New Baby Gift Ideas
0-3 Months Old
When trying to think of new baby gift ideas for newborns in the 0-3 month old group the best thing to keep in mind is that the newborn isn't really doing much yet. They can't yet sit up on their own, and very few can roll over. Their fine motor skills are only just beginning to develop by the time they're 3 months old. Despite this, there are several different categories of gifts to choose from when buying for this age group.
Baby Toys for 0-3 Month Olds
Most of a baby's time is spent asleep or feeding and any time during which they are awake they are only really able to wave their arms and legs about or turn their heads at this stage.
This means that if you want to buy a toy for this age group it is most likely going to be something that they look at rather than play with. Something which makes a noise is useful to grab their attention, and as their sight is still not very developed, bright, contrasting colors or black and white toys are the best. Newborns brains are also geared very strongly to respond positively to faces so some of the best new baby gift ideas are toys with faces.
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Newborn Clothing - 0-3 Month Olds
At this young age the newborn is not very good at regulating it's body temperature so bodysuits are wonderful gifts for newborns 0-3 months old. Their fingernails are also growing very quickly and can be quite sharp. Newborns tend to often move their hands near their face and commonly have a lot of scratches on their cheeks. Mittens are best baby gifts for stopping this from happening.
Though they aren't clothes, swaddling wraps and blankets can also be very useful for this age group as there is bound to be some mess to deal with at various times and just being able to use another clean blanket can be a big help for tired, busy moms.
Quite apart from what sort of clothes to get is what sizing to choose. All countries have a slightly different sizing system and different heights and weights which as catered for in their ranges of clothing. If you know the age of the baby it is usually safest to go for a bigger size, but the World Health Organization has a table of baby height and weight ranges which can give you a better idea of the size of the baby you are buying for.
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Baby Learning Toys for 0-3 Month Olds
A newborn's brain is rapidly growing and changing with all the new information it is presented. At this early age most things you give the baby will be aiding their development in some way.
Think about whether or not you would like to help their coordination to develop or their communication. New baby gift ideas which are more for coordination really focus on developing their gross motor skills at this point. This means generalized kicking of the legs or waving of the arms. A playmat with a mobile is great for this.
If you are more interested in helping their communication to develop then it is best to get a toys which makes noises such as speaking toys or mobiles that play a lullabye.
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If your are looking for new baby gift ideas for first time parents you may consider getting some baby necessities. These could be clothes or bedding but could also include things like pacifiers, baby wipes or diapers.
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