This is a very broad topic, but it's an important one. You obviously want to choose a birth gift that will please, that is useful and original at the same time. It's not easy to choose, especially if you don't have a child yet or if motherhood is a distant memory. Don't worry, we give you plenty of original birth gift ideas in this article. 🎁
Have the young parents opted for a birth list? If so, they will have cleverly made it clear to you and it can be quick and convenient for you to go through their birth list. Nevertheless, it's nice and more personal to choose your own birth gift.
Golden rules for an ideal baby gift
What to look out for when buying a baby gift? What are young parents looking for?
- The most important thing to remember: practicality! Any young parent is often overwhelmed, so it's important to make life easier for them. We are therefore looking for baby gifts that combine beauty and practicality.
- We're talking about a brand new, fragile and sensitive baby, so we pay attention to the materials used. Only natural, soft and if possible organic materials and at least Oeko-Tex® certified, i.e. without substances that are harmful to their health.
- More and more young parents are sensitive to the environmental cause. Turning to an ethical brand is definitely a plus!
Useful birth gift without taking risks
Do you want to make sure that this baby gift is useful and doesn't just sit in the cupboard? We advise you to opt for a baby care article that you need to have in several copies.
- Swaddles: this is an excellent example! At the Lab, we advise you to have at least 4 of them to start with because they are used for everything: to wash baby, to swaddle him, to wipe him... We have them in 2 sizes 60x60cm and 110x110cm
- Books. This is a gift that is often forgotten at birth, but from 3 months, you can present sensory books to your baby. Here again, you can have several!
- Soft toys and cuddly toys that are extra soft, pleasant to touch and catch!
- Clothes, bodysuits and pyjamas: choose comfortable ones (in the cuts and materials)
- Fitted sheets: a spit-up happens so quickly that you need several
- Bath towels: choose large ones so that they can be used for a long time!
- A reversible blanket that can be used during baby's walks, to put on the floor as a play mat...
Original birth gift
You want to offer an original birth gift, differentiating and not the 10th pyjamas... Here are our original birth gift ideas.
- A Kokùn Lab 4-season sleeping bag with removable linings. The model is registered so you will only find it at Kokùn Lab. With the removable linings, the sleeping bag can be used all year round: with the linings when it's cold, without the linings when it's hot. 2 sizes are available: a 0-6 months sleeping bag or an upgradeable sleeping bag from 6 to 36 months. .
- A subscription to Le Couffin, the leading video on demand platform for young parents. This is a subscription that gives access to videos recorded by experts to give advice on all subjects related to baby: sleep, food, health, care... These very educational and comprehensive videos can be viewed whenever the young parent wants or as soon as they have a question!
- A family photo session
- Baby massage lessons or baby swimming sessions
Birth gift set
If you want a "wow" effect, the baby gift set option is a good solution. The 2 in 1 that will make you even happier!
- Instead of buying just the sleeping bag, offer the bed set containing the sleeping bag and its matching fitted sheet.
- You can also combine different items within the same theme. For example, we offer boxes on the theme of sea animals with the Wua-Wua brand of cloth nappies.
- You can also offer 2 nappies in 2 different sizes
Birth gift card
Do you want to give young parents a choice of baby gifts? To secure your gift, you can opt for a birth gift card. At Kokùn Lab, you have a wide choice of amount according to your budget. The lucky holder of the birth gift card has one year to use it.
What size to choose for the birth gift?
Most people give baby gifts in 3 month sizes. Young parents often end up with a multitude of 3 month olds but nothing for the rest. At the Lab, we advise you to give larger sizes. From 6 months to 9 or 12 months.
Be careful: if you still want to offer a birth size, you should go to the maternity ward quickly so that your little koko can fully enjoy it. In general, items labelled 3 months are worn from the baby's first month and those labelled 6 months from the baby's third month.
The same applies to our 4 season sleeping bags. If you want to offer the birth size, it's good to offer it in the first days...
Birth gift for mother
Even if it is the most beautiful day of her life, a young mother often needs comfort during her postpartum period. Giving a birth gift to a young mother is a thoughtful gesture that will be much appreciated! There are plenty of original gift ideas for mothers too:
- Beauty or care products
- A massage or a relaxing treatment
- An accompaniment with a Doula. A Doula accompanies and supports women emotionally and physically during pregnancy and after childbirth. She complements the midwife.
- A rebozo treatment: a traditional Mexican treatment. It is a relaxation practice that allows young mothers to relieve joint pain related to childbirth.
Birth gift for the eldest child
When a second child is born, the older child may feel left out. In order to give them some attention, you can give them a small gift. This gift should be chosen according to the age of the child.
We hope that you have made an informed choice to spoil this newborn child in your life. If you still have doubts, you can find all our ideas for a birth gift in our shop.
Photo credit : Ninon de Buyl