As a parent, there is no doubt that you find buying gifts for your little one irresistible. Most parents will buy hundreds of gifts for their baby while resisting the temptation to buy things for themselves simply because they love their baby but the sad fact is that most of these gifts will often be discarded within a few months because babies grow rapidly. If you buy a pair of cute shoes you saw on the market, you will see that within a few months, your baby will no longer be able to wear that pair of shoes and this results in money being wasted. The truth is that this money could have been invested in something more valuable that could have lasted longer or alternatively, you could open up a bank account in your baby’s name and save up that money for your baby.
Choose better gifts
Of course, it is important for you to buy your baby a few gifts but it is important for you to realize that your baby does not want or need those expensive baby shoes that you saw on the shelf or the fancy but expensive baby outfit you saw at the baby store. Those gifts are not for your baby but for you to satisfy your own need of dressing your baby up. It is important for you to resist the urge to buy these gifts for your baby in those first years because she will grow out of them before you know it but instead, it would be a good idea for you to invest your money in age appropriate educational toy gifts that will help your baby to grow and to think better. This is the most important time in your life as your baby is molding herself in to what she is going to be as an adult. She is absorbing everything around her and learning things.
You could consider getting her some Melissa and Doug toys which are designed to develop your baby’s brain and thinking capacity. The great thing about many of these gifts is that your baby will not grow bored with them after a few months.
Many of these gifts are so fun and exciting that even an adult would be quite amused by them and will have a lot of fun playing with them and challenging themselves to solve the puzzles. It is important for you to buy your child less gifts but make sure that they are better gifts than simply buying every cute thing that you see in the store.