New Baby Born Celebration
Since we are all born but once the birth of a new baby is a momentous occasion for all of the people who are a part of its family and for those who are close friends of the parents. When a baby is born it has a whole lifetime and infinite possibilities ahead of it. For many new or soon-to-be parents the birth of a baby is a time for tradition and family. Indeed the birth of a new child is marked in various ways by different cultures. Some families also create their own customs which they use to celebrate the birth of a child.
United States Tradition
Here in the United States we celebrate the coming birth of a baby by having a shower in which female friends and family members present the expectant mother with a gift for her and her child. This custom began in the early twentieth century and the gifts were generally handmade.
Contemporary baby gifts include plush toys, blankets, bath products and clothing. Such occasions are not just about giving gifts for the baby. They are great fun for the expectant mother and her friends and relatives. They offer the soon-to-be mom the chance to discuss future plans, talk about her pregnancy and get parenting advice from the women who mean most to her, and this helps her to prepare psychologically.
Choosing Something Appropriate
Looking for a gift for a coming baby is not as easy as it sounds. It is especially difficult if the parents do not know the gender of the child. Generally the best gifts are appropriate for any baby regardless of whether it will be a boy or a girl. Oversized blankets are usually well received, as are good quality plush toys. Bath products and baby dish sets also make charming gifts. You may also wish to purchase clothing for the new baby, but if you decide to buy apparel make sure you buy it in a larger size because babies develop very rapidly and some are born quite large.
When you are picking out a gift for a baby, bear in mind that you donít have to purchase anything as extravagant as a push chair or cot unless you are going to be a grandparent. However, it is important to make sure the gift you choose is of good quality and perfectly safe for the baby. A nice quality gift will show the expectant mother that you are excited and happy for her. When you are expecting a child it is a comfort to know that the people you love share in your joy.