5 Ways to Welcome a New Baby

5 Ways to Welcome a New Baby

Katie Rhodes |

The birth of a baby brings joy, fun times of togetherness, and the excitement of what the future holds for this little one. Commemorate this special time with one (or all!) of these ideas.

Start a Cross Collection

If you are looking for a gift that can last a lifetime, start a collection for the new arrival. Crosses, like this Celtic one that is also symbolic of Irish heritage, can be displayed throughout a lifetime. Be sure to write the date and your name on the bottom so the child will know when they received the thoughtful gift and who gave it.

Care for His or Her Parents

One of the most practical ways to show your love for an infant is to show your love for his or her parents. Take them a meal, offer to babysit for a few hours so they can run errands or have dinner out, or simply visit and show them you care and are excited for their new addition.

Share Your Heritage

It’s never too early to start teaching little ones about your roots. Give the new arrival a sign that’s a nod to Ireland or a sweet music box that plays an Irish lullaby.

Give Him or Her a Soft Best Friend

There’s nothing like a babe finding a blanket or a soft, stuffed animal to love. Give them something to cuddle as they grow and it’s sure to become a favorite for years down the road. We love this sweet Sheep and Shamrock Wool Throw and this cute-as-can-be Dangle Leg Sheep.

Host a Sip & See Tea

Want to introduce the baby to your entire crew? Host a Sip and See for the new family. Invite a small group to your home to meet the little one and share in the joy of his or her arrival. Add an Irish flair by serving tea and scones.