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If you are considering giving baby jewelry as a gift, think about how it will look on the baby as well as how it can be used in the future. Babies grow so fast, so most jewelry will only fit for a short period of time. After she outgrows it, you don't want it to end-up in a box somewhere, never to be seen again.
Charm necklaces have the most longevity. Once the baby outgrows the chain, the charm can be transferred to a larger chain that fits. A baby ring is usually engraved with the baby's initials, so it is a more sentimental gift. Some moms will wear the ring as a necklace once baby has outgrown it. Include an adult chain with the gift so mom will get the hint. Bracelets are adorable, but probably the most impractical option. When selecting a bracelet, make sure it is extra-special so that it might become a keepsake to be passed on to a future generation.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|