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to consider taking back some of the presents bought for DD after her birth?? Especially the ....

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DisenchantedPlusBump Mon 12-Jan-09 19:53:57

2 monsoon dresses and cardigan that would HAVE to be worn to a wedding or something as they are such posh dresses!! I mean I am totally thankful for them as they are gorgeous but theres no way she will wear them, and if she does it will be once, for the novelty and thats such a waste! Would rather get romper suits - do monsson do them? hmm

Also the 2 sets of pants and tops bought for her ... shes too small to wear pants, the waist babd would be so uncomfy for her!!

littleducks Mon 12-Jan-09 19:55:29

what size are they? i agree rompers more useful, all the items will be in monsoon sale though, could you swap for a larger size maybe?

MinnieMummy Mon 12-Jan-09 19:55:58

YANBU - lovely idea for a gift, but if you know they're not going to be used, what's the point in keeping them??

But then maybe I am biased as I took back £60 worth of xmas presents that are duplicates of stuff we already have!

tassisssss Mon 12-Jan-09 19:57:30

I do this all the time. I try to swap for stuff for the following year.

dizzydixies Mon 12-Jan-09 20:00:00

no otherwise its a waste of their money - my MIL buy frilly, lacey stuff for DDs all the time and as she never sees the girls I thank her very much and take them back and swap them for stuff they would wear

hopefully all without offending (she never knows tbh)

swap for larger sizes or for something she could wear

dizzydixies Mon 12-Jan-09 20:01:08

oh and you need to change your name grinwink

DisenchantedPlusBump Mon 12-Jan-09 20:01:22

they are 3-6 months, i have no reciept though.

dizzydixies Mon 12-Jan-09 20:02:26

do they still have their tags? a straight should be fine and if not they will give you a credit note for what they're worth in store now - lets hope its not stock thats gone into the sale

DisenchantedPlusBump Mon 12-Jan-09 20:03:15

Its a bit gutting as they are soooo lovely and the sort of thing I imagined dressing her in but she has ALOT of dresses anyways.

Its DS2s birthday in june, she will be 6 months then, but 3-6 i dont think will fit her at 6 months, shes a chubber!

tassisssss Mon 12-Jan-09 20:04:21

IME Monsoon baby stuff's small so don't hold out for it to fit her at 6 months! If exchanging it do it soon as they're reducing stuff more by the day!

hotbot Mon 12-Jan-09 20:22:52

let her wear it then ebay them?

pamelat Mon 12-Jan-09 20:27:31

I exchanged things for bigger sizes. Until DD was 6 months or so, I could not be bothered to dress her in anything other than babysuits

DD now 12 months and is in size 18-24 in Monsoon. They are not very generous.

solidgoldsoddingjanuaryagain Mon 12-Jan-09 20:29:33

Ebay them?

DisenchantedPlusBump Mon 12-Jan-09 20:42:40

Id be mortified if the gift giver saw them on ebay shock

EyeballsintheSky Mon 12-Jan-09 20:46:40

I exchanged lots of things for bigger sizes, some things for different things altogether but still lots of clothes just got passed by if I didn't know where they came from. DH's work bought a beautiful dress and coat set, not my choice of colour but lovely. For a 3 month old FFS. A dress and coat set! Didn't know where it came from, DH has the tact of an elephant so couldn't trust him to ask, so they went unworn. A shame but...

naturalbornmum Mon 12-Jan-09 20:59:42

Take them back and don't feel guilty, you can buy something she actually needs. Monsoon do lovley (posh) everyday

Hangingbellyofbabylon Mon 12-Jan-09 21:06:54

I had the same when my dd was born - someone got dd a beautiful silk dress that was even dry clean only! crazy, and I knew she'd never get a chance to wear it. I ebayed it and then bought something sensible that could withstand a washing machine wink.

ZacharyQuack Mon 12-Jan-09 21:13:17

Put outfit on baby, quick photo before any pooing or dribbling action, put baby back in sensible clothes and return the dress to Monsoon or ebay it. Send photo to gift giver. Everyone's happy.

noonki Mon 12-Jan-09 21:14:05

I constantly take back presents or pass them on.

I dont think mine were in anything other than babygros those first few months

EachPeachPearMum Mon 12-Jan-09 21:22:46

I exchange things bought for baby- like you I wouldn't put a tiny newborn in anything with a waistband- DD had reflux, and would have been in agony!

I haven't had any problems so far... but people usually give me a gift receipt.

I have also sold some things on ebay, but that was 18 mo after receiving them, and I doubt very much the people who gave me the items would be looking at the millions of baby items on ebay! smile

Why do people buy little shoes for 0-3 mo babies? hmm

Leo9 Mon 12-Jan-09 21:25:28

just enjoy them and put her in them! They sound gorgeous (though I agree about waistbands/jeans looking uncomfortable on babies)

TBH you can get about 100 babygros for £1 at asda - YOU can buy those: other people are treating you to stuff they know you wouldn't buy so I say accept it and put her in it and enjoy it. Babyhood is one of the only times you can wear sparkly partywear to the supermarket!

I think it would be a crying shame to get rid of it.

pudding25 Mon 12-Jan-09 21:43:52

I took back loads of stuff but it was stuff I didn't like. FWIW, DD (8mths) always wears fancy party dresses! I love dressing her up (Can you tell I loved dolls as a child!blush

FfreckleFface Tue 13-Jan-09 11:27:01

Little Ff is constantly in pretty yet inappropriate clothing. Bloke is one of three boys, so MIL spends an absolute fortune on frilly, sparkly, dresses, that I have to dress her in. Christmas Day was a prime example - I had to take a silk (yep, SILK) skirt off the poor child because she was desperately crawling but not going anywhere because it was so slippy on the carpet. I would personally keep her in dungarees - hard wearing knees, and useful straps for grabbing when she is crawling too close to the radiator/dog bowl/tv wires - but she does look ADORABLE in the pretty stuff.

ladyjuliafish Tue 13-Jan-09 11:40:17

I took back over £200 of 3-6 month clothes when ds was born. I could have dressed him in a different outfit everyday and still had too much.

stillstanding Tue 13-Jan-09 11:42:50

Good heavens no! Go for it. People give such impractical presents and they would never know.

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