There are probably millions of different ways to announce a newborn to the world. In The Netherlands, one traditional way is for the parents to treat the people they know to ‘beschuit met muisjes’. Beschuit is a typical Dutch product, that roughly translates into ‘rusk’. It’s a toasted bread type, usually served in round shapes. The ‘muisjes’, or mice, are sprinkles made from anis seeds covered in a sugar coating. Generally, half of the sprinkles are white, and the other half are coloured. Blue for a boy, pink for a girl. Although, I think I remember that in the old days, there were only white and pink ones.
So, of course, to celebrate the birth of our son, we have this treat available in the house for visitors and neighbours. But now I’m curious: what is the traditional newborn announcement treat in your culture?