If you’re in any doubt about what to get the new mum in your life as a gift, ask! During the first few days and weeks of bringing the baby home, she’ll realise that she needs all kinds of stuff that neither of you thought of – so find out what would help and get shopping!
If your friend or family member is soon to become a mom for the first time, you’ll no doubt be almost as excited as she is! You’ll also understand that having your first baby can be a little daunting, not least because of worries about how painful the giving birth part is going to be! You can support your girlfriend as she takes her first steps into parenting by making sure that she has everything she needs before baby arrives. Here’s what to include…
- Breast pads
Whether she decides to breastfeed or not, your friend’s milk will come in within a day or so of baby being born. No one wants to end up with embarrassing wet spots on their top when the inevitable leakage occurs, so get her a few packs of breast pads. This is a very practical gift, but there is no doubt that it will come in handy!
It might seem like an obvious one, but first time mums often underestimate just how many diapers their little bundle of joy is going to need. You can still pick up those cute baby gifts for newborn babies – but a little practical help that will save her some cash is always going to be welcome!
- Baby bath and accessories
This makes a lovely contribution to the life of a new mom and her baby. You can make up your own personalised collection by buying a baby bath and filling it with lots of cute and useful items like cotton wool, cream to prevent diaper rash, baby soap and so on. You could even add some oral care items to give baby the best possible start.
A new mom can’t have enough blankets to make sure her precious bundle is wrapped up nice and snug. Get blankets that are super soft for baby’s delicate skin, or go for the more modern alternative: a baby sleeping bag. These little beauties are great because you can zip the little one in to be super cosy – and they can’t kick it off and wake up crying with the cold – a godsend for the exhausted new parents!
This is a great gift for the new mother who has just returned home from hospital. Giving birth is like running five marathons, and then some – so she’s likely to be pretty darn hungry after all that effort! The problem is, though, that she will be too exhausted to go out and get groceries or to attempt to cook anything – so spend some time cooking up some comforting, nourishing dishes that will help to get her strength back. Try meals like tasty casseroles that can be frozen and easily warmed up.