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To think a present to 'Mummy from baby'

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BimboNo5 Sat 27-Aug-11 11:22:09

As in a newborn baby (just because) is the ultimate in preciousness?
Or am I just being a meanie?

Fatshionista Sat 27-Aug-11 11:24:12


worraliberty Sat 27-Aug-11 11:24:48

I suppose it depends on who bought it and whether the person receiving it was happy?

BimboNo5 Sat 27-Aug-11 11:26:22

'the baby' bought it- really hmm

TheyCallMeKipper Sat 27-Aug-11 11:26:42

Never heard of it before. Have heard of the unpleasantly named 'push present' from the father (in fact even got a present from dh after ds1 was born although was unexpected) but never the poor baby having to go shopping too...

I definitely vote for precious. YANBU.

Catslikehats Sat 27-Aug-11 11:28:07

It's just a twee take on the "push present" which, whilst I loathe the name is not in itself objectionable.

YANBU to object to the naffnes of presents from baby but I don't think a prsent on the birth of a child is precious.

Andrewofgg Sat 27-Aug-11 11:29:22

Pass the sick-bag. I am so fed up with letters "from" newborns thanking DW and me for the present we have sent . . .

BimboNo5 Sat 27-Aug-11 11:31:08

WTF a 'push present'???
Ive clearly been living on another planet!

freybean Sat 27-Aug-11 11:37:26

so have i bimbo????

KittyAnne Sat 27-Aug-11 11:40:09

YANBU Though I'll happily accept all gifts.

BimboNo5 Sat 27-Aug-11 11:43:21

I would accept a suitcase full of £50 notes as a 'mummy' present but my kids aren't advanced enough dagnamit

YossarianLives Sat 27-Aug-11 11:43:24

Hmm...depends what taste the baby has in presents for mum hmm

catgirl1976 Sat 27-Aug-11 11:56:02

Hate the term "push present" but the idea is fine. But when Christmas comes, surely a DCs will get a present for Grandma / Grandad etc even if they are too young to actually be earning money / going out shopping? Just an extension of that really?

Mrsfluff Sat 27-Aug-11 12:01:18

Push present!?!? That'll have been the 4 packs of super long, maxi night time pads DH bought me wink

Meglet Sat 27-Aug-11 12:02:06


Ephiny Sat 27-Aug-11 12:03:16

It's a bit twee and silly, but harmless enough, so why not if people like that kind of thing?

Some people's partners buy them cards and presents 'from' their cat or dog (Dear Mummy, Happy Birthday, Love Fido etc) hmm- much as I love my dog I personally don't 'get' this at all! But each to their own I suppose!

Ephiny Sat 27-Aug-11 12:05:17

"But when Christmas comes, surely a DCs will get a present for Grandma / Grandad etc even if they are too young to actually be earning money / going out shopping? "

Actually I would have thought the normal thing would be a present and card from the family rather than separate presents from individual members? Unless of course the children are old enough to want to choose and give something themselves?

CBear6 Sat 27-Aug-11 12:09:18

I'm not sure about the "to mummy from baby" thing but DH bought me some treats after I had DS. Does the KFC wrap he smuggled onto the ward count as a push present? We've got DS a little gift "from the baby" which is probably a bit twee but we wanted him to associate her with good things.

Still hung up on the vile term "push present" <shudder>

I dislike the idea that a gift is mandatory, DH was being pressured from some people to buy me an eternity ring when DS was born. New baby, all the expense associated with new baby, let's spunk £400 on a ring shall we?

catgirl1976 Sat 27-Aug-11 12:10:14

Hmm my first is due in November. Come Christmas, gifts will be from me and DH jointly and then separate from DS on his own, although only to his immediate family members. (dad, grandparents, aunt / uncle). Gifts to friends etc will be from the 3 of us. I doubt he will get me a present though as that wouldn't be somehting my DH would think to do but I will get DH a present from his son. Seems normal to me, but then the cats have been known to gift the odd present on our house.........they are crap at wrapping though.

pommedechocolat Sat 27-Aug-11 12:13:04

I know some girls that get rings when baby is born. Jealous. Wouldn't even cross dh's mind. He did buy me some horrible too big pjs from Sainsbury's on the 2nd day of hospital stay though.

worraliberty Sat 27-Aug-11 12:13:38

OMG I've never heard the term 'push present' in my life shock

I wonder if men get 'fuck presents' when they announce to their mates, their Wives/Partners are preggers grin

catgirl1976 Sat 27-Aug-11 12:15:52

I work with a girl who got a boob job from her DH as a push present


She was thrilled though (but really, she would be - she's dreadful)

FIFIBEBE Sat 27-Aug-11 12:19:37

When I had my son in the then relatively posh Chelsea and Westminster hospital nearly 16 years ago (don't know what it is like now though) I was surrounded by women showing off their new diamonds. Sadly my husband felt under no pressure and brought me in a couple of packets of M&S biscuits.

emmanumber3 Sat 27-Aug-11 12:22:32

I've just had DC3 and have never had so much as a bunch of flowers as a present after delivery. I wouldn't mind if my DD "bought" me a present - so long as it was something nice grin.

catgirl1976 Sat 27-Aug-11 12:25:57

I am dropping hints for a new Tiffany charm for my Tiffany charm bracelet but I doubt they will sink in smile

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