There’s really nothing softer than cashmere to put next to your baby’s skin. It might be pricey, but in terms of cuddle value, it’s worth every penny. One cashmere piece, whether it’s a first hat, a shawl or a pair of booties, is worth five of anything else, simply because you’ll love it so much you won’t be able to resist dressing your baby in it, day in, day out. These little woolly wonders (even the ones you’ve mangled in the wash) are the sort of treasures you’ll find yourself cooing over in years to come – a touchy-feely reminder of the precious early years. And if you’ve maxed out on baby’s arrival, there’s always a relative or a girlfriend who wants to go the extra mile for the perfect gift. So why not let them?