The Top 5 Worst Baby Gifts1. Spikey Things. No-brainer, right? Apparently if something isn't labeled with an age range on it, some people think it's fair game. My husband and I are guilty as charged for our own misstep! Take this maraca, for example. We picked it up for our daughter and our friends' baby. We thought it was so cute, all hand carved and painted, and totally unique. Thing is, we didn't pay attention to the spikey ears until we took them home. The worst choice...
Thumbs down!2. Anything White. Not one item of clothing that we were given that was white (or the majority of it was white) is white any longer. Need I mention, why? That includes the pirate bib from my mom that made my other list. If you have to give clothes or accessories, do the parents a favor and go with something patterned or a dark-colored item, so even if it does get stained, you won't really see it. horrified by stuffed dogs that have automated flapping ears. They make her scream immediately, followed by an instant waterfall of tears. (Though, strangely, she isn't bothered by a bear that plays peek-a-boo.) So when my mom brought over another dog with flapping ears, this time playing a Justin Bieber song, my daughter completely lost it. Which leads to my next worst baby present.
4. Something You Wouldn't Want to Listen to More Than Once. Kids tend to like a routine and repetition. If you can't imagine subjecting yourself to listening to the baby music you'd give your friend over and over again, don't torture them with it. A sure hit with parents and babies alike? You know the answer to that. Of course, choose bands your friend likes!
Thumbs down! (Though I love Cricket.)
Do you agree with my list? Or would yours look different?