Q: So, a recent crop of "second children" are about to arrive among our group of friends and I am wondering about appropriate gifts. Should I aim for a gift that is personalized for the new bambino? Should I try for something practical like a savings bond? What about if the gender of the new bambino is the same as the fist? What if it is not? Would the new parents like something gender-specific or would it be better to gift them something they are sure to use, like a gift card? I guess I am assuming that parents save their newborn necessities from one child to the next. Is this true?
Sent by GretchenEditor: Readers, let's hear it - what gifts did you most appreciate when you had your second?
As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.
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