There are no doubt lots of parents who, maybe years later when clearing out the attic, come across a small, tatty envelope or bag and find it contains the original hospital bracelet from the birth of their son or daughter. Somewhere else will probably be some hair from the first haircut and the first shoe. That’s when it suddenly seems that it would have been a good idea to have sorted out a better system in the first place.
When you are in the throes of looking after a new baby, it seems impossible that you could ever forget how small those little arms or legs are, and the idea of finding the time to sort out somewhere to store things for the future can be laughable.
This is where friends may be able to help out – instead of the usual gift of clothes or toiletries for the new baby, branching out to a different sort of idea like a container the new parents can keep small items in could become a much treasured gift.
It is so much easier for a mum or dad to pop the bracelet or other small thing they want to keep into a box that has been provided specially for them, rather than having to remember to find a container, taking the risk that in the meantime, the item may be lost.