a car which she enjoys thoroughly. Its a battery operated car that comes with seat belts and a remote. While she is a kid I can use the remote and when she grows up she can run the car all by herself since it has an accelerator pedal and all. Additionally I got her a nice balloon sofa, a small drum to tap, etc. I'll post the car pictures once I get them but here's the others:
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