They are two of the most useful things ever. ..particularly for the first 6 months of your baby’s life. Call me boring but I like to give people practical presents when a friend has a new baby, so here I am telling you about a dog cushion and a hat. I have no idea where the concept of using a dog cushion for a baby came from, but it is one I am thankful for.
Here is what you do:
- Buy a dog cushion.
- Recover it – two layers might be needed to disguise the bold prints.
- Put your baby on it to play or when you’re cooking, gardening, sewing, at church, at the park, exercising, in the shower etc…and you can use it as a feeding cushion and back rest.
But isn’t it just a pillow? yes I suppose so (!) but it’s larger, squidgy-er and easier to squash into small spaces.
Now for the hat. My cousin taught me how to knit this sweet Maltese hat with ear flaps and a button. Useful mostly because it’s the only one I could get to stay on his head, and it’s super warm.
Voila! Enjoy your boring, but useful present. I have a brand new nephew today, so just in time. Hooray!