Most new mums and dads are proud to show off their new arrival, but they still can find it difficult and disruptive to keep inviting people to their home at the same time as they are developing their new routine with the baby.
A novel idea for a gift, is to provide the venue – suggest to them that you invite them and other friends to your home, so that you can provide refreshments and somewhere comfortable for them to chat to friends and for everyone to meet the new member of the family. Your mutual friends will be pleased to have an opportunity to meet the new baby and give their new baby gifts, knowing that they are not disturbing the new family.
It might be a good idea to suggest that people come for a time between say, 12 noon and 3pm. You could provide some easy snacks and drinks, and friends could drop in as and when they can.
Set aside a private place for feeding or changing the baby, or for mum and dad to spend some time quietly with the baby if they think it is needed.
This will give the new parents a lovely easy way of keeping in touch with their friends without having to disturb their home and routine, which probably feel a bit fragile at this time. Your gift of friendship will be long remembered.