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Wondering what  pressy to send to a new baby ................

A silver spoon might be appropriate!

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Grand niece ?

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After five grandsons we were 'blessed' with a granddaughter. This doesn't answer your question, but for her first birthday I mad this. Won't win any prizes for carpentry. Margaret made the bedding.

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9 hours ago, Nightwatch said:

After five grandsons we were 'blessed' with a granddaughter. This doesn't answer your question, but for her first birthday I mad this. Won't win any prizes for carpentry. Margaret made the bedding.

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Well done that man. If you are running short of Grand sproggs you can have some of ours!! Costs a bomb at christmas ?

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11 hours ago, LadyG said:

Wondering what  pressy to send to a new baby ................

A silver spoon might be appropriate!

 

Forget "stuff" - the most important present for any child is your own time.

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I suppose it depends on what sort of relationship you have with your niece. I think that giving something financial that they can watch grow while they grow is a good thing to give, so perhaps a shares certificate that can be framed, I'm not a fan of Disney but they used to do very pretty shares certificate that were obviously designed to be gifts for children. I rather wish someone had bought me a share in Disney when I was little. Or maybe a NS&I account, you don't have to pay too much in and you could even have a whip round among other family members. 

 

Other things that I've done is put together hampers of luxury items that parents might not want to spend money on, goodness knows that both mummy and baby can go through a fair amount of creams and/or nappies which all adds up. 

 

Jellycat is always a good go to prezzie when you want to give something nice but not too much. They are always well received and I've given some that have become the the most beloved and treasured friend that baby has grown up with. https://www.jellycat.com

 

For me nothing in this world is more important than sleep, not because I'm lazy but because I understand the soul destroying effect of insomnia, and the best sleep I've ever had is because I invested in 100% natural bedding, I do still have sleepless nights but it's nothing compared to what I had before I bought wool filled duvets and pillows. https://www.thewoolroom.com

 

 

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52 minutes ago, Machpoint005 said:

 

Forget "stuff" - the most important present for any child is your own time.

oh, dear, that's not a gift I can bestow .............

I've never changed a nappy in my life and I don't intend starting: babies are out of my compass, usually kids are fun if well mannered, and good natured, but they seem to pass through those stages intermittently. ☺️

 

I was very glad to escape the Christmas gathering this year, as I was exposed to too much the niece-in-law the previous year. The kids are half way to millionaires already, they lack for nothing, everything has to be "trending", and it just drives me round the bend. Gifts of a monetary type are already carefully harvested.

I'll be giving my zillions [?] to selected charities.

Rant over, sorry.

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9 minutes ago, Lysander said:

This. What more could you want? Sprog can now be safely ignored. ?

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"Part of a healthy upbringing"

Priceless .................. ?

worryingly................... they probably already have one ...............

 

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I can't imagine stew being dispensed from it...

The creature in the photo is clearly half human, half hamster. ?

It has to rank alongside a wet wipe warmer as the most unnecessary baby accessory ever.

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7 minutes ago, cuthound said:

How about a baby brother to keep her company? ?

Baby already has a big brother, so, at least that will fulfill their quota.

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1 hour ago, LadyG said:

Baby already has a big brother, so, at least that will fulfill their quota.

 

I wasn't aware that we had any rules or quotas for reproduction.

This isn't China.

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2 minutes ago, Machpoint005 said:

 

I wasn't aware that we had any rules or quotas for reproduction.

2.4 per family is the norm I believe ..................

They only have one nanny

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13 minutes ago, LadyG said:

2.4 per family is the norm I believe

 

You believe erroneously. The mean number of children can be expressed accurately, but the number for each woman in the UK has to be an integer.

The current mean is 1.9, but nobody has 1.9 children.

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3 minutes ago, Machpoint005 said:

 

You believe erroneously. The mean number of children can be expressed accurately, but the number for each woman in the UK has to be an integer.

The current mean is 1.9, but nobody has 1.9 children.

ah yes: I'm a baby boomer. We knew where we were in them days

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7 minutes ago, Machpoint005 said:

but the number for each woman in the UK has to be an integer.

Thank goodness we have you men to explain these things to us...... :rolleyes: 

 

???

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3 minutes ago, Machpoint005 said:

You and me both!

and half the forum members who contribute on here, i think.

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50 minutes ago, Tumshie said:

Thank goodness we have you men to explain these things to us...... :rolleyes: 

 

???

 

I was explaining the difference between mean and mode -- but perhaps you missed that? Many people, regardless of sex/gender, are statistically naïve, which is just as well, or the National Lottery wouldn't make any money.

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