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My FIL has an Amish working for him since he is getting older and can't do everything himself on the farm anymore. The Amish build a house on the land and he is expecting his first baby this month. I'd like to get his wife a gift for the baby but I have no clue what to get her.

I do have a mean rooster that I plan on giving them to eat this winter but I'd like to get something the baby would be able to use. Anyone have any clue what I could get? I don't know what all they can or can't use.

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Well with the first baby they can use a lot of what many young families can use:  baby blankets and quilts, booties, and socks.  Stick to low tech stuff like that. I am not sure if zippers and snaps are considered high tech to Amish folks.  I suppose you could casually ask how mom to be is preparing for the baby to get some ideas.

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post #3 of 25

scratch'n'peck :

Well with the first baby they can use a lot of what many young families can use:  baby blankets and quilts, booties, and socks.  Stick to low tech stuff like that. I am not sure if zippers and snaps are considered high tech to Amish folks.  I suppose you could casually ask how mom to be is preparing for the baby to get some ideas.


The zippers and snaps thing would probably depend on if they're Old Order or not. smile
Maybe a high chair? Although I don't know if maybe father-to-be or another member of the community would be making one by hand.
Maybe offer to bring over meals, as cliche as that it.

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post #4 of 25

If you can get or make a handmade quilt or blanket using natural fibers (no synthetic), that is probably the best choice.   Or maybe lap pads or burp cloths.

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Originally Posted by Sonoran Silkies 

If you can get or make a handmade quilt or blanket using natural fibers (no synthetic), that is probably the best choice.   Or maybe lap pads or burp cloths.


ditto!  If you're a knitter or crocheter, I believe knitpicks has some organic cotton yarns. 

there's also cloth diapers made from organic cotton - lots on etsy I think.  Stay away from any with a design or bright colors - go for solid neutrals, maybe the old fashioned rectangular ones? That'll avoid the whole technology issue with snaps.

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A new iphone with an e-trade app.................. laugig

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Originally Posted by al6517 

A new iphone with an e-trade app.................. laugig


laulau  Teehee!!!  I was going to suggest that, too!  LOL  We have sick minds!   lau    lau

How about crib sheets?

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One Norwegian Fjord,  4 British Shorthair cats, One darling husband............and getting ready to start a new life in N.C. mountains (summer 2014 when youngest graduates from high school).

 

..............and (drum roll)...........one brand new Papillon puppy who joined us in November!!

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A portable DVD player with Blue ray and a copy of the Jersey Shore in 3D HD. Snooky goes to PA.


Edited by al6517 - 10/9/11 at 2:53pm
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post #9 of 25
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I know there is a store around here that sales items made by them. I might check it out. My husband was thinking about buying some food items for them also since they don't have much. Do you guys think they could use the organic baby blankets?

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post #10 of 25

Cloth diapers would probably be greatly appreciated.  Cloth is valuable and diapers are something you can never have too many of!

I also saw the most amazing hand cranked baby food maker on ebay,  or a grinder of the sort that you can get from emergency essentials would probably really help her make baby food and be acceptable.

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