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Old 04-07-2011, 12:46 PM   #1
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What is a good gift for a baby that was born 5 wks early?

Dh's boss and his wife just had their baby and I'd really like to give them something that is practical, but also appreciated. I was wondering what you would have liked as a gift with an early baby. The baby is a girl.

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Old 04-07-2011, 01:19 PM   #2
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Re: What is a good gift for a baby that was born 5 wks early?

a Preemie outfit unless they were planning for her to come
early they probably have no clothes for her in Preemie sizand new
born clothes will be huge check wallmart foe Preemie sleepersand clothes
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Re: What is a good gift for a baby that was born 5 wks early?

Ok, I'll check for their premie clothes
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Re: What is a good gift for a baby that was born 5 wks early?

A sleepy wrap or a moby is a MUST (if she will baby wear), clothes, preemie socks, and hats especially, those are hard to find. Also a cocoon, or a sleep bag is also a must for preemies.
Thats all I can think of now.....Oh, if you can, get momma something lotion, or bubble bath...offer to watch her other kids (if she has them)
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Re: What is a good gift for a baby that was born 5 wks early?

I was going to suggest a moby too.
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Re: What is a good gift for a baby that was born 5 wks early?

Thanks for the suggestions. I think that I'm going to go with clothes as this is DH's boss and I don't really know them that well.
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Re: What is a good gift for a baby that was born 5 wks early?

A gift card is always appreciated, too! We had to buy things like preemie sposies and teeny tiny bottles that I wasn't expecting to have to buy.
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preemie clothes, absolutely! It was a much bigger deal than i expected finding clothes that fit our boys and i didn't anticipate how much it would mean to me to see them dressed as actual babies, not swimming in newborn sizes. I'd also suggest some nice swaddling blankets - preemies usually love to be swaddled and it feels good to be able to put them in something really soft and nice
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Re: What is a good gift for a baby that was born 5 wks early?

eh...I'd check to see how big the baby is. My twins were 5 weeks early and my second born never fit into preemies even in the NICU. The NICU had him in size 1 sposies!

I'm all for practical gifts. If I didn't know someone very well, I'd do something like a pack of diapers, pack of wipes, gas drops, teething tablets (not sure if they're off the recall), diaper rash cream and maybe some baby bath stuff. I loved these types of gifts because it's stuff I needed and I didn't have to worry about it not fitting my tastes
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eh...I'd check to see how big the baby is. My twins were 5 weeks early and my second born never fit into preemies even in the NICU. The NICU had him in size 1 sposies!
This. DS was 6 weeks early and fit into newborn clothes just fine after the first few days once they started letting him wear clothes. He wore preemie diapers in the NICU for ~3-5 days and then was switched to NBs. He came home in size 1 sposies.

I would look to see if they have a registry and get something from there if they do. We didn't really need anything special just because he was a preemie. The boppy, Moby and swing were very well loved, but the first two I was planning to get regardless.
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