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  • GrammaBabs
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    Again... thank you all for the wishes and ideas... Smart idea to concentrate on the necessary items... I am blessed with a lot of time and enough to be able to splurge Does anyone have a favorite "wipes and diaper" holder... I think i will be making several bags/tote, outfitted with needed items . Sweaters and quilts are a GIVEN...

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  • Old Newbie
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    Congratulations. My first grandchild was born last year at same time in New England, too. Her gifted clothes were surprisingly in larger sizes, so I was glad I waited a bit. She actually needed more newborn clothes, so I bought some sleepers. What I made that was useful was 45 by 45 quilt for tummy time. Lots of burp clothes. A couple quiet books. Again congratulations

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  • Monique
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    Oh congratulations, how wonderful for you.

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  • Deegles
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    Oh my stars! Barbara, Congratulations!
    7 years ago my youngest was born, clothing was always plenty as she was a girl. My oldest is turning 21 next week. When he was little, finding boys clothing is HARD. If you are having a girl, there will be clothes never worn as they grow so fast. If you are having a grandson, have fun shopping for clothing as boys clothing is not as plentiful! Also, if you find a cute outfit for your grandbaby to be and it is a size or two too big, buy it anyway. The problem I always had, I could find the discount racks at the end of the season for long sleeves and sweats/sweaters but that is no good for spring or summer. Buy clothing by approximate age by for the season. As the time nears, the parents will ask for help with car seats, swings, pack and plays, high chairs, bouncers, and cribs. They are going to find out how expensive baby is. If you want to contribute something really nice offer to get a convertible crib that will grow with them until they are in a full size bed. I wish I would have had that as an option for us. And of course deck that crib out with a really awesome quilt!!!!!

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  • Hulamoon
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    I agree with Marilyn on style.

    New parents like personalization too. If you check on Etsy for onesies they have every subject you could imagine and then some with special orders. Don't let this overwhelm you, just use some key words. Like if they are 'farm'ers or like camping etc..

    https://www.etsy.com/search?q=baby%20onsie

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  • 201 Treadler
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    congratulations,
    we got the nephews something similar to this wearable baby sleeping bag

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  • tsladaritz
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    Congrats. I tried making some clothes. They outgrew them before we even finished them. LOL They all loved getting more burp cloths and for going out bibs, labeled things and blankets. So I am making a toddler quilt this year for 2nd bday. They both received baby quilts from great grandma and others. I am known as Gigi also. ;-)

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  • auntiemern
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    First of all congrats on becoming a GG. I would stay away from clothes all together unless you know the 'style' of the parents. If you do want to purchase some, I would stick with sleepers and gowns. You can never have enough burp cloths, changing pads, and blankets. As you said, I know your needles and hooks are in overdrive. Those are the things that are so special, that turn in to keepsakes.

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  • GrammaBabs
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    Thank you ALL so very much... this is exactly the kind of advice i was looking for! I had a feeling the smaller sizes were not a useful or practical thing! At my age the memories i have might be "out of date"...LOL..
    Bubby... you KNOW my needles and hooks are cranking fast and furious,, just can't wait to find out the sex! Working on an Irish Knit cardigan and "GB's design special" of a scrap afghan... just wating to see if it gets crochet flowers or "bubble/circles" sewn on top
    Going to work on the burp clothes and receiving blankets.. will probably make the travel change pad/diaper holders and some sort of tote to carry on the go as well... many moons ago when my Niece had a baby,,, i went to town on a little project for her.. off to find the picture of that... Again thank you all for always being there)) Hugs, GBmia bag full (Small).JPGall of it (Small).JPG

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  • GrammaBabs
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    Excellent advice.... i would not have thought until too late!!! Thank You!
    Originally posted by Hulamoon View Post
    Congratulations! My oldest daughter just had a baby girl and to tell you the truth she got FLOODED with clothes. I think I would spend my time on special things like baby's first Christmas and Halloween etc. My dd was the happiest with a baby's 1st Christmas ornament with a name on it. lol

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  • Bubby
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    You do gorgeous crochet and knitting....I would make some items that way. Also, the mitered flannel baby blankets that Jenny does are adorable and so easy and maybe some burp pads to match. You can always pick up items after the shower(s) and fill in where there is a need. New parents can never have too many diapers. I used to buy them for my DD by the case.

    BTW, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I can't wait to be a GG.

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  • Claire Hallman
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    My DIL used the changing/play mats more than anything else. I made several and they were in use for about 4 years while the two kids were in diapers. They saw more use than any clothes could be.
    If you really want to do clothes, I would go with 12 to 18 mo size since they grow so quickly and most people gift the very cute tiny things.

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  • KarenC
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    Congratulations! I have to agree with others. Stay away from the smaller sizes, unless the mom is super tiny aND you think she may have a preemie. My DD also received so many clothes, the baby barely got to use them. She's now 2 1/2 and wearing size 4-5. I like to make receiving blankets like Joy, but I use 1 1/4 yds by width of fabric, so it's just a tad larger. Have received feedback from new moms that it was their favorite blankets because of the size. DD also requested more burp cloths and changing pad covers. I found tutorials online so no patterns needed.

    Of course, make her a special quilt to welcome the new baby.

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  • SuzanneOrleansOntario
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    Congratulations. I would stay away from the NB, 0-3 mos, or anything under 9mos size. None of my GKs ever fit in NB, and were wearing 6mos within a few weeks. Having said that, many people pass on these sizes to friends as they are usually new or barely worn. I usually make large change pads, burb pads, bibs, large flannel blankets. One thing they do wear are socks, but don't get NB, and sleepers in size 12-24 mos.

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  • redcaboose1717
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    I normally always give the new parents a gift certificate from J.C. Penney's photo department.
    If I decide not to do that, I purchase larger sized clothing such as 24 months-2 T, sweatpants, leggings if it's a little girl, sweater, sweatshirts, etc.
    I never by anything newborn, 0-3 months or every 9 months. People gift a new couple with newborn or 0-3 sizes and unless the new mom dresses the baby in cute outfits every day (I did because my DH didn't drive due to an illness) and I always put a new outfit on them after their afternoon nap so that when we went to pick up "Daddy" from his job, the kids were all dressed etc.
    A lot of people don't put outfits on a baby for the first 0-9 months other than sleepers unless things have changed a lot.
    Congrats on the new baby coming!
    Enjoy!
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