Ready-made baby food gift baskets are hard to find! And that's not surprising, since baby food gifts are a little bit 'delicate' (in every sense...!). Nevertheless, if you want to give a food gift basket for baby, let me share my thoughts and ideas on homemade food gift baskets for newborn babies with you - and you'll see, you'll come up with a great baby food gift in no time! First see my basics on
baby gift baskets and then return here.
Think about and answer the following questions, to arrange a useful gift:
- age of baby, what can baby already eat and drink?
- is baby exclusively breastfed or does it drink formula?
- does mummy make the baby food all by herself?
- does mummy only feed organic baby food?
- do mummy or baby prefer a special baby food brand or a special flavor?
That means you need to know the recipient rather well to make your gift a success!
Here is a list of practical items to include because a unique food gift basket for a baby should not only contain baby food and formula / drinks but also items related with the theme, such as for example:
Bumbo Baby Seat: The Bumbo Seat is great for easier feeding of baby. In fact, it could serve as your 'basket' to fill with lots of goodies.
For details on nursing covers please see my practical baby gifts.
EVERYTHING you need for the perfect baby food gift basket is available at amazon. A cooler bag, disposable bibs and Kleenex wipes are a good idea if baby goes on a picnic. You could even include an extra outfit in case baby is out and about and needs to be changed due to some little spills during mealtime...
If you want to include ready-made food jars consider the age of baby and check whether baby and mommy have any preferences. The same applies to baby formula, baby juice and baby tea. Before giving drinks and food you should be sure that a baby food gift really is welcome.
If you are not sure on the food preferences you may rather go for a food-free baby (food) gift basket - that's not really a contradiction: the alternative then is a 'baby feeding gift basket' containing some of the feeding utensils mentioned above.
Another twist to a food basket gift, is giving food for the stressed out parents instead for the baby - or for both parents and baby. See all about this helpful idea here at my page baby gifts for twins (section titled 'homemade frozen dinner).
If you want to have something really special and personal for your baby food basket go to mymms.com and create personalized M&Ms to include into your basket.
Another really cute idea is to make a (personalized) new baby cookie gift basket. Bake some star-shaped cookies and decorate them with baby's name and/or 'a star is born'! Also little baby feet cookies are a cute idea for your food gift basket, too.
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