Between feedings, changing diapers, and getting used to their happy but sleepless life, new moms need special attention when it comes to gift-giving. Read on for a list of no-fail gifts for new moms that are guaranteed to make her happy.
Breastfeeding succeeds when those around a new mom gives her the support she needs. Feeling comfortable also helps. On this note a nursing pillow can make a great gift. It positions the baby properly and supports a mom’s back, arms, and elbows. Some designs can also double as a back support for the baby while she learns to sit up. Late-night feedings will be easier on Mom and more soothing for the baby if they can be done on a rocking chair. If the price tag is too steep, ask others to pool money and give it as a group gift.
There isn’t a lot mummy can do during those late night feedings. Reading a book requires lights and lights translate to waking the baby. Give the new mom the gift of distraction, with a Nook Colour. It is lightweight, easy to hold with one hand, and is backlit for nighttime’s reading.
Celebrate motherhood with a pretty custom mommy necklace. You can find silver ones that are budget-friendly, stylish, and unique. The stress of giving birth or taking care of a newborn isn’t easy to handle. Give the tired and stressed mom gift of relaxation—a massage, facial, or a full day of pampering at a local spa.
Finding clothes that flatter your post-baby body is difficult enough without having to drag your newborn with you through the mall. Buy a flattering and comfy top that will be trendy enough to wear on a night out, but still flexible enough for breastfeeding.
Post-baby skin is quite different from normal skin. Help mama scrub down and feel gorgeous by gifting her some delicious body scrub. Just because she’s a mom, she doesn’t have to be frumpy. Make her feel cool with a trendy, budget- and post-baby body friendly sweatshirt. You can also buy stoles for ladies. They are comfortably warm and easier to manage while breastfeeding.
Becoming a mother doesn’t mean she’s done with her sense of style. A chic diaper bag that looks sleek and sophisticated and is filled with diapers, wipes, lotions, and other baby supplies is a practical — and fashionable — gift.
When choosing a bag, stay away from pastel colours. You can’t go wrong with basic black. Go for something stylish rather than cartoon characters and ribbons.
When the beds are still unmade at the end of the day and the baby’s having a good cry, the last thing a new mom will want to do is cook. So give new parents a gift certificate from waiters-on-wheels service or a local catering company. Along with it you can throw in a gift subscription to a DVD-delivery service. Keep Mom and Dad entertained with the latest releases as they won’t be heading out to the movies anytime soon.