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« on: April 16, 2007 03:15:12 AM »

Alright well my best friend is pregnant and I'm set on making her something.

But one of the people that I hang out with in my sculpture class's wife is due in 2 weeks and I would like to make her something (I haven't met her though) and so is my boyfriends, step-moms, sisters, friends daughter (who is hosting the baby shower at the sisters house, and I will be going to help watch all the little ones and prepare for the party) Because I don't know these people so well I was pondering how appropriate it would be for me to make something for them. I would like to just because I love making things for kids (my main job is babysitting lol) and there parents when it comes to things like this.

I was considering making a taggie or a rag quilt out of flannel but I'm worried about the safety of this. I'm not sure what age its ok for them to have something like a rag quilt or a taggie, so would a normal flannel blanket be better?

Along with that I would also like to make some matching burp cloths to go with it. Is double sided flannel enough for absorption or would there be something better to use?

I would like to include a few gifts for the mom so I was thinking of one of those heated rice packs and some lavender foot soaking salts.

Is there anything else that would be better or would be wanted by the mother? Any advice or comments would be appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2007 09:56:51 PM »

I've seen both the flannel blankets and the rag quilts given as new born gifts, so they both should be safe to give.


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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2007 10:01:50 PM »

You could sew a custom boppy pillow (for nursing) or a smaller boppy-esque pillow with small loops of ribbon for hooking toys to (an example, because I can't describe it well: http://shopboppy.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=84&zenid=7073dfedaac681c7df4d1ac83276c9ae

for playtime when the baby is a little older. 

I made one for my daughter and was very new at sewing but found it easy to do. 
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2007 11:42:26 AM »

I was wondering the same thing about the rag quilt.  I was so excited when I found a pattern for one because I had never seen one before.  I have a friend who's having a baby girl and she would LOVE this, but I'm thinking about a newborn laying on that fringe and wondering if it would be irritating.  Has anyone had any complaints about that?
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2007 09:45:12 PM »

I've actually found out a way to solve that, I talk to my sewing teacher who made one for her daughter when she was born and on one side, she just used a large piece of fabric, so its only frayed on one side.
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