So you've got a friend or family member who just had a baby and you want to do something nice for them - but you're not sure what. Often times they already have everything they need for baby (diapers, swaddles, and blankets galore!) BUT! There are items for mom that can help make life easier and/or more enjoyable in those first few weeks and months. After all, they’ve just gone through a major life event. They’re sleep deprived, they may be physically recovering for several weeks, and there’s just a lot going on. Simply acknowledging that can go a long way! If you also want to send a gift or two over to spoil her - we have a feeling you’ll go straight to the top of her favorites list.
Below we’ve rounded up some (non-sponsored) suggestions on gifts that you can send to new mamas after they give birth. Let us know below if you have anything to add!
1. BRING HER FOOD.
Now I am sure you have heard of this one. Now that her life has changed and she is no longer sleeping, it can sometimes be hard to make time to eat. Don’t call her and ask what you can bring her, be thinking of this point before she even delivers the baby and try and take note of things she likes. This can be as simple as stocking her pantry with easy one-handed snacks like granola bars, or bringing some frozen meals for her to easily warm up as she is pumping, breastfeeding, bathing the baby, changing the baby, walking in circles to soothe the little one.. you get it, she’s busy. Don’t overthink it, in the end she’s just going to remember you were thoughtful, not what food you actually brought.