If you know someone who is about to have a baby, congratulations! Babies are such an exciting part of life and really do bring happiness into the world. If you’re not yet familiar with all that comes along with having children it can be rather daunting and stressful. So why not give the new mom in your life some good advice and help her out?
Here are some great gifts that will help the new mom in your life get through some of the initial struggles.
If the new mom you’re shopping for is like most, she’s probably exhausted. A good way to help her get some much-needed rest is with a sleepsack. These wearable blankets keep the baby warm without the need for extra bedding, which can be a safety hazard.
A baby’s sleep routine is very different from an adult’s. A baby can sleep for four to six hours at a time, wake up to eat, and then go right back to sleeping. They usually don’t have a consistent bedtime or wake up time, so they need naps throughout the day.
Practice makes perfect when it comes to putting a sleepsack on a baby. Most of them are zippered, so they go on like pajamas. Once the baby is in it, they can’t kick off their covers or possibly get loose and strangle themselves with loose bedding.
This gift will ensure that the new mom gets some much-needed sleep when her baby does!
Typically, pacifiers don’t last very long with a baby. They end up MIA or lost in the jungle of a crib. But there’s a way to ensure that you can keep a pacifier around for a longer period of time: purchase durable ones. Pacifiers made from silicone are less likely to break or become damaged, so the new mom can rest assured that her little one will have a pacifier to soothe them when they need it.
Crib, Changing Table, Car Seat
One of the best gifts you can give a new mom is something that will make her life a little easier. And what could be more useful than a crib, changing table, or car seat? These items will help the new mom keep her baby safe and comfortable while she’s taking care of them.
If you’re willing to splurge on this new mom, or have a group of people that want to contribute to a big gift, these are the best ways to go. Ask the mother if she has a preference of brand, style, color, etc…
Diapers and Wipes
All babies need diapers, and they go through them fast! New moms will appreciate having a stockpile of diapers and wipes on hand. This way, they’ll never have to worry about being caught without them when they need them the most.
Love and Support
The best gift of all for a new mom is your love and support. She’ll appreciate any words of encouragement or help you can offer as she adjusts to her new role. Thank her for all she’s doing, and let her know that you’re there for her whenever she needs it.
Being a mother is hard, so any service you could offer like helping with dishes, moping, laundry, would be incredibly helpful.
More Gift Ideas
Nursing bras (good for before and after)
Nipple cream (can get small tube in 3-pack at Walmart)
Lanolin nipple cream
Stretch mark cream