Essential items for a Newborn

I have quite a few pregnant friends and recent conversations have reminded me of just how clueless I was prior to pregnancy!  Even though I thought I was well researched during the 40 weeks, we had a few post-birth mad dashes to the shops for items we needed right away.  This inspired me to write a list of my essential items for parents of a newborn.

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Christening / Naming Day gifts

My cousin’s daughter is having a Naming Ceremony this weekend so I have been busy searching for gift ideas.  Here are my favourite ideas for Christening/Naming Ceremony gifts.

  1. Jewellery

A traditional keepsake gift such as a bracelet, necklace or keyring.  You can buy these for boys and girls.  For an extra special touch have them engraved with the child’s name and the date of their Christening/Naming Day.

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Presents for a 1 year old

Are you looking for awesome presents for a one year old? This week we have had a friend’s 1st birthday.  Having recently had J’s 1st birthday and Christmas, I felt quite confident buying presents for the little one, so I’ve put together a list of great gifts for 1 year olds (in no particular order).


  1. Musical instruments.

Children's instruments - ideal present for a 1 year oldAll of the 1 year olds I know love instruments.  Whatever you choose will be loved by the child.  From maracas to a drum to bells or even a toddler keyboard.  A sure winner.


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