If a friend or family is expecting a child and is short on money, you
may be wondering what gift would be appropriate. After all, you don't
want to get her items that won't be useful. Here are some gift ideas
that nearly every mom will need and use.
Cloth Diapers. Even if the mom-to-be will be using disposable diapers the majority of
the time, having some cloth on hand is great for emergencies. They also
make excellent burp clothes and, when the child grows out of diapers
altogether, dusting rags. A handful of cloth diapers will never go to
Much like cloth diapers, receiving blankets have a wealth of uses. They
are good for wrapping up tiny ones or for use as a changing pad.
They're also excellent for tossing over the car seat handle to create a
small tent for the walk to the car, especially in bad weather.
6-12 Month Clothing.
People have a tendency to inundate a new mom with newborn-sized
clothing, but babies grow quickly. Gift her some onesies and outfits
for the larger size so she won't have to buy an entire wardrobe once her
baby starts to grow too large for newborn sizes.
A Nice Outfit for Pictures.
While most baby clothing can be found for just a few dollars a piece,
cute outfits for picture taking can be pricey. If you're feeling
generous, Phillies baby clothes for the baseball fan or an Eagles outfit
for the football fan will be a welcome gift. Sports-themed outfits
even come in more feminine version for little girls, making for some
Large Amounts of Wipes.
Wipes are a never-ending expense with children. Not only are they used
for diaper changes, but they make excellent nose wipes and hand wipes.
For best results, choose scent-free and get them in a resealable
container. Big-box stores sell them in enormous quantities for low
prices. Just make sure the mom-to-be has adequate storage space if
you're going to gift her a large amount.
A new baby is always reason to celebrate with gifts. If the mom-to-be
is on a tight budget, these gifts can help ease the financial burden and
give her items she will definitely use.