Relatives Badgering For Baby Gift Ideas?

A common feature of pregnancy has absolutely nothing to do with the biology of baby making at all – the constant contact from excited relatives about the new arrival. For some parents, this can start as soon as you break the news that you’re expecting. To begin with it’s usually exciting, but soon it can […]

A common feature of pregnancy has absolutely nothing to do with the biology of baby making at all – the constant contact from excited relatives about the new arrival. For some parents, this can start as soon as you break the news that you’re expecting. To begin with it’s usually exciting, but soon it can become mildly irritating, especially if the advice starts to become unwanted, and critical of how you’re doing things.

A slightly more bearable feature of baby-mania is that relatives will often come clutching gifts. If you’re lucky, you might find that you’re asked in advance what you need, otherwise there’s a high chance that you’re going to get several similar or even identical items. Let’s face it, no-one ever needed three monitors.

A good tactic is to drop subtle hints, or even not so subtle hints. Drop into conversation that you need to sort out a baby monitor, or you’ve got one already. Perhaps you know nothing about cot mattresses, and you don’t know when you’ll find the time to go shopping. You get the idea!

Having a baby is an expensive business, and once they arrive there’s little relief from spending either. Kids grow up so quick, that it won’t seem like more than a couple of years and they’ll be demanding an XBox for their birthday, along with bikes, computers and all the latest fashion. If you’re lucky, one of those relatives will gift you a money tree!

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