Of course, I was prepared physically. However, nothing can prepare you for the often instant and overwhelming rush of love that you feel for this tiny person whom you spent 9 months growing, not to mention that you also want to protect them from any harm and feel a a boat load of anxiety and parental guilt because you didn't change their outfit three times daily.
Then come the gifts, because everyone will want to share in your joy and excitement and show you how pleased they are of you.
Often, a gift will include a cuddly toy of some kind (which will ultimately get put onto a shelf or in a box and possibly never used again) or a cute little outfit that comes with several hundred baby buttons, five different pieces, and matching shoes! It’s not that we aren’t grateful, but when you welcome a new baby into the world, practicality is going to win every time. Though fun gifts are cute and a kind thought, they are anything but practical. In that regard, here are a few tips that you can implement when picking out presents for friends who have become new parents. Consider this us passing “the baton of good present giving for new parents” on to you.