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essentials for a new parent and really good gifts

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vs0u1085 Sun 02-Oct-11 15:25:35

Hi, what do people think are their top items they used in the first 2 years of being a parent. Ideas on either essentials or really good presents from friends/family would be great. Many thanks smile

KatharineClifton Sun 02-Oct-11 15:43:51

Essentials: A really good screwdriver for all those tiny tiny screws in toys. And a huge supply of rechargeable batteries.

I didn't get given either. Got loads of stupid bastard fluffy toys.

CocktailQueen Sun 02-Oct-11 15:53:40

Wine. grin
muslins
cot-top changer
Tiny Love cot mobile
Fisher Price cot aquarium

Gigondas Sun 02-Oct-11 15:59:43

Bouncing chair
One of those keep warm coffee cups for when you are on endless feeds

notcitrus Sun 02-Oct-11 16:42:34

Huge box of Hotel Chocolat liqueurs. Two per nighttime breastfeed. smile

Basic bouncy chair, baby gym, nice blanket for them to use later. Set of stacking cups.

Cot mobile and electric rocking swing were invaluable but both came from ILs whose baby hated them!

Lindax Sun 02-Oct-11 18:19:44

muslins and bibs (lots and lots of nice bibs for feeding dribbing, teething dribbling, weaning - ds was a big dribbler!)

nice thick socks that dont fall off to keep tiny toes warm

cot mobile with bright colors contrasting with white which keeps baby entertained for 10 mins and lets mum get a shower! (none of the pretty pastel ones as there are not interesting to watch)

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