5 Things to Get a New Mom

When it comes to babies, there are so many gifts you can get a new parent, it can be hard to decide what they need or what they actually want. Since there are so many options you may start to feel overwhelmed when trying to figure out what would make the perfect gift. But, don’t worry, we are here for you. We have a few ideas that will suit any mom out there. So, let’s get to it.

Sustainable baby products

Babies are messy, create a lot of waste, and have a carbon footprint from the day they leave the womb, so it is a good idea to help new moms stay one step ahead of that, and try and create less waste if possible. You could go for glass bottles, bamboo swaddle blankets, or other eco-friendly baby products. You can feel good giving this gift. Plus, Mom, and Mother Earth, will thank you.

Treat yo’self basket

Alright, it is safe to say that a new mom doesn’t have much time to shop, let alone shop for herself, so why not do the hard work for her? It’s as easy as grabbing a basket and filling it with some of her favorite items. Hydrating face masks, new slippers, a hair mask, a new robe, a gift card to her favorite spa, some candy, a bottle (or two) of wine, and most importantly an encouraging message to remind her how awesome she is doing. The more thoughtful the basket contents, the more wowed she will be. Now, remember, even though buying gifts is something special, they don’t always have to break the bank. Feel free to get her some affordable items. After all, it is the thought that counts, and this is a thought she will love.

A baby covering

Whether the new mom is breastfeeding or not, having a cover to protect the baby and keep them close to them while feeding, is a great gift to give. Plus, some covers can double as car seat shields as well. This will keep out the harsh sun rays, the cold breezes, and any unwanted handlers. Though this gift cost a decent amount of money, giving the gift of privacy is priceless.

A hot meal

One of the best gifts you can give is the gift of food. Taking care of a meal whether it be cooking it for them, or ordering in for them, can make a huge impact on a new mom. They are already worried about feeding the baby, they sometimes forget to feed themselves. That is where you come in. Ask them their food preferences—they might have a specific craving for their favorite stuffed peppers—and set a date to drop off their meal. If you want, let them know you will just leave it on the porch, that way they don’t even have to miss out on a precious moment with the baby. If you aren’t in the same town as them, but want to be sure they get a hot meal, you can do a meal delivery service that can deliver straight to their door. Or you can of course get them a gift card for takeout from their favorite local joint. 

A night out

Once the new mom is comfortable leaving her new bundle of joy, offer to take care of them for an evening. Now, mom doesn’t even have to go out. You can come over and watch the baby while she does some stuff around the house, takes a long hot shower, or reads a book uninterrupted. Sometimes all a new mom needs is a moment of peace and quiet to really refresh and rejuvenate herself, and you can help her with that.

As you can see, finding a thoughtful gift for a new mom doens’t have to be stressful. Whatever it is you choose, we hope she loves it.

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My name is Anne and I am a local mommy blogger ... Momee Friends is all about Long Island and all things local with the focus on family

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