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French customs for new born babies

Posted by John E - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by Dave Evans-439024 - 3 years ago

When our grandson was born a friend gave him a Sophie the Giraffe toy. Apparently, talking to other French friends, it is the done thing! So when our neighbours children had children we did the same and they were very welcome. Bought in Leclercs.

http://www.sophielagirafe.co.uk/original-sophie-la-girafe-2-c.asp

Dave

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Posted by english eccentric - 3 years ago

The parents will normally send out what is called a "faire-part" which is basically just the same as a birth-announcement card in Uk. You have done exactly the right thing and delighted your neighbours by popping round with a gift.

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Posted by bretonne - 3 years ago

When our neighbours recently had a baby we just put a "welcome to the baby" card in their letterbox.  A short time later we were invited for an apero and we took a small gift for the baby.  They were delighted with the gift and said that they were so happy to have received the card. 

I don't know of any particular customs - just a friendly gesture is fine.