When would be the best time to give gifts for a new baby after it's born?
a week after birth?
2 weeks after birth?
a month after birth?
I bought a blanket with the baby's name on it from *Things Remembered*
And I thought the sooner the baby got the blanket the better altho I don't want to go to them too early.
- LizBLv 710 months agoFavorite Answer
After baby arrives, I'd suggest waiting about a week and then text or email that you have a gift for the baby and would be happy to bring it by when they're ready for visitors. They'll respond to you when they have the time. If you don't hear anything, try again in a week or two, and definitely don't take it personally. Adjusting to new parenthood is pretty overwhelming, but that doesn't mean they don't appreciate the thoughtfulness.
- PippinLv 710 months ago
If there will be some sort of ceremony (a christening, a naming/bris, etc.) within a few weeks, that would be a usual time to bring a gift. Otherwise, just whenever you visit or are able to drop it in the mail.
EDIT: Baby blankets are cute, but not all that useful. Medical recommendations are that baby NOT have blankets in the crib, so unless the parents opt to swaddle (and the blanket is the right size and shape for that), it will get minimal use.
- AmyLv 610 months ago
Aww just when you see the baby. Mum might want time to adjust to being a mum so just call and ask if its okay to say hello. She will like your gift
- Tri-HarderLv 710 months ago
Whenever you visit. And that will depend entirely on the new parents. Some people like having guests in and out right away, some people want nothing to do with visitors until weeks later.
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- PearlLv 710 months ago
whenever the rnother is ready for visitors, i would just ask her
- FaithLv 710 months ago
It really depends on when the parents are accepting visitors. I've known some new parents who do not want visitors for the first 2wks and I've known some who are eager to accept visitors the moment they get home. Just contact the parents and ask when is the best time to visit.