New born babies can be notoriously difficult to buy gifts for. With a variety of foods and ingredients off the menu, not to mention a range of other products that are deemed unsafe around young children – it can be quite a daunting task to pick a suitable present that won’t pose any concerns, or risks.
Baby hampers are a good way to go, but if not properly prepared they can be just as risky to a child as other products out there. If you’re planning on buying a gift basket for a new born, what should you aim to do, to ensure that all components and items are as safe as possible?
Avoid gluten at all costs
There are a few particularly potent ingredients that can cause a reaction within the immune system of young children. One of the most dangerous is gluten – a unique grain and wheat formula that can be harmless in adults, but dangerous for infants to consume. Unfortunately there are literally thousands of products that contain this type of ingredient, so avoiding them should be a top priority.
If you are having a hamper prepared by a professional online company, then the chances are that they will already remove gluten-products from their baby baskets. It won’t hurt to double-check though.
Small toys should be left out
Babies have a tendency to put anything and everything into their mouths. Toys that are intended for these uses are fine, but anything that contains small parts (or anything that can be broken into pieces) should be kept well away from a hamper. If you’re keen to include toys and similar products, then you could always check the age recommendations – or pick from a selection of baby-safe alternatives that are featured on hamper making websites.
By leaving out these types of items, the new born will be far less likely to choke. If you are planning on adding a few goodies for the parents as well be sure to define them clearly, so as to avoid anything harmful being within the babies’ reach.