Shopping for baby clothes and toys

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I became am Aunt on Saturday and will be visiting the UK in the next 10 days to meet my new little niece !

 

Can anyone recommend a good shop in the Frankfurt area for baby clothes, toys etc. as I want to buy a nice pressie (something a bit special) and do not know where to look!

 

Thanks

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congratulations :)

 

There is a specialist baby shop in the side street next to Karstadt on the Zeil .. the side street where the taxis park ... there is also a big Vedes toy shop behind the MacDonalds next to the same Karstadt .

 

the toy dept. in Kaufhof on the Hauptwache is pretty big

 

regards // Ian

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If you want something exclusively German, there is a company called Ostheimer who make these wonderful wooden animals. Totally safe for kids to eat and in soothing pastel colours. A bit pricey though. They are about 12 Euro a piece. I bought some when mine were little and they still play with them now. They can be found in most decent toyshops. Check here for the range Ostheimer toys. Most Germans usually start with the sheep because they seem easy to hold, they also do nice wooden teething toys too. Don't know too much about clothes though Hennes have a nice range of cute little baby stuff. Also those schlafsack sleeping bags kids wear in bed have always gone down well when I bought those as gifts. Hope this helps

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I don't know if you have a C&A in Frankfurt but I usually go there to be sure of finding baby clothes which aren't in the shops in England. German baby clothes are marked according to body length, if you don't know the length of the baby the safest size to go for is 56 for a newborn, this usually lasts 2 - 3 months. If you are thinking of getting something for the winter go for 62 unless it is a particularly large baby in which case 68 may be better.

My standard present for an English baby is a pair of rattling bootees. I've never seen them in English shops and they are really great when the baby starts lifting his or her feet into the air to play with them. I used to put them on my daughter so I could hear her waking up before she started to scream. I did the the same with my son but he had a habit of waking up suddenly so it didn't work so often.

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Thanks everyone !

 

I am going into town to get something on Saturday as I have now got my flight booked for Sunday !

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