Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Baby Gift

In the US it is common to have a baby shower before a baby is born and in Japan it is common to give gifts after the birth. In either situation I like to give something a bit more personal than money and more helpful that clothes that the baby will soon outgrow.
When I have time I like to make a bag for the gift that can be reused. This is a simple rectangle shape with a ribbon drawstring sewn in at the top.
Here is a peek at one newborn gift. Included are some of my favorite baby prooducts.
- Set of Roll-a-Rounds (each ball makes a different sound)
- Homemade cloth with various bits of ribbon for the baby to explore
- Pack of gauze handkerchiefs - a great multipurpose item
- American baby wipes - these are bigger, stronger and softer than the commonly avalible Japanese counterparts.

When you can't make up your mind about what to give just remember that it's the thought that counts!

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